Traces of explosives detected on the wreckage of Polish government plane
TNT After All: C4, TNT, RDX, HMX (octogen), p-MNT (para-mononitrotoluene ), nitroglycerine, and other explosives detected
Traces of TNT detected on wreckage and seats of Polish Tu-154M
Explosives detected on the wreckage of Polish President's Tupolev TU-154M that crashed on April 10, 2010, near Smolensk Russia.
Did Polish Military Prosecutors' Office lie to the international media? Was the international public opinion purposefully misled by the Polish military prosecutors?
It is noteworthy, that during the October 30, 2012 international press conference in Warsaw concerning the discovery of the TNT on the wreckage of Polish president's plane, Poland's Military Prosecutors' Office, Col. Ireneusz Szeląg said: "It is not true that investigators found traces of TNT or nitro-glycerine". (Source: Reuters) During the press conference for the Polish press however, (see below), Col. Artymiak stated: "detectors used in Smolensk - some of them - had in fact revealed the presence of the TNT".
Poland's Military Prosecutors' Office Col. Artymiak: Traces of TNT Detected
Conclusive evidence of explosives detection emerges! Antoni Macierewicz Press Conference, July 19, 2013. Examples of Spectrometer readouts released to the public.
Explosives found on as many as 30 seats from the Polish government Tupolev Tu-154M that crashed on April 10, 2010 - reported Poland's largest daily "Rzeczpospolita" on October 30, 2012. Cezary Gmyz, its investigative journalist confirmed that the information came from four highly credible sources involved in the investigation. "Rzeczpospolita's" findings were also corroborated by the Polish Parliamentary Group's Chairman, Mr. Antoni Macierewicz, as well as Dr. Kazimierz Nowaczyk, who published (see below) preliminary analysis of samples performed by an independent laboratory in the United States.
Traces of explosives detected on safety belt.
Detection of Explosives (April 26, 2012) Independent Tests Confirm Presence of Explosives!
Two samples identified as 1. safety belt and 2. a shirt sleeve
Methyl alcohol (sigma - Aldrich.com)
EXPRAY® (ExplosiveDetection.org, Feasterville, PA) field test kit for explosives detection and identification.
Producer: Mistral Security, Inc., Bethesda, MD
Detection and Identification Method
Samples were placed separately into two stainless steel containers. They were rinsed with methanol twice and left for three hours to dry out. The remaining alcohol was evaporated with an air dryer.
The extract that accumulated on the bottom surface of the container was tested using the EXPRAY® test kit. The level of kit sensitivity indicated by the manufacturer is 20 ng. A bottom of the container was wiped out with a collection paper which has been sprayed subsequently with spray 1, 2, and 3. The paper was observed after each spray for the appearance of stains. The stain was compared without the color chart for interception of results.
While no explosive material has been detected in the sleeve extract, three collection papers used to wipe out the bottom of the container with a safety belt extract indicated a stain consistent with 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (T.N.T.). The test has been repeated after 24 hours and papers photographed.
It appears that the safety belt has been exposed to the explosive material (T.N.T). Future investigation involving analytical techniques such as mass spectrometry is necessary to confirm preliminary results to indicate T.N.T. presence in the material tested.
Smolensk Crash Explosives:
C-4 is a common variety of the plastic explosive known as Composition C. Plastic explosive is a soft and hand moldable solid form of explosive material. Within the field of explosives engineering, plastic explosives are also known as putty explosives.
Warsaw Press Conference 10.30.12 PHOTO by Reuters
TNT (TriNitroToluene) is a chemical compound with the formula CH3C6H2(NO2)3. This yellow-colored solid is sometimes used as a reagent in chemical synthesis, but it is best known as a useful explosive material with convenient handling properties. The explosive yield of TNT is considered to be the standard measure of strength of bombs and other explosives.
TNT is one of the most commonly used explosives for military and industrial applications. It is valued partly because of its insensitivity to shock and friction, which reduces the risk of accidental detonation, compared to other more sensitive high explosives such as nitroglycerin.
RDX (abbr.. Research Department Explosive) is an explosive nitroamine widely used in military and industrial applications. In its pure, synthesized state RDX is a white, crystalline solid. It is often used in mixtures with other explosives and plasticizers, phlegmatizers or desensitizers. RDX is stable in storage and is considered one of the most powerful and brisant of the military high explosives.
HMX, also called octogen, is a powerful and relatively insensitive nitroamine high explosive, chemically related to RDX. Like RDX, the compound's name is the subject of much speculation, having been variously listed as High Melting eXplosive, Her Majesty's eXplosive, High-velocity Military eXplosive, or High-Molecular-weight rdX.
Smolensk Spectrometer Screen Dumps
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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