December 7, 2012

Yes, there were traces of explosives


Yes, there were traces of explosives

Yes, there were traces of explosives(photo Alan
‘Some of the devices used in Smolensk indicated in fact TNT traces’ said Colonel Jerzy Artymiak from the District Military Prosecutor’s Office at the Parliamentary Justice and Human Rights’ Commission’s hearing. ‘Could you repeat that, please?’ asked Antoni Macierewicz MP. ‘Yes, of course, the devices used indicated particles of TNT’ answered Artymiuk.

Unfortunately, the following part of the prosecutor’s statement sounded to similar to the well known show performed shortly after the news about TNT traces had been published in the Rzeczpospolita daily.

The MPs who attended the commission’s hearing could learn that ‘spectrometers react the same way to explosives and… shoe polish.

‘Expert did not trace a presence of any explosives on examined samples […] Only the laboratory tests could give grounds for acknowledging whether there were or not any traces of explosives on examined samples’. Tests’ results could be known in the months to come.

As Artymiak believes an explosion has not been confirmed by post-mortem examinations and so called ‘Polish black box’ recordings.

Antoni Macierewicz, the Parliamentary Committee investigating into 10 April 2010 Speaker criticised harshly the prosecutor’s statement. He recalled publications of the Gazeta Polska daily claiming that the Russians sampled more elements to examine than they later on revealed in their report.

He also asked why the prosecutor’s office acknowledged Russian experts findings but refused to recognise results of works performed by Parliamentary commission ones. He asked why the remains of Fr. Rumianek had not been examined with a spectrometer, and why the Polish authorities spend so much money on devices allegedly unable to differentiate explosives from shoe polish.

Back to the soviet block

Back to the soviet block(photo Gazeta Polska daily frontcover)
Poland is back into the Russian zone of influence – as we can learn from shocking documents prepared by the Presidential Council of National Security experts. The experts believe that it is not NATO but Russia that could be a warrant of Polish security in Europe. Even Mps of the ruling Civic Platform seem to be surprised.
Many close collaborators of the President, Bronislaw Komorowski, were in the past corroborating with communistic secret services, as Roman Kuzniar, registered by the intelligence services as an ‘operational contact Uniw’. Kuzniar was against Poland joining NATO pact, and in his views ‘according to the law, Katyn massacre was not a homicide’.

It was Strategic Review of National Security that prepared a shocking expertise ‘Creating integrated national security system’. According to its authors optimal development of international situation would be when Russia has achieved its long-time geopolitical, strategic goals. They claim Poland has experienced a period (2004-2007) of ‘clientism’ in relations with the US, what ‘downgraded our international status’.

‘The NATO’s role should be of a minor importance for piled up for many years a Russian opinion about NATO being an enemy’s pact threatening the Soviet Union, and later on Russia. Poland should treat Russia not as the enemy, but as an important warrant of European security, including Poland’s security’ we read in the report which detailed analysis brings in the newest Gazeta Polska daily issue.

‘Russia is a state that aims at radical change of security architecture in Europe limiting NATO influence. It does not accept that the Eastern Europe should have the same security status as the Western part of the continent. Declaration that it is Russia that should be our security warrant is surprising’ – told GPC Witold Waszczykowski, the former Presidential National Security Council deputy Chairman.

‘The document prepared by the National Security Council draws us back to the late Jaruzelski period. Weakening bonds with NATO is a consequence of that logic’ – told Dawid Wildstein Antoni Macierewicz, while interwiewed by the Gazeta Polska journalists. He admitted that the basic guidelines of the report are faulty and potentially damaging.