CABLE FROM GUATEMALA CITY PROVIDING SHORT SUMMARY OF MEETING HELD 17 JUNE

Created: 6/18/1954

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CITE: 3GUAT

HELD MORNING 17

JUNE. FOLLOWING IS SHORT SUMMARY:

a. ANDAGREED THAT if EMERGENCY

ARISES THEY SILL MEET IN HOME OF FORMER.

b<AGREED THAT THEY WILL HAVE TRUSTED

ARMY OFFICERS WITH THEM, NTENDS ATTEMPT TAKE OVERFORCE I RESIGN OR KILL H'M, FORCE

RESIGNATION ( R KaL^rTr^tNTErl^ruTO COKTACT WITH ALL KiLlTARY GARRISONS, tellPRESERVE ORDER BUT NOT TO

IMPEDE ELIMINATION OF COMMUNISTS BUT TO AID WHERE POSSIBLE.

C. HAVE WARNED

/INfMUtOf JUNTA IS MOT SATISFACTORY.

NOP VERY CLOSE TOPROVIMG VERY WEAK WOULD

BE OVERSHADOWED HAVE CLEARLY TOLDTHAT ARMY HAS LAST

CHANCE SAVE ITSELF. HE ANDBE ACCEPTABLE AND

7 JUNE)

H0NORA8LY TREATED IF THEY GET MOVING. DELAY IS OVER. DECISION IS NOW.

completely with above but asserted

that army and government know nothing about arms being dropped except those which turned over by campesinos in guatalon. he vms toldoms have been dropped. that garrisons are sufficiently uined with our people to makeloody mess when the shooting starts and that he must act soonest or he and all his friends willost,

says he must wait for emergency. hebomb drop on racetrack etc begged for show ofurged tear gas drop and^breaktng uphich govt busilytage on mammoth scale.

SAYS ARMY AND GOVERNMENT DO NOT'BElIe'Ve -ANYTHING CAN OR WILL HAPPEN. ALL PURE TALK. NOTKlKg BUT PSYCHOLOGICAL STUNT,

WOULD BE DROPPED.,WOULDBE FIRED, THAT

SPECTACLE FORCE WOULD.BE PROVIDED.PLEADED THAT

/ - .> Cl. THISONE SOONEST. THAT,PLANES ZOOM CITY, E,

C "" OWE, aUARDtA CIVIL ETC.

CATEGORICALLY STATED THAT 'BOMB DROP AND IMPRESS IOr STRENGTH WOULD SWING ARMY OVER .HE INSISTED WITH OBVIOUSTHAT SHOW OF STRENGTH WILL GIVE HIiTaHD FREENDS

JUNE) PAGE

OPPORTU"ITY CjIfCHWILL SEIZE. he CONVINCED ThEY CAN GAIN CONTROL. HE REITERATES THATFOR SHOWING STRENGTH IS HERE<

G. VIZ URGENTLY REQUEST THAT BOMB BE DROPPED, THAT SHOW STRENGTH BE MADE, THAT ALL AVAILABLE PLANES BE

SEWJ OVER, THAT ARMY AND CAPITAL BE SHOW ThAT TIKE FOR DECISION IS HERE.

END OF MESSAGE

CABLE SECRETARIAT COMMENT:

WH, NOTIFIED OF RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAQE

5 t? JUN ^

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