CABLE RE MESSAGE FROM (DELETED) RE DESTORTION OF GUATEMALAN DEVELOPMENTS IN U.S

Created: 6/27/1954

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"1, VEEXETURN HERE TO NOTE SERIOUS DISTORTION OF

S IN US AND FOREIGN PRESS. THIS DISTORTION IftDE UCRSE

GUATEMALAN DEVEJOPK

BT APPARENTLLINGNESS GRASP TRUE SIGNIFICANCE THESE DEVELOPMENTS PLUS etecrsPRESS (BOTH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC) CENSORSHIP PI GUAT GOV'T.HIS WEEK EXCELLENT BUT ALfDST UNIQUE JOB.

AJDN3 DISTPJSSSIB3 REPORTS WAS AN AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE CABLE WHICH COiffLETELY MISSLD THE BOAT AND WAS HEAVILY PICKED UP IN EUROPE CHIEFLY SCANDINAVIA-

"3. BECAUSE OF FORflER AS^CCIATION AND CONTINUED UWFICIAL ACCESS TO FACTS AED GREAT PERSCHAL CONCERN OVER ^HOW THIS WHOLE THING LOOKED IN THEAVE DONEHECKItB-

"U. IF TOU CONSIDER ADVISABLE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR CONVEYING FOLLUUNG AS MESSAGE FROM tS TO FERKAKD JOULER WHICH HE CAM FEEL FREE TO USE IN AFP PROVIDED KO PERSOHAL OR OFFICIAL ATTRIBUTION.

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THE CUATEKALAH SITUATION ISANANA REPUBLIC FRACAS. XT IS AN ACTUAL GUATEilALAN UPRISINGOMMUNIST REGIME. ANDPPARATUS WHICH IS DEFINITELY LINKED TO >DSCQW. THAT LINK ISASUAL ZDEOIOGICAL OR INTELLECTUAL LINKIT IS AN OPERATIONAL LINK WITH THE PUTS BEING CALLED PROM JDSCOW BOTH DIRECT AND VIA MEXICO LITERALLY ON AN HOURLY BASIS.

"6. THE FACT THAT TEE REVOLT APPARENTLY STARTED OUTSIDE GUATEMALA PROPER AND THEREBY HANDED THE COMMUNISTS THE WORD 'INVASION'ILVER PLATTERRAVE OVER-SITff.'IFICATIOK. THE PEOPLE INVOLVED ARE IN ABSOLUTE FACT GUATEMALANS WHO HAPPEN TO HAVE HAD TO SEEK SANCTUARY IN FEAR CF THEIR LIVES OUTSIDE OUATEKALAN BORDERS AND AIMDD RETURN.

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NVASION' LABEL SAS BEEN FURTHER EMPHASIZED BI THE APPARENT LOYALTY TO ARBENZF GUATSHALAN ARMY. THE FACT IS THAT DEFECTIONS INSIDE GDATESlLA HAVE BEEN LARGE SCALE. SO MUCH SO THAT THE RELATIVELY SHALL BAND WITH WHICH ARMAS CROSSH) THE BORDER IS NOW THREE-TO-FOiP. TUftS ITS CRICINAL SIZE, ENTIRELY DUE TO DEFECTIONS WITHIN GUATEMALA. THE GUATEMALAN AYR FORCE HAS VIRTUALLY DEFECTED IN TOTO, WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN

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FRANK G. WISHER

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IKEUGOIBO JOUE^UISTK FACT| KANELY, THAT SO GlfcTEMALAN REGIME PLANES RAVE BEEN* IN ACTION AGAJBST THEORCES.

"fl. ARBENZ REGIKE STATE!*EHT THAT CHURCHES HAVE BEEN BOMBED IS COMPLETELY FALSE. FALSITY ESTABLISHED BY ACTUAL EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY.

ALSO FALSE IS ARBENZS STATEHEKT THAT GUATEMALA CITY HAS BEENlRR/iSXS ON OUTSKIRTS USED AS AE ARSENAL WAS BOMBED BUT DESTRUCTION OF MSNDOZA HOUSE WITHIN GUATEMALA CITY, WHICH WAS USED BY ARBENZ AS EVIDENCE BOMBING, WAS ACC0RDIM3 TO SEVERAL EYEWITNESSES AHD NEIGHBORS ARSDNED BY REGIME POLICE IK ORDER PROVIDE AN EXHIBIT.

M10o THE GUTTED FRUIT CO, SIISPLY DOES NOT FIGURE IN THIS THING AT ALL. IN FACT EXPECT ARMAS TO HAKE PUBLIC SOON HIS PRIVATE DETBREINATIOH NOT TC ALLOW FRUIT COMPANY GET AWAY WITH TSADITIONAL REACTIONARY POLICIES LABOR AND OTHERWISE.

"U. 0 TON SHIPMENT OF CZECHOSLOVAK ARK5 SHIPPED VIA SWEDISH FREIGHTER OUT OF STETTIN, WITHUKBJTS, WAS HO INVENTION. THIS TEN HLLLIOH DOLLAR OJKSIGHISNT OF ARMS ACTUALLY LANDED III GUATEMALA AND WAS TAKEN OVERRBENZ AND REPRESENTS, IN RELATION TO THE SIZE CF THE REGIME MILITARYOLOSSAL SHIPMENT COMPLETELY UNBALANCING THE ARMAMENT EQUILIBRIUM

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HAT AREA. THIS BY NO MEANS ONLY SUCH PROCUREMENT OF ARMS BY GUATEMALA.

Bi2. arbsnz is using part of these weapons to arm cokhunist-led ciVilian

TERROR COW'ANEOS WHO HAVE RECEIVED SECRET INSTRUCTIONS TO PREPARE FOR WHOLESALE civilian MASSACRES when THE SIGNAL IS GIVEN. IN THE meantime arbehz HAS PfBUCXI AAi-QUKCED THAT HE WILL EXECUTE TEN HOSTAGES FOR EVERY BO KB DROPPED.

FINALLY, AHD TC REPEAT, THISERY REPEAT VERY SERIOUS BUSINESS. THE STAKES ARE EOT REPEAT NOT THE DIVIDENDS OF THE UNITED FRUIT COMPANY. THE STAKES ARE WKEKftR OR NOT IMPERIAL COMMUNISM SHALLACTICAL COMMAND POST If! CENTRAL AIHtlCAEW HUES OF THE PANAMA CANAL AND IN POSITIONIGHBCRINO STATES. INSTEAD OF YELLING ABOUT YANKEE IHPERXA AND INVASION THE FREE WORLD SHOULD BE GRATEFULANDFUL OF BRAVE BUT MAYBE PATHETICALLY COKICAL EXILES GOT THE PITCH AND DECIDED TO DO SOUTHING ABOUT IT."

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