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"The role of the Polish president is not quite ceremonial ... he has some very real powers, but at the end of the day, the day-to-day running of the government is in the hands of the prime minister and the (cabinet) ministers," Valasek said. "Continuity is assured in ways that would not necessarily be assured in the case of the death of the U.S. president."
Originally posted by Vitchilo
THE PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE KILLED.
(on Sky News TV)
Indeed this is really strange... let's hope Poland ain't taking this as an assassination...
Because Poland is in NATO... and an attack on NATO is an attack on everyone, and that means WW3.
[edit on 10-4-2010 by Vitchilo]
Originally posted by filosophia
I think this is interesting
"The Katyn massacre, also known as the Katyn Forest massacre (Polish: zbrodnia katyńska, 'Katyń crime'), was a mass murder of many thousands of Polish prisoners of war (primarily military officers), intellectuals, policemen, and other public servants by the Soviet NKVD, based on a proposal from Lavrentiy Beria to execute all members of the Polish Officer Corps. Dated March 5, 1940, this official document was then approved (signed) by the entire Soviet Politburo including Joseph Stalin and Beria."
I wasn't aware of the Soviet Holocaust against the Poles.
"Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of the country's highest military and civilian leaders died on Saturday when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog in western Russia, killing 96, officials said.
Russian and Polish officials said there were no survivors on the 26-year-old Tupolev, which was taking the president, his wife and staff to events marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre in Katyn forest of thousands of Polish officers by Soviet secret police.
The crash devastated the upper echelons of Poland's political and military establishments. On board were the army chief of staff, national bank president, deputy foreign minister, army chaplain, head of the National Security Office, deputy parliament speaker, civil rights commissioner and at least two presidential aides and three lawmakers, the Polish foreign ministry said."
An eerie coincidence?
[edit on 10-4-2010 by filosophia]
i don't think russians would assasinate most of Polish government in a russian-made plane on russian soil while landing on a russian airport...
Originally posted by Signals
Originally posted by ghostsoldier