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In a tragic incident today, the Plane carrying , Lech Kaczynski, along with his wife Maria Mackiewicz and other high-ranking representatives of the country. Kaczynski had been accompanied by Army chief of staff Franciszek Gagor, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzey Kremer, deputy speaker of Poland’s parliament, Jerzy Szmajdzinski and Slawomir Skrzypek, president of the national bank NBP, according to reports. Also among the passengers were important members of Kaczynski’s staff, including Wladyslaw Stasiak, Aleksander Szczygo, Pawel Wypych and Mariusz Handzlik.

President Kaczynski was a staunch pro-western politician, started the solidarity movement during the late eighties, one of the strongest ally of U.S.A., supporter of the missile defence shield in Eastern Europe, and a strong lobbyist for Georgia during the Russian invasion a year back. Today he was on his way to the memorial ceremony of the Katyn massacre of the Polish army, by the Soviet secret service, in Germany, which was a ’cause of embarrassment for the Russian government. His recent relation with Russia was also low, regarding an U.S. army base. His plane crashed 300 meters from the runway, in an incident, which smells of the Russian spy agencies, and seems to come straight out of a page of any 70s political thriller.

Here are some analysis.

World Reactions – RIA-NOVOSTI.

A wound that is hard to heal. – SPIEGEL.

Russian or American ties, what now? – BBC.

Biography. – CNN.

A great friend: Bush

11 days of mourning by Georgia.

On the death of President Kaczynski, a great warrior for free market economy, flag of DailyWorldWatch is half mast.

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