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RT: POLISH FOREIGN MINISTER SIKORSKI COMPARES US SECURITY GUARANTEES TO…WELL… READ IT AND FIND OUT…

This one I simply have to report, since I blogged just a few days ago, and indeed, have done so repeatedly on this site, about the possible long-term realignment taking place between Germany (and hence continental Europe) and Russia. You’ll recall that I outlined a scenario wherein the USA, killing two birds with one stone, would pander to European public opinion in Western Europe, and close some of its military bases there, and simply shift them eastward into the old “cordon sannitaire”  created by the Versailles Treaty in eastern Europe, an ironic move in the year of the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. I have been suggesting that this move in particular would center upon Poland, uncomfortably sandwiched between the Russian colossus to the East, and the German one to the West, in a bit of chilling 1939/2014 deja vu.

Now, Poland’s foreign minister, Mr. Radek Sikorski(an acquaintance of your author during his first year in Oxford), has weighed in on his real thoughts about the recent American guarantees to Poland:

Leaked tape has Polish FM comparing ties with US to giving oral sex

Now, while pictures of an old acquaintance from Oxford days shaking hands with Ketchup Kerry are disconcerting in and of themselves (trust me here folks, Mr. Sikorski is far smarter than monotone and droning Ketchup Kerry would ever imagine to be), his remarks are worth pondering. As the article notes, Mr. Sikorski was one of the driving forces behind the request to the USA for troop deployments and basing in Poland, including the Patriot anti-missile defense systems. And as the article also reminds us, Poles suspect that Russian intelligence is behind the leaks of Mr. Sikorski’s private remarks, another reminder that it is not only the NSA that eavesdrops on telephone calls, and a reminder that the idea that other great powers – France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Japan and the rest of the usual suspects – don’t conduct electronic surveillance is absurd.

Sikorski’s real concerns are revealed by these remarks:

According to Wprost, Sikorski is skeptical about the reliance of Poland, one of the staunchest allies of Washington in Eastern Europe, on American protection.

“The Polish-American alliance is not worth anything. It’s even damaging, because it creates a false sense of security in Poland,” Sikorski allegedly said.(Emphasis in the original)

The alliance, and the real nature of Mr. Sikorski’s concerns are entirely understandable:

“Complete bullshit,” the tape purportedly records Sikorski as saying. “We will get a conflict with both Russians and Germans, and we’re going to think that everything is great, because we gave the Americans a blowjob. Suckers. Total suckers.”

Sikorski, in other words, knows his history all too well. Similar guarantees were given to Poland by both France and the United Kingdom in the summer of 1939, to no avail. And his concern is precisely the emerging slow realignment between Germany and Russia over the long term that I’ve been warning about here. Given the USA’s other major geopolitical concerns – the emerging BRICSA entente and the growing Chinese threat and American pivot to the Pacific – Mr. Sikorski knows that the USA’s presence in Poland will be a low priority and any basing a token effort at best. Given the USA’s heavy hand on the geopolitical stage, one may even detect in his remarks the implication that Poland was faced with a “choice” between the devil and the deep sea. Perhaps he realizes, belatedly, that in choosing the devil, that Poland may have actually endangered rather than enhanced its security.

Any way one slices it, however, I for one, don’t blame him for being skeptical. Perhaps, just perhaps, Warsaw might want to rethink things…

See you on the flip side…

 

ZERO HEDGE ON THAT LONG-TERM RUSSO-GERMAN RELIAGNMENT THING…

Members here know that I’ve been writing – and in some cases, warning – about the long-term prospects for a Russo-German realignment of global power politics, and this now seems to have caught the attention of the writers at Zero Hedge, in an article sent to me by Mr. G.B., a regular reader here: The[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM JULY 11 2014

Joseph talks about the strange indications of something very wrong with the recent “suicide/murder” of JP Morgan banker Julian Knott and his wife Alita, and about Germany’s ratcheting up of diplomatic tension over American spying on that country (who can blame them?), using the strongest language from that country to another western power since before[More...]

RT: 13 AIRPLANES DISAPPEAR FROM RADARS IN CENTRAL EUROPE DURING EXERCISE

As most of you know, during the last weekend of June, I was honored to be invited to be one of the speakers at the Secret Space Program/Breakaway Civilization conference in San Mateo, California. While this was happening, my email pile grew to enormous proportions,  and a number of stories occurred that require some commentary,[More...]

ISRAEL DEPLOYS NUCLEAR SUBMARINES TO IRAN: A HIDDEN STORY

At the end of May, Zero Hedge reported that Israel will deploy three submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles to Iran, and, in its typical humorous fashion, observed that this news is news that the stock markets “must ignore”: Israel Deploys 3 Nuclear-Armed Subs Off Iran Coast; Iran Warns Of Forceful Response To “Evil Acts” Now, note[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM APRIL 3 2014

Joseph  comments on some important international financial developments, including an insight from an important article regarding Ukrainian soveriegn debt securities. Here are the articles he cites: Germany and China Sign Yuan Settlement Pact Putin Flushes US Dollar? And the most important article: Is Putin Quietly Dumping US Treasuries?  

GERMANY SAYS “NEIN!” TO SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA

This one was shared with me by Mr. P.T., a regular reader here(and a thank you to him for bringing it to our attention), and it appeared just last Thursday, March 27, 2014, on the Voice of Russia. It seems that, in spite of (doubtlessly engineered) child pornography scandals erupting around some of her federal[More...]

GERMAN BUSINESS LEADERS BEGIN TO BALK AT RUSSIAN SANCTIONS

While Angela Merkel & Co., A.G. have been politely and quietly toeing the Washington party line – more or less – and sending noises about the Ukrainian crisis upsetting the world conference of G-8 nations, German businesmen have been expressing their growing concern over the noises on sanctions against Russia for its “meddling” in the[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM FEB 27 2014

More thoughts on the Ukraine from Joseph, including the wider geopolitical context, and the background of the nexus between finance and intelligence within the US national security state: Military & Defense More: U.S. Military American Military Dominance In One Staggering Chart  Russia expands global military presence Soros calls on Germany to take the lead in[More...]

BACK TO THE ISSUE OF LOOTED CUNEIFORM TABLETS: MORE GENERALIZED CONTEXT FOR THE BAGHDAD MUSEUM LOOTING

My thanks to a regular reader here, Ms. P.H., for sharing this article, for it’s a subject near and dear to my heart: the looting of antiquities and the suppression of information contained in some of them. Readers familiar with my various books will be aware that I have maintained that the Baghdad Museum looting[More...]