CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA CITY RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/29/1954

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM

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A0 BY IMPLICATION CLEARS PBPP.ME OF INTERVENTION CHARGE. IttBURNT SHOULD NOT BE ASKING PBPPIME MEDIATE IF PBPRIME PARTY TO CONTROVERSY.

B. CUTS SOME GROUND FROM UNDER INSPECTION COMMISSION. ODACID CAN NOW SAY IT HANDLING AFFAIR.

3. JMBLUG CABLING ODACID TO USE ITS INFLUENCE HAVE CALLGREE TO MEETING. HE HAS MADE NO PROMISE LENGTH OF TIME THIS WOULD TAKE AND HAS RE ITERATED NEITHER HE NOR ODACID HAS ANY CONTROL OVER CALLIGERIS ATTITUDE.

4,. LOCAL JUNTA HAS ASKED NUNCE "GUARANTOR" OFIF THEY EVER TRANSPIRE. . NUNCIO WOULD WITNESSMADE AND THUS BE IMPARTIAL WITNESS WHAT EACH SIDE SAID. THIS FAVORABLE SINCE NUNCIO TOLD JMBLUG TODAY HE CONSIDEREDER CENT TVS BUR NTS PRO-CALLIGEPIS.

5. JUNTA NOW TERRIFIED, ESPECIALLY OF AIR' IF AIR ANO GROUND PRESSURE CONTINUES, WILL HAVE TO ACCEPT .PORTION GARBLED BEING SVCDj CALLIGERIS IMPOSES. HOWEVER, WE NOT SUFFICIENTLY FAMILIAR CALLIGERIS SITUATION TO BE ABLE ESTIMATE WHETHER HE NEEDS TRUCE. ON ASSUMPTION CALLIGERIS NEEDS NO TRUCE, SUGGEST SEVERAL POSSIBLE INITIAL REPLIES TO JUNTA:

PRESIDENCYR NEGOTIATION.

CEASE FIRE TILL AGREEMENT REACHED.

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C. OUR LIMIT PARLEY. 6. IF PARLEY MATERIALIZES.

A. INFILTRATION SAB UNITS INTOUR'lNG

TALKS.

3.. DEFECTION PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN.

C. P AND GROUND UNDEF PREPARATION, CALLIGERIS

COULDEROES ENTRANCE INTO CAPITAL MILE STRESSING THAT HE ACCEEDING TO JUNTA IDEAS.

THE JUNTA HAS REPEATEDLY SHOWN ITSELF TO BE COMPOSED OF INDIVIDUALS OF EXTRAORDINARILY TREACHEROUS NATURE. THEY CANXPECTED TO ATTEMPT TO VIOLATE fPORTION GARBLED) CEASE FIRE WHiLE TALKS GO ON. THEY HAVE REPEATEDLY ATTEMPTED TO GAIN CESSATION OF CALLIGERIS AIR ACTION WITH INTENT OVERWELM WEAKER GROUND OPPOSITION. THIS MUST NOT BE PERM3TTED. IN GENERAL WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT CALLSGERIS PRESS ACTION BY ALL POSSIBLE MEANS WHILE PAYING ADEOUATE LIP SERVICE TO NEGOTIATING. CALLIGERIS CAN LEAD FROM STRENGTH AND FORCE OBTAINING OF AT LEAST MAJORITY KEY GOVERNMENT POSITIONS.

DELIGHTED GENERAL HARMONY OUR POINTS OF VIEW. .

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