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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 9, October 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 9, October 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
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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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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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Transcript maintain their ascendancy, we are now unwittingly giving encouragement to the minority which argues that Germany can never be reunited, or have any hope of security except by making her own bargain with Moscow. It may be that our "re-education" of the German people has succeeded all too well as evidenced by the opposition to military service evidenced among the youth. But even if the old courage and patriotism and capacity for self-sacrifice in pursuit of an ideal—true or false— have survived among the German people, we cannot hope to enlist these qualities for the defense of Western civilization so long as we continue to deny them the right to pursue legitimate national objectives; and prevent them from developing their military potential to the full extent required to safeguard Europe from Communist conquest—much less by creating the impression that German soldiers are to be cannon fodder for the defense of France, as happened when General von Bonin was recently dismissed from the Bonn government's embryo Defense Ministry for his opposition to the NATO strategy of holding the Rhine line instead of tbe Elbe. Nor should we continue to ignore the effect on German opinion of our continuing to hold incarcerated at Landsberg, in Bavaria, German soldiers and officers who were condemned by U. S. Mililarv Courts for having obeyed orders, or because they were induced to "confess" to war crimes by methods similar to those used upon our own American prisoners of war captured in Korea. We should ask ourselves how young Germans can be expected to enlist voluntarily, or agree to be drafted, into a new German army, so long as we still hold prisoner men who were teenagers in 1946 when they were condemned by U. S. Military Courts, on no better evidence than their "confessions" under torture, or the word of Communist accusers who long since took refuge in the East Zone of Germany or in Soviet Russia. The subject of U. S., British and French "war crimes" trials, like that of the Nuremberg tribunal, would require a separate article. Here I am concerned only to point out that we cannot expect the youth of Germany to be ready to fight at our side in defense of liberty, so long as other Germans languish in the jails to which they were condemned without "due process," during the period when woe to the vanquished was the mainspring of our policy, and when we treated the Communists as "democratic" The majority of the people of West Germany may not care enough about their "brothers in the East" to risk their own security in order to liberate them. The danger lies rather in their growing doubt thai the security of the Federal Republic is insured by its adherence to \ VTO and ils close ties with the LInited States. Colonel William Heimlich, a former U. S. Army intelligence officer who recently returned from a visit to Germany, has told me that Moscow is now wooing the Germans with the following argument, presented to them by the Communist spokesmen of East Germany: Twelve divisions of German troops will he- worthless for your defense sn long as the I eeile-el Steel,-- elenies veeei either atom bombs nr guide-el missiles, and otherwise restricts your military capacity in deference to France. If, on the other hand, you will break your ties with the West, we will not only permit the reunification of Germany in "peace and freedom" hut also offer you the prospect of developing atomic power in partnership with us to our mutual advantage. On May 19th General Gruenther told the U. S. conference of mayors, meeting in New York, that the Soviet campaign of "sweetness and light," is intended to prevent Germany from contributing to Western military strength and to ban atomic weapons. He went on to say that the A-bomb is the only weapon which gives the Western powers a chance to balance the military equation, and that therefore "it would be folly to throw it away." After expressing his belief that the West, on account of its overwhelming air capabilities, could defeat a Russian attack in Europe now, he stated that NATO "could not prevent the overrunning of Europe until it had German military support" and unless we can use the atomic bomb. General Gruenther also said: There is very great danger that public- opinion will force political leaders into dangerous compromises that might eventually turn to our great disadvantage. Since Geneva there is reason to believe that the Germans are more afraid thai we shall succumb to the temptation to make a disastrous deal with Moscow for tbe sake of "peaceful co-existence" than of their own neutralists or appeas- ers; or of those few Germans who harbor the illusion that if Germany and Russia get together the Germans will eventually rule lhe roost. In a word, we can be sure of Germany if -he- can be sure of us. Fair Means or Foul All llu- world knows the spiril of the Olympics. It is the very spirit of amateur sportsmanship. Il is the spirit that encourages observance of moral laws. It is the spirit that generates a wholesome respect for ethical standards, ll is the ultimate expression of thai intuitive -ense of honesty, integrity, and fair play that can be found and cultivated in the heart of every man—regardless of race. creed, political conviction or social standing. Since the revival of the Olympic I lames in Athens, Greece, in 1896, Olympic Committees of every nation have recognized thai the true spirit of sportsmanship rules out even the slightest taint of professionalism or commercialism. They have realized that a subsidized athletic endeavor is subjeel to the control eiml domination of the sponsoring agent—be it private interest or national govern- mi-iit. fly John Marshall Hitler U. S. Senator from Maryland Yet. are we in the United States— where our record of excellence in the field of amateur sportsmanship is a by-product of our unique system of government—allowing the Soviet Union to pollute the Olympic Games; to use, with diabolic deceit, the spirit of sportsmanship as a velvet-gloved iron fist to ruthlessly hammer out their godless propaganda? It should be clearly evident to those with eyes to see that the Communists— who will subvert everything from the Deity to the invention of the sewing machine-, lo serve llieir cause—have their sinister eyes fixed upon the 1956 Olympic Games. And llieir ulterior motive is to advance nol lhe cause of fairplay and sportsmanship, but the international Communist conspiracy. The Soviet athlete is not an amateur. He is a paid propaganda agent. He is just one more slave in the hideous chain- gang of brainwashed individuals. He musl win. not for the indulgence of his understandable human desire to excel, but to enhance the prestige of that vast, sprawling Soviet slave state which is unalterably committed to the ultimate extinction of every principle which the Olympic Games attempt to promote. Make no mistake, the Soviets are not interested in games ... in sports. They eire committed bv llieir Marxist ideology. b\ their literature, by their passion for world domination—domination in athletics today, domination in world conquest tomorrow—to win. To win by fair means or foul! The least we can do is to bar the Soviet Union and its satellites from the Olympics until such times as thev show "some respect for the cardinal rules of the game." FACTS FORUM NEWS, October, 1955 Page 23
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