CABLE TO (DELETED) FROM DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/19/1954

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FOR FULL BACKGROUND SSALFIIEU INCLUDING UNSUCCESSFUL APPROACH SWEDISH GOVT CONSULT ODAClO CHIEF. ASSUME YOU AND ODACIO HAVE ALL AVAILABLE INFO HER OWNERS AND CHARTERERS.

VESSEL STILL UNLOADING ARMS PUERTO BARRIOS GUATEMALA AND HER DEPARTURE PRIOR DISCHARGE TOTAL ARMS CARGO CONSIOEREO BY ODACID SUFFICIENTLY IMPORTANT WARRANT FOLLOWING OBVIOUSLY LONG SHOT EFFORT.

3.PLA-J: TO FABRICATE COMMERCIAL CABLE OSTENSIBLY FROMCHARTERER TO MASTER INSTRUCTING HIM CEASEO CLEAR PUERTO BARRIOS.

k* SUGGEST CABLE ALONG FOLLOWING LINES "OWING DELICATE ANO EMBARRASSING SITUATION HERE WHICH CANNOT EXPLAIN VIA USUAL CHANNELS YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY CEASE DISCHARGE CONTROVERSIAL CARGO AND CLEAR PUERTO BARRIOS FOR HAVANA. WILL ADVISE FURTHER

AT SEA BY USUAL MEANS."

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5- ABOVE CABLE TO BE IN NAME OF ALFRED CHPISTENSEN.

HDQ LACKS NAME SHIPS MASTER WHICH POSSIBLY YOO CAN OBTAIN THROUGH JOURNALIST SEEKING STORY. USE YOUR JUOGEMENT RE LANGUAGE IF DEVELOPS MASTER NOT SWEDE.

EFFECTIVENESS Of OPERATION DEPENDS LARGELY Of*WITH WHICH CABLE DISPATCHED.

YOU MAY INVENT REFINEMENTS TO ABOVE SUGGESTED IM-PLEMENTATlON OF PLAN OR MAKE CHANGES AS NECESSITATED BY PROBLEM SECURELY FILING COMMERCIAL CABLE YOUR END. ODYOKE HAND MUST NOT BE TRACEABLE. FINAL OECISION EXECUTE ABOVE ACTION LEFT YOU HOWEVER URGE BEST EFFORT. ADVISE.

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