OPINION

October 26, 1956

BUDAPEST UPRISING: London, 25 – Despite the use of massive Russian military forces and tanks against the Hungarian people’s anti-communist uprising, order has not been fully restored in Budapest. Appeals are being made to the last remaining rebels to give themselves up, with the promise that the Russian troops will leave as soon as order is restored. The government of Imre Nagy has been making concessions in an attempt to quell the revolt. Janos Kadar, the Titoist Communist leader, has replaced the pro-Stalinist Erno Gero, who is extremely unpopular with the people, as party leader, news that was greeted with scenes of joy. US President Dwight Eisenhower condemned the intervention of the Russian army and criticized Soviet Foreign Minister Dmitri Shepilov for attributing the revolt to people’s dissatisfaction, chiefly over living conditions. MAGHREB UPRISING: London, 25 – France risks losing much more than it expected to win in arresting five of Algeria’s guerrilla leaders on October 22. Apart from incurring the stigma of dishonor for France, the arrest led to a revolt by the entire Arab world, even its moderate elements now governing Morocco and Tunisia.