205. Telegram From Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida to the Central Intelligence Agency1

4046. 1. If [name not declassified] reaches any good result which we most fervently hope believe an almost immediate cautious statement by ODACID would do wonders to bring possible chaos to a halt.

2. By cautious we mean that regardless of [name not declassified] (or one of his army allies) possible success in capital ODACID statement should not be too flatly in favor [name not declassified]. Assuming that [name not declassified] or his boy gets in, it must not be overlooked that spark which touched it off belonged to Calligeris—also on a national wide hoop-up—PBPRIME must therefore recognize demise of regime but avoid too hasty position on successor.

3. You have probably been thinking of all this and maybe it won’t even happen. Our belief in its importance however prompted this message and effort to anticipate.

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79–010125A, Box 6, Folder 2. Secret; Operational Immediate; RYBAT; PBSUCCESS.