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Cryptonym: LIRING-1

Definition:
Debriefed the double agent AMKNOB-1 in 1966, during the trial of Rolando Cubela.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10234-10411: RESUME OF MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM ASSET

3/4/66 cable from JMWAVE to Mexico City, slugline KAPOK TYPIC AMKNOB AMLASH: "AMKNOB-1 SHORTWAVE MSG TWO dated 24 Feb received 3 Mar. Am in Room 510 Sevilla Hotel. Forgot mention LIRING-1 asked if (I) had heard that assassinations being planned against (Government of Cuba) officials especially Fidel Castro and whether assassinations would be attempted (in the) middle (of) this year. I replied no. LIRING-1 also told me maintain my Mexican contacts and friendships. LIRING-1 pleaded strongly for me to obtain info re Mexi activities by 3 March. Claimed had not had info on Mexi situation since my last report submitted November 65. Will pass report based generally on Nov report unless receive orders to contrary. Re LICOMET-2, in whom LIRING-1 so interested, will say have not been able develop any info. Will press for $200 due me. If not forthcoming, will threaten quit. Certain they will not let me go. WAVE plans send Dorenfest MEXI to meet AMKNOB-1 just prior LIRING-1 return from Havana."

104-10234-10404: DEBRIEFING OF ASSET ON SITUATION IN CUBA

3/9/66 meeting between LIRING-1 and AMKNOB-1, slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMLASH AMKNOB ZRPERUSAL AMROD: "AMKNOB-1 arrived WAVE 8 March and debriefed latest meeting with LIRING-1...(at their meeting L-1 told A-1) we have received three urgent messages from Havana for you to go ASAP to Miam..iwe must learn more about (Artime's big plan)...formal requirements levied by LIRING-1: 1. See Artime personally, talk to him and his people; 2. What are his contacts, plans...(how can) Cubela commit treason and work for CIA after criticizing CIA so much." Marginalia then states, "This sounds as tho Cubela had made a deal with Fidel, doesn't it?" Conversation turned to Ordoqui who was imprisoned, LIRIING-1 told AMKNOB-1 it was very possible that Ordoqui was a CIA agent in response to A-1's "joking" question as to whether he was. (Note: Ordoqui was set up by the CIA as part of the AMROD operation). LIRING-1 asked AMKNOB-1 to report soon on Artime, and stated "possible that this business re Artime being in disgrace is smoke."

104-10234-10395: ARTIME'S REBUTAL OF CHARGES BY CASTRO THAT HE WAS INVOLVED WITH CUBELA

3/12/66 AMKNOB-1 reports on further events since his arrival. Slugline KAPOK TYPIC AMKNOB AMLASH "Request approval pass LIRING-1 following info collected thus far by AMKNOB-1 WAVE area since arrival per ref 8 Mar...from Alfredo Borges Castaignet (201-347593): Had lunch with Borges 10 March. Had not sold any (of) my paintings but assured he would ASAP. Said Artime had come Miami (in) order (to) rebut Fidel's accusations (of) his involvement (with the) Cubela group. Borges' opinion is Artime never had personal contact with Cubela as charged and entire affair (is a) comedy invented by Fidel as excuse (for) further purges...said Artime asks re me (AMKNOB-1) often, wants me (to) paint pictures for him...(Osiel Gonzalez said)(CIA) now assisting Orlando Bosch, head MIRR, with money, other aid. MIRR now has friendly relations with (CIA). Said Masferrer has worked for (CIA) for years. Had plan, aided and abetted by (CIA to) invade Haiti, overthrow Duvalier then use Haiti as base ops against Cuba. Invasion planned late Feb 1966 but postponed again."

104-10234-10189: CABLE: TO SUPPLEMENT REF B PROPOSE PASS FOLL

3/15/66: "...propose pass following to LIRING-1 collected solely by AMKNOB-1. Also propose passing info...solely WAVE-supplied material...(Oseil Gonzalez) said SNFE could assassinate GOC ambassadors, embassy officials, G-2 men, everyone who outside Cuba, especially Mexico and Canada, but travel funds lacking...(WAVE comment: Plan have AMKNOB-1 express solicitous concern (for the) security (of) LIRING-1 and other GOC personnel abroad as result Oseil claims.)...Oseil said Faure Chomon is due to be arrested shortly and will get same treatment as Cubela."

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