"As we will see, the U.S. approach will include cultivating a new relationship with Poland, the geographic monkey wrench that can be thrown into the gears of a German-Russian entente."We have now long past the ten years of George Friedman, and the US influence in Poland has been substantial, with no "betrayal" of the value of Poland to the US so far, but in the context of the above "speculations", one can take the statements from Sikorsky as a voice of concern.
"Poland's hypersensitivity to betrayal will cause it to prefer accommodation with hostile powers to alignment with an unreliable partner. For this reason, the president must avoid appearing tentative or hesitant in his approach. This means making a strategic decision that is in some ways unhedged — always an uncomfortable stand, because good presidents always look to keep their options open. But insisting on too much maneuvering room might close the Polish option immediately."
"If Poland believes that it is a bargaining chip, it will become unreliable, and thus in the course of the next decade the United States might get away with betraying Poland only once. Such a move could be contemplated only if it provided some overwhelming advantage, and it is difficult to see what that advantage could be, given that maintaining a powerful wedge between Germany and Russia is of overwhelming interest to the United States."
The diplomat said Poland's former foreign minister has already identified the US as the party behind the apparent sabotage. Radoslaw Sikorski is well connected to Washington elites through his employment at various think tanks.Moscow ambassador to the UN: Destruction of Nord Stream pipelines must be addressed to avoid 'chaos' on the high seas (Feb 2023)
Germany is the only country in Europe that can act to save the eurozone and the wider European Union from "a crisis of apocalyptic proportions", the Polish foreign minister warned on Monday in a passionate call for more drastic action to prevent the collapse of the European monetary union.Is Poland's Premier Leading his Country into a New Slavery? (Dec 2011)
All the more bizarre then, is the determination of prime minister Tusk to throw his Country right into the centre of the black hole and to thereby surrender Poland's hard won independence to a bunch of unelected technocrats who are the puppet masters of the European Commission and its various agencies.U.S. NGO uncovered in Ukraine protests (Feb 2014)
He has now been joined by the foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski, who seems particularly keen on supporting German leadership of radical reforms to the euro zone
The EU association agreement with Ukraine is widely resisted by many EU member states with deep economic problems of their own. The two EU figures most pushing it - Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski - are both well known in the EU as close to Washington.Polish minister warned Ukrainian protest leader: Back deal or die (Feb 2014)
The US is strongly pushing the Ukraine EU integration just as it had been behind the 2004 failed "Orange Revolution" to split Ukraine from Russia in a bid to isolate and weaken Russia. Now Ukrainians have found evidence of direct involvement of the Belgrade US-financed training group, CANVAS behind the carefully-orchestrated Kiev protests.
A copy of the pamphlet that was given out to opposition protestors in Kiev has been obtained. It is a word-for-word and picture-for-picture translation of the pamphlet used by US-financed Canvas organizers in the 2011 Cairo Tahrir Square protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak and opened the door to the US-backed Muslim Brotherhood.
Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski was at the centre of negotiations between the Ukrainian government and opposition leaders.Ukraine president's signs EU-brokered agreement with anti-semitic, anti-gay, far-right opposition to end crisis - But can such characters be trusted? (Feb 2014)
Earlier in the day, the diplomat was overheard telling a Ukrainian opposition leader: "If you don't support this [deal] you'll have martial law, you'll have the army. You will all be dead."
He later told ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates that martial law in Ukraine was a "real possibility" and interior troops were being "readied" up until an agreement was signed.
The foreign minister told ITV News: "Well, as you can see it's almost miraculous. Within minutes of the agreement being signed the riot police are leaving."
The EU-brokered deal concluded that Ukraine will hold an early presidential election and will return to its 2004 constitution with reduced powers for President Yanukovich.
The breakthrough agreement was witnessed by EU foreign ministers who brokered the deal, including Poland's Radoslaw Sikorski and Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as well as Director at the Continental Europe Department of the French Foreign Ministry, Eric Fournier.Poland trained Kiev fascists two months in advance of U.S. coup d'état (Apr 2014)
According to this source, in September 2013, Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski invited 86 members of the Right Sector (Sector Pravy), allegedly in the context of a university exchange program. In reality, the guests were not students, and many were over 40. Contrary to their official schedule, they did not go to the Warsaw University of Technology, but headed instead for the police training center in Legionowo, an hour's drive from the capital. There, they received four weeks of intensive training in crowd management, person recognition, combat tactics, command skills, behavior in crisis situations, protection against gases used by police, erecting barricades, and especially shooting, including the handling of sniper rifles.Poland is a 'Slave Prostitute' to the USA according to Polish Foreign Minister (Jun 2014)
Such training took place in September 2013, while the Maidan Square protests were allegedly triggered by a decree suspending preparations for the signing of the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement, which was issued by Prime Minister Mykola Azarov on November 21, i.e. two months later.
The Polish weekly refers to photographs attesting to the training, which show the Ukrainians in Nazi uniforms alongside their Polish instructors in civilian clothing.
According to Wprost, Sikorski is skeptical about the reliance of Poland, one of the staunchest allies of Washington in Eastern Europe, on American protection.Reality dawning! Polish foreign minister Sikorski: "Our alliance with America isn't worth anything, in fact it's harmful" (Jun 2014)
"The Polish-American alliance is not worth anything. It's even damaging, because it creates a false sense of security in Poland," Sikorski allegedly said.
"Complete bullshit," the tape purportedly records Sikorski as saying. "We will get a conflict with both Russians and Germans, and we're going to think that everything is great, because we gave the Americans a blowjob. Suckers. Total suckers."
Sikorski further blamed the nature of relations between Warsaw and Washington on the Polish mentality.
"The problem in Poland is that we have a very shallow pride and low self-esteem," he allegedly said, decrying such a mindset as "Murzyńskość", a racially-charged derogative term that could be translated as "thinking like a negro." Sikorski suggested on Twitter the translation should be "negritude," linking it to the anti-colonialism movement in Europe.
The decision to hold the Russian-Polish Year of Culture in 2015 was taken last year by the countries' foreign ministers, Radoslaw Sikorski and Sergey Lavrov as a part of a mutual initiative called the 2020 Program of Russian-Polish relations.Russia has 'anti-venom' for Western lies - full disclosure (Oct 2014)
In late July this year the Polish government announced that it was cancelling all festival events. Warsaw authorities said it was because of the current crisis in Ukraine.
An arguably more scandalous incident was sparked by former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, who told Politico magazine that he overheard Putin suggesting to Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in 2008 that Ukraine be divided between the two nations. The official backpedalled on the accusations after a backlash both from Russia and at home, admitting that he never heard Putin actually voicing the Hitleresque plan. He also admitted that Putin and Tusk didn't actually meet at the time the conversation was supposed to have taken place.One year on from the 'EuroMaidan Revolution': What next for Ukraine? (Feb 2015)
Moscow suspects that both incidents may be part of a slander campaign against Russia.
Today is the first anniversary of the deal made between Yanukovich and the "opposition" and guaranteed by foreign ministers Radosław Sikorski of Poland, Laurent Fabius of France and Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany. As we all know, the deal resulted in a withdrawal of the security forces from the Kiev city center immediately followed by an armed insurrection which overthrew the government. Predictably, Poland, France and Germany did not object.NATO is creating a military Schengen zone in Europe (Jun 2016)
There is only one stumbling block in the way of NATO's "triumphant march": travel restrictions on the movement of US-NATO troops and equipment in Europe. "We need a Schengen area for American tanks," former Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski said back in October 2015.Radoslaw Sikorsk, ex-Polish FM names two major Ukrainian problems (Jan 2023)
In an interview with the magazine Krytyka Polityczna on Friday, Sikorski, who has represented Poland in the EU Parliament since 2019, stated that Ukrainian elites "were simply wasting their time." In his view, they were "hiding their corruption and delusions of grandeur behind a story" that they were playing some big game with the US, Russia, Europe, and China.4) Sikorsky and democracy?
The MEP recalled that after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, Ukraine had a huge edge over many other ex-Soviet republics and members of the former Eastern bloc. In particular, he said the country had "nuclear plants, an aviation industry, no debt and the most fertile land in the world."
However, even before Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine last year, the country "had a GDP four times smaller than Poland," the former minister pointed out, adding that Ukrainians "are now paying dearly for this maneuvering" by the elites.
The rally was organized by the Committee for the Defense of Democracy movement (KOD) via social networks and was supported by all major opposition parties with some politicians, including a former Polish foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski,who attended the demonstration. Many activists from Poland's Solidarity movement, which opposed the country's Soviet regime in the 1980s also joined the protest.As a comment to the above, Sikorsky is now back in government:
"We have our freedoms and we will fight in order to protect them," the founder of the KOD movement, Mateusz Kijowski, said as quoted by Germany's Tagesspiegel newspaper.
"I don't know how long we can stay in government. We're under a lot of pressure. I have never experienced things like this before. But as long as i am in government, i will argue that Ukraine's entry into NATO is just a reason to start World War III."Indeed it does appear that the West is now intent on significantly escalating the situation: Korybko: Russia's Avdeevka win will reverberate across Europe and accelerate geostrategic shifts