Wikileaks has exposed this so-called “global intelligence” think tank operation to be nothing more than an overpriced teabag-gossip clearinghouse. Josh Marshall comments on the email dump — Lordy Lordy Lordy:
Wikileaks tonight released a massive trove of emails from ‘Stratfor’ and TPM Reader KB has been looking through them …
Truly comical. The jokers at Startfor (people actually pay good money for their “intelligence”) have had a bunch of internal emails published by WikiLeaks. Take a look at 2008. So much anti-Dem rumor mongering. It reads like Newsmax. So many references to “my source” “my guy”.” See this one for example. Or this.
What these emails will do mostly is expose Startfor for the bogus overpriced operation is actually is.
What’s this about? In part,
WikiLeaks releases massive hoard of emails from security firm Stratfor
According to a release posted on Sunday evening, “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.”
Perhaps the most shocking revelation in the release is that “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.”
[...] It also charges, “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.”
WikiLeaks will be partnering with more than 25 activists and media organizations to process the massive horde of emails. In the United States, these include McClatchy and Rolling Stone.
An official press conference is to be held in London on Monday.
Here’s the sort of FoxNews-RWNJ-Newsmaxian-High-Teabaggery that every American taxpayer has been funding:
Here’s Burton after the 2008 election (via):
1) The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly and Ohio as reported the night of the election and Sen. McCain chose not to fight. The matter is not dead inside the party. It now becomes a matter of sequence now as to how and when to “out”.
2) It appears the Dems “made a donation” to Rev. Jesse (no, they would never do that!) to keep his yap shut after his diatribe about the Jews and Israel. A little bird told me it was a “nice six-figure donation”. This also becomes a matter of how and when to out.
3) The hunt is on for the sleezy Russian money into O-mans coffers. A smoking gun has already been found. Will get more on this when the time is right. My source was too giddy to continue. Can you say Clinton and ChiCom funny money? This also becomes a matter of how and when to out.
Does that sounds like “intelligence” that’s “without ideology, agenda or national bias” to you? For that matter, does that even sound like intelligence to you?
And why hasn’t this guy Burton “determined how and when to out” this valuable and double-plus sekrit intel YET after four fucking years!