Saturday, July 25, 2015

Report: Polish foreign minister calls U.S. ties worthless

 Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks during a press conference after talks with Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski in Warsaw on Nov. 5, 2013. (Alik Keplicz/AP)

There are very few countries that have been hosed as bad by Barack Obama and his merry band of gay fascists than Poland.  Poland enjoyed success, prosperity and most importantly, security in the shadow of Mother Russia under George W. Bush but the Muslim-in-Chief has hated all conservative eastern European countries and has done just about everything to add them to Russia's new fold.

Anyway, it's refreshing to see a world leader call Obama out for what he is.

The story comes from (unbelievably) The Washington Post.

Report: Polish foreign minister calls U.S. ties worthless

WARSAW — A Polish magazine said Sunday that it has obtained recordings of a private conversation in which Radek Sikorski, Poland’s foreign minister, says the country’s strong alliance with the United States was worthless and “even harmful because it creates a false sense of security.”

A person identified as Radek Sikorski also allegedly criticized Poles as naive in a conversation with a former finance minister, according to a short transcript of the talk cited by Wprost — the latest revelation by the magazine to rattle Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s government.

The Foreign Ministry declined to comment, but did not deny that Sikorski made the remarks. Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, a government spokeswoman, said officials would comment only after the recording is published in full.

Wprost has only provided excerpts of the conversation, which it said was recorded in the spring. The magazine has said the sound files will be published Monday or Tuesday.

Using vulgar language and expletives, Sikorski argued that the Polish-U.S. alliance could alienate two key neighbors of Poland, Russia and Germany.

“The Polish-American alliance isn’t worth anything. It is even harmful because it creates a false sense of security for Poland,” the person said. “. . . The problem in Poland is that we have shallow pride and low self-esteem.”

Wprost last week set off a political storm with the release of a recording of a conversation between central bank head Marek Belka and Interior Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz. In the recording, the two discussed how the bank could help the governing party win reelection in 2015, an apparent violation of the bank’s independence.

Sikorski has strongly criticized Russian actions in neighboring Ukraine this year. In the past, he was a strong supporter of the United States.

But he has become more critical of Washington in recent years, especially after President Obama’s attempted “reset” of ties with Russia in 2009 and the subsequent scaling down of the U.S. missile defense plan for Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe. Amid the recent violence in Ukraine, Sikorski has been calling for a substantial U.S. troop presence on Polish soil.

He has also been widely mentioned as a possible successor to Catherine Ashton as the European Union’s foreign policy chief. Poland officially put him forward as a candidate last month.

Wprost has not revealed the source of the recordings, other than to say that they were obtained from a businessman who did not make them. In Poland, secretly recording a conversation is a crime.

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