The Polish-US Agreement Is a Surrender Bill In All But Name
The Poland-US Agreement has revealed an agreement where the Polish will rescind sovereignty on their own land, will no longer be allowed to inspect American vehicles and aircraft, will allow American commanders to restrict access to these new bases at will, will allow unrestricted temporary on-demand access to state-owned land and buildings, local-government owned land and buildings as well as privately owned land and buildings.
And for all this Poland will graciously foot the bill for this privilege.
Poland has essentially given up its sovereignty. A comparable situation exists in Okinawa. Except Japan was defeated in World War 2. The local authorities of Okinawa oppose the US bases both because they have cut through pristine environments of Okinawa but also because the US soldiers have a long history of drunken rapes which have fueled resentment on Okinawa. (South-China Morning Post, Anti-US rage: rapes, murders, accidents, and now this in Okinawa, Jan 2018)
The signing of this treaty should really cement into the minds of everyone that the West (US in particular) does not care about democracy or human rights or freedom or any of that trash – but pure power. The signing of this treaty was met with a media blackout in Poland as it would be a scandal if its contents were widely known. Poland has been transformed into a puppet state.
The Poland-US Agreement Is More Humiliating Than The Polish-Soviet agreement of 1956
American soldiers will be excluded from local jurisdiction and will be tried only by American courts. The Americans are infamous for refusing to have their soldiers tried by international courts — which is the reason the US never ratified the Rome statute. On top of the fact the US created a law nick-named “The Hague Invasion Act” which will ensure the US invades the Netherlands rather than have one of their people tried for International War Crimes. (Human Rights Watch, U.S.: ‘Hague Invasion Act’ Becomes Law, August 2002)
The issues of jurisdiction related to the stay of Soviet troops on the territory of the Polish People’s Republic are regulated as follows:
1. In cases of crimes and offenses committed by persons belonging to the Soviet army or their family members in the territory of the Polish People’s Republic, as a rule, Polish law is applied and Polish courts, the prosecutor’s office and other Polish authorities competent to prosecute crimes and petty offenses operate. In cases of crimes committed by Soviet soldiers, the competent authorities are the military prosecutor’s office and the military judiciary of the Polish People’s Republic.
The Polish Government Displaying A Unique Cowardice That Is Reminiscent Of The Nationalists During World War 2
From a government that talks relentlessly of “Poland rising from its knees and regaining its dignity” have managed to negotiate a deal worse than the Soviet-Polish deal. For all the talk of Poland when it was allied to the Soviet Union of being a “Soviet Satellite” – it has ceded absolute authority to the United States.
In recent history when Polish Nationalists have come to power they have displayed a unique cowardice. The nationalist government (and the nationalists prior to 1989) would often use the hue and cry that the Soviets used the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact to ‘invade Poland’. Despite the fact Poland repeatedly refused a collective security pact with the Soviet Union.
Polish nationalists (alongside the Anti-Communist West) were to rewrite history. Polish and Americansstill talk as if Stalin and Hitler jointly and cynically divided the unfortunate Poles. This has become part of the Polish nationalist psyche.
But Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, said in a broadcast on October 1, 1939: “The Soviets have stopped the Nazis in eastern Poland; I only regret that they are not doing it as our allies.” A few weeks later, on October 26, Prime Minister Chamberlain himself rather sourly admitted in the House of Commons that “It had been necessary for the Red Army to occupy part of Poland as protection against Germany.”
(Strong, Anna L. The Soviets Expected It. New York, New York: The Dial press, 1941, p. 164)
Ignoring the fact the lands the Soviets ‘invaded’ were parts of the Ukraine, Lithuania and Belarus before Poland unilaterally annexed those lands in 1920 during Polands attack on Russia.
Poland had then submitted those lands to apartheid states with the locals as second class citizens in an attempt to Polanise the areas. Outlawing the local languages and treating the Ukrainians, Belarussians and Lithuanians as second class citizens.
Through the Warsaw government, which they dominated, the landlords treated their peasants more brutally than had the Russian tsar…. In an effort to Polonize the territory by force they settled demobilized Polish soldiers along the frontier, often by dispossessing whole villages of natives. For 20 years the League of Nations reports indicated that Eastern Poland had one of the most brutally handled minority problems anywhere in Europe. (Strong, Anna L. The Soviets Expected It. New York, New York: The Dial press, 1941, p. 165)
During World War 2 the Polish government was uniquely irresponsible. No other government acted toward it’s people like the Polish government did. Many countries were conquered by the Axis powers yet their governments continued the fight against the Axis in exile.
Only the Polish government interned itself in a neutral country (Romania)— which stripped it of the ability to govern as Romania was trying to remain neutral and allowing a government to exercise its authority whilst Germany was at war with Poland would bring the Axis eye upon Romania.
They should have remained in Poland — if not in Warsaw then Eastern Poland. There they could have capitulated like France or Finland. It surely would have lost territory but not all of it. A rump Poland could’ve then negotiated a collective security pact with the USSR — a type of pact that the USSR had tried to organise for years prior to the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact but which the UK, French and Polish kept rejecting.
The final attempt by the Soviets to sign this pact was a week before the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact where the UK and French sent diplomats to the Soviet Union. However the diplomats were authorised to “talk” not sign any agreements.
The new documents, copies of which have been seen by The Sunday Telegraph, show the vast numbers of infantry, artillery and airborne forces which Stalin’s generals said could be dispatched, if Polish objections to the Red Army crossing its territory could first be overcome.
But the British and French side — briefed by their governments to talk, but not authorised to commit to binding deals — did not respond to the Soviet offer, made on August 15, 1939. Instead, Stalin turned to Germany, signing the notorious non-aggression treaty with Hitler barely a week later. (Telegraph, Stalin ‘planned to send a million troops to stop Hitler if Britain and France agreed pact’, Oct 2008)
The Soviets turned the tables on the British and French. As far as the Soviets were concerned Britain was being its typical perfidious Albion – trying to embroil the Soviet Union in war with Germany. The Soviet Union was deathly afraid that Nazi Germany would be in a war with the Soviet Union only on 1 front. By signing the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact Britain was forced to declare war on Germany. The Soviets with a deft display of foreign policy had ensured that should war come to the Soviet Union, she would not be fighting alone.
Molotov was to remark on the signing of the pact:
Further: on the one hand, Great Britain and France stressed the importance and gravity of the negotiations for a pact of mutual assistance and demanded that the U.S.S.R. should treat the matter seriously and settle all questions relating to the pact without delay. On the other hand, they themselves displayed extreme dilatoriness and treated the negotiations very lightly, entrusting them to minor individuals who were not invested with adequate powers. It is enough to mention that the British and French military missions came to Moscow without any definite powers and without the right to conclude any kind of military convention. (Animation.)More, the British military mission arrived in Moscow without any mandate at all (loud laughter), and it was only on the demand of our military mission that, on the very eve of the breakdown of the negotiations, they presented written credentials. But even these credentials were of the vaguest kind, that is, credentials that were not up to par. Just try to distinguish between this light-minded attitude towards the negotiations on the part of Great Britain and France and a frivolous make-believe at negotiations designed to discredit the whole business.
Such were the intrinsic contradictions in the attitude of Great Britain and France towards the negotiations with the U.S.S.R. which led to their breakdown.
What is the root of these contradictions in the position of Great Britain and France?
In a few words, it can be put as follows. On the one hand, the British and French governments fear aggression, and for that reason would like to have a pact of mutual assistance with the Soviet Union, inasmuch as it would strengthen them, Great Britain and France. But, on the other hand, the British and French governments are afraid that the conclusion of a real pact of mutual assistance with the U.S.S.R. may strengthen our country, the Soviet Union, which, it appears, does not answer their purpose. It must be admitted that these fears of theirs outweighed other considerations. It is only in this light that we can understand the position of Poland, who is acting on the instructions of Great Britain and France.
I shall now pass to the Soviet-German pact of non- aggression.
The decision to conclude a pact of non-aggression between the U.S.S.R. and Germany was adopted after the military negotiations with France and Great Britain had reached an impasse owing to the insurmountable differences I have mentioned. As the negotiations had shown that the conclusion of a pact of mutual assistance was not to be expected, we could not but explore other possibilities of ensuring peace and averting the danger of a war between Germany and the U.S.S.R. If the British and French governments refused to reckon with this, that is their lookout. It is our duty to think of the interests of the Soviet people, the interests of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (Molotov’s Statement in the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. on the Ratification of the Soviet-German Pact of Non-Aggression, August 31 1939)
Why Is This Important To Modern Day Poland?
Largely because Poland has created it’s current day nationalist identity upon whining about a distorted view of the beginning of World War 2, anti-Russian sentiment and anti-Communist hysteria.
What’s more the Polish nationalists are repeating the same mistakes regarding foreign policy they did in World War 2. In World War 2 Poland, an anti-semitic fascist state, hated the Soviet Union and the Communists with every breath. This moronic display of ignoring real-politic placed their security in the hands of Britain and France who only a year earlier had cynically divided up Czechoslovakia. Poland even partook in the division of Czechoslovakia.
Poland, having rejected working with the USSR, now placed its security in British hands. The British themselves – completely cut off from accessing Poland – were never going to seriously defend it.
The Polish nationalists should wonder if the US would seriously defend Poland today. A leaked phone call from Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski back in 2014 reveals the Polish have surrendered their sovereignty for the mirage of security.
Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski has said that Poland’s alliance with the United States is not “worth anything” in a secret recording obtained by a Polish news magazine.
“You know that the Polish-U.S. alliance isn’t worth anything,” Sikorski allegedly told Rostowski.
“It is downright harmful, because it creates a false sense of security … Complete bullshit. We’ll get in conflict with the Germans, Russians and we’ll think that everything is super, because we gave the Americans a blow job. Losers. Complete losers.”
According to the conversation transcript, Sikorski calls Poland’s attitude towards the United States “murzynskosc”, a racially charged word described as “thinking like a Negro.”
“The problem in Poland is that we have very shallow pride and low self-esteem,” he adds. (IB Times, Poland Foreign Minister Sikorski: ’We Gave United States a Blow Job’ for Nothing, June 2014)