Saturday, April 10, 2010

"The contemporary world has not seen a tragedy of such proportions"

- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, April 10th 2010

This morning a Polish Air Force Tu-154 carrying President Lech Kaczysnki and senior members of the Polish government crashed in Smolensk, Russia, killing all 97 aboard. Ironically they were on their way to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre which was a mass murder of thousands of Polish POWs including military officers, intellectuals and public servants.

Accompanying President Kaczsnki were his wife Maria, Ryszard Kaczorowski - former president of the anti-Communist government-in-exile in London, Aleksander Szczyglo - head of the National Security Office, Jerzy Szmajdzinski - deputy parliament speaker, Gen. Franciszek Gagor - head of the army chief of staff, Slawomir Skrzypek - head of the National Bank of Poland, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer, Andrzej Przewoznik - minister for WWII memorials, Janusz Kurtyka - head of the National Remembrance Institute, Janusz Kochanowski - civil rights commissioner and Army chaplain Bishop Tadeusz Ploski along with the presidents aides and various lawmakers.

As of several hours after the crash took place, many details about the cause of the crash are still unknown. It is reported by news agencies that the Tu-154 struck trees just 1.5 kilometres from the airport and smashed into pieces across the floor of the wooded area. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the pilot had already attempted to land three times, each without success.

Within hours after the crash the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, announced the establishment of a special commission for the investigation of the plane crash. The commission will be supervised by the Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin. Authorities have not yet reached a conclusion as to why the aircraft crashed. I am however suspicious of one presidential aide Zofia KruszyƄska-Gust, who apparently "felt sick" just before the trip and did not board the plane...

1 comment:

vaughan said...

And with one simple tap on hs keyboard , the Colonel triggers a conspiracy theory that will grow and grow at which will lie this poor aide who was sick....and all because the Colonel watched Babylon 5