General Majewski and the destruction of Polish aviation. The shocking account of Lieutenant Wosztyl
SCND July 2, 2015
It has been said that General Majewski was needed by the current administration as a sort of “anti-Błasik.” Do you think there is some truth to this claim?
For me this is obvious. For quite some time, General Majewski has been treated in a very strange way. I remember that General Błasik would fly normally, training as a JAK pilot, and carrying out ordinary flights. General Majewski would mostly conduct inspection flights, and on top of that he was training on the “Bryza.” During one flight, he damaged a wheel on “Bryza.” In those times, you could get kicked right out of the army for something like that. But not him, nothing happened to him. He, in this case, tried to cast the blame on his superior. He’s that kind of person. It’s also important to remember the dispute between General Majewski and General Błasik. General Majewski was the primary obstacle to the development of the Polish Air Force.
Editor’s Note: Wpolityce.pl published a text about this case. In his writings to General Gagor, General Błasik complained about the actions of General Majewski, which seemed almost like a sabotage of the entire Air Force. This documentation speaks for itself. This is an incredible story, and unfortunately, it’s completely true. Nowadays late General Andrzej Błasik killed in Smolensk is accused of everything that’s wrong with the Polish Air Force. Nobody mentioned the fact that it was General Majewski who blocked so many initiatives and projects.]
Should a person like Majewski be among the most important leaders of the Polish military? Your answers suggest otherwise…
The military should be impenetrable. Its leadership should consist of people with the appropriate experience, training, education, and character. However Majewski is someone who was educated in the communist times in Poland’s eastern neighbor. How could a person like that occupy the most important positions in the Polish military? It goes without saying that our Western allies take the time to check what sort of education such highly ranking people have, where they were trained, etc. Today, when we have military conflicts right beyond our eastern border, such persons [like Majewski] must surely be a cause of alarm. How are our NATO allies supposed to treat us?
General Majewski will finish out his mission at the post of General Commander of the Armed Forces. He will be replaced by General Różański. Is this a good change?
Let’s hope this has a positive effect on the quality of military leadership. I’ve been talking to several people, I have colleagues in many branches of the Polish Military, and unfortunately I hear many voices and opinions concerning General Różański as well. I hope that these critical opinions prove to be unfounded.
Interviewed by: Stanisław Żaryn
Translated by: Laszló Hoffmann
The trip to Smolensk was expected to highlight Russia finally admitting culpability in the massacre, after long having blamed it on the Germans, an atrocity they had tried to conceal for over 70 years.
As for the reception committee, it had different ideas. Putin wasn’t looking forward to such an occasion. Into this poisonous reception brew was President Kaczynski’s well-known public criticism of Moscow and Putin, a habit that has ended the lives of others within Russia – and abroad. A few discouraging Russian requirements – that Kaczynski could not attend in any official capacity – did not halt the Poles. Kaczynski would go anyway on non-official, “personal” business. To Russians, such a distinction would be meaningless, not lessening the possible international excoriation of such an event. A problem ripe for a modern, Russian solution: a tragic, ‘natural’ accident.
Remigiusz Mus, the flight engineer on Yak-40 whose landing immediately preceded PLF 101 and whose testimony implicated the Russian flight controllers, died of suicide.
This rounds out the death of the entirety of key witnesses whose testimonies could prove that the flight controllers bore at least partial responsibility for the mysterious crash that killed the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others near Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010.
Suicide. So says the Polish Prosecutors office under the administration of Donald Tusk, Bronislaw Komorowski, and the Civic Platform party (Platforma Obywatelska, PO) - the people who came out on top following the disaster of Flight PLF 101. The position of the Prosecutors office is that the autopsy indicated death by hanging with no defensive wounds and and alcohol level of one permille (.01%).
General Konstantin Anatolyevich Morev, chief of the Federal Security Services (FSB), successor to KGB, office in Tver, who interviewed the Russian flight controllers, died at the end of August 2011. His body was found in his office. The official cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound from his service revolver.
Not a single member of the Special 36th Aviation Transportation Regiment who testified before the Poland’s Military Prosecutor’s office said anything disparaging about the crew of the TU-154 or General Andrzej Błasik. To the contrary, the sworn testimonies of the deposed airmen praised the late Air Force commander and the crew for their professionalism.
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