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Wednesday, May 03, 2023

Warsaw wants war on Russia to continue


Polish troops lined up along Russian border. Warsaw wants US-NATO to formally enter the war on the side of Ukraine. That would of course be insane and likely would trigger WW3 in a red hot flash.


Leszek Sykulski, Founder of the Polish Anti-war Movement, at May Day protest in Warsaw, Poland. (Sykulski was fired from his professor teaching job due to his anti-war work in his country)

“For over a year, we have been told by the authorities in Warsaw that are children are to go as cannon-fodder in the name of someone else’s interests; that is why we want to show here that this is not our war; there is no consent on our part to be dragged into the American War Machine; we are saying here: stop any imperialism, we are saying stop American aggression war, we are saying stop secret CIA prisons in Europe, we are saying stop pushing Poland into other people’s wars.”

Polish Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Glinski has lamented the fact that there is still a “threat” that relations between Russia and EU countries could return to the way they were before the current rift. He blasted opposition parties in Poland, as well as “half of Europe,” for harboring hopes of improving ties with Moscow.

Speaking to the Kurier Lubelski news outlet, Glinski was asked if he believed that Warsaw was “in danger” of returning to “naive” politics when, for example, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was invited to meet with Polish ambassadors in Warsaw in 2010 in an effort to improve bilateral relations.

“Unfortunately, the threat of a return to these relationships still exists,” he replied.


'It’s Not Our War' billboard that peace activists are putting up in Polish cities.

Glinski claimed that the government’s “political rivals” as well as their voters are “hostage to interest groups that only think about ending the war in Ukraine as soon as possible and continue to be a client of Russia and do business with it,” adding that “half of Europe is like that, waiting for it.”

The deputy prime minister’s comments come as Polish Secretary of State Marcin Przydacz also told the Financial Times on Tuesday that Warsaw plans to demand World War II reparations from Russia, just as it has done from Germany, from which it is requesting some €1.3 trillion ($1.43 trillion).

“We treat Berlin and Moscow in a different-civilization way,” Przydacz told the outlet, noting that once there is “success” in squeezing cash out of Germany, the next step would be to “launch such a discussion with the other oppressor.” 


A U.S. weapons hub at a base inside Poland

Brussels, meanwhile, has accused Poland of sliding towards authoritarianism under its current leadership, while Jana Puglierin, the head of the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations, suggested that the right-wing PiS party is prioritizing electoral success rather than focusing on establishing constructive relationships.

Moscow has responded to the recent comments from Warsaw by stating that “nothing good” can be expected in Russian-Polish relations in the near future. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov noted that “Russophobia,” which has “gripped” the minds of Polish authorities “absolutely deprives them of sobriety in their approach to everything related to Russia” and prevents them from taking “intelligible or thoughtful steps.”

~ Since the 'Special Military Operation' began in February of last year more than 5,000 Polish mercenaries and 'military advisers' have been killed or wounded in Ukraine. 


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