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Poland’s ‘Fort Trump’, ‘Holocaust Restitution’ And Israel

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Poland's 'Fort Trump', 'Holocaust Restitution' And Israel

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Polish authorities appear to have become obsessed with establishing the “Fort Trump” permanent military base in Poland, but the US does appear to be in no hurry to make any such deployment.

Moreover, periodically there are reports that Washington has decided to place some requirements for its Polish ally, and only after fulfilling them may the base eventually be established.

Earlier in February of this year, Polish media reported that the US ambassador Georgette Mosbacher was pressuring the Polish authorities, demanding that the archives of the National Holocaust Memorial Institute in Poland be submitted to the United States for publication in exchange for the establishment of the US military base.

Despite the fact that the ambassador denied this information, this story made a lot of noise in the country and caused outrage in all Polish national-patriotic circles.

US outlet The Washington Free Beacon reported that the US Congress was considering a number of initiatives that would force the Trump administration to demand from Poland to resolve the issue of the property requests of some Jewish organizations before the United States builds a permanent military base on Polish territory.

It is worth recalling that about a year ago, Donald Trump signed Law No. 447 (“Justice for Survivors Left Without Compensation”) for returning property to Holocaust victims, giving US government support to such claims.

The Washington Free Beacon notes in its material that Polish-American negotiations are underway regarding the deployment of a permanent base of US forces in Poland, which will “counter the threat presented by Russia and Iran.”

However, in this context, the outlet notes that “many members of Congress and leading representatives of the Jewish community are lobbying behind the scenes to the Trump Administration and specifically Secretary of State Mike Pompeo” in order to link the issue of the Jewish claims with the base.

Poland is the only country in the EU that hasn’t passed the law “ordering restitution in favor of the aging Holocaust survivors and their families whose property was confiscated during World War II.”

At the same time, Poland protested against the demand, saying that its people were also victims of the Nazis, and especially the millions of Polish Jews sent to the death camps.

According to the American edition, a part of the American legislators from the Congress sees in the negotiations about Fort Trump the opportunity to exert pressure on Poland, “so that it will finally solve the issue of restitution.”

It was reported that State Secretary Mike Pompeo himself spoke about this several times during negotiations with Poland, to the satisfaction of some Jewish circles. According to sources of the outlet, the negotiations are still on-going in the State Department.

According to sources in the US Congress and in the Jewish community, Congressmen ought to block any financing for “Fort Trump” until the issue of restitution has been resolved.

One of the sources even alleged that Poland’s current actions are contributing to “anti-Semitism” in the country, and the Poles should not be allowed to have a US base on their soil until the issue was resolved.

The outlet noted that anti-Semitism is growing in Europe, but in particular it is quite strongly expressed in Poland.

The demonstrations which saw 20,000 people take to the streets on May 11th were condemned, and called anti-Semitic. They were organized in Poland by the nationalist Euro-skeptics from the Confederation Association and members of the Kukiz 15 movement.

The protest was against the adoption of Law 447 and claims by the Jewish community to return property to Holocaust victims.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki argued that the issue of compensation has already been settled, and that Poland does not intend to provide any other resitution, because the Poles were the main victims of the Second World War.

There was an alleged letter by the US State Secretary and the White House, in which congressmen are urged to exercise pressure on Poland to restitute property.

The draft letter states that Poland has repeatedly rejected previous calls on this issue, and after the war, the communist authorities nationalized the property of both Jews and non-Jews, who now cannot get their former property back or receive compensation.

According to one of the anonymous sources from the Jewish community who worked on this problem “the Congress is upset by the uncompromising position of Poland.”

He further warned that Poland in this matter should not test its relations with the Jewish community and Israel. In a veiled manner, warning that this would potentially jeopardize relations between Washington and Warsaw.

“If they don’t want to listen to us Jews, they will be forced to listen to us Americans,” the source claimed.

The translation of the Washington Free Beacon article was published by many Polish media outlets, and the material provoked a strong reaction in Polish society.

The leader of the Polish People’s Party Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz addressed the government of the country with the request: “Is it true that in order for Fort Trump to be constructed, the claims by the Jewish community must be fulfilled?”

“We do not request anything from anybody, and we will not pay any claims, because everything that had to be settled, was settled. Poland suffered heavy losses during the Second World War. It was the victim of the Second World War and was invaded on the one side by Nazi Germany, and on the other by Stalin’s Soviet Union,” he said.

According to the right-wing party Kukiz 15, its deputy head Tomasz Rzymkowski said that the US approach calls for a rethinking of the urgency of “Fort Trump.”

“300 billion dollars is the sum of four times the Polish state budget. For this money, we could solve the issue of our security in a different way, and even hire a whole Russian army. If the American side treats us like this, then we must ask ourselves the question if it is worth it. I do not remember that any of our allies throughout the history of Poland demanded such a payment for military support. Does the international situation really require us to go into debt for generations?” he said.

The head of Kukiz 15, Paweł Kukiz said:

“I get the impression that the government is trading these claims, thinking of Fort Trump, but if Fort Trump costs Poland $330 billion, because Jewish organizations demand that much for property that was lost during the Holocaust. Property which was plundered and destroyed by the Germans, what is this Fort Trump supposed to protect? Empty land?”

It should be noted that the Polish authorities officially denied any connection between the construction of the American military base with compensations for properties lost during the Holocaust. Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak stated that the Fort Trump project was in no way connected with “Law 447”, accusing opposition politicians of “trying to connect American law with negotiations to the detriment of Polish interest.”

Naturally, pro-government media saw “the hand of Moscow” in the entire situation:

“This is a powerful operation of Moscow […] Today we see an incredibly high participation of the Russian side. The Kremlin seeks to fuel the topic as soon as possible,” said Tomasz Sakevich, editor-in-chief of the Gazeta Polska.

The topic was raised with the aim of advertising one of the parties, which is clearly pro-Russian – the Confederation. The question was put forward just when the agreement on the increase of American troops in Poland was on the table,” further claiming that it was a success of “Russian activity.”

At the same time, the Kremlin, in the opinion of pro-government journalists, is using all means possible to prevent the construction of “Fort Trump” in Poland:

“Ecologists” are sounding the alarm that trees will be cut out because of “Fort Trump”. Old generals are repeating claims regarding unnecessary irritation of Russia. Open Dialogue (a Georgi Soros foundation), which allegedly also has Russian ties, seeks to overthrow a government that wants close cooperation with the Americans. The new citizens of Uyarowo threaten that with the help of America the Jews will rob the country. When the Kremlin loses influence in Poland, it launches its instruments of influence, from full-time agents to naive, useful idiots,” the Gazeta Polska writes in an article.

Under US President Donald Trump, it would appear that US-Poland relations had a true renaissance, but it would appear that if the claims of the US trying to push Jewish interests forward turn out true, all of the “work” is in jeopardy.

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  • Zionism = EVIL

    Seriously folks, the fucking Jew liars, actually ashkeNAZI Khazars have milked Europe long enough with their fake narrative, even the dumb dead broke Pollacks are now being ripped off. The holohoax is the biggest fraud perpetuated in history, if you look at goofy looking Hitler’s gay half assed mustache, he looks more like a usher at a Berlin gay bar than history’s biggest mass murderer. The ashkeNAZI child killers make the Nazis look like social democrats in a bad circus field grey uniform.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    why are poles so obsessed with looking to US for defense? why do they not look towards russia? they are literally right next to them

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Poles are dumbasses and have a history of picking losers. It is an artificial nation with no history and a very corrupt government. Why do you think million Poles ran to UK to do menial jobs than live in a shithole!

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        Hopefully they come to their senses one day and choose Russia as their ally rather than US

      • Piotr Ficner

        We had an empire and we were most tollerant kingdom in Europe where many were killed in religios war, they would find their sanctuary in Polish Kingdom, last war we were sold by USA to Stalin and they killed all our elites with hands of many Jewish kommunists that we were saving from nazis. So we are a shithole because of USA and CCCP deal not by our choice, our soldiers were fighting from 1939 till 1950’s in woods with commies while your boys were already dancing rock’n’roll. What do you know about history?

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        your comment made me laugh, lol great post

    • Barba_Papa

      Because Russian outright annexed them twice and installed a puppet regime on them? I wouldn’t be fond of Russia too if that happened to my country. In fact the Netherlands was only invaded once by Germany and we still don’t like the Germans. In that sense I can completely understand the Poles. I do think however that by trying to suck up to the Americans in order to avoid becoming another Russian vassal again they’re blind to the fact that it means becoming an American vassal instead. America has no friends, it does not listen to its so called allies. It only listens to Israel, all the others it gives orders.

      Personally I think a Polish-Russian rapproachment would have been the best option for Poland. Akin to how France and Germany buried the hatchet in the 1950’s. Obviously had juju happened in the past, but getting rich together is always preferable to adopting a permanent victim mentality.

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        yes, the past is the past, poland would have much more to gain by being friends with russia than america

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        also, iraq invaded iran in the 80s briefly but now they are friends. poles really need to get over it, id much rather have russia as a friend as they are right next to poland, rather than america which is thousands of miles away

        • Barba_Papa

          But Iraq and Iran have a different history. For starters, until 1918 Iraq was Turkish. And after that Sunni controlled Iraq (as in Saddam) was opposed to Iran, engaging in various border disputes, often with the full support of Saudi Arabia and Friends ™. Shia controlled Iraq is on the hitlist of Saudi Arabia and Friends ™ and has to cozy up to Iran for support. And that’s excluding the Shia brotherhood. But if it weren’t for the hostility of Sunni Saudi Arabia and Friends ™ I doubt that Shia controlled Iraq would be as chummy with Iran as it currently is. Not everyone in Iraq likes Iranian influence inside Iraq, just because Iran is Shia too. And there is also the Arab/Persian divide.

          In the end Iraq and Iran have no recent history of occupying and annexing one another. Last time Iran occupied Iraq was under the Sasanids, before the Arab invasion. As I said Poland has been occupied and annexed by Russia too many times in history. That’s a lot of recent bad blood. Yeah, it’s infinitely better for everyone if Poland and Russia were to bury the hatchet. Its better for them, its better for everyone as it helps drive the current divide in Europe. But in order for the hatchet to be buried someone has to reach out a hand. In the case of France and Germany, the latter were smart enough to accept the blame for what happened the last time, allowing the other one to swallow their pride. As the Poles are the ones who are the weaker side and who have been occupied by Russia many times over it falls to the Russians to make a grand gesture of reconciliation. And its so easy for them too, as they can so easily pin the blame of Stalin and say that that Georgian swine was responsible for terrible things that happened to Poland. And that Russia regrets what was being done to Poland in that time. Lay some nice flowers at the Katyn monument and invite the Polish president to come to Moscow to start a new relationship, so the two countries can get rich together.

          But alas, Russia has bought into the myth of the Great Patriotic war. Made it central to modern Russian identity. And as a result any criticism of anything that happened during that war is tantamount to national treason.

          • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

            yea i agree, russia and poland should and must be friends

    • Sinbad2

      The Nazis running amok in Ukraine are mostly of Polish descent.
      Poland has a long history of aggravating Germany and Russia, only to be crushed by both.
      In Ukraine Germany had spent a lot of time and money working on getting a civilized Government in Ukraine. The American Government, with the assistance of the Polish Government wrecked those plans and installed a Nazi regime controlled by Jews?
      The Polish are simply too fkdup to not stop causing trouble.
      The Nazi arc is formed by Poland Lithuania Latvia and Estonia.
      As the USA is the closest thing to Hitler’s Nazi regime, of course they want to be friends.

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        what made them so fucked up?

  • Rob

    Please don’t give your properties to Jews of America. This is a blunder. Control Jews otherwise Jews will make you slave.

  • verner

    amazing that the disintegrating states of A is lending the squatters on palestinian land a helping hand as enforcer of bogus claims jewish interests have put forward- truly ridiculous but on the other hand the white house neo-nazi morons are known to commit serious stupidities on a regular basis soit’sjust one of those snafu’s they are good at.

    fatso went to Lebanon recently in order to more or less force Lebanon to open its economical zone for the squatters so that they can build a pipeline to transport the gas recently found under the palestinian seabed.
    fatso offered Lebanon weapons in return, nothing new but functioning old stuff. and the squatters are as they always are, on the lockout for stuff to steal or perceived enemies to murder and to destroy the lives of as many as they can.

    time to evict the squatters from the land they’ve stolen from the palestinians,

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    “many members of Congress and leading representatives of the Jewish community…”

    Pff… As if there was any difference between them.

  • iosongasingsing

    The Polish peasants in the sixth, eighteenth centuries were tormented by the Jewish tax collectors who, on behalf of the noble landowners, plundered them mercilessly and enriched themselves. All the goods that the Jews have acquired in Poland are the result of usury, fraud, extortion. The Polish people, victims of Nazism, owe nothing to the Jews and would be better protected by Christian Russia than by the Jewish mafia America. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba66a5487755d460d9773eea8b8d16e9ae17ccf052e22a1ba4dbff6dc76aba73.jpg