CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALAN 1954 COUP

Created: 6/18/1954

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FOR LANGEVIN. INSTRUCTION 9

d OAY TODAY,AOCAST0 FOLLOWING OPENING APPEAL WITH MAXIMUM IMPASSIONED INSISTENCE INTRODUCED FANFARES, CLOSED NATIONAL ANTHEW. USE LIVE VOICE, MAKE ANY LAST MINUTE FACTUAL CHANGES IN TEXT WHICH SUBSEQUENT INFO MAY NECESSITATE, BUT BUT DO NOT DEVIATE FROM POLICY LINE BELOW. ELABORATE AS NEEDEO, BUT DON'T MAKE TOO LONG, REPEAT HOURLY INTERVALS.

(BEGIN TEXT) NATIONAL LIBERATION COMMITTEE, COMPOSED REPRESENTATIVES ALL GROUPS OPPOSINGRBENZEFENDING CONSTITUTION 'fJOy^JW^ djffi/|RT lC9i,AST NIGHT WITH THE ASI OT FAR FROM CAPITAL TO REPLACE CONGRESS. TlHlCHJJAS^ OUTLAWEO ITSELF. AFTER MATURECRATjION, FOLLOWING APREAL TO PEOPLE'. -

3. AT THIS MOMENT^AlWfD CROUPS OFJRATJ/JN,MOVEMENT

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ADVANCING EVERYWHERE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. WE ARE STILL HOPING THAT FAST, DECISIVE ACTION BY OUR LOYAL ARMY DEPOSING OUTLAW ARBENZ AND HIS MOSCOW-CONTROLLED REG HE, WILL PREVENT MORE BLOODSHED. BUT THERE CAN BE NO MORE DELAY,RE FENCE SITTING, NO MORE WISHFUL WAITING. THE HOUR OF DECISION HAS STRUCK.

5* YOU ALL HADl/fVw^ORltH&TEl CSVtolE DICTATORSHIP, ABOLITIONARRESTS THOUSANDS NON-COtt/UMSTS,AL^SOVIET ARMS SHIPMENTS^ COMMIE MILITARY INSTRUCTORS, RUSSIAN SECRET POLICE OFFICERS.,WE MUST PUT END TO ALL THIS TOOAY, MUST SETTLE ACCOUNTS .WITH THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SITUATION 7ODAY ORBATTLE FIELD FOR WARS AffRSr^E^RJ BEDCH SEEKS ANOTHER KOREA IN CENTRAL AMERICA, OUR EXPORT CROPS WILL

if.-. WE, REPRESENTING ALL GROUPS OF THE KON-COWUNIST POPULATION SOLEMNLY DECLARE: THIS ISOREIGNBUT AN UPRISING OF THE HONEST, CHRISTIAN, FREEOOM-LOVING PEOPLE OF GUAT TO LIBERATE OUR HOMELAND FROM THE FOREIGNWHICH HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE, FROM CONTROL BY THE SOVIET UNION WHICH HAS MADE GUAT AN ADVANCED OUTPOST OFCOMMIE AGGRESSION, FROM RULE BY SOVIET PUPPETS ARBENZ, TORIELLO, FANJUL, FROM TERROR, MASS ARRESTS, TORTURES, EXERCIZED BY COMMIE AGENTS JAIME

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HELP RUSSIAN PEOPLE WHO ARE UNDERFED BECAUSE OF DISASTROUS FAILURE COM*IE AGRARIAN REFORM IN RUSSIA AND EVERYWHERE OUR PROUD, BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY WILL BE SUBMERGED IN DISASTER,,

6, HEED OUR INSTRUCTIONS, COMING FROM THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COMMITTEE AND FROM THE ASSEMBLY OF THE PEOPLE:

ARMY TO TAKE ARBENZ, MEMBERS OF CABINET, OTHER LEADING OFFICIALS INTO CUSTODY, OCCUPY KEY GOVT BUILOINGS, SEIZE PGT, CGTG, CNCG HEADQUARTERS, ARREST ALL COMMIE LEADERS, CONFISCATE WEAPONS IN HANDS OF COMMIE GROUPS*

8. POLICE TO RID ITSELF OF COMMIE CHIEFS ROSENBERG, CRUZWER, OTHERS, RELEASE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS, PLACE ITSELF TEMPORARILY UNDER ARMY ORDERS OR SUFFER FATE OF COMMIE AGENTS.

C. EASANTS: JOIN LIBERATION MOVEMENT WITH THE WEAPONS COMMIE LEADERS GAVE YOU. DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY COMMIE-ORDERED STRIKES,OF COWJIE UNIONDUPksKQ*ALf -REGULAR

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BROADCASTS UNTIL ILLEGAL COMMIE CENSORSHIP WIPED OUT BY LIBERATION

0. POPULATION AT LARGE. JOIN IMMEDIATELY ARMED FORCES OF LIBERATION MOVEMENT. HELP YOURSELF TO COMMIE ISSUED ARMS OR ARMS CACHES. WOMEN, OLD AND SICK MEN, CHILDREN TO STAY CLOSE TO HOME: OBSERVE, REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS.MOVES, EXPOSE COMMIE LEADERS TRYING TO SNEAK OUTSIDE COUNTRY, PREVENT POLICE FROM MURDERING POLITICAL PRISONERS BY KEEPING JAILS, POLICE STATIONS UNDER MASS SURVEILLANCE.

Ho EVERYBODY CONTINUES LISTEN VOICE LIBERATION.

7o IF WE ALL, SOLDIERS ANO CIVILIANS,OURAGE AVD DISCIPLINE, WE SHALLIN WIPING MOSCOW'S SHADOW OFF THE BLUE SKY OVERHOMELAND, RESTORE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTIES,GOOD SINCERE RELATIONS WITH ALL NEIGHBORINGa TRULY DEMOCRATIC ORDER WHICH WILL PREVENTEAQTrtN'AftYAM OR )ERRMENT, EQUL^POrrVlCAL AND ECONOMIC-OPPORTUNITYREGARDLESS OF COLOR,R' SOCIAL STjAT-US AND ONBETWEEN ALLIG OR:N BASISn

8. NONE OFROM THE STRUGGLE FORINAL BATTLE AGAINST THE

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FORCES OF OARKNESS, COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY ANO SOVIET RUSSIA* IMPERIALIST EXPANSION UPON OUR SOILo DEATH TO ARBENZ AND HIS COMMIE ADVISERS 8 FORWARD FOR GOD, FATHERLAND ANDENO TEXT)*

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