May 12, 1979 • 1259 • Georgetown-State • 2095

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979GEORGE02095_e.html.]

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O 121259Z MAY 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9627
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 2095
FOR THE COUNSLOR FROM THE AMBASSADOR

E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CASC (PEOPLES TEMPLE), GY
SUBJ: CRIMMINS/CARPENTER REPORT ON PEOPLES TEMPLE

REF: A. STATE 113907 B. GEORGETOWN 1988

1. CRIMMINS/CARPENTER REPORT HAS NOW BEEN RECEIVED AND I HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW ITS CONTENTS. I HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER TO AMBASSADOR CRIMMINS WITH MY INITIAL IMPRESSIONS, A COURTESY COPY OF WHICH HAS ALSO BEEN SENT TO YOU. I EXPECT TO HAVE FURTHER COMMENTS ON THE REPORT.

2. IN THE MEANTIME, HOWEVER, I HAVE DISCOVERED WITH FRANK AMAZEMENT THAT THE REPORT DOES NOT CONTAIN THE FULL TEXT OF MY JUNE 6 CABLE. WHAT APPEARS IN THE REPORT IS AN EXTENSIVELY EDITED VERSION OF THAT CABLE WHICH OMITS SEVERAL SENTENCES AND ODITS OTHER PORTIONS. BECAUSE THE JUNE CABLE EXCHNGE HAS SUCH IMPORTANCE AND BECAUSE CRIMMINS AND CARPENTER LAID SUCH HEAVY STRESS ON THE PRECISE LANGUAGE USED, I FIND IT INCOMPREHENSIBLE THAT THE VERBATIM TEXT WAS NOT REPRODUCED. I BELIEVE, THEREFORE, THAT IT IS QUITE IMPORTANT THAT PUBLIC AFFAIRS MAKE AVAILABLE THE

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FULL TEXT OF GEORGETOWN 1815 TO ALL THE CONSUMERS WHO HAVE RECEIVED COPIES OF THE CRIMMINS/CARPENTER REPORT.

BURKE

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Originally posted on October 23rd, 2020.

Last modified on November 15th, 2020.
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