CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA CITY RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/3/1954

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CLOWER MADE SECURE CONTACT WITH ESC08ILLA WHO INSISTED NECESSITY MLETING WITH OLTJER BROTHER WHO PROMINENT MEMBER FAMILY AND FORMERLY AIDED ESC06ILLA IN LATTER'S ACTIVITIES. SPEAKING haiec ECANT, AND THEMSELVES, THEY AGREED CONTINUE IF CLOwER UOULD SUPERVISE. kVHILE NOT UNDULY CRITICAL SEMANTIC. THEY SAID LATTER HAD PROVEN TOO YOUNG INEXPERIENCED AND "PEPE" PREDICTIONS OF DISASTER UNLESS SECURITY PRECAUTIONS TAKEN HAD COME TRUE. THEY mELCO'vIED CLOVlER BECAUSE HE "PBPRIME CITIZEN AND TRAINED OPERATOR".

SINCE ^AND SECANT HIDING OUT ANDSYSTEH COtt-yUiiiCATION BETWEEN THEM AND ESCOBILLA USED, WAS ILPOSSIBLE ARRANGEMEETING WITH^ ECANTUNE. EXPECTUNE. CLOWER COMPLETELY BRIEFED AND HILL ATTEMPT ASCERTAIN^ ECANT APPARENTLY CHECKING AMDAIN THROUGH CLOSER HEETiNG FULL fJETAILS. BILL CABLE OPIM.

PLEASE ADVISE ONTRICH THAT INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEMANTIC FOR CONTACTING OUETZALTENANGO RADIO ITERATOR AND TORN QUETZALWHICH RECEIVED FROM ONTRICHAY WERE PASSED SEMANTIC AMD

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probably among things seized by police untilQ 3SECANT clower meeting arranged impossible learn anything about this operator hope 3SECANT knowledge able. attachments to H from calligeris for semantic and secant still in my possession. have been copied and will forward linc and hqs. instructions for

SEMANTIC MENTION CONTACT PROCEDURES SUPPOSE THIS NOT QUEZALTENANGO MAN. SHALL PASS TO SECANTHEY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS* DO NOT TRUST PRESENT DEVIOUS CHANNEL AND AWAITING CLOWER CONTACT WITH THEM*

SORRY INSIST BUT OBVIOUS FROM ABOVEUST BE BRIEFED IN OREER BE ABLE DO ANYTKIJG- AM AFRAID IGNORANCE MY PART DANGEROUS THAN PRESENT COMPROMISE. CALLIGERISSHORN BYONVINCES ME SET UP PROBABLY TOO COMPLEX TU HAVE SUFFERED PERMANENT DAMAGE FROM SEMANTIC FLAP. AM AFRAID MY OWN IGNORAHCE OF PAST INSTRUCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES WITHIN THIS SET UP MAY CAUSE ME TAKE STEPS WHICH COULDRE DAMAGING THAN HELPFUL* YOU MUST NOT FORGET WHEN FORWARDING INSTRUCTIONS THAT THESE MUST BE CRYSTAL CLEAR AND EXHAUSTIVELY EXPLAINED. EXAMPLE4 SINCE SEMANTIC NOT AVAILABLE CAN AND AMQ NOTHING ABOUTNTIL CLEAR PICTURE ]SECANT.

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AU NOT IMPATIENT BUT NEED KNOWLEDGEAN FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY.

AS OFUNE ESCOBILLA HAD NOT RECEIVEDSHIPMENT.

7o REPEAT TENTATIVE CONCLUSION THAT COMPROMISE THOUGH BAD IS NOT DISASTROUS AND CAN AND TOT BE REPAIRED SOONEST* AM ANXIOUS DO ALL POSSIBLE HOWEVER REQUEST RECEIVE NO OP INSTRUCTIONS FRCmQ 3JHLEss PASSED THROUGH LINC, OTHERWISE CONFUSIOH PROBABLE.

8. TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT OF SEMANTIC GROUP BELIEVED WOT COMPROMISED SINCE REGISTERED IN NAME FRIENDS RELATIVES.

% SORRY UNABLE HANDLE PILOT MATTER BUT ONLY HOPE REACH]SFCANT IS THROUGH ESCOBILLA. ESSENCE HAS NO CONTACT NOR POSSIBILITY ESTABLISH SUCH NOB.

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GABLE SECRETARIAT OOUUENTl

MR. ESTERLINEp HHP NOTIFIED OF RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAGEUNE 5U.

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