This event came to mind as I listened to another old This American Life.
On 10 April 2010, a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board. Among the victims were the President of Poland Lech Kaczy?ski and his wife Maria, the former President of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Polish Government officials, 18 members of the Polish Parliament, senior members of the Polish cler
If you listen to the above audio, you’ll see how a death of a populist figure can bring a country together – at least for a time.
Russia has been blamed for Polish ills (perhaps for real reasons) long before it became media enemy number 1 these days in the US.
Here’s a discussion of it on cluesforum.
Perhaps an entry for this in fakeopedia?
The president that died was an identical twin. I’ve always been fascinated with the use of identical twins in covert intelligence – is there anything to see here?