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  • Former Kazakhstan uranium czar blames imprisonment on sale of Clinton-linked Canadian company to ...

    11/02/2017 12:12:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | 11/2/17 | Tom Blackwell
    Mukhtar Dzhakishev is by all accounts in miserable shape.Languishing in a “harsh” Kazakhstan prison colony that was once part of Stalin’s gulag system, he suffers from hypertension, hardened arteries and kidney disease likely triggered by a severe beating.“His life is constantly at risk,” one human-rights group warned in September, as it urged the international community to advocate on Dzakishev’s behalf.Largely unable to communicate with the outside world, the former head of Kazakhstan’s state uranium conglomerate has made one thing clear: he blames his arrest and 14-year prison term at least in part on a Canadian company’s corporate dealings.More specifically, Dzakishev...
  • How North Korea Would Retaliate (Stratfor - Good Info)

    05/01/2017 1:33:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 65 replies
    Stratfor.com ^ | Jan 5, 2017
    The North Korean military's most powerful tool is artillery. It cannot level Seoul as some reports have claimed, but it could do significant damage. Pyongyang risks deteriorating its forces by exposing them to return fire, however, which significantly restricts their use. Less conventional methods of retaliation, such as sabotage or cyber warfare, are less risky but also limit the shock that North Korea would desire. After a strike, North Korea's most immediate and expected method of retaliation would center around conventional artillery. Many of the North's indirect fire systems are already located on or near the border with South Korea....
  • DNC Wikileaks Part 2 is Down: But is this a legit leak doc?

    11/06/2016 11:17:16 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    Wikileaks (?)
    I'm concerned 'they' will dump a bunch of fake documents to muddy the waters. But this would certainly be a reason for them to want Twitter/Wikileaks shut down.
  • Wikileaks: Obama Spends $65,000 Flying in "Pizza/Dogs from Chicago" For a Private Party

    11/03/2016 9:02:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    From: Fred Burton [mailto:burton@stratfor.com] Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 2:39 PM To: 'Don Kuykendall' Cc: 'Aaric Eisenstein'; 'Darryl O'Connor'; 'Copeland Susan' Subject: RE: Get ready for "Chicago Hot Dog Friday" I think Obama spent about $65,000 of the tax-payers money flying in pizza/dogs from Chicago for a private party at the White House not long ago, assume we are using the same channels? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- From: Don Kuykendall [mailto:kuykendall@stratfor.com] Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 1:59 PM To: 'stratforaustin' Subject: Get ready for "Chicago Hot Dog Friday" To celebrate all you hot dogs out there. Aaric, you can participate as well! Don...
  • Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years

    12/26/2015 9:29:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/26/2015 | Armin Rosen
    Earlier this year, private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, recently published its Decade Forecast in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments. While international analysts often try their hand at predicting the major events of the coming year, Stratfor believes that it's identified the major trends of the next 10. In many ways, Stratfor thinks the world a decade from now will be more dangerous place, with US power waning and other prominent countries experiencing a period of chaos and decline. 1. Russia will collapse ... "There will not be an uprising against...
  • Whistleblower: Feds Shut Down Terror Investigation That Could Have Prevented San Bernardino Attack

    12/10/2015 10:24:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A former Department of Homeland Security agent says that an investigation he was conducting into a fundamentalist Islamic group operating in the U.S. may have helped stop San Bernardino jihadi Syed Farook had the government not shut down his probe. During an interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Thursday, Philip Haney said that in 2012 as an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's National Targeting Center, he opened an investigation into a Sunni Islamic group called, Tablighi Jamaat, a subset of the fundamentalist Deobandi movement. But Haney said that just a year into the investigation it was shut...
  • Exposed: Iran's Super Strategy to Crush America in a War

    06/20/2015 3:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The National Interest ^ | June 20, 2015 | Zachary Keck, managing editor
    Since assuming office in 2009, President Barack Obama has consistently held that the United States would carry out airstrikes to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. This position is supported by the vast majority of U.S. policy makers, lawmakers and the political elite, regardless of political affiliation. Nonetheless, it is also generally agreed that airstrikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities would only have a limited impact on preventing Iran from acquiring the bomb. To be sure, a concerted airstrike effort against Iran would delay its ability to build a nuclear arsenal by several years. Nonetheless, Iran would be able to...
  • Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like a decade from now

    06/18/2015 6:52:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/18/2015 | Armin Rosen
    The private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, recently published its Decade Forecast in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments. In many ways, Stratfor thinks the world of 10 years from now will be more dangerous place, with US power waning and other prominent countries experiencing a period of chaos and decline. 1. Russia will collapse ... "There will not be an uprising against Moscow, but Moscow's withering ability to support and control the Russian Federation will leave a vacuum," Stratfor warns. "What will exist in this vacuum will be the individual fragments...
  • All carriers are in port? Really?

    04/30/2014 12:57:41 AM PDT · by Little Pig · 27 replies
    Stratfor ^ | Self/StratFor
    The current Stratfor Carrier status chart:
  • Stratfor Email: Brennan Behind 'Witch Hunt' of Journalists Reporting Leaks

    05/22/2013 10:06:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/22/13 | Kerry Picket
    An obscure November 2012 Wikileaks email dump points to former White House counterterrorism adviser and now-CIA chief John Brennan as the person behind the “witch hunt” of journalists who reported unflattering Obama administration leaks. A little over a week after President Barack Obama’s reelection, Wikileaks released an email dump of global intelligence files from the private intelligence company Stratfor. One particular email, dated September 21, 2010 discussed President Obama’s “Leak Investigations.”
  • Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US...

    02/11/2013 11:24:55 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 107 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 2/12/13
    The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks. Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says. The official version is that the body of Al-Qaeda’s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony. "If body dumped at...
  • Wikileaks - Sudanese Launchpad for Egyptian Attack On Ethiopian Dam

    09/21/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 11 replies
    All Africa ^ | September 3, 2012 | Toby Collins
    Egyptian authorities fearful of a monopoly on Nile waters received agreement from Khartoum to build an airbase in Sudan, to launch attacks on Ethiopian damming facilities, claims the anonymous media outlet; Wikileaks. Wikileaks has leaked files allegedly from the Texas-based global intelligence company, Stratfor, which quote an anonymous "high-level Egyptian source," claiming the Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon said in 2010 his nation would do anything to prevent the secession of South Sudan because of the political implications it will have for Egypt's access to the Nile. The Nile is vital in providing fresh water to the people and agricultural projects...
  • Chicago Man Faces Life for Hacking Private Intelligence Company

    11/24/2012 5:11:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 24 Nov 2012 03:49 PM | Stephen Feller
    A computer hacker connected to the group Anonymous could face life in prison for stealing credit card, email, and other personal information from a private intelligence company, and posting it on the Internet. The compromised information already has cost the company, Strategic Forecasters, several million dollars in a class-action lawsuit with its customers, one of which is the judge overseeing the criminal case against alleged hacker Jeremy Hammond’s, reported RT.com. Hammond, a member of LulzSec, an offshoot of the hacktivist collective Anonymous, is accused of breaking into Strategic Forecasters’ servers and collecting thousands of emails, credit card numbers and pieces...
  • LulzSec 'Leader' Turns on Fellow Hacktivists: Feds

    03/06/2012 9:02:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo News ^ | March 6, 2012 | RICHARD ESPOSITO, AARON KATERSKY and PIERRE THOMAS
    Six members of the suspected computer hacking groups affiliated with Anonymous were charged—including the suspected ring leader, who directed the entire operation from a Manhattan apartment complex—after it was revealed one of the group's most high profile members has been working with federal authorities for months. Hector Monsegur, a 28-year-old American believed to use the name "Sabu" on the internet, was arrested by federal agents last year and has been cooperating with law enforcement ever since, officials said. He pleaded guilty last August, a plea unsealed in federal court in Lower Manhattan today. At least four of the five other...
  • WikiLeaks: McCain knew Obama team stuffed ballot boxes bribed Jackson took Russian money in 2008

    04/22/2012 6:20:38 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 37 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 4/22/2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    According to internal Emails circulated among the staff at Stratfor, an Austin Texas based private intelligence gathering firm, John McCain was presented with proof that Democrats in Pennsylvania and Ohio used voter fraud to win those states and committed other disturbing crimes. The communiqués were stolen and made public by WikiLeaks. An Email dated November 7, 2008 under the subject line “ Insight – The Dems & Dirty Tricks ** Internal Use Only – Pls Do Not Forward **,” was sent by Fred Burton, Stratfor’s V.P. of Intelligence. It said in part, The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot...
  • WikiLeaks: McCain knew Obama team stuffed ballot boxes, bribed Jackson; took Russian money in 2008

    04/22/2012 7:34:16 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 45 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 22, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    According to internal Emails circulated among the staff at Stratfor, an Austin Texas based private intelligence gathering firm, John McCain was presented with proof that Democrats in Pennsylvania and Ohio used voter fraud to win those states and committed other disturbing crimes. The communiqués were stolen and made public by WikiLeaks. An Email dated November 7, 2008 under the subject line “ Insight – The Dems & Dirty Tricks ** Internal Use Only – Pls Do Not Forward **,” was sent by Fred Burton, Stratfor’s V.P. of Intelligence. It said in part, "The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot...
  • Hacktivist's Mom Has a Few Questions for Anonymous

    03/15/2012 8:48:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2012 | John Ransom
    When hacktivist Jeremy Hammond was arrested last week in Chicago as a part of a wide government investigation in the online group Anonymous, his mother, Rose Collins, called him a genius without any wisdom. “Again?” she asked when informed by the Chicago Tribune that her son had been arrested for hacking. “I love my son, but he is a genius with no brain. He has a 168 IQ, but he has no wisdom.”  In an attempt to educate the world at-large about the dangers of Anonymous, Rose Collins reached out to Townhall Finance and spoke about Jeremy and Anonymous. She ended by asking a...
  • ARRESTS Sow Mistrust Inside a Clan of Hackers [@BarrettBrownLOL Statement on Yesterday's FBI Raid]

    03/07/2012 4:58:43 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | March 6, 2012 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    For months, The Real Sabu, as he called himself on Twitter, boasted, cursed and egged on his followers to take part in computer attacks against private companies and government agencies worldwide. “Don’t give in to these people,” he wrote on Monday, ridiculing “cowards” in the federal government. “Fight back. Stay strong.” It turns out that Sabu had become an informant for federal law enforcement authorities. On Tuesday, in what could be one of the biggest breakthroughs in the government crackdown on a loose, large confederation of politically inspired “hacktivists,” he was unmasked and revealed to have helped the authorities catch...
  • Five arrested in high-profile cyberattacks [ Anonymous - LMAO!! ]

    03/06/2012 9:54:32 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | March 7 2012 | Susan Candiotti,
    Top members of the computer hacker group "Anonymous" and its offshoots were arrested and charged Tuesday after a wide-ranging investigation used the help of a group leader who was working as a secret government informant. Five of the suspects, considered by investigators among the "most sophisticated hackers in the world," were arrested in the United States and Europe and charged in a Manhattan federal court over their alleged role in high-profile cyberattacks against government agencies and large companies, according to an indictment. A sixth man, Hector Xavier Monsegur, a notorious hacker known as "Sabu," pleaded guilty in August to computer...
  • WikiLeaks Publishes Intelligence Firm’s E-Mails [Stratfor]

    02/27/2012 7:07:46 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 25 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | February 27, 2012 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    <p>WikiLeaks said Monday that it had begun to expose e-mail correspondence from the global geopolitical analysis firm known as Stratfor, detailing the company’s work for clients.</p> <p>WikiLeaks did not disclose how it had obtained the e-mails, but Stratfor acknowledged in December that its data servers had been breached by a group of hackers known as Anonymous. The loose-knit group publicly supports WikiLeaks.</p>