Polish President and Top Military Brass Dead in a Plane Crash in Russia

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by shortie, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Foul play?

    (CNN) -- Experts say the deaths of senior military chiefs in Saturday's plane crash could have more serious implications for Poland than the loss of the country's president.

    President Lech Kaczynski was killed Saturday when a plane carrying senior Polish officials on their way to a memorial service in Russia crashed at an airport in Smolensk..

    Ninety-seven people were killed including the president's wife, the deputy parliament speaker, the deputy foreign minister and the head of the National Bank of Poland.

    "The entire top military brass, including the chief of defense and all the services, were on the plane," said Tomas Valasek, of the Center for European Reform. "If that is true, then you're looking at a situation, in effect, of the decapitation of the military services."
  2. Wow, that is strange but whether it was intentional or accidental, haven't they heard of taking separate aircraft? Major corporations won't even allow their top people to take the same plane most times. It is pretty bad when a whole country loses top civilian and military leadership in one plane crash.
  3. There is no conspiracy here, they were late, probably told the captain to land period.. he did/tried in conditions that were far from ideal. Accidents happen. RIP all of them
  4. That's like

    Obama, bernake, Geithner,Panetta, and joint chiefs of staff all wiped out.:eek:
  5. clacy


    It is truly unbelievable that a country of Poland's size would put the entire leadership of the country and military on the same plane.

    My company will only allow 15 company employees on the same plane at once, regardless of position.
  6. The did not, the media made it out to sound as if entire govt was on that plane, it wasnt the case. This was mainly a ceremonial group going to commemorate the tragedy, not people running the country/economy. The President in Poland does not yield much power, its the premier thats in charge of things.
  7. Lethn


    Am I the only one who seriously doesn't like the direction this world is going lately? It's like we're entering another cold war, we're not quite at war, but then again all these things just keep happening around us and key people get targeted.
  8. agreed comrad... something fishy
    #10     Apr 10, 2010