110. Telegram From the Station in the Congo to the Central Intelligence Agency1

3470 (In 48189). 1. [Identity 1] requested one million BCF [less than 1 line not declassified] said [Identity 2] and [Identity 3] have decided make all-out effort split and weaken extremist political ranks in Orientale just as [cryptonym not declassified] have done in Leop. Said extremists making strong bid for regaining political control in Orientale and [Identity 2] wants head them off. [Identity 1] commented extremists [Page 151] now lack capable leader and thus [cryptonym not declassified] stand good chance accomplishing their objective.2

[Omitted here is further discussion of the plan.]

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency Files, Job 78–00435R, DDO/ISS Files, Box 1, Folder 9, [cryptonym not declassified] Operations. Secret; No Night Action; Rybat; [cryptonym not declassified]; Operational Immediate. Received at 1106Z.
  2. CIA telegram 49712 to Leopoldville, March 24, approved the requested expenditure. (Ibid.)