Polish President Killed in Air Crash

This morning, April 10th 2010 Polish President Lech Kaczynski was killed in an air crash along with the rest of the 80+ delegation of Polish dignitaries, politicians, top military officers, historians, and family members of those murdered in the Katyn Massacre.

The president travelled with his wife.  The plane crashed on approach in heavy fog, early reports claim pilot error, the plane clipped several trees.

This is a tragedy of epic proportions for Poland.  A week of mourning was called by the acting president, former head of the Polish Sejm (parliament) Komorowski.  Early elections will be called.  Katyn once again becomes a name linked with Polish tears and tragedy.  The delegation flew to commemorate those who were murdered by the NKVD (later renamed KGB).  Several thousand of Polish reservists were murdered in the forests near Smolensk.

Actually, I am too shocked to write anymore

may they rest in peace.

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