CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/25/1954

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1. LIWC GRATIFIED THAT EVACUATION PBPRIME CITIZENS TO TAKE PLACE WITHINGREES PLANES BEST MEANS AND OUTLINE

EVACUATION PLANES, AS STATED REF A. FIRST, SUGGEST THAT WSBURNT, HAVING ALREADY ATTACKED WSHOOFS, MAY SOON ATTACK EITHER OTFROG OR KMFLUSH, TOO. SECOND, WOULD CONSIDER IT HIGHLY EFFECTIVE IF CONVOY OF TRANSPORT PLAPiES COULD BE AWAITED OUTSIDE TERRITORIAL WATERS BYi'Ttt?RESTIVE ODUNIT FIGHTER ESCORT, IMPLYING THAT HOSTILE UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT AND/OR NAVAL. SUBMARINES REPORTED LURKING CARIBBEAN. DESTINATION EVACUATION FLIGHTS MIGHT THEREFORE BE EITHER HTPLUME,KMPAJAMA OR AIRPORT SOUTHERN PBPRIME.

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DECISIVE STATEMENT MAKES it UNMlSTAKEABLY CLEAR ODYOKE no CONFIDENCE THAT wsBURNT GOVERNMENT ABLE or BILLING MAINTAIN EITHER OOMESTIC or FOREIGN PEACE or keep ANY PROMISE, CONSIDERING HOW MANY PALPABLE LIES IN RECENT OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS*

Lj. RE ref c: URGE all PBPRIME CITIZENS BE TOLD NOT to USE

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TRAINS AT ANY TIME. THIS IS LEAST THEY CAN do TO HELP OUR EFFORT as ENEMY IS MAKING EXTENSIVE USE THIS FORM ofAIN HAS MADE MOST ROADS IMPASSABLE. in THIS CRITICAL HOUR WE URGE WE NOT BE HANDICAPPED by WORRYING ABOUT PEOPLE's PERSONAL CONVENIENC if AIR is to BE AVAILABLE INSIST THEY USE or TAKE OWN CHANCES AFTER BEING WARNED ABOUT TRAINS? WE CAN CONTROL OUR PBPRIME PILOTS OUT CANNOT BE CERTAIN OUR FOREIGN PILOTS WOULD COMPLY if OPPORTUNITY PRESENT TO STRIKE TRAIN. TRAINS ARE NOW MILITARY TARGETS.

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