CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/2/1954

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candid answer toe still feel bm thcrawal mission much best action,

army cannot seriously hope for help from odyoke due to past attitude plus wsburnt way daydyoke display also even if havest know that nothing under best circumstances could happen for months.

mission has to date accomplished nothing as to anti-wssurnt attitude odyoke and thisong term than short term effort

ALSO SUPPORTS ATTITUDES SUCH AS THAT OFODYOKE

SHOULD NOT INTERFERE EVEN THOUGH WSBURNT REGIMET THIS STAGE Ml GUT PRODUCE ANT| ODYOKE UNiTY IN SAME WAY AS KRUIT COMPANY CLAiM.

k. IF SITUATION DETERIORATES BETTER AT THIS TIME TO HAVE OFFICERS TURN TO INDIGENOUS MOVEMENT THAN TO OOYOKE REPS.

5. MUCH EVIDENCE THAT WSBURNT ARWY NEEDS CONCRETE EVIDENCE

IT IS FORBIDDEN TOOPY OF THIS MESSAGE Copy No.

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to persuade that continuedosing game* sharp action such as withdrawal mission might go longto help*

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