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RE: Korean-War:UN Peace Keeping
[mailto:owner-KOREAN-WAR-L@raven.cc.ku.edu]On Behalf Of Marc James Small
Sent: Saturday, 11 May 2002 10:17 PM
Subject: RE: Korean-War:UN Peace Keeping
>> At 04:40 PM 5/11/02 +0930, Martin Dunne wrote:
>>I have never read or heard of any contemporary commentator pointing out
>>... how shall I put it... unusual step of removing themselves from the
>>Security Council in time to miss vetoing Korean War resolutions.
>>Has anyone got any citations for me?
>See any of the standard histories of the Korean War, such as Clay Blair's
>FORGOTTEN WAR, for details.
>Web Sites on this abound. A quick Google search revealed:
>There are many, many other web sites which cover this. The Soviet boycott
>of the Security Council began in very early 1950 and was a protest against
>the refusal of the UN to seat the Chinese Communist government in the UN in
>place of the ROC; the boycott ended on 1 AUG 50.
>email@example.com FAX: +276/343-7315
>Cha robh bąs fir gun ghrąs fir!
Thanks, but none of these are contemporary (i.e. from 1950) commentators.
Neither is Forgotten War, from what I recall.
What I am looking for is anyone in 1950- politician, military, journalist,
whatever- who noticed that the concept of monolithic communism was not borne
out by the action of boycotting the Security Council.