And Here Come The Polish Plane Crash Conspiracy Theories
While tragic, I suppose it's a little unsettling that Poland president Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and several other high-ranking Polish government and military members died in a plane crash via an ironic fate — en route to Russia. Imagine the Japanese prime minister going to the United States for a ceremony to remember the bombing of Hiroshima and then dying in a plane crash. Very similar thing.
So when millions of people have access to the Internet, some of them are going to think the KGB had something to do with the plane crash. Yeah. The KGB; the Soviet intelligence entity that no longer exists. Now that I think about it, does Torquemada have an alibi?
Essentially the crux of the theory is that Poland and the US are critical allies (remember George W. Bush's infamous line in the 2004 presidential debates when John Kerry sardonically ran down the short list of countries fighting in Iraq: "You forgot Poland") and Russia and the KGB are highly motivated to take out several people in their government. It's an airtight theory, honestly.
Plus, former Russian president Vladimir Putin is going to personally oversee the crash investigation. Also, they attribute the crash to "pilot error." Hey, the pilot could be one of them! Remember when pilots intentionally caused 9/11?
At some point conspiracy theories become annoying and step into the threshold of disrespect. It may be fun to construct a wild theory with no evidence except hunches, but at the same time it detracts from the realism and the tragedy of the event. Plus, it could further divide Poland-Russia relations if the theory becomes an wi-fi-borne illness and too many people start believing it.