I’ve long supported normalization of relations between Poland and Russia. Mainly because I see Poland being set up for a replay of 1939, with similar bad consequences for it. The stationing of so-called defensive missiles in Poland being the first chapter.
Yes, it looks like Poland got stuck between a rock and a hard place with the idiot Bush's idea of a missile defense shield. I really wish Kaczynski had never agreed to it to begin with, the only result was stirring Russia's wrath and Poland should really refrain from provoking the Russian bear. When I first heard of it, I knew immediately it would spell nothing but bad news for Poland...did it? As for the normalization of relations, how? A lot of that depends on an even temperament of the Russian government, something Putin is not renowned for i.e. Chechens--I veel CRUSH them and anyone who so much as give them toilet paper to vipe their asses. And it's just heating the pot to boiling in the Caucasus.
And the crime was blamed on the Germans, when the Allies knew full well their “ally” had done it. I have no doubts the crime was approved at the highest levels in London and Washington
I agree the Allies knew full well, but only after the fact. I honestly think they were goaded into the "Uncle" Joe image Stalin could put on and naively underestimated his ruthlessness. Stalin was never known for asking anyone's approval.
Poland was abandoned to communism and years of killing of Polish POWs and privation and occupation by the USSR it’s “reward”.
Abandoned? More like thrown...
And now this. What are we to make of it?
Make of it what you will, but my advice to Poland is to be very wary and vigilant. There's a saying in Polish: give them your little finger, they will take your whole hand.
And, as the Jewish religious press has graciously asked: Why were so many Polish officials (dangerously) together on the same plane?
Naive, and completely ignorant of the risk. In a way, I think Kaczynski's obstinacy with the Katyn issue may be one reason for what happened. Russian attitude still is that Poland should be grateful and not insolent to the heroic Russians who "saved" Poland's ass from the Germans. Depends what your defintion of "save" is.
It’s not that hard to arrange a plane accident, as at least three former members of the Kennedy family
Hmmm... but they all didn't croak on Russian soil, did they? Had that been the case, it would have been a whole different story.
the Polish presidential plane had a complete overhaul in 2009
Ask yourself "where?"
Now we have to wait for the analysis of the black boxes and the alleged accident under Mr. Putin’s direct supervision
Yes, notice that it's not the Jews doing the controlled "supervising," among other things. Otherwise I would be inclined to look for the answer elsewhere. My take on it is that the the Rabbis may have gotten wind of the falling-out Tusk & Kaczynksi had just prior and it gave them pause due to the tension in the atmosphere.
Any hint of murder on the part of the Russians will turn the suspicious Poles permanently against them.
Suspicion among Poles is split...
it doesn’t make sense for Putin and Medvedev to have done it as they had apparently devoted considerable effort to wooing Poland and appeared to be having some success.
Correction--wooing Tusk, and yes they most definetly were having success as long as Kaczynski was kept at a distance.
Very thoughtful analysis, richasis. :)