129. Telegram From the Embassy in Austria to the Department of State1

916. We are encountering among our Austrian friends a strong tendency to blame the U.S. for the present predicament of the Hungarian patriots. Reference is frequently made to RFE and our balloon operations as having incited the Hungarians to action and our failure to do anything effective for them now that they have risen against their Communist oppressors. When asked what we could do they have nothing to suggest.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 764.00/10–2856. Confidential.