Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Kaczynski's claim that the now-dismissed officers were connected to Civic Platform (the former ruling party) is completely groundless.Meanwhile, Macierewicz has also barred military officers from corresponding directly with Polish President Andrzej Duda, even though the president is the supreme commander of the armed forces under the Polish constitution, and Duda has faithfully carried out all of Kaczynski's commands.Macierewicz has also systematically humiliated Poland's military personnel.There is only one plausible reason why an extremist like Macierewicz would be entrusted with such an important position, and why a loyal president would be cut off from the army: Kaczynski needs someone who will not hesitate to use the army to suppress public protests if needed.Owing to this base of support, Macierewicz is now the only cabinet official who can get away with not listening to Kaczynski.Kaczynski has long called for a common European defense strategy, so Macierewicz's decision suggests that something strange is afoot within the PiS.
How Europe’s populists lost EU game of thrones
Tusk’s opportunity to return to
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE