VIEWS (DELETED) ON THE CURRENT INTERNATIONAL SCENE

Created: 4/23/1963

OCR scan of the original document, errors are possible

TELEGRAM

INFORMATION tflXeltW.d

INTILLIGSHCI

mtwui aflocl.-t. h* luin ntfwa ik*a. ol n* mia ii.c

ni>h im. im ikmm x. ib . . >,

- ojshminaiicn cohtrou

yniwocm

nu runoun viooon

FRANCE united kingdom italy west qermany ItPORT NO.

ei inn

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm pril

on tmc current international

3 INK).

nA DATSPPRAISAL

for release "KiDINClec iii!

hingis [IIIIMIAIbMIMsfti

ICI

THE EXTREME OPPORTUNISM

MANIFESTED THROUGH-

ti.unm |oi.ii|Icao ( mt j [xi m n j mi 00 | "

SECRET

INFORMATION REPORT

TELEGRAM

IK

omouni nmodb bitkwi

LIBRARY MANDATORY REVIEW CASE INLK- iVlXA DOCUMENT 1 *7

H COHiaOlI

OUT HIS POLITICAL CAREER AND STATED THAT COOPERATION WITH NEO-CAPITALISM IS DESIRABLE ro| NE CONDITION: THAT HIS PARTY FOLLOWS HIM. ^DOES NOT, HOWEVER, WANT TO RISK NOT BEING SUPPORTED

BY'l^PARTY AND IS AFRAID TOE LEAD OF VARIOUS SOCIALISTS

WHO HAVE QUIT THE SOCIALIST PARTY. IN OTHER EARS VERY rs

MUCH TOEW TURNCOAT AND THIS IS THE REASON FOR THE SLOWNESS "

IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIS POLITICS. HE NOW BELIEVES THAT HE CAN'T; TAKE THE RISK AND THAT HE WILL NOT LOSE MOREHIRD OFARTY IF HE STRENGTHENS HIS POLITICS.

THE OTHER

AND THAT IS '

JEST IMATED THAT CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS UNDERSTAND THIS EVOLUTION OT

ISBELIEVES,ri

THAT IF THE ELECTIONS SUPPORT THE POLICY OF THE "OPENING TO THE/M-

ILL TAKE SOME SPECTACULAR STEPS TOWARD ATLANTISKuWP '

bbbbj.

BE INVITED TO VISIT THE UNITED STATES.

CHANGED TOWARD ATLANTISM IS BECAUSE^ 3ELI EVES THAT AN AGREEMENT IS NOW POSSILLE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION. S HOSTILE TOWARD DE GAULLE'S POLITICS, BECAUSE ^BELI EVES THAT DE GAULLE'S POSITI ON TOWARD RUSSIA IS MUCH MORE RIGID AND THAtM unfflMSVti

ENDANGER ALL POSSIBLE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SOVIETS AND THE UNITED STATES. IN RESPONSE TO THE SUGGESTION THAT

cjnirut-o* -comiiou

m mm

SCCRCT

- DliMMlKAnOH COWTMX1

iocs

LIKE THOSE Of DE GAULLE, THREATENED TO CANGEU ALL MEANING OF THE

PACT-,

THAT IF THE POLICY'OF, THE "OPENING TO Eim5|

THE LEFT" IS SUPPORTED IN THE COMING ELECTIONS,-THE FOREIGNBE M. SARRAGAT WHO IS AN UNCONDITIONALT.

ICI

REFUSED TO PREDICT THE OUTCOME OF- THE ELECTIONS. HI GERMAN POLITICS. INHANCELLOR ADENAUER WAS VERY MUCH DISTURBED BY THE ELECTION OF DE GAULLE TO POWER. HOWEVER, WHEN THE TWO MEN MET EACH OTHER ADENAUER WAS COMPUETELY:WON "OVER,ARLY BECAUSE ADENAUER DISCOVERED THAT HE AND DC' 'GAULLE AGREED ON MANY FUNDAMENTAL POINTS. ACCORDING TO

AND CONTRARY TO WHAT EVERYONEDENAUER. 'IS ANATIONALIST, WHO UNLIKE OTHER GERMAN NATIONALISTS, HAS NEVER IF THIS NATIONALISM HAS BEEN SUBORDINATED TO HISEUROPE, IT IS BECAUSE ADENAUER HAS PERFECTLY UNDERSTOOD,REAT STATE WHICH HAS BEEN CONQUERED, THAT HE CANHIS COUNTRY WITHOUT HIDING BEHIND THE EUROPEAN.IDEA TOATTENTION TO GERMAN NATIONALISM. ' .

5. INADENAUER LIKE DE GAULLE HAS DEEPLY UNDER- ici

ESTIMATED THE IMPORTANCE OF THE COMMUNIST FACTOR IN SOVIET POLITICS. ADENAUER BELIEVES SOVIET POLITICS ARE BASED ON TRADITIONAL IMPERIALISM, NOT IDEOLOGICAL IMPERIALISM. THAT IS WHY; WHEN ADENAUER WENT TO MOSCOW, HE BELIEVED THAT HIS VOYAGE WOULD BE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE HE

SECRET-

CLAlilUCAIIOH-OmmiMAnOM OOHTiOU

mm 1(

A DEAL WITH MOSCOW ON THE SUBJECT OF EAST GERMANY WAS POSSIBLE. HET.'ND-IRSTANO THAT AMONG THE REASONS THE SOVIETS ARE REMAINING IN GERMANY. THE MOST IMPORTANT IS TO MAINTAIN COMMUNISM THERE. ALSO, LIKE DE GAULLE. ADENAUER HAS OVERESTIMATED THE DEPTH OF THE SOVIET-CHINESE QUARREL. TO BE EXACT, ADENAUER BELIEVES THAT THIS RIFT WILL SOON LEADROFOUND CHANGE IN SOVIET POLITICS. HE BELIEVES THAT,THE SOVIETS, FEELING THEMSELVES SERIOUSLY THREATENED BY THE CHINESE, WILL TURN TOWARD GERMANY, FRANCE, AND GENERALLY TOWARD EUROPE, SEARCHING THERE FOR AN ALLIANCE AGAINST ASIA. AT

THAT MOMENT, ADENAUER BELIEVES THAT THE SITUATION WILL BE RIPE FOR AN ADVANTAGEOUS SETTLEMENT OF THE GERMAN PROBLEM BY AN ACCORD BETWEEN EUROPE AND RUSSIA WITHOUT CONCERN FOR THE AMERICANDDED THAT HE DID NOT BELIEVE THAT ADENAUER WOULD HESITATE TOETTLEMENT WHICH WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL AND INSULTING TO THE AMERICANS.

E GAULLE'S EUROPEAN POLICY. |wAS NOT SURPRISED BY DE GAULLE'SANUARY PRESS CONFERENCE. ATES THAT THE FACTION OF THE FIVE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMON MARKET WAS EVEN STRONGER THAN

GENERALLY BELIEVED. I

FRANCE AND THE OTHER FIVE COUNTRIES WILL BE ACCENTUATED IN THE COMING MONTHS, BECAUSE DE GAULLE WILL NOT RECOGNIZE THE LIMITS OF HIS

illihtlMADOH COMTIOU

ISSIAtJNATION CON1IOIS

T ntPfrii

-ho idbuuh iHoouW

5

LLUSTRATED THIS VIEW WITH DE GAULLE'S STATEMENT TO MACMILLAN AT RAMBOUILLET THAT "NEITHER GERMANY NOR ITALY WILL

ISOSEYSAID HE LEARNED

FROM THE ELYSEE ENTOURAGE, NOT MACMILLAN.) BECAUSE OF THISDEVES THAT DE GAULLE WILL NOT ONLY

ALL EFFORT TO IMPROVE RELATIONS WITH ENGLAND BUT WILL ALSO TRY TOABOUT THE FAILURE OF COMMERCIAL NEGOTIATIONS WITH THEBELIEVES THE RESULT WILLAJOR CRISIS IN EUROPE

WHICH WILL ENDE APPROAC HE ME NT OF GREAT BRITAIN, THE OTHER FIVE, AND THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF THE FREE EXCHANGE ZONE. THIS WILL RESULT IN AN ACCORD TO WHICH FRANCE WILL BE INVITED TO ADHERE IF SHE WISHES. THE CRISIS WILL BE EVEN MORE SERIOUS IF THE ITALIAN AND GERMAN PARLIAMENTS DO NOT RATIFY THE AGRICULTURAL POLICY WISHED BY FRANCE. THE DEPARTURE OF ADENAUER WILL ALSO DEPRIVE DE GAULLE OF ONE OF HIS TRUMP CARDS. THE UNFORTUNATE CONSEQUENCE OF ALL THIS IS THAT EUROPEOOD CHANCE OF BEING BROKEN AND ALMOST DESTROYED BYHOW OF FORCE.

HE POLICY OF GREAT BRITAIN. CERTAIN THE SOCIALISTS

WILL WIN IN THE ELECTIONS AND BELIEVES THIS IS ALSO WHAT THE AMERICANS WISH. | ELIEVES WILSON IS FREER TO ACT THAN HIS PREDECESSORri BECAUSE HE HAS MADE FEWER BOLDVES THE BRITISH PEOPLE ARE CONVINCED THAT GREAT BRITAIN MUST BELONG TO AN

uMMAitoN conitou

-SCCRCT

OCCRCT

n)

DISSIWIIATION CON1IC0S

COMMUNITY AND HE DOES NOT DISCARD THE POSSIBILITY Of

SUDDEN CHANGE IN THE LABOR PARTY'S EUROPEAN POLICY.FINDS

MOST niMIACTI'lJICTIC IN THE BRITISH POSITION THE RECOGNITION OF AMERICAN

PRIMACY lIY ALL PARTIES. HE FEELS BRITAIN IS THE ONLY COUNTRY IN

THE WORLD WHICH DECLARES THAT THE AMERICAN FORCE IS SUCH THAT

ONLY POLICY IS TO ACT IN CONSORT WITH THE UNITED STATES. IT IS tC1

BECAUSE Ol THIS ATTITUDE THAT THERE PECIAL BOND BETWEEN WASHINGTON

AND LONDON ANDBELIEF, THE BRITISH ATTITUDE IS THE

WISEST AND CERTAINLY THE MOST EFFICIENT.

IELD DlSSEM: AMBASSADOR ii EM8ASSY POLITICAL SECTION,

CINCNELM.

rs

in

'FfPET

Or MESSAGE

OAtilFlCAllOHMMEMINAIION CONtSOlS

WD FOItrjGN DlSSEM

Original document.

Comment about this article or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA