I agree with much of what you say, but not sure I agree about Kuklinski or that General J. From what I have read about the former, even on Wikipedia, and some documentary which I think was about him, he seems more of a hero than "spy".
From my point of view - he was passing information that could have been used against Poland (and by extension, Poles) in a future war. He was passing this information to a hostile country which undoubtedly had plans for the invasion/occupation of the country should it so happen - so - it is rather treasonous. Imagine if war did happen and his information was used to attack Poland? We all know nowadays that the Americans don't particularly care about ethics in war.
Interestingly, and I didn't know this - it seems that some of the far right nationalists also view him as a traitor, which is strange.
If Kuklinski helped bring about the fall of communism, not sure why anyone Polish and non-communist would think he was not a hero. Baffling in many ways. But perhaps my knowledge is lacking.
Don't worry, you could study this stuff for years and still not get to the bottom of it ;)
Bear in mind that he did this stuff, not for ideological reasons, but cold hard cash - a lot of it!
I always vote on PIS.
Yet you're such a proud patriot that you live outside Poland. Very typical for PiS supporters.
Delphiandomine... I have no words to describe your... well I am sorry to say that but yes, stupidity!
Ah yes, the typical PiS voter approach. Instead of providing eloquent, relevant facts - you instead resort to the usual "you're stupid!" line favoured by PiS activists who don't actually have a good argument against what's said.
Jaruzelski, was a bastard, he hated democracy, he wanted Russians to invade Poland.
He hated democracy? A man who had the Polish Army in almost total obedience to him wouldn't oversee a transition to democracy if he hated it.
Haven't you seen the film called: "Towarzysz Jaruzelski wyrusza na wojne"? Then watch it, and make up your mind.
I've already made up my mind. I think his finest hour was in 1989/1990, and he proved himself when it really mattered. Any man brave enough to give up almost total power for an uncertain future - and to do what was right for Poland - is about as patriotic as it gets. Certainly far more patriotic than a bunch of screaming old women who attack children physically, that's for sure.
Probably you don't even remember 1970s-1980s, so it is not your fault... but believe me when I say that it was all planned.
From the WRON and the Martial Law to Walesa aka Bolek and the new "Free Rzeczypospolita"
Ah yes, the typical PiS Gazeta Polska conspiracy theory. May I remind you that Walesa has been conclusively cleared of any spying charges, while your leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski had a treasonous bastard for a father?
Also from what I remember the new media had supported Mazowiecki since he wanted to unleash and open the secret documents with names of those who betrayed the country and collaborated with the SB. Walesa was one of the SB agents, and although we will probably never understand his role in the SB, it wasn't on 100% some petty little jobs. You have to remember that after Bolek was elected as a President of this God forsaken "FREE" Poland, some hidden documents went misteriously missing!
Tell me, why are there no documents in the files about Jaroslaw's homosexuality? Rather strange that the brother of a known opposition activist wouldn't have any information about this, don't you think?
By the way, you do realise that if those files were opened, your Dear Leader Jaroslaw would have been finished politically? We all know that his father betrayed Poland and his former AK men, after all.
At the end of this post, may I also remind everybody who'll disagree with me that Poland was the first country to start a fight with the Communist regime, but was the last, when it came for the Soviet Army to move out...
Wrong. East Germany started the fight in 1953, and as for the Soviet Army - they were in Germany till 1994. They left Poland in 1993.
Ah, PiS voters. History was never their strong point...