>>>Tell that to KAL 007. What happened to the soviets? zip.<<<
Pretty irrelevant. KAL007 stranded into their restricted airspace and they’ve misidentified it as an RC-135.
All of the above are rarely possible today.
Congressman Larry Macdonald was on that plane. The Japanese continue to claim the Sakalin 4 islands the sovs still hold as not being part of the 1951 treaty when they renounced sovereignty. The sovs did and still do (the old sovs anyway) claim that plane was a spy plane.
Understand your point.
Mine was there were no repercussions for killing 269. While the US has never admitted responsibility or apologized to Iran for Vincennes shootdown of IranAir flight— we did pay compensation.
The soviets were not particularly interested in KAL 007 and purposely misdirected the search for the wreckage, found the flight data recorders and hid that fact, finally letting the flight data recorders be examined (mysteriously both tapes stopping 1:44 minutes after the missile hit). Classic lying sovietskis, and incompetent at the same time.