President Trump speech in Poland

I have not watched it all yet. But if the excerpt is correct, its is quite literally the speech for the age.

“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive,” President Trump said in Poland. “Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”


H/T Richard and M., and many more who sent in various links for the speech.

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11 Replies to “President Trump speech in Poland”

  1. I didn’t see all of it this morning but what I saw as great, it was a call for all of Western Civilization to wake up and fight for survival. If we fight we can’t lose.

  2. Despite having met him personally, I am not a huge fan of Ronald Reagan. His introduction of consensus politics into America’s daily governance was dubious, if not reprehensible.

    What I DO miss about Reagan was his plainspoken manner. As in, calling the Soviet Union, “The Evil Empire”. Regardless of whether it was an artifact of his WWII propaganda training or merely his presidential speech-writing team, labeling the USSR as an indisputably malevolent force was crucial in terms of shifting American (and global) opinion towards a unanimous refusal to accept Russian Communism’s universal abuse of human rights and its general goal of fomenting global conflict.

    My reason for mentioning all of this is to highlight Trump’s remarkable (and laudable) determination to—with whatever necessary masking or allusions—make, in his Warsaw speech, relatively straightforward references to modern foes of freedom. His indirect but unmistakable mentions of Russia and (especially) Islam were more than a little gratifying. In equal measure, the repeated and riotous applause by his Polish audience was nothing short of heartening in the extreme.

    Bearing this in mind, I cannot believe that I’m the only one who experienced a slight degree of irony or sardonic impression while watching a, supposedly, universally reviled individual like Donald Trump receive such unanimous approval from a totally foreign audience.

    Considering the profound agonies that Poland has been subjected to (please read Mila 18 or QB VII by Leon Uris), that nation’s desire for territorial integrity and internal, political or ideological unity, isn’t just surprising but an entirely expectable outcome of historical events.

    To his credit, Trump played those various strings of events like a flipping well-tuned Stradivarius. Literally, more power to him.

      • Where did he mention Islam?

        Donkeyman, exactly what was unclear about Trump’s declaration? (at video time point — 23:44):

        But today, we’re in the West and we have to say there are dire threats to our security and our way of life.

        You see what’s happening out there … they are threats. We will confront them. We will win. But they are threats.

        We are confronted by another oppressive ideology. One that seeks to export terrorism and extremism, all around the globe. America and Europe have suffered one terror attack after another. We’re going to get it to stop.

        Please do not hesitate to ask if you require a more in-depth explanation as to why this is an explicit reference regarding Islam.

        Should you disagree, it would be my privilege to disabuse you of whatever doubts that you may have about this subject.

        Warmest personal regards,


    • One of those strings that Trump played was Energy Independence.

      “Will Poland Liberate East-Central Europe from Gazprom’s Dictates?” by Janusz Kowalski – March 13, 2017

      Only thanks to the determination of President Kaczy?ski, who in the course of the Polish-Russian gas negotiations from early 2009 to the fall of 2010, died in as-yet unexplained circumstances in the Smole?sk catastrophe on April 10, 2010, and the president of the opposition PiS party, Jaros?aw Kaczy?ski, was a long-term gas contract between Poland and the Russian Federation not extended for another 15 years from 2022 to 2037. The extension of the Yamal agreement, which as a relic of the Soviet era was concluded at the governmental rather than a business level, was the initiative of the PO government. If in 2010 the long-term gas contract with Russia had been extended until 2037, Poland would not have been able to liberate itself from the monopolistic dictates of Gazprom for several decades.

      The tactical aim of Germany and Russia in the coming months is to guarantee a monopoly on the land transport of Nord Stream on German territory for the entire volume of gas sent from the Russian Federation by the northern pipeline. This may actually block the ability of other companies to freely use existing gas pipelines connected to Nord Stream. This is the context in which to interpret the European Commission’s decision of October 28, 2016 on the monopolization by Gazprom of the Nord Stream, onshore, OPAL gas pipeline running along the Polish-German border, with a capacity of around 36 billion cubic meters. Prime Minister Beata Szyd?o’s government has strongly expressed its concern to the European Commission, demanding respect for EU antitrust law against the German gas pipeline. In the event of a break in gas supplies from the east and the maintenance of Gazprom’s monopoly on the German gas pipeline, Polish energy security would be severely endangered. Similar action monopolizing gas transmission by Gazprom and its German partners is planned for the EUGAL gas pipeline, another inland, Nord Stream pipeline in Germany with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters annually. Critics of the Nord Stream 2 project, led by the Polish European Commission, are convinced that further expansion of Russian Gazprom’s domination in East-Central Europe should be prevented. Among the countries insisting that the Nord Stream 2 project be consistent with EU law, besides Poland, are Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, Denmark and Sweden.

      The greatest challenge however for the diplomats of East-Central European countries is to persuade the European Commission to refrain from further supporting Gazprom’s monopoly in this part of Europe, something Germany is keenly interested in along with Russia in their realization of the geopolitical project to build Nord Stream 2. Brussels poses a real and serious threat to plans for the energy independence of Europe, thanks to the North Gate built by Poland, based on the planned new gas connection with Norway and the expanded gas port in ?winouj?cie. The outcome of geopolitical clashes in the next few months between Warsaw, Moscow and Berlin, over the new and interconnected gas architecture in East-Central Europe, will determine whether or not this part of Europe will eventually become permanently energy independent from the Kremlin.

      • Thank you, EB.

        Back when it first happened, I stridently objected to the EU having any dependence upon Russia in term of energy.

        Europe’s hatred of America almost reflexively drove The Continent away from ensuring that (for example) US natural gas supplies would provide some sort of offset against dependence upon Russian petro-energy.

        This is just one more reason why I have such a difficult time sympathizing about the EU’s self-inflicted wounds.

        The lot of them can rot in hell until the time comes for America to confiscate any NATO nuclear arsenals out of the hands of their newfound Muslim overlords.

        • Remember these tactics when the US is forced to move into North Korea, the Obama weakened US military will have to pull most of our troops from everywhere they are deployed to have enough troops in Korea. This will give Putin a free hand in the Middle East and make the new Russian military he is busy building the strongest power in Europe. The Europeans are going to hate their socialist governments for relying on the US to protect them for so long.

    • I have been thinking that no one remembers Leon Uris. He wrote a lot of real good books that have a whole lot of historical facts in them.

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