Independent from Long Beach, California on March 22, 1976 · Page 14
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 14

Long Beach, California
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Monday, March 22, 1976
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A-14--INDEPENDENT (AM|«* HKtbS-ibUOKAM (HM| Long Beach, CJlil.,Mon., March M, mt War hero opposes Israeli policy Rabin military aide quits JERUSALEM (AP)-Gcn. Ariel Sharon, Israeli hero of Hie 1973 Mideast war, said Sunday he would resign as military adviser to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and warned of "grave deterioration" in Israel's political and military posture, . The silver-haired general, a conservative who advocates annexation of all Israeli-held A r a b land, said Israel should ready itself for another war with the Arabs. In a television interview, Sharon said he \yas .quitting effective April 1 because he had failed to influence the government to turn from a path he claimed was leading to "a serious worsening of our situation." Sharon, who led Israel's spearhead across (he Suez Canal in 1973 to turn the tide of the war, said lie was "following with concern the grave deterioration of our military and political situation." He joined Rabin's staff 10 months ago in what was seen by political analysts as a bid by Rabin to strengthen his unstable government by bringing critics into it. Some observers predicted the resignation would expose Rabin to stronger attacks from opponents of his policy of trading Arab land for political agreements. Sharon, 47, said he hoped to rejoin the army as a combat officer, rather than remain on reserve status. Israeli television said the defense establishment opposed putting him back in uniform, apparently because of his unorthodox views on military strategy. Sharon often has Irecn compared in style and temperament to the late U.S. Gen. George S. Patfon of World War II. An official communique announcing the resignation quoted Rabin as telling the cabinet he held Sharon in "high esteem," and that he believed "Mr. Sharon's place is in the armed forces." Levi denies FBI probe HargetecP at top aides GEN. ARIEL SHARON "Worsening Situation" --AP Wirwhoto Kelley asks broader 4 bugging' power WASHINGTON ( A P I FBI Director Clarence M. Kelley suggested Sunday that Congress ought lo authorize the Kill lo use wiretaps and bugs lo gather intelligence on suspected domestic terrorists. "If we are to have any degree of success in solv- i n g t h e c a s e s n o w confronting us in terrorist, espionage and other major security matters, we must liavt all the tools a v a i l a b l e lo us--including electronic surveillance," K e l l e y asserted. His remarks were in a speech prepared for llie I'alm Beach, Ha.. Hound Table, a civic group. The speech was released in HOLIDAY INN (Continued from Page A-0 s h o u l d a t t e m p t s al a p e a c e f u l political s e t t l e - ment f a i l . The council inc l u d e s m e m b e r s of Ahdah's Hcinit area command staff. Seizure of the Holiday Inn was a major psychological victory for l e f t - w i n g Moslems in L e b a non's 11-month civil war that lias killed more than 1 2 , 0 0 0 persons. Moslem quarters erupted into joyous gun firing as news of the takeover spread. S c r e a m i n g l e f t i s t y o u t h s , w a v i n g Soviet- made AK47 assault rifles, poured into the lobby of the 500-room h o t e l , r u n - ning by the mutilated body of a defender. One Moslem utlackcr kicked the body, shouting c u r s e s at t h e dead man. Heavy explosions from l O G r t i m recoilless r i f l e shells shook the neighborhood as retreating forces of the right-wing Phalange P a r t y fought back from nearby strongholds s t i l l under their control. The Phalange's "Voice of Lebanon" radio s a i d Christian reinforcements were on the way. The strategically located hotel sits on a ridge overlooking the area and provides a perfect redoubt for snipers and machine gunners. Phalange gunmen, from the largest Christian militia in the war, held onto the nearby Starco office lower and unfinished Hilton Hotel. They raked the Holiday Inn with machine- gun fire a f t e r the Moslems took over. The Moslem capture of the fire-blackened, bullet- pocked h o l d c a m e as mainline M o s l e m p o l i t i - cians wen 1 predicting the possibility of an early end to the fighting through renewed Syrian mediation. Premier U a s h i d K a r a mi, former Premier Saeb S a l a n i a n d Parliament Speaker Kamel Assad ret u r n e d Saturday n i g h t from long talks with President Hafez Assad of Syria, working to arrange a compromise settlement to the bloody s l r i f e . T h e y declared themselves optimistic. Rut Knmal Junbbll, the most prominent leader of Moslem leftists, declared l h a l he was forming a united army of leftist militias in cooperation with the Palestinian guerrillas sympathetic to M o s l e m d e m a n d s f o r increased power in the Christian- dominated Lebanese sys- t e m . Palestinian guerrillas from Yasir Arafat's Fatah group participated in the H o l i d a y I n n takeover, a l o n g w i t h L e b a n e s e youths from the "Ambush- crs" militia. It is headed by Ibrahim Koleilat, an a l l y o f J u n b l a t l a n d Ahmed al-Khalib, leader of a group of renegades from the regular I-cbanesc army. "This is p a r t cf our military plan." declared an Ambushers' spokesman landing in the still-smoking hotel driveway. O n e Moslem a t t a c k e r was seen shot and killed as he and nine other gunmen advanced on the hotel behind an armored car « f f t u n d e r heavy Phalangisl fire. The attackers look no prisoners. The Phalangisl defenders also came u n d e r withering fire from rockets, mortars and a n t i a i r c r a f t cannons l o d g e d in t h e unfinished M o u r o f f i c e tower a b o u t 200 yards away. The lower has been an Ambusher stronghold since October. As t h e Mour barrage raged, Associated Press p h o t o g r a p h e r Z o h a i r Saade saw t h e n i n e remaining Moslem gunmen penetrate the liotel lobby and blasl the Phalangists still on the ground floor. Several more armored c a r s p u l l e d u p , m e a n while, and scores of Am- bushcr gunmen advanced behind them despite a rain of mortar s h e l l s f r o m n e a r b y Phalangist positions. Elsewhere, t h e Scrail, the seal of K a r a m i ' s government, was s e t afire a f t e r two days of looting by Kurdish tribesmen. The complex was captured by Palestinian guerrillas a week ago and thrown open lo the plunderers. In the mountains east of Beirut, families fled Ihe villages of Aley and Kali- hale because of heavy exchanges of morlar and artillery f i r e , b e t w e e n Phalangist and Moslem mililias. P r e s i d e n t S u l e i m a n Franjich was still holed up in his palace al Baahda under Ihreat of shelling by Moslem a r m y coup leaders demanding his resignation. L e f t i s t g u n m e n h a d been vowing to capture the Holiday Inn since last fall. But they were unable lo dislodge the Christian m i l i t i a m e n defending it against rockets, g r o u n d assaults and (ires set by incendiary shells. The key to the Moslem victory appeared to be the availability of a r m o r e d cars following the collapse of the army and security forces. The Christian s u p p l y roule has been exposed to fire from the Mour tower throughout t h e sporadic fight for downtown Beirut. At one point, Phalangists were rcsupplying their few holdouts by sections of concrete culvert scooted across an exposed street on rollers during the night. Phalange party spokes- m e n w e r e still denying Iheir fortress had finally fallen when the Amhush- crs' m i l i t a r y commander in t h e a s s a u l t , Abu Ibrahim, was holding a n e w s conference in t h e lobby. Their desperation was a m e a s u r e of the i m p o r - tance attached lo the Moslem victory. H shoved Ihe Christians b a c k another 100 yards and exposed their front line lo Moslem fire from the hotel's half- destroyed upper floors. Perhaps m o r e i m p o r - tant, it gave the leflists an easily recognizable victory on Ihe ground while Syria was trying to impose a peaceful settlement to Ihe war that would be accepted by Christians even if it tell short of Ihe reform dem a n d s put forward by Junblalt and Koleilat. Nixon turns over report on China WASHINGTON (AP) Former President Nixon's report on his recent trip to China has been given to Secretary of Stale Henry M. Kissinger and President Ford, U.S. officials said Sunday. The report came last week in the form of a letter to Kissinger, Ihe officials said. They declined to discuss its contents in detail but described it as a broad review of Nixon's impressions. The sources said there was nothing particularly insightful in the letter. They added lhal Nixon attributed his visit lo a desire by Chinese leaders lo indicate lhat Peking wants Ihe United Stales to con- tinue an involvement in Asia. T i m e magazine reported Sunday lhat Nixon des c r i b e d a c t i n g P r i m e Minister Ilua Kuo-(eng in his letter as "an impressive figure with a positive oullook toward U.S.-Chinese relations." Arlrn critically ill Auwchleil Pri'M. Richard Arlcn, slar of Paramount movies of Ihe I M O s , w a s i n c r i t i c a l condition Sunday at Rivers i d e Hospital in N o r t h Hollywood, a friend of the actor said. Arlcn, 75. has heen afflicted w i t h emphysema for the past six y e a r s . I h e spokesman said. Washington. KELLEY privately has said he wants legislation extending the F l U ' s authority lo use electronic s u r v e i l l a n c e i n s o m e d o m e s t i c i n t e l l i g e n c e operations. But he has soft-pedaled lhal position in public in view of the p r o b a b l e opposition in Congress and among his bosses ul the Justice Department. The trend in Ixilh places is in Ihe direction of tighter controls over electronic surveillance, i n s t e a d of ( h e e x p a n s i o n K e l l e y wants. The Ford administration is preparing legislation which would require court warrants for the foreign intelligence-gathering taps and bugs now permitted w i t h o u t c o u r t w a r rants. Kelley argued that wiretaps and hugs have yielded "impressive results" in criminal c a s e s and suggested the tactic would be equally successful in gath- e r i n g intelligence alwut domestic terrorists. A r e c e n t General Accounting Office report concluded that FBI domestic intelligence investigations produced "few tangible results" in terms of arrests and convictions. The conclusion was based on a survey of 797 cases which were active in 1S7-I. Many had been active cases for several years, including a p e r i o d w h e n electronic surveillance w a s p e r m i t - ted and used widely in domestic intelligence-gathering. The report did not say how frequently taps and bugs were used in the cases surveyed. THE GAO said the intel- l i g e n c e i n v e s t i g a t i o n s g a v e t h e F B I advance w a r n i n g of planned violent acts in only about 2 per cent of the 797 cases. In this speech, Kelley avoided a direct appeal to Congress but his message was clear. Kelley said that Ihe use of wirelaps and bugs w i t h court warrants in criminal investigations has been valuable. From 1009 through 1975, wirelaps and bugs "were responsible (or close to 3.800 arrests, j u s t o v e r 1.900 convictions, Ihe levying of almost $1.7 million in fines, and the confiscation of more than $7.3 million in cash, weapons and other goods." Federal law authorizes electronic surveillances in c r i m i n a l investigations wtien there is "probable cause" to believe that a crime is iK'ing committed. H u t c o u r t r u l i n g s prohibit I lie F B I f r o m using wirelaps and bugs as an inlclligcnce-gathcr- i n g t a c t i c against domes- t i c organizations unless (here is clear evidence of foreign involvement. b r u t a l i t y and destruction." HE acknowledged that "great care must be exercised in conducting electronic surveillances in the security f i e l d lo insure t h a t there are no viola- t i o n s of p r i v a c y or infringements on the dignity of the persons on whom the laps are placed. FBI officials "are taking the proper precautions in this regard," he said. "I feel confident lhal if s u c h surveillances were exlended lo domestic sec u r i t y cases, we c o u l d g i v e t h e s a m e assurances,"he asserted. WASHINGTON (AP) Ally. Gen. Edward Levi Sunday denied t h a t an infernal FBI investigation was "targeted" al three lop aides of Director Clarence M. Kelley, and Kelley issued a strong slate- menl of support for Ihe three. The Washington Post rep o r t e d S u n d a y t h a t a probe of alleged financial corruption within the FBI had been broadened to include t h r e e top Kelley a i d e s : F B I A s s o c i a t e D i r e c t o r N i c h o l a s P . C a l l a h a n a n d d e p u t y directors James B. Adams mid Thomas J. Jenkins. Levi, confirming that an internal FBI investigation is being conducted, added: "It is incorrect to say or to give the impression that t h e investigation is t a r - geted against three lop aides to Director Kelley."" The Posl, in its Monday edition, q u o t e d sources close to Levi as saying his denial was prompted "by (he implication that the three FBI aides were 'targets' of Ihe investigation," in the sense that a "target" often refers to a prospective defendant in a formal grand jury investi- g a l i o n w h e r e evidence already has been presented. The Posl s t o r y de- scribed Callahan, Adams and Jenkins as holdovers from I h e lime when J. Edgar Hoover directed the bureau. And it said Levi wanted Kelley to replace them. Kelley issued a s t a t e - m e n t saying he had appointed the three officials to their present posts and "I h a v e not regretted these designations." lie added: "I have not been ordered to nor have I directed an investigation of them or any other current bureau officials as possible s u s p e c t s in a criminal investigation. The a t t o r - ney general has not ordered me nor has it been inferred l h a t I replace these men and the attorney general lias assured me that he has full confidence in these men." The newspaper s a i d , however, t h a t J o h n P. Mohr, the bureau's former No. 3 man, remains the principal t a r g e t of the investigation of a l l e g e d kickbacks in the purchase of eavesdropping e q u i p ment. II said thai Levi was dissatisfied w i t h Ihe original investigation of Ihe matter and ordered the probe reopened. "In spile of my firm view that current investigations should not be commented upon by those in charge -- botli as a matter of essential fairness and for the sake of the invesli- gation itself -- I have to say lhat the Washington Post story of March 21, relating to the bureau's . relationship w i t h U. S. Recording Co., does not slate my views," said Levi in a statement issued Sunday. "It is correct that the investigation w h i c h is going on has the full and wholehearted c o l l a b o r a - tion of Director Kclley and the Office of Professional Responsibility and of myself. The investigation will go into each and all the mailers w h i c h a r c rele- v a n t to it. But it is incorrect to say or to give the impression that the investigation is targeted against three top aides to Director Kelley," he said. The original investigation was launched after Martin Keyser, a producer of electronics equipment, tola a House cummiitee last year he was required to channel some e q u i p - menl to the FBI through U. S. Recording Co. He s a i d s o m e prices were marked up 30 per cent before (he equipment was delivered to the FBI. We ve got a good thing going to San Francisco: as much as Prisoner-mistreatment trial of deputies goes on Deliberations w i l l rc- Minit' today in Santa Ana M u n i c i p a l C o u r t o n charges against Iwo sheriff's ilepulies accused of mistreating a prisoner in Orange Counly Jail. Late Friday the jury acquitted i h e deputies of m i s t r e a t i n g a n o t h e r prisoner, but three counts Mill stand against them in the remaining case. Ilobcrl I.eavill. 31, and C a r e y H a l l . '2f.. w e r e rh.irgi'd with mistreating Nicky Bigham las! Dec. 16, and beating William Johnston a few days later. The jury acquitted Ihe two of assaulting Bigham. who was jailed on drug charges, but told Judge William W. Thomson il had yet to consider the c h a r g e s involving J o h n - ston, who was arrested for armed robbery. Bigham and Johnston claimed [hey were singled out for m i s t r e a t m e n t by [ h e deputies, who wero comparative rookies in the hi'riff': department. F.LECrrtOMC s u r v e i l lance may be used in intelligence opcralioiis only in national security cases. "These limitation* arc a matter of deep concern to law enforcement today, p a r t i c u l a r l y w i t h t h e proliferation of terrorist activities committed by domestic groups in t h i s nation." Kclley said. lie noted that in 1975, there were 89 bombings "attributable lo terrorist activity," almost twice as many as in I97J. 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