Witness in the Smolensk Crash Investigation Found Dead.
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?
SCND August 13, 2014
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.
The body of 44 year-old Major Marek K. was found at his suburban home in Zabki, near Warsaw. The investigators immediately ruled out homicide.
The deceased man also participated in preparing a visit of the Primie 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.
Our recent report concerning the Tape Scandal in Poland from June 27, 2014, dealt in length with a top-down orchestrated paralysis of BOR described in the secretly taped conversations of high-ranking Polish government officials where BOR was described as suffering from the “Stockholm Syndrome.”
The deceased man who had very good reputation, and was described as a seasoned professional, had recently testified in conjunction with the reopened civil investigation into the causes of the April 10, 2010 plane crash that killed Polish President and 95 others in Smolensk, Russia.
Could this reopened investigation have had such a dramatic impact on the decision of the BOR officer to take his own life?
- He was among a handful of honest officers still left in BOR. Lately, he was doing well, and even purchased a new apartment. It is impossible for me to believe that this was a suicide - says one of the former BOR officers who knew Marek K. well. Only recently, on June 26, 2014, Major Marek K. took part in a graduation ceremony at the National Security Department of the National Defense Academy.
- The family of the deceased tried unsuccessfully to get hold of him for a number of days. They wanted to see what was going on. The door to the flat was locked, and no one was answering the phone; so a locksmith was called. - says one of the policemen at the scene.
Major Marek K. was last seen on Sunday. Monday was his day off, and his personal sidearm was left at the BOR office. The investigators had immediately ruled out foul play, and are considering the cause of death to be an accident or suicide. Friends of the deceased, however, unequivocally reject the “suicide” version - reported “Rzeczpospolita” today.
According to “Nasz Dziennik”, the deceased man had a wound on his eyebrow. The police emphasized that this wound could not be the cause of death.
Already during the first night of the crash, the Russians were removing the most important pieces of evidence from the crash site, that is, the remains of the Polish President’s Tupolev, TU-154M. Parts of the aircraft were transported away without any prior planning, and some of them were purposefully destroyed. Read more here
"Russian Image Management"
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.
World-renowned forensic pathologist goes on the record: "I have been doing autopsies for 50 years, and I've investigated more than fifteen, twenty airplane crashes […] I've been in countries all over the world where families think that the government is hiding something. Whether it is Zimbabwe or Israel, or Philippines, the government may not like an outside person checking to make sure they got it right. [But,] they never interfered with that. The family, the next of kin, always has the right to do what the wishes of the family are. In the 21st century, the body of the dead person no longer belongs to the state. It belongs to the family. So, it is unusual - something that I have never experienced before - where the government [of Poland] has not permitted the famil[ies]" to conduct independent forensic examinations of their loved ones' remains [...] I've never heard of a body coming back to a country and the family being unable to open up a casket. I've never heard of the family not being able to get an autopsy… Read more here
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