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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                4A Now September Opinions Gtntral Manager Guest viewpoint Soviets need a tough warning from the world ByTOMLOEFFLER District 21 The outpouring of outrage and revulsion toward the Soviet Union continues following its still inex plicable and reprehensible shootdown of Korean Airliner Flight With this act the Soviet Union stands alone in the court of world caught redhanded its true colors apparent for all to The basic facts remain these after tracking an unarmed commercial airliner for 2Mi a Soviet pilot at the direction of his ground fired on what the pilot termed the target and 269 un suspecting people Among the dead were 61 We may never recover all the remains of the victims of that And we will probably never be told the full story of what happened by the Soviet honetty and openness are not attributes of one of the most secretive societies on in its display of neither remorse nor the decency and basic courage to speak the the Soviet Union has once again verified it callous disregard both for human life and for the precepts of international law to which free peoples everywhere Civilized nations do no recognize straying off course as a capital in no nation has the soveirign right to shoot down any person or vehicle that may stray across its Soviet propagandists are attempting to turn their nations atrocity Into an EastWest con In typical big lie Soviet propagandists accuse the United States of spying claiming that their barbarous act is the fault of our The United States must not be sucked into the Soviet Unions rhetorical trap and the actions and proposals put forth by the President are designed to prevent such an oc Jack Anderson Syrian president keeps diplomats running in circles WASHINGTON Syrian President Hafez Assad has been running our diplomats in circles as they scramble with growing frustration to bring peace to Once again an American administration is being humiliated by a secondrate strong Two months largely to please the White House withdrew special envoy Phillip Habib and turned his thankless job over to the presidents deputy national secruity Robert But the exMarine colonel has had no better luck with the Syrian prima There were a few which accomplished Then Assad simply refused to see McFarlane At press despite the ef forts of our Damascus embassy to arrange another the Syrian leader hasnt The reason that is given shown calculated contempt Assad is at the the embassy was American Marines are being lulled Lebanon is being torn apart by fac tional violence the whole Middle East is about to blow up and the man who has been inciting the in surrection is enjoying the sunshine and surf at Syrias Mediterranean resort of State Department sources told my associate Lucette Lagnado that Ambassador Robert Paganelli begged the Syrian foreign Abdel Halim to set up another meeting between McFarlane and The foreign minister explaining that the president was resting at According to a classified Ambassador Paganelli protested that at a time of such Assad could make himself available to the American Khaddam was He offered to meet with McFarlane which of course would have accomplished Assad alone makes the The affront is of The crafty Syrian dictator is playing a waiting He already had the Reagan administration kowtowing ignominiously Israel has pulled back its troops Lebanese President Amin the last faint hope for a independent has one foot on a banana Just a little longer and Lebanon will fall into Assads hand like a ripe The White House is desperate and Assad knows President Reagan is under congressional pressure to pull the Marines He is improvising policy day to day as his discomfort Assad figures a few more American casualties which he can easily arrange will raise such an outcry in the Untied States that Reagan will have no choice but to pull out of An embarrassing reflection of impotence in Damascus is the fact tha has considered asking the Saudis to use their influence to arrange a matting batvatn Astad and the Saudis have no rotl iaAMBfia with Uw Syrian dic tator ntttgfc continue to pravidj MSB in the for an international response is required to this crime against the The issue is not the Soviet Union against the United no matter what the Soviet propagandists We must not forget that passengers from 13 other nations were also aboard Korean Airline Flight As the President the im mediate challenge to this heinous act is to take steps to assure that the norms guaranteeing civilized conduct norms on which internationl aviation rest are not violated The United States is now working with other nations and with the ap propriate international agencies to achieve this the in ternational community indeed find ways to improve the radar network which tracks international flights over vast ocean such as the downed Korean flight which was traveling from Alaska to South We must also continue the internatioal effort to press for just reparations for the families of those murdered by the Some have called for for harsher such as trade While I remain open to such past history does not indicate that economic sanctions successfully achieve diplomatic because the Soviet Union would simply turn to others to supply their the President has asked for continued Congressioanl support for his defense modernization which I vigorously for history has repeatedly taught us that it is strength not weakness which impresses the Soviet In my the most ap propriate way to influence the Soviet Union is through our own economic and military strength in coordinated concert with our Our responsible commitment contrasted with their heartless in difference strips naked Soviet posturing as a nation of are really terrified of They know he could foment serious trouble for the shaky Saudi regime through one or more of the Palestinian terrorist groups under his The effort to use the Saudis as mediators with Assad was described by a State Department official in one word With the Syrian president frolicking in the Mediterranean theres a growing feeling at Foggy Bottom that McFarlanes peace mission is just as Habibs was before Footnote Even when Assad makes himself he gives peace makers the For the past he has been playing coy white rebuilding and bolstering his power in When I first reported this a year Assad had been devasted by the the Palestine Liberation Organization had been driven out of Beirut and a government had been installed in While Assad has kept the Reagan administration he had loaded up his arsenals with Soviet brought in Soviet ad stirred up a revolt against the Lebanese government and brought the PLO back into Lebanon through The money men The Federal Open Market Com mittee is an independent arm of the Federal Reserve System that controls the nations money The group includes five members named by the banking industry and seven appointed by the They will have an additional subject for discussion at their next secret meeting a lawsuit that challenges the committies very The Committee for Monetary Reform and 800 other plaintiffs are hauling the Fed into court charging that its erratic and unstable monetary policy has had profoundly harmful effects on employment and consumer One of the suits main legal points is that the FOMC is unconstitutional on two grounds Five of its members are not appointed by the and the Fifth Amendments guarantee of due process is violated by delegating governmental authority to anyone with a direct interest in the regulatory bodys Watch on the Kremlin The shooting down of the South Korean airliner three waaka ago has drawn mixed raaponaa from tha Soviet Unions European supposedly the moat in dependent member of tha Soviet had been strongly supportive of Moscows official Not mt M nia tha loyal The Poliah military regimes response has haw Ion enthusiastically Romania THE CMUKCH CAK HO lOHGERTOJERWt CAH WE K UTTIE Mailbag Couple remembers special pet Tornado XVI was a German Shepherd male He was black and His grandparents and parents came from He was a pedigreed German Tornado was born at 513 July Among his brothers and sisters there were nine and Odell Moose of New Braunfels bought their shepherd dog six weeks after he was and on their way home from Schertz they named him We had him registered with the American Kennel 51 Madison New There was given his name Tornado During his life his doctors were Brotza and DVMs at Creek View Veterinary 1121 New These are very fine who have taken good care of our dogs and Tornado was a very fine watch and part of our He was very close to When he was small we could take him with us whan we went He got to be such a large dog when we went anywhere we had to leave him for he became hard to We always saw that he had food and water at all He loved vegetables of all even and fruit of all banana and orange After a hard day of driving to visit me when I was in the hospital in my wife would arrive home and let Tornado in the fix a cup of hot and place it on the draining She went to another room and returned to her chocolate to find Tornado helping himself to the hot She would not scold but would just make herself another cup of hot We always saw that he got what he because we loved Believe you me he got his ice cream and milk every and was given the right medication from these three fine doctors when he got He always had a place in the winter to keep and a cool place in the hot The life of a dog is seven years to a humans life of one At the age of 10 Tornado began to go He had lots of He began to get weak in his At the age of 12 years he got to the point where he could hardly get down or up and was in very much There was no way he could get I talked it over with these three fine doctors and it was left up to my lovely wife and I what to We talked it over many a time with tears in our We couldnt make a We just did not want to let go of our pet which had been with us for so On again we sat down together with tears in our eyes and made our decision to have Tornado put to sleep so he would no longer be in Believe you this was a hard decision to Brotze and Waldrip offered their help but left the decision to On Doherty came to our home and put Tornado XVI to sleep and performed an Then Tornado XVI was wrapped in a and placed in a carpetlined grave in our Dorothy and I are going to miss Tornado XVI as well as many who loved him and he Our backyard is a perpetual cemetery for our We now have four dogs and four cats at rest They are gone but still close to us where they grew Our greatest gratitude to Waldrip and employees at Creek View Veterinary Also our gratitude to Rene our friend who dug Tornados This great task Dorothy nor I could not Our gratitude of thanks to our very dear friends Frank and Judy Kalson who came to be by our side at the time of need to comfort They will never be Please love and take good care of your They love as you love This story is because I wrote and Odell Mooaa New Braunfels IS WHERE THE MCW POST OFFICE WILL BUT 1 HAVE irrrTf AND BRASS SLOTS WILL THE NEW POST OFFICE LAMP POSTS OUT STAIRS POST OFFICES SHOULD HAVE JilCe IN BRASS POST OFFICE 0OX DOORS WITH CN6PAVED BORDERS AND LJTTLE WIKOOWS   

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