CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA CITY RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/1/1954

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JUNE 54

HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM

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RYBAT PBSUCCESS INTEL RE:

CLOSER REESTABLISHED CONTACT WITH ESCOBILLA AS MENTIONED REF. NO SURVEILLANCE.

ESCOBILLA FXTREMELY LOW SPIRITS WISHED QUIT. CLO'tfFR LISTENED HIS COMPLAINTS, PROMISED REPORT THEM, GAVETRONG PEP TALK, ASSURED HIM THIS BUT SKIRMISHAMPAIGN, AKDCONVINCED FSCOBILLA NECESSITY CONTINUE FKXT.

FOLLOWING COMPLAINTS ESC08ILLA:

SYSTEM COMMUNICATIONS ENCOURAGED SEMANTICAND HOLD LARGE QUANTITIES NOTES WHICH PROVED FATAL WHENNOT HEED ESCOBILLA-CLOWER SECURITY WARNINGS.

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IT IS JORBIDOEN TOOPY Of THIS MCSSACX fw

KUHOOK PREPARATIONS HAVE FALLEN FARPROOJCFD BY KUHOOK MEASURES WITH RESULT THAT FRIENDSDISILLUSIONED THAN EVER AND BEGINNING WONDERNYEXISTS ARM THEM CR WETHER THIS ONLY "DIPLOMATIC OFFENSIVE".

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VARIOUS CONFLICTING ORDERS RECEIVED BYALLEGE ELY AMENDED VIA PEPE CHANNEL.

ESPECIALLY CRITICAL ABOUT CHOICE DROP ZONESSENDING GEAR IN THROUGH ISOLATED PLACES WHICHBY NEARLY IMPASSA8LF ROADS HHICH EASILY GUAREED BY ENEMY.

APPARENT LACK UNDERSTANDING LOCALAS SHOWN BY OREERS RECEIVED FROM J

CLOWER POINTED OUT SORRORS UNAVOIDABLE tWEN EMBARKED LARGE COMPLEX UNEERTAKING, SOOTHED HIM DOWN. PROMISED CORRECTIONS.

ESCOBILLA ASSURED HIM THIS NOT DIPLOMATIC OFFENSIVE BUT REAL THING AND URGED TELL DOUBTERS THEY BEING TAKEN BY UNSU8TLE ATTEMPT PART ARBENZ AND COMMIES WHO HOPING RELIEVE PRESSURE BY

TALK ABOUT OTJiTjKE-WSBURNT AGREEMENT. HE^JJO&THAT ODYOKE OPPOSITION COMMUNIST REGIMES IS UNALTERABLE. HE URGED TELL COLLABORATORS THEY MUST REMAIN CALM, QUIET, AWAIT INSTRUCTIONS, HAVE BOTH COURAGE AND FAITH. HE BLUNTLY TOLD THAT

1VAVFRFRS GOOD RIDDANCE AND THAT MEN ONLYtfLCOME.

6. ESCOBILLA RELIEVES HF NOT SERIOUSLY COMPROMISED AND

RECEIVED INCORRECT STORY FROM ESCOBILLA

CONCERNING RAID HIS HOME. BROTHER MEANT HOME ESCOBILLA FRIEND (SFMANTIC) RMIED. ESCOBILLA MT INTO HIDING ONLY AS PRECAUTION. IRCULATING FREELY.

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7. DOES NOTHEREABOUTS SE WTIC BUT BELIEVES HE

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PROBABLY TAKFN REFUGF ECUADORAN EMBASSY.

HE OUT OF FUNDS SINCE HADE RED REMAINEFR

IN HIDING BUT EAGER CONTINUE FIGHT EVEN IF

ENEMY HAS HIS NAME AND OTHER ^AND SECANT WISH HOLD

MEETING VITH CLOSER SOONEST. ANT FUNDS AID THOSE OHO FORCED ESCAPE AND PAY FOR NEEEED SAFEHOUSES ETC.

ON 8ASIS ABOVEE CAN AND SHOULDORGANIZATION. INTEND HAVE CLOWER ]ANDSECANT, TF BRIEF THEM, ATTP4PT ASCERTAIN EXTENTREBUILD EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION WTHOUT DELAY. UNLESSINSTRUCTED INTEND PASS ESCOBILlA FURTHFRC VENING

1 JUNE. HAVE NOT PASSED HIM ANY Ope REVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED. L JNTFND TO PASS THLL BE COUNTED AGAINST JUNE EXPFNSES. TOTAL OF C REVIOUSLY PASSED BY STATION CONf IEERFD AS MAY

EXPEND TURES.

10. SINCE DO NOT HAVE (LEAR UNrFR^TANDING PAST OPERATIONS,R INSTRUCTIONS GIVFN Sf IAf,TIC CO IPLEX, SUGGEST ONTRICH MEET ME SOONEST IN DTFROGS FOR. IERRIEFIMG PURPOSES. WOULD HAVE ONE DAY MAXIMUM. PLFASF ADVISE.

U. AM OPTIMISTICULD NATURALLY SELCOiE GUIDANCE OR

OUR PART.

CABLE SECRETARIAT COM'ENT; WHO AND PBS NOTIFIED OF RECEIPT OF THE ABOVE MESSAGE5FND OF MESSAGE.

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