ROUTING FORM RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/9/1954

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEWMSE AS SANITIZED

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titje' of person to take action and that oforiginator. Place comments there under by numbered paragraphs. Initial in center of page andine across the page and forward. Each recipient is to repeat above procedure until action completed and ready for This cover-sheet must be .retained with enclosure.

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nave any emergency plansthe "killing orgy*', referred to in paraactually break out ?? m into Judge howhreat itI under stand that such wholesale purgesmore than once In other Latinand, considering the extreme statein Guat, the threats ofremark by Arbem in the cabinet meetinga blood bath of con-

siderable scopeistinct possibility.

I submit that the only effective counter-action would be airborne intervention.nce the purge is successfully completed, we would find it ten times as tough as now to oust the conrauniets from Guat. Apart from thecoordination with the Pentagon, this would presumably require an arrangement with the President of one of the neighboringoooza or Galvezalling for US help as soon as the "night of the long knives11

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