“51st US State”: Europe Unhappy with Poland's Plans for the Purchase of American Weapons


Over the past three years, Poland has ordered at least $ 10 billion worth of products from the US defense industry. economic and the financial newspaper La Tribune.


Poland more than anyone and ever deserves the nickname "51st US State". As a member of the European Union, this country stubbornly continues to purchase primarily American weapons.

Poles spending on the US military machinery in many respects contradict the words of the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Moravecki, who said during the visit of Emmanuel Macron to Warsaw in early February that he wants to develop the defense industry in Europe.

It is clarified that by 2035, Poland, as part of its plan for the modernization of the armed forces, intends to allocate about $ 133 billion, primarily for the purchase of new weapons and equipment.

American industrialists can already rub their hands ...

- consider in the publication.

More recently, in early March 2020, Washington granted Warsaw's next request for the purchase of 180 anti-tank missiles and 79 launchers for them manufactured by the American companies Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. The deal amounted to $ 100 million.

The publication recalled that on December 20, 2019, Polish special forces in the presence of their president Andrzej Duda received four American Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk helicopters, ordered in January 2019.

The conservative Polish government considers Washington its main ally, and therefore wants to increase the presence of American troops on its land. President Duda even signed a bilateral defense agreement with the United States in September 2019.

Poland also “offered” itself, without any bidding or compensation, in the form of a buyer of 32 F-35 fighters, which will be delivered in the period 2024-2030. The value of this transaction is $ 4,6 billion, but may increase to $ 6,5 billion.

Warsaw did not bypass the missile area and air defense. In February 2019, the United States and Poland signed a contract for the supply of 20 American HIMARS mobile missile launchers for $ 414 million. Before that, in March 2018, Poland bought the American Patriot missile defense system for $ 4,75 billion. The supply of two batteries is scheduled for the end of 2022.

In addition, in November 2018, the US Department of State approved the sale of 150 air-to-air (AMRAAM) AIM-120C-7 medium-range missiles to Poland for $ 250 million. And even earlier, in 2016, Poland “rang the doorbell” of Washington to order 70 cruise missiles for $ 200 million
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  1. albor.ru Offline
    albor.ru (Alexander) 31 March 2020 13: 24
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    All this Polish canoe will end when the EU ceases to subsidize the economy of Poland and the Baltic states. Poles live in the military sphere, thanks to the connivance of the EU.
    Poland’s foreign debt has declined slightly over the past 3 years, but it still makes up about 50% of the country's GDP and is equal to $ 237 billion, while declaring defense spending of $ 133 billion !? - Yes, it's just a bluff ... To promise to single out doesn’t mean that he’s "getting married."
    1. Orange big Offline
      Orange big (Max) 31 March 2020 15: 25
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      Poland’s foreign debt has declined slightly over the past 3 years, but it still makes up about 50% of the country's GDP and is equal to $ 237 billion, while declaring defense spending of $ 133 billion !? - Yes, it's just a bluff ... To promise to single out doesn’t mean that he’s "getting married."

      Who cares? The whole West lives in debt and with the help of financial frauds, inflated exchange bubbles. There, for a long time no one has been paying attention to the real state of the economy; their economy is already, rather, virtual, otherwise collapse. And so the EU allocates money to Poland, and the latter sponsors the US military-industrial complex, counting on American support against the EU’s power over Poland. The EU pays Poland, Poland spits on the EU and gives this money to the USA at most through arms contracts. The EU is primarily Germany, and Germany is the enemy of Poland, as it hopes to return Silesia and other German lands that Poland inherited from Germany after World War II. Poland is insured.
      1. albor.ru Offline
        albor.ru (Alexander) 31 March 2020 15: 42
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        And what ??? I wrote this ... Why did you repeat to me everything that I wrote? WHAT conclusion should I draw from what you said?
        1. Orange big Offline
          Orange big (Max) 31 March 2020 16: 22
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          Quote: albor.ru
          And what ??? I wrote this ... Why did you repeat to me everything that I wrote? WHAT conclusion should I draw from what you said?

          Why such a nervous reaction? Or do you prefer a monologue? Then I will not interfere.
          1. albor.ru Offline
            albor.ru (Alexander) 31 March 2020 16: 40
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            And what, excuse me, is the manifestation of “nervousness”? I asked a specific question: WHY did you write the same thing as me? And WHAT is your Dialogue? I didn’t notice him ... I noticed just an echo. And I don’t consider the echo as a dialogue. As for the emphasis on words, it’s not nervousness, but the desire to explain to you SUFFICIENTLY the essence of my question, which you still didn’t understand, despite my punctuation and italics efforts.
            1. Orange big Offline
              Orange big (Max) 31 March 2020 18: 35
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              WHY did you write the same thing as me?

              Seriously? Same thing? Then find 10 differences.

              Quote: albor.ru
              All this Polish canoe will end when the EU ceases to subsidize the economy of Poland and the Baltic states. Poles live in the military sphere, thanks to the connivance of the EU.
              Poland’s foreign debt has declined slightly over the past 3 years, but it still makes up about 50% of the country's GDP and is equal to $ 237 billion, while declaring defense spending of $ 133 billion !? - Yes, it's just a bluff ... To promise to single out doesn’t mean that he’s "getting married."

              Quote: Orange Big
              Poland’s foreign debt has declined slightly over the past 3 years, but it still makes up about 50% of the country's GDP and is equal to $ 237 billion, while declaring defense spending of $ 133 billion !? - Yes, it's just a bluff ... To promise to single out doesn’t mean that he’s "getting married."

              Who cares? The whole West lives in debt and with the help of financial frauds, inflated exchange bubbles. There, for a long time no one has been paying attention to the real state of the economy; their economy is already, rather, virtual, otherwise collapse. And so the EU allocates money to Poland, and the latter sponsors the US military-industrial complex, counting on American support against the EU’s power over Poland. The EU pays Poland, Poland spits on the EU and gives this money to the USA at most through arms contracts. The EU is primarily Germany, and Germany is the enemy of Poland, as it hopes to return Silesia and other German lands that Poland inherited from Germany after World War II. Poland is insured.
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            Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 1 2020 21: 16
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            I don’t know how on other days, but this morning he throws people at people. He doesn’t know the concept of “you,” he didn’t bring up in his childhood, and he is under the impression that he drank the Brudershaft with everyone.
  2. Regis Offline
    Regis (Sergey Kopan) 31 March 2020 13: 34
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    The Poles have never been friends with their heads, so Poland periodically disappears from the world map.
  3. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I 31 March 2020 19: 30
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    deserves the nickname "51st US State".

    Rather, my beloved wife.
    1. Bitter Offline
      Bitter (Gleb) 31 March 2020 22: 26
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      Not a beloved, but an attendant and not a wife, but rather ... (at this place everyone can insert a word according to the degree of their licentiousness). But certainly not his wife. wink
  4. King3214 Offline
    King3214 (Sergius) April 1 2020 12: 12
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    It dawned on Brussels that Poland had been using their subsidies for many years, not to “equalize” its economy, but to strengthen the US economy?
    gee-gee-gee-gee-gee
    By the way, how do the Poles look at it? Judging by the fact that they repeatedly choose the same thing for themselves in power ..., that is, apparently, positively.
    gee-gee-gee-gee-gee