10-5-16 UNDER pressure Donald Tusk's ambitions for a second term as EU council president are in jeopardy after the Polish leader said his Government would not support his run in the 2017 election.
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................................................................................................................................................. 10-4-17 Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz has filed charges against Donald Tusk with regard to the Smolensk crash. He is accusing Tusk of "diplomatic treason," which can be compared to the statutory offense of "treason" in other nations. In Poland, "diplomatic treason" is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment. Apparently, charges have been filed only for the time period after the plane crash. The Tusk government, the charges maintain, committed serious errors when it handled the crash investigation with Russia and was too lenient vis-a-vis Moscow. According to Macierewicz, Tusk did not fulfill his duties and carelessly handled the investigation into the causes of the accident over to Russian authorities. In addition, Tusk had not done enough to enforce the return of the plane wreckage to Poland, which had been promised by then-Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. The same applied with regard to efforts to return flight data recorders. To this day, both the wreckage and flight recorders remain in Russian hands.http://www.dw.com/en/smolensk-plane-crash-divides-poland-to-this-day/a-38373842
1) (Smolensk crash on 4-10-10,) which includes these prominent deaths, naturally calls for a complete and transparent investigation - the natural work of international aviation agencies with extensive experience is just such investigations.
Yet on the day of the crash, the Polish government decided to leave the investigation solely in Russian hands, without securing the rights to appeal to international organizations, aviation organizations, and relinquishing the right of an inspection, or any efficient supervision over examination procedures.
Specifically, the Polish government refused to consider any help from NATO, and did not attempt to gather any support from other European Union countries. As a result, all the evidence gathered has been left on Russian soil, including confidential military and security codes belonging to NATO's armies, "black boxes", and other flight recording devices containing all flight parameters.
None of this evidence, as well as any debris of the wreckage, has ever been returned to Poland. This evidence has been held hostage in Russia for +2806 days.
2) New evidence of explosion on board of Tu154M found
"There was an indication that an explosion had occurred on the plane," said Grzegorz Wierzchołowski in the latest episode of the "10.04.2010 Facts", shown by the TV Republika. This evidence comes from further analysis of the flight data recorder. The author of the article "Sensational discovery of the Smolensk Sub-commission," published in "Gazeta Polska," spoke in detail about what this groundbreaking finding is. More Here
3) Smolensk crash was covered up for fear of political catastrophe
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. More Here
4) Left wing of Tu-154M "bears marks of explosion!” Subcommittee for Re-investigation of the Smolensk Crash reports
“Destruction of the left wing of Tu-154M that crashed in Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010, began before the birch tree that allegedly caused its destruction,” announced the Subcommittee on Re-examination of the Smolensk Crash (“Subcommittee”). According to the Subcommittee serious damage to the left wing of Tu-154M aircraft bears “traces of explosion." More Here
5) Prosecutors loyal to Moscow oversaw the Smolensk Crash Investigation
“Right now, we are doing an analysis of how many communist judges, prosecutors and militia men are still working in the law enforcement and judiciary in Poland,” says Adam Slomka, Solidarity Movement activist persecuted by the Martial Law judges to this day. “As of today, only among the judges themselves, we counted about 700 of them. These are the judges who sentenced many Solidarity activists during the Martial Law; in other words, these were the people loyal to Moscow, and working with Moscow-controlled intelligence services. More Here
6) State Subcommittee on Re-investigation of Aviation Incident, Polish Ministry of National Defense’s Statement on TVN
Due to incorrect and misleading information provided by TVN television station in the “Black and White” program broadcast in Poland on June 7, 2017, the MOD’s Subcommittee on Re-examination of the Crash of TU-154M in Smolensk, Russia, issued a statement. More Here
7) Donald Tusk called to testify before the Polish Prosecution in the Smolensk Investigation
The head of the European Council, former Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, was called to testify as a witness on July 5th 2017. The deposition pertains to the failure of the Tusk government to carry out autopsies of the Smolensk victims, the prosecutor spokeswoman Ewa Bialik informed the press. More Here
8) Former BOR Chief, Marian Janicki, to testify in the Tomasz Arabski’s trial
The former Chief of the Polish Bureau for Protection of Government Officials (BOR) Gen. Marian Janicki is scheduled to testify in the case of Tomasz Arabski who served as Chief of Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s Chancery at the time of the Smolensk crash. More Here
9) Three Russian Federation Nationals Charged: Press Conference on the state of investigation of the Tu-154M plane crash
On April 3, 2017, the State Prosecutor's Office held a press conference on the state of investigation of the causes and circumstances of the April 10, 2010 crash of Tu-154M airplane near the military airport in Smolensk, Russia. More Here
10) Cease-and-desist order issued against TVN for violations of journalistic standards re: Smolensk
The Polish National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT), after careful analysis of the documentation provided, issued a cease-and-desist order against TVN SA for its practices, which consisted of failure to adhere to the due diligence and reasonable care standards in the collection and usage of the material presented in the program titled "(Im)pure theories" broadcast by TVN24 in "Black on White" series. More Here
11) The 2015 Report on Smolensk Air Crash
Issued by the Scientific Committee of Four Independent Academic Conferences
This Report is the result of independent scientific inquiry carried out by the academic community from Poland and some Western countries between 2011 and 2015. The findings of the independent scientists had been presented during four academic conferences that took place in Warsaw, Poland, in the fall of 2012, 13, 14 and 15.
The Smolensk Conferences were organized by the scientists themselves, thus, represent a genuine independent effort of the academic community to address apparent deficiencies of the Russian MAC and Polish Miller reports on the Smolensk Catastrophe that took place in Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010. This calamity claimed the lives of all 96 people on board of the Polish Air Force One, including the President of Poland and the entire Central Command of the Polish Armed Forces with five top NATO generals.
This Report concludes that the Smolensk Catastrophe represents a controlled demolition of the airplane and has been carried out by a series of explosions, which took place in closed plane profiles, not available for pyrotechnic inspection. The English version of the original Polish Report has been published on the Smolensk Conference website here.
12) The evidence points towards explosion!
“A series of malfunctions prevented the execution of ‘go around’ command. Everything points toward explosion,” concludes Berczyński’s Sub-Commission.
14) A list of Tusk omissions with respect to the Smolensk Crash
The public prosecutor's office was notified that Donald Tusk, acting as Prime Minister of Poland, might have committed a crime with respect to the Smolensk crash. The former Prime Minister should face justice in accordance with due process of law, says Antoni Macierewicz, Minister of National Defense (MON) in his interview for "Gazeta Polska." The lack of any guarantees for the full participation of the Polish representatives in all the activities at the crash site in Smolensk and the failure to return the wreckage of the Tu-154M are the key reasons raised by the head of MON in the notice to the public prosecutor's office against former Prime Minister Donald Tusk. More Here
15) Russia violates international law by holding on to the wreckage of Polish Tu154M
The Tusk Government of the Civil Platform lied that it sought the return of the Tupolev plane right from the day of the crash of the Polish Air Force One in Smolensk. A memo from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepared in 2013 shows that Poland demanded the “immediate return” of the wreckage of the plane and black boxes just in May 2012, that is over two years after the crash. . More Here
16) What happened before 10.04.10?
Dorota Kania, a journalist with Gazeta Polska, discusses her article on "the Lithuanian operation," dirty games of some diplomats towards late President Lech Kaczynski, and an allegedly predetermined tender for renovation of Tupolev that crashed in Smolensk.. More Here
17) Putin on Smolensk
At the 2016 annual press conference in Moscow President Wladimir Putin stated that the return of the wreckage of the Polish Tu-154M that crashed near Smolensk in 2010 is not possible as long as the Russian investigation in this matter continues. Putin also stated that he “personally read” the CVR transcript of the pilots from the Polish Air Force One of President Lech Kaczynski and “a man from security” who enter the cockpit demanded landing despite objections from the crew. More Here
18) No “landing by any means” in Smolensk!
According to the CVR transcript report issued on January 16, 2012, by the Sehn Institute of Forensic Research in Krakow (“Sehn Institute”), the Pilot in Command (“PIC”) of the Polish Tu154M was well aware of difficult weather conditions in Smolensk. He intended to make one approach to the decision height in order to assess the conditions, and then depart. The following fragments of the CVR transcript prove beyond any doubt that the PIC planned to perform only a decision height approach and go around, i.e. not to land in Smolensk.. More Here
19) The Bureau of the President was ignored when it came to making decisions, Sasin testifies on Smolensk.
“Our impression was that the President’s office was ignored when the government made decisions regarding the visit [to Katyń] on April 10, 2010,” Jacek Sasin, deputy chief of President Lech Kaczynski’s Bureau between 2009 and 2010, told the court. More Here
20) A BND report reveals backstage activity of Yuri Desinov. Was secret FSB unit in Poltava behind the assassination?
In his book Smolensk 2010, a Plot that changed the world, regarding a report from the Smolensk crash by German intelligence service BND, German journalist Jürgen Roth indicates potential commissioners and executors of the... assassination. Attention is paid in particular to General Yuri Desinov, who commanded an FSB (Russian security service) unit in Poltava. More Here
21) Sikorski withdrew a claim for extraterritoriality of the crash site in Smolensk, Russia.
The former chief of Polish Foreign Affairs Ministry withdrew from claiming the Tu-154M crash site as an extraterritorial area,” Jarosław Kaczyński stated in his interview with the Polish Press Agency (“PAP”). “It is unlikely that such a serious matter would have been dealt with without the involvement of Prime Minister Donald Tusk.” More Here
22) Polish Ministry of Defense discloses what happened in the aftermath of the Smolensk crash.
With regards to the statements issued by Jerzy Miller, former Chairman of PKBLWLLP (Polish Committee for Investigation of National Aviation Accidents), and the PO (Polish Civic Platform Party) officials, who present a false picture of the events following the Smolensk crash, and who in particular strongly deny the fact that the Polish authorities undertook no investigation of their own, presented below are notes prepared by Colonel Mirosław Grochowski for MON on April 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2010: More Here
23) Was the Polish report written by Russians? Discrepancies that discredit the Tusk government!
In August 2011, niezalezna.pl revealed that dates on the official Russian and Polish reports on the Smolensk crash indicated that the Russian version of the Polish Miller Report was written before the official Polish version was released. Marek Opioła from PiS (Polish Law and Justice Party) made a formal inquiry into this matter, but the response from Donald Tusk’s government not only took a year to be issued but was also unsatisfactory, stating that reasons for the date confusion were unknown. More Here
24) The Court is considering deposing Tusk and Sikorski about the Smolensk Crash
Having avoided the court for a considerable period of time, Tomasz Arabski, the head of Chancellery in the Prime Minister Tusk’s office, finally appeared in court. He is charged with negligence during the organization of the tragic flight to Smolensk on April 10, 2010. Stefan Hambura, attorney for some of the victims’ families, has made a request that Donald Tusk and Radosław Sikorski also appear in court to testify about the Smolensk crash. More Here
25) A Brief History of Explosives on the Wreckage
After the crash in Smolensk in April 10 2010 several experts pointed out massive destruction of the structure of the airplane. Supposedly, Tu-154M hit the muddy ground with relatively low velocity and under shallow angle. Polish official report confirms “this type of crash is classified as a low energy low angle impact”. Moreover, “the swampy ground and shrubbery suppressed energy of the impact”.  There was neither fireball nor explosion of the fuel. So, what caused such a massive destruction and instant death of all passengers? More Here
26) Mystery of the Black Boxes - Part 2
How many different versions can be obtained from one of cockpit voice recorder tape? The answer is: many. In the case of Smolensk crash as it stands we have 8 different versions of recordings from the cockpit voice recorder (CVR). Those versions differ in terms of content and length of the recording even up to few minutes.
27) ”Why Poland and the EU will no longer follow America’s lead," - Says former high-ranking CIA Official
The American media, as well as that of the European Union, are awash in articles critical of the election of Poland’s Law and Justice Party (PIS) and the new Polish government formed after that landslide victory, calling the new leaders “right-wing” radicals and dictators that crossed the line with their “disturbing tilt” to the right. In 2015, the PIS won both presidential and parliamentary elections and, for the first time since the Second World War, removed entrenched pro-communist, pro-Russian stooges from power in Poland. More Here
28) Mystery of the Black Boxes
Inconsistencies in the length of the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) recordings raise the question whether flight parameters could have been manipulated. Original FDR black box and KBN-1-1 recorders are still in Russia and never were subject of any independent analysis to rule this possibility out.
29) A new team of prosecutors for Smolensk investigation
Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro announced that he is about to appoint a team of prosecutors to investigate the case of the Smolensk disaster. The team will be chaired by Deputy Attorney General Mark Pasionek, and will consist of experienced prosecutors from around the country - he said. More Here
30) What happened to the Polish black box from Tu-154M that crashed in Smolensk?
The Polish black box of Tu-154 wandered from Russia to Poland back and forth. It turns out that what we got the first time around was not a black box from the Polish aircraft. The Russians brought to Poland for testing something else. This fact has just been revealed at the hearing of the Commission for National Defense by Minister of Defense Antoni Macierewicz. More Here
31) Ewa Kochanowska blames Tusk, Arabski, and Sikorski for the Smolensk Disaster
Smolensk became a totem around which the "wild tribes" could gather. It was created by PO people, who needed a hated enemy, around which they could unite. That enemy had become late President Lech Kaczynski, said Ewa Kochanowska, widow of the Smolenks victim. More Here
A retired colonel says that upon learning about the crash of Tu154M in Smolensk the Intelligence Agency did not introduce the state of high alert. According to Colonel Peter Wronski, the Russians were prepared for what happened in Smolensk. More Here
33) Instead of conducting a thorough investigation into the crash, the government followed and repeated lies produced in Moscow, said Ewa Błasik.
Though it has been such a long time, we still do not know why they all died [in Smolensk]? What was the cause of death of our loved ones - asked Ewa Błasik while signing a decree to appoint a new commission for the investigation of the Smolensk crash. More Here
34) Shredding and destruction of 400 reports critical to the Smolensk crash investigation, prompts Ministry of Defense to notify the Prosecutor's Office
Minister of Defense Antoni Macierewicz announced on Friday that Poland's Prosecutor General Office will be notified in the the matter of “destruction of all reports concerning the Smolensk crash, which arrived to the Polish Army General Staff on April 10," 2010. The minister decided to declassify the document reporting the destruction of these critical communications. More Here
35) Minister Tomasz Arabski - Former Chief of Staff in Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s Office to be indicted
The court refused to dismiss the civil lawsuit against 5 individuals brought up by families of victims who perished in the Smolensk crash, for failure to carry out their responsibilities in organizing president Lech Kaczynski’s flight to Smolensk on April 10, 2010. This means that the trial of former Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister’s Office (KPRM) Tomasz Arabski, and other officials, will resume. The trial is set for March 31, 2016. More Here
36a) Dr. Wacław Berczyński, Ph.D., to lead Polish Government’s Smolensk Crash Investigation
Dr. Waclaw Berczyński, Ph.D., Boeing’s retired Senior Principal Engineer [E6], to lead Polish Government’s Smolensk Crash Investigation. Dr. Waclaw Berczyński, a long-time expert of the Polish Parliamentary Committee tasked with the investigation of the Smolensk crash will head the Subcommittee of the Commission for Investigation of National Aviation Accidents (KBWLLP) tasked with re-examination of the tragic April 10, 2010 air crash that killed the President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski and all 95 passengers onboard. More Here
36b) Interview with Dr. Berczyński, the new head of the Polish government Smolensk crash investigation committee
"The damage to the wreckage indicates a different course of events than the one presented by the MAK / Miller commissions. However, we begin with a clean slate, and with no presumptions,” says Dr. Berczynski, the newly appointed head of the Polish government Smolensk crash Investigation commission. More Here
37) Russia Refuses Cooperation in Smolensk Investigation
According to Maj. Martin Maksjana, spokesman of the Polish Military Prosecutor’s Office (NPW), in a letter dated December 30, 2015, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation refused to provide legal assistance to Poland, and returned as "unenforceable" the motions of NPW filed with its Russian counterpart in accordance with the international treaty on legal assistance.]
38) Russia Stalls the Return of the Polish Air Force One Wreckage
During January 22, 2016 conference with Polish delegation in Moscow, the Russians stated that the return of the wreckage of Polish Tupolev that crashed on April 10, 2010 near Smolensk would be possible after the investigation is completed and - after mutual agreement regarding the cause of the crash is reached.
39) Poland’s Chief Military Prosecution Office launches a separate inquiry against two officers suspected of neglect in the Smolensk crash case.
“The investigation of two officers from the 36th Special Aviation Regiment, who were suspected of neglecting their duties when organizing the Tu-154 flight to Smolensk, will be conducted separately from the ongoing Smolensk crash investigation,” informed the Chief Military Prosecution Office (NPW).More Here
40) False Autopsy Reports of Smolensk Victims
With respect to as many as 50 victims of the Smolensk Crash, the Polish prosecutors challenge the accuracy of the autopsy reports and medical records prepared by the Russian pathologists in Moscow. So far, the investigation was conducted in conjunction with 29 such cases.More Here
41) Tough question to Bogdan Klich: Why did you protect communist secret military services' documents?
Bogdan Klich, as Minister of Defense in the Government of Donald Tusk, effectively blocked the transfer of historical military secret services' files from the communist times to the general collection of the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN). Dr. Janusz Kurtyka, then head of IPN, was determined to include these files in the general collection and make them available to the prosecutors and historians. More Here
42) “Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jeopardized Security of the Late President Lech Kaczyński.” Minister Macierewicz talks about Radek Sikorski Ministry’s intervention in BOR decisions.
"The MFA is not just an ordinary department, but a diplomacy center with a highly precise hierarchy. On top of this hierarchy stands the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He instructs, delegates, and expects his orders to be followed. Therefore, he is the one responsible for anything that occurs in his department. The Smolensk crash occurred years ago and the Minister of Foreign Affairs should have investigated his subordinates’ actions immediately after the tragedy. My understanding is that since no investigative procedures have been put in place and no individuals have been prosecuted for their shocking actions which put president’s life at risk, the Minister of Foreign Affairs accepts full responsibility and those actions were ordered and approved by him" - said Minister Antoni Macierewicz. More Here
Content of the presented research proves unambiguously that the hypothesis about the Tu-154 crashing into the ground after losing a part of its wing as a result of hitting a birch tree on April 10, 2010 in Smolensk (which would be classified as Category A crash) is utterly false. There is indisputable evidence that the aircraft disintegrated in the air, and its separate parts landed on the ground (which would be classified as Category B crash). The course of the crash can be reconstructed based on terrestrial evidence. The appearance of wrecked parts, their terrestrial position and terrestrial obstacles have been captured in thousands independent photographs and on independent video footage. This immense evidence, when examined in whole and in detail, can lead to only one conclusion: that basic physics rules out the course of the crash as presented in MAK’s and Miller Commission’s reports. It is obvious that Tu-154 was blown-up and not crushed.More Here
44) Airplane Black Boxes Can Reveal or Conceal a Crime by Eugene Poteat
Russia’s actions after the crash were odd -- more like those of a criminal sweeping a crime scene than a concerned nation seeking answers. As doubts grew and calls for an investigation were heard, Russians bulldozed the crash site, confiscated the airplane’s black box and wreckage, and refused to allow outsiders to examine them, though they did return one computerized device to the Poles. The control tower operator vanished, somehow beyond the reach of investigators. The recovered bodies were sealed in locked caskets, and, with pro-Russian officials firmly in place in Poland, not opened for autopsies or viewing by family members even after their return. To Russia, the case was closed.More Here
45) Russian spy in the 36th Special Aviation Regiment
The spy in question served as a pilot in the 36th Special Aviation Regiment of the Polish Air Force between 2001 and 2010 and worked for the Russian intelligence during the period of his service. It is hard not to connect this revelation with the Smolensk crash in which the best pilots of the 36th Special Aviation Regiment (among them Captain Arkadiusz Protasiuk pictured here), had died. Interestingly however, the ill-famed Gazeta Wyborcza denies any such connection.
46) Polish President Andrzej Duda wrote a letter to the Scientists participating in the IV Smolensk Crash Conference in Warsaw.
The President wrote: "The research and analyses you conducted enabled to formulate, or so it seems, the most important conclusion: the reports of MAK and Miller Commissions are simply hypotheses that fail in confrontation with scientific analysis of the available photographic and video evidence. Therefore, it must be accepted that endeavors to explain the circumstances and causes of the Smolensk crash have not been successful thus far. Therefore, the investigation is not complete. May I thank you today for this fundamental contribution."More Here
47) Dr. Wieslaw Binienda, Ph.D. Presentation at Poznan Technical University, October 28, 2015
On October 28, 2015, Dr. Wieslaw K. Binienda, Chairman and Professor of Civil Engineering at The University of Akron, Ohio, USA, and expert in the area of strength of materials and high energy impact, presented in Poznan his seminar prepared for the Polish scientific community at the IV Smolensk Conference in Warsaw.More Here
48) Smolensk crash investigation extended again for 6 months.
"The Smolensk crash investigation has been extended for another 6 months, until April 10, 2016,” announced the Office of Chief Military Prosecutor. The Prosecutors appealed to the ABW (Internal Security Agency) for a supplementary phonoscopic opinion of the ATC recordings. “Despite the proceedings carried out as part of the investigation and documented in more than 650 unclassified and more than 120 classified files, the investigation has not been completed within the expected deadline,” Major Marcin Maksjan, spokesman for the Chief Military Prosecution told PAP (the Polish Press Agency). More Here
49) Closing down Lasek's Propaganda Team before the upcoming elections facilitates concealment of its deceptive activities, says Polish Parlimentarian Antoni Macierewicz
It appears that the Prime Minister wants her administration to deal with this case. The team is accountable to the Prime Minister’s Office. In my opinion the motivation to close the team is that Ewa Kopacz wants her officers to destroy evidence. It is also a proof that she is aware of the propagandist and diversionary character of the team’s activity. More Here
50) Dr. Maciej Lasek Polish Government-Funded Propaganda Team on the Smolensk Plane Crash Closed.
As published on the RCL website, Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz “issued an executive order, pursuant to which, the investigative team commissioned to explain to the public the information and content of materials regarding the causes and circumstances of the Smolensk crash on April 10, 2010, is hereby closed.” In this manner, after nearly 3 years of Maciej Lasek’s well paid “expert” activity, Kopacz has closed the propaganda organ without even making any public announcement of this decision. More Here
51) ”Traces of TNT explosives on Tupolev’s wreckage” ruled credible by Polish court.
Cezary Gmyz won his case against daily Rzeczpospolita after the newspaper’s owner, Grzegorz Hajdarowicz, and its Supervisory Board questioned the credibility of Gmyz’s article “TNT traces on Tupolev’s Wreckage.” The Court of Appeals in Warsaw ordered Rzeczpospoolita to publish a correction in this matter.More Here
52) Dr. Maciej Lasek challenged by Danish Scientist, Glenn Jorgensen, to publicly respond to 6 questions concerning the official Polish government Smolensk Crash investigation.
Officially the plane hit the muddy ground at a shallow angle with low vertical speed. How do you explain that in such conditions the plane broke up into 60.000 pieces, the people on board were exposed to 100G to 350G, there was no crater and no marks in the ground?
How do you explain that a human hand was found deep into the ground before the main crash site? This implies that some force had to cut the hand, penetrate this through the fuselage wall with enough force to end 1m into the ground More Here
53) Open Letter to Frank Del Gandio, President International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI)
Dear President Del Gandio, we urge that you assure an open evaluation of the Smolensk case. Many accomplished investigators disagree with the Russian version of event that was repeated without appropriate critical analysis by the Polish government. Please note that on August 21, 2015, the main legal expert of SCAAI, Professor Marek Zylicz, publicly appealed for reopening of the investigation into the Smolensk crash, taking into account the new evidence unearthed by the Parliamentary Committee that has investigated independently the Smolensk crash and considered opinions and analysis of a variety of preeminent international experts.
54) Miller Commission’s legal expert calls for reopening of the Smolensk crash investigation!
As the political climate in Poland changes and the governing coalition loses popular support, members of the Miller Commission look for various exit strategies from their untenable position that rubber stamped the Russian conclusions on the causes of the Smolensk crash. More Here
55) Verification of Official AWb Reports
Carboxyhemoglobin in the bodies of victims of the Tu-154M crash – preliminary analysis of results using the spectrophotometric method of Fretwurst-Meinecke
Up to the time of examination and presentation of results in the Russian forensic medical reports on the 22nd of October 2014, made available by the families of four victims, full documentation describing examinations for the presence of COHb was found. Among those, the report on body No. 19 from sector 5 presents the only disclosed case in which Russian experts described in their concluding remarks, a positive result from the analysis of blood for the presence of COHb. Due to the amount of blood analyzed and the finding of 11% of COHb, as reported in the conclusion, this case became the reference for comparison of toxicological examinations on other Smolensk victims. More Here
56) “April 10, 2010 crash was a pre-planned incident.” Shocking revelation by Polish Intelligence Agent
“Scelus in fecit cui prodest,” which in Latin means “one who benefits from the crime has done it.” Who benefited? Russia and the governing coalition in Poland,” said Wroński, who still resents Donald Tusk for his friendly hug with Russia’s prime minister on the day of the Smolensk crash. “Putin took over the initiative, there was coldness in his face; he knew what he was doing. Judging by the absence of intelligence forces and the immediate dismissal of an assassination theory, one could be forgiven for thinking that the Polish government had a keen interest in getting rid of some political figures,” commented Wroński. More Here
57) Who are the members of the Miller Commission?
Revealing their professional backgrounds, Gazeta Polska emphasized that none of the Miller Commission’s members specialize in a Tupolev aircraft construction, military air traffic controllers or explosives. None of them had any experience in investigating large scale air crashes. More Here
58) ”Accident of Tu154 on 10 April 2010: Preliminary Review of the Reports, their Omissions & Deficiencies" by Frank Taylor, BSc, CEng, FRAeS, FEI, FISASI
“From an as yet incomplete study of the Russian and Polish accident reports (in the translations available on the Aviation Safety Network website) and of various articles, diagrams and photographs I would suggest that although the reports appear to offer a plausible explanation for the crash there were serious deficiencies in the way the investigation was handled, including omissions and failures to explain a variety of factors that might well affect the final conclusions.” The author continues, “The reporting and probably the investigation of the crashworthiness and survival aspects of the accident were superficial and well short of international standards.”
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.More Here
60) The Russians left a cigarette butt in the body of President Kaczorowski, says ABC Weekly
ABC Weekly disclosed horrific information regarding the autopsy of Ryszard Kaczorowski, the last President of Poland in Exile. The Russians sewed a cigarette inside his body! “It appears they did it on purpose to desecrate the body of the great Polish President, who died in the Smolensk crash. What really happened in the Russian Center of Forensic Medical Expertise?” asks Marek Pyza in ABC weekly.More Here
61) Vladimir Putin's Russian Government Inquiry into the Crash of The Polish Air Force One in Smolensk, Russia, April 10, 2010
The present report was developed and is based on study results prepared by experts, academics, scientists and researchers from the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Denmark, Germany, Poland and Russia, who have collaborated together for the past three years with the Parliamentary Committee for investigation of the Polish Air Force One crash in Smolensk, Russia on April 10, 2010.
The report focuses on the official Russian report of the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (Miezgosudarstwiennyj Aviacyonnyj Komitet - IAC) (‘Final Russian report’) which assumed responsibility for the investigation of this crash upon an executive order by the National Investigation Committee headed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Putin directly oversaw the initial investigation during its first 72 hours and maintained control of the investigative process until January 2011, nine months after the crash. On April 13, 2010, the Russian National Investigation Committee rejected an assistance offer from the European Union experts. Vladimir Putin has failed to sign the IAC report to this day.
62) General Majewski and the destruction of Polish aviation. The shocking account of Lieutenant Wosztyl
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? More Here
63) The truth behind the Smoleńsk catastrophe is far too unnerving for the West according to German investigative journalist, Jurgen Roth.
Jürgen Roth, a German investigative journalist and the author of Verschussakte S. (Secret File “S”: Smoleńsk) sat with Olga Dolesniak-Harczuk to discuss his newly published book and his thoughts on the Smoleńsk plane catastrophe. “Smoleńsk was an indirect message from Russia proving that if necessary, they have the capability of getting rid of whoever they want and whenever they see fit. Of course, I still believe that we may never really uncover the full truth, however what’s done is done and the message is clear: for Russia, nothing is impossible.” More Here
64) Russians Falsified Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crash Site Satellite Photos
“The Bellingcat’s investigative team carried out a scientific examination of satellite images from the Malaysian airliner crash, released by Russia shortly after the catastrophe. The analysis shows unambiguously and undisputedly that the images used were in fact taken a month earlier and digitally manipulated using the Adobe Photoshop CS5 programme,” reports the German weekly Der Spiegel in its article entitled “The Crash Images Analysis. How Russia Manipulated Evidence in the Case of MH-17 Airliner.” More Here
65) German Prosecution began preliminary investigation into the Smolensk Crash.
WPolityce.pl portal reports that German Federal Prosecutor Office has initiated a preliminary investigation into the Smolensk Crash on April 10, 2010, in order to establish whether the crash was an assassination. The grounds for the investigation are the BDN (the German Federal Intelligence Service) files; in particular a report confirming that the cause of the crash was an explosion on board. The German prosecution has issued a formal notification of its action to the attorney Stefan Hambura, who represents several families of the Smolensk crash victims.
The investigation was initiated as a monitoring process (in German: Beobachtungsvorgang), a procedure that also exists in the Polish law. The last time the German authorities initiated this legal process, was in the case of the fugitive Edward Snowden, who claimed that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone was tapped. More Here
66) “THE PRESIDENT"
The documentary “The President” takes one on a personal journey giving an insider view of 20th and current 21st century hopes, betrayals, traumas, and shattered dreams of a country called Poland, in the heart of Europe. The story, as told through the words of those who witnessed his life firsthand, follows the life of Lech Kaczynski on his journey as a young, Solidarity leader, through his rise to the Presidency, then to his tragic death in Smolensk, Russia. This is an almost unbelievable real-life story of, intrigue, backroom dealings, political chess-games, betrayal, and a mysterious, implausible death onboard a Presidential plane, flying to Smolensk to commemorate a genocide of 70 years earlier. More here
67) Jurgen Roth's Verschlussakte-S (Secret File S - Smolensk, MH17, and Putin's War in Ukraine) - Excerpts
“The placement of explosives on board the Presidential TU-154M would have been impossible without the involvement of the Polish services” - Excerpts from the Jurgen Roth’s “Verschlussakte S”
There is no doubt that the conduct of the official Polish and Russian government institutions in the aftermath of the Smolensk Crash, left a wide field for speculation on the causes of the April 10, 2010 tragedy.
Not surprisingly, the conspiracy theories that began to emerge immediately after the crash, found a fertile ground - writes the German investigative journalist Jürgen Roth in the introduction to his book about the Smolensk crash, entitled "Verschluss Akte S" (Eng. “Secret File ‘S’”), that made its debut in Germany several days ago. More Here
68) Russia refuses to hand over to Poland documents for Smolensk investigation.
Russia has refused to hand over to Poland documents regarding the air traffic control management at the Smolensk Airport,” informed the Polish Chief Military Prosecution Office.
As explained by Major Marcin Maksjan, two documents have been requested by Poland in May 2010 and those requests have been re-issued a few times since then. More Here
69) The patience of Smolensk victims’ families runs out. A complaint against the Military Prosecutors filed with the Supreme Court.
Eight families of the Smolensk crash victims have had enough of the violation of their rights and the way the Smolensk crash investigation is conducted by the military prosecutors. The families want the highest judicial authority in Poland to review the Polish government investigation.
A complaint has been filed with the Polish Supreme Court regarding “A violation of the right to have the case examined without undue delay in preliminary proceedings.” More Here
70) The new Smolensk crash cockpit voice recording transcript is a provocation, says Dr. Gruszczyńska-Ziółkowska, Ph.D.
“Prof. Anna Gruszczyńska-Ziółkowska: When I read or hear media reporting on the alleged new transcript, I get the impression that those reports have little to do with the actual tragedy in Smolensk. They are more of a political provocation. I expect the prosecution to verify if the published materials are indeed excerpts of the new transcript and if yes, to explain whose decision it was to make such evidence public. Also, if an excerpt has been made available, we might as well have the full transcript published and the information about the team of experts who worked on it. I have hopes that other experts, e.g. who attended the Smolensk Conference or who are part of the Parliamentary Committee will be given access to the new audio recording to verify the new transcript. As it stands, no access has been granted, not even to the excerpts of the new material. More Here
71) “Smolensk crash was no accident – it was a deliberate explosion,” says Jürgen Roth
“The Russian version of events is full of mistakes, manipulation and disinformation to the point where it is hard to single out facts,” Jürgen Roth, a German journalist and author of a book about the Smolensk crash, tells TV Republika. He also informs that he is in possession of German intelligence reports, which indicate that German authorities have no doubt as to what caused the crash in Smolensk. “If a military plane with NATO leader and other officials was shot down now, we would have war, and not just the cold war we are experiencing at present, but a real, “hot” one. Willingness to avoid it may be the reason no one wants to explore the Smolensk crash and establish the truth,” said Mr. Roth. More Here
72) The Dutch Lesson - A tale of two crashes and two investigations Poland and the Netherlands: two countries, two investigations, two worlds; almost two civilizations. The way in which MH17 crash is investigated is almost ready to use indictment against the Polish authorities and persecutors. Our 'elites' cannot hide behind helplessness. This is not about the possibilities but about the standards and willingness to obey them. The Netherlands is not a super power. It just uses the existing international law regulations; the ones that Polish government was unable to use when investigating Smolensk crash. It uses their internal regulations, as opposed to our persecutor's office, which despite having such possibility (and obligation!) to do postmortem examinations, decided against such opportunity. The Netherlands knows what the allies and international organizations are for. Polish authorities in Warsaw shied away from them. But above all, the Dutch treated their dead citizens with proper respect. And it wasn't about dead president, ministries, army generals, chiefs of institutions or other national VIPs. The Dutch trust their government and appreciate the way it approached this national tragedy. And it's beyond them that in Poland the opposite is true.More Here
73) The European Parliament urges Russia to immediately return the Tupolev wreckage to Poland
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution urging Russia to return the wreckage of the Tu-154M, which crashed on April 10, 2010 at Smolensk Airport, killing the Polish president. The provision was made at the request of the Polish Law and Justice (PiS) party members.More Here
74) Smolensk Families Sue Polish Government Officials
Through the process, which begins with the filing of indictment by the Smolensk family, there is another chance to raise important questions about Smolensk and seek new answers. There is one condition however. Arabski and four other officials must feel that their security and freedom are really at risk. Only then they can begin to say what they really know, or give leads into new threads of the case. If Arabski and the other defendants feel pressured, then they may begin to talk more than the rulers of Poland and the prosecutors, who investigate the 10/04 case making sure that nothing is found, would like. here
75) What happened to the missing air traffic control (ATC) recordings of more than 5 minutes?
”How has the prosecution lost more than 5 minutes of the Smolensk ATC recordings?” is one of the main questions posed in the analysis by the Independent Parliamentary Committee led by MP Antoni Macierewicz.
On the website, the Parliamentary Committee claims that the transcripts and documents published by the Chief Military Prosecution Office are lacking several minutes, which could be crucial and could provide critical information for the outcome of the Smolensk crash investigation.More here
76) ”Tu-154M cockpit voice recorder (CVR) transcript was manipulated" - said Prof. Anna Gruszczyńska-Ziółkowska, Ph.D.
”I have doubts regarding the authenticity of the Tu-154M cockpit voice recorder (CVR) transcript from April 10, 2010, as published by MAK (the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee) and repeated by the (Polish) Miller Commission. There is a strong indication that manipulation and tampering with the recording occurred,” the Warsaw University Professor who took part in the III Smolensk Conference, told Telewizja Republika (Republic TV). More here
77) New evidence confirms that the presidential aircraft was destroyed by a series of explosions during go-around maneuverer at the altitude of 100-200 feet (30 to 60 meters) above the ground. According to the official reports, the pilots approached Smolensk North Airport, a former military airbase, in thick fog at reduced visibility, causing the crash. A newly released report entitled "The Smolensk Crash: Evidence of Explosions" contradicts the official Polish and Russian Government findings by providing comprehensive evidence of a sudden loss of electrical power and severe fragmentation of the aircraft's body into some 60,00 pieces. The report also cites the detection of explosive substances by the means of asymmetric ion mobility (FAIMS) spectrometers and ion mobility spectrometers (IMS), resulting in about 700 positive readings of explosives during screening tests taken some 2.5 years after the crash. More here
78) The first reports about the presence of the Spetsnaz operatives at the crash site of the Polish government plane Tu-154M, appeared already at 10:23 a.m., on April 10, 2010.
TVP INFO journalist Peter Kraśko reported live: "Crowds of firemen, police, [Special-Forces] Spetsnaz troops are walking by us." The aircraft, a Russian-built Tupolev TU-154M crashed at 8:41 a.m.
The "Krapoviy Beret" (Maroon Beret) name is synonymous with being part of an elite group of Russian "Black-Ops" commandos. Achieving this status is rare and signifies a privilege of belonging to the "best of the best". The mere presence of these “Black Ops” Special-Forces units at the site of the plane crash, just after it was announced, is at best peculiar. More here.
79) Two prominent Canadian scientists, Dr. Andreas Wielgosz, MD, Ph.D., and Dr. Bogdan Gajewski, Ph.D., examine the official Polish and Russian government reports on the April 10, 2010 crash of the Polish Air Force One, Tupolev TU-154M, in Smolensk, Russia.
Dr. Wielgosz, Ph.D., (photo left) a professor at the prestigious University of Ottawa, where he is a cardiologist, and who also is a consultant to the Transport Canada on issues of Civil Aviation Medicine, analyses shocking inconsistencies and omissions found in the official Russian MAK report.
Having over 40 years experience in aviation, and over 25-years experience with Canada's National Aircraft Certification, Safety and Security Directorate, Civil Aviation, and as a member of the ISASI, Dr. Gajewski (right) focuses on an in-depth technical analysis of the crash, pointing out a multitude of omissions, obfuscations, and misrepresentations disqualifying the credibility of the official Polish and Russian governments' crash reports.
See: Dr. Wielgosz's presentation here Dr. Gajewski's presenation here.
80) Meteoric Rise of Donald Tusk
The year is 1986. The first in a series of many “spontaneous” meetings between the USSR and the German Democratic Republic intelligence officers, are being held in Dresden, East Germany.
After several months of these “informal” meetings, an unremarkable - in both height and rank - KGB officer, speaking excellent German, albeit with a bit of a funny accent, becomes their host. No one there had paid much attention to a man named Vladimir Putin. The meetings are followed by a "spontaneous" assault on the headquarters of the infamous GDR political police - the STASI - by the citizens of Berlin. Read more here
81)Was the “suicide” of a top-ranking officer of the Bureau of Government Security related to the recently reopened investigation of the preparations, for the Presidential visit in Katyn, on April 10, 2010?
Marek K., known as “Koper” (eng. “Dill”), a high-ranking officer in the Polish Bureau of Government Security (Biuro Ochorony Rzadu "BOR") was found dead on August 12, 2014, reports Niezalezna.pl.
Marek K. played an important role in preparing the April 10, 2010 flight to Smolensk, Russia, that killed Polish President, the First Lady, and 94 others onboard. The deceased man also participated in preparing a visit of the Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, to Katyn for a joint Polish-Russian commemoration with Vladimir Putin, for the 70th Anniversary of the Katyn Massacre, only three days earlier, on April 7, 2010. Read more here