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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • 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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Title File 006
Transcript some quarters for the 'milk-and-water' note sent to Red China demanding the release of the thirteen \mericans that have been convicted as spies. . .. [Yet] the critics of the national administration have left unanswered the question of what else can be done. If we send a very strong note, we must be prepared to back it up with action if the Peiping government should refuse to comply. If we should then take action, it probably would not mean an all-out war with Russia and her allies just at present. But there is a probability that Russia's strategy would be greatly strengthened if we should become bogged in a war with Red China's 400 millions, supplied with Russian arms. We might waste our man-and-material strength in a war of many years while Russia conserved and developed her strength for the big showdown.16 "We might blockade the entire China coast, but it is a long coast and the Red Chinese government has recently received a number of Russian submarines that could cause trouble. The reinforcement brought by these submarines might be at the bottom of what now appears to be a Chinese challenge to our position and prestige in the Far East. "Under any circumstances, the first result of such action by us would bring the immediate death of the Americans whose lives we are now trying to save-. It would also bring the immediate seizure of Hong Kong which tin- British have been desperately endeavoring to hold. It would complicate our relations with France by stirring up new trouble- in Southeast Asia.16 "The fact is that we have worked ourselves—and been worked by others — into such a position that 'discretion must be the better part of valor' until we and our allies can present a solid front in opposition to the front that the Communist world now presents."16 the liberal Ne —Wide World Photo Lerner Said Max Lerner York Post: "The hyperthyroid Congressmen in Sen. Knowland's war dance circle who are issuing daily ultimata and calling loudly for hostilities cannot be as idiotfic- j as they sound.They ought to know that a vicious circle has developed in the relations bet w it n Mao's govern- in e n t a n cl o n r own. "As long as neither nation recognizes the existence of the other . . . chaos will be their envoy and hate- their communique. The Chinese will continue to find reason- for fresh outrages anil \\<- will <io on with a firmer resolve than ever to refuse recognition.17 "War is no solution and protests will do little good. We cannot even retaliate, because we are already using every means short of war by arming and subsidizing Chiang on Formosa. Our relations with Asia will continue to be plunged in darkness until we reach a general settlement of all outstanding issues, including recognition."17 From all parts of the nation, con- servatives and liberals alike raised their voices in warning against the rash and dangerous action urged by the little clique of reactionary politician- whose reputations have been built on the kind of ranting demagoguery that has do" much to keep our nation whipped u1 a frenzy of fear and confusion. The insolent announcement by t Chinese Communists of their outra| ous action against American soldiers just the kind of thing that can goao jittery nation into thoughtless act! The Chinese Communists obviously ' tended for their announcement to ha I hat effect on us. They had been hw ing those American prisoners for mai months — in some cases for years. 11 trials had been held and the sentenfl imposed long before. Bui the Chw Communists chose to make their jj nouncement on the eve of Thank-gi^1" •precisely tin- time when America normally in a holiday mood—in a «fifl homey, friendly frame of mind, »'"''! be most likely to respond irrationa" to the news that American soldiers w'el being imprisoned in a distant, hostf land." NO WAR ACTION Secretary Dulles, in his speech Chicago repudiating the- foolish reoj mendation of Knowland, hinted at t'1 very thing when he said: "Perhaps international communisfl trying by a new way to divide the' "I nations. They Beek to be soothing Europe. They are provocative in A3! "What has happened is a challcn^' us, and indeed to all who want f« to find ways, consistent with peace'- sustain international rights and in" of our citizens, rather llian now tern ing to war action such as naval and I Blockade of Red China. Pei] to ! Ami said Chi, I Y the fail I —Wide World Photo General Ridgway called a halt to Kaesong peace talks in 1 9S1 when these armed Chinese troops marched within three-quarters of a mile of UN truce headquarters. Page 4 After nine- heroic years of spenfl the- blood and treasure of our natiol build the free world into a solid walM resistance against communism-' strengthen ourselves and all our a^ militarily and economically for Uflfl resistance against Soviet imperialist! we must not now undo it all with fo°' (and fruitless) action which, far I relieving the suffering of our nic" China, would no doubt make- mafl even more horrible for them; ^"l alienate the support of our friend! ' over the world who have rushed to j defense iii this Irving moment; would lease- us standing helpless I alone-, with world opinion againfl. and with the vast Communist eiw not weakened but strengthened by I pointless bluster." As matters now stand, this Cofl nist outrage has galvanized the nalioiis into a unity of spirit and ! pose rarely achieved in today's troill? world. Even Great Britain, which ' shown some restraint in comment in? FACTS FORUM NEWS, January, A "A Con In I has I ni mal pari 1' ing sect Am line T res. will I ui "hi 111' aeti cap lica I wai mat wit ten jeo the vel, v?
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