On November 11, Veteran`s Day, Pietrzak`s mother, Henryka Pietrzak-Varga, wrote a letter, in Polish, addressed to the President-elect. She sent the original to a Polish newspaper, Dziennik Wschodni, and an English translation to the Daily News. The Polish story and the Daily News story discussing it ran on the same day.In this age of anarcho-tyranny, Americans must often get their news of non-PC American incidents from foreign sources. A letter about black racism (or most anything else) addressed to George W. Bush would just be a waste of time. And there is the symbolism of writing of the murder of an interracial couple, in the home where they`d planned to raise their family, to a man born of such a union. Who said Poles aren`t smart.Henryka Pietrzak-Varga, the mother of murdered marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak wrote:
"Dear President-elect Barack Obama, they killed my son….
"Death at war at the hands of an enemy is, for a soldier, a patriotic honor.
"That fact alone enables his family to come to grips with the loss. The death of a soldier in his country and at the hands of his own soldiers ... is a source of endless suffering for his family….
"Their lives were taken in a bestial way. My son`s wife was raped in a bestial way, most likely as my son looked on helplessly….
"If it was a robbery, why didn`t they come when nobody was home instead of in the dead of night - armed to the teeth?
"Why did this happen? What motivated them? What was it about my son and daughter-in-law that inspired such hatred and loathing?...
"[Mrs. Pietrzak`s parents] need to know why she, as a soldier`s wife, was killed."[Mother of murdered marine Jan Pawel Pietrzak and daughter-in-law [sic] writes Obama for help, By Corky Siemaszko, November 12th 2008, 3:47 PM, Daily News.]The questions are, of course, rhetorical. Mrs. Pietrzak-Varga obviously knows full well why her son and daughter-in-law were murdered, and, like Mrs. Pietrzak`s mother, has rejected the official story. What she is saying is: "Attention must be paid."The Riverside County prosecutor`s office continues to claim the motive was robbery. But DA Rod Pacheco has himself given the lie to that story, which even ABC`s Chris Cuomo scoffed.Only one news story, however, has explicitly addressed what others have tiptoed around gingerly, or suppressed altogether.
"Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak`s father said he`s heard talk that the Marines - all of whom are black - visited pain on his gorgeous 26-year-old daughter because she was black and Pietrzak was white. But he`s not ready to accept that horrible possibility.
"`I have no thought on any of that until the whole thing comes out, until they finally figure out why that happened,` said Roy Jenkins." [`Nobody deserves death like this,` says DA in torture, slay of Marine, wife, By Nancy Dillon and Corky Siemaszko, November 10th, 2008, 5:07 PM, Daily News.]
If Mr. Jenkins waits on the authorities for a straight answer, he will wait in vain. Riverside County cops rushed to toe the PC line:
"The brutal murders of Brooklyn-raised Marine Sgt. Jan Pawel Pietrzak and his wife had nothing to do with the fact that he was white and she was black, a top cop said Thursday.
"`There`s nothing to suggest what happened was a racial crime,` Investigator Josh Button of the Riverside County Sheriff`s Central Homicide unit said. [Email them]`I`ve seen that reported, but it`s just people looking at the case from the outside and making up their own minds….` [Brutal slay of Marine and his wife was not racially motivated, says cop, by Nancy Dillon and Corky Siemaszko, New York Daily News, November 14, 2008]When the U.S. Marine Corps used to say that it was looking for "a few good men," somehow I don`t think it had these four in mind:
Sabrina November 10, 2008 12:51 PM
"I was sickened to hear of the murder of Sgt Pietrzak and his wife Quiana, two wonderful young people…. No, I didn`t know either of them personally, but when I heard the news about their murder I took it very much to heart nonetheless...and most of my weekend was spent in tears and in outrage. Why? Because I am a former woman Marine, a black woman who was married to a white man, another Marine, while on active duty...and I remember all too well how back then there were a number of people who tried to made our lives a hell on earth simply because we were an interracial couple!
"What I find incredulous is how the media, officials and even ordinary citizens are attempting to play down the true and obvious reason why Sgt. Pietrzak and Quiana lost their lives on October 15. So many people are in so much denial regarding this case. I don`t believe for a nanosecond that this crime against the Pietrzaks was financially motivated. If money were the only motive, then why commit a sexual assault? why attempt to set the house on fire? Why are they behaving like the terrorist these "marines" are supposedly protecting us against?
"Everything about this case points to a racially motivated hate crime which is fueled by sexual jealousy! It is as much of a hate crime as what happened in 1955 to Emmett Till and in 1998 to Matthew Shepherd….
"All who truly love America and personal freedoms and civil right cannot allow others to sweep the facts under the rug. Silence and denial equal complicity...and the reluctance of the powers that be to tell the TRUTH about this tragic case, and call it what it is...A HATE CRIME... will ensure that justice will not be served on behalf of the Pietrzaks, and that they will become yet another anonymous and forgotten statistic.
"As far as I`m concerned, those four MAGGOTS who committed this act of barbarism have lost the right to refer to themselves as Marines. They WILL be punished...if not in this world, then for sure in the Next!" [Marine Sgt Jan Pawel Pietrzak, Wife Quiana, Tortured and Murdered by Four Black Marines, Posted by Janet Shan, November 7, 2008, blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com]I often write about racially-prejudiced black American women and bad immigrants who find sanctuary for their crimes. Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak was a righteous black American woman and Jan Pawel Pietrzak one of the good immigrants.
No sanctuary for them.Nicholas Stix [email him] lives in New York City, which he views from the perspective of its public transport system, experienced in his career as an educator. His weekly column appears at Men`s News Daily and many other Web sites. He has also written for Middle American News, the New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Chronicles, Ideas on Liberty and the Weekly Standard. He maintains two blogs: A Different Drummer and Nicholas Stix, Uncensored.