May 8th, 2020

Old Flames Never Die

IF YOU WANT PEACE, YOU MUST PREPARE FOR WAR. THE LEGACY OF WORLD WAR II HUMP FLIGHTS

My Musings on May 08, 1945, Victory in Europe, V-E Day. No Peace without preparing for War. The Legacy of World War II Hump Flights.

My Musings on May 08, 1945, Victory in Europe, V-E Day. No Peace without preparing for War. The Legacy of World War II Hump Flights.
My Musings on May 08, 1945, Victory in Europe, V-E Day. No Peace without preparing for War. The Legacy of World War II Hump Flights.

My Musings on May 08, 1945, Victory in Europe, V-E Day. No Peace without preparing for War. The Legacy of World War II Hump Flights.

On May 08, 2020, 75-Years after the Victory in Europe, I want to claim that there will be no Peace without preparing for War. I am specifically speaking about Peace, Freedom, and Justice for the Tibetan people. During the concluding phase of World War II, after the celebration of Victory in Europe, Tibet received a golden opportunity to prepare for War to prevent the Chinese Aggression of 1950.

I ask my readers to learn about the Hump Flights which essentially describe the beginning of ‘The Cold War’ in Asia. Apart from defeating the Japanese aggression in China, the US was deeply concerned about the spread of Communism to mainland China. At the same time, Tibet was concerned about its own security. Tibetans were concerned about the military power of both the Nationalists and the Communists who were fighting to gain control over the mainland China. The US delivered arms and ammunition to Tibet using the Hump Flights. That military assistance was inadequate and insufficient to meet the security challenge to Peace and Freedom in Tibet. Between 1945 and 1950, Tibet missed this golden opportunity to prepare for War that would have prevented the Chinese military conquest in October 1950.

Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada

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