The US are colonising Poland, aggression now comes from Washington

Summary

Tensions since the end of the USSR come from Moscow. It is the United States that are literally colonising Poland.
Everyone knows geography. There is natural gas that costs less. Yet the Poles – for some reason – buy the gas ten times farther than where it is produced in an abominably anti-ecological way in the United States and which is much more expensive. They are literally forced to buy American equipment. There is also an over-presence of US military forces. The Poles, unfortunately for them, were under Soviet influence and now they are under the influence of the United States.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative portraying the US as a puppeteer and occupier of other countries, Poland among them.

"Colonisation” refers to methods of absorbing and assimilating foreign people into the culture of the imperial country, populating them, imposing unfair trade, banning their local culture and language. The fact of buying gas in the US cannot be considered as colonisation. Poland, as a sovereign country, makes its own decisions as to where to buy gas.

As for NATO (not US) troops, around 5,000 troops already rotate in and out of Poland. This is part of a 2016 NATO agreement. No intervention of these NATO forces in Polish internal political process, banning of Polish language or settlement of Americans or any other options except defensive are considered. Thus, Poland cannot be called a not independent state or a colony.

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 164
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: French
  • Country: Russia, US, Poland
  • Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, Imperialism/colonialism, NATO
  • Outlet: RT France @ 3:56 - 3:59, 04:19 – 05:25
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Disproof

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Disproof

No documentary evidence is provided to support the affirmation and no dates are given to allow even the most superficial background check. This is part of Russian efforts of historical revisionism, in order to portray Russia’s role in World War II as a non-aggressive power and Poland as one of the main culprits of the conflict.

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