The current government having the leading role in ruling the country is almost not affected by this. The prime minister and 'full' ministers were not on the plane. In Polish political system the president mainly represents the country and is able to veto the parliament legislation (which again may be rejected by parliament with more votes).
20 years isn't old for an airliner. Gotta remember they have teams of engineers fixing and replacing parts all the time. Not like the rusting Mazda sitting in your garage that hasn't seen a drop of oil in 10 years.
But anyway... I fell asleep with the TV on last night and this story woke me up this morning. I cannot imagine the shock and mourning that must be running through Poland right now. I said to an American friend earlier to imagine Air Force 1 coming down, as that's the level of devastation the country is experiencing. Terrible, tragic and sorrowful.
To be honest I didn't like his behaviour against germany and some of his statements, and acutally that is the reason why I cannot ignore this.
Even though he was partly not fair against other contries he has to be seen as a human being that died in a horrible accident. Every tear is worth droping to earth after such an horrifying event and it doesn't depend on the person that died.
i've heard that the event to which he was going was a memorial event for the polish in World War Two that died there and that his father was one of them The president's daughter was waiting for his dad to arrive, I've heard... I don't know if it's true, because I didn't closely listen to the news.
For Poland I hope they will recover from this shock on a political and human level as soon as possible. For the family there is my deepest sympathy.
Just one question with all the arguing over what Klutch said and the others...
What would have you hypocrites said if a thread popped up here two years ago that "George Bush killed as Air Force 1 crashed?" You all would have been on here posting the same thing that Klutch and the others you are flaming said.
I know why Klutch constantly need to remind us the kind of inconsiderate dickhead that he is.
Because that's the only thing about him that is worth mentioning, that's why he keeps re-enforcing it, if one day nobody here considers him a dickhead, he will just be the same as all sorry ordinary people.
That's why he is holding a neon sign which says "I don't care" when he totally cares.
If Klutch really don't care about how everyone thinks about him, he will not post a comeback....or accuse me of being a smartass and misinterpreting his awesome existence...will he?