Skip to comments.Why Poland Loves Ukraine ... For Now
Posted on 04/01/2014 10:50:27 AM PDT by lizol
Why Poland Loves Ukraine ... For Now
MARCH 28, 2014
Eastern Europe, which beginning with Poland is celebrating its 25th anniversary of freedom from Communism, has suddenly awakened from a beautiful dream about the end of history. No less an authority than Adam Michnik, the legendary Polish anti-Communist dissident, recently announced that 2014 marks the end of the best period in Polands history in three centuries.
We are entering uncertain times: In contrast to Eastern Europes foray into independence after World War I, no close intraregional alliances were formed in the aftermath of 1989; rather, each country placed all its hopes in joining NATO and the European Union.
Now, faced with the powerlessness of the West before Vladimir V. Putins Russia, the countries of Eastern Europe are suddenly confronted with the need to reflect on their foreign policies and no country more so than Poland.
The primary problem for Eastern Europe is not so much Mr. Putins aggression, but rather the disunity in the regions response. Some see the occupation of Crimea as an attempt by Mr. Putin to conceal his great defeat: the loss of Ukraine. Others speak more darkly of a demonstration of strength by Russia, which may not be the last.
Nor can Eastern Europe depend on its Western allies. European weapons manufacturers, foremost among them German and French companies, are arming the Russian military, while Russia pays Europe with the money it earns from supplying gas, making Europe energy-dependent on Russia. Meanwhile European firms are signing multibillion-dollar energy contracts with the Russian energy companies Gazprom and Rosneft.
As a result, Europe, the largest economy in the world, finds itself helpless in a confrontation with a country that, in economic terms and excluding the energy sector, belongs in the global third division.
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“a confrontation with a country that, in economic terms and excluding the energy sector, belongs in the global third division.”
That “energy sector” is the MOST important one of all, and Russia has Europe by the stones because of it.
“Going Green!” has a real cost, and now Europe is going to have to pay it, either by bowing down before Russia, or admitting that they screwed themselves by depending on Russian energy, and destroying their own.
Guess which of the two is the more likely....
I want to be as close as I can ... Thought is Polish.
Yes, our Military will not erase that line ... obama and his minions might but not our Military. I’ll swear if need be.
At this point the Ukraine has access to the sea, although they lost the Crimean ports. And they have prospects of large gas production, they signed a contract with Chevron for the exploration just before the current mess began.
If the Ukraine gas is developed and they can work with Poland which is more economically stable, they could be a match that makes sense. Your enemy is my enemy? Both Poland and the Ukraine have had extremely bad treatment by the Russians in the past.
Will they make it work? I don’t have a clue, but suspect it could.
And if the U.S. rights it’s political ship in November and guts the Communists from government we might be able to trade with both of them. But neither the Polish nor the Ukranians should look for any help while Obozo is in office.
Putin will take Gdansk if the west doesn’t do something. Putin KNOWS he only has 3 more years to get everything he wants while Obama is the weakling “leader” of the free world. Estonian ports will be a warm up and a test. If nothing happens then there goes Gdansk. Of course it will be under the guise of protecting poor ethnic Russians from those mean old Poles, just like Crimea, Abkhasia, and South Ossetia. Gdansk is where the humiliation of the soviet union began and an important sea port.
“Going Green! has a real cost”
Out of all the posts on this thread, yours makes the most sense.
Europe sold its soul to pursue the fake global warming scam. These damn European fools mortgaged their future to pay for friggin’ windmills farms and solar panels. This crap cost every European consumer taxes on their energy bills. These taxes were used to subsidize eco-Nazi/banker schemes that made every European citizen poorer.
Europe is sitting on a 150 year supply of coal. The UK is sitting on a 400 year natural gas reserve.
Europeans are brainwashed more than even the Chinese. Wake up, you damn fools.