The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 24, 1968 · Page 29
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November 24, 1968

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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 29

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Impotent ICC May Be Victim Of Paris Negotiations mmimwmmmmmmm certainties ahead in thA r. .! w.imaniwiu jy mjjHE mm jT jih jyiymii . uiic vi uie tarns. r . . o.. - . n n i II mti mm " . A., 'J . T " J' -J ' " ' J " T I II I I III iii ri t ,r mi V A T -iJ ;H,i v' " ' i i w wi m . a. m i an m ...a a. m s - m Kar w m mm panded Vietnam peace talks in Paris. Opinion is divided.on whether agreement on the Vietnam conflict would mean a new beginning or the end of the road for the ICC, which is made up f 4 i a sj-h . 1 e4 I 'id 3 V ' si's ''V- . - ; isrjrA ' vrlllliHi PTl vj? R fa is f I 1 ! : . of Canada, India and Poland-Western, neutral and Communist Created by the 1954 Geneva Conference. to prevent .renewed war in Vietnam, three-nation ICC has spent 14 frustrating years watching the war grow larger and more savage all the time. It has watched, sometimes, from the terrace of Saigon's Continental Palace Hotel, sometimes from a sandbagged bunker, but almost never has it been able, successfully to carry out its original mandate. .The weaknesses were. built In at Geneva.- In, addition, the JCC In. recent times has been Increasingly burdened by financial problems -which, have reduced its original J 000-man complement to about 300. India has said it is willing to take additional responsibility now if the Paris talks or the Geneva powers give the com-1 mission a new mandate. India b chairman oMhe commission. Indian Foreign Minister B; a Bhaghat has said he. foresees "an expanded function: for the ICC as a result of Paris. ' . Informants close to the ICC, Including a leading member of the . Indian delegation. . said they were at a loss to explain the Indian foreign minister's meaning. Some say it is too soon to judge whether the ICC will be called on to refurbish its rusty machinery. . Some Western observers say. if the ICC is to have a new lease on life, it may have to receive its mandate from yet another international conference similar to Geneva. "And in that case," said one, "you might find an interest in disbanding the present ICC altogether and. setting up a new one, or even trying some entirely new approach." . Canada , has indicated it is not prepared to commit itself in advance to taking part in any new peacekeeping effort Prime minister Pierre Tru-dean told his Parliament, recently, "If we are requested to participate in any peace, keeoin? activities in Vietnam . 1. ra 1 . ,T smut 4Vf vr -j ' V'. ifc'V ' t , , "I fc" Jit T " . kw yen can fc famous brand carpet fcr less than unknewa end off-trends! A3 perfect qvullfy carpeting, of course! 2SJ,51S1 Royal b,uc :!o,lc beifie Turquoise Roman go,d Sat,nwood Av- fey tiii ISsi t-i Ci'j Eta crcf t . . . easy bank terms, take up to 3 years to pay Onferswfarfest&Sa before the holidays. Bring your room measurements for quick est.mate! ,7 4ft It 1 - jjv - J fi, '7-1. 4 if 6' i H' , ' (we) .win have to ascertain in advance what they. entail and' under what conditions we would operate in such activities." . The ICC, formally the International . Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam, was conceived as a balanced body of members representing three different blocs. . In practice, say its detractors, the ICC has failed to work at all. "The three-way division of the ICC is an essentially fair arrangement but it also .has been its greatest weakness," said one Western observer. -. "In a sense yon could say it reflects, the state of the world itself,, split into two camps with neutrals in the middle, not knowing, what . they ought to do except remain neutral.'.' Another view, held by some ICC official themselves, is that the organization could nave worked if the main parties to the cease-fire it was supposed to enforce-North and South Vietnam had cooperated. 'It failed,'' said one oTIidia'l, "because right or"wrong,ihe: two parties were not prepared tocoodst. "The only .action, the ICC has bad Is persuasion, and the only way it could have stopped the war from happening was if its findings of cease-fire violations bad outraged world opinion. Needless to say. they fldnV The 1954 Geneva Conference set op ICC groups in Laos and Caombodia as weH as in Vietnam. Although the delegations are made up of the same three countries they function independently of the Vietnam ICC. The cease-fire pact in 1954 divided Vietnam at the 17th parallel,' created the demilitarized buffer tone DMZ provided for the unfettered, voluntary .movement of refugees frumjone place to another, and imposed limitations on military activities andontsideaid. To enforce these terms, the ICC was set up with seven inspection teams in each half of Vietnam,' a team to police.the DMZ and "mobile". teams in Saigon and Hanoi for handling special cases. 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