Nov 24, 78 • 1130 • USICA-State

[Editor’s note: This is a partial transcript of a cable from the United States International Communications Agency, which often reported on the immediate reactions to events around the world. The portion of the cable, dated 24 Nov at 1130Z, discussing Guyana follows.]


Statesmen said the murders and mass suicides in Guyana “are quite the most shocking of their kind since the activities of the Manson cult, and numerically far worse.”

Times of India said “The bizarre horrors… say much but explain little about the mysteries of the human psyche.”