A Polish news magazine has obtained a secret recording of Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski saying that Poland’s relationship with the United States was worthless.
The Wprost news magazine said the recording was of a private conversation between Sikorski and Jacek Rostowski, finance minister.
Headlines appeared, blaring: “You know that the Polish-US alliance isn’t worth anything”, also describing Warsaw’s attitude towards the United States using the Polish word “murzynskosc”.
This roughly translates as “Negro slave”.
The leak went on: “It is downright harmful, because it creates a false sense of security … Complete bullshit. We’ll get in conflict with the Germans, Russians and we’ll think that everything is super, because we gave the Americans a b***j** Losers. Complete losers.”
As The Guardian reports:
The word “murzyn,” denotes a dark-skinned person and someone who does the work for somebody else, according to the PWN Polish language dictionary.
Asked by Reuters to comment on the transcript of Sikorski’s conversation with Rostowski, foreign ministry spokesman Marcin Wojciechowski said: “We do not comment on media speculation”.