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Cryptonym: AMJAVA-4

Definition:
Rafael Quintero, aka Rafael Aureli Quintero Ibarbia, aka Jose M. Hernandez Valdes
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Joan Mellen, The Kennedy Assassination and the Current Political Moment

"I located a document from the CIA’s own Secret History, in which the CIA’s History Staff is interviewing a CIA officer named Sam Halpern. Halpern reveals his own incredulity that Bobby Kennedy should be working with the Mafia in attempts on the life of Castro at the very same time that he was trying to send other Mafia figures to jail. A CIA operative named Charley Ford, alias Charley Fiscalini, was assigned by Bobby Kennedy to make contact with Mafia types in this country and Canada for the purpose of murdering Castro. To all this, Charley Ford testified under oath before the Church Committee. That Bobby Kennedy repeatedly attempted to enlist anti-Castro Cubans for these assassination attempts against Castro I learned first-hand from Isidro Borja (AMHINT-5), of the DRE. “I know Bobby Kennedy was behind it,” he told me indignantly, “because his people approached ME!” Borja told me Bobby’s people did succeed in recruiting his good friend Rafael Quintero Ibaria, also known as “Chi Chi.” - See more at: http://joanmellen.com/wordpress/speeches/the-kennedy-assassination-and-the-current-political-moment/#sthash.yVfrd0ji.dpuf

104-10241-10014: CABLE:PER REQUEST AMBIDDY-1 AND AMJAVA-4, HQS HAS LOOKED

10/7/63, Hecksher memo, identifying AMJAVA-4 and AMBIDDY as needing immigration visas.

104-10241-10010: MEMO/TRAVEL OF MANUEL ARTIME AND RAFAEL QUINTERO

10/8/63, Hecksher memo, identifying Rafael Quintero and Manuel Artime as the two men who need immigration visas.

104-10074-10390 CABLE - REQUEST AUTHORITY MOUNT OPERATION PEPE

12/61 Quintero was one of the infiltrees in Operation Pepe, along with Juan Manuel Guillot Castellano aka Renato M. Lopez Zamoka (AMBRONC-5) Juan Manuel Salvat Roque (AMHINT-2) John Koch Gene (AMHINT-26) and Julio Hernandez Rojo also a major force with DRE/AMHINT.

157-10014-10046: TESTIMONY OF HALLEY, 19 AUG 1975

Castro's Black Book of 1975, recounting assassination attempts on him: "In early 1962, following instructions from the CIA and the Guantanamo Naval Base, the counterrevolutionary Jorge Luis Cuervo Calvo reorganized several group and counter-revolutionary organizations, and created the Union de Unidades Revolucionarias - UDUR...Cuervo Calvo made contacts with the DRE organization and elaborated on what would be known as Plan Z, which consisted on attempting against the Minister of Foreign Relations Raul Roa, what would enable them to carry out a plot of bigger proportions against the Prime Minister (Fidel Castro) and other revolutionary leaders who would attend the burial. It is worth noticing that the intellectual authors of this plan were the counterrevolutionaries Cay Hernandez (and) Cay Gispert, members of the DRE organization, which was headed by Julio Hernandez Rojo, a CIA agent infiltrated into our country." AMBRONC-5 was executed in late 1962; and this document indicates that Hernandez Rojo may have been executed as well: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=111847&relPageId=3

Bill Simpich, State Secret, Chapter 3. http://maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret_Chapter3.html

August 1961: Two of the Operation Patty leaders went to Miami to debrief with Chief of Base Clarence Pantleone (Jake Esterline): Memo by Dominick Pantleone, C/PM at JMWAVE to Chief, 8/15/61, NARA Record Number: 104-10193-10180. The two Operation Patty leaders were AMBRONC-5 (Juan Manuel Guillot Castellanos) and AMJAVA-4 (Rafael Quintero). Quintero is better known for his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair and his never-proven claim that he knew the story about behind the death of JFK...(after this meeting) AMBRONC-5 was arrested on 5/29/62 and executed on 8/30/62.

104-10110-10584: JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INQUIRY REGARDING RAFAEL QUIINTERO ET AL

1977 DOJ inquiry regarding Quintero, Rafael Villaverde, Raul Villaverde, Jesus Lazo, Valentine Hernandez, and Anthony Nestor Izquierdo Diaz. Quintero and the Villaverde brothers were "of interest" to CIA for long periods of time in the 1960s. No records of Jesus Lazo or Valentine Hernandez. Due to lack of biographic data, no records could be located on Izquierdo. Izquierdo is promiently listed in this 4/1/61 memo where Artime is seeking him to be used with infiltration force at Bay of Piga, presently stationed in Mexico: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=62353&search=anthony_tony+AN D+IZQUIERDO#relPageId=47&tab=page For better copy of initial page: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=21117&relPageId=2&search=%22SERVING_AS%20COOKS%22%20AND%20%22EMPLOYED%20BY%20BRIGADE%22

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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