Shocking, the news about the planecrash that killed a large segment of the Polish government. The sheer number is the part that sends my head spinning.
President Lech Kaczynski and wife Maria
Wladyslaw Stasiak: chief of the president's chancellery
Aleksander Szczyglo: chief of the National Security Office
Slawomir Skrzypek: National Bank of Poland chairman
Jerzy Szmajdzinski: deputy speaker of the lower house
Andrzej Kremer: Foreign Ministry's undersecretary of state
Stanislaw Komorowski: deputy minister of national defence
Przemyslaw Gosiewski: Law and Justice party deputy chair
Franciszek Gagor: military chief
Andrzej Przewoznik: head of Poland's Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites
Tomasz Merta: chief historical conservator
Update: "...families of Katyn massacre victims were also killed..." Oh, that's horrible - the Katyn Forest massacre was when Polish prisoners of war were shot by order of Stalin. Incredible.
posted by - 12:13 PM
it is shocking! a whole country is wandering around leaderless. such an awful thing with no clear explanation!
Katyn will haunt Poles for a long time that's for sure, but should people really be sad about losing some of the most corrupt persons in their country? This is Eastern Europe after all - and I know, we share a border with Poland. In fact, I would have been thrilled and cheered if it was our political 'elite' in that plane.