CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/5/1954

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1. FOLLOWING SUGGESTED OPS 3ELIEVED WITHIN CAPABILITY PBSUCCESS

plan a: PLttCHASE APPROPRIATE VESSEL IN WSHOOFS BY CALLIGERIS, RIG BOWSPRIT, LOAD WITHOUNDS TNT, MANNED BY SYNCARP PERSONNEL,ESSEL OFF COAST WSHOOFS- WOULD NEED TNT flown SOONEST FJHOPEFUL.

PLAN 31 USE ABOVE VESSEL CONTACT TARGETPRETEXT OF DISTRESS THENUGDUH CREW, SEIZETO PTO LIUON, KMFLUSH NEED CUT IN CALLIGERIS, PURCHASE ECOlLLESS RIFLES

STERILIZED PLUSOUNDS AMMO,

PLAN C: ATTEMPT UDTIRST MIGHT IN PTO. BARRIOS BY CALLIGE-.IS TEAM. NEEDIMPETS,ACH tiO pound SHAPED CHARGES, GUI DANCEE SETTING SUCH HEAVY CHARGES.

D: AERIAL TORPEDO ATTACK BY STERILE AIRCRAFT OFF

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wshoofs. meed purchase^ r some other equivalent use cat or mercenary crew. obtain ordnance from oooath sterilize markings make available FJhopeful with loan odoath ordnance man to load and set torpedoes.

plan Ei fire ship while in pto barrios by aerial napalm attack. need above type aircraft and crewapalm bombs sterilized.

plan Fi use vessel ino ram target vessel at sea without tnt charge to effect accidental collision while in distress forcing it to nearest port. need vessel.

2. above all feasible: vessels. aircraft, manpower anc ordnance either on hand or available within remaining time limits. all possible descriptive data, movements, silhouettes, oarqo placement, etc. vital to ops shoild be forwarded as rapidly as possible once plan selected for implementation. presume hq has already laio on tracking or surveillance and "illble provioe wvewents on timely basis. perhapsapable providinghelp this matter.

3- other possibilities!

may have capability through shippingorder vessel to nearest port due some pretext thencourse leading to litigation regardless hot grou'dless.

may seno earning to avoid channelswan island owing to guided missile practice forcing off

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SEVERAL DAYS. THEN BOARD AND INSPECT UNDER PRETEXT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES DURING SENSITIVE UANEVEUflS IN AREA. PURPOSE TO CLEARLY DEFINE CARGO AND DESTINATION,

ODOATH TO LAY ON SUBMARINE MANEUVEURS IN AREA OF

VESSELBEING SELECTED TO HIT TARGET SHIP, IF CASE BECOMES PUBLIC OOOATH MUST BE PREPARED TO ADMIT TESTING NEW TORPEDOESOT OUT OF CONTROL, LITIGATION COULD BE STOPPED BY PROMPT PA "MENT INDEMNITIES.

3. LINC LACKING SUFFICIENT INFO TO JUDGE MERITS OF CASE LEAVES OPERATIONAL DECISION TO HQ "HIGH IF ANY ABOVE COURSES OF ACTIO'. TO TAKE AND ONLY URGES THAT TIME FACTOR IS VITAL IF ANY ARE TO BE UNDERTAKEN. ADVISE.

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