CABLE TO SENIOR REP, LINCOLN FROM DIRECTOR, CIA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 4/30/1954

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BY AHD THE CONCLUSIONS WHICH WILL BE DRAWN FROM, THEJSIY DTTEOPATED

OSE OF AIRCRAFT IN CONJOHCTICOAY OPERA TICKS. IT SEEMS TO HQS THAT

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SET UPON THIS OPERATION THE SEALON-LATIN PRODUCT. THIS IS ENTIRELY

APART FROM THE STRICT QUESTION Of SECURITT, THE POINT BEING THAT EVEN IF

WE WERE ABLE TO DO THIS WITHOUT SECURITY LEAKS AND WITHOUT ANY MISHAP, THE

CONCLUSION WOULD NEVERTHELESS BE DRAWN BY ODE FRIENDS AND FOES ALIKE IN ODE

ESXEXE THE UNITED NATIONS, ETC. THAT THIS COULD NOT BE ANYTHING OTHER THAN

WHAT IT IN FACT IS, AND CERTAINLY COULD HOT BE AN INDIGENOUS UPRISING.

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