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  • Polish radio says crew distracted before 2010 Smolensk plane crash

    04/07/2015 9:13:56 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 5 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | April, 7, 2015
    In the minutes before a 2010 plane crash that killed Poland's president, members of the president's entourage urged the crew to land despite thick fog, according to what a radio station said was a leaked transcript of cockpit conversations. In the transcript, the crew on several occasions ask people to be quiet or to leave the cockpit, and conversations suggest people in or around the cockpit were drinking beer, though there is no indication the crew themselves consumed alcohol. The radio station, RMF FM, said the transcript was from the cockpit voice recorder recovered from the aircraft wreckage soon after...
  • Domestic Terrorism, Hate Crime Exhibit Comes to D.C. Museum (leftists highlighted)

    03/22/2015 4:45:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 3/22/15 | Victoria Bekiempis
    For those interested in examining “terrorist attacks committed on American soil” and hate crimes, the Crime Museum in Washington, D.C., is the place to be starting on Wednesday. In addition to offering information on recent attacks, the museum's "Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes" exhibit will display objects from the wrenching incidents. From the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, for example, there will be a runner’s medal and a bib from one of the victims. Letters from the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, will also be on display, as will a Virginia Jihad Network rifle that was confiscated in 2003. The exhibit will also...
  • Barack Obama has insulted 38 million Poles with his crass and ignorant 'Polish death camp' remark

    05/30/2012 4:18:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Nile Gardiner
    President Obama has a long track record of insulting the Poles. In 2010 he chose to play golf on the day of the funeral of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish First Lady, and 94 senior officials who perished in the Smolensk air disaster. Eight months earlier he humiliated Warsaw by pulling out of the agreement over Third Site missile defence installations in Poland and the Czech Republic. And last night Barack Obama caused huge offence in Poland by referring to a Nazi death camp in Poland as “a Polish death camp” while awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom...
  • Unabomber submits update to alumni directory for Harvard class of ‘62 reunion

    05/25/2012 10:38:38 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/23/12 | AP
    Harvard University alumni attending their 50th class reunion this week are getting updates on classmates, but one person stands out among those sharing news about career moves, retirements and grandkids — Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Kaczynski graduated in 1962 and is locked up in the federal Supermax prison in Colorado for killing three people and injuring 23 during a nationwide bombing spree between 1978 and 1995. In an alumni directory, he lists his occupation as “prisoner” and says his awards are “Eight life sentences, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1998.”
  • Global warming deniers mount ad campaign calculated to outrage (and it's working!)

    05/06/2012 7:36:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 4, 2012 | Dan Turner
    It has finally happened: The Heartland Institute, an anti-science front group that used to focus on downplaying the dangers of smoking on behalf of Phillip Morris but now spends much of its time denying the scientific consensus on climate change, has decided to stop even trying to be credible in order to attract publicity. In the vernacular: It has gone all PETA on us. "I still believe in global warming. Do you?" reads a caption written in bright red on a billboard recently mounted in Chicago by the Heartland folks, next to a wild-eyed mugshot of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski....
  • Were Americans duped on Polish goverment plane crash by mainstream media?

    05/04/2012 10:30:42 AM PDT · by se99tp · 20 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | April 30, 2012 | J.R.Nyquist
    On 10 April 2010 a Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M crashed near the Russian city of Smoleńsk. All 96 people aboard the plane were killed, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife. American media coverage of the crash is best represented by The New York Times, which offered the following description of what happened: “President Kaczyński’s plane tried to land in a thick fog, missing the runway and snagging treetops about half a mile from the airport in Smoleńsk….” This version of events has been repeated throughout the English-speaking media, and is consistent with official Russian claims. What other claims...
  • Never Before Seen 1991 Video Of A Harvard Protest Shows Barack Obama Defending A Radical Law Prof.

    03/07/2012 6:29:11 PM PST · by tobyhill · 63 replies
    business Insider ^ | 3/7/2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed discovered this little gem of a video, in which then-law student Barack Obama spoke at a protest in favor of Harvard Law Professor Derrick Bell. Kaczynski explains what the protest was all about. Bell was the first black tenured professor at the school, and a pioneer of "critical race theory," which insisted, controversially, on reading issues of race and power into legal scholarship. His protest that spring was occasioned by Harvard's denial of tenure to a black woman professor, Regina Austin, at a time when only three of the law school's professors were black and only...
  • NYTimes on Norway massacre: We told you conservatives were dangerous!

    07/25/2011 5:25:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 25, 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    Shortly after Anders Behring Breivik carried out his one-man killing spree of his fellow countrymen Friday, the media began to speculate about the killer’s possible motivations. The terrorist’s disturbing “manifesto” (much of it borrowed from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski) prescribed a race-based revolution across Europe against what he considered the elite, “multiculturalists” and “enablers of Islamization.” To the New York Times, this seething hatred all apparently sounded familiar: [Breivik's] manifesto, which denounced Norwegian politicians as failing to defend the country from Islamic influence, quoted Robert Spencer, who operates the Jihad Watch Web site, 64 times, and cited other Western writers who...
  • Unabomber's personal items being auctioned

    05/18/2011 10:03:42 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 2 replies
    May 18, 2011
    WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marshals Service said personal items belonging to "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski are being auctioned to benefit some of his victims. The service said the General Services Administration is handling the online auction, which runs through June 2, and items being sold include personal documents, typewriters, academic transcripts and "more than 20,000 pages of written documents, including the original handwritten and typewritten versions" of Kaczynski's manifesto, CNN reported Wednesday. Kaczynski, 68, is serving a life sentence in a Colorado prison for killing three people and wounding 23 in a string of bombings from 1978 to...
  • Would you buy the Unabomber's copy of Al Gore's book?

    05/18/2011 8:58:07 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies
    Earlier today I heard a news flash that the Unabomber's possessions were being auctioned off and that was the first thing that came to mind. I've since looked at some of the things that're being auctioned, but I didn't see that book among the things listed.(though it seems reasonable that if Gore's book is among the items, the media wouldn't mention it)
  • Pilot error cause of Smolensk crash, say Russian investigators (FULL REPORT)

    01/12/2011 9:54:25 AM PST · by lizol · 9 replies ^ | 12.01.2011
    Pilot error cause of Smolensk crash, say Russian investigators 12.01.2011 10:55 Tatyana Anodina, head of the Russian investigative team into the Smolensk air disaster (Interstate Aviation Committee - MAK) has blamed pilot error in the resubmission of the report into the death of President Kaczynski and 95 others in Smolensk last April. The main conclusions to the revised, 210 page report – after Prime Minister Donald Tusk asked for clarifications and corrections to the original document handed over to Poland last October – are that: * the crew failed to take the decision to land at another airport, as suggested...
  • Ted Kaczynski Crunches The Numbers Unabomber Obsessed with Government Xerox Skills [9th Cir.]

    01/11/2011 4:24:54 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 1+ views
    the Smoking Gun ^ | JANUARY 11, 2011 | Smoking Gun staff
    He killed and maimed victims during a decades-long bombing spree, but what keeps Ted Kaczynski up at night in his Colorado prison cell is the fear that federal officials are doing an inadequate job copying reams of his documents in advance of the material’s sale at auction. The convicted Unabomber is distressed at the haste with which he thinks government officials are moving to reproduce tens of thousands of pages of material--much of it handwritten by Kaczynski--seized from the murderer’s Montana cabin. Originals of the documents will be sold off, with the proceeds going to victims of Kaczynski’s bombing campaign....
  • The shooting's true lesson

    01/11/2011 3:16:27 AM PST · by Scanian · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 10, 2011 | DJ JAFFEE
    Now that someone with mental illness has shot one of Washington's own, maybe Congress will start to pay attention to its abysmal failure to provide care for the most seriously mentally-ill Americans. We'll see. Lawmakers took a brief lunge in that direction after mentally-ill John Hinckley shot Ronald Reagan in 1981, and an even smaller step in 1988 when Russel Weston, another mentally-ill man, entered the Capitol and shot two police officers. But most mentally-ill people are not violent -- and Congress seems content with ignoring those who are. I fear legislators will react to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' shooting by...
  • The Left, Not the Right, Owns Political Violence

    01/10/2011 1:33:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2011 | Michael Filozof
    It took less than 24 hours for the political Left to seize upon the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six people on Saturday to blame the political Right for the shooting. Perhaps the most egregious example came from Paul Krugman of the New York Times, who wrote "We don't have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was." (The newspaper that published plagiarized and fabricated accounts of the "D.C. sniper" by affirmative-action hire Jayson Blair in 2003 is still publishing unsubstantiated suppositions without "proof," eh?) "[Giffords'] father says that ‘the...
  • A Finger in Every Pie : Victor Bout and Igor Sechin connection

    08/27/2010 12:38:23 PM PDT · by Kabud · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | 27 Aug 2010 | JR Nyquist
    On 3 December 2007 a curious item appeared in the Russian media. It concerned Igor Ivanovich Sechin, a Russian political figure close to then President Vladimir Putin. Kommersant [2] featured a quote from Oleg Shvartsman, head of the Financial-Industrial Group: "For us, the Party is represented by the power bloc headed by Igor Ivanovich [Sechin]." This statement was offered in response to a journalist's question about Shvartman's strategic task of velvet re-privatization. "Who set this task for you?" asked the journalist. Shvartsman's extraordinary answer slipped inadvertently from his post-Soviet lips: "The party! (laughing)." On 3 December 2007 a curious item...
  • Head of Polish Investigating Team Blames Pilots for Crash.

    05/26/2010 5:41:01 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 6 replies · 433+ views
    Rzeczpospolita ^ | May, 26, 2010 | Grazyna Zawadka
    "The pilots ignored all the warnings by the aircraft autromatic safety systems and took excessive risk. Why? They had been taught to do so", says Mr. Klich, the head of the Polish investigative committee. The airport near Smolensk had no guidance system for the aircraft ILS. They should have quit landing when seeing not the runway at altitude 100 m - the missed approach minimum. (MAM) Mr. Klich revealed that the voice recording show that the pilots were deliberately lowing the plane below MAM. There are commands: "90 meters", "80 meters". Klich emphasized that the crew received automated warnings from...
  • 2 passengers in cockpit before Kaczynski crash

    05/19/2010 10:01:56 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 4 replies · 679+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 05/19/2010 | DAVID NOWAK
    As Polish President Lech Kaczynski's plane streaked toward disaster, at least two passengers visited the cockpit, others may have chatted on cellular phones that can obstruct navigation instruments and an under-trained crew faced heavy fog over challenging terrain.
  • Footage of Polish air crash emerges claiming to show Russian-speaking men shooting survivors

    05/13/2010 3:46:01 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 78 replies · 2,464+ views
    Daily Mail U.K. ^ | May 13, 2010 | Will Stewart
    Russia was last night facing claims of a cover up over the Polish presidential air crash after a series of shocking allegations emerged concerning the doomed Tupolev-154 in which head of state Lech Kaczynski died. Most extraordinary was the emergence of confusing footage which claimed to show the shooting of survivors by armed Russian-speaking men minutes after the crash. The video, posted on the internet in recent days, has fuelled conspiracy theories suggesting that the crash was not an accident.
  • Kaczynski thanks Russians for 'every tear shed...'

    Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the brother of the late president Lech and himself currently a presidential hopeful, has started off his campaign run with a video message… to the Russians. The video was released at a press conference which was not attended by Jaroslaw Kaczynski himself, however. The release of the video coincided with the VE parades in Moscow, where Jaroslaw Kaczynski's brother, Lech, was due to attend. “The reaction of feelings and sympathy of millions of Russians has been acknowledged and felt by Poles. Thank you for every tear shed, every candle lit, for every word of comfort,” Kaczynski says in...
  • Dead Kaczynski's twin to run for Poland president

    04/26/2010 8:58:09 AM PDT · by wolf78 · 25 replies · 596+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 26 April 2010 | BBC
    The twin brother of Poland's former president, who was killed in a plane crash in Russia this month, says he will run to be elected in his place. Jaroslaw Kaczynski said he would stand in the 20 June presidential election despite his "personal pain", in order to continue his brother's mission. Lech Kaczynski was killed in a plane crash in western Russia on 10 April, along with many Polish dignitaries. The two brothers founded the Law and Justice party in 2001. Possible sympathy vote In a statement on the party's website on Monday, Mr Kaczynski said: "Poland is our common,...
  • Poles draw strength from tragic past

    04/20/2010 12:55:25 PM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 312+ views
    BBC News ^ | Saturday, 17 April 2010 | Oana Lungescu
    Poles draw strength from tragic past By Oana Lungescu BBC News, Warsaw Although in mourning for the loss of life in the Russian air disaster, young Poles are philosophical about Poland's ability to pull through this crisis. It was late in the evening, but in a scruffy building in south-west Warsaw, groups of young people - some holding babies - were huddled in urgent meetings. Polish scouts from the local district organisation were preparing for another day of national mourning. I had noticed them since the weekend of the fatal crash. In their distinctive green uniforms, they stood guard outside...
  • Reaction to tragedy showcases changes in Polish-Jewish relations

    04/20/2010 12:51:53 PM PDT · by lizol · 19 replies · 464+ views
    JTA ^ | April 20, 2010 | Ruth Ellen Gruber
    Reaction to tragedy showcases changes in Polish-Jewish relations By Ruth Ellen Gruber · April 20, 2010 ROME (JTA) -- The Jewish reaction to the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other senior Polish officials in an air tragedy highlights a remarkable change in how the Jewish world views Poland. The prayers, public statements and personal tributes, including a special remembrance during the March of the Living, were normal expressions of grief and solidarity for a close friend and ally -- in short, heartfelt sentiments that probably could not have been made 20 or even 15 years ago....
  • Yet Another Obama Embarrassment

    04/19/2010 4:23:01 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 49 replies · 1,607+ views ^ | 04/19/10 | CaroleL
    The volcanic ash that brought European air travel to a standstill forced the cancellation of President Barack Obama's weekend trip to attend the funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski. As understandable as Mr. Obama's inability to travel to Krakow was, his choice of alternative activity boggles the mind. Seeing the sudden opening in his schedule, he and three companions headed to the links for a round of golf. This is just the latest in a growing list of missteps, inappropriate behavior and downright odd choices by a president who seems to not only lack basic social graces when it comes...
  • Eastern Europe comes together to mourn Poland’s President

    04/18/2010 12:28:36 PM PDT · by lizol · 11 replies · 570+ views
    Times Online ^ | April 18, 2010 | Roger Boyes
    Eastern Europe comes together to mourn Poland’s President Roger Boyes, Krakow At precisely 17.07 today, the 18-tonne bell of Saint Sigismund pealed out and Poland fell silent. The 16th-century bell is rung only at moments of national joy or national tragedy. Today it marked the end of a week of mourning for President Lech Kaczynski, long days of public grief that have set Poles thinking about their future in Europe and their uneasy relationship with Russia. “Today the bell knells for the reconciliation of Pole with Pole,“ said Bronislaw Komorowski, the Speaker of parliament, addressing dozens of leaders at the...
  • Poland says goodbye to President (SEE PICTURES OF THE FUNERAL)

    04/18/2010 10:08:19 AM PDT · by lizol · 52 replies · 1,337+ views ^ | April 18, 2010
    Poland says goodbye to president 18.04.2010 Around 90,000 gathered in Krakow for the funeral of President Lech Kaczynski and First Lady Maria. After the funeral ceremony at St Mary's, which began at 14.00 CET, the funeral procession will begin at 15.30, making its way to Wawel Castle where, at 16.30, the coffins will be put into the specially built tomb. Though president’s from the US, Germany and top European officials cancelled their trips to Poland following the persistence of the ash cloud over Polish air space, leaders from Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Morocco and Azerbaijan are in the southern Polish city....
  • Broadcast of the funeral of the Polish Presidential couple (LIVE)

    04/18/2010 5:08:38 AM PDT · by lizol · 59 replies · 1,395+ views ^ | April 18, 2010
  • Obama cancels Poland trip due to volcano fallout

    04/17/2010 12:11:14 PM PDT · by lizol · 52 replies · 1,656+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2010
    Obama cancels Poland trip due to volcano fallout The Associated Press Saturday, April 17, 2010; 2:56 PM WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has canceled plans to travel to Poland for the funeral of President Lech Kaczynski (lekh kah-CHIN'-skee). A White House statement Saturday cited hazardous flying conditions posed by the ash cloud from the erupting volcano in Iceland. The cloud has forced huge portions of European airspace to be closed. The fear is that microscopic particles of highly abrasive ash could endanger passengers by causing aircraft engines to fail. Obama was to leave Washington on Saturday night for Sunday's state...
  • Sarcophagus prepared fot the Polish Presidtnial couple (PICTURE GALLERY)

    04/17/2010 11:48:58 AM PDT · by lizol · 14 replies · 847+ views
    President Lech Kaczynski and his beloved wife Maria will rest tommorow in the Wawel Castle in Krakow - the final resting place of Poland’s medieval kings and national heroes - the heart of Poland - close to Jozef Pilsudski (the leader of pre-war Poland).
  • Polish Presidential couple's last way from the Palace to the the Warsaw Cathedral (PICTURE GALLERY)

    04/17/2010 11:10:16 AM PDT · by lizol · 22 replies · 845+ views
    April 17, 2010
  • Broadcast of the Polish President's cortege to the Warsaw Cathedral (VIDEO)

    04/17/2010 9:50:47 AM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 346+ views
    TVP ^ | April 17, 2010
    Video link
  • Unfortunate Coincidence

    04/17/2010 8:33:21 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 23 replies · 864+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 12, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    "I don't think it was done intentionally. I excluded such a possibility, but it was an unfortunate coincidence, yes." Those haunting words were of "lifelong skeptic of Russia" Lech Kaczynski, the late president of Poland. Kaczynski discussed with Brett Baier of Fox News the unusual concurrence of President Obama reversing the Bush administration's U.S. Patriot missile defense decision on the 70th anniversary of Russia invading Poland. In 2008, the United States and Poland sealed a deal that in 2010, ten interceptor missiles would be deployed to a military base near the Baltic coast. The missiles were due to be situated...
  • Poland holds public memorial for crash victims (PICTURE GALLERY)

    04/17/2010 8:23:09 AM PDT · by lizol · 13 replies · 565+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | April 17, 2010 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA and MATT MOORE
    Poland holds public memorial for crash victims By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA and MATT MOORE (AP) – 1 hour ago WARSAW, Poland — Some 100,000 Poles filled Warsaw's biggest public square Saturday, joining together for a memorial and funeral mass for the 96 people killed in a plane crash a week earlier. They stood silent for two minutes before emergency sirens screamed and church bells pealed. The crowd in Pilsudski Square waved white-and-red Polish flags with black ribbons of mourning affixed to them. A massive white stage, a large cross in the center, was flanked by oversized photos of the dead, including...
  • Video link for Polish plane site shots fired

    04/14/2010 12:29:16 PM PDT · by mrsppmrxky · 73 replies · 3,451+ views
    Jesse Woodrow Show website ^ | 04/14/10 | Jesse Woodrow Show
    If anyone knows Russian or Polish, can you verify what the person with the camera is saying. If this is a true undercover taping, this could be horrible to think of the consequences.
  • Polish internet users are shocked by Belgian cartoons on Kaczynski death

    04/14/2010 11:44:25 AM PDT · by lizol · 21 replies · 1,742+ views ^ | 14 April, 2010,
    Polish internet users are shocked by Belgian cartoons on Kaczynski death Published 14 April, 2010, 20:06 Poland is disturbed by a Belgian newspaper’s cartoons on the recent deadly plane crash, in which died Polish president Lech Kazcynski, his wife and dozens of Polish political, cultural and religious elite. Yahoo StumbleUpon Google Live Technorati Digg Reddit Mixx Propeller On Monday, Gazet van Antwerpen published a cartoon picturing an eagle (Poland’s’ emblem) with the Polish flag as a background and phrase "The Eagle Has Landed," reports RMF FM. The drawing has drawn infuriated feedback from Polish speakers all over the world....
  • Poles queue through the night to honour president (pictures)

    04/14/2010 11:18:17 AM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 493+ views
    AFP via Google News ^ | April 14, 2010
    Poles queue through the night to honour president WARSAW — Mourners queued into the early hours of Wednesday to show their grief for Poland's first couple, killed in an air crash in Russia, as US President Barack Obama said he would attend their funeral. The line of tearful people waiting to see the bodies of Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria lying in state at the presidential palace in Warsaw stretched for more than a kilometre (over half a mile). The bodies of 30 other victims were expected to be flown home later Wednesday, the first to be...
  • Barack Obama to attend Polish president's funeral

    04/14/2010 12:38:25 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 27 replies · 859+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 14, 2010
    US President Barack Obama will attend the funeral of his Polish counterpart Lech Kaczynski, killed in an air crash in western Russia on Saturday. The presidents of Russia and France, Dmitry Medvedev and Nicolas Sarkozy, are also due to attend the funeral in the city of Krakow on Sunday. Mr Kaczynski and his wife Maria will be buried in a crypt close to historic Polish leader Jozef Pilsudski. The date of the next presidential election is to be announced shortly.
  • Polish President daughter - Marta Kaczynska (Picture Gallery)

    04/13/2010 3:12:26 PM PDT · by lizol · 20 replies · 9,488+ views

    04/13/2010 1:54:16 PM PDT · by lizol · 137 replies · 9,737+ views
    YouTube ^ | April 12, 2010
    An amateur video - looks like the author appeared at the crash site before the rescuers and security service. Take a look especially at 57 sec., and later. I can hear several gunhots, pretty clearly. WTF?????!!!!!
  • Obama to attend Kaczynski funeral

    04/13/2010 1:18:53 PM PDT · by lizol · 33 replies · 943+ views ^ | 13.04.2010
    Obama to attend Kaczynski funeral 13.04.2010 22:01 President Barack Obama will be in Poland to attend Lech Kaczynski’s funeral on Sunday in Krakow. “The president will travel to Krakow to express the depth of our condolences to an important and trusted ally and our support for the Polish people, on behalf of the American people," says a White House statement. Following the death of President Kaczynski, First Lady Maria and 94 others in Saturday’s plane crash in Smolensk, President Obama said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kaczynski family, the loved ones of those killed in this tragic plane...
  • Polish President's and First Lady's coffins presented to the public (PICTURE GALLERY)

    04/13/2010 11:24:13 AM PDT · by lizol · 37 replies · 1,510+ views
    April 13, 2010
    Their Daughter People waiting in a line
  • No evidence found for pilot to land plane under pressure: Polish official

    04/12/2010 10:57:17 PM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 65 replies · 1,366+ views
    xinhuanet ^ | April 12, 2010 | Xinhua
    WARSAW, April 12 (Xinhua) -- So far there is no evidence to show that the pilot was trying to land the president's plane under pressure, said a senior Polish official here Monday. Andrzej Seremet, Poland's chief prosecutor, made the remarks at a news conference while being asked whether the Polish pilot was pressured to land the plane carrying President Lech Kaczynski and other senior officials in Russia. The Soviet-made TU-154 hit the top of trees as it attempted in thick fog to land at a Smolensk airport in west Russia on Saturday morning, killing all the 96 people on board...
  • Poland's agony

    04/13/2010 2:51:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 218+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 13, 2010 | Editorial
    The plane crash Saturday that wiped out much of Poland's political and military leadership -- including President Lech Kaczynski -- was a staggering blow to a nation that's struggled, successfully, to rebuild in the post- Communist era. It also offers the world, especially Washington, a chance to reflect on the Eastern European nation's strategic value as Russia seeks to reclaim a dominant role in global affairs. Democracy and capitalism have borne fruit in Poland, where Soviet hegemony -- and international communism -- began to unravel 30 years ago. Last year, Poland's GDP swelled by nearly 2 percent, even as much...
  • A Pole Apart

    04/12/2010 4:52:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 446+ views ^ | April 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    An ally who feared U.S. indifference. Tragedy In Smolensk: Lech Kaczynski was a Polish patriot and a friend of the West who believed in the defense of freedom and democracy. We don't have many friends like him, and we treated him shabbily. Numerologists might note the number 70 figured prominently in both the life and death of Poland's president. Kaczynski, 60, his wife Maria, an economist, and 95 others who died Saturday on their way to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the massacre of 22,000 Polish prisoners in the Katyn Forest in western Russia in 1940 by Stalin's secret...
  • After President KACZYNSKI there will be KACZYNSKI. Bad luck Obama!

    04/12/2010 2:34:07 PM PDT · by Ulysse · 17 replies · 862+ views
    The recent tragic plane crash which just happened killing a large group of prominent polish personalities(many conservatives)could have opportunatly cleared the way for some ideologists and krypto-tyrants like OBAMA and PUTIN.... But shamefully for those Thugs in chief, KACZYNSKI's twin could be ba-ack after the next elections in POLAND...
  • The Glory of Poland

    04/12/2010 12:41:25 PM PDT · by lizol · 30 replies · 1,109+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 12, 2010 | ROGER COHEN
    The Glory of Poland By ROGER COHEN Published: April 12, 2010 NEW YORK — My first thought, hearing of the Polish tragedy, was that history’s gyre can be of an unbearable cruelty, decapitating Poland’s elite twice in the same cursed place, Katyn. My second was to call my old friend Adam Michnik in Warsaw. Michnik, an intellectual imprisoned six times by the former puppet-Soviet Communist rulers, once told me: “Anyone who has suffered that humiliation, at some level, wants revenge. I know all the lies. I saw people being killed. But I also know that revanchism is never ending. And...
  • US senator offers resolution honoring late Polish president

    04/12/2010 2:10:37 PM PDT · by lizol · 262+ views
    AFP via Google News ^ | April 12, 2010
    US senator offers resolution honoring late Polish president (AFP) – 41 minutes ago WASHINGTON — A top US senator on Monday proposed a resolution honoring the lives of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and the 94 others killed when their airplane crashed over the weekend. "Together with the Polish nation and friends of Poland worldwide, I mourn this unbelievably tragic loss," Richard Lugar, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said as he introduced the symbolic measure. The measure marks the "terrible tragedy," honors "the life and legacy" of Kaczynski and of all of the Poles who...
  • Poland’s tragedy is our tragedy

    04/12/2010 1:06:02 PM PDT · by lizol · 40 replies · 774+ views
    JTA ^ | April 12, 2010 | David A. Harris
    Poland’s tragedy is our tragedy By David A. Harris · April 12, 2010 NEW YORK (JTA) – When the plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and dozens of other officials crashed in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk, Russia on Saturday, this immense disaster was also a personal tragedy. I lost friends in the crash that killed key leaders from the Polish government, economy, and military. These friends represented democratic Poland, the country that emerged after a decade of struggle led by Solidarity and KOR activists. And of all places for Polish leaders to meet their maker, why did...
  • President Kaczynski’s last speech (unspoken, prepared for Katyn ceremony)

    04/12/2010 12:48:20 PM PDT · by lizol · 13 replies · 869+ views ^ | 12.04.2010
    President Kaczynski’s last speech 12.04.2010 11:53 Below is the text of the speech which Lech Kaczynski, who died on Saturday, was going to deliver at the 70th anniversary ceremony of the Katyn massacre. “Dear Representatives of the Katyn Families. Ladies and Gentlemen. In April 1940 over twenty-one thousand Polish prisoners from the NKVD camps and prisons were killed. The genocide was committed at Stalin’s will and at the Soviet Union’s highest authority’s command. The alliance between the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact and the Soviet attack on Poland on 17 September 1939 reached a terrifying climax...
  • Russia's crying with Poland (PICTURE GALLERY)

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  • Chief Rabbi of Poland escapes tragic flight

    04/12/2010 3:35:53 AM PDT · by lizol · 5 replies · 811+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/04/2010 | ABE SELIG
    Chief Rabbi escapes tragic flight By ABE SELIG 12/04/2010 02:28 When Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich received word on Saturday night that Polish President Lech Kaczynski had been killed in a plane crash, along with 95 other members of the country’s elite, he knew that not only had a “great friend of Israel and the Jewish people” perished, but that his own life had been spared. Schudrich had been invited to accompany the Polish delegation on its trip to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Forest Massacre near the Russian border with Belarus, and had only declined to...