There was another incident in the
Xinjiang area. One time, without making a formal declaration
of war, Kruschev launched a surprise attack on the Xinjiang
border. Since that was not far away from Beijing, Chairman
Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai were at their wits' end.
Mao's hair stood on end and Zhou was not well. Mao Zedong
was scared, and so he sent for and consulted with Zhou Enlai,
trying to decide whether they were going to fight with the
Russians. If they went to battle, they feared they did not
have sufficient troops, that they did not have ample
strength to combat the Russians. When they could not come up
with a solution, Premier Zhou suggested, "Let's discuss it
Chairman Mao immediately said, "Hah!
"He has a bit of wisdom. We should see
what he has to say," replied Premier Zhou. Thereupon they
found Deng Xiaoping. Mao Zedong took a spectator's stance,
to see what solution Deng Xiaoping could come up with. Deng
said, "That's no problem. We can resolve it in two hours. It
doesn't matter how many troops the Russians have."
Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong were taken
aback. They said, "Neither of us has a solution, and yet you
say you can solve the problem within two hours. How could it
be that easy? "
Deng Xiaoping told them, "Right now we
can announce that we are experimenting with our atomic bomb
in Xinjiang. All of the enemy troops-no matter how many of
them there are-will be killed in the explosion. Since they
haven't declared war to begin with, now that we announce
that we are testing atomic bombs in our own country, they
can't do anything about it."
Zhou and Mao thought that was an
excellent method, and so they recalled all the Chinese
troops from Xinjiang, dropped an atomic bomb from an
airplane, and made an international declaration that China
was experimenting with atomic bombs in Xinjiang. Many
Soviet troops were killed on that occasion. They took a loss
but could not complain, and from then on they dared not send
their troops over to China anymore.
From this you can see they did not have
much wisdom in the Soviet Union. They acted without regard
for the consequences. They had not expected China to counter
the attack with an atomic bomb, and so, the
policy of sending troops to attack another country without
making a formal declaration of war simply would not work.
However, in the end, Kruschev met with defeat and returned
to his own country, with his tail between his legs.
He was like a little bird who could not fly, and he returned
crestfallen to his own country.
He incurred shame and
disgrace in international circles. People around the
world criticized him for being stupid and ignorant.
invited the scorn of
sensible people. Those who had common sense laughed at
him. Once he made a
scene in the United Nations, during which he took off his
shoe and banged it on the table. The United Nations was
a civilized place, where everybody got together to listen to
reason. However, Kruschev was as if deranged. He took off
his shoe and banged it on the table. He stirred up such a
ruckus in the United Nations that everyone looked down on
him even more, regarding him as if he were a child. On that
occasion, he furiously slandered America. He scolded the United States, saying
that he wanted to bury America.
His vile ranting
reflected the extent of his ignorance. He spoke very
vulgar and impolite words, and this reflected the extent of
his own ignorance as well as that of the people of the
Soviet Union. If they had any common sense, how could they
have picked such a coarse person as their premier?
After his death, his
body was whipped. Even after his death, people slandered
and prosecuted him. How tragic! This was indeed pathetic, a very sad thing. How could
such a person have been elected as the country's leader? He
was imperious and reckless, very foolhardy and not afraid of
A verse in critique says:
In this space age
There was such a mad man
Who, indomitable and overconfident
Had neither foresight nor prudence.
Vulgar and coarse,
Totally unyielding to reason,
He opened his mouth and barked insanely:
What a tragedy!
In this space age, / There was such a mad man.
In this present age, we have made progress into the reaches of
outer space, and yet there's such a foolish and insane
Who, indomitable and overconfident.
He was very stubborn, only knowing about himself and not knowing
that there were others.
Had no forethought or
prudence. He never bothered to think twice. He
simply went ahead and did whatever came to his mind.
Vulgar and coarse, without any culture to speak of, he was
totally unyielding to
reason. He was very unreasonable.
He opened his mouth
and barked insanely. In the United Nations, he scolded
and talked as if deranged.
What a tragedy! This
was really pathetic, to the point that even after his death,
people still thought he was pitiful.