PressTV-‘European countries are military colonies of US’

The United States has been able to colonize European countries by spending money to keep them secure while also selling them weapons, says an analyst in Virginia.

Keith Preston, the director of made the remarks while discussing reports that the US has been able to sell billions of dollars in weapons to Europe by spreading fear of an alleged Russian threat.

“The European nations are essentially the military colonies of the United States through NATO,” Preston told Press TV on Sunday. “While those nations are certainly sovereign nations in a political context, on a military level they are heavily dependent on NATO for their military defense.”

Pointing to the small military budgets of NATO members, Preston argued that the without Washington’s contributions to the military alliance European countries would basically have no military defense.

The US has been paying around 23 percent of NATO’s costs annually over…

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