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  •  In my experience (4+ / 0-)

    Stratfor is full of mis-information and lies, whether hacked or what they put out themselves. Always has been a source for disinformation.

    What possessed Wikileaks to leak Stratfor is beyond me.
    Nobody honestly believes Iran is building nuclear weaponry, least of all the nuclear-armed Israel. It is in the same category of truth about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before the Republican-ordered invasion.  

    I believe this "leaking" to Wikileaks is an effort to destroy Wikileaks. Wikileaks took the bait. COINTELPRO could not have done a better job of spreading fear and lies. The blowback will blow against Wikileaks. Stratfor will continue doing what it does best: spreading lies.

    Read Asia Times and especially Pepe Escobar weekly to be informed about the nuances of Iran and western policy toward Iran. News in the US about Iran isn't worth spending any time reading as it is untrustworthy.  

    When the threat of bombing Iran ends, the price of oil will go down.

    •  I love Pepe's acerbic wit. (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      BigAlinWashSt, skywriter, KenBee

      Here's another site that I find fairly trustworthy for Iran news

      http://therealnews.com/...

    •  From The Telegraph: (0+ / 0-)
      Stratfor: Osama bin Laden 'was in routine contact with Pakistan's spy agency'

      Osama bin Laden was in routine contact with several senior figures from Pakistan's military intelligence agency while in hiding in the country, according to a large cache of secret intelligence files.

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      Stratfor provides analysis of world affairs to major corporations, military officials and government agencies and was once likened by an American business magazine to a "shadow CIA".

      According to one of the e-mails, the firm was shown the information papers collected from bin Laden's Abbotabad compound after the US special forces attack last May that resulted in his death.

      The e-mail, from a Stratfor analyst, suggested that up to 12 officials in Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency knew of the al-Qaeda leader's safe house.

      The internal email did not name the Pakistani officials involved but said the US could use the information as a bargaining chip in post raid negotiations with Islamabad.

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      "On the surface it presents as if it's a media organisation providing a private subscription intelligence newsletter," the activist, who is awaiting extradition to Sweden on rape charges said in London. "But underneath it is running paid informants networks."

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      Stratfor rejected claims that there was anything improper in the way it handled information gathered.

      "Stratfor has worked to build good sources in many countries around the world, as any publisher of global geopolitical analysis would do," the company said. "We have done so in a straightforward manner and we are committed to meeting the highest standards of professional conduct.

      "Having had our property stolen, we will not be victimized twice by submitting to questioning about them," the statement said.

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      "Having had our property stolen, we will not be victimized twice by submitting to questioning about them," the statement said.

      The Texas-based subscription-based publisher providing political, economic and military analysis to help customers reduce risk.
      What the hell is this guy selling and to whom? I wanna see his client list.
      •  Nobody needed Stratfor to tell us this (0+ / 0-)
        The e-mail, from a Stratfor analyst, suggested that up to 12 officials in Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency knew of the al-Qaeda leader's safe house.
        Yes, of course, ISI knew bin Laden had been living down the block from their major military installation for six years. There's no news there. The obvious reaction is: "Well, duh."

        If Stratfor's clients are paying for this kind of drivel, they are pissing away their money. Anyone reading the news of the bin Laden take-down knew this.

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