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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0738857742, Hardcover)In the early morning hours of August 31, 1983, a single Soviet Interceptor sent a missile in the direction of a Korean Airlines 747 jumbo jet carrying 269 passengers and crew on a flight from Anchorage, Alaska to Seoul, Korea. For years, it was believed that the "target" was "destroyed", as the interceptor's pilot, Major Osipovich, had reported seconds after the attack.
In a dramatic turn of events, evidence has now surfaced (some quite literally from the bottom of the sea) proving that KAL 007 had indeed ditched successfully off the shores of tiny Moneron Island, and that the passengers and crew were rescued to be held captive in the former Soviet Union.
Here, in this book, are the unparalleled transcripts and chronicling of the whole Soviet hierarchy from the Commander of the Far East Military District down to Major Osipovich squeezing the trigger.
Here are the high level, and sometimes vehement, interchanges that resulted in both the shooting down and the ordering of rescue missions involving KGB patrol boats, helicopters, and civilian trawlers around Moneron.
And, here finally, is the evidence we need to bring our people home.
Senator Jesse Helms to Boris Yeltsin-December 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."
(retrieved from Amazon Sun, 19 May 2013 02:22:10 -0400)
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