Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Polish tragedy

On April 10 a plane carrying Polish president Lech Kaczynski and almost 100 others, many of them senior Polish government and political figures, crashed in heavy fog near Smolensk airport. The delegation was travelling to a ceremony to honor the Polish officers and intellectuals who perished in 1941 in the Katyn forest at the hands of the Soviets.

It would hard to think of a more appalling event; Poland is devastated. As you can see from the video report accompanying this article, the Poles are reacting with tremendous dignity as well as grief.

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