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Poland Is Quietly Mobilizing Its Army Reservists
zero hedge ^ | 3/24/14 | tyler durden

Posted on 03/24/2014 7:58:03 PM PDT by Nachum

It seems the words of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk warning that “the world stands on the brink of conflict, the consequences of which are not foreseen... Not everyone in Europe is aware of this situation," are a little more real than some (US equity buyers) might suspect. As The Week's Crispin Black reports, at least 7,000 Polish workers in Europe have received call-up papers as army reservists in the last few weeks. Polish authorities dismiss it as "routine" but the men note this has never happened before.

As The Week's Crispin Black goes on to note,

At least 7,000 reservists have been recalled to the colours for immediate exercises lasting between 10 and 30 days.

They’re told by the Polish authorities that the call-ups are “routine”: but the men say they haven’t been asked before and they’re well aware of the growing alarm in Warsaw at President Putin’s aggression.

Three weeks ago, their Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, called a press

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KEYWORDS: army; crispinblack; donaldtusk; estonia; europeanunion; latvia; lithuania; mobilizing; moldova; nato; poland; reservists; russia; tylerdurden; tylerdurdenmyass; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; waronterror; yuliatymoshenko; zerohedge
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1 posted on 03/24/2014 7:58:03 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/24/2014 7:58:24 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

If history is any guide, Russia won’t need to invade Poland, the west will simply give it to them, along with Eastern Europe and half of Germany.


3 posted on 03/24/2014 7:59:16 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: Nachum

as my granddaddy would have said...

“oh Hell, here we go again.”


4 posted on 03/24/2014 7:59:55 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Nachum
Is it time now to re-read Red Storm Rising?
5 posted on 03/24/2014 8:00:47 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: jameslalor

Won’t the Balkans be first?


6 posted on 03/24/2014 8:00:47 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Nachum

Party Like It's 1939.

7 posted on 03/24/2014 8:00:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

I would advise all former soviet nations that do not want to be annexed, to adopt the Swiss model of civilian armament and put thousands of rifles into the hands of their citizens.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 8:01:38 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Nachum

Poland could last 12 hours at full readiness. Do you understand air assault. This is such a joke!! And obammy is doing march madness thump thump brackets and actually cares about thump thump like it means something.


9 posted on 03/24/2014 8:02:27 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: dfwgator

Cat food
Dog food


11 posted on 03/24/2014 8:03:13 PM 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: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Poland is much closer to the Muscovites.


12 posted on 03/24/2014 8:17:12 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: dfwgator

Let’s party like its 1920...


13 posted on 03/24/2014 8:19:04 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Kozak

Yes, that was a much better party.


14 posted on 03/24/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

You mean the Baltic states? The geographically challenged Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 8:21:16 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Hebrews 11:6
Aksyonov, The Island of Crimea is more apt.
16 posted on 03/24/2014 8:28:10 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: Nachum

Good God people, Putin isn’t going to invade Poland.


17 posted on 03/24/2014 8:32:24 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: dontreadthis

That is the best photo I have seen in weeks!


18 posted on 03/24/2014 8:34:08 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: SADMILLIE
Oh I think they would last longer than that: about 950 MBT's (128 Leopards, the rest upgraded to NATO guns/sites) and 1500 AFIV's, 415,000 men with reserves.

Plus 37,500,000 others with every rifle, shotgun, molotov cocktail and rotten fruit they could muster to fight the Russians.

19 posted on 03/24/2014 8:36:07 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: dfwgator

On a brighter note Putin is helping Ukraine and Poland to become closer
friends. Poland does NOT want a larger border with Russia...


20 posted on 03/24/2014 8:36:08 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Nachum

Party like it’s 1939 again!


21 posted on 03/24/2014 8:37:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Badwhereas things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Kozak

Yes, Ukraine and Poland must work together this time.


22 posted on 03/24/2014 8:38:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Husker24
Good God people, Putin isn’t going to invade Poland.

I remember you. In 1939 you told us "Good God people, Stalin isn’t going to invade Poland."

23 posted on 03/24/2014 8:39:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Badwhereas things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Nachum

Time yet to pull all cash, in small bills and coin, out of banks?


24 posted on 03/24/2014 8:40:16 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Revolting cat!
I'd prefer to party like it's 1920 again!


25 posted on 03/24/2014 8:41:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

If poland goes to assist Ukraine, and their troops are attacked in Ukrainian or Russian territory, can Poland invoke Article V of the NATO charter?


26 posted on 03/24/2014 8:45:27 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Nachum

Are France and Great Britain coming to Poland’s aid or will this be a Sitzkrieg again?


27 posted on 03/24/2014 8:45:27 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Nachum

Was it patton who said that we’ll have to fight the Russkies eventually? We have been so naive about Russia.


28 posted on 03/24/2014 8:47:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Badwhereas things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Husker24

Perhaps not. But I can understand perfectly if the Poles would prefer not to take our word on it.


29 posted on 03/24/2014 8:52:28 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Revolting cat!

we should have pushed them back to their borders in WW2, the murderers


30 posted on 03/24/2014 9:09:06 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

We should have finished them off after World War II.


31 posted on 03/24/2014 9:19:15 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Ted Cruz 2016)
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To: dontreadthis

Wow. LMAO!!!


32 posted on 03/24/2014 9:29:42 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: randomhero97

Mark this down:

There will be a Rearmament Bill out of the Bundestag before the end of the year.

Europe needs the Wehrmacht back in the worst way. The Bundeswehr they’ve got is okay, but won’t cut it.

They won’t call it the Wehrmacht, of course, but everyone will know what it is.

Best,

Chris


33 posted on 03/24/2014 9:37:57 PM PDT by section9
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To: Nachum

Bump


34 posted on 03/24/2014 9:38:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Husker24
Good God people, Putin isn’t going to invade Poland.

Yeah, definitely not Crimea or Kiev either.

35 posted on 03/24/2014 9:41:23 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: section9

First you need to find some young men in Germany willing to
take on the role. From what I saw on my last trip, the young generation care more about their hair-dos.


36 posted on 03/24/2014 10:08:19 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: SADMILLIE

At least Poland would put up a fight; we know that much.


37 posted on 03/24/2014 11:24:44 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: RitchieAprile

You never now what young people are capable of until they are called to do something.


38 posted on 03/24/2014 11:25:15 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: 353FMG

They like to wait until AFTER Poland is under the yoke until they want to do something.


39 posted on 03/24/2014 11:26:24 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Red White and Blue patriot; yldstrk

Thanks to Hitler’s antics, we were allies with them.


40 posted on 03/24/2014 11:31:41 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: section9

I believe you’re right that Putin has figured out how to increase defense spending in Europe. Scare the crap out of everyone. It’s absolutely clear to me that while many posters on this site see Putin as benign; they do not give Putin a pass on this one. As someone who lives in Europe, I can tell you this action in Crimea was a big wake up call.


41 posted on 03/24/2014 11:50:15 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: dfwgator

It says,
“To arms,
Gather and united we will defeat our enemy!”


42 posted on 03/25/2014 1:45:21 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: All; Nachum

Prayers for Poland!

With a weak leader, like Obama, who might want this as well, anything can happen.


43 posted on 03/25/2014 3:03:26 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Nachum

44 posted on 03/25/2014 4:00:24 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Nachum

I hope it doesn’t come to that, but there is a joke in Poland.

Q: If Germany and Russia both attack Poland, who do we kill first?
A: Germany. Business before pleasure.


45 posted on 03/25/2014 4:39:51 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: taxcontrol

In Estonia we have a system modeled after Finland. In addition to professional military getting experience in Iraq and Afghanistan also every male goes through military training and there are thousands of secret weapons caches in the forests.


46 posted on 03/25/2014 4:54:18 AM PDT by Krosan
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To: Thunder90
Good question about NATO. Let me ask another one.

Is NATO still operational? NATO used to be the best defense club in the world. Every member was backed by the US and under the American nuclear umbrella.

NATO started to fall apart when Clinton was president. I seem to remember a NATO vs Serbia war. I am still waiting to hear which NATO country was attacked to justify bombing Serbia. It was at that point that NATO started to lose its effectiveness.

The next blow was 9/11. Except for a few notable exceptions (Canada, UK, Germany to an extent) NATO did not immediately spring to America's defense. The only NATO members who fought in Afghanistan (Afghanistan was behind 9/11) were the US, the UK, and Canada.

Add the fact that, under Obama, America's adherence to defense treaties is extremely suspect, and what is left of NATO?

47 posted on 03/25/2014 5:21:35 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
The only NATO members who fought in Afghanistan (Afghanistan was behind 9/11) were the US, the UK, and Canada.

You are wrong!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Security_Assistance_Force#NATO_nations

In alphabetical order: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lativa, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

48 posted on 03/25/2014 5:35:20 AM PDT by Krosan
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To: Krosan
Maybe I should have said "really fought" in Afghanistan. Yes, all those countries sent troops. I don't have time to do a proper ratio analysis, I will leave that to you. Just take a look at these casualty figures and rough population:

US: 1750-2155 deaths, 330,000,000 people

UK: 448/63 million

Canada: 157/33 million

The back of my envelope says the UK took the highest ratio of deaths to population. US and Canada were next in line. For comparison Germany, with 80 million people, took 57 killed. Far less than the UK with 63 million people. Either the Germans were highly skilled at not getting killed, or they were not involved in heavy combat like the other three countries cited.

Remember for most of these countries ISAF stood for I Saw Americans Fight.

49 posted on 03/25/2014 5:55:27 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

That was the only time NATO forces were actually used in combat operation on a request of one of the members, so keep your trap shut.


50 posted on 03/25/2014 6:09:07 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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