CABLE TO SENIOR REP, LINCOLN FROM DIR, CIA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/16/1954

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FROM HERE YOU MAT BE OVERLY OPTTHISTTC SPECJJTINGUKE AS DATE COMPLETIONB SUPPLY AHD ACTIVATION MINIMUM COMMO CAPABILITY.

2e WE AGREE GENERALLY WITH YOUR ANALYSIS OP SITUATION AS SET FORTHND HAVE NO POLICY OBJECTION TO SCHEDULED HMRO. AGREE SPECIFICALLY THAT CRUX WHOLE ISSUE CONTINUES TO BEURNTORCES CGSCERBIHG WHICH VB MUST HAi'E CLEARER FAUsQbLE INDICATIONS BEFORETHIS STIPEP-SEDES ALL OTHER REASONS FOR ADDITIONAL DELAY ALTHOUGH ACrHEVE?OT SOfE DECREE OPERATIONAL READINESS WOULD APPEAR ESSENTIAL PREREQUISITE FOR ACTION.

3o IF EVIDENCE COSCERNINO POSITION OF MILITARY INDICATES IT SOLIDLY BEHIND REGIME THERE IS NO DOUBT IK OOP. MIND THAT CALLIGERIS1 FORCES IN EXTiUXOR AND IF POSSIBLE INOST BE RESTRAINED FROM MOUNTING ATTACK SESCS ATTACK UNDER THESE CIECW'STAKCKS VfOULD RESULT IN CERTAIN

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DEFEAT ACCOMPAHIED BT HOST HARMFUL CONSUJUENCES AFFECTING ALL ASPECTS REPEAT ALL ASPECTS WSBORNT FRCBLEM. THIS IS THE ONE THIKO WE MOST AVOID AND ALL EFFORTS HDSfl BE DEVOTED TO THIS END INCLUDINO IHPOSITIOHECIALL7 DEVISED RESTRAINTS UPON CALLIOERIS, ETC. FOR USE DI ARGUMENTS TO COIIVINCK CALLIGKRIS AHD ASSOCIATES IT SHOULD BE BROUGHT HOME TO HIH THAT HIS OWN INABILITY TO ffiODUCE OE RHCEPTTOT PARTIES ETC. REVEAL OIFJVT WEAKNESS AND POSSIBLY NOW-EXISTENCE ILTS CLAIMED INTERNAL ORGANIZATION AND HE SHOULD EE TOLD THAT ALL SUPPORT Via BE WITHDRAWN TP HE PXESISTS. AT SAME TIME THE ALTKRNATTVE COURSE ENVIRONED IN LYNADK'S PAPER SHOULD BE FORCIBLY ADVANCED AS THE ONLY CONCEIVAIilECTION UNDER THE CTBCUHSTANCtS. CALLiaKEIS SHOULD BE ASSURED OF CONTINUINO SUPPORT ON THIS BASIS AND NO OTHER.

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MEANING OFOTSR/BSBS, AND IN PRESENTM SOMEWHAT INCONSISTENT WITH PARA 3" Ol/LD BE READ AS MEANINO THAT FAILURES OP ADEQUATE READINESS PREPARATIONS AND OTHER FOUL-UPS ARE JUSTIFICATION FOR CattlTTINC ALL RESOURCES TO ACTION. PLEASE CLARIFY.

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