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  • Eurosceptic Andrzej Duda Will Become New Polish President, Signaling Conservative, Populist Shift

    05/25/2015 12:30:17 PM PDT · by annalex · 46 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 24 2015 | Angelo Young
    <p>Poland is getting a new and more conservative president. Andrzej Duda, 43, won the European Union member’s presidential runoff election Sunday by an unofficial 6 percentage-point margin, Agence France-Presse reported.</p> <p>"I congratulate my competitor Andrzej Duda and wish him a successful presidency," President Bronisław Komorowski was quoted by the Associated Press as saying in a concession speech late Sunday in Warsaw. A TVP public broadcaster exit poll indicated Duda was comfortably ahead at 53 percent to Komorowski’s 47 percent.</p>
  • POLAND: Conservative Andrzej Duda wins presidential election.

    05/25/2015 1:18:08 AM PDT · by Matt_DZ_PL · 12 replies
    Polish Radio External Service ^ | May 24, 2015 | John Beauchamp
    Exit poll: Andrzej Duda wins presidential election PR dla Zagranicy John Beauchamp 24.05.2015 22:31 Law and Justice candidate Andrzej Duda has won the second round of the presidential election in Poland, gaining 53 percent, according to an exit poll released by Ipsos at 10.30pm.     Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk  Incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski won 47 percent of the vote. According to the Ipsos exit poll, turnout stood at 56.1 percent, seven percent more than in the first round of the ballot.The release of the result was delayed due to a death at a polling station near Cieszyn in southern Poland, meaning it...
  • Polish president concedes election defeat to conservative challenger

    05/24/2015 5:45:07 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/24/2015 | Pawel Sobczak and Agnieszka Barteczko
    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda in Sunday's presidential election, a result that will set alarm bells ringing for the government, which faces its own election race later this year. Komorowski had originally been seen as a shoo-in for another term in office, and his defeat reflected a desire among voters for new faces, and a sense that Poland's new-found prosperity was not being shared out equally. The outgoing president, an ally of Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, announced he was conceding defeat after an exit poll showed he had won 47 percent to 53 percent...
  • Team Fighting Championship: yeah, its insane

    05/14/2015 11:00:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A new sport has arisen within the fighting universe in Poland: Team Fighting Championship (TFC). If youve ever imagined what a professional looking, all out fight between two rival gangs would look like in an arena, this is it. Two teams of five fighters are let loose in the ring, accompanied by five referees, where they punch, kick, and knee the living hell out of each other until just one team is left standing. The only major rules are that forbid blows to the Adams apple, groin kicks, biting and spitting, but there are no rules that prohibit the four...
  • Hollywood Traitors Supported Hitler and Stalin: An Interview with Allan Ryskind

    05/13/2015 6:46:25 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May, 13, 2015 | Brett M. Decker
    Hard-core Communists in Hollywood, and by that I mean those with party cards and whose allegiance was to Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union, not the United States, made a major effort to take over the movie industry and nearly succeeded. The much-maligned House Un-American Activities Committee, as even liberal Hollywood historians Larry Ceplair and Steven Englund acknowledge, uncovered over 200 party members in Hollywood. My dad, Morrie Ryskind, one of the few outspoken anti-Communist screenwriters in Hollywood, said the number was closer to 300. They were part of a broad conspiracy of subversives who had penetrated Americas most critical...
  • Obituary: Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, The great survivor (of Auschwitz)

    05/12/2015 9:53:59 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    The Economist ^ | 7.May.2015 | the Economist
    WHEN Hitlers forces marched into Warsaw in September 1939, Wladyslaw Bartoszewskis parents told him not to panic. They had experienced German occupation during the last war. There would be inconvenience, disorder and even looting. He should be careful. But it would not be too badthe Germans were, after all, west Europeansand by next year, the British and French would arrive. The Bartoszewskis could hardly have given their teenage son worse advice. The Western allies never came; instead the Soviets joined in the Nazi attack. Hitler not only wiped Poland off the map, but aimed to obliterate its language, culture and...
  • Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks

    04/19/2015 8:42:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 119 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 19, 2015 | By Wiktor Szary
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has summoned the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War Two, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the Washington Post earlier this week, prompted an outcry in Poland and drew condemnation in the media and from politicians. A foreign ministry spokesman said on his Twitter account that the U.S. ambassador would be summoned to the ministry over the article, and that Poland would demand an apology. Comey said...
  • UPDATE 1-Poland seen buying Patriot missiles, Europe helicopters

    04/21/2015 6:13:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/21/2015 | Wiktor Szary and Marcin Goettig
    WARSAW, April 21 (Reuters) - Poland looks set to award a total of $8 billion in military contracts to Raytheon of the United States and Europe's Airbus, local media and industry sources said on Tuesday, striking a transatlantic balance as it faces rising tensions with Russia. Speculation over the deals rose as President Bronislaw Komorowski, Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and Poland's defence minister gathered to discuss the modernisation of the country's armed forces. A press briefing was scheduled for 1400 GMT, but Polish officials declined to elaborate. Daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported Warsaw had chosen U.S. firm Raytheon, the maker of...
  • Poland to build Russia border towers at Kaliningrad

    04/08/2015 8:46:43 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 April 2015 | BBC
    Poland is to build observation towers along its land border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, according to a Polish news agency.
  • Pilots pressured to land in Polish presidential jet crash: report

    04/08/2015 6:24:46 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | 7 April 2015 | AFP
    Warsaw (AFP) - The military pilots blamed for the deadly 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia were pressured into landing in thick fog by their superior, according to new transcripts of cockpit recordings leaked on Tuesday. The plane went down on April 10, 2010 as it was approaching Smolensk airport in western Russia, killing 96 people, including then president Lech Kaczynski, his wife, the central bank head and military chief of staff. Transcripts from one of the plane's black boxes published by Poland's RMF FM radio station show that the then Polish air force commander General Andrzej...
  • Anti-Kasper Book Receives Church In Polands Official Endorsement [Catholic Caucus]

    04/07/2015 4:52:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 4/07/15 | Mundabor
    Remaining in the Truth of Christ, the five Cardinals' book already the object of the famous raid at the Vatican (where manipulation, theft, and lies are nowadays called mercy) is now available in the Polish version, and carries the endorsement of the Polish Bishop's Conference. One cannot imagine many warning shots clearer and louder than this one. Instead of expressing themselves in favour of the Sacrament in single statements, the Polish Bishops endorse the entire book, en bloc. Let us skip the niceties here, and let us say straight who the addressee of the endorsement is: the Unholy Father himself,...
  • Polish radio says crew distracted before 2010 Smolensk plane crash

    04/07/2015 9:13:56 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 5 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | April, 7, 2015
    In the minutes before a 2010 plane crash that killed Poland's president, members of the president's entourage urged the crew to land despite thick fog, according to what a radio station said was a leaked transcript of cockpit conversations. In the transcript, the crew on several occasions ask people to be quiet or to leave the cockpit, and conversations suggest people in or around the cockpit were drinking beer, though there is no indication the crew themselves consumed alcohol. The radio station, RMF FM, said the transcript was from the cockpit voice recorder recovered from the aircraft wreckage soon after...
  • KATYN [polish movie english subbed]

    04/07/2015 4:10:35 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 3, 2014 | Akson Studi, Telewizja polska S.A, et al
    A sobering tale of the massacre of 22,000 Polish officers and Poland's intellectual elite - all of POW status - by the Red Army in 1940, and the subsequent propaganda that masked the truth for the next fifty years. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008.
  • Poland commemorates 75th anniversary of Katyn Massacre

    04/07/2015 4:04:08 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    The Warsaw Voice ^ | April 7, 2015 | The Warsaw Voice
    Poland on Friday marked the 75th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre a mass murder of some 22,000 Polish officers and other prisoners of war in Katyn forest in western Russia by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's secret police NKVD in an attempt to wipe out the countrys elite after the Soviet Union overrun part of Poland in September 1939.
  • Eastern European civilians undergo military training amid Russia threat

    04/07/2015 1:59:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 06, 2015 | Associated Press (AP)
    WARSAW, Poland NATO aircraft scream across eastern European skies and American armored vehicles rumble near the border with Russia on a mission to reassure citizens that they're safe from Russian aggression. But these days, ordinary people aren't taking any chances. In Poland, doctors, shopkeepers, lawmakers and others are heeding a call to receive military training in case of an invasion. Neighboring Lithuania is restoring the draft and teaching citizens what to do in case of war. Nearby Latvia has plans to give university students military training next year. The drive to teach ordinary people how to use weapons and...
  • GOPs bizarro foreign policy: Alienate Americas closest allies on day one

    04/06/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | April 6, 2015 | Simon Maloy, political writer
    When Republicans criticize Barack Obamas foreign policy, their critiques usually break down into two broad themes: Americas enemies no longer fear us, and Americas allies no longer trust us. The part about our enemies fearing us is usually a reference to Russia conservatives believe quite earnestly that Russias military expansionism over the last few years is a consequence of Vladimir Putin sizing up the president and determining that hes a weakling. No less an authority than Peggy Noonan made this very argument just last Friday, lamenting a Russian president who took the Americans measure and made a move, upsetting...
  • Poland thanks Russia, China for help in Yemen evacuation

    04/03/2015 12:10:58 PM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    RADIO POLAND ^ | 4/3/2015
    Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna thanks the governments of China and Russia, which helped in the evacuation. The situation is under control, we have information that for now everything is going well, he said. Russia air lifted 20 Polish citizens from the capital of Yemen, Sanaa to Moscow on board two aircraft, while the Chinese navy took four Polish citizens across a narrow strait from Aden to Djibuti. Yemen has recently been invaded by a Saudi-led coalition set up to dislodge the Shia Houthis who have taken over the capital city. (an)
  • Greece draws up drachma plans, prepares to miss IMF payment

    04/03/2015 4:41:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 2, 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, & Mehreen Khan
    Greece is drawing up drastic plans to nationalise the country's banking system and introduce a parallel currency to pay bills unless the eurozone takes steps to defuse the simmering crisis and soften its demands. Sources close to the ruling Syriza party said the government is determined to keep public services running and pay pensions as funds run critically low. It may be forced to take the unprecedented step of missing a payment to the International Monetary Fund next week.
  • The Dark Side of the Moon

    02/09/2015 10:21:11 AM PST · by No One Special · 46 replies
    JRNyquist.com ^ | February 9, 2015 | JR Nyquist
    Bluff 1. To engage in a false display of confidence or aggression in order to deceive or intimidate someone. 2. To make a display of aggression, as by charging or baring the teeth, as means of intimidating another animal.                                 - The Free DictionaryNuclear Blackmail is a form of nuclear strategy in which an aggressor uses the threat of use of nuclear weapons to force an adversary to perform some action or make some concessions. It is a type of extortion.                                - Wikipedia During the Munich Security Conference on Friday, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told Reuters of a three-fold concern....
  • US troops driving through Poland get warm welcome

    03/25/2015 1:44:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    AP ^ | March 24, 2015 | ALEKSANDER KEPLICZ and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    Hundreds of residents turned out in eastern Poland on Tuesday to greet a convoy of U.S. troops that is driving through eastern Europe, a region worried that the conflict in Ukraine threatens its security. Children climbed into the Stryker armored vehicles and residents offered regional souvenirs as the crowd gathered in the main square of Bialystok under sunny skies, applauding troops from the 3rd Squadron of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment for their gesture of reassurance to a NATO ally. Poland borders Ukraine and Russia, and the conflict in eastern Ukraine has caused anxiety here. "This really means a lot to...
  • A message to Putin: Hundreds of Poles mob convoy of U.S. troops driving through eastern Europe

    03/24/2015 12:28:38 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 March 2015 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
    "Hundreds of Polish residents took to the streets to give a hero's welcome to a convoy of U.S. troops who are driving through eastern Europe and deliver a damning message to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Children climbed on to Stryker armoured vehicles and even offered souvenirs to the troops, who stopped to pose for pictures in the main square of the eastern Polish town of Bialystok. Meanwhile other residents lined the roads and applauded as the troops from the 3rd Squadron of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the American Army passed by." "The scenes mirrored those in France after Paris...
  • US air defense troops train fast deployment in Poland (of Patriot missile launchers)

    03/21/2015 6:17:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/21/15 | Monica Scislowska - AP
    SOCHACZEW, Poland (AP) U.S. air defense troops are training rapid deployment of Patriot missile launchers in Poland amid concerns that the conflict between Russia-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine is threatening the security in the region. On Saturday, at a test range in Sochaczew near Warsaw, two U.S. soldiers demonstrated for reporters the procedure of emplacement of a Patriot launching station of 16 missiles, as part of their week-long exercise.
  • Poles Steel for Battle, Fearing Russia Will March on Them Next

    03/19/2015 6:14:57 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 104 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 3/14/2015 | Rick Lyman
    KALISZ, Poland For evidence of how much President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has jangled nerves and provoked anxiety across Eastern Europe, look no farther than the drill held the other day by the Shooters Association. The paramilitary group, like more than 100 others in Poland, has experienced a sharp spike in membership since Mr. Putins forces began meddling in neighboring Ukraine last year. Thirty students took an oath to defend Poland at all costs, joining nearly 200 other regional members of the association young men and women, boys and girls marching in formation around the perimeter...
  • The Great Division is here: Point (the Bishops of Poland) and Counterpoint (Pope Francis)

    03/19/2015 9:36:12 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 3/19/20 | New Catholic
    The Bishops of Poland concluded their plenary meeting a week ago, and the central paragraph of their final communiqu was a strong reaffirmation of the doctrine of the Church on the indissolubility of marriage and its consequences for the sacramental life of the Church faithful: Statement of the plenary meeting of the Polish Bishops' Conference Warsaw, March 12, 2015. On March 11-12, 2015, the Bishops gathered at the headquarters of the Secretariat of the Polish Bishops' Conference in Warsaw at their 368th plenary meeting. It was also attended by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to Poland, and thirteen invited guests...
  • Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site

    03/18/2015 8:34:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 80 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 3-18-2015 | UKG
    At least 19 people have been killed in Tunisia after two gunmen stormed the Bardo national museum one of the countrys leading tourist attractions in the capital, Tunis sparking a three-hour hostage siege. Tunisias prime minister, Habib Essid, said on Wednesday afternoon that 17 of the dead were foreigners from Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland calling the attack a cowardly assault targeting the economy. Three hours after the attack started at about midday local time (11am GMT), an interior ministry spokesman said two gunmen had been killed, as well as one security officer, and that all...
  • Militants kill 8 in attack on major Tunisian museum, take hostages, interior ministry says

    03/18/2015 7:10:55 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 18, 2015
    Militants shot and killed at least eight people at a leading museum in Tunisia Wednesday and have taken several more hostage, the countys interior ministry said. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said on Radio Mosaique that only one of the dead in Wednesday's attack was a Tunisian. He did not provide nationalities for the others. Poland's Foreign Ministry announced that three Poles were among the wounded. Security forces filled the area around the National Bardo Museum in Tunis after the attack. Tunisia's parliament building, near the museum, was being evacuated, according to a tweet by parliament member Sayida Ounissi....
  • Putin was ready to use nukes in Crimea standoff

    03/15/2015 7:45:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 16.03.2015 | [mkg/cmk (Reuters, AFP)]
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he considered activating nuclear forces to annex the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine after the fall of a pro-Moscow government in Kyiv early last year. We were ready to do it, Putin said of putting nuclear forces at the ready, in a nearly three-hour documentary that aired on state television Sunday. The president added that he had fielded many calls from foreign leaders and told them that this is our historical territory and Russian people live there, they were in danger, and we cannot abandon them. He said: It was a frank and open position....
  • Poland asks to buy Tomahawk missiles from US for new submarines

    03/12/2015 1:22:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 12, 2015 | Marcin Goclowski
    Poland's Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said on Thursday he has asked the United States whether the European nation could buy Tomahawk missiles for its new submarines. "One of the capabilities we want them (the submarines) to have is cruise missiles," Siemoniak told public radio, following a report by daily newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. Siemoniak also said around 10,000 NATO soldiers will take part in military exercises in Poland this year,
  • Poles seek closer links with Israel

    03/26/2002 2:17:05 AM PST · by scratchgolfer · 2 replies · 83+ views
    Haaretz Daily ^ | Match 26 2002 | Yossi Melman
    Poles seek closer links with Israel By Yossi Melman Poland's government wants to increase cooperation with the Mossad, says Mark Siwiec, head of the Polish National Security Bureau, who is currently visiting Israel. Siwiec will meet today with Mossad head Ephraim Halevy, and also with Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. Speaking with Ha'aretz, Siwiec said Poland's security services have "a relationship of trust and cooperation with Israel's Mossad and security services, but we are looking to strengthen it." The Polish National Security Bureau head reports directly to his country's president. Among other duties, Siwiec is responsible for coordinating civilian and military...
  • The US Army Still Trains For Trench Warfare

    03/08/2015 7:02:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | March 6, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    The US Army Still Trains For Trench Warfare Even in an era of combat aircraft, tanks, and an endless array of technological advances, the US Army still trains troops in the tactics of trench warfare. And sometimes they go to Poland to do it. It may sound archaic, but the truth is that while trench warfare and the horrors that go along with it are more closely identified with World War I, the practice has continued throughout the last century. During WWII, Russia was well known for its use of trench warfare as a defensive measure. The outcome...
  • Gruelling session for Polanski

    03/05/2015 3:07:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    News from Poland ^ | 27th February 2015 | News from Poland
    Wednesday saw Roman Polanski spend nearly nine hours in Krakow District Court giving testimony connected with the latest attempt by US authorities to have him extradited over charges of having unlawful sex with a minor in the 1970s.
  • Boris Nemtsov funeral: Russia restricts foreign mourners

    03/03/2015 4:28:30 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 March 2015 Last updated at 06:34 ET | Sarah Rainsford
    Several EU politicians and Russia's opposition leader have been barred from attending the funeral of murdered Russian politician Boris Nemtsov. A Polish politician was denied a visa and a Latvian MEP turned back at a Moscow airport, while Alexei Navalny was denied permission to leave jail.
  • Happy Casimir Pulaski Day

    03/02/2015 2:20:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | March 2, 2015
    Casimir Pulaski Day is a holiday observed in Illinois on the first Monday of every March in memory of Casimir Pulaski (March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779), a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born in Poland as Kazimierz Pułaski. He is praised for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution and known as "the father of the American cavalry".More
  • Poland plans to send military instructors to Ukraine

    02/25/2015 4:57:00 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:55am EST | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Poland intends to send military instructors to train Ukrainian soldiers, with the final decision expected next month, an advisor to the Polish defence minister said.
  • Poland has reanimated business about wreck of plane Kachinskogo....[President Lech Kaczynski]

    02/24/2015 9:39:22 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    &#1053;&#1086;&#1074;&#1086;&#1077; &#1042;&#1088;&#1077;&#1084;&#1103; (New Time) ^ | 24 February 2015 | &#1053;&#1086;&#1074;&#1086;&#1077; &#1042;&#1088;&#1077;&#1084;&#1103; (New Time)
    The government of Poland has directed to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Russia the note with the requirement to give out fragments of plane Tu-154M which was broke near Smolensk in April, 2010 and which victim became the president of country Lech Kaczynski. About it write the Polish mass-media referring to diplomatic sources, the European truth passes. As it is marked, the Russian side has taken time up to the end of March to answer the note. Also in March to Russia there will arrive delegation of Poles which will engage in details
  • Roman Polanski to attend extradition hearing

    02/24/2015 8:45:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 February 2015 Last updated at 12:03 ET | BBC
    Film director Roman Polanski is to attend an extradition hearing in court after the US lodged a request with Poland to have him brought back. Polish-born Polanski has been wanted by US police since 1977, when he fled the country after being charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
  • Polish public stands for the murdered Christians (ISIS; gruesome vids and images)

    02/24/2015 12:32:18 AM PST · by Matt_DZ_PL · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 17, 2015
    A spontaneous campaign that aims at alerting the public about the Islamic slaughters of Christians are being observed all across Poland in these days. Numerous top actors, anchormen and other famous people began the lead the actions in any available media to awake the dormant nations of the European Union to a hard gruesome truth that is neglected or even hidden by the politically correct main stream EU media. WARNING: SOME GRUESOME VIDEOS AND IMAGES
  • Hey Merkel and Other Appeasers, Your Idiot 'Peace Deal' with Putin is Going Just Great...

    02/20/2015 7:16:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Perhaps we can try another once he's in Kiev... or Riga As previously noted here, thinking all at the table are negotiating in good-faith (when dealing with serially-dishonest former KGB agents who want to take things from you) is probably not a very good idea- when what we ought to be doing is arming the Ukrainians to the teeth and putting troops in Poland to exhibit (residual) NATO resolve. The Russians' completely ignoring thelatest Minsk accord and continuing to slaughter Ukrainian citizens in the name of 'Novorossiya' without pause should be all the evidence any thinking person would need to...
  • Putin Paranoia

    02/18/2015 7:33:02 AM PST · by duckln · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2-17/2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Yet of all of the secessionist movements from the Atlantic to the Urals, none imperils a vital interest of the United States. None is really our business. And none justifies a war with Russia. Indeed, what is it about this generation of Americans that makes us such compulsive meddlers in the affairs of nations we could not find on a map? Consider if you will our particular affliction: Putin paranoia.
  • UKRAINE: Six Ways to Help Ukraine Resist Russias Latest Invasion

    02/03/2015 7:14:15 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 1, 2015 | David J. Kramer
    Jan. 25, President Obama stated Separatists in Ukraine had Russian backing, Russian equipment, Russian financing, Russian training and Russian troops, and that he will look at all additional options that are available short of military confrontation to address this issue. All talk, as was Mr. Obamas bragging in State of the Union address ... ...Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk president of EUtweeted after Mariupol attack: Once again, appeasement encourages the aggressor to greater acts of violence. Time to step up our policy based on cold facts, not illusions. The West needs to respond immediately... six recommendations, some U.S. can do...
  • 70 years on, little known about the Wilhelm Gustloff sinking (deadliest ever shipwreck anniversary)

    02/01/2015 2:57:53 AM PST · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 121 replies
    Over 9,000 people died in the Baltic Sea on January 30, 1945, in an attempt to evade the Red Army. The Wilhelm Gustloff was the largest shipwreck in history, but little is known about the catastrophe seven decades on. At around 9 p.m. on January 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler was speaking to the German people. In the packed dining hall of the luxury liner "Wilhelm Gustloff," as in most of the rest of the country, a radio was broadcasting Hitler's address, but the thousands of refugees from Pomerania and East and West Prussia who had struggled onto the ship weren't...
  • Polish troops spark war of words

    01/31/2015 2:10:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    New Poland Express ^ | 23rd January 2015 | New Poland Express
    PM Ewa Kopacz has been threatened with legal action after comments she made regarding Law and Justice’s (PiS) presidential candidate Andrzej Duda who allegedly claimed that Poland could provide support for Ukraine and deploying troops there “should be considered”.
Ms Kopacz told reporters “It’s frightening that PiS wish to send in troops ... PiS is always looking for ways to start a war.”
  • Security farce at Auschwitz

    01/31/2015 2:06:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    New Poland Express ^ | Saturday 31st January 2015 | New Poland Express
    The Head of Romes Jewish community and a television film crew made international headlines this week after finding themselves locked in Auschwitz and then interrogated by police after attempting to escape.
  • France Sending Tanks To Poland

    01/30/2015 11:53:01 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 40 replies
    Atlantic Council ^ | January 30, 2015 | Lorne Cook, AP
    France is pledging tanks and armored vehicles to bolster NATO forces in Poland, where leaders are increasingly uneasy about Russia.
  • Homeowners in Poland Borrowed in Swiss Francs, and Now Pay Dearly

    01/30/2015 10:35:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JAN. 28, 2015 | DANNY HAKIM
    WARSAW Piotr Szczepaniak, an apartment manager here, had just finished work, checking faucets and making sure rents were paid. After making himself a coffee, he logged on to a Polish social network and noticed that someone had posted the current exchange rate of the Swiss franc. I was frozen, he said, seeing that the francs value had soared that day. Like hundreds of thousands of other Eastern Europeans, Mr. Szczepaniak, 46, is paying off a mortgage he took out in francs, instead of his local currency, the zloty. In an instant, his monthly payment rose by more than 20...
  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehners chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obamas top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Koreas leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • Smolensk Crash: Evidence for Explosion

    01/23/2015 6:18:34 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    The Smolensk Crash News DOT COM ^ | January 22, 2015 | The Smolensk Crash News DOT COM
    10 April 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board. These included President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, former president Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 18 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. They were en route from Warsaw to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre;...
  • First Swiss Franc, Now Euro...RBC To Charge Negative Interest On Euro-Denominated Balances

    01/21/2015 5:52:23 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 9 replies
    First Swiss Franc, now Euro... RBC TO CHARGE NEGATIVE INTEREST ON EURO-DENOMINATED BALANCES Russian Market (@russian_market) January 21, 2015 Opinion: Think negative interest rates cant happen here? Think again In the last week, the markets have had to get used to the idea of the negative interest rate, where you actually get charged for keeping money in the bank rather than going out and spending it. So far, that is restricted to two relatively small economies, both of which are struggling with the likely launch of a massive program of quantitative easing this week in the eurozone. But what...
  • US prosecutors ask Poland to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski

    01/11/2015 6:43:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 26 replies
    Warsaw Voice, The ^ | January 8, 2015 | Warsaw Voice, The
    US prosecutors have sent Poland extradition request for Polish-born filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is wanted in the United States on charges from 1977 for unlawful sex with a minor, an official said Wednesday. Poland has received the request because Polanski has been visiting Poland, preparing for his new movie An Officer and a Spy.
  • Poland Loves Howitzers

    01/05/2015 7:36:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 4, 2014 | Robert Beckhusen
    On Dec. 17, Poland inked a deal with South Korea to buy 120 self-propelled howitzers for $320 million. The deal is mostly for the technology and 36 chassis manufactured in South Korea. Poland will build and install the guns and turrets on the howitzersand also make the remaining 84 chassis, too. The Poles want to add their own components and communications gear to the tracked vehicle, which is based on the South Korean K9 Thunder, and call it the AHS Krab.