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Polish President Plane Crash Is Getting Interesting

Home - by - January 10, 2012 - 16:30 America/New_York - 16 Comments

Conspiracy theorists were all over the incident last year. Now a Polish prosecutor, who was investigating the plane crash and the military, shoots himself after presser. He survived and is now saying he has been targeted for assassination and has a bounty on his head. The tin foil hat crowd is in full attenuation. They might be on to something this time.

 

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  1. scr_north

    January 10th, 2012

    Wow, none of the newsies went to help the poor bastard instead they all grabbed their cameras and jostled each other to get the best shot of the bleeding bugger. Just goes to show that the media is the same all over. Whores!

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  2. Bad Brad

    January 10th, 2012

    Look out, here comes a whole new crop of Polish jokes.

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  3. TooMuchTime

    January 10th, 2012

    Look out, here comes a whole new crop of Polish jokes.

    Q: How many Poles does it take to commit suicide?
    A: Obviously, more than one.

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  4. TooMuchTime

    January 10th, 2012

    Too soon?

    It’s too soon for Lincoln jokes, so yeah, probably too soon for this. – Irony

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  5. Merry Poppet

    January 10th, 2012

    After Bud Dwyer did this in Philly, the local joke was:

    Q: What’s the difference between Bud Dwyer and Bud Light?

    A: Bud Light has a head on it.

    Not sure how that will translate to Polish.

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  6. The Doktor

    January 10th, 2012

    @TMT – - How many Tuesdays in a week does it take to get a Royal Fizzbin?

    I wish there was some backstory offered regarding “the plane crash”.

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  7. MaryfromMarin

    January 10th, 2012

    Even Wikipedia writes somewhat hedgingly about the crash. Among lots of other interesting information, note the second half of the last sentence:

    “According to the Polish report [which was different than the Russian report] the main cause of accident was trial approach and the descent below the allowed altitude at an excessive rate of descent in bad weather conditions, in conjunction with too late execution of the go-around procedure. Circumstances that led to this are insufficient training of the Polish pilots but also errors on part of the Russian air traffic controllers who gave wrong information to crew of Tu-154M.”

    @Doktor–

    check out “Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash”.

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  8. Lisa G in NZ

    January 10th, 2012

    I’m reminded of a guy I met at college when I was around 21 – he had also tried to commit suicide, failed – only injured himself in the head… ?!?

    this story screams

    YER NOT DOIN’ IT RIGHT

    - or –

    FAIL

    (how can one shoot oneself in head and miss?…)

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  9. serfer62

    January 10th, 2012

    As an ATCer who worked with Soviet equipment the incident reeks of assasination

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  10. Racist

    January 10th, 2012

    He could’ve at least done it in front of the camera!

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  11. CrustyB

    January 10th, 2012

    Bad move in more ways that one. If someone really does whack him, they have the perfect cover story: The guy was suicidal.

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  12. CharlieWalksonWater

    January 10th, 2012

    It is apparent that some Polock needs to invent a bullet proof tin foil hat.

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  13. FreeMan - Save us Sarah

    January 10th, 2012

    He was all in on the Steelers to win. That dang Tebow.

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  14. Plain Jane

    January 10th, 2012

    My radar went crazy when I first heard about the plain crash. Nothing the media said sounded plausible.

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  15. Commissar M

    January 10th, 2012

    I have to say that I’ve always treated this crash as highly suspicious. Normally, I don’t go in for conspiracy theories but Russia under Putin is a thugocracy, I would never entirely rule out this sort of treachery from them.

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  16. Corona

    January 11th, 2012

    Amazing that the black box didn’t survive, eh?

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