Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Agent Tomek sees possible Smolensk assassination

Lech Kaczynski and those killed in the Smolensk plane crash could have been assassinated, Agent Tomek said on Wednesday. "We still don't know why the catastrophe happened. We don't even know what exactly occurred. An assassination cannot be ruled out. . . I have not yet heard one argument that would decidedly convince me an assassination did not occur," he said in a Wednesday interview for onet.pl, Poland's leading internet portal.

Agent Tomek is clearly the most credible source on the issue. After all, he is an "agent." Like James Bond. Like Jason Bourne. Like Jack Bauer. All are intimate with the dark art of assassination.

Agent Tomek is also intimate with crashes, in a way. He worked for the Law and Justice (PiS)-beloved Anti-Corruption Bureau, seduced a frumpy female Civic Platform (PO) member into looking like she took a bribe in 2007 and later seduced a TV show host also into bribery. Huge crash and burns, both cases.

It looks increasingly like Agent Tomek will soon become PiS's secret weapon, or in his case as the most self-publicising of agents, a not-to-so secret weapon.

Problem is, Agent Tomek is not alone being open to a Russian assassination. Some 8% of Poles believe that President Kaczynski was assassinated, according to a survey from TNS OBOP. Commentators said the 8% as being small, laughing nervously 'you see Poles aren't crazy, just 8% believe . . . ."

But wait a minute. If you consider the sample is supposed to represent all Poles' views and there are 38 million, one can say some 3 million Poles believe Kaczynski was killed by the Russians. I also have the feeling that the survey can help the Polish Psychiatric Institute conclude that some 3 millions Poles are insane, but that's another story.

For the sake of argument, let's assume the Russians really assassinated Lech Kaczynski. What would that make them? Morons. Kaczynski was an unpopular president six months away from being beaten in then scheduled elections. He did oppose Russia but this opposition likely helped them rather than hurt them since the Russians could also sideline and isolate the "crazy Poles." Or, to put it differently, what would anyone possibly have to gain from an assassination that couldn't have been done through much easier, less fraught ways.

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