Dominoes Are So Last Century
Posted by Mike on August 14, 2008
There were discussions. There were negotiations. They lasted years. For some reason, today is the day Donald Tusk agreed to allow American-made missile interceptors on Polish soil. In exchange, the United States will provide assistance to Poland so that they can strengthen their military. The timing of today’s agreement is obviously anything but a coincidence.
Having a long history with Russia that includes partition and Communist occupation, few nations have more knowledge of Russia’s national pastime than Poland. Having experienced firsthand brutal occupation by both Germany and the Soviet Union during the 20th Century and now having witnessed Russia’s forceful return into the “near abroad” within the last week, Poland has decided that teaming up with the United States to strengthen its own forces and to help protect freedom-loving nations around them is in everyone’s best interest.
Free Poland is a country that suffered for too long to turn its back on liberty now. Today’s agreement is another example of the resolute pride that has sustained Poland throughout its all too interesting history. Kocham Polske!