Reagan Speech - Korean Airliner Massacre

Reagan Speech - Korean Airliner Massacre - Victor Kalivas...

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Victor Kalivas HIST 100 - Pine Friday, March 28, 2008 Reagan Speech - Korean Airline Massacre -1 This source is a speech by Ronald Reagan given on September 5, 1983, which was an address to the nation on the Soviet attack on a Korean civilian airliner. The Soviets shot down this airliner as it was on its way to Korea. Only civilians were present on the plane. Reagan addresses the tragedy, explaining that everything possible is being done to rectify the situation and to make sure that the country is safe. I found this source on the internet at the website: www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches , which is an archives of Reagan’s speeches. I have no way of knowing if this is an exact copy since it is on a website, but the website seems legitimate and it is probably as close as possible to the original speech, if not exactly the same word for word. As we can see in this speech, Reagan is trying to reaffirm the fact that the Soviet Union is an unreasonable enemy, using key words and phrases when referring to this
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