Episode 187 – Crashes of Convenience: KAL 007

by | May 21, 2011 | Episodes, Podcasts | 11 comments

On September 1, 1983, Korean Airlines Flight 007 was shot down by a Soviet fighter interceptor as it crossed through Soviet air space. But what was it doing so far off course, flying over Soviet military installations the day of a secret missile test? What happened to the bodies? And what does all of this have to do with Larry McDonald, the sitting US congressman who was on the flight and warning America about the coming of the New World Order? Find out this week on The Corbett Report.

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Documentation – Jean Kirkpatrick on KAL 007
Time Reference: 02:30
Description: Jean Kirkpatrick – Speech to the United Nations regarding KAL flight 007 taken from Great Speeches Vol. 3
Link To: YouTube


Documentation – Russia Shoots Down Korean Jetliner
Time Reference: 03:24
Description: Taken from a collection of archival news footage from the days following the incident.
Link To: YouTube.com


Documentation – Reagan Speech on KAL 007
Time Reference: 04:36
Description: Address to the Nation on the Soviet Attack on a Korean Airliner – September 5, 1983
Link To: YouTube.com


Documentation – Korean Air Lines Flight 007 – Wikipedia
Time Reference: 07:05
Description: The bastion of truthiness gives the official line on what happened to KAL 007.
Link To: Wikipedia


Documentation – 1993 ICAO report on KAL 007 (pdf)
Time Reference: 09:25
Description: Official report from the ICAO on the destruction of flight KAL 007. Released on July 16, 1993.
Link To: aviation-is.better-than.tv


Documentation – “Unsolved History” – KAL 007
Time Reference: 10:51
Description: Typically sensationalized Discovery Channel “documentary” on KAL 007.
Link To: YouTube


Documentation – News report on Soviets using jetliners as spy planes
Time Reference: 16:17
Description: From a collection of archival news footage from the days after the KAL 007 incident.
Link To: YouTube


Documentation – Ex-Soviet Pilot Still Insists KAL 007 Was Spying
Time Reference: 25:21
Description: Colonel Gennadi Osipovich’s 1996 account of his shooting down of KAL 007.
Link To: NYTimes.com


Documentation – Congressional Biography of Larry McDonald
Time Reference: 29:54
Description: Official congressional biography of McDonald.
Link To: bioguide.congress.gov


Documentation – Sourcewatch Biography of McDonald
Time Reference: 31:02
Description: “At the time of his death he was the president of the Western Goals Foundation and chair of the John Birch Society.”
Link To: SourceWatch.org


Documentation – Sourcewatch description of John Birch Society
Time Reference: 31:00
Description: You might ask yourself if the idea of repealing civil rights legislation is something really integral to the JBS, or whether this is part of the old (and still-employed) tactic of smearing libertarians as racists because they don’t believe the government has the right to legislate how people run their own businesses.
Link To: SourceWatch.org


Documentation – G. Edward Griffin is a Bircher
Time Reference: 34:16
Description: Who knew?
Link To: Freedom-Force.org


Documentation – Leary on Crossfire: Left wing of the CIA debating the right wing
Time Reference: 35:57
Description: As quoted in Rolling Stone.
Link To: Dedroidify.blogspot.com


Documentation – Leary and the CIA
Time Reference: 36:03
Description: Information on Leary’s connections to the CIA.
Link To: AConstantineBlacklist.blogspot.com


Documentation – Braden really was CIA
Time Reference: 36:04
Description: Leary was quite literally correct about Crossfire and the CIA. I wonder how he knew?
Link To: PowerBase.info


Documentation – Larry McDonald on Crossfire
Time Reference: 37:08
Description: Fascinating conversation with Larry McDonald in 1983 touching on Rockefeller control of the CFR and the Trilateral Commission, American transfer of technology to the Soviets, attempts by prominent politicians to get the US into a global government, Quigley’s admission of this in Tragedy & Hope, etc.
Link To: Google Video


Documentation – Shoes were recovered
Time Reference: 1:01:08
Description: A photo of some of the shoes recovered by the Soviets from KAL 007 and handed over to survivors.
Link To: Wikipedia


Documentation – Rescue007.org
Time Reference: 1:05:17
Description: The home page of The International Committee for the Rescue of KAL 007 Survivors, Inc., which believes that there were survivors from the downing of the flight and that they have been held prisoner by the Russians ever since.
Link To: Rescue007.org


Documentation – What happened to Larry McDonald
Time Reference: 1:06:36
Description: Information of what (allegedly) happened to McDonald after the downing of the flight from Avraham Shifrin, an Israeli who had, himself, spent time in the Soviet prison camp system, and who had personal contacts in the prison camp system.
Link To: Rescue007.org


Documentation – Ron Paul on Larry McDonald
Time Reference: 1:10:50
Description: Ron Paul’s personal reminiscences of McDonald. (Note: the original mp3 of this episode accidentally left off this clip. If your version does not contain this audio, please re-download the episode.)
Link To: YouTube.com


  1. Great episode of the podcast. I don’t know if it would be possible but this Episode 187 – Crashes of Convenience: KAL 007 is one that I would very much like to see made into video format and added to Corbett Report Extras.

    • Around the Week of March 11, 2019 Monday

      For the record…
      Episode 187 – Crashes of Convenience: KAL 007 (circa 2011) is now released in VIDEO format (probably thanks to Broc).

      TIMELY REPOST because headlines this week are about…
      Boeing shares, vanguard of the Dow, hit hard after second 737 MAX crash

      Boeing Co shares tumbled more than 5 percent on Monday after China, Indonesia and Ethiopia ordered airlines to ground the aircraft maker’s best-selling line of jets after the second deadly crash of one of the planes in just five months…

      …The volatility followed Sunday’s crash of a Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines just minutes after takeoff from the country’s capital Addis Ababa, killing all 157 on board. The same model, flown by Lion Air, crashed off the coast of Indonesia in October, killing all 189 on board.

      The single-aisle 737, the world’s most-sold commercial aircraft, is central to Boeing’s future. The MAX line is the fastest-selling jetliner in the company’s history with more than 5,000 orders booked and a backlog valued at nearly $500 billion at list prices….

      • Homey, Have you noticed Reuters articles are always accompanied by lots of pop-up adds. With laser precision on target for all the interests I’ve shown any topic in the last year.
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        • Ha!
          I am impressed! Great script.
          You hit the nail on the head with the pop-up ads, covering those keywords: flying, Croatia, German beer, gambling….

          Well, today you and I both are getting some thunderstorms this morning, followed by a windy afternoon.
          Down here in Texas, I think Spring is here and we saw our last freeze a week ago. Gonna try to plant stuff when things dry out.

  2. Fascinating episode, I vaguely remenber this incident. Larry McDonald definately was an intelligent disruptive rising influence. This immediately brought to mind Commerce Sec. Ron Brown’s crash of convenience. My friend’s father,Boeing Pres. of Commercial Ron Woodard was the only person to miss this flight that crashed into a Sebian mountain. The local news said he was dead. Within a few months after making the largest commercial sale in US hist to Continental Airlines and he was fired(fall guy, as the other 2 kept jobs $) for a deal where the top 3 execs accepted money on the side of a deal, Apparently they were in Bosnia making a deal to the Goverment for military & goverment official use planes, he said he was tired and had over-slept and missed the flight. There were alot of interesting characters on the flight manifest besides Ron Brown but I do think this Clinton crime family incident is a tale of upper-middle management getting to big & accumulating power to quickly against a solidified old boy network. Boeing, of course was a East coast mafia money laundering/diversifying asset vehicle(from the mid-forties) which has integrated the defense apparatis. I think there are a few interesting angles which could be useful in a COC documentary.
    Thank you James, for your unique voice & brilliant work(exclamation)!

  3. If you want to be depressed review the past–yikes. Nevertheless it was an unexpectedly good article, James.

    AND just for the record–if the self-appointed, too-sophisticated for the public (that was a telling statement), conspiring families/individual elites want to take even a single person out because they believe him/her to be a threat to their agenda they will do so–without hesitation. They will do whatever it takes, including starting a short-lived war on foreign soil, killing as many as are necessary to cover their deed as well as destroying everything in their path. These people are criminals of the worse variety. They have no allegiances. They are loyal only to their agenda, not to national boundaries. It appears there was lying and deception on both side. However, from my perspectiveve killing 269 people to get rid of one person is not out of the realm of possibility.

  4. I say we stage worldwide protests demanding to know who’s on the flight manifest before we board our flight.
    We need to be able to make informed decisions that could potentially save our life.

    • I avoid flying but I agree it would be an excellent ‘safety procedure’ to be privy to the manifest before boarding a flight. Not going to happen but it would be nice.

  5. Thank you so much James for re-posting this excellent documentary. The episode of Crossfire is no longer available at the Google link, or at least not for me here in the UK. A few people have posted it on YouTube with this version seeming to be the most complete one with Pat Buchanan interviewing Congressman Larry MacDonald not long before his untimely death, and Tom Braden badgering him in his complicit conspiracy angst. https://youtu.be/_BPhYEFGaGM

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