Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in separate remarks on Wednesday that the deadly blast on Polish territory near its border with Ukraine was most likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile rather than one fired by Russian forces.
Duda said that there’s “no indication that this was an intentional attack on Poland,” according to a statement on Twitter by his office.
He added that the missile that landed near the Polish town of Przewodow, killing two and stoking fears that the Russia-Ukraine conflict could escalate and pull NATO into the war, was most likely a Russian-made S-300.
Missiles of this type are used by Ukraine as part of its air defense system, which was active amid a barrage of Russian missile strikes in western Ukraine.
“We have no evidence at this time that this missile was fired by Russian forces,” Duda continued, adding that “there are many indications that the missile came from [Ukraine’s] air defense, which unfortunately fell on Polish territory.”
Stoltenberg added, however, that he does not consider the explosion to be “Ukraine’s fault” as Russia is “responsible for the war that has caused this situation.”
Russia has denied involvement in the blast, with the Russian Defense Ministry issuing a statement saying it hadn’t carried out any strikes against targets near the Ukrainian-Polish border, alleging that claims to the contrary were “deliberate provocations.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was quick to blame Russia for the incident, posting a video on the website of the Office of the President, in which he called it a “Russian missile attack on collective security” and a “very significant escalation.”
The NATO chief said there was no indication that Russia was preparing any offensive military action against NATO, which includes Poland as one of its members.
The explosion on Polish territory came as Russia unleashed a barrage of missile strikes on Ukraine, targeting energy infrastructure in the country and causing widespread power outages.
Russia’s defense ministry said its strikes on Ukraine on Tuesday were no closer than 22 miles from the Polish border, the RIA news agency reported.
Following the blast, there was initial speculation that Poland might invoke NATO’s article 4, which provides for consultations among allies in the face of a threat to security. But in light of the evidence, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in a statement that the move is uncalled for.
“Most of the evidence collected thus far indicates that invoking article 4 won’t be necessary,” he said.
The explosion sparked global alarm that the Russia-Ukraine conflict might spill over into other countries. Source
Well, that speaks volumes
FBI Director Christopher Wray in Washington on Nov. 15, 2022. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The FBI’s director on Nov. 15 declined to answer when he was asked whether the bureau had confidential informants among the supporters of then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021.
“Did the FBI have confidential human sources embedded within the Jan. 6 protesters on Jan. 6 of 2021?” Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) asked Christopher Wray, the director and a Trump appointee, during a hearing in Washington.
“As I’m sure you can appreciate, I have to be very careful about what I can say, about when we do and do not, and where we have and have not used confidential human sources,” Wray said.
“But to the extent there’s a suggestion, for example, that the FBI’s confidential human sources or FBI employees in someway instigated or orchestrated Jan 6th, that’s categorically false,” he added.
Higgins then asked, “Did you have confidential human sources dressed as Trump supporters inside the Capitol on January 6th prior to the doors being opened?”
“Again, I have to be very careful about what I can say,” Wray said.
“It should be a no!” Higgins said.
“Can you not tell the American people: ‘no, we did not have confidential human sources dressed as Trump sources positioned inside the Capitol on January the 6th?’” Higgins said.
“You should not read anything into my decision not to share information about confidential human sources,” Wray said.
Higgins’s time to question Wray and other Biden administration officials then expired. He did not get to ask more questions later, and no other members pursued the line of questioning further.
Wray, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Christine Abizaid testified before the House Homeland Security Committee on Capitol Hill.
The FBI has never confirmed having confidential sources or undercover agents among the crowd on Jan. 6 but court filings indicate that a number of sources were embedded with the Oath Keepers and other groups whose members took part in the Capitol breach.
Questioned on the matter in 2021, then-FBI official Jill Sanborn said she could not answer.
Officials have also not answered questions about videos that show doors being opened on Jan. 6, enabling people to enter the Capitol.
Later in the hearing, Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) said she was concerned about people thinking the FBI “is a political tool” and asked Wray to “explain in your words why they should trust their federal law enforcement.”
Wray said that he hears from people outside the FBI that the FBI “does the right thing in the right way” and that he would “stack our workforce up against anywhere in the world, anytime.”
“And the Americans should have deep confidence in those people. And I will add that when it comes to perceptions of the FBI, that the number of Americans all across this country applying to be special agents in the FBI, has been going up, up significantly over the past three years. At a time when, as I hear all the time, law enforcement all over this country is having the opposite experience. And I think that speaks very well of Americans in every state represented on this committee.” Source
The FBI has been a political arm of the Left for too long. But soon we will not have to even hear about this stuff!
No politics in heaven!
November 15, 2022
Despite reams of evidence showing that the experimental mRNA Covid vaccines are unsafe and ineffective, the Indonesian minister of health called Tuesday for a global “digital health certificate” to track and restrict the movement of people under the guidance of the United Nations World Health Organization.
The health minister of Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim nation, spoke during the Business 20 event, also called or B20, as part of the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia.
The two-day summit attracts global business leaders to offer policy recommendations to the G20 Summit to solve issues of importance to the “business community,” which in this case really amounts to the pet projects put forth by giant multinational corporations.
Bill Gates, for instance, was in attendance, along with Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum, spewing their normal globalist garbage about transforming the world and achieving net zero carbon emissions.
But Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin got right down to brass tacks. He stated:
“Let’s have a digital health certificate acknowledged by WHO. If you have been vaccinated or tested properly, then you can move around. So for the next pandemic, instead of stopping the movement of the people one hundred percent, which [collapsed] the economy globally, you can still provide some movement of the people.”