Smolensk crash was covered up for fear of political catastrophe
Published: October 30, 2017
"Gazeta Polska" reported on the documents of the Polish Military Intelligence Service (“MIS”) from the first days after the Smolensk disaster. Their content is shocking: the report banned the transfer of information on the causes of the crash since it would harm good relations with Russia and could strengthen the opposition in Poland.
April and May 2010 were the most important months for obtaining evidence on the Smolensk catastrophe. The wreckage and its elements were still at the crash site and many informants and witnesses were coming forward and contacting the Polish diplomatic missions and institutions. Unfortunately this chance to gather key evidence was lost, and it was done deliberately because of the alleged fear of "political catastrophe."
Who had vested interest in making sure that the key evidence about the cause of death of the President of Poland and 95 officials oo the fatal flight did not reach Poland? Even in the first days after the Smolensk disaster, officers of the Military Intelligence Service worked normally without problems. Information that could help explain the tragedy was flowing to Warsaw uninterrupted - including evidence troublesome to Russia.
But by April 16, 2010 - the day when the Investigative Committee of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office announced that the proceedings had been closed at the scene of the disaster - the situation changed significantly and reports of the MIS officers working in Russia began to resemble the Kremlin bulletins.
On April 16, 2010, the MIS reported that a special Russian governmental commission headed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had ruled out any aircraft malfunction and explosion on board. The cause of the Smolensk crash was the human error, that is the pilot’s error, the report concluded. So, six days after the tragedy, unquestionably, the Russian version of a pilot error was automatically accepted even though the Russians had no basis whatsoever at that point to formulate such a conclusion!
Why such a volt? A partial answer to this question is found in the MIS report from Smolensk dated April 18, 2010. The report stated that if Russia is to be blamed for the Smolensk crash that would cause “a political catastrophe of international repercussions", including a conflict with Russia. According to MIS, "the recognition of Russian guilt" would also trigger "the attack on Donald Tusk's government by the opposition". In other words: the Polish intelligence has agreed to cover up the true causes of the death of the President of Poland and the entire official delegation, under the pretense of not deteriorating relations with Russia and fearing domestic opposition attack on the Tusk government.
The MIS document prepared the next day is even worse. This time the document was already prepared at the headquarters in Warsaw and was widely distributed to all MSI departments. This document states, among other things, that a Russian military pilot reported that a catastrophe was Russia's fault. This witness was treated by MIS as a provocateur, wishing to harm Russian-Polish reconciliation. Then there is the key statement: "It is forbidden to transfer [to Poland "GP"] any information on the causes of this disaster ". According to “Gazeta Polska” the document of April 19, 2010 is signed with initials of MIS Chief Gen. Radoslaw Kujawa.
Click on the thumbnails below to view screen dumps from the detectors used to examine the wreckage and seats from the Polish president's plane crash in Smolensk. An "X" denotes the presence of the detected explosive substance and its type. The underlined Polish word "Probka" or "probka" in the screen dump 1 and 2, means "Sample"
Why did they all fly on the same plane?
Synopsis: January 12, 2013, Toronto, Canada. The wife of the late Deputy-Minister of Culture Tomasz Merta: "What I am about to tell you now, are suspicions - and not even my own - but, rather the [suspicions of the] individuals in the inner-circles of the [Polish] military... I heard a statement that was made - but, I am not taking any responsibility for how credible, or not credible it is. [I heard that] had the generals and journalists' not been re-assigned to different aircraft, it wouldn't have been the Tupolev [Tu-154M], but rather the Casa [transport aircraft] that would have been taken out.
Because the Generals were no longer onboard the Casa, there was no reason for it to get airborne. And for this reason it was the Yak[-40] that flew off to Smolensk. This Casa [transport aircraft] was never examined in any way. It was not subject to any examination. Aside from a single note in the deposition given to the military, no one was interested why this aircraft didn't fly [to Smolensk]. Perhaps, this is someones crazy phantasy, but perhaps it isn't.
Some [Polish] military personnel had suggested, that it [the Casa] had to stay behind at the Okecie military [tarmack], so that the explosives could be removed from it - because they were no longer needed [...] I am only repeating what I was told."
"Disarming" Explosives ...
It is worth for us to retrace the entire process of "disarming" the case of explosive substances at the crash site. It all started with the publication of Cezary Gmyz in "Rzeczpospolita" on October 30, 2012, and information that the detectors, which were used by experts in Smolensk (in late September and October) showed traces of TNT and nitroglycerine.
As it turned out, the journalist was also reporting about the indication of Hexogen. The storm broke. The prosecution denied the publication, and ultimately, the editor-in-chief of "Rzeczpospolita," Cezary Gmyz and two other journalists lost their jobs. The entire editorial staff of one of Poland’s most popular weeklies, "Uważam Rze", was also silenced.
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