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Re: Athens: COS Welch Killing

Released on 2012-03-03 18:00 GMT

Email-ID 373613
Date 2011-04-18 02:33:29

I remember very little about the Welch case. I believe 17 November was
responsible and it wouldn't be surprised if an FSN didn't collaborate,
which led to his assassination. I just can't remember! After returning
from my tour in Israel, I was assigned to OSO as a senior Inspector.
Greece was a critical threat for terrorism Post and one of the posts we
inspected because of 17 November (Marxist-Leninist) terrorists attacks and
the Greek Government's inability to stop them. As I remember, many
believed the government was infiltrated by 17 November members and as you
are well aware, the Greeks kept a close eye on U.S. Diplomats to identify
intelligence officers; FSN's would have no problem knowing who was or who
was not an intelligence officer. Unfortunately, Welch would have been
easily identified and targeted not only by the Greek Government, but 17


In a message dated 4/17/2011 1:34:11 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:


I've heard from a pretty good Agency source that Welch was set up by an
Embassy FSN.

Have you ever heard that?

Thanks much, Fred

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