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Polish president and wife among '88 confirmed dead' as plane crashes in Russia
The Daily Mail Online ^ | 04-10-10 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Posted on 04/10/2010 5:57:13 AM PDT by GOP_Lady

Pilot error blamed as witnesses report three or four attempts to land in thick fog

Poland in mourning as Prime Minister calls emergency meeting

Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria have been killed after their plane crashed on approach to Smolensk airport in western Russia.

There were conflicting reports today of the number of people on board the flight. Russian news agencies reported at least 88 people died in the crash near Smolensk airport in western Russia, citing the Russian Emergencies Ministry. They reported 132 people were aboard the Tupolev Tu-154.

But Polish officials said 88 people were on board when the plane crashed. Sky News reported 96 dead.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: kaczynski; poland; polish

1 posted on 04/10/2010 5:57:14 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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2 posted on 04/10/2010 5:58:09 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

My mothers parent’s came here to the United States from Poland, and my husband is 100% Polish.


3 posted on 04/10/2010 5:59:19 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Sad news. God be with the brave Poles!


4 posted on 04/10/2010 5:59:36 AM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: GOP_Lady

He was a brave man that stood up against the evil empirre!


5 posted on 04/10/2010 6:00:37 AM PDT by Mr. Right Now
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To: carton253

God bless our wonderful freedom-loving friends, the Poles.


6 posted on 04/10/2010 6:01:51 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

I hate to assume something sinister but I cant help it. We are in dark times. Prayers


7 posted on 04/10/2010 6:02:14 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: GOP_Lady

8 posted on 04/10/2010 6:05:41 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Clemenza

ping


9 posted on 04/10/2010 6:06:36 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: GoCards

was it an accident?


10 posted on 04/10/2010 6:12:33 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

Drudge has a picture of the plane...so far they’re saying pilot error that they were asked to revise their landing plans due to fog.


11 posted on 04/10/2010 6:14:11 AM PDT by spiderfern
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To: dalebert

Accident? Thats what their saying. But dont they always say that?


13 posted on 04/10/2010 6:16:34 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: GoCards

There is a terrible irony in that they were attending a remembrance ceremony for the Katyn Massacre, a previous instance of Russian hospitality.


14 posted on 04/10/2010 6:18:57 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: GOP_Lady
TU-154 Crash Polish Victims
Polish Victims of TU-154 Crash
Krystyna Bochenek
Leszek Deptuła
Grzegorz Dolniak
Janina Fetlińska
Franciszek GÄ…gor
Grażyna Gęsicka
Przemysław Gosiewski
Mariusz Handzlik
Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka
Ryszard Kaczorowski
Maria Kaczyńska
Lech Kaczyński
Sebastian Karpiniuk
Andrzej Karweta
Janusz Kochanowski
Andrzej Kremer
Janusz Kurtyka
Aleksandra Natalli-Åšwiat
Piotr Nurowski
Maciej Płażyński
Tadeusz PÅ‚oski
Andrzej Przewoźnik
Krzysztof Putra
Ryszard Rumianek
Arkadiusz Rybicki
SÅ‚awomir Skrzypek
Władysław Stasiak
Aleksander Szczygło
Jerzy Szmajdziński
Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz
Anna Walentynowicz
Zbigniew Wassermann
Wiesław Woda
Edward Wojtas
Paweł Wypych
Stanisław Zając
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category%3AVictims_of_the_2010_Polish_Air_Force_Tu-154_crash

15 posted on 04/10/2010 6:22:22 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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16 posted on 04/10/2010 6:23:22 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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Poland was a strong ally of the old USA....salute her people.


17 posted on 04/10/2010 6:24:37 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: GOP_Lady

Profile links on victims on Wiki >

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category%3AVictims_of_the_2010_Polish_Air_Force_Tu-154_crash


18 posted on 04/10/2010 6:24:48 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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19 posted on 04/10/2010 6:24:55 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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God bless our wonderful freedom-loving friends, the Poles.

Yes I second that....

This is the reason why the "Big 3" flew on seperate Corp Jets. In the 60's it may have been one of IBM's competitors (Burroughs? spelled correct) that had the entire board of directors and more on board and it went down and they had to sell out to a competitor because they had no "team" left to run the organization. Kind of gave birth to the biz-jet.

20 posted on 04/10/2010 6:30:20 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: GOP_Lady

I eagerly await the announcement of our FAA investigators headed to Russia to assist after Hussein demanded it. /sarcasm

RIP

Regards


21 posted on 04/10/2010 6:30:33 AM PDT by Sine_Pari
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To: GOP_Lady

Our Lady of Czestochowa, Pray for them.

RIP, friends of America.

Holy Mother of Czestochowa,thou art full of grace, goodness and mercy. I consecrate to thee all my thoughts, words and actions, my soul and body. I beseech thy blessings and especially prayers for my salvation. Today, I consecrate myself to thee, Good Mother, totally, with body and soul amid joy and sufferings to obtain for myself and others thy blessings on this earth and eternal life in Heaven.
Amen.


22 posted on 04/10/2010 6:31:53 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Sine_Pari

Have we even heard from our Dear Leader about this yet?


23 posted on 04/10/2010 6:32:13 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: GOP_Lady

Tragic news. Prayers.


24 posted on 04/10/2010 6:33:09 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: GoCards

Agree, I can’t get the image of Obama and Putin doing a fist bump over this. They both hate freedom, and therefore, Poland.


25 posted on 04/10/2010 6:36:05 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: GOP_Lady

Very sad news.... wieczny odpoczynek


26 posted on 04/10/2010 6:39:35 AM PDT by Tuxedo (USA ----> CCCP)
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To: GoCards

Dear Leader hates Poland and hated Kaczynski. He will not attend the funeral. President Bush will attend.


27 posted on 04/10/2010 6:40:31 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: GOP_Lady

Katyn massacre

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre

On 13 April 1990, the forty-seventh anniversary of the discovery of the mass graves, the USSR formally expressed “profound regret” and admitted Soviet secret police responsibility. That day is also an International Day of Katyn Victims Memorial.

After Poles and Americans discovered further evidence in 1991 and 1992, Russian President Boris Yeltsin released the top-secret documents from the sealed “No. 1.” and transferred them to the new Polish president Lech Walesa, Among the documents was a proposal by Lavrenty Beria dated with 5 March 1940 to execute 25,700 Poles from Kozelsk, Ostashkov and Starobels camps, and from certain prisons of Western Ukraine and Belarus, signed by Stalin (among others); an excerpt from the Politburo shooting order of 5 March 1940; and Aleksandr Shelepin’s 3 March 1959 note to Nikita Khrushchev, with information about the execution of 21,857 Poles and with the proposal to destroy their personal files.


28 posted on 04/10/2010 6:51:24 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: GOP_Lady

So tragic. I hope I’m not being naive in thinking it really must be an accident.

Wonder if the President of Poland and his wife had any kids?


29 posted on 04/10/2010 6:51:35 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: spiderfern

hahhaha sure


30 posted on 04/10/2010 7:02:10 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Beowulf9
So tragic. I hope I’m not being naive in thinking it really must be an accident

All (American at least) commercial aircraft have had CATAGORY III automatic landing systems since the 1970's. The latest have CAT III-B.

Those will land a plane perfectly in ZERO visibility with absolutely no pilot input other than turning it on. There is a "decision height", but the pilot KNOWS he's over the runway, at least.

It does, indeed, seem "incredible" in the literal sense of "not true"...

31 posted on 04/10/2010 7:10:39 AM PDT by Huebolt (Some people are born to be slaves. They register as democrats.)
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32 posted on 04/10/2010 7:13:02 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: GoCards
Accident? That's what they're saying. But don't they always say that?

That's what Russia always says.

33 posted on 04/10/2010 7:15:00 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Texas Fossil

russia rebuilding the block?


34 posted on 04/10/2010 7:16:47 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

KGB has run Russia forever.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NKVD

“The NKVD contained the regular, public police force of the USSR (including traffic police, firefighting, border guards and archives) but is better known for the activities of the Gulag and the Main Directorate for State Security (GUGB), which eventually became the Committee for KGB State Security.”

NKVD > KGB

Nothing changed.


35 posted on 04/10/2010 7:31:18 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: dalebert

It sure seems like it.


36 posted on 04/10/2010 7:43:00 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: GOP_Lady

Prayers lifted for the polish people....a staunch friend of the American people....


37 posted on 04/10/2010 7:48:00 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: Beowulf9

Only a daughter.


38 posted on 04/10/2010 7:52:42 AM PDT by myknowledge (B.H. Obama's just a frontman. A frontman for who? The globalist elite, stupid!)
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