Will Bronislaw Komorowski award Smolensk military prosecutors with general’s stars as his farewell gesture?
SCND July 28, 2015
The outgoing president will nominate the “Smolensk crash investigators,” Colonels Jerzy Artymiak and Ireneusz Szeląg, to the rank of General. Komorowski is making every effort to push the nominations through before his presidency ends.
As discovered by journalists Anita Gargas and Cezary Gmyz, from the Telewizja Republika (eng. TV Republic), Bronisław Komorowski is determined to promote the military investigators before August 6, the day his successor, Andrzej Duda, assumes presidency.
Such nominations are normally awarded to promoted soldiers on the Armed Forces Day, on August 15. However, Komorowski decided to award the Smolensk investigators on August 1, the day of the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
General Lech Majewski, who is well known for his aversion towards the late General Andrzej Błasik, is said to be promoted on the same day, as well.
The Telewizja Republika’s journalists asked President Komorowski’s Office to officially confirm those plans.
“No comment,” said the Minister of Defense Tomasz Siemoniak when responding to the question.
Colonels Jerzy Artymiak and Ireneusz Szeląg, gained repute for misleading international media about the discovery of explosive substances on the wreckage of the aircraft that killed the Polish President, on April 10, 2010, in Smolensk, Russia.
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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