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Pseudonym: Abbot

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Definition:
Cvijeta Job, referred to as "Comrade Job" by a Yugoslavian intelligence operative.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Moreover, according to a HSCA document Mr. Abbott was an alias for David Phillips.
Sources:

180-10144-10407

HSCA document: "On June 13, 1960, a meeting occurred between Cmdr Pons and Michael M. Maney. Pons said he had been attempting to recruit crew members for maritime operations. It was common knowledge in Miami that Varona had the backing of the CIA (according to Pons). It is known that Diaz Tamayo has substantial backing from Americans. FNU Gutierrez, who works for Varona, offered to obtain a number of LST's for Pons and is also trying to recruit navy types. Pons met with Varona who asked Pons to join his group. Pons said he would like to meet with Mr. Abbott (Dave Phillips) on June 14..."

104-10219-10001: MEYER, KARL (LOOSE DOCUMENTS)

5/11/63: Abbot is identified in marginalia as "JOB". See p. 190, he is identified as "Cvijete Job" and as "Comrade Job." Note that the Yugoslavians were trying to win over newspapermen like the New York Times' Max Frankel (at p. 211) as a "developed contact". Job established contact with him in November 1962. See p. 216: Job had five contacts at the State Department and two contacts and one acquaintance at the White House. The full list is at pp. 219-220.

104-10219-10001: MEYER, KARL (LOOSE DOCUMENTS)

1965: From Abbot's reports: "(Max) Frankel considers that the action in the Dominican Republic is the result of the following factors: (a) The President is almost completely incapable of understanding the world and the international relations and of approaching rationally and systematically the international problems. (b) The President is incapable of establishing and organizing in the White House and elsewhere a regular system for deciding about international questions especially when crises and emergencies are involved. This cannot be done because the President is constantly and almost completely confused about the international relations. On the basis of this, Frankel is persuaded that the Administration in general does not know what to do as for instance when the Soviet Union, de Gaulle, Western Europe, etc. are involved. (c) The President's sudden actions and his unilateral support on American power show that he is in a panic because he fears defeat and that he is frustrated in connection with international developments which he does not understand and in front of which he often feels powerless." At pp. 90-91: "Frankel and (Abraham Brumberg - author of "Problems with Communism" - USIA) consider that the rightist groups and the military circles have somewhat more influence on Johnson then they had on Kennedy."

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