CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 2/23/1954

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xLINC CONCERNED OVER INDICATIONS, SUCH HAS NUESTROWILL THROTffif^W^

AFTER OAS.

2, ONLY DEFENSIVE TREASURE THAT SEEMS IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE IS WELL-KNOWN AND TESTED DEVICE OF FORESTALLING COMMIE ACTION BY PREDICTING IT. OFTEN, COMMIES ARE SO DISRUPTED BY EARLY UNMASKING THEIR PLANS THAT THEY DESIST FROM THEM.

J. THEREFORE REQUEST YOU UTILIZE ALL AVAILABLE RESOURCES THIS WEEK TO PLANT ARTICLES AND RUMORS THAT DEFINITE GOVT AND COWWIE PLAN EXISTS TO THROTTLE PRESS AFTER OAS. THEFA PLAN INCLUDES CUTTING OFF PAPER AND INK SUPPLIES, ARRESTING NEWSMEN, ORGANIZING STRIKE OF TYPESETTERS, ETC. INTERPOLATE HERE YOJR OTOI BEST GUESS OF HOtt COMMIES AND GOVT WOULD REArLLY GO ABOUT THROTTLING FREE PRESS IN WSBURNT.

CAMPAIGN, RECOMMEND YOU USE SUBJECT

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UATTER OF REF AS FULLY AS POSSIBLE TO SHOW THAT, ONCE FREE PRESS THROTTLED, AU MENTED COW-ME PRESSLL BLANKET NATION WITH ONE-PARTY P'tESS.

SET STAGtTOR OAS USE.

5. LINC CONSIDERS ABOVE USE SUBJECT MATTER REF TILL CREATE MAXIMUM IMPACT ON PRESS PROBLEM, THIS WOULD NOT PRECLUDE OAS

USE OF SAME. IN FACT, WOULtf VJEUI

6. ADVIGE PROGRESS.

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