With Camera Rolling, Polish Military Prosecutor Shoots Himself After Reporting on Mysterious Plane Crash That Killed President in Russia

Jim Hoft GatewayPundit 1/9/2012

In April 2010 Polish President Lech Kaczynski and scores of other senior Polish figures were killed in a mysterious plane crash in Russia. The Polish dignitaries were traveling to events marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of Polish officers by Soviet secret police.

Poland’s former Prime Minister Jaroslaw […]

Obama skips Polish funeral, heads to golf course

Joseph Curl Washington Times 4/18/2010

A massive volcanic plume covering most of Europe forced President Obama to cancel a Sunday trip to Poland to attend the funeral of the nation’s president. But the last-minute change left an opening in his schedule, so the president headed to the links for a round of golf instead.

On […]

Tens of thousands turn out as Poland’s first couple are buried in elaborate state funeral

Daily Mail [UK] 18 April 2010

An elaborate state funeral for Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, began this afternoon bereft of many world leaders whose travel plans were paralysed by the plume of volcanic ash that has covered Europe.

The couple’s bodies were flown from Warsaw to Krakow early this morning for […]

Lech Kaczynski: Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls

Quite Rightly Potluck Bloggers 4/12/2010

It is not a surprise that leftists detested Lech Kaczynski.

Although Poland joined the European Union, Kaczynski was a Eurosceptic, because he believed more strongly in Polish independence than in following mandates from the European Union.

During the Russia-Georgia War, when Russia planned to annex two provinces of Georgia, Kaczynski […]

Anna Walentynowicz: trade union activist

The Obituary of Anna Walentynowicz The Times [UK] 4/12/2010

Anna Walentynowicz played a pivotal role in the strike at the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk in 1980 that eventually led to the formation of the Solidarity trade union movement and was a key event in the story of the eventual collapse of communism in Poland nearly […]

One forest, two Polish tragedies, 70 years apart

Monika Scislowska AP/Breitbart.com 4/11/2010

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – The leader of Poland’s government in exile while the nation was under Soviet-backed rule. The shipyard worker whose firing helped ignite the labor uprising that ultimately toppled communism here. A banking head who helped keep the country stable while the rest of the European Union plunged into […]