Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
Polish President Andrzej Duda visits Ukraine | JPost |

The Polish president has delivered a message of strong support for Ukraine during the first address in person by a foreign leader to the parliament in Kyiv since the Russian invasion began.

During his speech Andrzej Duda thanked Ukraine for defending Europe against what he called "Russian imperialism".

"The free world", he said, "has the face of Ukraine". Duda said recent calls for Kyiv to negotiate with President Putin, and even give into some of his demands, were disturbing. No decisions about your future will be made without you, he said.

Poland has been one of Ukraine's staunchest supporters, taking in millions of refugees fleeing the fighting and sending tanks and rocket launchers to the Ukrainian military.

On Dutch television tonight, ECB President Christine LaGarde called president Putin an old sick man and wants him dead.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 22nd, 2022 at 08:01:21 PM EST
Poland To Buy At Least 32 F-35s As US Buying Spree Continues | Defense News - Sept. 2019 |

Lockheed execs have said they expect to have 500 F-35s in Europe by 2030, part of a massive flow of the fifth-gen fighter to the continent. Poland will receive aircraft with Block 4 software, allowing each plane to carry six missiles internally, an upgrade from the original four.

The deal comes as Polish President Andrzej Duda has pushed to form a closer relationship with the US, particularly with President Trump. Duda is a fellow traveler when it comes to core issues like opposition to immigration, a distrust of the European Union, and calling into question large, multinational agreements and treaties

President Duda was given the star treatment in June when he visited the White House, where he agreed with President Trump to establish six small bases spread across Poland to house US troops, along with the announcement of about 1,000 more soldiers to roll through the country on a rotational basis. They'll join the 4,500 US troops already in Poland. 



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 22nd, 2022 at 08:02:53 PM EST
Ukraine-Russia Proxy War and the U.S. Election | Jul 26th, 2017 |

For decades a strong Ukrainian-American diaspora has been exploited by NGOs and U.S. government agencies (USAID) to intervene in the Ukraine. The Orange Revolution of 2004 has been well covered. Due to established corruption, all US supported candidates proved to be just as corrupt as their predecessors. Under the Obama administration the U.S. in collusion with the EU and NATO succeeded to overtrhow a democratically elected president.

The Ukraine Affair has been used by anti-Russian forces in right-wing conservative groups and political parties in the U.K. and the U.S. to force an economic separation with Russia. Ukraine to be used as a crowbar to push the EU and NATO to the border with the Kremlin and in the end to accomplish regime change in Russia. A "united" Europe has been split with Rumsfeld's New Europe of the Visegrád group of nations.

In 2016 both Ukraine and Russia were active to intervene in the U.S. presidential election. Conveniently the efforts by the Ukraine got no attention in the West.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 22nd, 2022 at 08:05:12 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Mark Ames: Cheney Starts New Cold War Over Oil | by Nomad Sat Jun 3rd, 2006 |

    Tipped yesterday by Helen, I read a provocative and insightful piece on the oil politics in Russia and Central Asia by Mark Ames.

One of the oddest reactions to Vice President Cheney's now-infamous speech in Lithuania, the one which many Russians believe officially heralded the start of a new Cold War, came from the mainstream American media. What was so strange? They actually did their job.

Instead of simply parroting the Administration's latest pieties, they actually allowed themselves to smell a rat. And what a putrid, bloated, rotting-in-a-flooded-Manila-gutter rat odor it was! You'd have to have been literally brain dead not to have smelled it.

From the diaries ~ whataboutbob

....
Incredibly enough, a few members of the mainstream American press were shocked into action by Cheney's crackpipe hypocrisy. On May 9th, the normally anti-Putin New York Times published an editorial titled, "Cheney as Pot, Putin as Kettle," tepidly calling into question Cheney's bizarre meta-irony act: "spearing Russia while flirting with its even more undemocratic neighbors confuses the message, especially when done by a vice president identified with oil interests." Tepid, but at least a rare acknowledgement of Cheney's insane logic.

The hypocrisy was so bizarre and brazen that even bland newswire agency AP got in on the outting bandwagon, with a May 8th article, "Analysis: Cheney promotes democratic reform everywhere but oil-rich Kazakhstan." You'd almost think that the American media actually questions its leaders' motives!



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 22nd, 2022 at 08:08:40 PM EST
France sees no EU entry for Ukraine before '15 or 20 years' | NST |



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 22nd, 2022 at 09:28:54 PM EST

Display:

Occasional Series