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Who Lost Egypt?

willis9 Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 8:53 AM
The state dept. and media people were not duped by the communists, they were passionate allies dedicated to duping the American people and promoting world wide communism. In short traitors.

In 1949, the Communist takeover of China rattled the US foreign policy establishment to its core. China's fall to Communism was correctly perceived as a massive strategic defeat for the US. The triumphant Mao Zedong placed China firmly in the Soviet camp and implemented foreign policies antithetical to US interests.

For the American foreign policy establishment, China's fall forced a reconsideration of basic axioms of US foreign policy. Until China went Red, the view resonant among foreign policy specialists was that it was possible for the US to peacefully coexist and even be strategic allies with Communists.

With Mao's...