Arguably our best friend and ally in Europe, the Warsaw government just agreed to further strengthen ties with Washington, DC. Not only that, but there is also a close personal bond between presidents Donald Trump and Andrzej Duda. Continue reading “A True Friend: Poland Buys More US Natural Gas, F-35 Fighters, Agrees to More American Troops, Drones”
Any chance we can maybe strike a deal with the Democrats? We’ll allow Washington, DC statehood (along with the two senators that comes with statehood), provided Poland becomes the 52d star on the American flag.
On second thought, that’s not a very good idea. I’d rather see Poland become THE military and economic powerhouse on the European continent.
Not only is the Warsaw government salivating at the thought of an American armored division permanently stationed on Polish soil, they want to pay the US government $2 billion for the privilege.
By the way, if and when American troops actually PCS to Polska, our Polish allies want to name the base “Fort Trump”.
I guess it goes without saying that the Russians are super-pissed, but the old saying about the right way to hurt someone is to hit ’em in the wallet surely does ring true.
And that’s exactly what Poland and the United States just did. As reported by Monika Scislowska of the Associated Press, the American Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and the Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski just inked a long term energy security agreement.
But what really has Moscow pissing razor blades is that PGNiG (Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo. Translated: Polish Petroleum Mining and Gas Industry) just signed an agreement with an American company to purchase billions upon billions of cubic meters (m³) of LNG (liquified natural gas).
As reported by Scislowska;
Poland’s main gas company signed a long-term contract Thursday to receive deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the United States as part of a larger effort to reduce its energy dependence on Russia.
The state company PGNiG signed the 24-year deal with American supplier Cheniere during a ceremony in Warsaw attended by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Polish President Andrzej Duda.
“This is a sign across Europe that this is how your energy security will be developed, your energy sources diversified,” Perry said before the deal was signed.
He and Polish Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski also signed an agreement to confirm long-term cooperation on energy security, which Perry said indicated America’s “pro-Poland and pro-Europe” approach to developing diverse sources of energy.
Under the deal, Poland will receive some 700 million cubic meters of gas from 2019 through 2022, and 39 billion cubic meters from 2023 through 2042. Poland’s annual consumption of gas is almost 16 billion cubic meters, 25 percent of which is covered from Poland’s own deposits.
The value of the deal with the Polish company was not disclosed, in line with traditional secrecy for such energy deals.
Perhaps it’s time to pull the plug on our permanent military bases in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Bulgaria, Norway, Portugal, and Italy.
After all, they won’t even kick-in their fair share (and previously agreed upon) two percent of their GDP to their defense budgets.
To add insult to injury, American troops from the US Air Force detachment at Lajes Airbase in the Azores Islands, Portugal, to the soldiers and sailors assigned to the US Army Garrison in Stuttgart, Germany, to the US Marines stationed at the Royal Norwegian Air Force base in far-off Værnes, our servicemen stationed in Europe
are literally dropping millions of dollars worth of their paychecks every month in to above named nation’s economies.
As noted in a May, 10, 2018 report by the AtlanticCouncil.org, the official who’s been naughty and nice list is as follows;
Aside from the United States, only five allies met or exceeded the 2-percent guideline in 2017: Estonia, Greece, Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom. Moreover, of NATO’s “big five” European allies, only the United Kingdom pipped the 2-percent post and only barely at that, with 2.14 percent of GDP.
The others are well below that: France at 1.79 percent; Germany at 1.22 percent; Italy at 1.13 percent, and Spain at a miserable 0.92 percent. Only Belgium (0.91 percent) and Luxembourg (0.44 percent) did worse than Spain, though Luxembourg can be forgiven as it has virtually no army and thus tends to provide cash as its main support to the military operations of NATO as well as the EU.
Just when it seems the entire Western World is slouching towards Gomorrah and America is without a single friend, along comes Poland.
#Poland wants a permanent #US military presence — and is willing to pony up as much as $2 billion to get it, according to a defense ministry proposal obtained by Polish news portal Onet.https://t.co/UJwAK9RotO
— Lukas Trakimavicius (@LukasTraki) May 27, 2018
As reported by The Daily Caller, the Warsaw government would very much like for the Americans to stay on a permanent basis, and their willing to pay quite a bit of money to prove it;
Poland is willing to pay the U.S. up to $2 billion for the installment of a permanent American military base in the nation, according to a document Polish news portal Outlet obtained.
“This proposal outlines the clear and present need for a permanent U.S. armored division deployed in Poland, Poland’s commitment to provide significant support that may reach $1.5-2 billion by establishing joint military installations and provide for more flexible movement of U.S. forces,” the Polish defense ministry states in the document.
The ministry goes a step further in trying to coax the U.S. into agreeing to the terms, adding it is willing “to share the burden of defense spending, make the decision more cost-effective for the U.S. government and allay any concerns for Congress in uncertain budgetary times.”
The English-language site for Radio Poland News is reporting on Jan. 15, 2014 that members of the nationalistic Polish Defence League are taking it upon themselves to escort Polish girls and women home after a hard night of clubbing, to ensure they don’t become victims to the epidemic of Muslim gang-rapes that’s sweeping Europe.
As seen in the video below, gangs of Muslim men throughout Europe, especially Scandinavia and Great Britain, have taken gang rape to such proportions that the rape-gang members themselves have nicknamed their sexual attacks “tournante,” French for “take your turn.”