Belgium,  Terrorism,  Vote 2016

The Brussels attacks and the perils of neo-isolationism

A day after Donald Trump surely gladdened the heart of Vladimir Putin by questioning the need for NATO, terrorist murderers have attacked NATO member Belgium.

“At what point do you say, ‘Hey, we have to take care of ourselves?’ ” Trump said in [a Washington Post] editorial board meeting. “I know the outer world exists, and I’ll be very cognizant of that. But at the same time, our country is disintegrating, large sections of it, especially the inner cities.”

Trump said U.S. involvement in NATO may need to be significantly diminished in the coming years, breaking with nearly seven decades of consensus in Washington. “We certainly can’t afford to do this anymore,” he said, adding later, “NATO is costing us a fortune, and yes, we’re protecting Europe with NATO, but we’re spending a lot of money.”

Sorry, Donald. Like it or not, we need to stand with our allies. Neo-isolationism may have its appeals, but at times like this we need to understand that we are all in this together.

Alec adds: Meanwhile, Allison Pearson appears to be back on the sauce

Brussels, de facto capital of the EU, is also the jihadist capital of Europe. And the Remainersdare to say we're safer in the EU! #Brexit

— Allison Pearson (@allisonpearson) March 22, 2016

and Simon Jenkins remains a twat.

Update from Gene: On this matter, Armaros informs me, I am on the same side as Ted Cruz.

Additional update: Adam Holland notes this convergence between Trump and far-Left antisemitic moonbat Cynthia McKinney, a former Green party candidate for president.