David M. Dastych

David Dastych passed away Sept.11, 2010.
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David was a former Polish intelligence operative, who served in the 1960s-1980s and was a double agent for the CIA from 1973 until his arrest in 1987 by then-communist Poland on charges of espionage. Dastych was released from prison in 1990 after the fall of communism and in the years since has voluntarily helped Western intelligence services with tracking the nuclear proliferation black market in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. After a serious injury in 1994 confined him to a wheelchair, Dastych began a second career as an investigative journalist covering terrorism, intelligence and organized crime.

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President Kaczynski to be Honored by Burial at Cracow’s National Sanctuary

Apr 14, 2010 — David M. Dastych

imageWarsaw, Poland-About 80 heads of states and governments are expected to participate in the funeral of the late President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria on Sunday, April 18, in Poland. In their number will be the U.S. President Barack Obama and the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev. They all will fly to Cracow, where the Presidential Couple will be laid for eternal rest at Wawel, the Castle of Polish Kings, in the Wawel Cathedral, near the tomb of Jozef Pilsudski, the 1st Marshal of Poland, the founder of the modern Polish state (1918) and its Supreme Leader.

Poland Decapitated Again

Apr 11, 2010 — David M. Dastych


Warsaw, Poland on Sunday, April 11, 2010: Today, at 12:00 p.m. local time the whole country was in standstill for two minutes in a national mourning (to last one week), following a tragic presidential plane crash near Smolensk in Russia that had occurred on Saturday morning. The dead body of President of Poland Lech Kaczynski (60), landed in Warsaw this afternoon, after a farewell military ceremony held at Smolensk airfield, with participation of Vladimir Putin and Polish officials. After a due military ceremony, President Kaczynski’s body will be exposed at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, awaiting a burial.

On February 28, 1990 – I left a Communist prison

Feb 28, 2010 — David M. Dastych

David DastychIn Barczewo Prison was kept the war criminal, Gauleiter of Ostpreußen - Erich Koch. He died in prison in 1986.

With him the communists kept there the Solidarity and anti-communist leaders: Adam Michnik, Władysław Frasyniuk and Leszek Moczulski in the early 1980s.

[and David M. Dastych and Professor Jozef Szaniawski, Col. R.Kuklinski’s friend and biographer, in the late 1980s.]

Warsaw-Poland-February 28: It is twenty years already since I left a Communist prison in Barczewo [nicknamed “Barczewo-Hilton”] on Wednesday morning, the last day of February1990.

Was Mossad on a Fantastic Adventure in Dubai?

Feb 27, 2010 — David M. Dastych

Many people asked me of my opinion about the assassination in Dubai, allegedly done by a Mossad kidon squad. I think it is worthwhile to read GORDON THOMAS’ article published in THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (February 17, 2010)  after that incident: MOSSAD’S LICENCE TO KILL.

American Patriot vs. Thieves’ World

Jan 19, 2010 — David M. Dastych

Motto: “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” – attributed to Thomas Jefferson

[Note from the author: My distinguished colleague, Marilyn M. Barnewall, published an article about Ambassador Leo Emil Wanta on NewsWithViews.com, January 10, 2010. As we exchanged opinions, I decided to write my own piece, which could add more facts about this outstanding former U.S. intelligence operative and financial expert – “The 27.5 Trillion Dollar Man”—still living in oblivion, while crooks and banksters continue their scams that had led to the American and global financial crisis.]

The wall that pushed the communist dominos down

Nov 9, 2009 — David M. Dastych

Motto: “A stone from the
broken Berlin wall
Whispered last night;
Don’t look at me with such hatred
My wounds are the mark of history…

(From an anonymous poem “Berlin Wall”)

A Port Investment That Might Yield Profits, Remains Idle for 10 Years

Oct 3, 2009 — David M. Dastych

Warsaw, Poland : An American & Canadian-owned company EuroPort Inc. Poland, based at Gdansk – the largest sea-port on the Baltic – struggles against the country’s bureaucracy. Renaissance Trust of Mr. Joseph D’Andrea in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and Dessaport International Corporation of Mr. Donald LeBlanc of Nova Scotia, Canada, invested over US$ 34 Million into a Grain Terminal Project in the Northern Port of Gdansk over 10 years ago. But the construction of a huge, state-of-the-art deepwater transshipment hub for grain and other agricultural products to serve Poland, Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea area has been stopped by local opposition involved in competing interests.

A Fugitive at his Own Will - Roman Polanski

Sep 29, 2009 — David M. Dastych

image I have been following the Polanski case for the last few days, since his arrest in Zurich, Switzerland, on the 26th of September 2009. This is a very strange arrest, after 31 years since his crime (1977).

On September 29, a spokeswoman for Department of Justice (DoJ) told a Polish TV channel that most probably Polanski’s arrest in Switzerland was caused by a blunt letter of his French lawyers to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office of California.

The U.S. Missile Shield: What’s all the fuss about

Sep 20, 2009 — David M. Dastych

imageWarsaw,Poland: President Barack Obama announced his decision to scrap U.S. missile defense plans for Poland (10 interceptors) and the Czech Republic (X-band Radar) on September 17 at night. There couldn’t have been a worse timing and a more surprising way to communicate that. September 17 was a painful 70th anniversary of the 1939 Soviet invasion of Poland, synchronized with Hitler’s conquest of that country, which began the most devastating Word War II on September 1, 1939.

Seven former CIA directors letter to president Barack Obama

Sep 19, 2009 — David M. Dastych

Warsaw, Poland
Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I have just received a copy of a Letter to President Barack Obama, signed by seven former Directors of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): Michael Hayden, Porter Goss, George Tenet, John Deutch, R.James Woolsey, William Webster and James R. Schlesinger. Herewith, I enclose a pdf copy of this letter, which I think is important and timely.

The Association of Retired Al-Qaeda Operatives?

Aug 27, 2009 — David M. Dastych

Editor’s Note: Warsaw-based journalist David Dastych, a former CIA operative once imprisoned by the KGB, warns that “while some innocent people captured and eventually tortured by the CIA or the US Army could demand compensation for being illegally detained,  when we start to treat genuine terrorists as “combatants” and grant them POW rights—they will be sure they can attack us everywhere and at anytime—because that’s how stupid we (Americans, and Westerners) really are!”

Order of poland Restored Order Odrodzenia Polski

Jun 21, 2009 — David M. Dastych

imageWarsaw, Poland - Just a few days ago, we were informed by the Office of the President of Poland that our late Father, JERZY (JERY) DASTYCH received (posthumously) the ORDER OF POLAND RESTORED (POLONIA RESTITUTA), CAVALIER. The ceremony was held on May 12, 2009. At the same time similar Orders were given to activists of the Polish democratic and anti-communist opposition.

The World We Are Losing

May 18, 2009 — David M. Dastych

imageThe world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on and do nothing” Albert Einstein

The 58th annual Bilderberg Group Meeting was held in Greece, May 14-17 (It’s address: Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel, Apollonos Avenue 40, 16671 Vouliagmeni, Greece). As usual, since the first reunion in the Hotel de Bilderberg near Arnhem in Holland, May 29 to 31,1954, the Western “elite conclave” held behind closed doors aroused much interest and suspicion.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed – I was held in Poland

Apr 15, 2009 — David M. Dastych

Today, on April 15, 2009, one of the best Polish daily papers RZECZPOSPOLITA (The Republic) published a story confirming that the CIA, in a secret deal with the Polish Government and Intelligence, operated a clandestine site near the airfield of SZYMANY in North-Eastern Poland where terrorist suspects were brought to and probably interrogated.

100 years of a spy-empire

Mar 20, 2009 — David M. Dastych

Secret Wars. One Hundred Years of British Intelligence Inside MI5 and MI6When Sir Winston Churchill resigned from the office of the Prime Minister of Great Britain, in 1955, he was quoted as saying “I will not preside over the dismembering” of what was previously The British Empire. But as the Empire shrank quickly to the size of the United Kingdom, the “Spy-Empire” of MI5 and Mi6, founded in 1909, never receded but expanded world-wide and turned high-tech.

War Games documentary premiered in Warsaw

Jan 17, 2009 — David M. Dastych

image- Reported by David M. Dastych, Warsaw Correspondent

Warsaw (PMN)—A documentary film about Ryszard Kuklinski, who passed top secret Warsaw Pact documents to the CIA during the communist period, premiered in Warsaw in early December, 2008. The screening was held at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall under the honorary patronage of Polish Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Defense and Culture. The film, titled “War Games,” took Dariusz Jablonski five years to make. It was shot in Poland, the United States and Russia and includes interviews with high-ranking CIA generals, former U.S. presidential security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Polish President Lech Walesa, Polish generals Jaruzelski and Kiszczak, commander of Warsaw Pact forces Soviet Marshal Kulikov, and Kuklinski’s widow.

‘War Games’ premiered in warsaw

Dec 11, 2008 — David M. Dastych

A documentary film about Ryszard Kuklinski, who passed top secret Warsaw Pact documents to the CIA during the communist period, has been premiered in Warsaw. The screening was held at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall under the honorary patronage of Polish Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Defense and Culture.

John McCain: Country First. Barack Obama: Hope and change

Nov 2, 2008 — David M. Dastych

On Tuesday, November 4, 2008 it will be decided who will become the next President of the United States. The new president’s His serial number will be “44,” a somewhat magic numerical symbol, which in my country is usually associated with Adam Mickiewicz’s poetic and prophetic drama Dziady (‘Forefather’s Eve,’ an ancient form of Halloween), where “44” is the name of a mysterious savior of Poland. Will the 44th President of the U.S.A. be a “savior” of America, a great reformer, or a “destroyer” of the Union, the one who ignores the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

Wake up America!

Oct 20, 2008 — David M. Dastych

Editor’s Note: Former CIA operative David Dastych reminds us that the power elite in New York began to reform the financial market in May, 2007, and did so to retain the coveted ideal of New York City as a world financial centre.  “Did they provoke the financial crisis to attain their goals?” he asks.  “Now it seems they need the election of Senator Barack Obama as President of the U.S. to ensure political support for their far-reaching plans.  The “bailout” plan was ordered in New York city in May, 2007.”

Who’s really holding him?

Oct 7, 2008 — David M. Dastych

A swap for 136 militants offered

Warsaw/Islamabad: Pakistani Police continues its search for a Polish engineer, Piotr (Peter) Stanczak, kidnapped on Sunday morning, September 28, in the Attock region, northwestern Pakistan. More than a week passed without a significant breakthrough. Last week the Pakistani Ministry of Interior informed the Polish authorities that Mr. Stanczak “is alive” and “in the hands of Pakistani Taliban,” but no specific information followed.