Opening a Second Front

Germany should consider paying Poland as much as $1 trillion in World War II reparations, according to the Polish foreign minister.

Poland’s foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski told local radio station RMF that “serious talks” were needed with Germany to “find a way to deal with the fact that German-Polish relations are overshadowed by the German aggression of 1939 and unresolved post-war issues.”

Critics of the government say they are talking about reparations to divert attention from their nationalistic agenda.

That might be true, but here’s another take: Poland (along with much of eastern Europe) has been fighting tooth and nail against the German-led plan to let millions of “refugees” in. So far, there’s been a lot of hollering back and forth. This could be a way of taking advantage of the German’s guilt over WW2 in order to get Berlin to back off on their immigration demands. Of course I’m just guessing here, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I heard later that this was the real reason that this is being broached now.

And it’s not as though the Poles don’t have an argument on this one.

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