Threewests From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 56 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6677 times:
Does anyone know where he is? Several years ago I bought his book, "MIG Pilot", and have read it several times. I would like to meet the man and maybe get him to sign my copy.
Thanks for any help.
By the way it's a very interesting book if you can find a copy.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6290 times:
Keesje as a good little communist will not believe that anyone will ever want to leave the socialist worker paradise (which is what he calls the USSR and any other communist country) for any reason, let alone betray it by taking a top secret piece of military hardware to the Great Satan.
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6326 times:
I will give Keesje the fact that if an American fled the US, (say a carrier pilot flying an F-18 from a carrier), landed in China and asked for asylum he would be treated as a hero in China and a pariah in the US. He who wins gets to write the history....With Belenko the West won and he is a hero.
In my eyes he is a hero who escaped a vile dictatorship at great personal cost.