Is Poland a Puppet State?
The editorial of Poland’s Mysl Polska claims that Warsaw, being Kyiv’s puppet, “is de facto at war w/ Moscow”
“He who sows the wind shall reap the whirlwind. Russia is aware of it. So the Kremlin retains far-reaching restraint and caution. However, we don’t know their future plans and how this conflict will end,” say the Polish journalists
They believe that no matter what the outcome of this conflict will be, it’ll be not in Poland’s interests. “Russia will definitely defeat Ukraine. But what about us? We’ve already turned into Kyiv’s puppet,” the article rightly states
There’s no denial that Warsaw’s international policy’s getting less independent now. Ukraine’s ambassador Vasyl Zvarych wasn’t even sent home after he’d refused to apologize for “the Volyn massacre”
Koniuszewski: What can you see?
I am writing this text on the second of May. In these difficult times, a few days is a long time. Sometimes even very long. It’s hard to say what can happen in those two weeks? Let’s make an effort, despite the observed dynamics, for a pinch of speculation about the current situation of Poland. The policy it pursues, the effects it will most likely bring.
Let’s anchor our speculations on the surest foundation, i.e. on the lessons arising from geopolitical premises. So what do we see? Poland, with its significant location, with a certain territorial mass, but a relatively small population and medium economic potential, has not been and will not be a completely sovereign state. Brezhnev’s doctrine remains valid today. Except that after 1989 a new sovereign arrived. However, in terms of understanding the fate of the nation and its state, it did not change anything. We’re still in the foreground. Convenient to fight battles at a certain distance from your own territories.
When we look at some of the investments made in Poland in infrastructure, we can easily see that this is the fate in store for us in the United States. In this belief, we should be strengthened, for years, by the growing American military presence on the Oder and Vistula rivers. It can even be assumed that everything from the beginning was headed in this direction, towards the inevitable war on the western edge of the Great Steppe. In this opinion one can even go a few steps further; everyone knew it, all those who hold the keys to the future of the world. Was this also realized in Warsaw itself, it is difficult to say unequivocally?
So, is the role of Poland and our foreign policy so determined that in fact little could be done to avoid everything that has affected us, i.e. the fate of a direct logistical base for military operations in Ukraine, using its human and state resources. However, this conclusion goes too far. If only because our management bodies took on this task with astonishing willingness. Apparently they were well selected in the process of building the Polish political system? Congratulations to the real owners of local puppets! Against the background of the situation outlined above, one must start with a basic observation: if the servility of our authorities had not gone so far, there is a high probability that this war would not even have happened or would have been of a more limited nature.
And he who sows the wind reaps the storm. This is also known to Russia, with whom we are de facto at war. Nevertheless, the Kremlin maintains far-reaching restraint and caution. However, we do not know what further plans he has, how will it end? Moreover, the absurdity of our strategic choice also lies in the fact that any outcome of this conflict will be very unfavorable to us. Moscow will always deal with Ukraine. and us? Already today we are becoming a plaything in the hands of the Kiev leadership. Still, it’s time to make adjustments.
It is enough to even slightly deviate from the fatal course and start, for example, by discreetly supporting Chinese peace initiatives. Also re-establishing closer relations with Hungary . Toning down the war propaganda, conciliatory gestures towards Belarus. Taking into account what we see, it should be assumed that these guidelines will not even see attempts to implement them. As usual: we trudge. Finally, let us add that our western neighbor, in contrast to us, is “positioned” in such a way that for Berlin every decision will bring political profits.