This site is now wearing black, not as a change of style. No every Pole is in mourning this week, to remember the tragic aircraft crash in Smolensk that killed the president of Poland and many Polish civilian and military leaders.
Saturday morning, I found out about the President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, commanding generals, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Head of the IPN, bishops and crew died when their aircraft crashed in Smolensk. I watched the footage of firefighters making their way through the strewn wreckage. I couldn’t believe it. It was surreal. I found it out when I got out of bed, and opened up my phone. I saw one of my friends in Poland writing on her Facebook message, “What a tragedy.” And I wondered what had happened. There is it was, the news of tragic passing of so many.
It is tragic, not just sad. One the anniversary of Katyn, the president and the entire delegation flew to Katyn to take part in the 70th anniversary. The day before his highness Czar Putin acknowledged Katyn but also brought up a tragic incident where Russians died. I don’t remember the exact circumstances, it was not like the massacre of Polish officers and intelligensia at the hands of Soviet NKVD. Every human life lost is a huge loss for humanity. But taking life with the depravity of Stalin is something inhuman. The President and the delegation wanted to set the record right, and to celebrate the anniversary properly. But they never made it… In a way, the world know nows about Katyn thanks to the tragic incident.
The details of what happened are still being worked out. The initial reports are that of a terrible accident. Given the circumstances, and details not reported by the mainstream media… I have my misgivings, especially about how conveniently this terrible event plays into certain interested persons and groups. What we know for sure at the moment, is that Poland has lost a great deal of important and valuable people. Let us pray for the repose of their souls, and for comfort and true peace for the people of Poland.