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John Bolton: If Trump Is Elected For A Second Term, The United States May Withdraw From NATO

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A resounding statement was made by the former adviser to the President of the United States John Bolton, whom journalists often called the "hawk".


According to Bolton, the situation boils down to the fact that if Donald Trump is elected president for a second term, then the United States "can withdraw from NATO." Such consequences were outlined by the ex-Trump adviser, adding that the "political restrictions" for his former boss "will largely subside."

It is noteworthy that Bolton expressed these words in an interview with the Russian TV channel "Rain".

Bolton noted that the US withdrawal from NATO (and for now only Bolton himself speaks about this hypothetical withdrawal) "will be a big mistake both for the United States and for the entire Western world."

The former national security adviser added that the US withdrawal from the North Atlantic Alliance will lead to its collapse, as well as to the fact that "the world will become more chaotic than it is now."

Let us remind you that earlier in the European countries they spoke in favor of the need to create their own military alliance - an analogue of NATO. This idea was put forward, in particular, by French President Emmanuel Macron. The same was said in Berlin. And if the EU pays attention to Bolton's statement, then the idea of ​​a European analogue of NATO can again be expressed - in a more outlined form.
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  1. Ka-52
    Ka-52 27 October 2020 06: 45
    +5
    If Trump is elected for a second term, the US may withdraw from NATO

    Trump is OUR! laughing Let's destroy the imperialist filth from the inside!
    1. Livonetc
      Livonetc 27 October 2020 06: 57
      26
      Trump is a merchant.
      He will never leave any market.
      Even more so from such a lucrative market as NATO.
      The new industrialization of the US economy, proclaimed by Trump, requires sales markets.
      And the military-industrial complex itself is jobs, the development of new technologies and long-term contracts.

      NATO countries are a herd of US dairy cows.
      1. Ka-52
        Ka-52 27 October 2020 07: 09
        +3
        Trump is a merchant.

        Trump drug dealer laughing he sells illusions: "We are the coolest! Our weapons are the coolest! We are the most democratic and free! Be with us, buy our weapons and you will be cool and free too!"
        1. Livonetc
          Livonetc 27 October 2020 07: 48
          +4
          It's called an illusionist or a cheater
          Trump is still a real businessman.
          But the international corruptionist and drug addict's daddy is Joe Biden.
          And he has a lot of chances to become the next leader of the American gang.
          1. Ka-52
            Ka-52 27 October 2020 08: 26
            +2
            illusionist or crook
            Trump is still a real businessman.

            they are often the same thing. For example, a businessman is a person who sells something (a service or a product). But the editors of the media sell you the illusion of truth (maybe this is just an interpretation of information), the sausage manufacturer sells you the illusion of taste (it’s not the meat itself that gives it taste for a long time, but substitutes), the car seller sells you the illusion of reliability and self-identification ... and so on. ... Our entire business is an offering of illusions and hidden fraud.
            1. Temples
              Temples 27 October 2020 10: 34
              0
              Russian TV channel "Rain".


              The word "Russian" is suitable for such figures.
              Those who cannot be called Russian do not turn around.

              This channel cannot be called Russian, because they rain shit all over Russian. Making shit is their passion.
              Like "Echo-Moskvy", posners and other haters of the Russian world, these figures can only be called "Russian". By registration.
              1. Sergej1972
                Sergej1972 27 October 2020 13: 51
                0
                Well, Posner, with some reservations on most issues, supports the foreign and partly domestic policy of the Russian Federation. Otherwise I wouldn’t have run the program on Channel One.
        2. faiver
          faiver 27 October 2020 08: 16
          +2
          this is not Trump, but the whole country is like that, remind me, when did someone say otherwise?
          1. Alexander Suvorov_2
            Alexander Suvorov_2 27 October 2020 10: 00
            0
            It is run by Caudle (corporations), and Trump or Biden does not matter: they only voice the wishes of business circles, and their foreign policy is clear and planned for decades.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 27 October 2020 08: 13
        +2
        Quote: Livonetc
        Trump is a merchant.
        He will never leave any market.

        If the US leaves NATO, the dollar will cease to be the dominant currency with the ensuing economic consequences.
        1. Egoza
          Egoza 27 October 2020 08: 36
          +1
          Quote: tihonmarine
          If the US leaves NATO

          Then NATO will fall apart. Now the United States is pushing all the members, and without the United States, everyone will pull the blanket over themselves. Why, for example, Germany, zealously patronize the Balts? The Germans already have enough problems. And pulling everyone on their backs is clearly annoying
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 27 October 2020 08: 49
            0
            Quote: Egoza
            Why, for example, Germany, zealously patronize the Balts?

            They have always considered the Balts, Estonia and Latvia to be their territory, especially Latvia, and even now there are many descendants of Eastsee Germans in Germany. Yes, both Latvians and Estonians have always considered the Germans as their masters and in time were drawn to them. And now many Estonians take German or Swedish surnames and give their children the same names.
          2. Alexander Suvorov_2
            Alexander Suvorov_2 27 October 2020 10: 05
            +2
            A statement to intimidate the countries included in the NATO axis, a message to help Biden with what they can))))
      3. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 27 October 2020 08: 22
        0
        This is not just a market, this is a bunch of colonies which are constantly imposed on any illiquid asset such as Fu 35 and green paper at the same time, no one will let them in.
      4. keeper03
        keeper03 27 October 2020 08: 41
        +1
        Rather it will rain on the moon than the US will leave NATO !!! wassat fool
      5. venik
        venik 27 October 2020 09: 40
        0
        Quote: Livonetc
        NATO countries are a herd of US dairy cows.

        =========
        good Strongly said! But, this is with economic points of view. And with military-political is a herd rams, which you can drive (in front of you!) directly into the "minefield" (in Afghanistan, Iraq and other zones of "vital interests" of the Yankees, and drive, for their own score!
        Summary: Trump will not leave NATO! Under no sauce! drinks
      6. ZEMCH
        ZEMCH 27 October 2020 11: 35
        0
        Quote: Livonetc
        NATO countries are a herd of US dairy cows.

        I agree with you! The military-industrial complex lobby will not allow NATO to collapse, "you need such a cow yourself" wink
      7. vVvAD
        vVvAD 27 October 2020 14: 15
        0
        Quote: Livonetc
        He will never leave any market.

        Of course it will not go away - but NATO's value in this regard NOW is small. There are already built supply chains, a training system for customer personnel, BP for NATO standards, software, etc. etc. - this will not go anywhere, since to give up on this is to initiate gigantic expenditures on the rearmament of the army. Therefore, he will continue to sell weapons and keep his own standards on the needle within the framework of the military-technical cooperation both in a bilateral format, as Russia is doing, and using other sites, traditional American blackmail and now sanctions to persuade customers to buy.
        But the US contribution to the NATO budget, I remember, is 80%. And, as a trader, he would prefer to get rid of non-core and even toxic assets in the form of NATO, with the expenses he considers unnecessary due to his own understanding of the US national interests.
    2. Pravodel
      Pravodel 27 October 2020 08: 11
      +1
      If Trump is elected for a second term, the US may withdraw from NATO

      Whether it is necessary to shout Hurray when the US withdraws from NATO is a big question.
      The US withdrawal from NATO is a double-edged sword: on the one hand, obviously, the serious threat to Russia from the United States is disappearing, but, on the other hand, the formation of a united European army - European NATO based on the army of Germany, France, Poland, will begin at an accelerated pace and so on, and this army will be stationed just on the border with Russia: in the Baltic States, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Denmark, etc. Finland will also catch up there, which will immediately remember about Karelia, the Karelian Isthmus, Vyborg, etc. Where this will lead Russia has gone through more than once. It is enough to look back in history to remember 2, the 1812st and 1nd world wars, the war with Poland in the 2s, the Finnish war of 20-39.
      Therefore, you need to seriously think about what is better for Russia - the greater evil: the United States in Europe and NATO, neutralizing the imperial potential of Germany and France, or the armed forces of Europe on the border with Russia: near Kaliningrad, Murmansk, St. Petersburg, Rostov. If Belaya Rus is captured through the Maidan, then the Gay European army will be just near Smolensk.
      1. Sergey_G_M
        Sergey_G_M 27 October 2020 08: 35
        +1
        Finnish war 39-40
        is this what to do with?
        The United States will not leave NATO, and if it does, it will be a complete arctic fox.
        European NATO - what about Turkey?
        European NATO with US bases - the same interesting sandwich will turn out.
        1. Pravodel
          Pravodel 27 October 2020 09: 27
          +1
          Finnish war 39-40

          If Stalin had not returned the USSR, Russia, Karelia, the Karelian Peninsula, Vyborg in 39-40, then where would the dates be in 41? To the delight of Hitler just near Leningrad: from the old border with Finland along the river. Sister in the area of ​​Beloostrov to Leningrad only 25-30 km. And so, pushing the border in 39-40, almost 100-120 km, gained time in 41, Stalin, after all, was a strategist and looked ahead, he understood what the Finns were under Leningrad ...
          1. Sergey_G_M
            Sergey_G_M 27 October 2020 09: 29
            0
            This is understandable, it is not clear why you mentioned this fact in your previous post.
            1. Pravodel
              Pravodel 27 October 2020 09: 37
              0
              So I mentioned Finland as a country that is located on the borders of Russia, and on occasion, will immediately take the chance to take away a piece of land from Russia, yes, and more than one. Now Finland is not a member of NATO, but when creating a gay-European army it will definitely not stand aside, but join Germany, Poland, France. That's when he will remember about the border in Beloostrov, to which, for sure, he will want to get ... Or maybe he will think about St. Petersburg, because it is very close, almost next to the old border, only some 25-30 km - 15 -20 minutes by car.
              1. Sergey_G_M
                Sergey_G_M 27 October 2020 09: 43
                0
                Well, yes, they will just start fighting)) The Europeans are not loose for this.
                And why not a war between Germany and Poland, Poland and Ukraine or the Balkan graters, half of Europeans have territorial claims to each other.
      2. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 27 October 2020 13: 54
        0
        In any case, Great Britain will not enter the united European army. And the French will not include their nuclear forces in it, as well as their troops in the overseas regions and Africa. Rather. will include their own contingent, 20-30 percent of the total number of the French armed forces.
    3. deniso
      deniso 27 October 2020 08: 11
      +1
      Everything falls into place if you read his surname correctly in Russian: not Bolton, but "Chatterbox".
      In short, he is a talker, not to mention the rare vileness of this personality.
    4. vkl.47
      vkl.47 27 October 2020 08: 22
      0
      Turn on a song for Bolton ... a dreamer ... you called me ... they will come out of NATO ... oh, those fairy tales ... oh, those storytellers
    5. iouris
      iouris 27 October 2020 10: 17
      0
      "At the pike's command, at my will, elect Trump for a second term!" (Russian political tale). Biden will be president: he has nowhere to go ...
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 27 October 2020 13: 56
        +1
        Sorry for the Americans. Biden's grandfather is no longer quite adequate. And the black lady walking with him in a pair does not particularly shine with mind.
    6. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 27 October 2020 11: 48
      0
      Quote: Ka-52
      Trump is OUR! laughing Let's destroy the imperialist filth from the inside!

      While another "our guy" - Biden, is engaged in the collapse of the imperialist scum from the inside, swinging the state through the black ... these "Afro Americans" and the idiots who have joined them. And quite successfully.
      Good luck to you Biden! Say hello to Trump, let him break down what has survived so far.
      And most importantly, both don't give up, whoever is declared the winner. Butt until the next election for all four years. And then all the states will be up to their ears in this ... brown color, with a characteristic smell ... forgot the name ... chocolate or something (?) ..
  2. NDR-791
    NDR-791 27 October 2020 06: 46
    +2
    Everything ... I followed in the footsteps of Biden Sr. ... Maybe it's contagious? wassat
    1. VORON538
      VORON538 27 October 2020 06: 51
      +3
      He's just a chatterbox.
    2. The popuas
      The popuas 27 October 2020 06: 52
      +3
      I read an article the other day ... in the United States they say that if Biden wins the elections, then taxes for the rich will increase ... Something serious is planned in the states recourse
      1. Deniska999
        Deniska999 27 October 2020 07: 19
        -1
        The United States already had high taxes on the rich in the last century. Everything goes in a circle. But we will have eternal 13% for everyone)
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 27 October 2020 08: 27
        +1
        Quote: Popuas
        in the US, they say that if Biden wins the election, taxes for the rich will be raised.

        In old Britain they said "A ruler who encroached on banks and the rich is either paranoid or suicidal." For Biden, both are suitable.
      3. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 27 October 2020 13: 59
        0
        This has been a tradition for the Democratic Party, at least in recent decades. After all, ordinary Americans vote for it not because of foreign policy, but because of promises in the field of social policy.
    3. Sergey_G_M
      Sergey_G_M 27 October 2020 06: 57
      +1
      Yes, there is such a squabble that everyone managed to bite and reinfect each other. I like it - it becomes more and more interesting, it is worth stocking up on popcorn at the end of the elections wink
  3. Ded_Mazay
    Ded_Mazay 27 October 2020 06: 47
    +3
    What is it that would be "bees" and against "honey"? I do not believe! laughing
  4. Asad
    Asad 27 October 2020 06: 51
    +2
    A few days before the elections, we must generally abstract ourselves from all the nonsense that the candidates and their sixes carry!
    1. Sergey_G_M
      Sergey_G_M 27 October 2020 06: 55
      0
      Why abstract, just treat it like a show. In my opinion, every next US elections are getting more and more fun! wink
    2. zadorin1974
      zadorin1974 27 October 2020 07: 39
      0
      Dobrogo Nikolai. Do not abstract, but carefully sort the promises of both candidates. On account of the civil war after the elections, this is complete nonsense. Well, they will gather, fight, burn a couple of cars and smash a couple of shops, and that's all !!! (this even plays into the hands of local officials - they steal not much less there). Yes, in principle, this is still happening across the states. But the elected president will begin at a fast pace to deploy the main programs according to promises (we will wave a sword, and then either a check or a donkey). Trump, note, his past promises to a large extent fulfills: the return of factories to the US, provision of orders for the defense industry, bending over to the EU, payment of US military expenses by NATO countries. Exit from many agreements that do not give advantages to mattresses. So that the wildest promises are the chosen gang (president and Co.) will unwind first.
  5. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 27 October 2020 06: 53
    +1
    Creepy catching up.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 27 October 2020 06: 56
      +3
      I think for the Europeans. Where are you without Nata?
      1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 27 October 2020 07: 55
        -1
        Quote: NDR-791
        I think for the Europeans. Where are you without Nata?

        But somewhere Georgians and Khokhel became sad. They became alarmed - what if the truth? What about without 'big daddy'? ?
    2. voronin
      voronin 27 October 2020 08: 06
      11
      Quote: Pessimist22
      Creepy catching up.

      Yes vigilance lulls yes Confidentially told, and even "Rain" ... laughing
  6. askort154
    askort154 27 October 2020 06: 56
    0
    John Bolton: If Trump is elected for a second term, the US may withdraw from NATO


    Thanks for the tip! I will "root" for Trump! belay
    1. askort154
      askort154 27 October 2020 11: 41
      +2
      In response to: askort154 Thanks for the tip! I will "root" for Trump!

      Got it, with humor, or sarcasm in VO, sometimes it doesn't work!
      It's a pity ! In Soviet times, it was easy, especially with the "stopar": in the kitchen, in the garage, or hunting fishing. Eh! It was a time! Now we are stupidly sitting alone in the "internet" and blowing snot-bubbles. As they say, each generation has its own. Therefore, all revolutions-coups - the powers that be, do on the student body, this is their foundation for the embodiment of their pragmatic goals. Progress on the face. In the 19th century - 3 revolutions. In the 20th and 21st centuries, there are no more numbers. They only differ
      in the color of the name and point of location on Earth. And Marx-Engels-Lenin - replaced the "printing press" of the United States. To all hi !
  7. Ka-52
    Ka-52 27 October 2020 07: 04
    +3
    the world will become more chaotic than it is now. "

    then the Americans gave it order by muddying several civil wars in the Middle East in this century alone
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty 27 October 2020 07: 18
    0
    Another horror story of another senile! Why didn't he grunt that Russia would be to blame for this? ?? How without spitting in our direction? ??
  9. Olddetractor
    Olddetractor 27 October 2020 07: 26
    0
    A resounding statement was made by the former adviser to the President of the United States John Bolton, whom journalists often called the "hawk"

    In the photograph, he is not a "hawk" at all, but a deathly tired, pale-faced old man with a hairy pubis under his nose. Probably lives on drugs, farmakiborg is elderly. Bolton clearly left him, only a chatterbox remained. But there is a lot of shit in that chatterbox ...
  10. aszzz888
    aszzz888 27 October 2020 07: 29
    0
    Bolton noted that the US withdrawal from NATO (for now, only Bolton himself speaks about this hypothetical withdrawal)
    Bolton is not the whole foreign policy of the Merikatos.
  11. askort154
    askort154 27 October 2020 07: 33
    +2
    If Trump is elected for a second term, the US could withdraw from NATO.

    Well, actually, Trump in the first year of his term stated that all NATO countries
    are required to pay 2% of GDP, according to the charter. And in the EU, out of 28 countries, only 7 are donors (England has withdrawn), and the rest are all on the "needle" of Brussels.
    Even Germany does not pay 2%. She paid 1.6, but after Trump hit Merkel, she increased the contribution to 1,8%. Literally, the other day, Trump raised this topic again. He said that it is unacceptable that the United States spends on the maintenance of NATO
    DL 440 billion, ensuring their safety at their own expense. So, if he is re-elected, he will continue his line - either pay for your security, or leave NATO. His predecessors dragged the entire "Warsaw Pact" into NATO, and they are all "nothing" sitting on EU subsidies. So Bolton knows what he's talking about. Although it cannot be ruled out that with this statement, he "pours water on the mill" of the Democrats, frightening voters with the "collapse of NATO." During the pre-election campaign - trust not a lump!
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 27 October 2020 14: 02
      0
      It would be more correct to speak not of an increase in the contribution to NATO (these are small sums for the maintenance of the apparatus of this structure), but of an increase in spending on the military needs of NATO member states. There is no NATO budget as such.
  12. jovanni
    jovanni 27 October 2020 07: 34
    +3

    It is noteworthy that Bolton expressed these words in an interview with the Russian Dozhd TV channel.

    This channel is conditionally Russian. He gives interviews to his fosterlings ...
  13. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 27 October 2020 07: 35
    -2
    ... Earlier in European countries, they spoke in favor of the need to create their own military alliance - an analogue of NATO. This idea was put forward, in particular, by French President Emmanuel Macron. The same thing was said in Berlin.

    I don’t understand - what is “NATO analogue”?
    That is, Paris and Berlin propose to create a parallel structure, to duplicate the block, but in a truncated form? Such an elite Euro-club without boorish American rednecks, without Eastern European beggars and other applicants who imagine themselves to be Europeans? And what tasks will such a block have?
    1. svp67
      svp67 27 October 2020 07: 39
      0
      Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      I don’t understand - what is “NATO analogue”?

      And what is ANTANTA do you know? So they will create something like that ...
      1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 27 October 2020 08: 35
        -2
        Quote: svp67
        And what is ANTANTA do you know?

        and what would be the analogue of the Triple Alliance, if you follow this parallel?
        1. svp67
          svp67 27 October 2020 10: 50
          0
          Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          and what would be the analogue of the Triple Alliance, if you follow this parallel?

          Union of Germany and France, with those who joined them
          1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
            Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 27 October 2020 10: 52
            -1
            Quote: svp67
            Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
            and what would be the analogue of the Triple Alliance, if you follow this parallel?

            Union of Germany and France, with those who joined them

            And who is the Entente in this case?
  14. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 October 2020 07: 35
    +2
    A valuable thought, the withdrawal of the striped from NATO, one thought worries, but for lackeys such as Poles, Hohs, Tribals then hang themselves?
    Py. Sy. I beg your pardon, I forgot rodents from Tbilisi.
  15. svp67
    svp67 27 October 2020 07: 38
    +1
    Trump will pull the US out of NATO ..... Ha, ha, ha ... Not when. These are all election horror stories
  16. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 27 October 2020 07: 57
    +3
    Bolton amused in the morning ... laughing
  17. faiver
    faiver 27 October 2020 08: 18
    0
    Another Hans Christian Andersen ...
  18. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 27 October 2020 08: 19
    -2
    Believe Baltun does not respect yourself, Trump promised a lot before the elections, but did little, and again will not do anything.
  19. APASUS
    APASUS 27 October 2020 08: 42
    0
    The former national security adviser added that the US withdrawal from the North Atlantic Alliance will lead to its collapse, as well as to the fact that "the world will become more chaotic than it is now."

    The world does not tolerate emptiness and others will come instead of NATO. The question is rather, Bolton is still convinced that the brought democracy with NATO bayonets is needed by the world !!
  20. cniza
    cniza 27 October 2020 08: 54
    +2
    Bolton noted that the US withdrawal from NATO (and for now only Bolton himself speaks about this hypothetical withdrawal) "will be a big mistake both for the United States and for the entire Western world."


    Sooner or later it will happen, but when?
  21. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 October 2020 09: 44
    0
    If Trump is elected for a second term, the US may withdraw from NATO
    Well, if you listen to Bolton, and even a week before the election, you can hear not only this, but also that Trump will conclude a military alliance with Russia. The main thing is that the average person believes this. So far, only the American media are identifying accomplices of Russia and agents of the GRU, and not far off the next era of Macartism. The blacks will be released from prisons and their places will be taken by "communists, Putin's agents sympathetic to Russia."
  22. iouris
    iouris 27 October 2020 10: 38
    0
    The name Bolton comes from the nickname "Chatterbox". A country of emigrants, however ....
  23. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 27 October 2020 13: 48
    0
    And in principle, from a military point of view, NATO, at least its military structure, is not particularly needed by the Americans. Their armed forces, excluding nuclear weapons, are several times more powerful than all the armed forces of the NATO countries taken together, and taking into account the strategic nuclear forces, they are an order of magnitude more powerful. If the United States leaves the NATO military structure, then it will make no sense for Canada to enter it. In principle, the Americans can do without military allies; they need them more for political purposes. Although, it seems to me, the Americans need membership in the political structure of NATO.
  24. lubesky
    lubesky 28 October 2020 14: 23
    0
    It takes a lot of effort to organize the command and control of such a huge structure as NATO, in the paradigm of a new round in command and control and the advancement of UAVs (swarm systems) to the forefront of strike tactics, oddly enough - NATO is becoming a superfluous prodigy for the United States. It is also evident that the Europeans do not want to die and be cannon fodder, which can be seen both in their shortfall in the defense budget and in their actions. In Afghanistan and Syria, the Americans came to a fair conclusion about the partial incapacity of their allies, and in the context of a possible local clash with Russia, the sad experience of the Wehrmacht in their joint Stalingrad battle loomed ... where Canadians are not averse to acting as cannon fodder, if need be (maybe the Australians). In this vein, the statements of US officials about the redundancy of NATO in recent years no longer seem so bluff and gross extortion of money for the maintenance of the union. Direct supply of "insurgents" and other ukropratoditeli peoples as cannon fodder is much more promising in local tasks. Moreover, a great desire to become cannon fodder of neo-Ottomans, for example, is much more interesting and cost-effective in solving these problems.
    1. Selevc
      Selevc 28 October 2020 17: 34
      0
      US withdrawal from NATO ??? Her, of course I understand that sometimes a lie is an info-curtain in cover-up operations - but this is somehow very crude and primitive !!! I understand that in the Pentagon and the CIA with a fantasy strained ...