CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATMALA (GUATEMALA) RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP (W/ATTACHMEN

Created: 6/2/1954

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HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASEAS SANITIZED

Indicala title of person to take action and that of the originator. 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 corpleted and ready for filing. This cpver-sheet must bo retained with enclosure.

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I REFUSE TO BELIEVE US DELEGATION TO OAS UNDER INSTRUCTION TO INVITE ASSOCIATED NATIONS TO PREVENT FURTHER ARMS SHIPMENTS FROM REACHING GUATEMALA AND ENJOIN GUATEMALANS PURGE THEMSELVES OF SUCH RESOLUTION. IF ADOPTED. WOULD INSULT INTELLIGENCEUAT PEOPLE AND BE STAB IN BACK OF RESISTANCE MOVEMENT AT PARTICULARLY CRITICAL JUNCTURE, WOULD BE TANTAMOUNT TO WRITING OFF RECENT ARMS SHIPMENT WHICH BIG ENOUGH TO LAST GUATEMALA FOR YEARS TO COME. CUAT PEOPLE NEVER TURNED COMMUNIST. AN INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY FOISTED COMMUNISM OFF ON THEM. THEIR .DESIRE TO BE PURGED NOT OF COMMUNISM BUT OF REGIME AIDING AND ABETINGEGIME THE U. S. RECOGNIZES AND KEEPS ALIVE ECONOMICALLY. COULD THEY SPEAK .THEIR MINDS FREELY THEY WOULD. RID THEM OF STRANGLEHOLD COMMUNIST MINORITY, IF NEED BE BY DIRECT MILITARY INTERVENTION. INCONCEIVABLE. SHOULD BECOME INSTRUMENTAL GRANTING CUAT REGIME DESPARATELY NEEDED BREATHING SPELLLATFORM FROM WHICH AGAIN THEY CAN INVOKE BOLIVAR'S SPIRIT. AT THIS STAGE ANY PRECIPITATE MOVE NORMALIZE CONDITIONS NOT. BUT USSR INTERESTS. LAST WEEK'S EVENT MOST ENCOURAGING, WITH GUAT REGIME GROGGY AND ANXIOUSLY AWAITING GONG. . SHOULD CONTINUE EXPLORATORY MOVES. STEP UP WAR OF NERVES. KEEP GUAT REGIME GUESSING AND OFF BALANCE AND WITHOUT TIPPING HAND, HINT AT POSSIBILITY UNILATERAL INTERVENTION, MY CONSIDERED OPINION ANY WEAKENING OUT STRONG STAND WILL CONSOLIDATE ARBENZ REGIME TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT FURTHER ATTEMPTS DEFECT SIGNIFICANT ELEMENTS OF ARMY HIGH COMMAND DOOMED TO FAILURE.

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