VIEWS ON CARABINEROS TOWARDS POSSIBLE COUP

Created: 5/18/1973

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1. the corps of carabineros (national uniformed police) would not confront the armed services if the latter decided to move against the popular unityovernment of president salvador. if the military were tooup d'etat, the .carabineros would not support the government. while sentiment. is widespread within the lower ranks of the police. colonels and general officerseutral attitude toward the government. the colonels want to become generals and consequently

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HILL NOT BECOME INVOLVED IN ANY RISKY ACTIONS UNLESS THEIR IMMEDIATE SUPERIOR KNEW ABOUT IT AND COULD PROTECT'THEM. FOR THEIR PART, THE GENERALS WANT TO AVOID FORCED RETIREMENT AND, THEREFORE, OBEY REGULATIONS AND ORDERS. IN ADDITION,. HAS RATHER CLOSE RELATION'S THROUGH TH" MASONIC LODGE WITH THEF IS CARABINERO GENERALS WHO ARE MASONS. THIS IS NOT TO SAY THE GENERALS SUPPORTUT THEY ARE NOT OPENLY AGAINST

2. AT LEAST TWO KEY CARABINERO GENERALS IN SANTIAGO* RUBEN ALVAREZ OYARZUN, WHO WANTS VERY BADLY TO BECOME THE ORGANIZATION'S DIRECTOR GENERAL, AND FABIAN ENRIQUE ORMAZABAL, CHIEF OF THE SANTIAGO PRF.FECTURE-NOULD PROBABLY OPPOSU ANY MOVE TO UNSEAT. GOVERNMENT. ALVAREZ REMAINS VERY CLOSE TO ALLENDE IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE HIS DESIRE. HE SUPPORTED THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF EDUARDO , AND OPPOSED THE REBELLIONHE TACNA ARTILLERY REGIMENT PARADA HAS SAID HE WOULD SUPPORT.

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ALVAREZ IS THE MOST

GENERAL IK THE CARABINEROS. IF HE WERE TO BECOME DIRECTOR

GENERAL, HE WOULD NOT ALLOW THE GOVERNMENT TO PLACE THE

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3. DESPITE RUMCRS OF NAVY AND AIR FORCE DISCONTENT WITH

THE ECONOMIC AND TOLITICAL SITUATION AND WILLINGNESS TOONFRONTATION WITH THE GOVERNMENT, NO CONTACT HAS APPARENTLY OCCURRED BETWEEN THE ARMED FORCES AND THE CARABINEROS AT THE GENERAL OFFICER LEVEL. pCOttENT: IN SANTIAGO AND IN OTHER LOCATIONS, SEVERAL SENIOR CARABINERO OFFICERS WHO WERE INVOLVED

IN PAST DISCUSSIONS ON THE OVERTHROW OF THE GOVERNMENT REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY.)

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