November 24, 2011

Katyn 2. Book review about Russia's terrorist attack against Polish President published in Italy

Publication time: 19 November 2011, 14:50
An influential Italian blog, Paper Blog, published a review of a book by a renowned Polish scholar Leszek Szymanski "Terrorist attack in Smolensk". The review reads:

"Author - Leszek Szymanski (born in 1981 in Krakow), graduated from the University of Warsaw, investigative journalist and photographer, publicist ("Agora", "Gazeta Polska", "Najwyzszy Czas", "Warszawska Gazeta", "Wprost"). Participant of TV programs "Misja Specjalna" and "30 minut extra". Since April 10, 2010, he is leading an journalistic investigation into the disaster of Smolensk.

In the book "Terrorist attack in Smolensk", he describes the results of his investigation. He exposes the work of Russian prosecutors, who did not explain the causes of the disaster of Tupolev, but corroborated the version of a pilots' error. The book presents facts, statements of persons related to intelligence, aeronautics (especially military), witnesses of the events. And not only that.

It also presents the analysis of the reasons of the Russian terrorist attack, overlooked by intelligence services, the methods of disinformation on the part of governments of Poland and Russia, Polish and Russian attorneys, Polish and Russian investigators.

In his book, the author presents a statement and testimony of Prof. Miroslaw Dakowski, a world authority in the field of physics. Every sentence in this book is important and brings us closer to an explanation of the crime committed against the best most important patriotic citizens of Poland.

Here is a passage from the book about the satellite photos, taken April 10, 2010 and sent to Poland:

"Conversation with an officer of the Polish Homeland Security Agency:

Under what circumstances did these pictures come in Poland?

- The same US intelligence organized on its own initiative meetings with representatives of our services ... We came to a meeting outside Poland ... The Americans said that the NSA satellites had filmed the entire flight of the Tupolev and also recorded the time of the so-called "disaster".

What did the satellites exactly film on April 10th?

- They filmed the flight of the Tupolev and the moment of its landing. From these films, it is clear that the plane landed in the mud in the woods near the airport, it was a bit bruised and damaged, but landed safely. The pictures taken a moment later show already the wreck of the Tupolev, whose fragments are scattered. And they have an "effect of the explosion".

What happened to these photos?

- We took some of them from the Americans, then wrote a report to the head of the Internal Security Krzysztof Bondaryk, where we told about the meeting with the Americans, the transfer of pictures to us and we enclosed the photos that the Americans gave us.

First, we thought at that there would be a reaction and that the authorities would officially request help from the Americans because these photos came to our hands. To our amazement, it did not happen. Based on what we heard, Bondaryk wrote a note to Prime Minister Tusk, but Tusk decided not to accept of American help. In any case, no official meeting on this issue was held.

And an unofficial one?

- There was an unofficial meeting. At that meeting, the Americans said that the Polish government was acting in such a way that was the betrayal of Polish national interests and the betrayal of the NATO allies, as it meant that the government of Donald Tusk took part in a fraud with Russia. Russia erased the traces of the murder of the president of a NATO country.

And what happened then with the pictures?

- I do not know. Ask Bondaryk or Tusk. But the Americans gave us the copies of those photos and of those films".

The following passage concerns the presence of Colonel Krasnokutskij in the control tower in Smolensk:

"The biggest intelligence agency

- Of course, the Russian news was false that the recorders of the conversations on the tower were not working. We obtained recordings of the conversations of the controllers and the conversations of Krasnokutskij with "Logika" (the book does not specify what it is, - the review author's note).

I may say how we did, because it is a state secret. I will only say that the content that we obtained is diametrically different from the content presented by teh Russian MAK Committee. The recordings were sent for translation. Our translator, who worked on it, almost fainted out of terror after translating the entire conversation .

This recording contains a recommendation given to Krasnokutskij through "Logika". It was a recommendation that supports the thesis of the terrorist attack. It was a time after 8.20. A signal from Moscow led to the blocking of the connection of the satellite phone of President Kaczynski and the interruption of his conversation with his brother".

After that, sirens were turned on in the airport and a support group of riot police, doctors and rescue teams of the FSB arrived. Among them was Col. Nikita Pavlenko, deputy chief of the riot police.

The next day, Pavlenko testified in a conversation with the attorney that on Saturday, April 10, he had a scheduled day off, but he was suddenly phoned by his boss, who ordered him to go to the airport Severnyy, where the plane with the Polish President crashed. It caused surprise to the investigators that Col. Pavlenko, living on the other side of town, reached the scene by car within a few minutes.

The Polish intelligence decided to check these circumstances through the list of telephone traffic of the officer. It turned out that Col. Pavlenko received the only phone call that day at 8.31, when (according to the Moscow MAK Committee) the plane with Lech Kaczynski on board was still in the air.

In the section "Results - top 10 lies of Smolensk" the book says:

1. The presidential Tupolev flew to Smolensk registered as an international flight.

False: It was a government Tupolev, and its flight to Smolensk was a military flight.

2. The crew of the plane was inexperienced and made blunders, one of which was ignoring major recommendations of the air traffic controllers and an attempt to land.

False: The pilots were well qualified, had much experience and the controllers gave OK to land several times, saying " the landing strip is free".

3. At 8:41, after hitting a birch tree, the Tupolev overturned and crashed to the ground. The force of the impact killed all passengers. No one survived.

False: The Tupolev cut a tree, got bruised, but made an emergency landing in the mud. At 8:39, it was torn to pieces by a thermobaric bomb that killed the passengers. All the survivors were finished off by gunshots.

4. The film with shot on the scene of the tragedy taken on the cellphone of Volodya Safonenko Volodya (an employee at a service station near the blast site - reviewer's note) is irrelevant, and the sounds of gunfire were caused by explosions of ammunition belonging to an official of the Polish government security service (Andrey Menderey is here called Volodya Safonenko - KC).

False: Volodya Safonenko shot this film. The sounds of gunfire came from firearms and the film is a proof that the passengers who survived were killed.

5. From the first hour, the investigation was conducted jointly by Poland and Russia, and the collaboration was remarkably good, and was conducted, according to highest standards.

False: the Tusk government handed over to the Russians the investigation of the disaster, and from the earliest days of the investigation, the Polish prosecutors had no rights. And the Russians started deceivings from the first minute.

6. From the first hours, the families of the victims were treated with maximal care, they were provided with legal and psychological assistance and participated in the investigation. All the remains of the victims were identified and transported to Poland.

False: the families of the victims were humiliated from the start, it was made difficult for them to access to the materials of the investigation. Closed coffins were transported to Poland with prohibition to open them.

7. Russian and Polish investigators, considering the importance of the case accurately informed the public on the progress of investigations and about the most important conclusions from the outset.

False: Since the first few minutes after the disaster, we had to deal with the acts of well-organized disinformation. Both Russian and Polish investigators lied, the MAK and both governments lied.

8. The Russian intelligence services had no slightest interest to kill Lech Kaczynski, since a few months after that, he would cease to be president and would have passed into the political oblivion.

False: Lech Kaczynski could have won the elections again. He damaged the policy of Russian imperialism, sought Georgia's membership into NATO, strengthened the independence of Poland, he worked for the dissolution of the Polish military intelligence service WSI (because of its massive infiltration by Russian GRU agents - KC) and opposed the draft agreement on gas, which was against Russian interests.

9. After the death of Kaczynsk, relations with Russia were normalized, the relations between the two countries finally became fixed.

False: The Polish foreign policy became pro-Russian, and servility to Russian president reached unimaginable scope.

10. The death of Lech Kaczynski was a result of a disaster that was due to a mixture of a series of unfortunate circumstances.

False: Lech Kaczynski was killed.

Finally, the last quote from the book by Leszek Szymanski:

"In January 2011, polls showed a 40% popular support for the government of the Civic Platform and the levels of same support for Polish prime minister Donald Tusk and Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski.


Department of Monitoring
Kavkaz Center

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