CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/21/1954

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TO: SLINC

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RE:

FOR CADICK OR ONTRICH:

1. PRINCEP WILL PASSSG FROM SEMANTIC (REF MESSAGE)FOLLOWING GUIOANCE WILL APPLY:

ALLEGED DIVERSION SIDING RAILROAD CARSMUST BE CONFIRMED SOONEST. BELIEVE ALSOPOSSIBILITY ARMS DISTRIBUT ION TO BANANA WORKERS INMOW ON STRIKE FOR POSSIBLE DEFENSIVE PURPOSES.

NOT PERMIT REPORTS WSHOOFS BORDER CLOSEDYOUR MEN* CONVERSELY IN STILL AGGRESSIVE ATTITUDEKNOW IS NECESSARY AS CERTAINLY THIS SITUATIONTHAN KMSHAFT. SUGGEST HOWEVER CONSIDERATIONESCORTS TO EFFECT PENETRATIONS.

REPORTS ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS TARGETED

AT CALLIGERIS OBVIOUSLY MERIT REDOUBLING YOUR SECURITY MEASURES. WITHOUT MAKING IT OBVIOUS ATTEMPT ALSO PROTECT FLOPES WHOSE

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VALUE MUST NOT BE OVERLOOKED.

FROM JUAN ITA CHIEFS (TRUE IDENSEMANTIC!

FEARS SABOTAGE AND AGGRESSION BOTHANO FROM ANTI COV.MUNISTS. REASON FEAR OFGIVEN*

ARMY MANAGES PURGE DISCONTENTED ELEMENTS,FIGHT ALONGSIDE COMMUNISTS.

LARGE SCALE TROOP MOVEMENTS KNOWN TOPLACE.

Dc IN CASE OF INVASION, THE COPIES WOULD ARM THE UNIONS AND PROCEED TO ELIMINATE THE ANT IIN THE CAPITAL. FOREGOING MARKED ANSWERND APPARENTLY AMONG REPLIES TO QUESTIONNAIRE SU3MITTED VIA COURIER.

YOUR COMMENTS RE SOURCES PARA 2.

A. FROM SEMANTIC:

SOURCES REPORT ALFHEM OID NOT BRING AMMO.

TRANSPORTING EQUIPMENT HAVEPICKED BY RAIL WORKERS UNION (SAMF).

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CARGO0 RIFLES,CANNONS (THESE HAVING SEVERALAZOOKAS,ANTI TANK WEAPONS, SUPER GUN MACHINE GUNS,AUTOMATICS.

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0. AMMO EXPECTED ARP1VERAY ABOARD

BRITISH SHIP. FROMNi

BELIEVE SOME AUUO ALREADY ARRIVED.

AT LEAST LIGHT TANKS ARRIVED TO CAPITAL AND BEING RAPIDLY PUT INTO OPERATING CONDITION.

AMMO SHIP MAY REFER TO SS SAOMA. GERMAN REGISTRY, DUE PB ABOUT ABOVE DATE.

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