Sunday, June 22, 2014

Poles: Gave Americans a "Blowjob," Got Nothing

“We are gonna 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” 

We already know how many muslims (especially sunnis) feel: America is to blame for the mess that is Middle East North America (MENA). Even acts of evil perpetrated by local dictators is explained (excused) away like this: "it could not have happened without a signal from xyz American embassy." Arabs/muslims have no independent agency (this according to Arabs/muslims themselves).

Now we get to see the diplomatic equivalent of the above sentiment (yes, a single anecdote) expressed from  the leader of the most pro-american, ex-Russian-victim people who know deep in their hearts that if Russia does march out and re-conquer Warsaw (the old "friendship" pact used to be called Warsaw pact, ho ho ho), there is nothing that Obama can/will do to stop it.

Power grows out of the barrel of the gun (as Mao would gladly explain to the Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-gun crusader).

You really cant help feeling sorry for the globo-cop, s/he is in charge of keeping the peace and yet get very little thanks from allies (also bitter condemnation from rivals). Yet american leaders (including Obama) have not really considered anything drastic in response - for example withdraw troops from Korea, Japan, and Europe. Indeed the plans are in the offing for new bases in Australia, Kurdistan and Philippines and even Vietnam may be a possibility.  

So, what explains this behavior of the american elites- the NEO-con right and the NEO-liberal left?
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Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, generally viewed as a leading ally of the United States in Europe, said in a mysteriously-leaked recording Sunday that the alliance between the two countries is “not worth anything.”

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“The Polish-American alliance is not worth anything. It’s even damaging, because it creates a false sense of security in Poland,” Sikorski says on an excerpt of a longer conversation set to be published Monday morning in the magazine Wprost, which is reportedly between Sikorski and former finance minister Jacek Rostowski. 

It’s unclear who recorded the conversation said to be from this spring, and why, though speculation has focused on Russian intelligence, which is believed to have leaked a similarly embarrassing conversation between American officials.

After his interlocutor asks why he’s skeptical of the alliance, Sikorski continues that it is “bullshit.”

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“We are gonna 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 says, according to a translation of the account for BuzzFeed.

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The recording is one of many made of politicians’ conversations in posh restaurants, and has emerged as a massive problem for the country’s ruling Civic Platform.

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Sikorski also employs a racially-charged word in the conversation, describing the mentality of Poles as “Murzyńskość.” An English-language Polish outlet described the phrase as meaning “thinking ‘like a Negro.’”

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Sikorski said on Twitter that he hadn’t been to the restaurant in which he was allegedly recorded; Wprost’s editor said the recording had in fact been made in a different location.

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Link: http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/polish-foreign-minister-we-gave-the-us-a-blowjob-got-nothing

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