CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/15/1954

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entirely possible situation rapidly developing which could very well become critical turning point in pbsuccess. imperative we seek ano apply maximum measures at this moment and force the issue.

JFROM your cables appears to be assuming leadership within army. accordingly you should endeavor to impress upon him through esquire (per below) the following points which should be clarified and/or reiterated.

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practically certain its controlto almost guarantee its fullest support.

0. the moral issue of avoidinghe0 at thiszeroso overwhelming that he must impress upon his followers within the army action must be

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TAKEN AT ONCE TO AVOID THE MOST TERRIBLE BLOODSHED IN WS BURNT HISTORY. OVWUNIST FOBCE3 ARE NOW WELL ORGANIZED AND RAPIDLY GAINING INEXTERNALLY ANDARE COMPLETELY DEDICATED TO GAINING CONTROL AND WILL NOT BE OISSUADEO REGARDLESS OF THE PRICE IN BLOOD OR TREASURE UNTIL SUCCESS IM OBTAINED.

THE FORCES OF ANTI-COMWNISM ARE TREMENDOUS AND ARE NOW PLANNING EVERY CONCEIVABLE MEASURE IN STAGES WIICH MAY OE NECESSARY TO ELIMINATE THE COMMUNIST BEACHHEAD FROM THIS AREA, REMIND HIM AGAIN THAT CALLIGERIS ISYMBOL OECAUSE HE IS THE LEADINGOMMUNIST EXILEE. AIRCRAFT. ARMAMENTS, TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT, ECONOMIC PRESSURES ANO EVERY POSSIBLE WEAPON IS JEINQ MARSHALLED BEHIND THE CALLIGERIS SYMBOL TO INSURE SUCCESS AND ON BEHALF OF THE ANTI COMMUNISTS OF WS BURNT.

ODYOKE PRESENTLY DESIROUS TO MAKE ABOVE MAXIMUM EFFORT TO PRESERVE INTEGRITY ANO PR IOE OF ViSBURNT TO OVERTHROW SOVIET YOKE BY THEIR OWN THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO Q'JESTION REGARDING THE ULTRWTE OUTCOME. CO'.WUNISM WILL NOT BE TOLERATED; IF PRESENT METHODS OF AIDING WSBURNT TO RESOLVE

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THEtR DSN PROBLEMS PROVES INADEQUATE THEN UNQUESTIONABLY ODYOKE AND OTHER LATIN AMERICAN POWERS WILL INTERVENE BY FORCE* THE EXPLUSION OF SOVIET CONTROL OVER WS BURNT IS NOW UNOERHAY AND WILL NOT STOP UNTIL FREEDOM IS RESTORED,,

5* THE FOREGOING GUIDANCE SHOULD BE ADEQUATE AND ENABLE GUAT TO SEIZE INITIATIVE AND EXPLOIT EVERY OPPORTUNITY. IN EVENT CIRCUMSTANCES ARE AS DESCRIBED ABOVE INFORM OPIM ANY PROBLEM OR PROPOSITIONS IN CONNECTION WITH FOREGOING GUIDANCE, AS TIME ISITAL FACTOR.

6. ESQUIREBURNT0EE0AY*

PAGE SCHEDULED ARRIVE WSBURNT NOONUNE VIA MEXICO CITY. ARRANGE CONTACT ANO BRIEF HIM BEFORE HE CONTACTS ESQUIRE.

8. REQUEST YOU CONlACT ESQUIRE SOONEST OR ILFI NOYOUR INFO REALLEGEO ACTIVITIES ASKING HIM TO

CONFIRM SAME. BASED UPON RESULTS THIS VERIFICATIONGUIDE ESQUIRE ON BASIS ABOVE GUIDANCE CONSISTENT WITHJllOGET.iejT| ATTEMPTING TO ASCERTAIN IN CHAT WAYBE OF GREATEST ASSISTANCE TO HIM IF IN FACT THIS ISWXm* IF UNCONFIRMEDIN FACT

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ASSUMING LEADERSHIP OF OPPOSITION OFFICERS CORPS AND NO

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UnGENCY PRESENT THEN AWAIT RETURN OF PAGE ONUNE TOANDLINGROGRAM*

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