Poor Guesses Made By Insiders on Bridges’ Power In Soviet Strategy

Category:  Historical Reprints
SourceThe Cincinnati Enquirer, 29 Mar 1953, Sun, Page 53


Poor Guesses

Made By Insiders

On Bridges’ Power In Soviet Strategy

Riesel Points To Evidence Obtained in France,
Other Factors

BY VICTOR RIESEL

 

EXCERPT:
(The start of this article appears in Riesel’s other syndicated piece, “Strong Man Harry“.)

 
Walsh believes that Bridges reports weekly to Comrade Fressinet on what is happening on the Alaskan-U.S.-Central American-South American waterfronts as well as Hawaii.

LaborThis long line includes many of our vital operations.  There are our defenses in Alaska.  Only last January Bridges had his fishermen’s division in conference there.  There is the obvious Hawaiian strategic area — where as far back as February 14, 1951, Bridges had his union chiefs officially demand that the United States withdraw troops from Korea.

And there is the Soviet invasion of Guatemala.  While we’re spending scores of millions of dollars on the Florida guided missile range and radar stations which can detect and cut down enemy aircraft approaching the Panama Canal, the Russians have virtually seized Guatemala and control airfields there just a few hundred miles from the Big Ditch.  Only a few days ago, President Eisenhower was informed of this in detail by Ambassador Rudolf Schienfeld, envoy to that Central American government.

And who helped give the Guatemalan Communists their first labor strength?  None other than Bridges’ friend, Comrade Andre Fressinet.  In 1950 he dispatched two Sovieteers, Maurice Carroue and Ilio Bosi, to Guatemala to set up the “popular front” which finally captured labor there.  How much more need be said?

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Canadian Quits Union Post; Hits Moscow On U.S. Spies

Category:  Historical Reprints
SourceThe Cincinnati Enquirer, 28 Feb 1953, Sat, Page 5


Canadian Quits Union Post;
Hits Moscow On U.S. Spies

QUEBEC, Feb. 27 QPS — The newspaper L’Action Catholique today quoted Pat Walsh, Quebec labor oragnizer, as saying he has quit the Communist Party because the party ordered Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, U.S. atom spies, saved “to protect Communist espionage.”  The Rosenbergs have been sentenced to die in the electric chair.

“Neither myself, nor my friends objected to seeking the clemency of the courts,” Walsh said in a published interview, “but orders were to save them at all costs to protect Communist espionage.”

Walsh said party officials in Moscow took the view that if the “blunderers” were executed “it would henceforth be much more difficult to keep and recruit spies.”

“That is when I understood something that had often shocked me,” Walsh said.  “That is, the interests of Moscow taking precedence over everything else, and to a point that noncommunists do not suspect.”

The Roman Catholic paper also carried Walsh’s 2500-word letter of resignation from a number of organizations which he said were Communist-inspired and Communist-run.

Walsh said Red plans for sabotage included dynamiting of hydro-electric power plants and setting of forest fires in the event of a war with Soviet Russia.  He said these orders were passed on to leaders of forest workers’ unions through a party official in the Lakehead area who got the orders during a visit to Russia some time ago.

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