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Independent News, Research, Scientific Analysis, and Commentary on the Smolensk Crash and its Implications.

  • Antoni Macierewicz, Vice Chairman of the Law and Justice Party (PiS)Chairman of the Polish Government Re-Investigation Commission of the Crash of Polish Air Force One on April 10, 2010 in Smolensk
  • Russian Image Management by Euguene PoteatRetired CIA Senior Scientific Intelligence Officer Euguene Poteat speaks out
  • Smolensk Crash DisinformationNo one saw anything, no one heard anything, no one filmed anything ...
  • TNT and other explosives detected on the wreckage of Polish presidential planeC4, TNT, RDX, HMX (octogen), p-MNT and Nitroglycerine detected ...
  • Smolensk Crash related deaths"The Serial Suicider" Strikes Again. Key witness dead!
  • Countdown to the crash of Flight PLF101Countdown to the crash of Polish Governement Tupolev TU-154M flight PLF101.
  • Smolensk Widow Beata Gosiewska exposes the Smolnesk Crash LieSmolensk Crash Widow exposes the "Smolensk Lie"
  • The List of 96 Victims of Polish Air Crash In Smolensk, Russia, on April 10, 2010.The list of 96 victims
  • 9 Questions for Professor Binienda.Is the U.S. scientific community interested in the Smolensk crash?
  • Lech Kaczynski's Security Was Purposefully CompromisedPolish president's security was purposefully compromised!
  • Slide 11 Title Goes HereThe main causes of the Polish Tu-154M crash were two explosions onboard.
  • Facts presented in this report demonstrate a clear and convincing evidence of obstruction of justice in the one-sided and superficial investigation that violates basic norms of any airplane crash investigation, elementary standards of due process of law, and rights of the families of the victims.Was the official investigation an obstruction of justice?
Chairman of the Polish Government Re-Investigation Commission of the Crash of Polish Air Force One on April 10, 2010 in Smolensk Russian Image Management by Retired CIA Senior Scientific Intelligene Officer, Eugene Poteat, LL.D Smolensk Crash Disinformation Explosives Found on the wreckage of Polish Air Force One. Coverup by Suicide Smolensk Crash Timeline Smolensk Crash Lie Exposed. Smolensk Crash Victims 9 Questions for Dr. Binienda. Polish president's security was intentionally compromised. Scientific analysis of Smolensk crash points to the invalidity of the official findings. 2014 independent Smolensk Crash Raport: What do we know about Smolensk crash today.

Minister Tomasz Arabski - Former Chief of Staff in Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s Office to be indicted

SCND: February 5, 2016

2013 Smolensk Crash Conference, Warsaw, Poland.
Tomasz Arabski [right] with PM Donald Tusk (left)

The court refused to dismiss a lawsuit against officials organizing the flight to Smolensk. Among them, the former Chief of Staff in Donald Tusk’s Prime Minister’s Office, Tomasz Arabski.

The court refused to dismiss the civil lawsuit against 5 individuals brought up by families of victims who perished in the Smolensk catastrophe, 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 head of the Prime minister’s Office (KPRM) Tomasz Arabski, and other officials, will resume. The trial is set for March 31, 2016.

The trial of other officials will be handled by a three-judge panel. The approach is motivated by complexity of the case and evidence, which in part is contradictory.

The review of evidence in this case is only possible via legal proceedings – pointed out Judge Hubert Gasior, speaking about his judicial decision.

The civil trial will proceed after it’s filed with the court. Earlier, the prosecutor’s office canceled the investigation twice. The office concluded, that despite existing inconsistencies with organization of flights, there was not enough evidence to bring forth any charges.

Investigation reveled “serious abuse” of policy, among others, the HEAD Status Procedures from 2009, by staff of KPRM, regarding management of special military air transport. These were not directly related to the organization of both visits from April 7 and April 10, 2010, but pertained to several procedures undertaken before the crash – we read in the court’s decision.

They resulted, among other things, in negligence to set limits on availability of military air transport to entitled subjects, of substandard maintenance and evidence keeping, or unjustified refusal of the air transport to entitled persons.

Staff’s familiarity with regulations, being part of the daily routine, has to be evaluated as poor. This is especially applicable to those staff members who were responsible for providing special military air transport, namely the Deputy Director of General Director’s Office, Monika B., and a Spokesman for the Director of KPRM in the General Director’s Office, Miroslaw K., stated the prosecution.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the responsibility rests on the shoulders of those officials, who were in charge of an oversight, “on KPRM chief, Tomasz Arabski, who, as it has been demonstrated, delegated his duties to those officials”. According to court’s opinion, “there were irregularities in the way Polish Embassy in Moscow prepared the visit and they came down to, on the one hand, to late and careless flow of information, or complete lack of communication between agencies and personnel involved in visit preparation, including the Russian, and on the other hand, the lack of adequate and immediate reaction to poor cooperation by the Russian counterparts”.

A glaring example of those irregularities was a delay caused by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (Pol. abbr. MSZ) Department of Foreign Affairs, in passing information to Russian officials of President Lech Kaczynski’s visit, or gigantic sluggishness by the Polish Embassy to obtain diplomatic permits to enter the Russian fly zone by charted planes, on April 7th and 10th. Despite of those findings, the prosecution found no basis to charge Arabski and other officials. Private plaintiffs were against the dismissal.

In their view, the responsible officials who organized the visit in Smolensk, should have been charged.
Among those indicted were Tomasz Arabski, (former Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister’s Office and recently recalled ambassador to Spain), two officials from that office – Monika B. and Miroslaw K. and two staff members from the Polish Embassy in Moscow – Justyna G. and Grzegorz C.

Private plaintiffs are relatives of the late Anna Walentynowicz, the late Bozena Mamontowicz-Lojek, Janusz Kochanowski, Slawomir Skrzypek and Zbigniew Wasserman - all of whom died in the tragic crash nearly six years ago. The indictment is supported by the Article 231, Paragraph 1 of Criminal Code, which allows for up to 3 years of imprisonment for negligence, and for failure to carry out the prescribed civil servant’s duties.

Source: KL, PAP
Photo by Niezalezna.pl
Translation: A.L.

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Destruction of Evidence
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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
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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.

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