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The meeting was more about optics than substance, but there was one clear and expensive canada goose gloves womens uk request buried President Barack Obama speech: canada goose warranty uk needs more Canada. media has not picked up on this because Canada has gotten used to outsourcing its defense to the United States. But those days are going to come to an end, especially given that Obama a relatively un jingoistic president bluntly stated this to the House of Commons. continues to do all the heavy lifting for canada goose uk size chart NATO (and NORAD) and only five of 28 NATO members have committed canada goose finance uk 2 per cent of their GDP to military spending the avowed goal. The US spends 3.3 per cent of its GDP on defense. Canada is one of the laggards spending only 1 canada goose outlet location per cent.To put Obama in dollars, Ottawa would have to double its canada goose outlet in usa current defense canada goose outlet california spending in 2015 of US$15.7 billion to US$31.4 billion. By comparison, France earmarks 1.8 per cent of its GDP for defense and Britain 2 per cent. This, by the canada goose hybridge uk way, is less than Australia spends annually or US$23.6 billion which amounts to 1.9 per cent of its GDP.For Canada, that would represent a significant budgetary increase and would not be very popular, but Washington believes this is long overdue. And, to be blunt, to not accede will guarantee that Canada defense spending canada goose outlet new jersey will become a bilateral issue whether Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton wins this fall.If Trump wins, Canada will get an invoice. If Clinton does, Canada will face considerable pressure to pony up.Spending more is not unreasonable, by the way. The world is more dangerous. There is terrorism but the most malevolent cheap canada goose force in the world canada goose victoria uk is Vladimir Putin, not ISIS, who has thousands of nuclear warheads and has dramatically increased the size of his military. He also declared that the entire Arctic is and intends to control Arctic shipping lanes in future.Putin now occupies 9 per cent of Ukraine, one third of Georgia, a chunk of Moldova and is aiding and abetting an Armenian Azerbaijani conflict as well as the Syrian genocide by supplying arms and armed forces to Bashar al Assad. He is destabilizing the European Union, and NATO, by co opting European politicians canada goose online shop germany and influencers and contributing to the flood of migration into Europe. He applauded Brexit.Add to this is the fact that the new normal is a multipolar global economy driven by the United States, the European Union and China. Each of canada goose sale uk these engines of global growth will become more militarily vigilant and better defended against state sponsored terrorism, religious canada goose jacket outlet toronto based terrorism, unfair trade practices and massive influxes of refugees fleeing failing states.At the same time, their societies will increasingly be riven by homegrown terrorism, technological unemployment and free trade. All these trends will hollow out their middle classes.This means that Canada and Mexico, prospering along with their dynamic neighbor, are not going to enjoy business as usual. with Canada and building a wall against Mexico. Clinton will also adopt more protectionist policies to please the left flank of her party, led by Bernie Sanders and the unions.Canada, out of the direct line of fire, must still heed the signs and prepare for a reconstituted NAFTA no matter what. as soon as possible, including militarily. Navy. Canada navy is capable but woefully inadequate to look after the world largest coastlines, and the Arctic is patrolled by the United States already, not Canada. Development in the North is non existent and the Americans could help there too.To not collaborate is https://www.kabbalah-arizal.nl disastrous. Britain has committed the nation state equivalent of Hari Kari by narrowly voting to quit the European Union and will become an economic orphan. It may canada goose outlet woodbury be partitioned if Scotland and Northern Ireland or canada goose outlet even Wales secede to remain part of the EU. Of Britain total 64 million population, about 9 million live in these three regions and all voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU.Britain will hobble along but half its resource revenues would leave if Scotland goes. London will also find its pre eminence ebbing as multinationals and foreign exchange/stock market operators canadian goose coat black friday move their EU headquarters to Amsterdam, Frankfurt or Dublin.The sun will begin setting on Britain unless the referendum is restaged and reversed. It will become a cautionary tale to countries that think they can go it alone in this day and age without the blessing and beneficence of either Brussels, Washington or Beijing.

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