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Title Facts Forum News, Vol.5, No. 8, August 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date August 1956
Language eng
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  • 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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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript Conununist goal of world domination, but that as a practical matter war Would be extremely hazardous to her plans at this time. Commentator John T. Flynn observed in a Mutual Broadcast on May 20, 1956: The Russian leaders have taken [he Position that they want no more war ami are interested only in making their Communist system work. Now, I believe that ls true. 1 don't mean I believe communism h a good thing, hut 1 believe that the Communist leaders have now got on their nands the enormous problem of carrying °'lt their promises lo produce abundance and freedom for these hordes of slaves. They are trying to make the Czechs and Albanians and Poles and Hungarians and others trust them. Actually, these various Populations hale (he Hussiaus. and thai hatred is the great hazard for the Russian Bwemment. Ihe big problem that confronts Mr. Khrushchev and Mr. Bulganin i.s not to 8rao more lands and peoples hut to try to quiet those they already have. For that "Mson ii is perfectly obvious thai the Russian leaders want no war. If they became WVolved in a war with the West, all these conquered peoples would he a frightful "azard. S,i the Russian leaders want no W;u. not because they are sweet and ®en-ue, hut because they' are practical poli- l('ians and are afraid of what war would *> l» them." Tthermore, Mr. Flynn accuses the ,°"Callcd internationalists of promot- "" the fear of war with Russia in "rder to promote the boom of fantastic Vending on militarism, and more par- lc,ilarly in order to convince NATO '"ions that they are now compelled Organize more solidly along world ^"V|,niincnt lines, believing this, nianv J^ericans feel that NATO has served js usefulness - that it should either (" dissolved or remain as it is now, ' n"iarily a military organization. They ee' it should certainly nol be broad- '"'l to encompass other fields. . n appraising what the Russian pol- ■ changes mean. Secretary Dulles ti"l('<s the opinion of the State Depart- .,(illt and the President w lien he warns '"policy can be changed again over- ""t, and that there has been no sub- .a.nt'al proof that the Soviets are (,0ln"; anv thing other than building up t,Plr own strength and furthering |,,<lr own interests by creating the •,.. ls"»n that they are more reasonable. e necessity for their new attitude, ( "r('<ner. has been brought about be- j Use the unity and strength of the JJ* nations demonstrated, by the net- L ** "I mutual security treaties, and ,(-M'd In our mobile striking power, 'Pi 'ai '""■ "Behind Ihe Headlines," Broadcast M- .j, '""..I Broadcasting System, Slav 20, 1956. N'ai,,""''•■ "Hie Mutual Se y Program and tl»' Lord Ismay, Secretary-General of NATO, stands before Hie official NATO flag and emblem, which is white on a navy blue background. He explains the symbolism of the flag as being "a four-pointed star representing the compass that keeps us on the right road, the path of peace, and a circle representing the unity that binds together the fifteen countries of NATO. won: WORM) have shown the Soviet rulers the futility of their policies of violence.' Mr. Dulles points out that even though they have admitted sonic of flic lies and false testimony which marked political trials of the Stalin era, they have tailed to repudiate "two of the most outrageous lies ever perpetrated by any government, ami both perpetrated by Stalin: the lie that South Korea was the aggressor in the Korean war, and the lie that the United Nations forces in that war used genu warfare against the Chinese Communists. "8 Our Secretary of State has urged that if we want the Communists to continue desisting from violence, we had better continue doing the things which have led them to desist, for the Soviets have not lost the capacity to be violent. Their old policies could quickly reappear if we faltered in the policies which have checked them. The most significant thing about the Atlantic alliance, say its advocates, is not so much what has happened as what has nol happened. Before N \T(> began, for instance, we were harassed by a long series of crises in Europe, such as the Communist war in Greece, Ihe Berlin blockade, the Czechoslovak coup, military threats against Norway and Turkey, and so forth. On the other hand, since NATO came into being there have been no military hostilities of any kind in the European area and the Communists have gained no additional territory. Illustrating this point Secretary Murphy remarked: Our current situation reminds me of a Story I once heard about a highway that ■M, ">' I I, 1956, p. 789. b A°rs Foium News, August. 1956 "Dulles, "'I'll,' 'lime Has Come to Expand •NATO,'" V. S. News C- World Report, May -1, era;, p. 104. went through a mountain village. There was a very high cliff at a sharp turn in the highway, and quite a number of travelers failed to make it. There was considerable agitation for a project to build a fence at (his point, and this was eventually done. After several years had gone by, however, a traveler happened to he passing through Ihe village and noticed thai the fence had been removed, lie stopped to ask one of the natives about it and received a verv- simple explanation. "We kept the fence there for about three years," the old fellow said, "hut nohodv fell off the cliff any more, so vvc took it down."1' What about disarmament? The announcement that the Soviet Union had reduced its armed forces by 1,200,000 answered a question that lor more than a year lias perplexed Washington experts who study the statistics that come out of the Sov iet Union. It seems these specialists had noticed an unexplained rise in the labor force, particularly in agriculture, of more than a million people in the fall of 19.54. They now believe this increase came from the cut in the armed forces, probably made a year and a half ago and just now announced because ol the propaganda value."' Many of these laborers are believed to be working in munitions plants, on atomic or hydrogen bomb projects, or in other vv av s strengthening their military might. Additionally, Secretary Dulles reminded flic world that we had proposed at the recent London Disarmament Conference mutual manpower reductions twice as large under an inspection system, which the Russians rejected. Without some kind ol an inspection system we have no way ol knowing whether the Russian figures on disarmament are correct or not. 'Murphy, op. iii . p. 649. ""'llu.si.i." Human Events, June 2. 1050. p. 2. Page 7 I
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