the Polish Army leadership has once again been decapitated on Russian soil, this time by accident and not by design of the hosts (almost the whole General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces was, unwisely together, on board the flight). The eerie coincidence has not escaped either Kwasniewski (“First the flower of the [pre-war] Second Polish Republic is murdered in the forests around Smolensk, now the intellectual elite of the Third Polish Republic die in this tragic plane crash when approaching Smolensk airport”) nor his past antagonist and another former president, Lech Walesa (“This is the second disaster after Katyn. [The Soviets] wanted to cut off our head there, and here the flower of our nation has also perished.”).
What a tragedy for the Polish people who have endured so much suffering in their history. My heart goes out to them.