Disinfo: Both the Polish government and the opposition are subordinated to the USA

Summary

The post-Solidarity elites of Poland, which form both the Polish government and the opposition, think in the categories of subjection to the chosen sovereign, which is the United States. At the present moment, the ruling authorities try to implement at least partially independent policy towards this sovereign, while the opposition declares that it is necessary to bend down, bow and kiss the hands of the sovereign even more. This behaviour of the Polish opposition is embarrassing – it grovels in front of the USA, waiting for its intervention.

The words about Polish sovereignty do not matter. Everyone is claiming that the East is a threat to the sovereignty of this country. Meanwhile, they show their real attitude to the Polish sovereignty with their [subordinate] behaviour towards the USA.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about “lost sovereignty”. Poland is often presented as a “puppet-state” or "colony" of the United States. This narrative includes a message that the United States manipulates Poland and other European allies in order to carry out its anti-Russian policies.

Poland is a sovereign state, which shapes its own foreign and domestic policies. The political, economic and military relations between Poland and the United States have a mutually beneficial character. The claim that the Polish political elites are “subjected to the USA as their sovereign” is unfounded. Read more about Polish-American relations here and here.

See other messages promoting the statement that Poland is not a sovereign statePoland is not perceived as a country with an independent foreign policy and Poland is governed by the US Embassy.

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  • Reported in: Issue 255
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/08/2021
  • Article language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, US
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, Puppets, Sovereignty
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