CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM (DELETED) RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/20/1954

OCR scan of the original document, errors are possible

DIRECTOR

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action: WH.

INFO :

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TO: PRITY DIR

RYBAT PBSUCCESS RE:

i.C HAS NO DEFINITE INFORMATION ON EXTENT OFURNT HAS OF PBSUCCESS, NOR OF COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS WS8URNT TO STATES HE IS CONFIDENT WSBURNT AWARE OF PBSUCCESS BUT DOES NOT KNOW TO WHAT EXTENT. HIS AMBASSADOR TO WS8URNT REPORTED TO HIM WSBURNTS NOW BOASTING THEY ARE WELL ARMED AND WILL TAKE OVER PBSUCCESS ARMS AND THROW PLOTTERS BACK INTO KMFLUSH.

_ XTREMELY DISCOURAGED OVER FAILURE OF PBPRIME TO GIVE HIM ANY SORT OF VISIBLE BACKING. FEELS HE HAS PLACED HIMSELF IN EXTREMELY PRECARIOUS POSITION TO ASSIST PBPRIME AND THEY SITTING BACK IN EXPECTATION SITUATION WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. ADMITS MUTUAL IEFENSE PACT OF SOME BENEFIT BUT LIKENS IT TO NEIGHBOR WHO COMES WITH HIS RIFLE AND STATES HE WILL ASSIST AND THEN GOES TO HIS FARMILES AWAY WHERE HE CANNOT POSSIBLY ARRIVE TO BE ANY HELP.

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3- MAGOFFIN EXTREMELY CONCERNED OVER NEED FOR STIFFENING

B URGENTLYHQSINC USE ALL INFLUENCE TO OBTAIN ONE OR ALL OF FOLLOWING SOONEST:

SQUADRON0 OR OTHER JET TONTPLUME AND REMAIN FOR FOUR OR FIVE DAYS.

CALLNY PBPRIME LINE NAVAL UNITLARGER AT PORT

DISPATCH OF ARMY INSPECTION TEAM C fN ORttR TO EXPEDITE SHIPMENT OF

ARMS AGREED ON IN PACT.

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