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Poland and Baltics feel heat from Crimea
BBC ^ | 11 March 2014 Last updated at 21:23 ET | Adam Easton

Posted on 03/11/2014 7:41:18 PM PDT by FreeReign

Russia's move into part of Ukraine has caused genuine unease in neighbouring countries like Poland and the three Baltic states and a sense that they also are under threat.

Poland's leaders have played down the danger, repeatedly reassuring the public.

During an event to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Poland joining Nato on Monday, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said he saw no direct threat to his country, a view echoed by Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski.

But there is a widespread sense of insecurity in Poland. In an opinion poll last week, 59% of respondents believed Russia's foreign policy presented a threat to Poland's security.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


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1 posted on 03/11/2014 7:41:18 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

If there’s gun control in any of these nations, it’s about time they un-control, and institute their version of our 2nd Amendment real soon-they may need to use it, even more than us I am afraid!


2 posted on 03/11/2014 7:44:41 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: FreeReign

“In an opinion poll last week, 59% of respondents believed Russia’s foreign policy presented a threat to Poland’s security.”

tupid Poles. Putin’s Russia is not interested in them.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 7:44:43 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

You Are A dumbass. Why not explain your statement?


4 posted on 03/11/2014 7:54:57 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: FreeReign

Don’t worry my fellow Poles. Obama is on the golf course with his phone. He will be very concerned when the coast lines of the Baltics down to Gadnsk are occupied by Russian soldiers.


5 posted on 03/11/2014 7:56:43 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: All

wow, good thing we didn’t elect Romney...


6 posted on 03/11/2014 7:58:19 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Marguerite

Really? Why?


7 posted on 03/11/2014 8:03:03 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Because.

Russia has nothing to gain from Poland, who is now the NATO puppet.

BTW, Poland is dependent on Russia for 70% of its energy needs. Of course, they could stop buying fuel and freeze to death, it’s their absolute right.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 8:11:36 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

Then, by “Bartertown” standards, Europe is basically screwed? And it was OK for Obama to quash the middle shield with them?


9 posted on 03/11/2014 8:18:25 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Marguerite
Russia has nothing to gain from Poland, who is now the NATO puppet.

You seem to have a problem with NATO. Your syntax sounds Russian.

Do you have an ethnic BIAS you'd like to elaborate upon?

10 posted on 03/11/2014 8:20:23 PM PDT by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: FreeReign

Give them their SDI missile shields NOW!


11 posted on 03/11/2014 8:21:44 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: sauron

If the US (a.k.a. NATO) want to play war games in Poland, in order to impress Russia, they will be badly disappointed.
Russia is not to be bullied like Libya, Yemen or Kosovo were.

What the hell do the US want? A nuclear war in Europe? Just take your flying toys home and reinstate the Monroe doctrine. Each in his own backyard. NATO is a Cold War instrument, which has no more reason to exist.

And last, but not least, kill Soros!


12 posted on 03/11/2014 9:08:11 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: FreeReign

Poland, Lithuania, Japan, South Korea - you should all be looking over your shoulders. :)


13 posted on 03/11/2014 9:57:50 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Marguerite

Doesn’t sound like you like poles very much.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 4:10:03 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

We got a cat in here. The meowing is deafening.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 4:14:11 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Marguerite

You hate Poland.


16 posted on 03/12/2014 4:18:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

or is it hissing? heh


17 posted on 03/12/2014 4:20:00 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Lazamataz

I don’t give a flying f..k about Poland, Ukraine and all that. The West should do the same.


18 posted on 03/12/2014 4:27:06 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Bulwyf

We’ve known that Bear geopolitics is truculent.

There was an era when Russia headed a huge empire. Did this make them happy?

Modern commerce has, at least, gotten them to simmer down some. Being a major oil power helps.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 4:28:38 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Marguerite

Poland hates you too, and is mobilizing for war with you.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 4:28:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Marguerite

Meow.


21 posted on 03/12/2014 4:29:03 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Lazamataz

Bwha-ha-ha-ha


22 posted on 03/12/2014 4:29:19 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

Meow. Meow. Meow.


23 posted on 03/12/2014 4:29:51 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Marguerite
Chuckle all you want, Laughing Girl.

Having an entire nation mobilize for war with one single person a serious matter.

I'd get your affairs in order.


24 posted on 03/12/2014 4:33:03 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Scuffles with intrusive neighbors are nothing new with Poland. It wins some and it loses some, yet Poland stays Poland.


25 posted on 03/12/2014 4:37:09 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Marguerite

How’d you do in European history in school, genius?


26 posted on 03/12/2014 4:37:19 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yet, this is the first time they have mobilized their entire war machine against ONE PERSON.


27 posted on 03/12/2014 4:38:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Last time Poland won a war was in ... 1645.


28 posted on 03/12/2014 4:39:54 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Lazamataz

Oh noes! Poland declares war on Marguerite!


29 posted on 03/12/2014 4:42:09 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Marguerite
So you are saying you -- a single person -- can defeat the combined forces and modern tactics of an entire nation.

You are so screwed.

30 posted on 03/12/2014 4:44:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

She is so screwed.


31 posted on 03/12/2014 4:45:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

The 1600s weren’t that long ago and yeah, Poland trounced Russia.

Modern commerce has provided an incentive for a little more clam (I mean calm). Russia’s not as rabid as Islam but it’s still a grouchy old Bear.


32 posted on 03/12/2014 4:49:34 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I don’t know how much they’ve simmered down though. I don’t think they were very happy during the height of the Soviet Union. The people not in the party surely weren’t.

I think some leadership there is seeking glory, and expansion is the only way they know how.


33 posted on 03/12/2014 4:49:35 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Unlike the Crimea, there are no easily-exploitable natural gas fields in Poland. They rely on their own coal and Russian gas.

Russia is lacking the economic liberties and freedoms in which domestic industries thrive. It’s an oligarchy. And like most dictatorships it is dependent upon exporting natural resources. It needs to acquire and export resources and, if possible, influence the market for the capital to run the government.


34 posted on 03/12/2014 4:52:19 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Bulwyf

China figured out that it was more glorious to sit where they were and get rich.

And if the Bear gets half a clue, its oil wealth will do the same for it. But old feelings die hard.


35 posted on 03/12/2014 4:53:05 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Lazamataz

Don’t be a jerk.
I never said that.


36 posted on 03/12/2014 4:54:11 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Marguerite
I sure wouldn't want to be the sole person that the entire armed forces of Poland just declared war on.

I sure wouldn't want to be Marguerite right now.

She is so screwed.

37 posted on 03/12/2014 4:54:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Marguerite
They have guided missiles as well.

You are so screwed.

38 posted on 03/12/2014 4:55:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Marguerite

“Last time Poland won a war was in ... 1645.”

Obviously absent from the history class you took in the Soviet Union....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish-Soviet_War


39 posted on 03/12/2014 4:56:56 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Justa

The only problem Poland had was fielding all those pianos in the military band to play rousing Chopin military marches.

(Obligatory Poland joke)


40 posted on 03/12/2014 5:00:05 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Careful bucko.

They might double the size of their war declaration.

;)

41 posted on 03/12/2014 5:01:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Modern electronic keyboards make it easier, though.


42 posted on 03/12/2014 5:01:45 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Just use an iPod.


43 posted on 03/12/2014 5:02:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

MP3s? Chopin is spinning in his grave.


44 posted on 03/12/2014 5:04:44 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

45 posted on 03/12/2014 5:06:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Ah, with the magical singing bullets.


46 posted on 03/12/2014 5:08:32 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Justa

You freaking idiots.
Anyone who doesn’t agree with you must be from “Soviet Union”.

I won’t waste more time on stoopid.
Buh-bye


47 posted on 03/12/2014 5:12:26 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite
Be careful when getting the newspaper this morning.

Polish Special Forces are rappelling onto a building nearby.


48 posted on 03/12/2014 5:14:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: FreeReign

They wouldn’t be so nervous if they followed the Swiss model of citizen militia. They need a strong, clear American style 2nd Amendment.

Then toss in a dynamic energy mix like nuclear, natural gas and coal. Dependency grows naturally from socialism.


49 posted on 03/12/2014 5:20:46 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: JSDude1

Correct.


50 posted on 03/12/2014 5:21:05 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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