CABLE TO LINCOLN FROM DIRECTOR RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/17/1954

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HAS BEEN CONSIDERING POSSIBLE OESIREABILITY OFBUT UNTIL WE HAVE MORE FACTS WE CANNOT BE CERTAIN THISSABOTAGE TARGET.

J3*DV,SESBY CARG0A0 SHAPEOF STEEL SUPPORT CORRODED TO EXTENT OOCK WOULD COLLAPSE BY VESSEL, HQS. ESTIMATE THATONS BEING UNLOADED

AT PORTO BARIOS WOULD BE ON DOCK OWING SHORTAGE OF FLAT CARS AND TRUCKS. YOU SHOULD CONSIDER AS POSSIBLE COURSE OF ACTION SABOTAGE OF DOCK BY EXPLOSIVES WITH OBJECTIVE OF COLLAPSING OOCK AND ARMS AND THUS PREVENTING FURTHER DISCHARGE THIS CARGO.

THEREFORE SUGGEST THAT TEAM BE BRIEFED AND EQUIPPEDDOCK OR RAIL OPERATION DECISION RE CHOICE SUBJECT TO YOUR

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FURTHER EVALUATION AS TO WHICH UOST PROFITABLE AND VULNERABLE. YOU SHOULD CONSIDER AS WELL POSSIBILITY THAT BOTH UAY BE NECESSARY.

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I*, HAVING CONFIRMED TO YOUR SATISFACTION THAT ARMS IN QUANTITY BEING UNLOADED THIS SHIP YOU ARE AUTHORIZED EXECUTE ONE OR WORE SAB OPERATIONS AT SUCH TIME AS YOU DETERMINE BEST SUITED OURDESTROY OR DELAY OR INTERFERE WITH ARMS ANO RELATEDAFTBR SUCH UNLOADED FROM SHIP. THIS CONNECTION YOU tfILLEXPOSE IN POST OPERATIONAL PROPAGANDA THE ORIGIN OF ARMS AS BEHIND IRON CURTAIN IF YOUR INTEL PROVES SUCH CASE.

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