CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA CITY RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/20/1954

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IMPOSSIBLE OBTAIN COMPLETE OR COCUUENTEO INFO ON MANY ASPECTS Of SITUATION. FOLLOWING REPRESENTS MY CONSIDERED OPINION BASED OH AGtNT REPORTS AND PERSONAL OBSERVATION OF SITUATION,

ARMS SHIPMENT HAS STARTLED EVERYONE BY SUCCESSFUL AUDACITY?

THOUGH THINKING HSBURNT CIVIL AND MILITARY ELEMENTS BELIEVE LONG TERy RESULT WILL BE OlSASTEr/JUS FOR fSCURNT THEY MORE IKTSRESTEOt OWN KECKS fHICH THEY CONSIDER SURELY LOSTGCVERNVENT AND COMM'ES GIVEN TIME ASSEMBLE NEC WEAPONS-

5o THEY BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED IN APPARENT VITY CALLIGERIS AND ODYOKE WITH RESPECT TO ARMS SHIPMENT*

EFFECT OF POSSIBLE DIPLOMATIC MEASURES ARE BITTERLY DISCOUNTED AND flEG?RDED "S PRATTLING SIGN ODYOKE WEAKNESS AND INDECISION CONTRASTED WSEUtiNT AND SOVIET DETERMINATION*

5o IF NOT STOPPED NOV BY DRAMATIC DRASTIC MEASURES, WSBURNT PEOPLE EVEN MOST WILfTANTLY ANT) COMMIE WILL LOSE HOPE AND BECOME CONVINCED THAT IVSilURNTLL CENTRAL AMERICANS GOING TRAGIC SAY

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of soviet satellites but this time through obvious and unforgivablenything}*

though calligeris uay not please all sectors of oppositiondecisive actson his part woulo be welcome since he regarded as only one with any possibilities lead action*

alligeris action woulo be interpreted by many as hidden but welcome evidence odyoke not oblivious but willing and able take decisive action*

8. if some oramatic successes registered by calligeris movement ano odycke sympathy and mconcealeoa supportvident, believe good possibility many ivsburnt military woulo take ant: govt stand*

consider tmperatiwe sab activities enter full force amd this be but prelude to real sustained actiono

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