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Obama and Polish Death Camps

The Courage of the Poles Transcends Obama ‘Misspeaks’


By —— Bio and Archives--May 30, 2012

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Leave it to the courageous, plucky Poles.

While the rest of the world, including mighty Britain, (returned Churchill bust) sucked up the insults from Obama, grousing to themselves, but not standing up to him, Poland has come right out to demand a sincere apology from knockoff President Barack Obama.

“Poland’s prime minister said Wednesday that remarks by President Barack Obama erroneously identifying a Nazi death camp as Polish had hurt all Poles and he expected more from the US than “regret”. (AFP, May 30, 2012))

“I am convinced that our American friends can today allow themselves a stronger reaction than a simple expression of regret from the White House spokesman—a reaction more inclined to eliminate once and for all these kinds of errors, Donald Tusk told reporters in Warsaw.

“Obama on Tuesday mistakenly called a Nazi facility used to process Jews for execution as a “Polish death camp.” The White House later said the president “misspoke” and expressed “regret”.

But this is not just another Obama ‘misspeak’ like his referral twice in one week to his two non-existent (as far as we know) sons.

This is the outrage of prescribing to the Poles,  ownership of the horror of a Nazi camp that processed human beings as slabs of meat in calling it a “Polish” death camp.

Poles have a proven track record in exchanging their collective ‘regret’ for daring deeds inspired by the raw kind of courage that made history. 

During World War II, throughout the German occupation of Poland, countless Poles risked their own lives—and the lives of their loved ones—to rescue Jews from the Nazis.  Indeed grouped by nationality, Poles represent the biggest number of people who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.  To date, 6,266 Poles have been awarded the title of Righteous among the Nations by the State of Israel—more than any other nation. 

And if young people world wide are no longer taught the stories of the singular courage of the Poles, you don’t have to go back 70 odd years to World War 11.

You only have to go back to the Easter before last, to April 10, 2010, when a Tupolev Tu-154-M aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board, including Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife; former president Ryszard Kaczorowski; the chief of the Polish General Staff, and other senior Polish military officers; the president of the National Bank of Poland; Poland’s deputy foreign minister; Polish government officials; 15 members of the Polish parliament; senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre.  They were en route from Warsaw to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet union-inspired massacre. 

In other words almost the entire Polish administration.

What did Obama done regarding Poland six months earlier?  “Sad to remember today that the last time Poland was in the news was on September 17, 2009—the 70th anniversary of the Russian invasion of Poland when Obama abandoned Poland’s missile defence system in Europe.” 

What did Poland do after the Smolensk air crash?  Poles bore a tragedy of an almost unimaginable scale, dried their tears and went on to ensure the security and economy of their country.

Unlike Obama and his insufferable socialism-seeking czars, the Poles have made the world a better place.

In the fight against the evil of Communism, it was Polish-born Pope John Paul II whom the Kremlin recognized as Public Enemy Number 1.

But then again, we all know how Obama and his shadow cabinet feel about Catholics.



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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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