Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The war between two sides of Polish government gets ugly


Donald Tusk is behind the second war on the top of Polish government. The first war, also started by Tusk, ended with a tragic death of President Lech Kaczynski when his plane "crushed" in Russia.

The tragic incident was never fully explained to a satisfaction of many Poles. Tusk's government immediately accepted Russian narrative and never allowed a fully independent Polish investigation. That made many people suspicious to the point that
Antoni Macierewicz, Law and Justice (PiS) MP, accused Tusk of playing role in assassination of President Kaczynski and over 90 other politicians. Since Tusk's government now controls the prosecutors' offices I would not expect the case to go anywhere.

The ugly part is that ever since the accident there are people who on regular bases accuse the victims of the tragedy of responsibility for it.

Today, the portal rmf24 reported that a motion to waive Jarosław Kaczyński's parliamentary immunity will be submitted to the Sejm. The PiS president is allegedly suspected of committing an offense related to removing a wreath defaming the memory of his deceased twin brother, President Lech Kaczyński.

The situation is widely commented on by PiS politicians:

"Disgusting provocations against Jarosław Kaczyński and all people who lost loved ones in Smolensk are glorified by those in power, and attempts to fight these provocations are punished. These are Belarusian standards and cruelty," - wrote Mariusz Błaszczak on the X platform.

"It's as if someone placed an inscription in the memory of your loved one falsely accusing him or her of murder. Anyone would take it. And instead of punishing provocateurs, everyone becomes a victim," - wrote MEP Patryk Jaki.

"This fits into the scenario of Putin and his allies to constantly inflame negative emotions around this tragedy, and at the same time divert attention from its real perpetrators and those responsible for the death of our elite," - wrote Rafał Bochenek.

In a meantime I begin to fear for current President, Andrzej Duda, who became an object of attacks from Donald Tusk. Especially now since he declared readiness to join the Nuclear Sharing program.

- Reports by Niezalezna were used in this Opinion piece.