Saturday, April 10, 2010

I feel the urge to make a tinfoil hat.

The President of Poland and many high ranking officials in the Polish government where killed to day in a plane crash in Russia.

Although initial signs pointed to an accident with no indication of foul play, the death of a Polish president and much of the Polish state and defense establishment in Russia en route to commemorating one of the saddest events in Poland's long, complicated history with Russia, was laden with tragic irony.

Reflecting the grave sensibilities of the crash to relations between the two countries, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin personally assumed charge of the investigation. He was due in Smolensk later Saturday, where he would meet Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who was flying in from Warsaw. The president's twin brother, former Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kacynski, also flew there in a chartered plane, according to his party.

I am inherently distrustful of the Russian government, and considering that the Poles were very recently betrayed by the US government they would seem to be in the right position to be 'put back in their place,' by the Russian government.

This is all speculation and knee-jerk reaction on my part. It may be exactly what it is being called, a tragic accident. It just seems to damned convenient, and I can't help but feel that the Russians will be the benefactors of the fallout from this. I really need to pay for a subscription to StratFor website so that I can get some better analysis of what's going on in the world. As it is I'm left to guess based on my limited knowledge of situations.

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