GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR:
Former CIA Director James Woolsey and Bennett are out and about in 2003 telling truth about Cold War being properly called World War Three. Just as current war on terror is WWIV and will continue to be. MacArthur did not want that to happen and he was ready to use A-Bomb to end Korean War. He had to be replaced – that kind of sensible action (A-Bombs are tactical weapons and actually save overall life and create less pollution than alternatives.) could cut into a lot of cronyistic money-making and fear-mongering.
MacArthur was a long time hero of mine and I read all I could about him and his excellent administration in Japan as well as inspiring speech that is summed up as ‘I shall return’. I used that phrase frequently for many years.
In 1980 or thereabouts I went to New Orleans and hired a man who had been George Marshall’s top NCO and Allied chief NCO of commandos in Korea. Thus began my real education and since then I have found much of stories about MacArthur are really attributable to Marshall or are mere gloss-overs of truth. Things were not as simple as this man was aware of either. For example UN was in charge of Korean operation but a Russian was in charge of its administration.
There was one story my short-term employee had that made a lot of sense. Apparently Truman had to put a stop to reporting about it because American people would have been easily whipped into a frenzy by fact that Chinese were taking American POWs and betting on when they would die. They drove bamboo shoots into their bodies and continued until person was declared dead. The winner was one who had correctly calculated how many it would take and betting and wagering continued as people saw their original bet go by wayside. Yes, I can see how this would have made Americans mad enough to use Bomb on China and end all nonsense of Cold War that makes so much money for armaments and financial concerns with long term investment horizons.
But why would MacArthur back down and not pursue his admitted desire for being President? Why did Kennedy family keep quiet? What is so HUGE that this kind of thing gets stopped in its tracks? Earlier he had covered up use of bio-weapons used with American POWs by Japanese according to various credible sources. But I still don’t think that would have stopped him. There must be something more to it. Here is a somewhat radical source for proof stating what Manchester (a very credible source for paradigm) covered regarding a Nazi criminal that MacArthur worked with at same time Kissinger came to be part of General Clay and Baruch’s re-construction with other Nazi wanted criminals.