CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/17/1954

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TO: PRITYSLINC

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1. GENERAL DIRECTIVE FOR PROGRAMS ONRIOROUR (PREVIOUS DIRECTIVE, UNLESS IN CONTRADICTION TO FOLLOWING, REMAIN APPLICABLE):

TO INCREASE YOUR AUOIENCE FROM ONE PROGRAM

TO NEXT, FOR INSTANCE, BY ANNOUNCING IMPORTANT STATEMENTS TO COVIE, TELLING SIGNIFICANT STORIES, PROMISING FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS IN NEXT PROGRAM, EMPHASIZING THAT CENSORED PRESS, RADIO ONLY MISLEADING, NO TRUE INFORMATION,

UP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WITH HOUR BYWITH HELP OUR CABLES, YOUR RADIO MONITORING,ALSO US NETWORK NEWS, UTILIZE ANY PERTINENT LAPTDEVELOPMENTS, STATEMENTS.

ACTUAL INTAKE INSUFFICIENT, SUPPLEMENTSTORIES TO GIVE INTENDED POLICY LINE MOST

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2. POLICY LINE:

A* WSBURNT PEOPLE'S PATIENCE COMPLETELY EXHAUSTEO. BLOOD OF MARTYRS, SUFFERINGS THOUSANDS TORTURED POLITICAL PRISONERS CRY FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION. PARTIAL CONCESSIONS, COMPROMISE COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE. COMPLETE DI SAPPlARAWCL ENTIRE REGIME, INCLUDING UNDERCOVER COMMIE BACKERS, ONLY ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION.

B* PEOPLE PREFER PEACEFUL, UNBLOODY SOLUTION, EUT NOT AT PRICE OICKEPINGS WITH CRUEL ENEMY. REGIME, BY AUTHOFI ZING TORTURES AND MURDERS, BY ARMING IRRESPONSIBLE COMMIE GROUPS, BY INVITING SOVIET TERROR SPECIALISTS, MAKES PEACEFUL EXITDIFFICULT. BUT BETTER SOME UNAVOIDABLE VIOLENCE OUR IPG NEXT FEW OAYS, THAN SCOURGE COM HE TYRANNY, MOSCOW-SPONSORED WARS AND CIVIL WARS FOR YEARS TO COME.

C. PEOPLE EXPECTS ARMY TO SAVE COUNTRY ONCE :ORE, RESTORE CONST(TUTIONAL LIBERTIES, DEPOSE OUTLAW ARBENZ AND HIS REGIME, LIQUIDATE UNCONSTITUTIONAL COM UNIST PARTY, REMOVE COMMUNIST LEADERS FROM LABOR UNIONS OTHER ORGAtJI ZAT IONS,AGENCIES. WE KNOWE HAS BEEN ?MK ING DESPERATE EFFORT LAST FEW OAYS WINNING ARMY LEADERS ITS SIOE, BUT WE AREARMY WILL NEVER TURN COMMIE, NEVER SEHVE UNDER POLI-COMJISSARS, NEVER BE MISUSED AS TERROR WEAPON COMMIE-CONTROLLED ARBENZ**

FORTUNY DICTATORSHIP. CM T

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0, PEOPLENT FOREIGN INTERVENTION, BUT FOREIGN INTERVENTION ALREAOY HERE: MOSCOW-CONTROCLED PGT CONTROLS ARUENZ, ENTIRE GOVT, MOSCOW'S GOLD PAOR ARMS SHI WENT, MOSCOW'S AGENTS USE GUAT DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS. WE DON'T WANT FOREIGN TROOPS ON GUAT SOIL, BUT WE MUST DRIVE OUT MOSCOW'S AGENTS "AND OUPES HEAOED BY ARBENZ-FORTUNY, LEST THEY PROVOKE WAR, CIVIL WAR.

3. USE AT SHORTPS PREVIOUSLY SENT BLACK STORIES, INCLUDING:

CURRENCY DEVALUATION IMMINENT

DECIDED TO ORGANIZE GUAT SOCIETY OFTO PROMOTE SOVIET-TYPE PROGRAM ELIMINATING RELIGIONPOLITICAL BUILD-UP COVPLETEO: NO RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTIONEXPLUSION ALL FOREIGN PRIESTS, NUNS, CIVIL MARRIAGEWEDDINGS, ETC.

EXPOSED AS UFCO AGEtlTTHrJILD TERMS LAST STRIKE SETTLEMENT, SEE

EXPORTS. ALREADY STOPPED,FREIGHTER PICK UP OUAT EXPORTS ON WAY TO PUERTO BARRIOS.

4* FOLLOWING BLACK SPOT NEWS TO BE USED IF ANO AS THEY FIT INTO FACTUAL" DEVELOPMENTS:

A. ARBENZ-ATTEMPTED SillCIDE-FLEO FROM CAPITAL-TOOK OFF BY PLANE.

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FLEOAKING HUGE GOVT FUNDS

WITH HIM.

ARMY PLANE, COMING FROM MEXICO,MOSCOW POLITBUREAU WITH MILITARY, POLIT, ECONING GUAT CITY TO HELP SETTING UP COUNCIL OFSOVIET STYLE.

HAVE SET CHURCH AFIRE, OUTRAGEMONASTERY, (CHOOSE SUITABLE LOCATIONS, DETAILS).

FICTITIOUS FOREIGN BROADCAST: SIGHTEO,G GUATt . NAVY LIKELY TOCALLED TO HELP BY ANXIOUS NEIGHBORING GOVTS. IS TYPE OF THINGS TO COME IF ARBENZ REGIME CONTINUES).

5. WE TRUST YOUR OWN IMAGINATION TO FILL ANY REMAINING GAPS IN LINE OUR OVER-ALL OBJECTIVES.

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