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04-10-2010, 04:56 AM #1
Polish President Lech Kaczynski (60) died in plane crash...
04-10-2010, 10:37 AM #2
this is a terrible tragedy that could had been averted!!
my heart goes out to everyone who were killed!!
that sounds like the entire Polish Government was on board that flight!!
04-10-2010, 10:55 AM #3
Well, we have the Prime Minister and he is in charge of the Government. Right now Marshal of the Government took over President's responsibilities. Thank God our constitution is well written and says exactly what to do in such situation.
People on the plane were mostly President's staff but also the most important Generlas of Polish army! It's truly unbelivable
04-10-2010, 10:15 PM #4
I'm shocked they were all allowed to travel together.
michalz, what's the reaction and mood like in Poland?You're waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you can't be sure. But it doesn't matter - because we'll be together.
04-10-2010, 11:16 PM #5
that's like the President of the United States with his Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, White House Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff all flying Air Force One together!!
pretty much 1/2 of their government's top executives are gone!!
04-11-2010, 03:19 AM #6
There were also politicians representing different parties on that plane. Their parliamentary friends are remembering them on TV. It's pretty surreal because two days ago they were going for each other's throats. Now they talking about the wake-up call...
04-11-2010, 07:15 AM #7
That is disaster for our Army.
04-11-2010, 12:06 PM #8
Poland aint a rich country to have multiple planes as the US does. It would seems logcal to have em on different planes tho.
04-11-2010, 12:09 PM #9
04-11-2010, 01:47 PM #10
First off, from what I have heard so far the plane itself is not really to blame, it appears that the pilot was asked to divert to Minsk if memory serves me correctly, because of bad weather (fog) and the pilot opted to stay on course. It was his choice which obviously was a bad one. And yes, Poland might not have a large quantity of planes, anyone who ever flew to Poland using LOT will agree that it is not the most comfortable travel available, but putting an entire government leadeship in a single plane is not exactly the best decision either. Leaving aside governments, it has been a corporate policy dating back years that the upper management levels are strictly forbidden to travel together.
Regardless, a loss of this magnitude for a country is very difficult to overcome.___
I can't see through walls, but I can kick your ass.
04-12-2010, 05:17 AM #11
My condolences to the Polish people.
But for me the biggest tragedy is, that this all happens on the way to a memorial service in Katyn. This is a sadistic irony of history.