Poland’s government welcomed Mitt Romney’s planned visit to the country in late July, when the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is set to meet the Polish leadership and former president Lech Walesa on a leg of his European tour.
The Polish foreign ministry “sees the former governor’s decision to travel to Poland as a strong signal that underscores his commitment to fostering Polish-American cooperation and cementing the alliance between our two countries,” the ministry said in a statement Saturday.
Mr. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, will visit Gdansk and Warsaw on July 30 and 31 at the invitation of Lech Walesa, the communist-era dissident who in 1983 won the Nobel Peace Prize for his defiance of the communist regime.
After communism collapsed, Mr. Walesa went on to become Poland’s president in 1990. Often controversial at home due to crude manners and attempts to shrug off responsibility for any past shortcomings, the former shipyard electrician enjoys worldwide respect and is seen as instrumental in changing the course of history in the former Soviet bloc.
Campaign photos with Mr. Walesa helped Solidarity candidates secure places in Poland’s parliament in the election of 1989. Footage with the legendary leader will likely be to the advantage of Mr. Romney’s campaign this year.
The U.S. presidential candidate will also meet Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski, Prime Minister Donald Tusk, and Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski. Mr. Romney will also make a public address in Warsaw during the trip.
What I found interesting is:
Ian Brzezinski, another Romney adviser, said the visit to Poland will highlight an important alliance that is “rich in history” — from Polish support for the American revolution all the way through Iraq and Afghanistan, where the country has sent troops to assist in the U.S.-led war efforts. Romney will also point to country’s economic success, which he will say stems from free market principles and capitalism – the themes he pushes on the campaign trail at home.
“This is a country that stands in sharp contrast economically to the rest of Europe where economies are dropping by about 5% or more,” Brzezinski told reporters.
Ian Brzezinski is the son of foreign-policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski, and the brother of American lawyer and foreign policy expert Mark Brzezinski and American television news journalist Mika Brzezinski (Morning Joe MSNBC). I don’t know if I’m comfortable with this knowing what we do about Zbignew. He served as United States National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. The State Department was alarmed by Brzezinski’s support for East German dissidents and objected to his suggestion that Carter’s first overseas visit be to Poland. He visited Warsaw, met with Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski (against the objection of the U.S. Ambassador to Poland) Brzezinski advised Carter in 1978 to engage the People’s Republic of China.
Brzezinski planned Operation Eagle Claw, which was meant to free the hostages in Iran using the newly created Delta Force and other Special Forces units. The mission was a failure and led to Secretary Vance’s resignation. Brzezinski was criticized widely in the press and became the least popular member of Carter’s administration. Read After Power.
Zbigniew Brzezinski was interviewed on C-SPAN’s Q & A on March 27, 2007. In this clip, Brzezinski comments on the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Bilderberg, and the Trilateral Commission.
Brzezkinski: “In any political system there are sort of over the table and under the table arrangements. As far as the organizations that you have mentioned, they’re all on top of the table organinzations. We know what they are. We know what they do. We probably exaggerate their influence in many cases. But most important of all THEY OPERATE OVERTLY. Anybody who wants to know what the Council on Foreign Relations does can very easily find out.”
As of June 2010 Brezinski was a notable council member of CFR.
Zbigniew Brzezinski praises President Barack Obama for his “truly ambitious efforts to redefine the United States’ view of the world and to reconnect the United States with the emerging historical context of the twenty-first century.” He believes Obama deserved his Nobel Peace Prize because the president has “a solid grasp of what today’s world is all about.”
* January 11, 2010 Brzezinski and CFR Promote Appeasement of Iran (Part One of Two) by William R. Hawkins
* Brzezinski and CFR Promote Appeasement of Iran (Part Two of Two
He is also the co-founder of the Trilateral Commission and prominent Bilderberger. He revealed that a “global political awakening,” in combination with infighting amongst the elite, was threatening to derail the move towards a one world government.
Now unless his son Ian was not influenced by his father’s beliefs, which I find hard to believe because these families are ‘groomed’. I am concerned about this connection. We already see his sister’s politics. . I think this is one of the ‘royal families’ we need to be concerned about. His brother Mark Brzezinski served in the Clinton administration as a director of Russian/Eurasian — and later Southeast European affairs – of the National Security Council at the White House. In that capacity, he was White House coordinator for U.S. democracy and rule of law assistance programs for the region. His wife Emilie Benes Brzezinski, went to Hilary’s alma mater Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She is a a grandniece of Czechoslovakia’s former president Edvard Beneš.
I don’t know about you, but I am uneasy how all these people from Carter to Obama seem connected. These political families are connected. I feel more and more we have been so duped into believing our votes matter. It’s like a vote for one is a vote for the other. In one way they are connected to communism, socialism, etc. One man predicted this in 1962. My grandfather. I know he is now turning over in his grave. ~ JP