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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript r Pi I'"'' „;3..1 sa..ll' ,..3..r ,-eii.l1 lisl" g.8jP sen111. " .■:."" - I>« " ' sail" " 8:0*^ one.""' a.,""1" ni!! * 1 '■:«'', a L.tfl 7 3'"'; ■ ,■;»»' P£46£ /iV Ot/fl TIME? (Continued Irian Page 32) Ircal if the Presidenl continues lo believe "that there is no alternative to peace." It would in fact seem thai the onh difference between U.S. and British pol- ,cy is theii London wants us to compel Chiang Kai-shek to abandon the Quc- 'novs and Matsu withoul anv i/uiil pro '/""■ whereas Washington wants at least a teieii cease-fire and an end to Peiping's daily proclamation of its intention to attack Formosa. GUARANTEED NO INTERFERENCE Since the I Inited States has let it be understood that the Communists need nol fear war with us so long as they only nibble- at the offshore islands; and since we have forbidden the Nationalist air force and navy to bomb the airfields fte Communists are constructing eit foochow. e,r to interfere with the ship- Ping bringing war supplies to Foochow ■"id Aniov. sir have in effect guaranteed '" tin Communists that there will be no "it'-rfercncc with their preparations tor !'u' all-oul assault on the islands which Ur should regard as preparatory to an a|lac|< on Formosa and which would ""ein war with us. ll is almost as if jje bad told the' enemy that we won't ''"lit him until lie is good anil ready a"d will have a fair chance lo will. "n his return from Asia, on March 6. ™«. Dulles spoke as if he had become convinced thai firm opposition to any '"'dilional Communisl expansion is es- 8ential i<> leliiik "the crumbling away" ?' allied authority in Asia. But, as the }<■"' York Times also reported on March 7: Nothing in Mr. Dulles' remarks to,lav fMarrh 61 ,,,- during liis tour has removed tin- uncertaint] aboul whal tbe ' -S. will, oi will not, .1.. aboul die off- *Ore islands. -Nobody, except God ami maybe I'resi- ,'hl F.isenhower. although even ihis is '""I'tful. knows whether we shall, or ''" noI. fight lo defend lhe Quemoy i''"1 Matsu offshore islands. The Amcr- '"' public certainly docs not know and ('".' only choose between the venv ing "'nions ..I commentators, columnists I "' editorial writers. Congress does not ,,""»■ although Knowland ?•' We shall and Men's,- lhal i1."1,' It would seem lhal neither \li 'hill, ""HI, does determined nn thai neither nor Vilmii'.il Radford knows, al f •■*.. the latter definitely, and the '"'""'i- .linn.st certainly, wants us to °P die further triumphant advance of ".'""iiinism in Asia by a firm stand. .The Chines,. Nationalists don't know. I, """-'li the) undersl I originally that l"' administration hail pledged iise-lf to '' I' diem defend these strategically and "'""'.ilK mi tenii i-lamls. Their for eign minister. George K. C. A eh. having staled on February 10 thai the U.S. had promised lo defend the Quemoys and Matsu, retreated from his premise next day. After leaving the Slate Department, on the day he returned to Formosa, he weis reported by the New York Times as sav imi: lhal '"he had not intended to leave' the impression that the l.S. had given the Nationalist Chinese a specific pledge." Mr. A eh added that he would not "eliminate lhat possibility" bul said lhal '"il is for the United Stales to decide." —Wide World Photo President Eisenhower and Secretory of State Dulles Tbe Communists don'l know, and therein lies the greatest danger of war. leir. as we- should know from past experience, all wars are started by one miscalculation. History shows that both the first and second world wars might never have occurred if the intentions of the Western powers had been realized. But, as Sygnman Rhee has remarked. "There is an old saying that those who will not learn from history will be required Ii. repeal il." Ironically, considering lhe Republican campaign promises of 1952, it weis left lo .fames I'. Richards, the South Carolina Democrat who now heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to remark, on March 6. that lhe United States is risking em armed clash over the Matsu and Oucmov islands l.v withholding il- intentions regarding them. As he wisely slated, lhe consequence is likely lo he thai the Communists "will stent probing out our intentions. .. ami in doing so will open an armed clash." ll was al-o Mr. Richards who. on March 6, stated that when the joint resolution .ni Formosa was voted ihe administration had misled Congress into believing that il wa- guaranteeing the defense of the offshore islands, ll was also a Democrat. Senator George of Georgia, who pointed out the implications of Dulles' report, when he slated on March I! thai: The Communists portray us ns sseeek. and unless the free people ret ei clear sense ..I ..ur strength ond of mu willing. ness to use it. tlee-y nieev conclude that communism is ^..inei to win and then thev hee.l better join up. "acts FORUM NEWS, April, 1955 On lhe same day lhal Dulles was reporting lo lhe Senate Foreign Affairs Committee that the whole of Southeast \sia will be in danger unless the 1 .S.A. "makes its influence fell in a positive way," Air. Eden was telling the House of Commons lhal a Formosan cease-fire and withdrawal of the Nationalist Chinese' from the offshore islands could pave the way for consideration of Red China's entry into the United Nations "at an appropriate stage." When questioned concerning Eden's statement, so completely at variance with bis own. Mr. Dulles is reported to have said that he "knew nothing about it." Rut on February 11 Drew Aliddleton had reported to the New York Times thai Herbert Morrison had said that day: "The United Slates intends to retire from situations imperiling peace, such as insistence on occupation of islands near the Chinese mainland." As Air. Aliddleton also wrote, no "factual information" on this bad been made public, hut in London it seemed as if some "reassuring information" about lhe islands "bad passed from Washington to London." This no doubt accounts for Air. Eden's affirmative reply in the House of Commons on March H lo a question as to whether British "friendship, cooperation and consultation with lhe United Slates remained as strong as ever." This was on the same day lhal lhe British Foreign Secretary praised lhe 1 nited Stales for having "effectively restrained the Chinese Nationalists from initiating attacks against the Chinese mainland" and for having "persuaded" Chiang Kai-shek lo evacuate the Tachens. BRITAIN'S PRIVATE DEAL Il would therefore seem probable thai the Alsop brothers were eorreel when they reported lhat Dulles had made il elear lo Eden at Bangkok lhat if Britain could arrange a "private deal" along these' lines, we could "persuade" the Nationalists lo withdraw from lhe offshore islands. Stewart Alsop represented Eden as offering lhe carrot to the Communisl donkev while' Dulles threatens it with a slick. Those who want us to stand by our Chinese allies mighl view them instead as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. "Pull devil, pull baker"—Britain's intentions are all loo plain while ours are veiled in tlle obscurity of double talk and double ihink. Moreover, British views are reinforced by the powerful voices of out own appeasei's and anli- anti-Communists eis voiced by the New ) ork Times .ind Washington Post and a host of American so-called liberal commentators and columnists who have' no conception of Communist aims and methods, or of the clear and present danger which menaces the United Stellcs. Taife 5(9
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