One really can’t blame the Poles for their attitude toward the Russians. As the Red Army rolled westward toward Berlin, they camped outside Warsaw. Polish patriots rose up against the Nazi garrison and fought desperately, assuming that the Red Army would come to their rescue. But Stalin held his forces outside the city and let the two sides slaughter each other. “Uncle Joe” figured that the Poles fighting the Nazis would be the ones least likely to accept Soviet rule. For him, the betrayal of the Poles was a win-win situation.