Delph, let's start with the premise: "Don't judge the book by its cover". We have already established that "Wilnoteka" portal refers to, cites or quotes various Polish sources, and that is - as you said - "remarkably unbiased." I'd like to add that this is a social portal, and as such, it represents opinions of various people, with various political and social orientations. Some of them may even like and quote "Nasz Dziennik", but that should not reflect negatively on some other articles that I found remarkably mature and interesting. In the same vein you cannot judge the orientation of salon24.pl, just because many blogs there are definitely pro-Kaczyński. Many are, some are not.
I am not going to respond to all your comments at post #9. This is because we - you and I - are equally poorly informed about reality of Polish-Lithuanian relations in Lithuania. Yes, repeating what your Lithuanian friends say is not the right way to search for the answers. Your friends may be biased, as it seem obvious from your statement:
I have quite a few Lithuanian friends, and none of them have any issues with Poles - although they do express utter annoyance at the way that the Polish minority has been reporting things - often trivial things are blown up to be huge ANTI-POLISH events.
And the basic question, which was posted by Grzegorz_ was: I wonder who is working so hard to provoke Polish-Lithuanian conflict?
Before we search for the truth, some background research should be in order. Portal Wilnoteka did a good "backgrounder" job here:Lithuanian-Polish relations: stalled bilateral work or empty strategic partnership?
- a report under this intriguing title was prepared by the Lithuanian Center for the Study of Eastern Europe (English abbreviation EESC). The content of this report, as well as the discussion that arose during its presentation caused lively reactions in Lithuanian and Polish communities in Lithuania. This led us to translate the whole report, as well as large fragments of the discussion, into Polish and publish it in Wilnoteka. Due to its large volume the translation is broken into three parts:
1. EESC report, part 1: wilnoteka.lt/pl/artykul/raport-eesc-relacje-litwy-i-polski-cz-i
2. EESC report, part 2: wilnoteka.lt/pl/artykul/raport-eesc-relacje-litwy-i-polski-cz-ii
3. EESC report, part 3: wilnoteka.lt/pl/artykul/raport-eesc-relacje-litwy-i-polski-cz-iii
The original Lithuanian text can be downloaded here: wilnoteka.lt/files/Raport_EESC_wersja_litewska.pdf
I am reading it now, and I will refrain from further comments on this topic until I am ready. I suggest you do the same. :-)
Mods: this is an off topic message, but it seems important enough for me to post it here anyway to justify my anticipated unresponsiveness. I am an original poster here.
The bottom line is: I'll be off for - possibly - several days. And that's bad because I had collected some interesting Polish-Lithuanian material to be posted here.
But I did it so on my big Hackintosh machine (Standard PC hardware + Mac Snow Leopard operating system). Few hours ago I decided - unfortunately - to upgrade it to the latest 10.6.8 version. Surprise, surprise - the system failed to boot. The good news is - i am not alone, many people were caught by surprise, and this is not a hardware-specific issue. The bad news is - I am clueless what to do next at the moment.
Greetings from my outdated, "no more upgradable" (Power-PC generation), but still working laptop.