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Cryptonym: INANITION

Definition:
Mystery figures passing on information about Richard Gibson and Lee Harvey Oswald.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Inanition is defined in the dictionary as the absence or loss of social, moral, or intellectual vitality or vigor. It also refers to the state of being "empty", or lacking food and water.
Sources:

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10217-10208.pdf

8/10/63 cable from Bern to Director, slugline LCHARVEST INK KUWOLF, ref ESGW 1059: "ESBA 12659 en route DIR and Geneva transmits INANITION query same subject as ref and requests traces Gibson. Request obtain (FBI) clearance pass ref report INANITION in response their query. Geneva: Please await ESBA 12659 before taking action on ref."

104-10217-10209: DISPATCH: RICHARD THOMAS GIBSON, TRACE REQUEST

This 8/8/63 dispatch is ESBA 12659 itself. It is from Chief of Station, Bern to Chief, FE, slugline REDACTED/LCHARVEST/Operational: "In a memorandum dated 26 July 1963...on RICHARD THOMAS GIBSON...it is requested that Headquarters and the info addressees provide traces...attention (is called tp) Fredy Gilbert Nils Andersson, whose contact with LO Chun was reported...Gibson and his wife are employed by Andersson, i.e. the Paris publishing firm, and they are responsible for translation, proof-reading, etc. of the English language edition (of) 'African Revolution'."

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10217-10202.pdf

10/7/63 cable from Paris to Director, slugline KOBIRD LCHARVEST INANITION: "Station carding 1956 memo (not available) cites R ichard Thomas Gibson...as cable desk editor English language service Agence France Press. No derog indicated. No trace wife. Okay pass. Index."

104-10132-10175: CABLE RE: RICHARD THOMAS GIBSON

11/26/63 cable BERN 2492 from Bern to Director, slugline RYBAT KUDESK INK: "Afternoon 26 November REDACTED passed to FBI ref Bern REDACTED report...FBI rep immediately notified ELMARD and after discussion report content it agreed that ELMARD would contact REDACTED soonest. In absence INANITION 20 matter discussed by phone with REDACTED. ELMARD emphaized utmost importance...subject is RICHARD THOMAS GIBSON...active New York chapter Fair Play for Cuba Committee since its organization in 60...we just learn from a delicate (illegible) GIBSON was acquainted with Lee Harvey Oswald...owing to the delicacy of the source of information, we must insist that the contents be limited in circulation to the strictest minimum and should not be incorporated in any court records."

104-10433-10027: RICHARD GIBSON IN LAUSANNE

11/26/63 cable BERN 2493 from Bern to Director, slugline RYBAT KUDESK INK..this document is prefaced with a note stating: "The information is the product of a sensitive operation conducted by REDACTED. This is another instance of activity which took place prior to the assassination which ultimately proved to be unrelated to the assassination...the cable reads in part: "Delicate source referred to is REDACTED in Lausanne apparently conducted by REDACTED not previously known to Station. Appears likely it undertaken in response to station request for info re Gibson...appears clear Gibson reference throughout conversation is to activities of Fair Play for Cuba Committee with which he and Oswald associated...possibility other conversation partner is Jacques Verges, Communist, former director of La Revolucion Africaine, now based Paris."

104-10414-10421: CABLE RE: COMPLETE TEXT OF SECOND MEMO RE LEE HARVEY OSWALD RECEIVED BY ODENVY REP BERN FROM INANITION

11/26/63 cable BERN 2494 from Bern to Director, slugline RYBAT KUDESK INK..this document is prefaced with marginalia stating: "FBI interest in: Oswald in Paris and Switzerland REDACTED in 1960/61 also indications of possible contact of a Congressman Jim Wright..." Text states: "Following is complete text of second memo re Lee Harvey Oswald received FBI rep Bern...Oswald Lee Harvey born 18 October 1939 at New Orleans/USA. In view of the recent and tragic developments we have again contacted the 'Albert Schweitzer College' at Churwalden for possible additional information...(CIA) ony; Exam of (FBI) and REDACTED memo reference data indicated (FBI) rep Bern queried REDACTED re Lee Harvey Oswald first on 16 June 60, then again 28 July 61, that REDACTED replied 29 Sept 60, then again 20 October 60. When ELMARD noted above and queried (FBI) rep Bern latter replied that original query re Oswald originated from (FBI) rep Paris..."

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10217-10199.pdf

List of sensitive INITATION files includes four from 11/26 and one from 11/30. These cables are referred to as "from sensitive source, filed INITIATION operations".

104-10408-10322: CABLE: FOLLOWING ODENVY REP AND STATION VIEWS RE POSSIBLE CONTACT

11/30/63 cable BERN 2519 from Bern to Director, RYBAT is crossed out, GPFLOOR is not:

104-10408-10327: CABLE - MORNING 2 DEC ODENVY REP FINALLY RECD GUIDANCE FROM ODENVY HQS

12/2/63 cable BERN 2525 from Bern to Director, RYBAT is crossed out, GPFLOOR is not:

https://app.luminpdf.com/viewer/kPkAtMzf7WrkN4My7

9/1/63 memo asking the INITATIONS to determine Gibson's locstion, and the source and channels of the funding for his magazine.

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