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11-24-2012, 12:16 AM
Last week the Polish government announced the thwarting of a terrorism plot that is worrisome in its audacity and in who was behind it. In a country with minimal experience of terrorism, the discovery of a sophisticated homegrown bomber seeking to decapitate the government by blowing up the parliament and the president has caused shockwaves and introspection.....(with) ..four tons of high-grade explosives..

An excellent, short article on what is known to date about this alleged plot, the wider context and the sometimes murky world of domestic pre-emption:
It seems that... the domestic intelligence service was deeply involved in the plot for some time.

Which ends with:
...the chilling prospect that Anders Breivik was the first of his kind, not the last.


Curiously this event has not been reported by the BBC and the Daily Telegraph has a short report where this sentence aroused my attention:
The Polish press reported that students at Krakow’s Agricultural University, where Brunon K worked, had become alarmed by their lecturer’s comments about the need to remove the government.

Closer to the Dr.:
It also emerged that Bruno K’s wife, a biologist, had gone to the police when her husband started to enquire about how to kill many people with a biological dirty bomb.


11-24-2012, 01:59 PM
Well, that case was something that was expected. Prof. Schindler's article quite correctly points how the political scene is divided here.

Most right-wing politicans belive that they are under attack from post -communist and pro-russian conspiracy. Our main right-wing party Law & Justice won the elections in 2005, with anti-corruption and criminal-fighting agenda. Their cabinet was political failure, and they lost elections in 2007 after the parliament voted for its own dissolution due to imposiibility to form any goverment coalition. L&J still had the president, and there was 2010 Smolensk crash. Many right-wing politicans, journalist and activist belive it was assasination and tend to blame Russia and Civic Platform wich is ruling party here (altough in coalition with smaller, agrarian party) since 2007. Important thing to understand our right-wing politicans is their vision of politics is dominated by conspiratuons, agents, KGB spies and so on. They simply see them everywhere. They are also in alliance with footbal hollogans groups, wich in last 2-3 years became more nad more affiliated with mainstream right-wing parties.

The liberals and left-wing politicans often respond by similar agressive political moves. There's more anti-church resentiment, demand on left for less-centric agenda, we have now strong libertarian party in parliament, wich suports LGBT rights, liberal drug control policy and so on (something unthinkable 10 years ago - even former commies had good relationship with Catolic Curch).

It's not (still) Weimar Republic, but in 2010 there was active shooter case - one of breaus of L&J was attacked by a shooter, who killed one of the party workers (the shooter was arreseted and sentenced for life in prison) , now we have this. There are voices on right sied, wich support political violence, and there is posiible that another incidents will happen, from left or right.

One positive sign is the early detection and interception of preparator by domestic intelligence service. Looks like our system worked much better than many people thought :)

08-01-2013, 06:05 PM
Hat tip to Prof. Schindler for this UK press article, which I'd missed:
Poland's secret service seized explosives and firearms after raiding the home of a man linked to an Anders Breivik-inspired university lecturer charged with planning a massive attack on the Polish parliament.


04-09-2017, 02:07 PM
Prompted by a conference this week on Lone Actor Terrorism (officialdom dislikes wolves incidentally) and a Polish speaker I wondered what happened to this suspect.

So the BBC in December 2015 reported that:
A Polish university lecturer has been sentenced to 13 years in jail for plotting to ram a car packed with explosives into parliament.Brunon Kwiecien, 48, was convicted of planning a terrorist attack, illegal weapons possession and inciting two students to carry out an attack.

Polish justice moves slowly, he was arrested three years before. A translated Wikipedia entry refers to a two year long trial, plus an ongoing appeal and that his associates were:
at least three agents of the Internal Security Agency (https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.co.uk&sl=pl&sp=nmt4&u=https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agencja_Bezpiecze%25C5%2584stwa_Wewn%25C4%2599trzn ego&usg=ALkJrhg18TqmCq-7CgnbwFbXGnMlR2NtDw) and one secret service associateLink:https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunon_Kwiecień