CABLE FROM LINCOLN PROVIDING VIEWS ON IDEN B'S REASONING RE COMMUNISTS ACTIONS

Created: 3/8/1954

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WITHOUT BENEFIT FACTSO EASONING WHiCH LED TO DECISION PAPAEF MSG. LINC FEELS OBLIGATED PRESENT ITS VIEWS FROM KNOWLEDGE OF SITUATION; IF CORRECT, WOULD BE OFJRTAI^CE TO OOYOKE'S POSITION VIZ CURRENT COWAJNIST PROBLEM:

COMMUNISTS WILL PROCEED TO EXPOSE ITS INTERVENTION WHETHER OOYOKE "AKES ANY FURTHER CHARGES FAILURE TO RESPONO OR iiAKE INITIAL ATTACK COULD BEACKNOWLEDGEMENT IN EYES OF WORLD AfiD RESULT IN DISCREDITINGCAMPAIGN HERETCFORE. S CATARCH, REUTERS

TO SINGAPORE, HELLSCHREIOER FROM CARACAS.

ROM PUBLIC VIEWPOINT DOYQKE HAS ALREADY 3RAN0ED*ND COMMUNISTS HAVE INDICATED ISSUE WAS DRAWN BEFORE THEREFORE FAILURE TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH OOYOKE'S POSITION AND _STRCNGTHENS CHARGES.

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PLAN MERELY MODIFIES BOGOTA resolutioninevitable SHOWDOWN, THIS APi>ROACH COUPLED WITHBE construed AS WEAKNESS WHICH tfOST certainly THEWILL exploit FULLY.

3 REF MSG FIRST SENTENCE APPEARS OUTWITH NSC decision TO EMPLOY covert MEANS TO ACM iand PRESUPPOSES THAT "presentation OF CASE" toNATES issue. understanding linc IS THAT OAS 9AS TOfor present! ng ODYOKE CASE AGAI?jst wsburnt TOsupport other countries AND PPOVlOE justification

over futureroyises of covertmight prejudice "our presentation*1 appears to be theissue whereas cowamists nob possess substantialtrue or notrevalent to communists, this hascontinue to prejudice our position unless faced down aswarfare case whichholly false had to be set.

over current covert operations is not

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KNOBN WSBURNT KNOWLEOGE OF PBFORTUNE AND SEEKFORD CASE AND POSSIBLY OF CURRENT OPERATIONS. WHETHER STOPPED OR ^lOT "THE HORSE HAS BEEN STOLEN". THEREFORE LOCKING THE DOOR DOES NOT RESOLVE THE PROBLEM.

PERTINENT TO POINT OUT THAT UNLESSACTIVITIES ARE COMPLETELY SUSPENDED INRTHE SITUATION WOULD UNCOUBLTEDLY BE IMMEASURA3LYAS IT IMPOSSIBLE TO BE IN READINESS WITHOUTGREATER AWARENESS CF REAL THREAT THAN AT PRESENT. RECOGNIZE SIGNIFICANCE OF LATERG.

FIRMLY BELIEVES ANY SUSPENSIONWOULD SERIOUSLY IMPAIR POSSIBILITIES OF FORCES HAVE BEEN SET IN MOT ION, MORALBEEN 5AACE TO ATTAIN EARLIEST POSSIBLE DATE OFALTHOUGH NOT IRREVOCABLE THUS FAR iS CLOSE TO SUCHARMS REACH FOPCWARO AREAS ANY ATTEMPT TO DELAY FORREASONS UIGHT WELL RESULT IN UNILATERAL ACTlOM. YAS ON ABLE EXPLANATION III EYES CF SYNCARP FO? DELAY MIGHT IN PRECIPITATING UNFORTUNATE ABORTIVE ACTION. TIMENG CUT FAST FOR EFFECTIVE COVERT ACTIO-..

2. WITHOUT INTENDING TO BENC SU-GCSTS FOLLOWING COURSE OF ACTION AT OAS.

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A. INN THAT REF PLAN WILL PRECIPITATE COM-'JUNIST DENIAL AND COUNTERATTACK,VE ODYOKE SHOULDRESOLUTION SUBSTANTIALLY AS STATEOEF MSG*)

0. FOLLOW AGQVE RESOLUTION WITH FACTUAL STATEMENTS INDICATING EXISTENCEHREAT IN WSBURNT; DRAWING PARALLEL SIMILAR STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT IN OTHER SATELLITE COUNTRIES, DESCRIBINGANCEROUS GROWTH IN WH FAMILY OF NATIONS WHICH WSTECOGNIZED AND DEALT WITH EARLIEST-

C. PRESENT RESOLUTION CALLING FOR ESTABLISHMENTOMMISSION OF NUETRAL MEMBERS TO MEETO STUDY THE EXTENT OF THE DANGER AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO OAS FOR POSSIBLE COURSES CORRECTIVE ACTION.

5. VE COURSE OF ACTION WOULD PROVIDE AN ANSWER TO THELLOWING THE WORLO TO JUDGE AND PLACING COMMUNIST CHARGES IN FOCUS WITH ALL THE OTHER BIG LIES THEY HAVE PROPAGATED- THIS WOULDIO FOP MORAL SUPPORT MEANWHILE PLACING CONFIDENCE INCESS, THE REVOLT WOULDTAGED PRIOR TO THE COMPLETION CF THC COMMISSIONS WORK,

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