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Secret Recording Reveals Polish Foreign Minister Thinks US Alliance Is ‘Worthless,’ ‘Bullshit’

Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland’s Foreign Minister, in an unguarded, candid, and theoretically private conversation revealed he thinks the Polish-American alliance is “bullshit.” A secret recording of Minister Sikorski talking to Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski reportedly contains audio of Sikorski saying “The Polish-American alliance is worthless, even harmful, as it gives Poland a false sense of security. It’s bullshit.”

The context is the US treatment of Poland in relation to the Ukraine crisis where Poland sided with the US against both Russia and Germany, alienating both with little benefit to itself. Sikorski compares Poland to someone who gave out oral sex and got nothing in return:

“The Polish-American alliance is not worth anything. It’s even damaging, because it creates a false sense of security in Poland,” Sikorski allegedly said.

“Complete bullshit,” the tape purportedly records Sikorski as saying. “We will get a conflict with both Russians and Germans, and we’re going to think that everything is great, because we gave the Americans a blowjob. Suckers. Total suckers.”

Minister Sikorski goes on to say that the Poles are like “Murzy?sko??” or people that “think like Negroes.” Which seems to mean Poles have low self esteem and hence will grovel before America instead of standing up for their own interests, though charges of racism have led to push back from Sikorski.

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Secret Recording Reveals Polish Foreign Minister Thinks US Alliance Is ‘Worthless,’ ‘Bullshit’

Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland’s Foreign Minister, in an unguarded, candid, and theoretically private conversation revealed he thinks the Polish-American alliance is “bullshit.” A secret recording of Minister Sikorski talking to Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski reportedly contains audio of Sikorski saying “The Polish-American alliance is worthless, even harmful, as it gives Poland a false sense of security. It’s bullshit.”

The context is the US treatment of Poland in relation to the Ukraine crisis where Poland sided with the US against both Russia and Germany, alienating both with little benefit to itself. Sikorski compares Poland to someone who gave out oral sex and got nothing in return:

“The Polish-American alliance is not worth anything. It’s even damaging, because it creates a false sense of security in Poland,” Sikorski allegedly said.

“Complete bullshit,” the tape purportedly records Sikorski as saying. “We will get a conflict with both Russians and Germans, and we’re going to think that everything is great, because we gave the Americans a blowjob. Suckers. Total suckers.”

Minister Sikorski goes on to say that the Poles are like “Murzy?sko??” or people that “think like Negroes.” Which seems to mean Poles have low self esteem and hence will grovel before America instead of standing up for their own interests, though charges of racism have led to push back from Sikorski.

The story, to be published in full in Wprost magazine, is sure to damage the fragile alliances that were seared during the Ukraine crisis and further complicate the US relationship with Poland, though it is unclear how widespread the views Sikorski voiced are felt inside the Polish government and country.

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