CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/28/1954

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- director CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM

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RYUAT PBSUCCESS RE: 9)

IMMEDIATE ACTION

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POSSIBILITY OF YOUR PROCEEDING RAPIDLY 'I'TH ODACID TO FIRM UP VARIOUS APPROACHES WITH DTFROGS NEVERTHELESS WE OESIRE TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING VIEWS FOR *OUR CONSIDERATION AS OW APPEARS IMPERATIVE WE HAVE THIS COUNTRY ON OUR SIDE.

PROCEEDING FROM BASIC PREMISE THAT OSORIO IS INT IVIDATED BY EVENTS AND SEEKING SAFETY THROUGH INACTION SUCH POLICY COULDO FIRM THAT NOTHtNG LESSTRONG AID ON PART OF ODYOKE SILL MAKE AN IMPRESSION. WE OO NOT BEL IEVE OSORIO WILL DEVIATE

FROM THIS POSITION THROUGH RFP^ESENTATIONS ON THE PART OF WSHOOFS

ALONE*

3* RECOMMEND OUR OBJECTIVE IN TKJS INSTANCE BE TWO FOLD: OUR OVERALL LONG RANGE NATIONAL INTERESTS AND OUR IMMEDIATE REQUIREMENT FOR COVER SUPPORT OF PBSUCCESS, ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THESE COULD WELL BE EXPEDITED IN FOLLOWING MANNER:

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a) national! press odacid to plspatchel qualified negotiator to cinclude mtap proposal so">nfst. ooacid to coorolnvt- tth oolbex to prep'.re maximum ftess delivery materiel by odunit. negotiator sh xjld evphaslzs during course ofth osorio that uuitary aid alone is insufficient under presentances and that internal security vust also de considered, offer ins professional assistance in ths regard, theme advanced in para l| ref message sh >uld dominate pres1mtat ion our case d

s) pbsuccess: assuming rapidin a> above, and acceptance of neeo for security assistance, xur>ark sh ulo have available on the scene professionally qualified person to fulfill internal security rolf- presentation of this rrpresent5tive b'nfg^tiator should establish his bona fides and rnable him to help establish effective counter-iteaslires security-wise and as natural corollary discuss syncarp and its potential for removing dtfrogs major security problem namely

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kugark representativeu'ould be accrediteo to jurant amd thus be able to further pleao case of scomber interests, developments from this pointuld logically follov rabidly and wellbanks could be identified as the skimmer

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REPRESENTATIVE AND SEQUIN AS THE SYNCARP REPRESENTATIVE FOR DIRECTION LOCAL NEGOTIATIONS.

5. IF FOREGOING FAVORABLY CONSIOEREO, LINC WOULD RECOMMEND ONE OF ITS SENIOR OFFICERS TO FULFILL ABOVE ROLE FOR PBSUCCESS. PLEASE ADVISE SOONEST OF YOUR VIEWS AND ANY ACTION YOU HAVE IN PROGRESS ALONG THESE LINES.

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