7 July 1967. Thought for the Week: "Rightness expresses actions, what straightness does of lines; and there can no more be two-kinds of right action then there can be two kinds of straight lines.
SOVIET UNION'S BIG VICTORY IN MIDDLE EAST
Eric Butler reports from London on the eve of his departure for South Africa and Rhodesia.
"The Daily Telegraph of June 28 quotes
British expert on the Middle East, Sir John Clubb, as expressing the view in a
coming book that recent events in the Middle East have been a major victory for
the Soviet Union. Sir John points out that the military defeat of the Arabs has
made them even more dependent upon the Communists for military and other assistance.
Other experts on the Middle East also agree with Sir John Clubb's realistic assessment
of the situation as compared with the view of the superficial commentators that
Communism has suffered a major set back.
The immediate flash point which led to military conflict was produced when UN Secretary-General U Thant suddenly took it on himself, and obviously with the support of his top Communist officials at the UN, to agree to Nasser's demand that UN troops be removed immediately from the area they were patrolling. It becomes extremely unlikely that Nasser made any of his moves except in consultation with Moscow.
The main unanswered question is: Did
the Soviet deliberately produce a crisis, which they knew would result in an Israeli
One interesting item of news to come out of the crisis was that the Soviet has now stopped Russian Jews from migrating to Israel. It was not generally known previously that the Soviet was permitting Russian Jews to migrate to Israel
Already all the Western European nations have had it brought home to them that their oil supplies from the Middle East is in serious jeopardy. They have also discovered the vital importance of the sea-route around the Cape of Good Hope when the Suez Canal is closed. But it is certain that the use of this longer route from the Middle East to Western Europe is going to increase the price of oil and oil products.
On my way to address a meeting in Dublin this week I noted the evening press headlines, which stated that the price of petrol might be increased by 10 pence a gallon. An increase in the price of oil must stimulate still further the destructive inflationary policies in Western Europe. The time may not be far away when the nations of Western Europe discover that they can only obtain their oil supplies on the terms dictated by the Communists strategists.
The realities of the situation
have even made an impact on British Foreign Minister Mr. George Brown, who has
had to defy the extreme Left-wing of the Labour Party with his assurance to the
Arabs that British military support will be provided if required after the British
base at Aden has been closed. It is also generally recognised that at least some
pretence must be made of criticising Israel at the UN in an attempt to prevent
the Arabs from turning completely against the Western nations. But this means
a stand against International Political Zionism.
The current crisis has brought
out once again the vital question which has been raised in the past by anti-Zionist
Jews: What is the position of Zionist Jews in the countries in which they live
when the policies of these countries conflict with the policies of Israel?
I am informed that Zionist Jews in Rhodesia have caused widespread resentment amongst Rhodesians with a demand that they be permitted to send funds out of the country to help Israel. Rhodesians point out that they object to their urgently required financial reserves being used to help a foreign country, which has been a vociferous opponent of Rhodesian Independence.
The present situation in the Middle East has enabled me to show British and Irish audiences that the very survival of Western Europe depends upon Southern Africa remaining under the control of Governments loyal to Western Civilisation. While it is true, as Sir John Glubb has said that Communist strategy has been further advanced as a result of the Middle East crisis, it has also made it easier to show people the reality of what is happening. We can only work on in the hope that sufficient awakening and appropriate action will come before it is too late.
DENIS WARNER SEEKS THE DESTRUCTION OF MARSHAL KY
"Ky is running scared and crooked"
Headline to Warner article in Melbourne Herald June 30.
In an election which was forced on Vietnam by the "World Opinion" formed by the
world press and the minions employed to form that 'opinion' Air Marshal Ky is
being cast in the role of the villain. He is being afforded the same treatment,
by the same men that were handed out to President Diem. Under Diem the South Vietnamese
were defeating the Communists. The Americans prior to his assassination had only
a handful of advisers in Saigon. With his death the country was leaderless and
quickly disintegrated and the Communists made their greatest gains.
But even so without the Warner's, Lippman's and others it is doubtful if they would have felt secure. In those days Warner was writing almost exactly what he is now writing about Ky. "President Diem, has served only to give a false veneer of respectability to one of the most sinister, ruthless power groups to disgrace the modern Asian scene." Herald September 11, 1963.
In the place of Cabot Lodge is Ellsworth Bunker with even a worse history of pro-Communist policy making. But A.M. Ky is proving an astute opponent for the Warner's and for Mr. Bunker. The whole of Australia must be chortling at the about-face forced upon Warner in those two headlines. Humility is something Mr. Warner does not understand, and the decision of A.M. Ky to step out of the Presidential battle was quite possibly an example of strength and humility, which will defeat both the Warner's and the Communists, as well as bunker the Bunker's.
TSHOMBE. IMPEACHMENT OF WESTERN CONSCIENCE
"Moise Tschombe, the former Premier of the Congo, is headed for almost certain death by a firing squad," The Herald July 4.
kidnapping of Moise Tschombe from a British aircraft hijacked by communist thugs
without a word of protest from "World Leaders" or that "shocked conscience" which
is always so evident whenever Communist plans or hirelings are threatened with
justice, is an act of barbarism which must nauseate the strongest of stomachs
among loyal patriots.
Those who gloat in anticipation
of his impending end such as Mr. John Tidey, correspondent to The Age July
5, are to be pitied. After describing Tschombe as a "turncoat" African leader,
and repeating the old lie that Tshombe was the murderer of former Congo Premier,
Patrice Lumumba, Tidey writes what could be described as the epitaph of civilisation.
C.I.A. AIDS AUSTRALIA'S LEFTWING INTELLECTUALS
"A Melbourne radical journal has received money from an organisation backed by the United States Central Intelligence Agency." The Age July 1.
If there is anyone in need of disillusionment about the C.I.A. as an instrument
to fight communism, this latest revelation should shatter all such misconceptions.
The radical journal referred to is Dissent, which represents the Fabian
socialist viewpoint. Its contributors are obsessed with presenting living death
(planned control from the cradle to the grave) as the only acceptable form of
organised society. As a sideline they take it upon themselves to attack and smear
those concerned with preserving the free society.
This example of how American funds are spent should bring home to Australians the problem. American conservatives have at home where government funds find their way into the hands of those promoting communism. But it is a natural result of the 'welfare from cradle to grave' through high taxation policy.
Book of the Week
THE DEATH PENALTY If
you ever had any doubts about the rightness of Christians supporting the principle
of Capital Punishment, this small booklet (30 pages) will dispel them. Send to
Heritage Bookshop Box 1226L, P.O. Melbourne. Victoria.
CANBERRA PUZZLED BY WHEAT SALE
"The recent $90 million sale for wheat to Communist China on cash terms has intrigued senior officials and diplomats in Canberra." Stock and Land, June 7.
It has been the usual practice of the Chinese Communists to ask for extended terms. This sale for cash has intrigued observers and officials. Increasing agitation in S.E. Asia and especially Hong Kong could well be the cause of the sale if the Chinese intend further territorial expansion. It is pointed out that if the Chinese move against Hong Kong the British could freeze their assets there, and payment for what comes from funds held in Hong Kong and London.
Recent disturbances in Burma reveal the pattern of organised Chinese Communist
violence which are a prelude to gaining concessions such as were obtained in Portuguese
Macao. Recent radio reports over the ABC indicate the possibility of Communist
puppet Dr. Soekarno being reinstated in Indonesia as resident. He has never been
stripped of those powers. His return would herald the resurgence of the Communists
as once again a major force in Indonesia.
THREE BIG BUILDING UNIONS AMALGAMATE
Members of three big building unions in nation wide ballots have voted 'yes' for amalgamation into a giant 100, 000 member union." The Herald July 4.
Such an amalgamation of building unions represents a major victory to the Communist conspiracy. Major upheavals in the building industry will vitally affect every branch of Australian Industry. There has never been hitherto national control of this vital industry. All unions have been organised on a State basis.
The first objectives will be an attack on the economic base of our sick economy. The attack, which will take the form of agitation for increased margins and a reduced working week, will give tremendous stimulation to inflationary pressures. The fact that no section of the Australian society will benefit is assured by past history. Only the centralisers stand to gain.
ON TARGET BULLETIN
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