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Poland's Armed Forces Day parade marked the 103rd anniversary of victory over the Soviet Union in the Battle of Warsaw | Al Jazeera |
Crowds, waving national white-and-red flags, gathered in scorching temperatures that reached 35C (95F) to see United States-made Abrams tanks, HIMARS mobile artillery systems and Patriot missile systems on parade through the streets of the capital.
Also on display were F-16 fighter planes, South Korean FA-50 fighters and K9 howitzers. A US Air Force F-35 roared overhead in a sign Poland was also buying these advanced fighter planes. Polish-made equipment including Krab tracked gun howitzers and Rosomak armoured transporters were also featured.
Military parade to commemorate 103rd anniversary of victory over the USSR in the Battle of Warsaw ...
POLAND IN NATO
Battle of Warsaw 1920 - Polish victory for the freedom of Europe
On 15 August 2020 we solemnly celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw - a culminating point of the Polish-Soviet War (1919-1920) and one of the most decisive events in the history of Poland, Europe, and the world.
When independent Poland was being re-born in 1918, its existence became endangered by the Soviet Russia which, propagating self-determination of nations, in fact aimed at imposing its totalitarian communist ideology upon them. Poland was the first step on the path towards a further conquest.
However, in August 1920, not just Poland's but also entire Europe's future was determined by the Battle of Warsaw of 1920, victorious for the Polish Armed Forces. Not only did the battle bring defeat to the Red Army, but it also suppressed the attempts to sovietise European nations by the forceful, armed spread of the world proletarian revolution. At the time, the Polish Army, thanks to the determination and consistency of its soldiers, and the talent of its chief commanders, saved Europe from being engulfed in war yet again. The losses on the Polish side in the 1919-1920 war with the Bolsheviks were, as for that time, heavy - a hundred thousand dead, including many killed in action, or missing, and twice as much wounded.
Repelling the Bolsheviks' attack on the Poland's capital was a landmark moment for reinforcing the independent Poland as well as other, newly established national states in Central Europe. It averted the risk of the collapse of the Versailles system and provided Europe with an opportunity for attempting peaceful international co-existence.
The Battle of Warsaw sends a universal message that we need to counteract dictators and that making sacrifices is effective in protecting freedom.
Lord Edgar Vincent D'Abernon, an English diplomat and a member of the Interallied Mission to Poland who witnessed the events of August 1920, described them in his book titled The Eighteenth Decisive Battle of the World. Warsaw, 1920 in such words:
"The modern history of civilisation knows but few events of greater importance than that of the Battle of Warsaw of 1920. And it knows of none other which would be so little valued..."
"When free world leader USA was being re-born in 2016 under Trump and new trade agreements negotiated, its existence became endangered by the belligerent Russian Federation under
Stalin Putin who, propagated self-determination of nations, in fact aimed at imposing authoritarian ideology upon them. Ukraine was to be the first step on the path towards a further conquest of all of continental Europe."
By living in the past, over one hundred years ago and reliving trauma, you will beget not freedom, but chains of fear and you will bring upon yourself an endless cycle of violence. End all wars, win over peace you damn fools.
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European court finds CIA tortured prisoners at Polish black site
For the first time, a court has ruled on the activities of the Central Intelligence Agency's secret prison network in Europe. The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday found "beyond reasonable doubt" that two current prisoners at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, were transferred from Thailand to Poland by the CIA and tortured there.
The language in the judgment is damning. Evidence of the prisoners' rendition and treatment is "coherent, clear and categorical." The facts presented by their legal teams "demonstrate" that the Polish authorities knew at that time that the CIA was using Szymany airport and, as a secret detention site, the Stare Kiejkuty military base<. The court judged it "inconceivable" that rendition aircraft landed in and departed from Poland, or that the CIA occupied the premises in the Polish base, without Poland being "informed of and involved in the preparation and execution of the [CIA's High Value Detainee] Programme."
It concluded that "Poland, for all practical purposes, facilitated the whole process, created the conditions for it to happen and made no attempt to prevent it from occurring." In short, through its "acquiescence and connivance," Poland "must be regarded as responsible" for secret imprisonment, torture and transfer onward to further secret imprisonment.
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Geez ... I too would like to relive the glorious days of the past ... Dutch Golden Era flying tricolor on our pirate ships ... Tromp-De Ruyter and Piet Hein ... heroes brought home treasures of gold ... shipping black men from West Africa to the New World of
opportunity captivity, slavery, suppression and enduring racism. Of course not forgetting the riches and culture of our colony, the vast continent of Indonesian islands, the Dutch East India Company VOC.
Damn Japanese destroyed it all ...
Japanese mass violence and its victims in the "Fifteen Years' War" (1931-45)
Best of all, I want to sail up the Thames into the heart of London to destroy the Evil Empire once and for all. Freedom to all men of good will ... who follows?