i may not always agree with george friedman at stratfor, as far as his conclusions go, but he is often one of the better informed on the facts of history, current conditions and current temperments
posted on 08/28/2012 9:15:56 AM PDT
“... into the Germanic regions.”
(whatever that means)
posted on 08/28/2012 9:23:10 AM PDT
(I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
This strategy is going to have to mark-time until Obam gets out of the Whitehouse. Heck, Obama caved on ballistic missile defense for Poland because the Russians squawked. If we can’t do that much, there’s not much chance of the US riding to Poland’s rescue.
posted on 08/28/2012 9:57:40 AM PDT
(It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
Interesting omission for the writer to describe the attack in 1939 as solely German. The Soviet half was in some ways even more devastating since they were the ones who liquidated the country’s military and intellectual leadership in the Katyn Forest. Strange also because it should have been the prime example of one of the article’s theses, that Poland has no chance if it’s attacked by more than one of its neighbors. The writer is either ignorant (unlikely) or has an agenda that includes overlooking Communist barbarism.
posted on 08/28/2012 10:46:30 AM PDT
(Just my opinions)
Poland has a fourth option -- a return to the commonwealth, międzymorze -- set up a Central-European union from Finland to Bulgaria. This would be neither German-French dominated nor Russian dominated, but a buffer state. both the Germans and Russians should be persuaded that removal of the buffer state of the Polish-Lithuanian Rzeczpospolita in 1795 let to WWI.
posted on 08/28/2012 8:43:44 PM PDT
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