/ Apology to Russians for Osetia and American missile base
In a near feature US will have a population that is overwhelmingly Spanish (read Mexican) and black. Do you think they will democratically go rescue Poland, when Ivan the Great rolls in with its tanks, honoring its treaty?
why the US base is so needed here. Because it would be much much harder for US to turn away eyes and pretend nothing happening if Ivan's tanks were rolling 5 miles away from their base. And in case of conflict, what if - even if US troops would like to try maintain neutrality - they would be attacked accidentaly?
I think we have to live near Russians and it is in our best interest to have the best relations possible with Russians, not pissing them off on every single occasion we get;
Yes, bad bad Poland!
Pissing Russians by getting independent after 1989
Pissing Russians by independently choosing their defensive alliances
Pissing Russians by demanding to lift Russian embargoes, and - what's even more outrageous - seeking EU help for it (of course in vain but nevertheless)
Finally pissing Russians by condemning their actions in Georgia, instead bending and getting the as*h*le wider in good old teutonic style.
Bad, very bad Poland!
some might also call it allegiance.
Wahldo, I'm sure JE only accidentally forgot to add that russian was his primary language at that school ;)