•ire winning friends in the UN, permit
'he United Nations to set our policy.
WAIT FOR RIGHT MOOD
At first, the Communists loudly re-
l'-'l all suggestions for negotiation. This
is merely a pail of the act—designed
'" make ,,s eager, so thai when they do
consent to negotiate, we will be in a
wood to give them what they want,
'nat s how they have already conquered
half of Asia. That's how they plan to
'"'"pier the other half, take Formosa,
Siielali- Chiang Kai-shek, gel into the
"ileal Nations, and force America to
'xll'nel diplomatic recognition lo them.'"
From 1915 to 1955. America, under
,'°lli Democratic and Republican administrations, has walked into every trap
"' (.liinesc Communists have set for
tor ten years, our consistent China
Policy has been one' of appeasing the
■""uni,„i>i> behind, of course, a fac-
:""' of bluster which is strictly for Amor-
"'ao home consumption."
. "he,, the Democrats were appeasing
','' Communists, however, there was
.'""'spread public complaint about it.
"' Republicans, having achieved bi-
lsan harmony and national unity ill
. e'r policy of appeasement, arc reeeiv-
.''- public praise for taking a fir
Ra,nst the Cnmrminisls.1
. "'' into the Formosa Strait to neu-
';"<'■<• Chiang Kai-shek ii, 1950 are the
|j) ones who are now applauding thc
''/'"I'lie-ans for doing the same thing,
,,| '." line will, the President's widely ac-
juried message lo Congress on lhe For-
»an crisis, we have once again neu-
*nzed Formosa will, our Seventh Fleet
,i a";' mo,,-. We have- publicly named for
^Communists lhe e,ffsh,,re- Nationalist
,^"'is which we- will permit them lo
'': and we have deliberately remained
'!"'"- ,,l if,,.
aboul ih,- remaining important
s. such ;is Matsu anel Qncmoy—
Chinese Nationalist troops move artillery up
under watchful eyes of the U.S. Seventh Fleet.
leaving these islands on the bargaining
table as an invitation to ihe Communists to come and negotiate for them.-"
If and when we- complete this purchase of another meaningless agreemenl
wilh the Communists al the expense of
Chiang Kai-shek—where will we be?
FINAL BETRAYAL OF FREEDOM
\\ c will be well on lhe- w;,v toward tin-
final betrayal of the cause of freedom
in Asia the- betrayal which Dean Acheson tried In engineer in 1919 when he-
had Philip Jessup prepare- lhal lying
white pap,-,- which said thai Formosa
was of no strategic importance to us ami
lhal we should therefore permit the
Communists lo take il.'-'
America, of course, should never
again send another American soldier to
-Wide World Photo
S- Air Force Sabrejets lined up on the ready line at an air base near Taipeh, Formosa.
Ts FORUM NEWS, March, 1955 Be sure and see page l~<
—Wide World Photo
ramp to ship for evacuation from the Tachens
■ lie in Asia. We never should have per
miiie-el ourselves i,i gel involved in
Asiatic affairs as we now arc. Bul we
are involved, and we can't just walk
away. There is a way out—with honor.
\\ ilh one of our fleets lhe e,,,,- that's
already over there— and wilh lhe ground
forces lhat Syngman Rhee anil (hieing
Kai-shek could supply, we- I without
landing one American soldier on the
Asian mainland I could ele-slnev the
Communist regime in China.-1
If we would gather together the vasl
military stores which we- are- scattering
all over the earth now in places where
they never will be- used t*> fight communism, and pour those military supplier in le, Chiang Kai-shek ;,n,l Syngman Rhee, we- probably could starl a
rapid disintegration of Communisl
power. The Communists have already
murdered over twenty million Chinese.
The) an- bound to Inn,- millions ,,l bitter and implacable enemies inside- (Ihina.
If well-feel and well-equipped Asiatic
armies from Formosa ami South Korea
started simultaneous invasions of the
Chinese mainland, il is more than
likely lhal widespread rebellion and
wholesale desertions from lln- Communist ranks would break mil all over
China and in Indochina.2'
Whal if all this didn't happen? \\ hal
if the Communists destroyed Chiang
Kai-shek and Syngman Rhee?
There is one- thing we can be sure
of: America cannol fight Asia's war for
Asia. If there are nol enough Asians
willing and able to fight leer their own
freedom, wilh us giving the wherewithal
to fight, then \sia simply e';,nnee[ be