Poland has declared a week of national mourning as the nation struggles to come to terms with the catastrophic plane crash that claimed the lives of the Polish president, his wife and dozens of the country's political and military elite.A final fuck you from the Russians?
The 60-year-old president had been travelling to Russia to take part in official commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of a massacre of thousands of Polish officers by the Soviet Union.
Along with the president, the crash claimed the lives of the head of the Polish armed forces, the head of the Polish national bank, the deputy foreign minister and a number of army's most senior commanders.
Bear in mind the true odds of a plane crash. No doubt it can be calculated very accurately, but the figures I've seen range from 500,000 to 1, to 9 million to 1. Furthermore, 95% of crashes have survivors.
The odds are way against this being an accident. By the way this ought to be front page news everywhere. The downplaying of this story by most mainstream UK media outlets pretty much confirms foul play.