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There is no such thing as a "voluntary vassal". Either you are subservient, or you are sovereign. Stating it in the terms you use is quite a blatant revisionist view which understates the extent of Communist and Soviet oppression, and cheapens the value of freedom and national independence. I find that very queer, especially given the situation we have seen in the European periphery, where the price of reduced sovereignty has been quite clear indeed.

Poland has acted in ways that she believes is in her best national interest. No more, no less. Obviously Poland has acted in a supportive way for the US on e.g. Iraq, because she thought she would get something in return. Sweden did the same thing on Afghanistan. This does not impair our sovereignty. Indeed, it's quite the opposite - a negotiaton or trade situation between two sovereign powers.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Thu Feb 12th, 2015 at 07:24:30 AM EST
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