UNITED NATIONS: Ritual Dance

U.N. debates on the Balkans have become as formalized as a ritual dance. Almost every non-Communist delegate considers the fact of Albanian and Bulgarian aid to the Greek guerrillas to be as fully proven as the law of gravity. Yet Soviet-bloc delegates insist blandly that it isn't so. At Lake Success last week, after weeks of tedious arguments, Russia's Andrei Vishinsky added a new twist to the choreography. He agreed that the rebels had received arms—but, he said, with a straight face, the arms had come from unnamed groups in France, Italy and Turkey, via "maritime channels."

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