Poland’s patriots gone in an instant

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The death of Poland’s heads of government and the highest military officers is so incredibly terrible, and so incredibly important!

For some unaccountable reason, this tragedy has been smothered under the carpet of unimportance. Those who are yet able to think will find, in time, this entire affair to be incredibly shocking.

Poland is a very strategic spot on the global map of nations. There’s been over seven decades of deep tension between Russia and Poland since the Katyn Forest Massacre of 4,000 Polish officers as well as 22,000 other Poles by the NKVD, the Soviet Secret Police in 1940! Russia has yet to formally apologize.

In 2004, Poland had reluctantly joined the European Union. Soon after their economy began to suffer from factory and supermarket closings, with little sustainable profits coming into the country.

The decision was made by President Kaczynski and his cabinet to begin the process of devaluing their currency and exiting the E.U. in order to stabilize and save Poland’s economy, when this terrible crash occurred.

On April 10th, they had all boarded the overhauled Russian-made plane at the military airport in Warsaw for the two hour trip to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Forest massacre of the thousands of Poland’s Patriots, when they approached Katyn at the Smolenske airport and attempted to land four times.

Observers noted the aircraft was moving erratically and over-accelerated, the pilot crew appearing to be dumping fuel just before it came down.

President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria, both devout Christians; Poland’s entire ruling body; its highest ranking military officers; the head of the National Bank of Poland; as well as 11 priests including an archbishop, bishop, monsignor and chaplains – all 88 dignitaries plus the crew were killed! Once again, Poland has been stripped in Katyn. The symbolism is haunting. How incredibly sad.

Dare Poland continue its course to devalue and exit the E.U.?

Anne Jernigan