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c,FIJ N V i\ ,4EvisApproyegl For Release 2001/03/04: CIA-RDP80-01601 JUL 2 1 Igrif,, Z*.(17-yil '11 r,111 (7_11 0.; , STATI NTL on the gullet Unibn.. What ship:4 could lie used to, land a UN peaeo-heepire,-; T.OFQ.0 .-or, unload, relief td]ipment, according to 3.07r. Ilelms, suddenly 'would become important to the United States, 'Zile Masten:- ? Owl cited here would lea ne to believe the Ca ? goes loo!iing for trouble. . Of 21101'3 ill?..17?.Caiate CalleC!rn is what the C.T.A. la ? rec,,ent years. 1 111;05Y:1(1!?(1)01)g:F.IFT>;111:;telte111.-1()1e.el CaA:Igl(rin'1.)::::::11-1111:117[Cc:a::t:)..;(:'CI:o:t'llal:::tfli: 1((:11::::';f.)l'S(Ci::::..e:fa?tic1;-01:?;ill''.!:j'IC1:3iii..el\;::';'Is-t:1'1iii'Li;'ll'e;Or!ifO1:1;CY'f':l2.0:4)::4:;:j116F:1;::'1::"i.'''Ia'(e.'')13Ilr):)11:;:?::a'gtj*:1::: i . -11370 congressional amentbnent cutting ofE funds for: ? No oac n,rttnes that the II13ilea Slates (1(3s g not"? ifki?;r84ritc.):11:iir(,lt(bj071?).;c5rd(isel' onfthi'i-...;'e'ef70..-,'Ienn.tcatairli',11;'iiinjeIcit' . re-X1Dire% some *PO of infelligClic'c' atilethlg "g1,1111 raCelltly te a yeso. kequirin, thia AO- y;a.tion.. !Oat fact was recognize 11 th d fr?0.e earliest o approv luaio? . 2ninir4raticni to tell Congress what the military and , days ef our TOpuldie. 1'17n-41(1cl:it rolh, for example, the CIA aro doing in ' bad a showdoWn. WICA Congress in 1848 about ac- ?l'e several 'proposal's row S- coumfing fol, nie. fun 3n ds lic iiSea. "to 9plwt - po - - ate, a1l1.11f.TO before the on ruate,d to the future, operations of the CIP, ' + vp.I., nals for the p14.poses of obtaining informati011." I? Avhjeh we bciieve (iesenve i.,4m 1.11)1101 t otailit, booy., th-, CiN7ii Iiiar, the North hired the Pinherton Agency' Senator John flinr?-,92 to expand its intelligence services. , CIA 113 r?equired to .make 3...egula.r and special. I : ports to responsible Senate anti TIonse CC flu Lit the ti.le 0)1, today. Feem:?;.1 to have gone far be- 8euttior Gcoro-arjec-',.-- ?C11 v, ould recpure, CIA ex. ;yoitt, its origmal purpose f.C: otininea ?.1,,,n it, /;?, penditureS and appl'OrriatiOn!:; to appear aS a 510013 creaf4.,,d inn...171,as a result Of the esperjeTice ef pearl line item in the budget rather than being hidden in IZarbor. Prosidentl:ii'L'IlMan exPlainCl: Iy0;:lia "l'i;31.1T';11-:.!.."(--f --,'i'.;s'. illik..;eRIC:ej;If-;?,13. .calnj,..111?)S.3.(7.11't:; Otil'r 9eno 7 i / - ??. . . if their() had bc,m1 ti 0 ra c at i g Ii' e ecordlim.H Celle, riilleerie ttlif joii;ofIlict.l:',11.12ifficoretirro .1t,ia ...oic)bp; in Lao:4 or Con of information in the government, it would have: ? , Congress. been more difficult, if not impossible, for the japa- ,. hese to succeed in the ah stic at tach ..? In those days, the mi1li4ry did not hnow everything the fg.9 t43 Department lorew, and the diplomats did oat have - access to all the AritlY and Navy hnew. "Phe Army. And Y.,,l'avy, in fact, hail only a very informal CT- . raugenicnt to l?zecp each other informed as to their Plans." i There is a feeling now that; the CIA' is an invis- ible government --a law' unto itself, engaged in provocative cOvert activities rcpup;uant to a demo- errata society and. subject to no controls. ri'here i, probably is nO isolated part of the world today where CIA agOts aren't pohiug around in another; in / nation's business,c t , Some of th 'CIA's activities appear to approach : the ridiculous : tage at times, such as an illustratio? recently cited an address by the agency's own., l - director, Riehaira Eicbus. Fie told how if; was vital to, the 'United States to know how doe.p is the water' alongside the docks in Djibouti. lay? Well, Mr. Ilelms said 0141: if France Should- one clay grant ? independence 6 French Somaliland --, now formally. the Terfritory Oi.' the, Afars and Issas --the area- would almost 'Certainly b0 a source of contention between EthloPia, which loolis to the United States ,. for support, and Somalia, which is highly dependent Approved For Release 2001/03/04: CIA-RDP80-01601R000300270001-2 ?T'ATINTL ,/ Approved For Release 2001/0wp41f,qtAp1gp0-01601R0 2 4 SEP 1972 ack Anderson oviets, Syrians Fight Peace Bid INTELLIGENCE reports c1M'm? that the Soviet Union's conspiring with Syria's Pres171 dent Hafez Assad to block 1 Egypt's President Anwar I Sadat from achieving a Mid- I dle East peace. settlement. I By expelling Soviet forces from: Egypt, Sadat had ma- I neuvered into position to get ' some concessioris from Israel. Indeed; there were signals from Tel Aviv that Israel would be generous about re- turning captured territory. . The Israelis .made it clear, however,- that they intended to keep the strategic. Golan Heights which they seized from Syria. 1 The Syrians; therefore, would have noth- . ing to gain from a peace set-.?-' tlement. Egypt and Syria are part- ners, with Libya, in an Arab tycOnfederation. But the Cen- tral Intelligence Agency,. ine secret reports from Damas- cus, has quoted President .ssad as making derogatory] remarks about the Egyptians. Not long after the expul- sion of the Soviets ,from ? Egypt, the -Kremlin sent an urgent, hand-carried mespge.e ' to Assad.. The message,. ac--, cording to the CIA, warned that Syria couldn't afford to :?-? follow Egypt's example ? and strip the: country of Soviet. protection.. This would_ leave Syria vulnerable to. an-Israeli attack, the message report- edly declared.' Not only..did Assad heed the message and keep his So- viet advisers, but he agreed to bring more Soviet military - equipment and technicians into the country. The intelligence reports suggest that the Kremlin seeks to blpek an Egyptian-Ise. , melt accord?because it 1 could only be arranged by U.S.. mediation. This would ? I increase American influence iu the area and leave the So - *Oats out in the cold. - THE SOVIET overtures to Syria, incidentally, have also has a side effect upon Syri- an-American relations. Pre- ApproatediForfaeleasei20 viously the Sy:dans had prove their relations with the- United States. - , - An intelligence report tells, for example, how the Syrians in July, 1969, communicated with U.S. Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (13NDD) agents in Beirut through an Italian diplomat that they would agree to a re- sumption of cooperation with the United States on narcot- ics matters... .?? Subsequently, according to the classified document, "two visits to Damascus by BNDD agents were conducted car. , dially and an exchange of in formation was initiated.". American diplomats from. Lebanon and Jordan Twern also allowed . to travel. Syria. But suddenly, on Sept., 9, -.Maj. Richard Barrett, an assistant U.S. 'nailitarY tache in Jordan, was arrested as he was driving through) the Syrian countryside. - And David McClintoch,a! chief of the political section at the U.S. embassy in Jor- dan, was manhandled by Syr. Ian border guards when bet. tried to cross the border. He was turned back and had 'to be driven out of Syria; an Italian embassy car. Castro's Denial - WE - RECENTL o Y : :quted.. . . . . . Cuba's' Prime Minister Fidel::: Castro as saying that Chile's'. President Salvador - Allende-e , was "physically sPent"- and-e I that other Chilean. leaders: "live ton well."' This' has brought a roaring .! denial. from Castro, whose. private opinions of Allende '. weren't intended for outside-. ears. The .two leaders, ?after -! all, are supposed to be Marx- ist comrades. We copied - Castro's - re,.. marks verbatim from a secret.. Intelligence ' cable, a which': gave a detailed account of his- meeting with pro-Castro lead- ers in Chile last winter. "During the morning of .3.. December 1971," began - the 01 cable, "Fidel Castro and Ar- " tifiiIalglitnalgOlt- 1601R000300270001-2 Communist Party of Cuba, met with a very few nationals STATI NTL who are strong sympathiz- ers of the Cuban revolution . in the residence of the Cuban ; ambassador in Santiago.' II As we reported . earlier, 'Castro said he is worried-, about .Allende- because the': latter is physically spent. CaS-:: tro also observed that UP - [Allende's 'popular unity-; governmentl'leaders live too well and are not under suffi- cient tension to take? the -!of-',: fensive. - Here are some adclitionala quotes which we didn't. in- clude in our original story -. "Castro commented., that ! there is an ideological weak- ? ness Within the UP coali? tion. The U.P.i. he said; does not have a good grasp of the', problems. which are involved. in a revolutionary procss "Castro stated that Communist.- Party of Chile (PCCH), which he called the spinal-column of the Popular' Unity government, was 'ton conservative and said that it must become more radical-. and move to assume the role, of the vanguard of the U.P.":- de 1972, 'United Feature Syndicate ,;,.; WASHINGTON. POST Approved For Release 2001/0A04E:pCM2RDP80-01601R Wa03 Nfferry.G0).11ati 04.699/W,....141,44,4*. MsOw?aar,..4 eli 7' 6 e en arin, G neo! se\ ?..? 4 CP . By jack 4nelerson Coded 'Messages At the height of the Olym- pic drama, -when -the Black September terrorists were moving their hostages Si to the Munich airport for the sored by one of these organi Iunexpected shoot-out, guer- zations was alwaYs a Possibil-- rilla radio transmitters in itY' "He added, however, that Syria broadcast a number of Syria and Fatah were fully. coded messages. agreed on a policy of no fur- "From Samir to the eagle," titer provocations arainst-Joy- began a typical message, "We clan and that Arafat had prom: await your gift. The sky is ised to force the radical organ- clear and the job well done." izations in Syria into line,'' ? ?? : There is other evidence that It may be significant that the terrorists .may have re- the emphasis was on avoiding. ceived orders from a clandes- trouble with Syria's Arab. tine headquarters in Syria, neighbor Jordan, not on prc7.. However, the Syrian authori- venting ' provocative acts. ties, while paying lip service against Israel. to the Palestinian cause, have Talas was _quoted by :the kept tight control over guer- CIA as saying: "We have had rilla operations within, their enough of Arabs .shedding borders. . Arab blood, The enemy is -is- rad, and when. the time for No Guarantee battle comes, then they, can The Central Intelligence fight as much as they like Agency has reported from Da- against the Israelis." mascus that the Syrian author- The Syrian army .chief Te- Ries reachdd an agreement ealled the military showdown. with Yasir Arafat, leader of .between Jordan and the Pales.! the largest Palestinian guer- tinian guerrillas in September,, rilla organization, al Fatah, 1970, which spawned the Black: "to rein in the extremist or- September movement. Jordan ganizations and not allow :smashed the guerrillas and them either to cause any fur- drove back Syrian tanks that titer troubles inside Syria or had been sent to help the-. to cause trouble with Jordan." guerrillas. The CIA, quoting the pri- "We fought the Jordania!s: vate.remarks of Syrian Army in September, 1970," Talas Chief of Staff Mustafa Talas, quoted by the -CIA. "We loSt. added: "He could not guaran.. some tanks and men: they_lost tee 100 per cent that there some tanks and men; nobody.. would be no further provoca. won. And for what purpose?. , We were taken in by the .fe- tons by the .fedayeen against Jordan, as neither (Syria) nor daYeerl In 1-970,111; we are ab- Fatah had full control over soiutelY determined we will. the extremist elements in the not allow such a thing to hap- radical fadayeen organiza- ipen again." tions, and .an 'accident' spon- I ?1972, UnIted Feature Syndicate , Approved For Release 2001103/04: CIA-RDP80-01601R000300270001-2 STATI NTL Approved For Release Mai: toR-RDP80-01601R001111111111 . 4 N 1972 The ViraWitgtort Merry...Go-Round Ara4s IS By Jack Anderson Arab leaders disagree, in private, whethe to renew ; hos- t/ ilities against I reel. Their most secret conversa- tions, picked u by the Cen- tral Intelligenc Agency, re- veal that Syri 's President Hafiz al-Asad holds Egypt's President Anwriit Sadat in con- tempt for thre tenlng an of- fensive he isn't 1 kely to start. Even if Egypt should attack Israel, Asad has told asso- ciates, "I would lot expect too much from the gyptians." lie added fiercely that the Egyp- tians "will never again pull US into a war and leave Us in the lurch." Next time, he said, the Syri- ans will be read,'. "When the blow comes," he said, "whether Egypt or Israel starts it first, we opportunity and The secret in port, telling of Batton, emphasi used the A "l a m m a" w "when," not "if." will seize the ight." ?elligence re- sad's conver- ed that he 'able word ich 'means ? His army chic!, Gen, Mus- tafa Tales, is also quoted In the secret cable as telling his military colleagUes tersely: "There is no oth r choice. We must fight and w will fight." Ho acknowled ed that "all the Arabs co 1.1s1.ned are weaker than Isr el." But he vowed the Syrians, at least, would fight anyway "if not to gain a victory, at least to keep the war case ho between us and Israel." ? gree on As he, put it: "If the Arabs had continued to fight Israel after their successive defeats in 1948, 1056 and 1967, rather than turning their backs in de- feat, many world leaders would have changed their policies" toward the Arab-Israeli dis- pute. Military Moves Significantly, Syrian troops and armor have been spotted moving "through Damascus heading south," and the Syri- ans are reported to be "seri- ously preparing for new hostil- ities with Israel." The Egyptians, meanwhile, have been shouting the loud- est about resuming the war. But in private, Gen. Mahmud Tuhami, the Egyptian-army's operations chief has told inti- mates that "any major at- tempt at crossing the Suez Canal is bound to fail." Declares a secret cable: "Tu- hami said that President Anwar Sadat, when threaten- ing Israel with an all-out war, was bluffing and ... informed the army of this." Tuhami suggested that the army might "carry out small- scale commando attacks" but that these raids "would be carefully controlled so as not to cause over-reaction from the Israelis." The Egyptian high com- mand, he said, was "very con- cerned that Israel would take advantage of Sadat's threats to carry out a preemptive strike which would destroy ? STATI NTL ar ITenew? the Egyptian army and air force." The U.S. has renewed its efforts, meanwhile to set- tle the Arab-lsraeli dispute at the truce table rather than the battlefield. American diplo- mats have spread the word, ac- cording to a secret report, that "we could not be complacent about future Egyptian military moves if no political progress is achieved." Footnote: The Syrians bent. tie the Egyptians in private but fight with the Jordanians an intelli- President In the open. Yet gence cable quotes Asad as commenting wryly "that perhaps the Syrian army would find itself along- side the Jordan Arab army as ies which the only two arm would fight Israel fiercely." Washington Whirl Ulterior Welcome?Those Welcome Wagons, laden with bounties for new arrivals in neighborhoods across the na- tion, are under investigation. The Federal Trade Commis- sion has evidence the smiling hostesses, in some cases, have been doubling as private eyes for the business firms whose free gifts they pass out. Some hostesses allegedly have been reporting back the age and make of cars, the condition of carpeting and the financial af- fairs of the families they visit, Chairman Miles Kirkpatrick has written Rep. Ogden Reid (R-N.Y.) that the FTC is look- ing "into the various practices Of Welcome Wagon, Inc." The company has denied that occa- sional snooping by its cheery young ladies is company pea icy. Top Secret Jokes?Whel the National Security Agencs is not clacking out classifiec messages in code over in closely-guarded teletype ma chines, the electronic far( tends to get a little gamy, Dur lag .a recent slack period, dig nified security officials west astounded to see their tele types rattling out more that 200 words of the vulgar olt joke that begins, "Once upoi a time there lived a man whi had a mad passion for bean. . ." The officials discoverec that clerks had been tenth) each other dirty jokes on nu secret circuit when it was no being used for transmittini cryptographic intelligence re ports. Strange Econornics?Thc laurpose of President Nixon': economic program is to keel costs clown. Yet the Genera Accounting Office recent]; use the new economic reg,ula lions to keep prices up. Tht National Graphics Corp. of Co lumbus, Ohio, was low bidde on some government bindint and printing contracts. ,Bla the company, because of as oversight, had failed to sign pledge certifying it was in tint with the President's economii orders. Its low bid should hay( spoken for itself. But instem of giving National Graphics I chance to correct its oversight the GAO gave the contract 11 the second low bidder at a losi to the taxpayers of $4,500. Bell-McClure Syndicate ? Approved For Release 2001103/04: CIA-RDP80-01601R000300270001-2 ??`.