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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 28, 1993 - 7

Russian leader
remains tough on
rebel lawmakers


Bush pushes NAFTA
in Michigan address

MOSCOW (AP) - President
Boris Yeltsin ruled out any compro-
mise yesterday with hard-line law-
makers who remained barricaded in
parliament with dwindling supportand
no electricity, hot water or telephones.
Yeltsin's tough stand and constant
pressure from hundreds of flak-jack-
eted riot police appeared to be eroding
the will of his opponents, who were
weakened by defections and miser-
able conditions inside the Russian
White House, or parliament building.
Speaking confidently on national
TV, Yeltsin rejected proposals for si-
multaneous presidential and parlia-
mentary elections as a way to end the
stand-off that began when he dissolved
parliament last week.
He insisted on sticking to his plan
for a parliamentary election in De-
cember, with presidential balloting six
months later. He said compromise was
"doubly dangerous" and could lead to
"No. I am not making such com-
promises with any organs any more. I
am categorically against it," Yeltsin
The lawmakers appealed to
Russia's armed forces to revolt and
oust Yeltsin, but the army stood firmly
with the president. The crowd of anti-
Yeltsin demonstrators staffing the bar-
ricades outside parliament dwindled

early yesterday to about 200 people,
but grew to about 2,000 by day's end.
Police kept a tight cordon around
the demonstrators, first restricting and
then easing access to the parliament's
grounds. The police pressure took its
toll on the jittery lawmakers.
Although Yeltsin repeatedly has
said the building wouldnotbe stormed,
parliament speaker Ruslan
Khasbulatov. claimed the building's
defenders had prevented an attack
early Monday.
"It is possible that another attempt
will be made tonight," he told the
Some legislators bolted the hard-
line cause and accepted job offers
from Yeltsin.
Seventy-six lawmakers accepted
transfers'to positions in the Yeltsin
administration, and 114 more were
prepared to negotiate their political
futures, said Vyacheslav Volkov,
Yeltsin's deputy chief of staff.
Former KGB chief Viktor
Barannikov denied reports that he
would switch sides and leave the par-
liament, which has named him secu-
rity minister in its shadow govern-
Guards inside the building piled
up chairs and tables in the corridors
after rumors of an imminent govern-
ment attack swept the building.

- Former President Bush lobbied
hard for NAFTA at a meeting last
night of the Economic Club of South-
western Michigan, but said he has
serious doubts about President
Clinton's health care reform plan.
Bush also criticized the media,
blaming his loss in November partly
to unfair campaign coverage and for
his own failure to get his message
"I wish I'd had been more like
my friend and predecessor, Ronald
Reagan, in convincing people of the
truth," Bush told an audience of
about 1,600 in the conservative
southwestern corner of the state.
"When I said, 'I know there are
problems but (the economy is) doing
better,' the press - joined by the
Clinton campaign - did a very good
job of making me look out of touch."
However, Bush said he has "some
satisfaction, now that I'm unem-
ployed' knowing thathe "handed over
to the new administration" an economy
that had grown by almost 6 percent in

the fourth quarter of 1992.
"I.don't think that slugging taxes
on everybody is the way you're going
to getthe economyback," Bush added:
On NAFTA, Bush said the United
States and its trading partner would
benefit immediately, and the pact
would not result in U.S. jobs heading
south of the border.
"We must not let the dema-
gogues, the fear mongers, scare
the workers of America that jobs
will go South," Bush said.
He predicted that if NAFTA is
defeated, the United States "is going
tobe seen as anti-Hispanic, anti-South
Responding to a question about
Clinton's health care plan, Bush
said he feared that "the devil is in
the details" and that it would over-
burden small businesses.
Bush said among his most sig-
nificant accomplishments in of-.
fice were the elimination of.inter-
continental ballistic missiles,
Desert Storm; and ending starva-
tion in Somalia.



LSA senior Soojin Lee and LSA junior Kyeongah Hong call for a ride home to
escape from the pouring rain yesterday.

.Report: U.S. POWs secretly taken to Soviet Union

report on American troops missing in
the Korean War sketches a chilling
picture of American airmen being
hunted by Soviet intelligence teams
and shipped off to labor camps.
The report, which was provided to
Russian officials at a recent meeting
in Moscow, alleges that several hun-
dred American POWs were secretly
taken into the Soviet Union in the
1950s and never returned.
Moscow has always denied this,
although it has said that some U.S.
aviators on non-Korean War missions
were captured.

The United States has not indi-
cated it has conclusive evidence of
specific American POWs having been
held at specific sites in the former
Soviet Union.
Rather, it cites a range of evidence
that a Soviet POW-grabbing opera-
tion was carried out.
The charge, based on a 77-page
report titled "The Transfer of U.S.
Korean War POWs to the Soviet
Union," was made by the Ameri-
can side of the U.S.-Russian Joint
Commission on POWs-MIAs at a
recent commission meeting in

U.S. researchers concluded from
newly available Russian documents,
interviews with former Soviet mili-
tary and intelligence officers, and U.S.
records that the Soviets used a well-
practiced system for transferring the
Americans, the report said.
The Soviet operation appeared
to have two main objectives: grab-
bing U.S. aviators who could pro-
vide useful information about U.S.
fighter planes and Air Force opera-
tions, and taking some who would
be useful in the Gulag forced labor
In many cases, the report said, cap-

tured American aviators were interro-
gated by Soviet military intelligence
officers at Pos'yet, just across the
North Korean border in Russia, and
taken north to Khabarovsk, described
as a transit point for POWs -Ameri-
cans as well as South Koreans and
possibly others.
From Khabarovsk some POWs
were moved west to transshipment
points at Chita and Irkutsk, Russian
cities justnorth of the Mongolian bor-
der, and then to numerous Gulag
camps, including one identified as
Vorkuta, in the Komi region, the re-
port said.

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