False allegations ... ? The better question -- a question that does not smuggle in an unexamined premise -- is "Have Macron and Merkel actually talked about an EU force to defend against America?" In other words, where is the support for the beggared question?  What did Merkel and/or Macron actually say 'publically'? That's a little test for you, Jon. Dig a little bit. Your readers will now expect you to show your work. Explain via ordinary means -- a quote, a citation, a