Last April Poland's 'Air Force One' crashed in Smolensk, Russia taking the lives of 96 people, including Polish president Lech Kaczyński and his wife, much of his staff, former Polish President Ryszard Kaczorowski, and a large chunk of Poland's military high command including Chief of Staff Franciszek Gągor. The Polish entourage was headed to a commemoration ceremony for the 1940 slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers and others in the Katyn Forest by Russia's secret police.
In the hours after the crash in Smolensk, while Vladimir Putin was on his way to the crash scene to oversee Russia's "investigation", a cell phone video was uploaded to YouTube showing some extraordinarily suspicious footage. Upon later enhancement of the video and translation of the audio, what became clear is that a farmer and his son who wandered over to the crash scene after witnessing the tragedy had unwittingly caught video of Russian soldiers shooting to death remaining survivors:
With such compelling evidence of Russian malfeasance in the Smolensk crash, which would constitute one of the most egregious acts of mass assassination of national leaders in history, one would have thought that surely this time the truth would be brought to light especially this being the age of the internet and bottom-up news investigation and reporting.
So what has happened in the nine months since the Smolensk crash and the emergence of the potential 'smoking gun' video above?
Well....last week the results of a joint Russian-Polish crash investigation were released and low and behold the crash was attributed to pilot error:
Russia has blamed the Smolensk air crash which killed the Polish president and nearly 100 other people in April on Polish pilot error.
The Polish crew failed to heed bad weather warnings because they were afraid of displeasing President Lech Kaczynski, Russian investigators said.
The pilots were driven to take "unjustified risk", they found.
That Jarosław Kaczyński, the twin brother of the slain Polish president, thinks the official report is a "joke" likely won't matter much:
The fix is in, complements of Vladimir Putin and his spook associates, and the truth will not be allowed to see the light of day in terms of what people are supposed to 'officially believe'.
Meanwhile, Moscow continues to machinate this world unnoticed toward thermonuclear destruction and absolute tyranny once the dust settles. When the war comes, and it inevitably will in that almost no one save myself is resisting the murderous lies of the Evil One, everyone will need to ask themselves whether or not the short-term comfort of dismissing the truth was really worthwhile.