From Global Post: History suggests that when Russia and Germany announce a deal that is slightly too sweet, Poland has reason to be wary.

Which is why the Polish foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, acidly dubbed a plan to build an underwater natural gas pipeline from Russia’s Siberian gas fields to Germany’s Baltic coast “the Molotov-Ribbentrop pipeline,” a reference to the pact between the Nazis and the Soviets to carve up Poland on the eve of World War II.

The Russians and Germans hail the $11 billion project as “a new benchmark for cooperation between the European Union and Russia.”

The Poles think not. They suspect the Russians of using the pipeline to pursue a classic divide and conquer strategy aimed at weakening the EU and NATO…

“The whole idea of this pipeline is to cut off the Baltic states from NATO and the EU,” said Pawel Zaleswski, who represents Poland in the European Parliament. (graphic: Telegraph)