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To: nuconvert
lol. Yeah right. The U.S. always uses Korean passenger planes for spy missions

Actually, the US uses RC-135 aircraft, which happen to be Boeing 707's. Doesn't surprise me in the least that the Russians thought they were spy planes, heck the RC's were probably collected data at the time.......

16 posted on 06/29/2005 6:54:14 AM PDT by ScreamingFist (Peace through Ignorance)
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To: ScreamingFist

I think you're missing the point, that this Vasiliev is writing this after the fact, and saying that they WERE spy missions, not that they may have been mistaken for spy missions. Big difference.


20 posted on 06/29/2005 7:10:40 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: ScreamingFist

Yes, the US uses RC-135s and there have been incidents. But usually a fighter is sent to look the intruder over and determine what it is. Kinda hard to mistake "KAL" livery for "USAF" if you look closely. Even in poor light and visibility. But what the heck. Just call them "spies" and shoot them down. That'll teach 'em.


25 posted on 06/29/2005 7:58:42 AM PDT by GBA
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