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President of Poland dead


#1

"A nation in mourning: Poland's president and wife among at least 88 dead as their plane crashes in Russia"

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1264964/BREAKING-NEWS-Plane-carrying-Polish-president-crashes-Russia.html


#2

R.I.P. to everyone on that flight.


#3

Beat ya to it :wink:

http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/world_news_war/polish_president_killed_in_plane_crash


#4

My condolences to our Polish friends here on T-Nation.


#5

Thanks.

RIP, very sad stuff.


#6

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#7

X 2

That's some fucked up shit.


#8

This is a tragedy for Poland. My wife, who is Polish, spoke with her cousin and aunt earlier today - people are shocked and deeply saddened. The passengers were enroute to a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, where Soviet forces murdered some 20,000 Poles. This is just a partial list of government leaders and others who died in the crash.

Lech Kaczysnki - Polish president.
Maria Kaczynska - The president's wife
Ryszard Kaczorowski - Poland's last president-in-exile
Aleksander Szczyglo - head of the National Security Office
Pawel Wypych - presidential aide
Mariusz Handzlik - presidential aide
Jerzego Szmajdzinski - deputy parliament speaker
Andrzej Kremer - Deputy Foreign Minister
Gen. Franciszek Gagor - head of the army chief of staff
Andrzej Przewoznik - minister in charge of WWII memorials
Slawomir Skrzypek - head of the National Bank of Poland
Janusz Kurtyka - head of the National Remembrance Institute
Przemyslaw Gosiewski - lawmaker
Zbigniew Wassermann - lawmaker
Grzegorz Dolniak - lawmaker
Janusz Kochanowski - civil rights commissioner
Bishop Tadeusz Ploski - army chaplain

And to Sen Say re your unfortunate post above, please show some respect for the dead and to the people of Poland.


#9

Was he an entrepreneur?


#10

haha.


#11

may they rest in peace


#12

I heard on the radio 132 people were killed but there again im hearing different numbers on different stations. There was a lot of important people on that plane...terrible tragedy


#13

Do we know for sure it was a crash and not an assassination?


#14

Not trying to be a jerk, but why is everyone in Poland so heart broken about it? The reaction seems more appropriate for losing a close personal friend rather than a leader of a nation. Is there something I'm missing?

Regardless, you have my prayers. I'm just curious why it's being treated like it is.


#15

Besides it being very said that a large number of government leaders all died in one crash..who were apparently very well liked..they were going to a memorial service for a WW2 tragedy. The U.S usually doesnt like its president whether its because hes an idiot or for other reasons..think of it more in the context of 9/11.


#16

Thanks for the explanation. Starting to understand it a little better.


#17

This reeks of conspiracy.


#18

Not really.

The planes they used were known to cause problems before, so it's entirely possible to have been a mechanical problem. I guess we'll never know or some conspiracy will come about.


#19

Tons of American's cried when President Kennedy died.


#20

that was what i said when i first read the headline, i said 'there is no such thing as an accidental tradgedy in Russia'. I truely do hope its an accident, but russia would be on my list of countries that i would deem capable of doing something like this if they so chose.