Now a Polish website is reporting that U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has drafted a resolution calling for an investigation into the crash:
It recalls the facts then existing, including that:As I wrote on the day of the crash, there are plenty of reasons to approach this accident with healthy skepticism. The one thing that would go a long way in assuaging that skepticism would be a word we've become very familiar with over the last two years - transparency. If the aforementioned report is correct, it would appear that transparency in Smolensk, Russia is not all that popular.
- Polish experts on security and aviation representatives of the Ministry denied access to the crash site.
- Polish investigators submitted only a copy of the record of registrars.
- Polish investigators not being provided the same black boxes .
- More than 50,000 Poles have signed the appeal for the establishment of an international commission of inquiry.
The proposal of Congressman Peter T. King was transferred for consideration by the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
It would seem to me that the main objectives of an investigation are to establish the cause. If the cause was accidental, there would be no reason to be anything less than transparent. Once an investigation demonstrates foul play, it would again seem to me that suspects and motives are then explored. If it is true that the investigation is being hampered, an entirely new set of questions need to be raised. If accidental, there would be no need to hamper an investigation.
h/t to Free Republic