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  •  Viktor Belenko got his to Japan. (3+ / 0-)
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    The Japanese most graciously allowed the US to thoroughly check it out.  The Japanese eventually returned it to the USSR in pieces. They also tried to bill them for their troubles but I don't think they ever got a single ruble.

    I heard a story that Andre Gromyko had to phone Henry Kissinger and ask if he could please have his aircraft back. Kissinger is supposed to have replied, "We've already made an exact duplicate. Which one do you want?"

    Yup. Those were the days.

    Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.--Sam Rayburn

    by Ice Blue on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 02:54:06 PM PST

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