FRANCE: Beginning of an End

The French were franker than the Brit ish about Suez. Said Socialist Premier Guy Mollet last week: "We did not tell President Eisenhower about the Franco-British invasion, because if we had, the U.S. would have insisted on our stopping." Mollet did not acknowledge that the main French objective was to unseat Nasser, but the failure to achieve this aim was threatening the life of his government last week.

To bring down Nasser, the French reasoned, was to stop the flow of money, arms and propaganda which keeps Algeria in active revolt. Merely to wound Nasser was to leave Algeria as serious...

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