After the shocking crash of an airplane caused the death of 97 of the elite of Poland -- including President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of top political and military leaders -- prayers and tributes poured in from across the world.
In Brooklyn, Borough President Marty Markowitz said:
The 97 dead included the army chief of staff, the head of the National Security Office,the deputy foreign minister, the deputy parliament speaker, the national bank president, the civil rights commissioner, members of parliament, war veterans and family members of Poles killed by the Soviets.
From CNN: "The entire top military brass, including the chief of defense and all the services, were on the plane," said Tomas Valasek, of the Center for European Reform. "If that is true, then you're looking at a situation, in effect, of the decapitation of the military services."
Photo of BP Markowitz and late Polish President Lech Kaczynski by Kathryn Kirk
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