“So we shot the plane down, and you can do nothing to us!”
After the Smolensk crash on April 10, 2010, they surely raised jovial toasts in Moscow - “Oh, look at these clowns Vanya! They even thank us for it...”
Putin once said that the greatest disaster of the twentieth century was the collapse of the Soviet Union. Then, his words became deeds and he proceeded to rebuild his empire.
The plan was and remains clear: first Georgia, Ukraine, then the Baltic states, and finally, [to quote the words of a once prominent figure from Russia’s past, Vecheslav Molotov, there will be time to “leave nothing of Poland, this monstrous bastard of The Treaty of Versailles”].
But, the first phase of this ambitious undertaking did not go as planned. In 2008, when Russian tanks were already on the move towards Tbilisi, Polish President Lech Kaczynski mobilized other European Presidents and generated worldwide outcry against this aggression. France spoke first, and then the USA, and Russia became a little scared. - Perhaps we are doing this too fast - Russia thought, and the tanks put their gears in reverse.
The empire ruled by the KGB Colonel does not forgive people for interfering in its plans.
The Smolensk [“crash”] on April 10, 2010, was next. The Polish government [of Donald Tusk and Bronislaw Komorowski] and its elites, devoid of rudimentary common sense, swallowed one Russian nonsense after another; [including a fairytale about the existence of a one-of-a-kind supernatural species of birch tree, flourishing only in Russia, that is capable of disintegrating an 80-ton jetliner into over 60 thousand pieces.]
They drink less of hard-core booze these days in Moscow, so they probably toasted with glasses of French wine. - “Oh, Look at these clowns Vanya! They even thank us for it...”
"Kto dolzhen ponyat', ponyal” [Russ. Those who were to understand it, understood”]. The message was clear: You better not stand in Russia’s way.
In Crimea things went like clockwork and it was incorporated into Russia. The world protested quietly and faintly. During this time, Poland was amidst preparations to celebrate a “Year of Friendship with Russia”. This “friendship” only lasted a “Year”...
Lech Kaczynski in Tiibilisi, Georgia, 2008. PHOTO by FREEREPUBLIC.
Next was Eastern Ukraine, but here, unfortunately, some unforeseen problems for Russia surfaced. The newly emerged Independent Ukrainian State began to defend itself and shot back at the “unidentified green beings” wearing Russian uniforms. Then, with the help of Russian BUK missiles, these “unidentified green fellows”, began to shoot down planes. The first to go down were the planes carrying Ukrainian soldiers, but it did not make much of an impression [on the West]. So, a BUK missile downed a Malaysian plane, carrying nearly three hundred innocent souls onboard, [including women, children, and infants].
The world had to be kicked in the rear, so that everyone would notice that as it rebuilds its empire the mighty Russia would stop at nothing.
For the time being the victims were only the Malaysian plane and the Dutch passengers, but have no illusion - if need arises a French or American airliner will go down as well.
Russia is no Afghanistan! “There is no way [these chicken-shits] will bomb us.”
This kick in the rear of the world was also a slap on the back of the head of Russia’s own citizens - Posmotritye! [Russ. Look, and pay attention].
We shot the plane and what can you do? You can kiss-off. Because we are a Super-Power, and in time, we will be even stronger than this…
And so it was a “supernatural armored birch tree” that “caused” an air crash and a soaring BUK that made the world tremble like a leaf in fear of Russia...
For the time being, it still trembles …
Written by Janusz Wojciechowski, EU Parliamentarian representing the Law & Justice (PiS) Party, Poland.
The Editorial Staff of Smolensk Crash News Digest wishes to express its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. May you have solace in that the truth of this tragedy will be found.
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.
Early morning on April 10, 2010, the Polish Governmental Airplane Tu-154M (“Polish Air Force One”) departed from Warsaw, Poland, to Smolensk, Russia, carrying on board the highest level delegation of the Republic of Poland for the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre. The official delegation consisted of the President of Poland, First Lady, all members of the Central Command of the Polish Armed Forces, parliamentary, government and Church officials, and representatives of the families of the Katyn victims. Upon entering the airspace of the Military Airdrome “Severny” in Smolensk, Russia, the Polish pilot made one reconnaissance approach to landing. At the decision altitude, he chose not to land and issued a command to “go around.” Seconds later, the Polish Air Force One crashed. The entire Polish delegation of the highest level perished less than a mile from the Severny Airdrome in Smolensk, Russia. All 96 people on board were killed; there were no survivors ("Smolensk Crash").
Within minutes of the crash, the international media announced that pilot error led to the crash of the Polish Air Force One. This irresponsible rush to conclusion stands in contradiction to a well-known rule that whenever the head of state dies in a plane crash the probability of sabotage is increased. This principle was proclaimed, inter alia, in the Russian response to the investigation of the 1986 crash that killed President Samora Machel of Mozambique. The history teaches that when the head of state dies in the airplane crash, invariably the sabotage is involved. The history also teaches that initial investigations of high profile plane crashes tend to be conducted under undue political pressure. Transparent and impartial in-depth investigations are possible only years later.
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