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WikiLeaks begins releasing 5 million emails from STRATFOR

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 26 Feb 2012 11:08

WikiLeaks begins releasing 5 million emails from STRATFOR WikiLeaks has begun publishing "The Global Intelligence Files," a group of over 5 million emails stolen from Stratfor, the global intelligence agency.
The emails are dated from 2004 until late last year and Wiki says the emails will "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."

Stratfor apparently deals with psychological control methods, payment-laundering, informants, and more.

One such email, from 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 reads as follows: "[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."

There are over 4000 emails that mention WikiLeaks or its founder Julian Assange, and the emails show how Stratfor attempted to subvert WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks says more importantly, "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."

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