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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 3, March 1956 - File 045. 1956-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 16, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/979/show/954.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 3, March 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date March 1956
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. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript 71 Radio Fuee Europe's Own Story Appears ox Page 16 of This Issue 4 Close-up View of Radio Free Europe By JIRI (GEORGE) BRADA \ Tiniiii Insiai.i.mim (.'i>\< lusion 0 N THE one hand, Radio Free Europe has urged Czechs to do overtime in factories giving I "\ evasive consolations, never men- i a"iig how and when liberation could achieved; on the other, through {r°vocative agitation, it has practical- r; ln«ted them to revolt. Such policy, () the surface, appears contradictory. JJ" second thought, we might wonder '"' of this confusion is clue to inept- iii 8 as the Western governments r,.i J10* prepared to supply potential s '('ls with weapons, no rebellion can (ii|U<('' Only people who are unac- «! '"nted with the nature of commu- ,|]■ " [an hope to overthrow Commu- a Sovernments with outside assist- govltainly tne Present United States Pcit?"1Mlt'nt 's not inclined to arm \v v*tial insurrectionists. Even if it itssori to- a horde of United Nations jk tlates would prevent it from going I ;,;;"'■ Why then does Radio Free r,.,,'jl>(' fail to warn resolutely against r?lts at this time? ,„, '".'"osly enough, Lenin favored r,., .''' Uprisings — against his own ''''V'1']' '°r ""thing exposes more glar- ;,]^l fie stattncliest freedom fighters, Orrr,,^otning offers a more striking inate t" ; comr i|)|)(„ever the reason may be ■ (S-he unity to exterminate the most 'carted foes of communism. , ._ and it li'(j[(,'"'s "lost worthwhile to get to the '•Uov "'tt, °m of the situation - Radio Free ^,'s forum News, March, 1956 Europe again and again has played the role of the agent provocateur. Whether or not any sabotage was intended, the policy has actually been of benefit tei the Communists. First of all, RFE has pictured the enemy as weak while in reality he is strong. "Life Behind the Iron Curtain," on April 26, 1953, at 8:45 a.m., exclaimed: "There is chaos, uncertainty and fear in the Soviet Union and among its leaders." "Best Article," on April 24, 1953, at 9:05 a.m., stated that "there are rifts within the system," and on April 17 it claimed that "we face the beginning of a dissolution process which affects the entire regime." Few Americans know that the broadcast of RIAS, the American broadcasting station in Berlin, shared in the responsibility for the tragic 1953 rebellion of the Germans in the Soviet zone — a rebellion which led to the arrest and annihilation of tens of thousands of our best friends behind the Iron Curtain. Practically no American knows that RFE has sent the same sort of abortive action programs to the Czechs. On February 8, 1952, at 9:15 p.m., Milos Vanek, on "Economic Program," approvingly spoke of the rise of "armed brigade's against their leaders in the Communist party itself." Hopefully he observed that "the signs . . . are already on the horizon." 1 HE AUTHOR, whose integrity has heen attested to hy a famous American general, present and former members of Congress, ami members of the Bavarian parliament (Landtag), this month concludes his analysis of Radio Free Europe. In two preceding installments Mr. Brada has indicated that appeasement and reconciliation characterize the programs of RFE, which attack Russian imperialism rather than communism; that the plans of fleeing escapees have been sabotaged by specific detailed information of past escapes, which have enabled Communist police to plug the last holes in the Iron Curtain; and that on many occasions RFE's line coincides with what the Communists desire. "Do these editors who urge the Czech people to follow such advice," asked Mr. Brada, "have a soft spot in their hearts for the Communists — or are they following the orders of men whose hearts and minds are hard as steel?" The author, now a journalist in Germany, stresses that a clear and shining beacon is the desperate need of the oppressed people in Europe who are willing to fight for their liberties. When in Czechoslovakia public demonstrations took place in 1953, Radio Free Europe pictured them in Inflammatory scenes. The other programs reflected the same attitudes. On June 21, 1953, at 12.15 p.m., the perennial "Sunday Comments of Ferdinand Peroutka," referring to the tragic and fatal uprising among the Germans, told the Czechs: "Do you know that tens of thousands of workers there are on the march, shouting 'Ivan, go ■ Page 43
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