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2019-08-22 Europe
Germany spends almost three quarters of a billion euros on US military bases
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Posted by trailing wife 2019-08-22 00:33|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [309 views ]  Top

#1 All of which should have been closed when the Wall came down. Mission accomplished. Everything else is a very expensive and dangerous entangling foreign alliance.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-08-22 09:49||   2019-08-22 09:49|| Front Page Top

#2 270 million doesn't sound like alot over 7 years too me.Especially since we are pretty much covering your ass as you let your own military go to shit.
Posted by chris 2019-08-22 09:56||   2019-08-22 09:56|| Front Page Top

#3 Pretty good return on investment considering the thousands of German nationals working on US bases, leases, landing fees, money spent by GI's on the economy. No telling what else.

Next time you want to get one over on a German, Austrian, or a Swiss, ring me up. I'd like to closely observe.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-08-22 10:07||   2019-08-22 10:07|| Front Page Top

#4 When they had the draw down for desert storm the locals started sweating bullets because the locals were losing customers and they feared base closures.
Posted by Flesing Wittlesbach3140 2019-08-22 10:17||   2019-08-22 10:17|| Front Page Top

#5 If a German complains about America, or American troops in Germany, simply say "а ты говоришь по русски?" (Do you speak Russian?)

Of course if I ever heard about a Frenchman or Englishman say anything bad about America, I would simply say "Sprichst du Deutch?" (Do you speak German?)
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2019-08-22 11:58||   2019-08-22 11:58|| Front Page Top

#6 The sum accounts for costs such as benefits for former workers and operating costs associated with maintaining buildings and other properties.

My BS detector is pinging.
Are the benefits for former workers simply government benefits that would be paid no matter where the workers were employed?
Are the building operating costs for maintaining leased buildings?
Posted by SteveS 2019-08-22 12:48||   2019-08-22 12:48|| Front Page Top

#7 Procopius2k, I have wondered what the relationship with Russia would have been like if we'd don't exactly that instead of expanding NATO right up to their border and inflaming the Russian paranoia.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-08-22 21:22||   2019-08-22 21:22|| Front Page Top

#8 We're responsible for Russian paranoia? It's congenital and convenient as an excuse for them: "We're crazeeee don't you know?". My response is "we put down rabid dogs and fence in others. Choose your future habitat"
Posted by Frank G 2019-08-22 21:33||   2019-08-22 21:33|| Front Page Top

#9 Japan pays about $2 billion/year. South Korea pays $1 billion/year and the bases are rent free. Each take in more than that from operations cost and the salary spent by the GIs.
Posted by Wharong Splat5641 2019-08-22 21:59||   2019-08-22 21:59|| Front Page Top

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