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RT: POLISH FOREIGN MINISTER SIKORSKI COMPARES US SECURITY GUARANTEES ...

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...

 

14 thoughts on “ RT: POLISH FOREIGN MINISTER SIKORSKI COMPARES US SECURITY GUARANTEES ...”

  1. Gaia Mars-hall

    Hello, I am a new poster to this fine website I frequent fairly regularly, to read the interesting comments I must say is a favorite.

    Now this particular story prompts me to speak up to confront the relevant issue of calling out what is another piece of provocative propaganda coming the west’s patsy, the Poles, clamoring with the British for World War III.

    The issue is that Russia and Germany are not the enemy, but this is the whole blow-job sucker reference of the article only Sikorski is caught in the very Venetian trap that the British use to manipulate the game. Russia and Germany are not the Poles enemy, the enemy is the British Empire that is using Poland as a more gunpowder to explode in its face.

    The issue is that the means of averting World War III come through the immediate impeachment of President Obama, Kerry’s time for justice will come, but it is time to force the issue here in the United States by demanding as citizens that our Congressman/woman, they are all children, be man or woman enough to put the Oath of Office first and defend the U.S. Constitution. That demand impeachment for the “Guns of August” are some thing to be feared.

    If you can read this then you can make the call, if you have not already, or beware that may not be a chemtrail, or two or three, nor a meteor, but ICBM’s in the air.

    Impeaching Obama is an act of defense of the American Revolution against the British Empire, but that war continued and it was the Russian who came to the defense of the Union during the Civil War who with her fleets kept the British Fleet out of the way, such that the
    free trade slaver Confederacy could be defeated.

    The British Empire was almost defeated world wide, but King Edward brought us World War I, (Read Tarpley on the cause of WWI)

    1. Gaia Mars-hall

      I did not get to finish, but the issue impeachment of Obama means a revival of America as a Republic which will come to the fore as a revival of Hamiltonian American System Economics including Raw Material Economics is followed. This sets the standard for all nations and would be that which allows nations of the planet to cooperate because the troublemakers will have been at the heart of the power struggle, the historical fight against oligarchy evidenced by the humanist tradition typified by Schiller.

      1. Gaia Mars-hall

        This brings us thus to a world that would be predicated upon an uplifting of human nation and not their destruction as is the British Imperial model being followed by the West, against the better tradition of the American Revolution.

        Thus we need to understand that Russia is not the enemy, nor is Germany.

  2. Poland is the meat in the sandwich so to speak, and it looks like what is said publically isn’t what is truly the opinion of so many politicans in the EU. I’m just wondering what kind of “threats” the US makes to small EU countries to do it’s bidding?
    Merkel has now been “outed” as a US puppet, and gradually the German people are questioning the so called “alliance” with their good old friends the yanks. Slowly but surely this buddy buddy alliance will start to show some cracks, it wont be tomorrow or next week, but it will come about purely by the US pushing people around like bullies.

  3. Poland just HAS to take a step forward culturally – and then politically. The kids there learn that Poland-Lithuania ruled most of Eastern Europe including what is now Western Ukraine in the 16th-17th centuries and while this is fine it is not much help now.
    Speaking of history, a high point in Polish-Lithuanian history was the defeat of the Teutonic knights at Grunwald in 1410. The Teutonic Order is commonly said to be modelled on the Knights Templar…

  4. marcos toledo

    Poland in between the wolf of Germany and the bear of Russia is the sacrificial lamb of Europe. Now if only Poland can figure out how it can prevent being the grass over which the great powers of Europe fight and it gets trampled that is question.

    1. I think the smart move for Poland is “to sell his soul” to Germany or Russia, not to hope for guarantees given by France/the United Kingdom/rest of EU, whatever, even US.

      1. No their only hope (IMHO) is to become the east european switzerland. Neutral and armed enough to give anyone invading a nasty long guerilla war at best.

        Difficult but not impossible. Of course the first step would be kicking out any US troops and stopping all bases and that could get you a coup happening.

        1. Switzerland has the Alps, quite easy to defend. That’s why nazi Germany did not invade Switzerland, although there were plans. There’s no way to Poland to hold 2 enemys as Germany and Russia.

  5. Celtic Death Star

    The mystery still remains of who bumped off half the Polish government in a plane crash, just a few years ago? And why??

  6. “Mr. Sikorski is far smarter than monotone and droning Ketchup Kerry would ever imagine to be”, except that John Kerry was a significant IranContra investigative force. (Clearly something happened in the last 25 years, including Kerry’s marriage to Heinz.)

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