One of the great failures of the government is the slow pace at which inquiries into the Smolensk catastrophe are being conducted. An even greater issue is the lack of communication concerning the investigations and progress made by the Smolensk subcommittee. All of this, in addition to those putting forth far-reaching theories about the disaster not based on evidence, has turned the issue of this national tragedy into an opportunity for mockery and derision even when very important findings are being disclosed.
Such is the case right now.
‘TNT in the Tupolev wreckage’ was the title of an article written by Cezary Gmyz in Rzeczpospolita in 2012. At the time, it caused a shock, but the journalist’s findings were confirmed by research made by the Central Forensic Police Laboratory in 2013.
It became clear that the issue of April 10, 2010, crash was becoming serious not only on the level of emotions, but that the investigation conducted by the Military Prosecutor’s Office was entering a new phase.
This is when the Civic Platform government began its hard work to obscure the TNT issue and later ridicule it. The results of the Central Forensic Police Laboratory were twisted, which must constantly be emphasized, and this investigative falsehood was accepted by officers. TNT had both been found on the wreckage, and it also had not been found. This contradicted common sense and science, but it was the safe conclusion to release to the public. Nothing specific had to be decided and there was no talk about a breakthrough in the investigation. Meanwhile, Polish-Russian friendship could be calmly developed.
Today, we received information confirmed by yet another foreign laboratory (the Italian Forensic Science Laboratories of the Carabinieri Force), that TNT and RDX (nitramine) were found in parts of the plane wreckage. These aren’t fantasies or hypotheses. This is scientific confirmation of facts.
The answer to the question about whether there were any explosive materials in the samples is a clear yes.