CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 3/2/1954

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HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASE AS SANITIZED

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HAVE SEEN WAGING LONG, SYSTEMATIC DECEPTION CAMPAIGN WITH CONSTANT THEME ARBENZ GOVT ABOUT TO BREAK WITH_

BY SO DOING, WSBURNTS HAVE MADE THEMSELVES VULNERABLE KUGOWN-WISE. BY SAYING IT WILL BREAK WITH REDS, WSBURNT GOVT ADMITS IT IN CAHOOTS WITH REDS. TIE UP IS SO SERIOUS THAT ONLY A "BREAK" WILL STRAIGHTEN SITUATION OUT. THIS "ADMISSION" CAN BE MAOE TO BOOMERANG AGAINST lYSBURNT -

IT IS PROPOSED THAT HIGH OFFICIAL OOYOKE DELEGATION, PREFERABLY CHIEF, AT CONFIDENTIAL PRESS BRIEFING REVEAL FOLLOWING;

Of ND Bf WITH FULL DETAILSFACIO TRIP TO WSBURNT, ARBENZ-TORIELLO PHOMlStS,WITH AMM.

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TELLING INDICATION OF HOW SERIOUSTIE UP IS AND CONFIRMS FEARS OF DEMOCRATICHEMISPHERE.

INFO INDICATES COMMIES THEMSELVES FEAR

SUCH BREAK, AS INDICATED THEIR RECENT STATEMENTS THEY NOT IOENTICAL WITH THE ARBENZ GOVT.

E. ODYOKE TAKING "WAIT AND SEE" ATTITUDE.

b,P WSBURNTS MAY DENY FIGUERES TALK, IN THAT CASE, AMB IN LCPANG AND ODACID IN WASHINGTON SHOULD BE ALERTED TO CONFIRM ABOVE STORY WHEN PRESS QUERIES THEM. ODACID AT CARACAS SHOULD RELEASE FOLLOW-UP STATEMENT SAYING IT HAS FULL CONFIDENCE FIGUERES VERACITY AND CAN ONLY INTERPRET WSBURNT DENIAL AS WSBURNT DECISION NOT TO BREAK WITH COMMIES. CAN ATTRIBUTE ARBENZ CHANGE OF MIND TO PRESSURE FROM MOSCOW*

ABOVE ACTION COULD SLRIOUSLY OISCONCERT WSBURNT DELEGATION INSIDE WSBURNTe COULD CREATE SIZEABLE DOUBT AND DISSENSION AMONG LESSER GOVT AND COMMIE FUNCTIONARIES*

6, RECOMMEND IMPLEMENTATION ABOVE SOONEST.

EMPHASIZE "THEY PROTESTETH TOO MUCH.,"

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