CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/25/1954

OCR scan of the original document, errors are possible

DATE JUH

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LINCUN 3k OPERATIONAL IMVEDIATE

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SLINC

IMMEDIATE) SHERWOOD

RYBAT PBSUCCESS

FOR LAHGEVIN

RE: LINC

1. COMMENCING UPON RECEIPT THIS MSG SUPPORT REF ACTION

A. GOVT HAS DECEIVED PEOPLE- LIBERATION ARMY HAS TRIUMPHED-VICTORIOUSLY AT CKIQUIMJLA, ZACAPA, GUALAN AND WILL SOON BF IN ADAK.

8. THIS IS NOT SHftME ON ARMY 8UT CONTRARILY ARMY REFUSED TO DEFEND COJWUNIST ARBENZ GOVT. CITIZENS BE'PROUD OF YOUR ARMYWHO CHOOSE SIDE OF GOO AND COUNTRY ABOVE TRAITOR ARBENZ AND COT/MUNI SM.

ARMY MEM HAVE JOINEO AUD ARE JOININGEVERY HOUR. ONOR TROOPS ARE NOW FIGHTINGSIDE FOR FREEDOMREATER GUATEMALA.

IN ADA'/ THE ARMY IS STILL SUPPORTINGOFFICERS WHO AREWJK1STS IN ADAM, LISTEN TO THIS AND ACT

SJPTT RET

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"OUR LOYAL CHRISTIAN OFFICERS HAVE REPORTED THAT ARBENZRMY WILL NOT CONTINUE TO SUPPORT COMMUNISM. ONUNE HE WILL DECLARE HIMSELF COIAAJNIST DICTATOR ANO ASK ALL COMMUNIST CONTROLLED LABORERS TOEOPLES ARMY TO DEFEND COMMUNISM. THIS PEOPLES ARMY IS NOW ALMOST READY. IT IS THE MILITIA AND TERRITORIALS YOU HAVE BEEN ARMING. THEREFORE ON THIS DAY WE WILL BOMB ONE TARGET TO DEMONSTRATE OUR UNRELENTING INTENTION TO WIPE OUT COMMUNISM AND PREVENT ARBENZ FROM DESTROYING OUR ARMY."

ARMY OFFICERS IN ADAM I YOU IUST REMOVEONCE. YOU MUST JOIN LIBERATION ARMY AS YOUR BROTHERDONE, UNE IS DAY FOR YOU TO ACT. IF YOU FAIL WEYOU ALL AS COWUNISTS AND PROCEED TO OESTROY YOUAND OTHERS. JOIN THE SIDE OF GOD! JOIN FREE GUATEMALA I

PEOPLE OF AOAM1 JUNEE WILL BOMBIN AOAM. WE WILL PROTECT YOU IF YOU STAY OFF THEIN YOUR HOMES. YOU WILL BE SAFE. DEMAND ARBENZ GO TOCOMMUNISTS BE ARRESTED FOR BRINGING THIS TRAGEDY ONAND TRIED FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. WE WILL NOT STOP I

WE MUST NOT STOP UNTIL OUR COUNTRY IS FREE I

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2. repeat above continuously untilime then alter for after action repeating throughoutune*

for caoick: above broadcast takes precedence over agent tfc as required.

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cable secretariat comment:

a te'po copy of this message issued to mr.fficel( jun 5k-

Original document.

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