Plum City (Abel Danger.net). United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Bettina Jordan Barber’s sale of Bowman-in-the-Middle C4I radio key to Rupert Murdoch’s (PPE 1952) agents, to the alleged deployment by Radek Sikorski (PPE 1984), the former Polish Minister of Defense, of an Honourable Artillery Company surveillance and target acquisition team to engineer the 10 April 2010 crash near Smolensk of a Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M aircraft and the murder of all survivors.
McConnell invites Bettina’s UK MoD colleagues to investigate the Bowman C4I OODA loop to see if they can identify and plug the source of the Honourable Artillery Company’s leak using suggested clues below …
Katyn Massacre, Gabriele Taylor, Hitler Jugend and Murdoch, Clinton and Sikorski’s PPE
“Tragedy Strikes Poland. President Lech Kaczynski killed in plane crash [Murdoch Wags the Dog!].”
“ASSASSINATION! – Enhanced Smolensk Russia crash site video”
The pilots attempted to land at Smolensk North Airport, a former military airbase, in thick fog that reduced visibility to about 500 metres (1,600 ft). The aircraft was too low as it approached the runway. Striking trees in the fog, it rolled upside down, impacted the ground, broke apart, and eventually came to rest 200 metres (660 ft) short of the runway in a wooded area.
In the mid-1980s, Sikorski worked as a freelance journalist for publications such as The Spectator and The Observer. In 1986, he travelled toAfghanistan as a war correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph. He won the World Press Photo award in 1987 for a photograph of a family killed in a bombing by the Afghan Air Force. In 1989, he became the chief foreign correspondent for the American magazine National Review, writing from Afghanistan and Angola. In 1990–91 he was the Sunday Telegraph’s Warsaw correspondent.
Sikorski returned to Poland in August 1989. He briefly served as deputy defence minister in the Jan Olszewski government in 1992. During this tenure, he initiated Poland’s NATO entry ambitions and supported the removal of Soviet troops from Polish territory.
From 1998 to 2001 Sikorski served as deputy minister of foreign affairs in the Jerzy Buzek government. He oversaw the consular service and issues surrounding Polish citizens abroad. He was also responsible for Asia, Africa and Latin America and was Honorary Chairman of the Foundation for Assistance to Poles in the East. In 1999, his campaign against the slander of Poland was boosted by the high-profile case of Ted Turner‘s public apology for a distasteful joke made during a speech in Washington. Sikorski’s appeal to Polish nationals with dual citizenship to use the passport of the country they were visiting caused some controversy among the Polish expatriate community.
From 2002 to 2005 he was a resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. and executive director of the New Atlantic Initiative. He was editor of the analytical publication European Outlook, and organised international conferences. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the American Committees on Foreign Relations.
Following this stint in the USA, Sikorski returned to Poland and was elected senator from his hometown of Bydgoszcz in 2005. He joined Prime Minister Marcinkiewicz’s government as Minister of National Defence the same year. He resigned on 5 February 2007 largely in protest against the activities of the chief of military intelligence Antoni Macierewicz. Though never a member of the Law and Justice party, he served out the parliamentary term in the Law and Justice Senatorial Club. In the early parliamentary elections of 2007, he was elected to the Lower House (Sejm) with 117,291 votes. He was sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Donald Tusk‘s government on 16 November 2007. He joined the Civic Platform party and became a member of its national board in 2008.
Under Sikorski, relations between Poland and Germany have significantly improved: Minister of Foreign Affairs Westerwelle‘s first foreign trip was to Warsaw, and the two ministers pioneered the international response to the 2010 Belarusian presidential election. Relations with Russia have also improved: Sikorski visited Moscow in 2009 to enhance Polish-Russian cooperation; in 2010, President Medvedev and Foreign Minister Lavrov both visited Warsaw. Sikorski has overseen a wide-ranging modernisation of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, transforming the internal organisational structure and infrastructure, introducing the use of new technologies, and carrying out a merger with Poland’s European Integration Committee (UKIE). On 20 August 2008, Sikorski signed a missile defence agreement with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over the objections of Russia. The agreement came less than two weeks after the outbreak of the 2008 South Ossetian war in Georgia. “Parchments and treaties are all very well,” Sikorski said, “but we have a history in Poland of fighting alone and being left to our own devices by our allies.” Although the Obama administration later cancelled plans for a larger missile defence shield, Sikorski successfully negotiated hosting a battery of Patriot missiles and the presence, for the first time in history, of American troops on Polish territory.
In March 2010, Sikorski took part in the Civic Platform Presidential primaries against the then Parliamentary Speaker Bronisław Komorowski, who went on to be elected President. Sikorski enjoys some of the highest approval and trust ratings among Polish politicians.
At the depth of the European sovereign debt crisis in November 2011 Sikorski went to Berlin to “beg for German action”, in commentator Barry Wood’s later words. Europe, Wood paraphrased, stood at a precipice. “The greatest threat to Poland,” Sikorski said per Wood, came not from Russia, but from “a collapse of the euro zone,” of which Poland was not then yet a member. Sikorski labeled Germany as Europe’s “indispensable nation” and said it must lead in saving the euro. Wood, writing ten months later in October 2012, with the European currency at US$1.30 up from a low of US$1.20, saw Sikorski’s 2011 trip and words as, in the time frame, a turning point. German chancellor Angela Merkel was visiting Greece when the column was published and, despite Athens protests to the visit, the “visit would have been unthinkable a year ago”. He gave credit for the change in thinking partially and implicitly to Sikorski.