Poland is, in any case, an ongoing aberration that has oscillated from being a great European power to being an unwavering center of defiance during the Nazi and Soviet eras, most particularly in Gdańsk, its main Baltic Sea port, where 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg soldier Günter Grass, was born. That SS soldier Grass and Yiddish writer Isaac Singer, Nobel Prize winners both, rank as Poland’s greatest writers shows that theirs is a delicate legacy their supposed leaders should reflect on when charging to the aid of the murky regime that lurks to Poland’s east.
So, what gifts does this great land of Günter Grass and Isaac Singer come bearing to Clown Prince Zelensky?
Not very much as their larder is bare. Having told Russia to keep her oil, Poland is now demanding that Norway shares her oil profits with them. Although Norway stands to make an extra $100 billion in profits from NATO’s Russian oil blockade, most of that will be earmarked for Norwegians, after the USA gets its cut for their over priced military hardware, of course. Polish diplomats will have their work cut out convincing their Norwegian counter parts that Poland and their foul mouthed Ukrainian colleagues have a claim on Norway’s bounty.
Though Poland could instead demand that NATO’s arms’ manufacturers hand over some of the mega billions they’re making out of Ukraine’s destruction, that kite will never fly with BlackRock, Vanguard and Raytheon’s other shareholders. Although it could be argued that Poland could cash in by exporting her own weapons, Poland is no longer an industrial powerhouse. The Gdansk shipyards are not even a shadow of their former selves and, though her government cannot or will not see it, Poland’s core role in NATO’s international supply chains has qualitatively changed.
Gone are the brave Gdansk shipworkers and the Silesian fossil fuel miners and in are a group of lacklustre companies that bind Poland into NATO’s globalization grid. Though firms like Amazon using Poland as a source of cheap labor have brought some benefits to Poland, such gains have dented Poland’s once vaunted independence. Good luck to their workers in striking for better conditions in NATO’s vast sweatshops.
And good luck too to all those Poles working in their mega poultry farms, which rely on grain from Ukraine, a country where firms like Monsanto have bought up more arable land than the entire Italian peninsula. Good luck to Polish soldiers fighting for Monsanto’s mega farms, even though Poland’s own farms are being bought up under the EU’s relentless rationalization imperative.
Farming, food security and food sovereignty remain crucial in so many respects. NATO leaders, like Ursula von der Leyen and Nazi collaborator George Soros, have proclaimed that Ukraine is not only Europe’s granary but the Jesus nut of NATO’s global food supply chain. Though they should have thought of that before they gambled Monsanto’s shadowy farms on the Azov Nazis, blaming their own gross irresponsibility on Putin, their permanent pantomime villain, is disingenuous, to say the least.
That Poland cannot or will not see that NATO’s food supply chains are a house of cards is not Russia’s fault. But then Poland cannot see that it was the Ukrainian, not the Russian, navy which blocked 75 vessels from 17 states in the ports of Nikolaev, Kherson, Chernomorsk, Mariupol, Ochakov, Odessa, and Yuzhniy by mining the adjacent waterways, whilst Poland’s Russian enemies are trying to demine those same ports.
And, as regards Putin starving the world by blockading Ukraine, mass starvation has long been a part of the World Economic Forum’s business model, as the 193 million unfortunates currently facing starvation as a result of NATO’s food distribution systems can attest. NATO’s ongoing sanctions on Russian foodstuffs and on Russia’s oil and fertilizer simply accentuate matters and, if Poland is happy with that, so be it.
Still, as Poland has made her bed, let’s look forward to the next Ukrainian round, which will begin when Russia secures control of Eastern Ukraine. Then will begin a slug fest between a fully mobilized Russia on the one hand and whoever Zelensky and his cronies can muster on the other. Although the Zelensky regime is now getting the best of NATO materiel, because they need trained soldiers to operate those advanced systems, all eyes are on Warsaw’s mobilization.
Although Poland can confine the pyre to Ukraine by continuing to send “volunteers” there, that raises the issue that Poland is begging Norway for pocket money because she refuses to do business with Russia.
Poland cannot successfully wage war on another country’s dime. Because wars are very expensive affairs, Poland will be on her own if she goes for broke. Why should Poland up the ante in Ukraine? To wrest Galicia’s empty oil wells from Ukraine and to somehow incorporate them and their beaten Nazi legions into NATO’s distribution systems? To stop Germany getting Russian oil so that Euroland collapses?
Poland should put to one side its proud military history, the Gates of Vienna, Krojanty and Monte Casino and try realpolitik while there is still time. Poles should not die for Zelensky, von der Leyen, Soros, Vanguard or BlackRock. If Poles must die, then they should die, as Poles have died before them, for all that is good, for Poland and not for NATO’s oligarchs.
If Poland wants to be Europe’s lodestar, her diplomats should distance themselves from Ukraine’s potty mouths and should make overtures to China, Hungary and Serbia to find a way out of this self induced Ukrainian mess. Poland must stop throwing childish tantrums, distance herself from NATO’s purse strings and consider what is best for Poland, rather than what boosts the bottom lines of Boeing, General Dynamics, General Electric…