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Cryptonym: WIROGUE

Definition:
David Tzitzichvili aka David de Panaskhet.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
He was a stateless former citizen who was born in the nation of Georgia.
Sources:

CIA interview, 4/8/63: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DICKOPF,%20PAUL%20%20%20VOL.%201_0088.pdf

CIA interview in Germany with "David Tzitzichvili aka David de Panaskhet".

104-10061-10115 LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

Leslie Wizelman, HSCA staffer, asks CIA who is WIROGUE-1? See item 2: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=26341#relPageId=2&tab=page The CIA's response to item 2: David Tzitzichvili.

104-10095-10314: VARIOUS INDEX CARD LISTS - FILE REVIEW, HOMICIDES, ASSASSINATION, ETC

Series of Senate Select Committee (SSC) index cards on assassinations and homicides, describing a meeting with Senate staff member Burton Wides on WIROGUE operation, QJWIN, Lumumba assassination. These cards contain a host of information and these subjects and many more.

104-10059-10236 MEETING WITH MR. BURT WIDES (SENATE STAFF MEMBERS)

6/20/75 Memorandum for the Record regarding interview conducted by Burton Wides about WIROGUE and these subjects. The author's name is redacted.

104-10182-10059 SUBJECT: WIROGUE/1

A biography and summary of WIROGUE-1 and related operational information.

104-10182-10194 SUBJECT: WIROGUE

A cable describing reported encounters between QJWIN (Jose Marie Andre Mankel) and WIROGUE (David Tzitzichvili) in Africa.

104-10182-10069: U.S. National Archives, CIA message of October 13, 1964 to German Stations

A series of cables and memos regarding biographic information and operational roles played by WIROGUE (David Tzitzichvili), some of these actions precede his use in Africa. Officials refer to him in one prior role for SR Divison as a "lower echelon action agent" who relishes "...daring, adventurous acts". https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10182-10069.pdf

104-10182-10057: U.S. National Archives, CIA message of October 27, 1960

A series of cables and memos presenting operational information that regards contract agent David Tzitzichvili. The above cited message states "WIROGUE (IDEN) contract agent being groomed deep cover assignment" he is later stated to be suitable for sabotage and surveillance as well. The next document in sequence bears the same date and reveals WIROGUE's identity is "David Tzitzichvili". https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10182-10057.pdf

104-10182-10052: U.S. National Archives, CIA message of May 21, 1962

The referenced document states that after WIROGUE's parole for bank robbery the CIA contacted him after being another operative spotted him in 1958. Subsequently he is assigned his prior cryptonym "AEASPIC" and Tzitzichvili was additionally considered for Project REDSOX. In 1960 he was resettled to Mexico with official aid his cryptonym was changed to WIROGUE. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10182-10052.pdf

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Bill Simpich • Carmine Savastano

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