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Poland reacts to Trump-Putin meeting
Reuters ^ | Jul 2018 | Marcin Goclowski

Posted on 07/17/2018 1:38:37 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki:

"I look at the latest developments, including Helsinki, where it might have been that one president of our neighboring country (Putin) was pressuring the U.S. president for concessions. But I have not seen any concessions, neither as regards the annexation of Crimea nor the war in Ukraine," Morawiecki said.

"None of the voices that were appearing beforehand as hypothetically possible - concessions by the United States - have materialized. So I don't see where he (Trump) has made any significant concessions.

Poland is the biggest former communist country in both the European Union and NATO, and has called for the alliance to boost its defenses, especially after Russia seized Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014.

"NATO's eastern flank needs to be strengthened because Russia's aggressive policy has not, unfortunately, ended," Morawiecki said. "This aggression hasn't diminished in any way. President Trump must have come to the same conclusions."

Poland has repeatedly requested a permanent U.S. military presence on its soil and has offered up to $2 billion in funding for such a base. U.S. soldiers are now present on its soil through NATO's back-to-back rotation.

Last March, Poland signed its largest arms deal ever, agreeing with the United States to buy Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system for $4.75 billion. Its plan to boost air defenses is aimed at deterring Russia, which has long opposed the formerly-communist countries' integration with NATO.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crimea; europeanunion; finland; helsinki; mateuszmorawiecki; missiledefense; nato; patriotmissile; patriots; poland; starwars; trumpputin; trumpputinmeeting; trumpputinpresser; trumprussia; ukraine
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1 posted on 07/17/2018 1:38:37 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Well, I guess Poland’s leadership can be excused for being on the front lines and yet not knowing as much as our Leftists.

/s


2 posted on 07/17/2018 1:41:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Take a look out there folks. Can you see evidence of a Left Wing Hate Group, perhaps fascist too?)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Rationality, reason, logic and objectivity.

It’s all too rare these days.


3 posted on 07/17/2018 1:41:22 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I take back all those Pollock jokes I told as a child.

Seriously, the Poles are a tough bunch.


4 posted on 07/17/2018 1:43:05 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Loyalty. So rare today. Wish our congress had some......poor weak things


5 posted on 07/17/2018 1:43:23 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jeffersons)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Bump!


6 posted on 07/17/2018 1:45:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: Magnum44
The Pols and Hungarians and also the Czechs are with us 100%, know what Communism REALLY is, and want no part of it or our lefty pols & MSM !

The rest of Europe are idiots and Socialist lovers. THE HELL WITH THEM!

7 posted on 07/17/2018 1:48:55 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: McGavin999

Yes...


8 posted on 07/17/2018 1:50:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Take a look out there folks. Can you see evidence of a Left Wing Hate Group, perhaps fascist too?)
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To: Magnum44
Seriously, the Poles are a tough bunch.

Anyone who doubts that need only look up "King Jan Soebeiski" or "1683 Siege of Vienna".

9 posted on 07/17/2018 1:55:35 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: Magnum44

That was EXACTLY my first thoughts

God bless ‘em, no one’s paid the price over such a long time as the Poles

No wonder they cherish freedom and hate Russia

The crybabies of Western Europe could take lessons from people who’ve lived under oppression

Throw in some Americans and Canadians too


10 posted on 07/17/2018 1:59:14 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Moderates/Independents/Non-voters" Are DIMS REALLY who you'd want BACK in POWER?)
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Then again, the Germans fought and put up a good fight against all of Europe and the US twice...And look at them now.

Toughness isn't passed down in the blood. The Poles are good on some ways, but also remember that Poles have no right to self-defense or weapons.

11 posted on 07/17/2018 2:00:20 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Magnum44

“I take back all those Pollock jokes I told as a child.”

I personally enjoy a good Jackson Pollock joke.


12 posted on 07/17/2018 2:00:38 PM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

My dad was Slob Slobinski.


13 posted on 07/17/2018 2:01:44 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I love Poland. Great country.


14 posted on 07/17/2018 2:02:07 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: MeganC
I personally enjoy a good Jackson Pollock joke.

I'm so confused...

Jackson Pollock was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting....

15 posted on 07/17/2018 2:08:19 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: Magnum44

Being somewhat Polish myself, thanks for saying that.


16 posted on 07/17/2018 2:09:47 PM PDT by Nothingburger
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To: McGavin999

Wish I could visit Poland.

Perhaps I will, one day.


17 posted on 07/17/2018 2:16:33 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Winged Hussars bump.


18 posted on 07/17/2018 2:22:46 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Magnum44
"Seriously, the Poles are a tough bunch."

Just read a short article last night about the Poles at the beginning of WWII, how the Russians deported most of them to camps, and the gulags. How they were all put on trains, and the atrocities that occurred on board the trains. Babies being tossed out of the trains if they were sick...same with adults who had died...alot of horrid stuff. And then of course the Katyn massacre that the Russians tried to blame on the Nazis.

19 posted on 07/17/2018 2:25:43 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Jane Long

My dad worked in the steel mill and he called his best friend The Polock. It was an affectionate nickname for the biggest, kindest man I had ever seen in my young life. You could barely understand a word he said but you always knew his meaning.

I have always had a very warm spot in my heart for the Polish people because of him.


20 posted on 07/17/2018 2:28:03 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jeffersons)
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