Poland: Overlooked National Character
When recognizing our steadfast allies in the War on Terror, most tend to overlook the commitment demonstrated by Poland. This is regretable, and one retired submarine officer, Bubblehead, declares "The Stupid Shall Be Punished: I Won't Forget Poland." Nor should we.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Poland quickly came to the aid of the United States by providing substantial military support for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. When the Iraqi front in the Global War on Terror was opened, Poland was there for us again. Their GROM special forces captured vital off-shore terminals in the war’s opening hours, and they performed many other missions that aren’t as well documented. (When I was working in the Coalition Coordination Center at US Central Command, my desk was next to the Special Forces Liaison. I obviously can’t pass on some of the stories I heard; I’ll just say that I’m glad the GROM is on our side.)
Thank you, Poland. Not for being our friend per se, but rather for the character demonstrated. Actions speak louder than words...even in Polish.