Skip to comments.Wikileaks: Something Extraordinary Is About to the Released and 25 Media Orgs. Are Preparing For It
Posted on 02/26/2012 3:53:39 PM PST by randita
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Here you go guys: http://pastebin.com/D7sR4zhT
Wikileaks publishing 5m STRATFOR emails.
Eric Holder is retiring.
New AG=...uh, uh, no wait!!
SC Justice Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg retiring.
To be appointed...uh, hmm...uh...
I’m waiting to see what Breitbart has up his sleeve; he’s said he’s holding some info for later.
WikiLeaks publishes ‘millions’ of Stratfor emails
Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks on Monday began publishing more than five million confidential emails from US-based intelligence firm Stratfor, the anti-secrecy group said.
The messages, which date from between July 2004 and December 2011, will reveal Stratfor’s “web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods,” claimed a WikiLeaks press release.
How about leaking the recipe for the white filling in a Twinkie. That’s some news you could use.
Whee doggies! Hot dawg! If that don’t take the rag offa da Bush!
I'm an Oxfordian. Anyway email wasn't invented until the 20th c.
Its supposed to be out March 7th ish.
The gubmint and its ilk provides them reporters beaucoup de booze and plenty of cold cuts, cheesy stuff and crackers continuously until they are thoroughly addicted to rich and creamy condiments and crackers (as if they weren’t already) and then shovels the bologna for them to print. It’s a little more complicated for the TV crowd, because they have to show up on the set arguably sober more often than not. On the other hand, the drunken print reporters can eat, drink, and type (with spell check); thus their stuff gets to go on TV, being picked up without much fact-checking by the video madia. Hurrah for the journalism schools; they take the ones who would accept acceptance in their schools. corrupt them as much as they can, socialize them to be addicts, ever notice that journalism schools are seldom endowed by journalists?
If it was anti-American, the NYT would have reported it on their front page by now.
Just to be “first”.
Palin stubbed her toe and said a bad word.
I just wish they had a zip file where you can download all their so-called-files all at once instead of hunt and peck through them
Maybe it would be good if the people who are involved in Wikileaks were to meet a team 6 some night.
I dont know anymore,,even my heroes are found to be destroying this country.Who do we trust anymore?If wikileaks brings forth the truth,even if it damages us,,isnt it better to know?
Wikileaks: Something Extraordinary Is About to the Released and 25 Media Orgs. Are Preparing For It
. . . . # 66 has an interesting observation.
With a forged Birth Certificate.
Thanks for the ping, LucyT. Interesting thread. Thanks to all posters.
Iraq really DID have WMDs, now SYRIA has them which is why we’re doing the no-fly zone over them.
John D. Rockefeller told Saddam to move’em out while there’s time.
Not to be contrary, but to the best of my knowledge, that is not true. There was a travel advisory for travel by US citizens to Pakistan at that time, but no outright ban.
I'll let others weigh in on the veracity (or lack thereof, as the case may be) of the rest of the material presented.
There was no US travel ban to Pakistan. Just required a visa which was not the easiest thing to get but could be done. Every now and then this is trotted out but it is just not true. It was on some kind of warning list (different word) as not so safe, but there was absolutely no ban.
0h0m0 didn’t go on a US passport though (at least not in his current name) since there it was stated that he had no US passport before becoming a Senator. I don’t know where this was found (no US passport) but it was on FR more than a few times.
It’s old BS! An April Fool’s joke from 2009.
“The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obamas legitimacy and qualification to serve as President article titled, Obama Eligibility Questioned, leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obamas first official visit to the U.K.”
This is the first damning tip-off that it is an iteration of the April Fool’s Day 2009 hoax e-mail. Obama’s first official visit to the U.K. was in 2009.
I figured; seen something like that before, actualy this one I only read the “ban on Paki travel” part and figured it was nothing.
Via BNO News Wire Service:
WIKILEAKS PRESS RELEASE
EMBARGOED EMBARGOED EMBARGOED
DO NOT DISCLOSE THE EXISTANCE OF THIS RELEASE
OR ANY INFORMATION DERIVED FROM IT BEFORE
Monday 27 February 00:01 GMT 2012
The Global Intelligence Files
Twitter tag: #gifiles
OFFICAL PRESS CONFERENCE 12 hours after EMBARGO ENDS:
Monday 27 Feburary, noon, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, Paddington,
London, W2 1QJ.
LONDON—Today WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files more than five million emails from the Texas-headquartered “global intelligence” company Stratfor. The emails date from between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defense Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods, for example:
“[Y]ou have to take control of him. Control means financial, sexual or psychological control... This is intended to start our conversation on your next phase” CEO George Friedman to Stratfor analyst Reva Bhalla on 6 December 2011, on how to exploit an Israeli intelligence informant providing information on the medical condition of the President of Venezuala, Hugo Chavez.
The material contains privileged information about the US government’s attacks against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and Stratfor’s own attempts to subvert WikiLeaks. There are more than 4,000 emails mentioning WikiLeaks or Julian Assange. The emails also expose the revolving door that operates in private intelligence companies in the United States. Government and diplomatic sources from around the world give Stratfor advance knowledge of global politics and events in exchange for money. The Global Intelligence Files exposes how Stratfor has recruited a global network of informants who are paid via Swiss banks accounts and pre-paid credit cards. Stratfor has a mix of covert and overt informants, which includes government employees, embassy staff and journalists around the world.
The material shows how a private intelligence agency works, and how they target individuals for their corporate and government clients. For example, Stratfor monitored and analysed the online activities of Bhopal activists, including the “Yes Men”, for the US chemical giant Dow Chemical. The activists seek redress for the 1984 Dow Chemical/Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, India. The disaster led to thousands of deaths, injuries in more than half a million people, and lasting environmental damage.
Stratfor has realised that its routine use of secret cash bribes to get information from insiders is risky. In August 2011, Stratfor CEO George Friedman confidentially told his employees: “We are retaining a law firm to create a policy for Stratfor on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. I don’t plan to do the perp walk and I don’t want anyone here doing it either.”
Stratfor’s use of insiders for intelligence soon turned into a money-making scheme of questionable legality. The emails show that in 2009 then-Goldman Sachs Managing Director Shea Morenz and Stratfor CEO George Friedman hatched an idea to “utilise the intelligence” it was pulling in from its insider network to start up a captive strategic investment fund. CEO George Friedman explained in a confidential August 2011 document, marked DO NOT SHARE OR DISCUSS: “What StratCap will do is use our Stratfor’s intelligence and analysis to trade in a range of geopolitical instruments, particularly government bonds, currencies and the like”. The emails show that in 2011 Goldman Sach’s Morenz invested “substantially” more than $4million and joined Stratfor’s board of directors. Throughout 2011, a complex offshore share structure extending as far as South Africa was erected, designed to make StratCap appear to be legally independent. But, confidentially, Friedman told StratFor staff: “Do not think of StratCap as an outside organisation. It will be integral... It will be useful to you if, for the sake of convenience, you think of it as another aspect of Stratfor and Shea as another executive in Stratfor... we are already working on mock portfolios and trades”. StratCap is due to launch in 2012.
The Stratfor emails reveal a company that cultivates close ties with US government agencies and employs former US government staff. It is preparing the 3-year Forecast for the Commandant of the US Marine Corps, and it trains US marines and “other government intelligence agencies” in “becoming government Stratfors”. Stratfor’s Vice-President for Intelligence, Fred Burton, was formerly a special agent with the US State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service and was their Deputy Chief of the counterterrorism division. Despite the governmental ties, Stratfor and similar companies operate in complete secrecy with no political oversight or accountability. Stratfor claims that it operates “without ideology, agenda or national bias”, yet the emails reveal private intelligence staff who align themselves closely with US government policies and channel tips to the Mossad including through an information mule in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Yossi Melman, who conspired with Guardian journalist David Leigh to secretly, and in violation of WikiLeaks’ contract with the Guardian, move WikiLeaks US diplomatic cables to Israel.
Ironically, considering the present circumstances, Stratfor was trying to get into what it called the leak-focused “gravy train” that sprung up after WikiLeaks Afghanistan disclosures:
“[Is it] possible for us to get some of that ‘leak-focused’ gravy train? This is an obvious fear sale, so that’s a good thing. And we have something to offer that the IT security companies don’t, mainly our focus on counter-intelligence and surveillance that Fred and Stick know better than anyone on the planet... Could we develop some ideas and procedures on the idea of ´leak-focused’ network security that focuses on preventing one’s own employees from leaking sensitive information... In fact, I’m not so sure this is an IT problem that requires an IT solution.”
Like WikiLeaks diplomatic cables, much of the significance of the emails will be revealed over the coming weeks, as our coalition and the public search through them and discover connections. Readers will find that whereas large numbers of Stratfor’s subscribers and clients work in the US military and intelligence agencies, Stratfor gave a complimentary membership to the controversial Pakistan general Hamid Gul, former head of Pakistan’s ISI intelligence service, who, according to US diplomatic cables, planned an IED attack on international forces in Afghanistan in 2006. Readers will discover Stratfor’s internal email classification system that codes correspondence according to categories such as ‘alpha’, ‘tactical’ and ‘secure’. The correspondence also contains code names for people of particular interest such as ‘Izzies’ (members of Hezbollah), or ‘Adogg’ (Mahmoud Ahmedinejad).
Stratfor did secret deals with dozens of media organisations and journalists from Reuters to the Kiev Post. The list of Stratfors “Confederation Partners”, whom Stratfor internally referred to as its “Confed Fuck House” are included in the release. While it is acceptable for journalists to swap information or be paid by other media organisations, because Stratfor is a private intelligence organisation that services governments and private clients these relationships are corrupt or corrupting.
WikiLeaks has also obtained Stratfor’s list of informants and, in many cases, records of its payoffs, including $1,200 a month paid to the informant “Geronimo” , handled by Stratfor’s Former State Department agent Fred Burton.
WikiLeaks has built an investigative partnership with more than 25 media organisations and activists to inform the public about this huge body of documents. The organisations were provided access to a sophisticated investigative database developed by WikiLeaks and together with WikiLeaks are conducting journalistic evaluations of these emails. Important revelations discovered using this system will appear in the media in the coming weeks, together with the gradual release of the source documents.
Public partners in the investigation:
More than 25 media partners (others will be disclosed after their first publication):
Al Akhbar Lebanon http://english.al-akhbar.com
Al Masry Al Youm Egypt http://www.almasry-alyoum.com
Bivol Bulgaria http://bivol.bg
CIPER Chile http://ciperchile.cl
Dawn Media Pakistan http://www.dawn.com
L’Espresso Italy http://espresso.repubblica.it
La Repubblica Italy http://www.repubblica.it
La Jornada Mexico www.jornada.unam.mx/
La Nacion Costa Rica http://www.nacion.com
Malaysia Today Malaysia www.malaysia-today.net
McClatchy United States http://www.mcclatchy.com
Nawaat Tunisia http://nawaat.org
NDR/ARD Germany http://www.ard.de
Owni France http://owni.fr
Pagina 12 Argentina www.pagina12.com.ar
Plaza Publica Guatemala http://plazapublica.com.gt
Publico.es Spain www.publico.es
Rolling Stone United States http://www.rollingstone.com
Russia Reporter Russia http://rusrep.ru
Ta Nea Greece - http://www.tanea.gr
Taraf Turkey http://www.taraf.com.tr
The Hindu India www.thehindu.com
The Yes Men Bhopal Activists Global http://theyesmen.org
Nicky Hager for NZ Herald New Zealand http://www.nzherald.co.nz
THis what you get when you allow homos into the military and intelligence community. The Soviets used to seek them out, but now the degenerates don’t even need recruiting, they just live their degeneracy int he open and take any action they deem worthy to ruin the culture that does not embrace them and their degeneracy.
Jettison Every Bush?
Just Evade Bush?
Jabberwonks Elect Bush?
Jogging Encourages Blisters?
Nothing new about Friedman being a prostitute, or the mechanics of the thing. Emails will make for amusing reading, rhough ;).