|November 2007 Newsletter|
|Rebels in the conflicted nation were
non-Communist "agrarian reformers," "left-
wing democrats," idealistic "nationalists."
|They were Communists –|
trained, financed, equipped by
Russia or a satellite country.
|Anti-Communists there were "reactionary
elitists" whom the U.S. should shun.
|The U.S. helped push the nation from bad |
authoritarianism to worse totalitarianism.
|Ceasefires were desirable,
on terms satisfactory
to the Communists.
|If anti-Communists were winning, the U.S. |
demanded ceasefires, which Communists
violated to improve their position.
|All parties to the
conflict must join in a
|Communists in the coalition government|
seized the internal security apparatus.
Anti-Communists then quit or were fired.
|The U.S. should cut economic and
military aid, to bend anti-Communists to the ceasefires and coalition government.
|Communists got |
much military aid
from the Soviet bloc.
|Anti-Communists were demoralized
because their leaders were corrupt.
|Anti-Communists were demoralized |
because they lacked arms and ammunition.
|The U.S. was fighting Communism.||The U.S. was empowering Communists.|
|Communists won due to internal
causes beyond U.S. control.
|The capacity for self-deception was great because the need for illusion was deep.|