Sunday, October 2, 2022

Anne Applebaum likes to tweet too

 Anne Applebaum is difficult to figure out. She authors books about the Soviet Union as if she was a right-winger or neo-con, but for some reason, she works for the Washington Post, a publication not known to be right-wing or even center-right. When she criticizes the current Polish government, she often forgets to disclose to her readers that her husband, Radoslaw Sikorski, is a prominent member of the opposition party that desperately tries to get back to power (the whole party, not just Radek).

Radoslaw (or Radek) Sikorski was a Polish Foreign Minister for the government that, in the last 20 years, worked more closely with Russia (and Putin), than any other government. So close, in fact, that according to recently disclosed documents, it was borderline treason.

Last week Mr. Sikorski committed a tweet that many do see as treasonous because it gave Putin an excuse if he chose to do so, to attack Poland or any other NATO member in the region. Yet, Mrs. Applebaum, his wife, writes this:

"In some countries (Poland for example) the Right tries to hide its links to Russia and admiration for Putin. In the US they no longer bother." 

Unless she writes about her husband, who at some point painted himself as a right-winger, she is so far off the base that it's not even funny. 

Fortunately, many of her followers didn't let that slide: 

>>You're lying ... the Rssians have something on you and Radek.

>>Ok, so let's break it down, your husband has been denounced as a Russian propaganda mouthpiece. In the past, he was one of the greatest apologists of the Russian regime. What are you talking about ma'am?

>>#America doesn't know which side is left and which side is right.

>>You mean your husband @radeksikorski ?