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Cryptonym: UNCRISP

Definition:
Researcher Malcolm Blunt thinks there might be a USIA link to this program.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10173-10147: CABLE: CONSIDERED OPINION OF LCPIPIT OFFICER AND HIS WITTING CONTACT THAT SUBJ IS RECEPTIVE

04/18/58: Cable from Paris to Director: Slugline REDSKIN UNCRISP: "1. It considered opinion of LCPIPIT (probably program utilizing journalists as informants or sources, based in Paris) officer and his witting contact that SUBJ would be receptive (unintelligible)..." This was a Priscilla Johnson memo, as seen by her number C-70300.

104-10220-10182: CABLE- SUBJ PARA 1 REF A WHO PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED FOR PBRUMEN OPS ASSIGNMENT.

12/19/62: Cable from Director to Paris, Withheld, London, Madrid (Orig: Withheld, WE/5): Slugline KEYWAY UNRUMBLE UNCRISP QKOPERA: "1. SUBJ para 1 Ref A is NEJUDGE-1 who previously considered for PBRUMEN (Cuba) ops assignment. Wallace A. Growery (note: probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Alfonso Rodriguez. In turn, Rodriguez was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Earl J. Williamson) met N-1 in (REDACTION) in June 1962 and assessed him as follows: N-1 apparently tells the truth only when it suits his convenience, appears type who could crack up at any time, and certainly not qualified for any clandestine mission for KUBARK (CIA). Have no info re alleged N-1 involvement anti-PBRUMEN ops LOND. In view Growery assessment N-1, his unexplained sources of funds and interest PBRUMEN affairs, suggest PARI assets be alerted that N-1 possible provocation and definitely con artist. 2. KUBARK interested IDEN A Ref B as QKOPERA (Congress of Cultural Freedom) asset. 3. Suggest LCPIPIT (probably program utilizing journalists as informants or sources, based in Paris) discuss matter with Winterrowd. *WE Comment: Requested traces, contents NEJUDGE/1 and Javier Pazos." Releasing Officer: Thomas F. Thiele, AC/WE/INT. Coordinating Officers: CA/B3/ W. Raymond (in draft). C/WE/3 (Signature). C/WE/BC (Signature). Authenticating Officer: Thomas F. Thiele (REDACTION), AC/WE/5.

104-10/179-10130: DISPATCH-TRANSMITTED HEREWITH IS THE CONTACT REPORT OF THE MEETING HELD BETWEEN MANOLO RAY AND

07/02/63: Dispatch from COS, Paris to Chief, WE: Subject: KEYWAY/PBRUMEN/DTDORIC/UNCRISP - Transmittal of Contact Report re Manolo Ray: "Transmitted herewith is the contact report of the meeting between Manolo RAY and the KUBARK (CIA) staffer from DTLEAFAGE (probably literary project to counter Soviet propaganda) on 13 June 1963 in Paris. A summary of this meeting was sent to Headquarters in reference. Elbridge O. Jervay." As seen in the item below, this means that John Hunt of the Congress for Cultural Freedom was a CIA staffer.

104-10179-10131: FOLLOWING IS SUMMARY REPORT OF CONTACT WITH MR. JOHN HUNT AND MANOLO RAY

07/02/63: Cable from Paris to SAS W. Raymond, who forwarded to Alfonso Rodriguez and Seymour Bolten, slugline TYPIC DTDORIC UNCRISP: "Following is summary report of contact with Mr. John Hunt of Congress for Cultural Freedom and Manolo Ray...Hunt agreed (to) provide documentation service which would keep him supplied with articles from European press critical of Castro regime...Ray said in fundamental agreement with Kennedy Administration Cuban policy. Said his group presently broadcasting from Venezuela and planning for more broadcasting from another unidentified station...Hunt discussed need create image of viable opposition to Castro among European audience. In connection with this Hunt arranged luncheon 17 June for May attended by Manes Sperber, David Rousset, Leo Souvage, German Arciniegos, Julian Gorkin and others. Ray spoke at length and created good impression." Julian Gorkin was the editor of Cuadernos magazine, printed in Paris with CCF support and distributed throughout Latin America. While residing in Mexico, Gorkin is seen in Chile conference in 1965: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=91345&search=Neruda#relPageId=2&tab=page Supportive marginalia by Jack Stewart/Alfonso Rodriguez on front page of document.

104-10217-10223: RICHARD GIBSON

09/27/65: Cable from Withheld (LCPIPIT): Slugline UNCRISP: DTDORIC QRPREY (REDACTION) KUDESK: "1. Reluctant to give up (REDACTION)/1 (S) for following reasons: A. S to be (REDACTION) to conference, with renewed (REDACTION) and new visa. As guest new regime with no connection to old, less likely to be disturbed. S to remain in normal conference milieu throughout. B. Evidence available here is only orthodox Communists or Trotskyists associated with old regime have been troubled, but not (REDACTION) S is part of minority which followed (REDACTION) in supporting new regime from first day. C. Most of S' old (REDACTION) are gone so he not likely be involved with them. Exception is (REDACTION) who seems to have made peace with regime. S' other contacts will be like himself be guests of new regime and of conference. They will usually be (REDACTION) such as (REDACTION). D. We continue hold to original view that S attendance at conference would be useful to (REDACTION) for further operations. S will continually be moving in potentially (REDACTION) this could be true of trips (REDACTION) at some time or another. In view of nature of operation, the risk would seem to be worth taking. 2. PALP unable evaluate possible complications (REDACTION) reappearance might present. As of 15 Sept S not overly apprehensive. 3. PALP remains most interested discussing above with (REDACTION) officer per PALP-4689 (IN 56988) and PALP-4712 (IN 59108). Please advise."

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Bill Simpich • Malcolm Blunt

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