Skip to comments.What about the passengers of KAL Flight 007?
Posted on 07/23/2005 3:47:46 PM PDT by wagglebee
Jack Cashill, James Sanders and so many other dedicated Americans have worked tirelessly to expose the cover up of the downing of TWA Flight 800, which was blown out of the sky on July 17, 1996. But what about KAL Flight 007, which was forced to land on Sept. 1, 1983? KAL Flight 007 was allegedly shot down by the Ruskies with all 269 civilians perishing, including Congressman Larry McDonald.
I have done extensive research on this "incident" and there can be no other conclusion than it's an ugly cover-up, just like TWA Flight 800.
According to introductory comments in the book, "Incident at Sakhalin,"
As a result of more than 10 years of research, Michel Brun reveals the truth, which at least four governments have colluded to conceal. "Incident at Sakhalin" not only demolishes the official story of a lone civilian airliner flying innocently off course, it does much more. The book establishes that as the Korean Boeing 747 approached the Russian island of Sakhalin, so too did a number of U.S. military and reconnaissance aircraft in an ill-conceived intelligence and provocation operation that turned into a two-hour battle in which 30 or more U.S. Air Force and Navy personnel were killed and 10 or more U.S. aircraft were shot down.
The families of the survivors of KAL 007 have been fighting to bring forth the truth on this cover up for decades and get their family members back from the Ruskies. They get absolutely zero attention from "major" media, and that includes cable. One memo that was unearthed reads: Sen. Jesse Helms to Boris Yeltsin Dec. 10, 1991: "The KAL 007 tragedy was one of the most tense incidents of the entire Cold War ... Please provide a detailed list of the camps containing live passengers and crew, together with a map showing their location."
Immediately following the incident, initial media reports all carried the truth:
SEOUL, South Korea (UPI) A Korean Air Lines jumbo jet flying from New York to Seoul Wednesday with 269 people aboard, including a U.S. Congressman, was forced to land on Sakhalin, a Soviet-occupied island north of Japan, the government-run television said. The passengers were reported safe. Among them was Rep. Larry McDonald ... KAL Vice President Cho Choong-keun said he was told the plane landed safely. Cho said. "I cannot tell how the plane came to land on Sakhalin ... About 100 friends and relatives of passengers waiting at Kimpo were stunned at the report of the missing plane, but cheered and applauded when the landing at Sakhalin was announced.
Do you really think that the vice president of Korean Air Lines, Choong-keun, just hopped a plane to go negotiate for the return of the passengers if he had not been informed that there were live passengers to retrieve? Come on. You can bet a number of people were notified that the plane set down either on Sakhalin or right off shore, the passengers were alive and it was time for tea and talk. Remember Mr. Choong-keun's statement: "I cannot tell how the plane came to land on Sakhalin ..." In his own mind, he was positive the plane had landed and he was on his way to negotiate for the return of the passengers. Do you think Mr. Choong-keun became the vice president of an airline company because he's stupid?
The New York Times reported on Sept. 1, 1983:
TOKYO, Thursday, Sept. 1 A South Korean airliner with 269 people aboard disappeared this morning near the Soviet island of Sakhalin ... had been forced down by Soviet Air Force planes and that all 240 passengers and 29 crew members were believed to be safe. Sakhalin, where the plane was believed to have been forced down, is an island off the coast of Siberia.
However, almost two full days later, we read, the New York Times, Sept. 2, 1983: "SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 1 President Reagan expressed revulsion today at the reported downing of a Korean Air Lines plane off the Soviet Coast."
Let's read that sentence again: President Reagan expressed revulsion today at the reported downing of a Korean Air Lines plane off the Soviet Coast.
Are we to believe that Ronald Reagan expressed revulsion over something that is "reported" to have happened? Are we to believe that with all the sophisticated equipment this nation has funded from planes to encryption devices, and everything in the arsenal of the National Security Agency and Department Of Defense that Reagan reacted with intense outrage over something that has only been "reported"? We're to believe that the president of the United States of America didn't really know what happened? Perhaps we should ask Jesse Helms. His office did a very quiet multi-year investigation and he knows the truth.
No luggage or bodies were ever found at the alleged water crash site. The families are still trying to get their loved ones released by our "good friend," Vlad Putin. There is no doubt in my mind that Ronald Reagan, former Secretary of State George Schulz and former Sen. Jesse Helms all know the truth. Sixty-two Americans and the other passengers were sacrificed for the sake of political expediency. I hope you will take the time to read the research, because as far as I'm concerned, just like TWA Flight 800 if you get in the way of the agenda, you're expendable.
Because it's impossible to know what really happened, it's hard to draw any useful conclusions or lessons. I'm guessing this is a waste of time to explore.
I pretty much agree.
This guy is believing soviet TV?
i'm tired of conspiracies that go no where.
Who just happened to be one of the most outspoken anti-Communist members of Congress. See my profile page.
I can see that the expression "forced down over Sakhalin" might suggest to some that the plane was forced to land but the words are also consistent with "shot out of the sky". The optimists among us might assume one thing and the pessimists another.
instant gratification has nothing to do with my complaint.
More WorldNutDaily tin foil hat BS.
This doesn't pass the smell test. I'm willing to credit plenty of conspiracy theories that the MSM has covered up, such as TWA 800, OKC, Vince Foster, Ron Brown, POW-MIAs, etc., etc. But there wasn't a hint of any of this in any of the stories I have read about the incident, and Ronald Reagan was no bill clinton or Jimmy Carter. He would not have hesitated to confront the Soviet Union if he knew they were secretly holding the plane's passengers prisoner.
That was my first thought, Reagan would NEVER have just let something like this go.
I smell a scripted conflict here...
Allow me a brief recollection.....you maky find it of interest. The day after, ( Sunday) the KAL plane was shot down, my wife was flying to Minneapolis for a 4 day business trip..so I took her to the airport. She was flying Northwest, out of JFK...and KAL at that time rented gates in the NW terminal at Kennedy. Her plane left from the gate next to where the KAL 007 had debarked the night before..very surreal experience...
Though there is a great segment of the population that just loves conspiracy stories -
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