Friday, July 18, 2014

“I will always be convinced that I gave the right order.”

Your high school literature teacher tried his best to explain foreshadowing. Consider this obituary from July 1, 2014.

Anatoly Kornukov, Who Led Russian Air Force, Dies at 72, by Margalit Fox (NYT)

Gen. Anatoly Kornukov, a retired commander in chief of the Russian Air Force who in 1983 relayed the order to shoot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007 as it strayed into Soviet airspace, killing all 269 aboard, died on Tuesday in Krasnogorsk, near Moscow. He was 72.

As the songwriter observed, we have all been here before ... and that's regrettable.

No comments: