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Cryptonym: AMSNEAK

Definition:
Operation either involving AMLASH-1 or planned around him in the mid-1960's.
Status:
Speculative
Sources:

104-10183-10148: CABLE; PLEASE POUCH COPY SURVEILLANCE REPORTS

11/03/64: Cable from Director to Paris (Orig: L. De Santi, Unit: WH/SA/CI): Slugline TYPIC AMSNEAK MHAPRON: "1. Please pouch copy UNTHAW surveillance reports of UNSNAFU/25 for period up to 19 Oct contact. Also interested in identity UN/25 male companion who not yet identified at time above contact. 2. Please also ask UNSNAFU/9 and AMWHIP/1 to report on relationship between UN/19 and UN/25 and any comments he may be making about her."

104-10183-10136: CABLE: ON INSTRUCTIONS THE ONE COMMENT AMWHIP ONE HAS THUS

11/06/64: Cable from Paris to Director: Slugline TYPIC AMSNEAK: "On instructions from Station, the one comment AMWHIP-1 has thus far elicited from UNSNAFU-19 regarding UNSNAFU-25 is that though U-25 spends time in Cuban official installations in Paris, she has no real function and 'is not important.' Her purpose in France acc to U-19 is to study plastics. Handwritten note: Requested UNSNAFU-9 and AMWHIP/1 to report on relations between UN-19 and UN-25."

104-10185-10267: 201 FILE OF PROTECTABLE SOURCE.

12/31/64: Cable: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMSNEAK AMROD LITAMIL-9: "1. Per LITAMIL-9, on 24 Dec 64 Caty Solorzano, sister-in-law of General Lazaro Cardenas, visited her friend Nebro Jorrat Cuban Embassy MEXI. She complained that she is not now on good terms with the embassy and especially mentioned that she had given some message or some things for delivery to someone in Cuba to Margot Machado, former Cuban counsellor embassy MEXI, when latter transferred back to Cuba in fall 64. Solorzano said Machado did not comply but that AMTHUG had found out about the contents from a 'prisoner.' She then complained that she has suffered because of Jesus Edio, secretary of organization of the CTC. 2. Field Comment: The message given Machado had to do with exposing irregularities in conduct of Jesus Edio, who jilted Solorzano, as reflected in LIENVOY just prior Machado departure from Mexico. If is possible AMTHUG got the message as passed, or got it from AMSNEAK, or he actually got it from a prisoner. Latter possibility suggests there may be unknown prisoners who have access high level of CTC, or that 'prisoner' version is merely someone's cover-up for real source in intel circles or elsewhere."

104-10216-10006: MEMO: SUBJECT: PROPOSAL TO EXPLOIT AMLASH-1 AND JOSE REBELLON IN AMSNEAK OPERATION

03/18/65: Memo from Charles W. Anderson, C/WH/C/CA/PA and Louis A. DeSanti, WH/C/CA/PA: OFFICIAL ROUTING SLIP: To: 1. C. Anderson. Date: 19/3. 2. (REDACTION). Initials: Orally conferred. 3. (REDACTION). 4. Mr. Hart. 6. C. Anderson. "Remarks: 1-2: I'd appreciate your rebuttal in writing if you feel we should not doing. 1-4: Des has ideas on this and you may wish to let him know what we are thinking. Handwritten note: This doc was found in AMSNEAK ops file. (Unintelligible). Page 3 (Page 2 of Memo): "b. Favorable factors (from AMSNEAK standpoint): in the summer of 1962 AMLASH-1 gave AMWHIP-1 $500 in Helsinki to be deposited for AMLASH-1 in a European bank 'for a rainy day.' In March 1961 AMLASH-1 showed great sensitivity on the subject of bank accounts in Europe by Cuban officials, indicating that he might shoot any official so involved. c. Conclusion: While it cannot be discounted that AMLASH-1 may be a Castro agent, it may be that he has been sincere in his dealings with CIA. Resolution of doubts through an LCFLUTTER interview has been impossible since AMLASH-1 hit the ceiling when the matter was first mentioned..." Page 4 (Page 3 of memo): "Jose Rebellon: Rebellon is a non-controversial good target in this AMSNEAK play for the following reasons: a. He is close to Castro, as well as to AMLASH-1, and has a Communist background. b. He is familiar with the $80,000 account opened in a Swiss bank by Ambassador Carrillo in the fall of 1964. Rebellon has been authorized by Castro to draw on that fund for purchases related to Castro's pet projects. Castro might think that Rebellon had raided Castro's own official fund. As with AMLASH-1, any action by the regime against Rebellon might widen splits in Cuba and bring about further political uneasiness and tensions in interpersonal relationships that we desire."

104-10234-10178: DOCUMENT TRANSFER AND CROSS REFERENCE: COMANDANTE ROLANDO CUBELA SECADES

03/22/66: Document Transfer and Cross Reference: Subject: Comandante Rolando Cubela Secades. "2. RI File No.: 19 6 105 /3. 5. Analyst: DeSanti. 6. Date Processed: 15 Dec 66. 7. Source Cryptonym: AMSNEAK. 11. Date: 22 March 66. 14. Pertinent Information: 'Subject is of Operational interest in the AMSNEAK Operation; for additional information please see custodian of file 19-6-105/3.' Handwritten note: WHY? 19. File This Form in File No.: 201-252234."

104-10103-10187: BIOGRAPHIC DATA ON CUBELA

04/13/66: CIA document: Page 5: ..."On 23 February 1965, CA/PA passed a letter through the AMSNEAK operation to UNSNAFU/25 implying that Cubela, i.e., 'one of the Comandantes' had recently received an additional $3,000 in his secret bank account."

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