Truth Is My Sword Volume I -Collected Speeches in the Public Arena
by Bo Hi Pak
Developing a Global Perspective
June 9, 1985
These welcoming remarks were made at the International Security Council Conference in Brussels, Belgium, on June 9, 1985. The conference co-chairmen were Professor William Van Cleave and Brig. General Albert Merglen of France on the theme "International Security and the Brezhnev Doctrine."
Distinguished co-chairmen, Senator and Mrs. Malcolm Wallop, Professor and Mrs. Eugene Rostow, other group chairmen, guests, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Brussels. On behalf of CAUSA International, the sponsoring organization of this conference, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt greetings to you all.
This is our third International Security Council conference. The first conference was held in Paris in February under the distinguished chairmanship of Lt. General Gordon Sumner and General Valencia-Tovar of Colombia and dealt with the issue "The Caribbean Basin and Global Security." The second conference was held in Seoul, Korea, in May under the chairmanship of Admiral George Kinnear and General Osamu Namatame on the question of "The Soviet Union and the Security of East Asia."
Both of these conferences turned out to he very successful. In fact, after the Paris conference, the Soviet Union, in an article in Izvestia, criticized the conference in an unusually satirical fashion. When that happens, we know we must be doing something right. The second conference was even more meaningful and hosted 150 distinguished participants from 25 nations.
We are indeed gaining momentum. Here we are at the third conference, gathered together under the able leadership of Professor William Van Cleave and Brig. General Albert Merglen to discuss "International Security and the Brezhnev Doctrine." In this conference we will deal with the very heart of the world's problems.
The Soviet Union is at present engaged in actively promoting a new era of detente, seeking, in effect, a new Yalta-type division of the world into two multizone spheres of influence-one Soviet and the other American. Having achieved U.S. recognition of so-called legitimate Soviet interests, explicitly or implicitly, the Soviets would then have a new threshold from which to continue their onslaught on the rest of the free world that would fall within the U.S. zone. This would be pursued on the basis of the traditional Soviet approach: What is mine is mine, and what is yours is negotiable.
The purpose of this conference is to call international attention to the dangers of such accommodation to Soviet imperial ambitions. As articulated most clearly in the Brezhnev Doctrine of 1968, inclusion of any state within its purview means irreversible submission to Soviet hegemony.
I am especially grateful for and honored by the level of the participants here today. I have absolute confidence that we are dealing with the most crucial issue of our time. The results will most assuredly make an impact among policymakers worldwide. I myself am very much looking forward to your conclusions and recommendations in order to gain more insight into this issue.
We are deeply honored to have a most distinguished senator from the United States, Malcolm Wallop, as our keynote speaker tonight. No one today could give a better assessment of the world situation than Senator Wallop, especially on the subject of the Brezhnev Doctrine.
I would also like to thank Professor Eugene V Rostow for making a special effort to participate in this conference. It makes this event all the more meaningful. All in all, we are going to have a great time together. But most importantly, this type of conference will have a worldwide impact, particularly in Asia and on the East-West confrontation.
I am privileged and honored to sponsor this conference, and please let me say a few words about CAUSA International, the sponsoring organization. CAUSA is an ideological movement that was founded in 1980 for the purpose of combating international communism with a positive ideology. We believe we are at war. This Third World War began a long time ago. However, this war will not be fought just militarily. Instead, the fundamental characteristic of this war is the ideological battle.
We are at war-a war in which the survival of humanity is at stake. The enemy of our freedoms and faith in God regards it as total war, and he feels bound by none of our religious convictions of upright behavior. He utilizes everything as a weapon, not only in the military field but also in the areas of politics, economics, education, communications media, arts, and even sports.
The ISC, as an organization, was born from the concept that the security of nations must be formulated on a global level. We have come to the clear realization that whether we are speaking of guerrilla war in Central America, brush-fire wars in Africa, tension in the Middle East, or barbarism in Asia, it all originates from the same source. That source is international communism.
The Soviet communists have been strategizing on a global scale from the very beginning. World conquest has always been their goal, and yet we have been dealing with this enemy in a fragmentary way, treating each incident as a isolated event. We have frequently spoken about national security, but this is simply not enough. The time has come when we must look at our enemy from a global perspective and devise a strategy on a global scale. We might call this a total strategy. This is the very reason the International Security Council has been organized.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Joseph Churba, one of the leading experts in the field of geopolitics. He and Dr. Martin Sicker have been most instrumental in the development of ISC. In addition, I would now like to extend heartfelt thanks to our co-chairmen, Professor William Van Cleave and General Albert Merglen.
In the ISC's short span of existence, less than one year, we have already accomplished a great deal. The monthly conferences-on such topics as the Middle East, Southwestern Africa, the nuclear balance, South Arabia, and the Caribbean Basin-have gained attention at the highest national and international levels. Our next conference will take place in Istanbul in September and will address the issue of NATO's southern flank, another critically important issue facing the free world.
I am looking forward to your presentations and recommendations. All in all, once again, welcome to Brussels, welcome to our conference. Please have a most meaningful and rewarding experience.
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