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Polish President & Other Top Ranking Officials Killed in Crash

VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
edited April 2010 in Social Entropy++
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36352097/ns/world_news-europe/

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On the way to a commemoration for 22,000 Poles killed by Stalin in WW2 the plane carrying the President of Poland, his wife, Army Chief of Staff, National Bank President and Deputy Foreign Minister crashed in Russia killing all 96 people on board. There is no word on reason for the crash but the plane involved was a 20 year old plane and the type of plane was not one known for being the best of the best. They had considered upgrading but were concerned about the costs involved.

Poland is planning early elections and an acting president is in place.

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  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    That's really sad and unfortunate.
    I wanted to screw in a lightbulb, and 96 is the exact number of Poles I needed.

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  • NarianNarian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Supposedly the plane hit trees while it was approaching the runway under heavy fog.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    There were 6 crashes in the last 5 years with this plane type. I still can't believe they put that many government officials on one plane. The effect on their military is going to be huge.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    According to this article the plane attempted multiple approaches and should have been heading to a different airport.

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Heard about this as I was getting ready for work. Cannot fathom how they could put so many important people on one flight. If I were a crazier man I would start to develop some sort of conspiracy theory. Knowing the crazies in this country, it would probably be that socialist Hussein Obama wanted to exact revenge for his muslim brothers in iraq so he is taking out members of the coalition of the willing.

    And he did not forget about Poland.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I want to see how Russia blames this on the Chechen rebels



    Seriously though this is bad, sorry Poland

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Rating: AWESOME YESRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The dude was not a nice guy, or a good president, though. Hella homophobic and whatnot.

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Agnieszka's mom and her boyfriend are really taken aback by this.

    Gotta love having a girlfriend with a direct line to the country in question, for info I mean, it's a pretty sad thing that happened

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    This is pretty fucked.

    I've been told Putin is being put in control of the investigation.

    Countdown to Putin blaming Chechens

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Spectre-x wrote: »
    The dude was not a nice guy, or a good president, though. Hella homophobic and whatnot.

    still, it's a bummer when anyone dies needlessly

    also, imagine how crazy shit is going in poland right now, there's no way this is a plus for them

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Too bad they weren't flying in a Polish helicopter. They could have just used the ejection seats.

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  • ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    That's certainly one way to bring about political change. I thought entire cabinets didn't travel together for this exact reason?

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So 96 Polaks get on a plane...

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Spectre-x wrote: »
    The dude was not a nice guy, or a good president, though. Hella homophobic and whatnot.

    still, it's a bummer when anyone dies needlessly

    also, imagine how crazy shit is going in poland right now, there's no way this is a plus for them

    Seriously!

    And it is a lot of people:
    Lech Kaczyński, President of Poland
    Maria Kaczyńska, First Lady of Poland
    Andrzej Błasik, Chief of the Polish Air Force
    Krystyna Bochenek, Deputy Speaker of the Senat
    Archbishop Miron Chodakowski, Orthodox Ordinary of the Polish Army
    Leszek Deptuła, member of the Sejm
    Grzegorz Dolniak, member of the Sejm
    Janina Fetlińska, member of the Senat
    General Franciszek Gągor, Chief of the Polish Army General Staff
    Grażyna Gęsicka, member of the Sejm
    Przemysław Gosiewski, member of the Sejm
    Mariusz Handzlik, Undersecretary of State in the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland
    Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka, member of the Sejm
    Ryszard Kaczorowski, the last President of the Polish government-in-exile
    Sebastian Karpiniuk, member of the Sejm
    Vice Admiral Andrzej Karweta, Commander-in-chief of the Polish Navy
    Janusz Kochanowski, Polish Ombudsman for Citizen Rights
    Andrzej Kremer, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Janusz Kurtyka, Historian and president of the Institute of National Remembrance
    Aleksandra Natalli-Świat, member of the Sejm
    Piotr Nurowski, President of the Polish Olympic Committee
    Maciej Płażyński, President of the Polish Community Association
    Tadeusz Płoski, bishop of the Military Ordinariate of the Polish Army
    Krzysztof Putra, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm
    Andrzej Przewoźnik, Secretary-General of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites
    Ryszard Rumianek, Rector of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University
    Arkadiusz Rybicki, member of the Sejm
    Sławomir Skrzypek, President of the National Bank of Poland
    Władysław Stasiak, Chief of the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland
    Aleksander Szczygło, head of the National Security Bureau
    Jerzy Szmajdziński, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm
    Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz, member of the Sejm
    Anna Walentynowicz, free trade union activist, member of Solidarity
    Zbigniew Wassermann, member of the Sejm
    Wiesław Woda, member of the Sejm
    Edward Wojtas, member of the Sejm
    Paweł Wypych, Secretary of State in the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland
    Stanisław Zając, member of the Senat

    Also it is really sad that it happened when it did. This was to mark a huge improvement in Polish-Russian relations.

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  • SalSal Damnedest Little Fellow Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    This is really unfortunate

    I hope this doesn't disrupt the reconciliation between Russia and Poland

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sal wrote: »
    This is really unfortunate

    I hope this doesn't disrupt the reconciliation between Russia and Poland

    POLAND DECLARES WAR

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  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    RUSSIA ANNOUNCES NEW POLAND-BASED BEAR FEEDING PLAN

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sal wrote: »
    This is really unfortunate

    I hope this doesn't disrupt the reconciliation between Russia and Poland

    If the Russians handle this well I think it can help relations further. The way the decide to reach out to Poland during the next few weeks which are bound to be very difficult can show how committed they are.

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Rating: AWESOME YESRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Spectre-x wrote: »
    The dude was not a nice guy, or a good president, though. Hella homophobic and whatnot.

    still, it's a bummer when anyone dies needlessly

    also, imagine how crazy shit is going in poland right now, there's no way this is a plus for them

    That is true, the whole thing is still awful.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    shouldn't have had them screen doors installed

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    I am surprised they had that many high ranking officials all on one poorly maintained plane.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am surprised they had that many high ranking officials all on one poorly maintained plane.

    it was literally a flying cliche

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  • DislexicDislexic Creepy Uncle Bad Touch Your local playgroundRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Janson wrote: »
    Spectre-x wrote: »
    The dude was not a nice guy, or a good president, though. Hella homophobic and whatnot.

    still, it's a bummer when anyone dies needlessly

    also, imagine how crazy shit is going in poland right now, there's no way this is a plus for them

    Seriously!

    And it is a lot of people:
    Lech Kaczyński, President of Poland
    Maria Kaczyńska, First Lady of Poland
    Andrzej Błasik, Chief of the Polish Air Force
    Krystyna Bochenek, Deputy Speaker of the Senat
    Archbishop Miron Chodakowski, Orthodox Ordinary of the Polish Army
    Leszek Deptuła, member of the Sejm
    Grzegorz Dolniak, member of the Sejm
    Janina Fetlińska, member of the Senat
    General Franciszek Gągor, Chief of the Polish Army General Staff
    Grażyna Gęsicka, member of the Sejm
    Przemysław Gosiewski, member of the Sejm
    Mariusz Handzlik, Undersecretary of State in the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland
    Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka, member of the Sejm
    Ryszard Kaczorowski, the last President of the Polish government-in-exile
    Sebastian Karpiniuk, member of the Sejm
    Vice Admiral Andrzej Karweta, Commander-in-chief of the Polish Navy
    Janusz Kochanowski, Polish Ombudsman for Citizen Rights
    Andrzej Kremer, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Janusz Kurtyka, Historian and president of the Institute of National Remembrance
    Aleksandra Natalli-Świat, member of the Sejm
    Piotr Nurowski, President of the Polish Olympic Committee
    Maciej Płażyński, President of the Polish Community Association
    Tadeusz Płoski, bishop of the Military Ordinariate of the Polish Army
    Krzysztof Putra, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm
    Andrzej Przewoźnik, Secretary-General of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites
    Ryszard Rumianek, Rector of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University
    Arkadiusz Rybicki, member of the Sejm
    Sławomir Skrzypek, President of the National Bank of Poland
    Władysław Stasiak, Chief of the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland
    Aleksander Szczygło, head of the National Security Bureau
    Jerzy Szmajdziński, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm
    Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz, member of the Sejm
    Anna Walentynowicz, free trade union activist, member of Solidarity
    Zbigniew Wassermann, member of the Sejm
    Wiesław Woda, member of the Sejm
    Edward Wojtas, member of the Sejm
    Paweł Wypych, Secretary of State in the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland
    Stanisław Zając, member of the Senat

    Also it is really sad that it happened when it did. This was to mark a huge improvement in Polish-Russian relations.

    I've never seen so many Ks and Ws in my entire life

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  • ProjeckProjeck Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    why is this runway only sixty feet long and a thousand feet wide

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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    this is really awful

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] ...it was the summer of my lifeRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Wow, really sucks for Poland.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Pharezon yelled at me for speculating on the potential of an assassination plot. :< I's just speculatin, dawg.

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  • psychoticdreampsychoticdream Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i just woke up and this is the first thing i see on the news

    poland's politics is gonna be a mess in the coming months i guess

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] ...it was the summer of my lifeRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    If a plane full of such high leveled American government officials peopled be shitting assassination plot speculation left and right.

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  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    holy shit that is a lot of people

    someone needs to find Laura Roslinski and tell her she's President, I guess

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  • FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    suck on that Lech Walesa

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  • FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    They should've been flying in a Antonov An-225

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Franko wrote: »
    They should've been flying in a Antonov An-225

    should i get smashed and see this movie

    be honest

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    do not give roland emmereich money

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    what if i don't

    plus i think he already has all the money

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  • DislexicDislexic Creepy Uncle Bad Touch Your local playgroundRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    why is this runway only sixty feet long and a thousand feet wide

    Hahaha, wow Teefs, A+

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Jesus. 6 Attempts and still tried again? He should have been redirected to another airport, not '7th time's a charm!'


    Edit: Oh, apparently he was. But the pilot disregarded it and went ahead anyway.

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  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Wait, the President is... uh the president. And his twin is the leader of the opposition party.

    Things must get hella confusing.

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