Perfect continuity

Brief comment on Con Coughlin’s opinion piece Dictators are outwitting the fatally divided West in The Telegraph,
23 December 2020.

Lech S Borkowski comment in The Telegraph 23 December 2020
Lech S Borkowski, comment in The Telegraph, 23 December 2020

Lech Borkowski
23 Dec 2020 8:30AM

It is much worse than you think. Members of totalitarian organisations, such as Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, a Communist Party member, former Polish PM, now member of the European Parliament, are firmly embedded in western institutions. Now they participate in setting the laws applying to the EU and other countries.

Mr Cimoszewicz’s father was a high-ranking member of the Communist military intelligence. There is a perfect continuity here. This is just an example.



Invisible Hand

Ben MacIntyre’s piece in The Times, February 29 2020, Putin’s spies are pulp fiction characters. Here is my comment.

In 1968, at about the same time as the Soviet series, similar story was filmed and released as series on Polish Communist tv. It is about an agent of Polish Communist underground infiltrating the war-time Abwehr, German military intelligence in occupied Poland.

One should remember that this was the time, when children of the first generation of post-war Communists were growing up and this series provided them with a role model.

At about that time, or just a couple of years later, there was a weekly slot introducing to intelligence activities in the Sunday morning children tv show. It was called Invisible Hand, Niewidzialna Ręka.

Communist military intelligence continues to be of key importance in Poland. One of them is a high-profile internationally active politician, a graduate of Oxford. See my tweets of Feb 12 and Dec 19 2019.