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04-10-2010, 08:44 AM
Poland needs our prayers this morning, and for the foreseeable future.
Polish president and wife among '88 confirmed dead' as plane crashes in Russia
President Lech Kaczynski and other senior Polish figures are among scores killed in a plane crash in Russia.
Poland's army chief, central bank governor, MPs and leading historians were among more than 80 passengers.
04-10-2010, 08:49 AM
Wow...that reall sucks. RIP and may a peaceful, positive and quick change in the power structure happen. M prayers go out to those families.
04-10-2010, 09:31 AM
Wow.. You just never know. I thank God for everyday. RIP
04-10-2010, 10:12 AM
Looks like Yahoo is repoting 97 dead.
04-10-2010, 10:50 AM
This is an awful tragedy. Polish gov't could be in absolute chaos
04-10-2010, 10:56 AM
prayers for the people of poland whose president perished in the plane crash. peter piper picked a peck of pickles.
Kaczynski had been traveling with the Polish delegation to Russia for the 70th anniversary of the massacre of Polish prisoners of war in the village of Katyn. Some 20,000 Polish officers were executed there during World War II.
"The entire top military brass, including the chief of defense and all the services, were on the plane," said Tomas Valasek, of the Center for European Reform.
"If that is true, then you're looking at a situation, in effect, of the decapitation of the military services."
04-10-2010, 12:07 PM
Poland lost much of its political elite Saturday in the crash of the presidential airplane near Smolensk, western Russia.
The list of those killed includes:
President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria Kaczynska
Aleksander Szczyglo, head of the National Security Bureau
Wladyslaw Stasiak, the president’s chief of staff
Slawomir Skrzypek, governor of the National Bank of Poland
Franciszek Gagor, general and chief of staff of the Polish military
Janusz Kochanowski, civic rights ombudsman
Ryszard Kaczorowski, Poland’s last president in exile
Janusz Kurtyka, head of the National Remembrance Institute
Jerzy Szmajdzinski, deputy speaker of Sejm, lower house of Parliament
Andrzej Kremer, deputy foreign minister
Krzysztof Putra, deputy speaker of the Senate
Krystyna Bochenek, deputy speaker of the Senate
Stanislaw Komorowski, deputy defense minister
Tadeusz Ploski, general and bishop plus other clergy
Other commanders of the military forces
Janusz Zakrzenski, a popular actor
Anna Walentynowicz, a prominent leader of the Solidarity movement
Piotr Nurowski, head of the Polish Olympic Committee
A number of parliamentarians, some very prominent who were cabinet members at various points over the past two decades
04-10-2010, 01:34 PM
Russia says Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will personally head the investigation into an aeroplane crash that killed Poland's president.
04-10-2010, 01:39 PM
What a tragedy thoughts and prayers.
04-10-2010, 02:27 PM
This is so sad. May God be with them.
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