The Krakow Post has reported, that,
Polish television network TVN24 has released new materials that are reportedly recordings from the black boxes of the crashed Tu-154 plane that killed President Lech Kaczyński and 95 others in April.This would make a total farce of the decision to bury Lech in the Wawel. Far from being a hero, he was clearly a foolish person who let down the Polish nation through his stubbornness anda plane of journalists that had landed shortly before at Smolensk told them not to try landing.
The station is reporting that the transcript from the cockpit recording is incomplete, and a previously unreleased part of the recording is stirring up controversy about the entire investigation of the plane crash.
According to the television station, the doomed plane's captain, Arkadiusz Protasiuk, said during the flight, "If [we or I] don't land, [they or he] will kill me".
The recording is said to be unclear, and the exact pronouns used could not be determined. The context itself is also unknown. This part of the recording was said to be unintelligible during the initial investigation.
While the Polish government announced that they had recently deciphered previously incomprehensible parts of the recordings, Justice Minister Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, who spoke to the press yesterday, declined to confirm the accuracy of TVN24's report.
If the report of the recording is indeed accurate, it stirs up disturbing questions of who this "he" or "they" was that was putting pressure on the pilots to land in what had been described to them as dangerous conditions.
Some Polish media have speculated that Kaczyński himself might be the "he", as in August 2008, the late president had threatened his pilot when he refused to land under dangerous conditions in Tbilisi, Georgia.
This did not stop Jaroslaw Kaczynski making the rash statement after catching up with his PO Presidential rival Komorowski following previously slumped ratings, that,
“I would like to mention here the man, the people who are the reason for our being here: my brother and all those killed in the Smolensk catastrophe. Let us remember them because this result grew out of their martyr-like deaths.”.If Lech had a death wish, he should have gone somewhere near Kandahar in Afghanistan to get himself killed and not endangered the lives of so many others as he has by acceding to the USA's request to send another 3,000 extra troops to fight a futile war in that benighted land.
There was no "martyrdom" in these deaths and Poland should hold a public and open enquiry into the crash. That might convince naive martyr obsessed sections of the Polish population he was not a martyr but a reckless fool who caused the smouldering wreckage near Smolensk.