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Presidentís body arrives home (LARGE PICTURE GALLERY)
thenews.pl ^ | April 11, 2010

Posted on 04/11/2010 9:51:13 AM PDT by lizol

Polish President’s body arrives home

11.04.2010 17:06

The body of the late President Lech Kaczynski arrived at Warsaw’s military airport, Sunday afternoon, and the coffin driven through streets lined with thousands of Poles wanting to pay their respects.

The coffin was removed from the CASA military aircraft which had taken it from Smolensk where the president’s plane crashed on Saturday. Archbishop Jozef Kowalczyk and Metropolitan of Warsaw Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz were waiting on the tarmac to say mass.

At 15.24 CET the coffin, draped in the Polish flag, was placed on the airport’s apron and then visited and kissed by Lech Kaczynski’s tearful daughter, Marta, the late president’s twin brother Jaroslaw, acting head of state Bronislaw Komorowski, Prime Minister Donald Tusk and many other dignitaries and family who had gathered at the airport.

The coffin was placed in a funeral car and driven slowly through the streets of Warsaw to the chapel at the Presidential Palace. There the coffin will be open to public view, although not today, spokesman Jacek Sasin told TVP Info.

“For sure this will not happen on Sunday,” he said.

Sasin added that the date for President Kaczynski’s funeral has yet to be settled and is up to members of his family to decide.

Prime Minister Tusk has described the plane crash on Saturday in Smolensk, western Russia, as killing 96, as “a tragedy that the modern world has not seen before”.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kaczynski; lechkaczynski; poland; presidentkaczynski
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President's doughter and twin brother











Prime Minister Donald Tusk



Speaker of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek



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1 posted on 04/11/2010 9:51:13 AM PDT by lizol
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
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2 posted on 04/11/2010 9:52:00 AM PDT by lizol
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To: lizol

Very sorry for Poland’s pain. May the victims rest in peace.


3 posted on 04/11/2010 9:53:18 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: lizol

Thank you for posting.


4 posted on 04/11/2010 9:53:40 AM PDT by Tazlo
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To: lizol
This is why and when you bow your head Obama, you twit.
5 posted on 04/11/2010 9:56:33 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: lizol

Thank you, lizol.


6 posted on 04/11/2010 9:57:49 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Tazlo

A pilot on Fox said that they were using a GCA approach
to a military airport. I wondered if our military stills uses this system anywhere in the world?


7 posted on 04/11/2010 9:58:15 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: lizol

What a terrible tragedy.
Thanks for the pictures.


8 posted on 04/11/2010 10:00:11 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: lizol

I had a chance to watch Tusk’s press conference, and I could tell how upset he was, although he and Kaczynski were bitter rivals.

The one silver lining to all this, is that it should bring all Poles closer together.


9 posted on 04/11/2010 10:02:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

who is representing the usa.........they are a VERY CLOSE ALLY...


10 posted on 04/11/2010 10:04:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Sacajaweau

You mean “were” with the Usurper in the White House.

Liberals hate Poland, because of their stances on abortion and gays, to them, Poland is the new South Africa.


11 posted on 04/11/2010 10:06:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lizol

Thanks for posting these.


12 posted on 04/11/2010 10:06:37 AM PDT by Tuxedo (USA ----> CCCP)
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To: Sacajaweau

I would imagine they will send the idiot Biden. The “Funeral Detail” seems to be the KEY job of the VP.


13 posted on 04/11/2010 10:10:22 AM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: lizol

Thank you for posting, so that we can share more deeply in your grief at this catastrophe.


14 posted on 04/11/2010 10:13:05 AM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: lizol

Very sad. Poland is great ally of America.


15 posted on 04/11/2010 10:15:27 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: dfwgator; lizol

I’m sorry, but Poland is NOT the new S.Africa. While Poland is one of Europe’s only remaining lights, and a bastion of freedom and excellence in a sea of miry muck; S.Africa used to be a land of striated freedom for most. The two nations are not similar in any way


16 posted on 04/11/2010 10:16:59 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: lizol

Beautiful pictures. Thank you very much. Not a dry eye between my wife and I.


17 posted on 04/11/2010 10:17:29 AM PDT by Engineer_Soldier (Constitutionalism must win or this country is finished as the lone superpower.)
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To: spetznaz

Of course not, but liberals are so deluded, that is how they see it.


18 posted on 04/11/2010 10:19:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lizol

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Polish People.
Thanks lizol.


19 posted on 04/11/2010 10:35:33 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: lizol

Thank you for posting these. God be with Poland.


20 posted on 04/11/2010 10:38:13 AM PDT by Lorica
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