[Marxism] WikiLeaks publishing The Global Intelligence Files

Tristan Sloughter tristan.sloughter at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 17:20:31 MST 2012


LONDON—Today, Monday 27 February, 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.

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