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Obama Has Assured Poland It Is Safe From Putin

From the Polish News site, The News:

Ukraine crisis: Poland ‘safe’ says president

March 3, 2014

President Komorowski said after a meeting of the National Security Council on Monday in Warsaw that the US has given assurances on Poland’s security, as the Ukraine crisis deepens.

Yes, there must be Russians living in Poland whom Putin needs to protect.

In a telephone call on Sunday, Bronislaw Komorowski said Barack Obama assured him "unequivocally as to Poland’s security, knowing that Poland is not only a neighbour of Ukraine but Russia as well."

Poland must really feel reassured, too. After all, Ukraine had similar assurances from both Bill Clinton in 1994 and Obama in 2009 that the US would not permit any violation of its sovereignty. And look how that is turning out.

Of course, Poland might feel even safer if they had some kind of missile defense. But Obama gave that away to please Putin.

Trying to solve disputes through military means, as Russia is doing in Crimea, "raises huge doubts and concern for the future," President Komorowski said after the National Security Council meeting, which brings together Poland’s prime minister, foreign and defence ministers and leaders of opposition parties.

Komorowski said he had instructed Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski to request NATO consultations under Article 4 of the alliance’s founding treaty, which comes into force when the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any member state is threatened.

Why should Poland think the NATO Treaty will mean NATO will come to their defense when Ukraine has similar assurances from the US under the Budapest Memorandums of 1994?

On possible sanctions by the EU against Russia, Komorowski said that Poland will be calling for the threat of tough measures against Moscow. "Poland should present the case for a very firm stance on sanctions, both political and economic," Komorowski said.

US secretary of state John Kerry has muted the idea of asset freezes and other sanctions against the Russian government…

So all of his tough talk lasted about three days. Which, for John Kerry, is actually a pretty long time.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Obama Has Assured Poland It Is Safe From Putin”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I’d rather have lunch with a plaid suit-wearing schlocky used car salesman than with a “diplomat”.

    A person who is a diplomat is usually one whose own political career has failed (Kerry) or someone who thinks that “just being in the show” is way cool. (Anyone named Kennedy) Cuz that means you get to go to all the cool kids’ parties and make fun of the other people who work, have character, who are happy to raise families and live quiet unassuming lives without all that need for constant attention/validation from a “peer group” that can’t find its own a** with both hands.

    Diplomats are usually highly paid failures in life. Somehow they always manage to find someone they can carry water for. The next form of life that’s most similar to them is a cubicle-monkey at the DMV.

  2. mr_bill says:

    Am I the only one who thinks nerobama just painted a giant target on Poland’s back?

  3. JohnMG says:

    “If you like your assurance of security from the USA you can keep it. Period!”

  4. canary says:

    The US Ambassador to Syria quit, though he left there when he started his ousting their leader. Spending most his time in the US and Turkey, probably trying to talk Turkey into allowing 26,000 more troops and military attack equipment, he just quit.

    John Kerry was hoping he’d become the new US Ambassador to Egypt, but rumors are the Ambassador who speaks fluent Arabic was very instrumental in all the Arab Springs and so maybe it’s for his own safety.

    Maybe Turkey told him to leave.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    Bareback Obama need only draw a line in the sand.
    Bow and apologize then cruise UTUBE for a homemade flick to blame when Poland burns.

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