Poland Prepares for War

 

The Polish government has set a goal of becoming the largest military force in Western Europe. Hard lessons were learned in WWII with the German and Russian occupation of Poland. The Russian occupation ended in the 1990s.

The Russian seizure of Crimea and the current threat to Ukraine has Poland worried. Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic States are worried as well. Norway, the Baltic States, and Poland are members of NATO. Sweden has a mutual military assistance pact with the United States. US armed forces, including the US Air Force, conduct training exercises with Finland’s armed forces.

Poland plans to increase the size of its full-time armed forces as well as training reserves for guerilla warfare. They pay their full contribution to NATO and are purchasing Javelins, F-35s, and will soon have the largest armored forces in Western Europe. Plans are in place to purchase new attack helicopters to replace their older obsolete Russian helicopters.

Poland is involved in hybrid warfare with Putin’s poodle, Lukashenko of Belarus. Russia is planning military training exercises with Belarus near the Polish border. Belarus, with Putin’s blessing, has been trying to destabilize Poland by importing Middle Eastern immigrants to Belarus and then trying to push them into Poland.

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  1. kedavis Member
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    BastiatJunior (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    President Reagan asked Americans to place a candle in their windows to support Poland’s desire for freedom.

    When Reagan gave that speech (one of his best,) fire departments all over the country panicked and admonished people not to do that.

    I’m sure some people exist who can’t light a candle without burning their house down, but if one is engaged enough to do what Reagan suggested, it’s probably not a problem.

    Part 1 seems pretty simple: if you want to have a candle in the window, don’t have a curtain in the window too.

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  2. MiMac Thatcher
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    I wonder if Putin has Hunter’s laptop:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/biden-only-putin-gets-pipelines/

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  3. Roberto, [This space available for advertising] Member
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    So a big invasion is his “red line” where Putin gets a sternly worded letter but anything below a certain size is all good?

    It makes me wonder if someone in the Biden administration wants a Russian invasion, if they do I don’t see what they would be doing differently.

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  4. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Roberto, [This space available… (View Comment):

    So a big invasion is his “red line” where Putin gets a sternly worded letter but anything below a certain size is all good?

    It makes me wonder if someone in the Biden administration wants a Russian invasion, if they do I don’t see what they would be doing differently.

    Of course they do.  The whole impeach Trump stuff was out of there.  This was the deal.  Get Dems in power and Russia can do what it wants.  Fine.  Let them.  

     

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  5. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Skyler (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    This alliance puts Russia in the Middle East – all predicted in the Bible.

    That’s hilarious. Where does the Bible talk about Russia? :)

    If you read Revelation, St. John talks about the King of the North – that will overtake all the other (3) kings.  The 3 children of Fatima saw the visions of what would come, if Russia spread her errors throughout the world. The error was communism – which began through Stalin. The Communist Manifesto – which has permeated throughout many countries in some form.  

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  6. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Roberto, [This space available… (View Comment):

    So a big invasion is his “red line” where Putin gets a sternly worded letter but anything below a certain size is all good?

     

    It makes me wonder if someone in the Biden administration wants a Russian invasion, if they do I don’t see what they would be doing differently.

    Of course they do. The whole impeach Trump stuff was out of there. This was the deal. Get Dems in power and Russia can do what it wants. Fine. Let them.

    You might want to do a little more research.

    The boomerang from the Democratic Party’s failed attempt to connect Donald Trump to Russia’s 2016 election meddling is picking up speed, and its flight path crosses right through Moscow’s pesky neighbor, Ukraine. That is where there is growing evidence a foreign power was asked, and in some cases tried, to help Hillary Clinton.

    In its most detailed account yet, the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington says a Democratic National Committee (DNC) insider during the 2016 election solicited dirt on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and even tried to enlist the country’s president to help.

    In written answers to questions, Ambassador Valeriy Chaly’s office says DNC contractor Alexandra Chalupa sought information from the Ukrainian government on Paul Manafort’s dealings inside the country in hopes of forcing the issue before Congress.

    I’m willing to bet that pro-Kremlin Ukranians were involved, and Obama invited Ukranian law enforcement to the White House to urge them to investigate Trump. Pro-Kremlin oligarchs are still a problem in Ukraine.

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  7. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Roberto, [This space available… (View Comment):

    So a big invasion is his “red line” where Putin gets a sternly worded letter but anything below a certain size is all good?

    It makes me wonder if someone in the Biden administration wants a Russian invasion, if they do I don’t see what they would be doing differently.

    Wag-the-Dog?? 

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  8. Roberto, [This space available for advertising] Member
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Roberto, [This space available… (View Comment):

    So a big invasion is his “red line” where Putin gets a sternly worded letter but anything below a certain size is all good?

     

    It makes me wonder if someone in the Biden administration wants a Russian invasion, if they do I don’t see what they would be doing differently.

    Wag-the-Dog??

    If I were in a particularly cynical frame of mind I could see how this scenario benefits Democrats, not an invasion itself but the distraction.

    This administration, its policies and Democrats as a whole are historically unpopular right now so a foreign policy crisis that takes the minds of voters away from inflation, the economy, the supply chain disaster and every other domestic policy disaster they’ve created could have certain advantages. The beauty of it would be that they truly have to do nothing at all, Putin’s intentions are rather clear. So all that is needed is to make a few mealymouthed statements and let events proceed as they will.

    If I were cynical I might think that.

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  9. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Roberto, [This space available… (View Comment):

    So a big invasion is his “red line” where Putin gets a sternly worded letter but anything below a certain size is all good?

     

    It makes me wonder if someone in the Biden administration wants a Russian invasion, if they do I don’t see what they would be doing differently.

    Of course they do. The whole impeach Trump stuff was out of there. This was the deal. Get Dems in power and Russia can do what it wants. Fine. Let them.

    You might want to do a little more research.

    The boomerang from the Democratic Party’s failed attempt to connect Donald Trump to Russia’s 2016 election meddling is picking up speed, and its flight path crosses right through Moscow’s pesky neighbor, Ukraine. That is where there is growing evidence a foreign power was asked, and in some cases tried, to help Hillary Clinton.

    In its most detailed account yet, the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington says a Democratic National Committee (DNC) insider during the 2016 election solicited dirt on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and even tried to enlist the country’s president to help.

    In written answers to questions, Ambassador Valeriy Chaly’s office says DNC contractor Alexandra Chalupa sought information from the Ukrainian government on Paul Manafort’s dealings inside the country in hopes of forcing the issue before Congress.

    I’m willing to bet that pro-Kremlin Ukranians were involved, and Obama invited Ukranian law enforcement to the White House to urge them to investigate Trump. Pro-Kremlin oligarchs are still a problem in Ukraine.

    My point.  Ukraine corruption was the issue combined with Democrat corruption.   Maybe pro Russia, maybe not.  I did not see any effort of the Ukraine trying to sort it out.  Best to cauterize that corruption.  Severe ties so Democrats can’t use it any more.  If Russia want them, then it not our issue.  Ukraine backed the wrong horse, they sided and supported the Dems.  Let them get fleas.  We will be better when their corruption will no longer taint our politics.  

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  10. Manny Member
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Blinken heads to Ukraine – like Afghanistan, a day late and a dollar short. Putin meets with Iran – all meet with China. Biden won’t do a thing to break up that party because they all probably have the goods on his son. This alliance puts Russia in the Middle East – all predicted in the Bible.

    Europe knows we can’t be counted on – they said so after the Afghanistan debacle. They weren’t even given notice to get their people out – our allies.

    FSC, you said you have family members that are Ukrainian.  This is a great article that puts this Russian invasion in perspective.  ‘Pray for peace and justice in Ukraine

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  11. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    My point.  Ukraine corruption was the issue combined with Democrat corruption.   Maybe pro Russia, maybe not.  I did not see any effort of the Ukraine trying to sort it out.  Best to cauterize that corruption.  Severe ties so Democrats can’t use it any more.  If Russia want them, then it not our issue.  Ukraine backed the wrong horse, they sided and supported the Dems.  Let them get fleas.  We will be better when their corruption will no longer taint our politics.  

    I don’t know the answer to this because I can’t claim to predict what Americans will think, much less Russians.  But what are the odds that if Russia gets away with annexing Ukraine that they will be satisfied?  Will it embolden them to expand their borders further?

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  12. Instugator Thatcher
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    My point. Ukraine corruption was the issue combined with Democrat corruption. Maybe pro Russia, maybe not. I did not see any effort of the Ukraine trying to sort it out. Best to cauterize that corruption. Severe ties so Democrats can’t use it any more. If Russia want them, then it not our issue. Ukraine backed the wrong horse, they sided and supported the Dems. Let them get fleas. We will be better when their corruption will no longer taint our politics.

    I don’t know the answer to this because I can’t claim to predict what Americans will think, much less Russians. But what are the odds that if Russia gets away with annexing Ukraine that they will be satisfied? Will it embolden them to expand their borders further?

    I remember there was an incidence where one country kept insisting that other countries weren’t treating ethnic minorities well and decided that they could do it better. Most of Europe agreed with them as a form of “appeasement” I think the word was called. Caused a war. Killed tens of millions. Following the war when things should be getting back to normal the countries that had that ethnic minority conducted wholesale removal so that that excuse could not be used again. Killed millions more. That was after the conflict was over.

    The country that started it was divided in half and remained that way for almost 50 years. When it wanted to reunify the countries that shared the same continent objected. It happened anyway.

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  13. MiMac Thatcher
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Roberto, [This space available… (View Comment):

    So a big invasion is his “red line” where Putin gets a sternly worded letter but anything below a certain size is all good?

    It makes me wonder if someone in the Biden administration wants a Russian invasion, if they do I don’t see what they would be doing differently.

    Of course they do. The whole impeach Trump stuff was out of there. This was the deal. Get Dems in power and Russia can do what it wants. Fine. Let them.

    You might want to do a little more research.

    The boomerang from the Democratic Party’s failed attempt to connect Donald Trump to Russia’s 2016 election meddling is picking up speed, and its flight path crosses right through Moscow’s pesky neighbor, Ukraine. That is where there is growing evidence a foreign power was asked, and in some cases tried, to help Hillary Clinton.

    In its most detailed account yet, the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington says a Democratic National Committee (DNC) insider during the 2016 election solicited dirt on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and even tried to enlist the country’s president to help.

    In written answers to questions, Ambassador Valeriy Chaly’s office says DNC contractor Alexandra Chalupa sought information from the Ukrainian government on Paul Manafort’s dealings inside the country in hopes of forcing the issue before Congress.

    I’m willing to bet that pro-Kremlin Ukranians were involved, and Obama invited Ukranian law enforcement to the White House to urge them to investigate Trump. Pro-Kremlin oligarchs are still a problem in Ukraine.

    My point. Ukraine corruption was the issue combined with Democrat corruption. Maybe pro Russia, maybe not. I did not see any effort of the Ukraine trying to sort it out. Best to cauterize that corruption. Severe ties so Democrats can’t use it any more. If Russia want them, then it not our issue. Ukraine backed the wrong horse, they sided and supported the Dems. Let them get fleas. We will be better when their corruption will no longer taint our politics.

    Cutting your nose to spite you face.First, the Ukrainians have bigger fish to fry than our domestic politics- no sane man in that country would spend time investigating anything related to the mud fight over Trump & Biden-they need to get ready for a major war. Secondly, letting Russia absorb a big part of the Ukraine will destroy NATO and make Russia the major power in Europe- remember Russia is like the Congo with nukes- you do not want them having much influence..b/c it will be malign influence

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  14. Roberto, [This space available for advertising] Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    My point. Ukraine corruption was the issue combined with Democrat corruption. Maybe pro Russia, maybe not. I did not see any effort of the Ukraine trying to sort it out. Best to cauterize that corruption. Severe ties so Democrats can’t use it any more. If Russia want them, then it not our issue. Ukraine backed the wrong horse, they sided and supported the Dems. Let them get fleas. We will be better when their corruption will no longer taint our politics.

    I don’t know the answer to this because I can’t claim to predict what Americans will think, much less Russians. But what are the odds that if Russia gets away with annexing Ukraine that they will be satisfied? Will it embolden them to expand their borders further?

    My guess would be no and yes.

    Putin from his statements and actions has made it rather clear that even if he does not wish to literally restore the USSR he wishes to recreate something analogous as a sphere of influence and security buffer completed dominated by Russia. Meaning nothing foreign policy related in the former Soviet states takes place without prior approval from Moscow.

    That would all be bad enough but it becomes particularly worrisome when you consider that three of those nations (Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia) are now members of NATO. What happens when Putin begins to apply similar pressure there? Those counties don’t have some handshake agreement as Ukraine did but literal treaty commitments from all NATO members.

    What then?

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  15. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Roberto, [This space available… (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    My point. Ukraine corruption was the issue combined with Democrat corruption. Maybe pro Russia, maybe not. I did not see any effort of the Ukraine trying to sort it out. Best to cauterize that corruption. Severe ties so Democrats can’t use it any more. If Russia want them, then it not our issue. Ukraine backed the wrong horse, they sided and supported the Dems. Let them get fleas. We will be better when their corruption will no longer taint our politics.

    I don’t know the answer to this because I can’t claim to predict what Americans will think, much less Russians. But what are the odds that if Russia gets away with annexing Ukraine that they will be satisfied? Will it embolden them to expand their borders further?

    My guess would be no and yes.

    Putin from his statements and actions has made it rather clear that even if he does not wish to literally restore the USSR he wishes to recreate something analogous as a sphere of influence and security buffer completed dominated by Russia. Meaning nothing foreign policy related in the former Soviet states takes place without prior approval from Moscow.

    That would all be bad enough but it becomes particularly worrisome when you consider that three of those nations (Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia) are now members of NATO. What happens when Putin begins to apply similar pressure there? Those counties don’t have some handshake agreement as Ukraine did but literal treaty commitments from all NATO members.

    What then?

    With Biden in charge?  The US will do just enough that Biden can claim victory.  Biden and the Feds are much more concerned with making war on MAGA and winning the next election.

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