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To: tetuhe1898
Well, Puttie Poot is not an option here, but there are other neighbors to have fun with - for instance Ukraine, Baltic states and Georgia. Potentially they could make up a strong alliance supported by the USA or even form their own Eastern European Union (EEU) within or outside the EU with uncertain results.

My suggestion of Putin was of cause only sarcasm.

The problem for Poland is that the Balts, Georgia or the Ukraine might be pleasant neighbours, but they are a matter of complete unimportance since those nations do not offer any economical potence. Their potential of development is -due to the alarmingly shrinking population- quite limited. The US only play a role in security matters for the Poles. Economically they are also completely irrelevant for them. The US can and want not afford a second Israel to subsidize. Therefore Poland is completely dependend on western Europe and particulary on Germany.

That are the facts.

This is the reason why we Germans understand the noisy appearance of the leading twins of Poland as just a smeary show to cache their own irrelevance and the potential weakness of their country. The sad thing is that it could be so easy. With a littlebit more capitalism and a intelligent foreign policy Poland could leave the 2nd/3rd world to become a real industrial 1rd world nation. Now they are struck in their national pride and in dumb socialism.

As I said: Sad.

140 posted on 06/21/2007 10:50:29 PM PDT by Atlantic Bridge (In varieatate concordia!)
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To: Atlantic Bridge; Lukasz

It IS sad. In fact, I have underestimated the power of the twins to damage the German-Polish relationship. Here, the media is repeating all over again that the twins DO NOT represent a majority of the Polish people with regard to the relations with Germany. I hope the media is right.


143 posted on 06/21/2007 11:42:37 PM PDT by Michael81Dus
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