Sunday, April 11, 2010

An EXTRAORDINARY amount rotten in the state of Poland

For some months, various people have been staring at me with incredulity or drifting away in boredom when I've said that Poland, of all places, is one of the most important new battlegrounds between the USA (and thus the CIA) and Russia (KGB) in their struggle for geopolitical supremacy. This morning, the news: "POLISH LEADER, 96 OTHERS DEAD IN RUSSIA JET CRASH: Smolensk, Russia -- The crash of an aging Russian airliner ravaged the top levels of Poland's military, political and church elite Saturday, killing the Polish president and dozens of other dignitaries as they traveled to a ceremony commemorating a slaughter that has divided the two nations for seven decades.

"Poles wept before their televisions, lowered flags to half-staff and taped black ribbons in their windows after hearing that President Lech Kaczynski and the upper echelons of the establishment lay dead in woods a short drive from the site of the Katyn forest massacre, where 22,000 Polish officers were killed by Soviet secret police in one of Poland's greatest national traumas.

"Thousands of people, many in tears, placed candles and flowers at the presidential palace in central Warsaw. Many called the crash Poland's worst disaster since World War II.

"Twenty monks rang the Zygmunt bell at Krakow's Wawel Cathedral -- the burial spot of Polish kings -- a tolling reserved for times of profound importance or grief.

"The crash also shocked Russia. Sensing the depth of the tragedy for Poland, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin personally took charge of the investigation and very quickly and publicly offered condolences, along with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

"'On this difficult day the people of Russia stand with the Polish people," Medvedev said, according to the Kremlin press service ...'"
Source: Associated Press

Highly recommended

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