CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/26/1954

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6 JUNE 5k OPERATIONAL IMMEDIATE

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COMMENCE AT ONCE DELIVER

FREQUENTLY THROUGHUNE Qa^OwTit PROPERRECEIVED:

DtTIONS NECESSARY TO BE MET BEFORE PEACE AND

HEREBY ANNOU ORDER MAY BE

tEME^GOUNCIL OF THE LIBERATION MOVEMENT

frEO TO OUR"THE ARMY IS NOT OUR ENEMY AND WE OUR ENEMY AND THAT OF THE ARMY IS'X

VIE APPEAL' TO ALL OFFICERS AND MEN IN THE ARMY TO ARREST ANO CONF^fffi'^JM^EDIATELY ALL MEMBERS KNOWN TO BE COMMUNISTS*

APPEAL TO THE HIGH RANKING OFFICERS OF THESEIZE AND ARREST ARBENZ, ANDILITARY JUNTA

MILITARY JUNTA WILL IMMEDIATELY ISSUEALL UNIT COMMANDERS TO ARREST ALL KNOWN COMMUNISTS AND PREPARE

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POP JOINING FORCES WITH LIBERATION MOVEMENT TO RESTORE OROER THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. THESE ORDERS WILL APPLY ALSO TO ELEMENTS OF THE GUARDIA CIVIL UNDER LOCAL ARMY COMMANDERS.

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MILITARY JUNTA WILLEASE FIRE

NOTIFYING ALLOURS IN ADVANCE. IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER IT WILL MAKE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OVERTTESTING TO FOREGOING, THEREBY INDICATION WILLINGNESS TO NEGOTIATEOF NEW GOVERNMENT. THE LIBERATION COUNCIL WILL THEN ESTABLISH IMMEDIATE CONTACT WITH THE MILITARY JUNTA.

G. THIS APPEAL IS MADE TO JhZ ARMY IN THE NAME OF

AND BEFORE GOO TO SPARE FURTHER BLOODSHED AND DEVASTATION OF OUR BELOVED COUNTRY. UNTIL THESE CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN MET THE LIBERATION MOVEMENT WILL CONTINUE TO USE EVER-GAINING FORCE AND EVERY WEAPON TO DESTROY ALL COMMUNISTS AND ALL THOSE WHO DEFEND COWJIUNISM.

AFTER ACTION REPORT RESULTS MATAMOROS RAID CLEARLY INDICATES ARMY HIGH COWJIANO IN PANIC. COL. DIAZ HAS OEEN ARRESTED AND OTHER OFFICERS WHO DESIRE TO SEIZE CONTROL DO NOT KNOW MAT ACTION TO TAKE. THE EFORE ABOVE TIMELY BROADCAST MAY BE MOST IMPORTANT. MONITOR TGWB CLOSELY FOR INDICATIONS OF RESPONSE TO APPEAL.

AT THIS IS POLIT/PROPAGANOA MANEUVER TO CALL THE TERMS

3. FOR CADICK AND ONTRICH! EXPLAIN TO CALLIGERIS^

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AS AN ARMY JUNTA MAYORMED ANY HOUR WITH OR BITHOUT THIS LINE, FAILURE TO TAKE THIS STEP MIGHT RESULT IN IMPAIRMENT CALLIGERIS^ JPOSITION. TIME PRECLUDES CONFERENCES BEFORE RELEASE* END OF MESSAGE

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