Disinfo: New American President will use Poland for destabilisation of the post-Soviet countries

Summary

The most important issues for the future of Poland under the rule of the new American President are easy to define. They include the following: increase of the US military presence in Poland in order to prepare for a potential confrontation with Russia; continuation of monopolisation of the Polish gas market by American companies; implementation of business agreements clearly beneficial to Washington (such as the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland); pushing the Chinese telecommunication companies out of Poland; use of Poland for the destabilisation of the situation in the post-Soviet countries; realisation of next expensive military contracts.

Disproof

This message is a mix of the most popular disinformation narratives about US-Polish relations. It promotes the idea that the USA uses Poland as a “puppet-state” in order to achieve its economic and international goals.

The claim that the US authorities use Poland in order to destabilise the post-Soviet countries is a conspiracy theory. The import of the American LNG to Poland is aimed at de-monopolisation of the Polish energy market, making it less dependent on the Russian gas supplies.

The political, economic and military relations between Poland and the United States have mutually beneficial character.
In the end, the deployment of the US troops in Poland is aimed at the strengthening of security of this country and NATO’s Eastern Flank.

This claim appeared in the same article as the claim that after the elections, the American Foreign Policy will remain unchanged because it is managed by the "deep state".

See similar messages connected to the US-Polish relations: The USA wants to improve the financial situation of their military-industrial complex at the expense of Poland; Polish authorities carry out the American will regarding LNG, Ukraine and Belarus and Poland is the America’s “Banana Republic”.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Russia, US, Poland
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Conspiracy theory, gas, Anti-Russian, US presence in Europe, Puppets, Joe Biden, Sovereignty

Disclaimer

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