If ever there were suspicious circumstances surrounding an aircraft tragedy, one of nearly unprecedented proportions, it is this one. The Polish President Lech Kaczynski, members of the Central Bank, and several high-ranking Polish military and civilian officers were killed in a plane crash due to "pilot error" while en route from Warsaw, Poland to Smolensk, Russia.
According to BBC News, among the list of fatalities:
[Senior officials killed]...included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer.
The Polish delegation was scheduled to attend a memorial of the Katyn Forest Massacre of March 5, 1940.
The massacre was brought about by Resolution P.13/144 of the Soviet Central Committee:
Resolution 144 - March 5, 1940 regarding the matter submitted by the NKVD USSR
I. To instruct the NKVD of the USSR that:
[T]he cases of 14,700 people - former Polish Army officers, government officials, landowners, policemen, intelligence agents, military policemen, homesteaders and jailers remaining in the camps for prisoners of war [...]
The responsibility for consideration of the cases and passing of the resolution to be laid on three comrades: Merkulov, Kobulov and Bashtakov (Head, 1st Special Division of the NKVD of the USSR).
The Polish officials would later be executed by firing squad and deposited in a mass burial. The Soviets would hide the truth for decades, finally admitting to the international war crime in 1989.
As several KGB defectors have testified, in world politics there are no coincidences. The international press, being the lapdogs of world communists that they are, will likely not report any FSB fingerprints surrounding this tragic "accident." But those true journalists remaining should investigate the matter, for this disaster has the stench of Russian intelligence mockery.