Most of Poland’s leadership has died in a plane crash, including President Kaczynski, many of his ministers, leading parliamentarians and the military service chiefs. Compounding the tragedy: they were traveling to commemorate the Soviet massacre at Smolensk during the second World War. Words fail me. Not President Obama:
It is a testament to the strength of the Polish people that those who were lost were travelling to commemorate a devastating massacre of World War II as the leaders of a strong, vibrant, and free Poland. That strength will ensure that Poland emerges from the depths of this unthinkable tragedy, and that the legacy of the leaders who died today will be a light that continues to guide Poland – and the world – in the direction of human progress.