Contrasting Views on the
Peace in Our Time?
DISl I ssie.N of I .S. policy In.1.17 is
rendered singularly difficult by the
impossibility of discovering whal il is.
One is hard put to decide whether we
have' a foreign policy at all, or are
simply standing in tin- middle of thr
road, unable in decide which way to go.
and in grave danger of bring hit by
the traffic minimi rapidly in bold
Not only do the pronouncements of
the President ami Secretar) nf State
vary from week to week, or even from
day to day and often fail to synchronize—they also tend In l.e as ambiguous
as the sayings nf the' Delphic oracle
which we'tf wont to mislead the' l.r-'.'ks
who consulted it ami interpreted its
mysterious messages according to their
hope's and freer- or prejudices. Presidenl
Eisenhower's answers to questions ;it
his press conferences, together wilh his
own and Secretary Dulles' speeches, not
to mention lhe remarks occasionall)
contributed hy sundry Cabinel members, generals and admirals, serve only
I., leave the world guessing. Either their
statements contradict our another or
they rem be interpreted in such diverse
fashii.n hv thr pundits who "explain"
by FREDA UTLEY
them in tin- press and on the radio that
thr public mighl just as well continue
enjoying itself watching TV dramas,
comedies, or cheesecake, as seek information in thr newspapers or anywhere
else concerning the' mystery of I nited
Insofar as iVmerica's Atlantic policy
is concerned there is some clarity. True
that our promises to France and Germany concerning the' Saar contradicl
one another and may yet wreck the West
European I nion and prevent NATO
from acquiring ei backbone in lhe shape
nf a West German army. Nor is there
an) guarantee that our British and
French allies will not tear down the
painfitlly-huill structure of West F.uro-
pran I nion at the' forthcoming conference with MOSCOW, which is lo pin eel.'
the implementation fas distinct from
ratification! of the' I'aiis pacts.
I.ut at least thr world kmews that the
I x \ii Force is mi the alert, night
anil day. al ils mam bases around lhe
periphery nf the Soviel empire, and that
if the Communists attack anywhere in
the European or Middle Eastern area,
we -hall hit Ih.in with all that we have.
it is iii tin' Pacific, where thr danger of
weir is far more imminent, lhal mir in-
tentions are so vague that neither friend
nor for knmss whether America ran be
counted upon In help thr Chinese Nationalists to retain the offshore islands
which the' Communists have already
started In attack, following tin- evacuation of tin- Ten hriis al our insistence.
Certainly we cannot know whal is our
intention from Mr. Dulles' statements.
In his February Id speech In the Foreign Policy Association in New York,
hr s;,i,| thai "the I nited Stair- has ,,,,
commitment and no purpose in defend
thr coastal pee-itieeiis a- such." His subsequent remarks on this and other occasions lhal by "as such" he meant thai
we shall defend them only if their conquest by the Communists seems to
presage an attack em Formosa, served
only to make' confusion worse confounded.
Since Peiping is proclaiming night
and day theit ii intends to "liberate"
Formosa, there rem be no doubl that
these islands would be steppiogstones
to their objective, just eis in Nationalist
hands the) constitute Free China's last
best hope of liberating the mainland
from the Communists. But Mr. Dulles
phrase "as such" leaves il open to us to
pretend to ourselves that Communisl
China will cease and elrsisl from aggres-
sieen if we h'l her take the Quemoys and
Matsu in exchange for a cease-fire i"
thr Formosa Straits.
Since everyone must know after our
Korean experience that Peiping, lik'1
Moscow, cannot hr counted upon to
honor even ils treaty ol.ligations muck
lis- any I ii-ll i in It Ih-si iln-s "elrell"—th''
effect of the- "as such" statement is I"
leave the way open for a graceful re-
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Freda Utley, one of America's
foremost authorities on lhe Communist conspiracy, learned Iter
Vl!("s ol' roiuiniiiiisin lhe lieil'lt
was. Formerly n British Labor*
ile, she openly espoused the
Communisl cause In 192K, and
married a citizen ol' the USSR.
In 1930, the moved to Moscow
with tier husband where "ii took
mils ee lew months of lite ill lie.
Soviet I nion lo make me realize
how mistaken I hail been." Her
husband was arrested in 1936,
ami she ami her young son es-
caped Russia only because she
hail retained her British citizen-
ship. [Heedless to say, Freda Utley
was no longer a Communist
after "thai hard winter of
Aii outstanding authority on
communism in general, she has
written several honks on the sullied. In The Dream We I.list, she
described her life in Russia, anil
iii a hoeek better known to Americans, The (.hi,111 Story, she cure-
lully em,I accurately describes
the disastrous China policy which
hees sii,.,,.ssfiilly reduced a great
American ally to ihe indescribable slavery of Communisl despotism.
In this article, stir describes
the present foreign policy of the
I nited Slates, ils future, and ils
probable consequences. Miss
I iley's revelations lo lhe American people through her hooks,
articles ami lectures perform a
remarkable public service.
FACTS FORUM NEWS, April, t>1'