CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM (DELETED) RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/23/1954

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CONFIDENCE TO EXTENT THAT HE WILL PARTICIPATE DOES NOT INSIST THAT HIS VJfcfc'3 ANO PLANS BE ACCEPTLDD ONLY THAT THEY BE DISCUSSED VITH KIM BY INDIVIDUAL IN CHARGEo EXPRESSED TO MAGOFFIN HOPE THAT GILLRAY DIRECTING AS HE IS SURE TWO OF THEM COULD SEE EYE TO EYE- MAGOFFIN CONSIOERS lY OF GREATEST IMPORTANCE THAT HIGH LEVEL INDIVIDUAL CONFER WITHC OONESTB BUT SHOULD COME PREPARED TO DEFEND SELF AGAINST ACCUSATION BY C 2THAT WHOEVER DIRECT INS APPARENTLY BELIEVES WARS CAN BE WON WJTH WORDSn l2**

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A RUN-OFF COPY OF THE ABOVE MESSAGE WAS ISSUED TO MR. ESTERLINEOURS,UNE

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