What happened in the Skies above Smolensk
The smirking Russophile rabble would like you to believe that when nearly 100 Polish citizens, including the country’s president, perished when their jet liner crashed at a military airfield outside the city of Smolensk, the Poles themselves were to blame.
You should tell that rabble to drop dead.
The only reason the President of Poland was on that plane is that, because of his harsh criticism of the Putin dictatorship, Vladimir Putin crudely refused to allow him to participate in the official commemoration of the Katyn atrocity committed by Russia during World War II, forcing the President to make a separate trip to Russia in order to do so.
And the only reason the crash occurred is that the crude, backwards, crumbling airport in Smolensk, like virtually every other such facility across the length and breadth of Russia, was not equipped to allow a plane to land by wire, was not equipped with staff who could speak English, and was so laughably incompetent that its advice could not be taken seriously by the Polish pilot.
It is, therefore, not inaccurate to say that Russia murdered the President of Poland, and no thinking person can deny that Russia was pleased when it learned he would not be able to call Russia to account for the Katyn massacre.
Russia will, of course, deny any culpability of any kind for this appalling loss of life, just as for decades it denied any culpability for the massacre in Katyn itself, even trying to blame that atrocity on the Germans. Even now, Putin attempts to argue that Poles were guilty of war crimes against Russians in World War I, so it was “understandable” for Stalin to lash out against them in the next war. Presumably, this also justified Russia’s annexation of Poland throughout the Cold War, its decades of brutal torture and abuse.
Given that Russia itself has been convicted many times of state-sponsored murder, kidnapping and torture in Chechnya, by Russia’s own twisted, insane “logic” any acts of terrorism that the Chechens can conceive are justified against Russia. Yet, of course, when Chechens take those actions all Russians ever do is scream and wail as if they are utterly innocent victims and no claims of the Chechens could justify retaliation against them.
This is the childish Russian mind at is most embarrassingly hypocritical. One standard for Russia, one for the rest of the world. A nation this unhinged cannot long survive.