Your comments about the "extremely weird failure" are indicative of your lack of knowledge of the 747-200 INS system. It is extremely easy to get the Nav mode into heading as the selector is right in the center of the glareshield. I don't know how many times I have seen it hit with pilots getting out/or in the left and right seat. There is no visual indication or aural warning. So, for you to say it was a "extremely weird failure" is just ludicrous at best.
There are several reasons this prattle from you is little more than gibberish being hidden behind a false appeal to authority. The first being the incongruity that exists when you claimed above that you know all about the Delco INS and for you "it is very easy to see what happened
" (not just easy, but very easy) and now you are backtracking and setting the stage for you to claim that KE007 flew from Alaska to Sakhalin Island under heading mode, which of course does not use the INS, but follows a compass heading which needs to be set, as opposed to the INS which tracks to geographical positions.
Before we go any further, you need to clarify what control you think KE007 was operating under and exactly what this "very simple
" error of feature was that brought the aircraft over the Kamchatka Peninsula and then the Sakhalin Island. And while doing so, please answer to the fact that there is no heading or INS course that can duplicate KE007's flight path from Alaska to Sakhalin there has to be a turn somewhere. (this is why I stated that there would have to have been a weird INS failure to have caused the aircraft to have turned off of a great circle course, and then back onto a different GS course)
It's funny, you come back to me about MacArthur, when I never mentioned him.
You asked me: "Show me anyone who has a military background (served) who wants to do what you claim.
" (Invade China) My answer was the blatantly obvious fact that MacArthur ran his army (and airforce) right up to the Chinese border in late 1950. Then you went on with your Readers Digest type of nonsense about how peaceloving military people are "My experience has been the exact opposite. Military people know the value of life and the last thing they want to do is put their subordinates at risk.
" You obviously think that civilians are complete dumbfucks, have you forgotten that quite a few civilians are ex-military? You really need to stop talking down to people.
And can we now drop this side topic as it has nothing to do with KE007?
I am still waiting for a list of your "bomber flights" where you reported they turned at the last possible moment.
Your actual question was: "You claim the US "as well as flights by American bombers, occasionally several times per week, directly to Soviet airspace that turned away only at the last moment" care to share your facts to back that statement up." and I gave you two citations, along with your personal acknowledgement of those activities by both the USAF and the Russians.
And again, what about the Walkers, Boyce and others?
The the Walkers and Boyce are just your strawmen they have nothing to do with this conversation.
The problem with conspiracy theorists, and I will put you in that category,
I too have you in a "category" but I'll be polite and not share it.
We can now see that I was dead on accurate in assuming that you would descend into petty ad hominem attacks.