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Wikileaks dumps Stratfor emails
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.
Continue…

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 anddouble-plus sekrit intel YET after four fucking years!

    Wikileaks dumps Stratfor emails

    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.

    Continue…

    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 anddouble-plus sekrit intel YET after four fucking years!

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #politics  #wingnuts  #news  #FAIL  #security  #LOL  #Wikileaks  #conspiracies  #bullshit  #emails  #stratfor  #global intelligence  #high teabaggery  #rumors  #speculation  #gossip 
    Dennis G. on Netanyahu pretending President Obama said something he didn’t:

I think it is pretty clear that delaying  any negotiations towards a Two-State solution is the policy of  Netanyahu’s coalition. That is why he had to pretend that President  Obama said something he didn’t say to create a distraction—without the  manufactured dust up talks might get underway and that must be avoided.
[…] It was a bit embarrassing to see so  many put the political desires of the extreme elements of the Likud  Party ahead of the future of Israel and the security of the United  States, but so it goes. It is all magical thinking and that is the rage  in wingnutopia. Bibi is a long-time believer in wishful thinking and so  he fits right in. He is yet another one of these folks who believes that  time, science, reality and everybody else in the world will stand still  while their fantasies plays out as imagined. The notion that it might  be crazy to think that the entire world revolves around your narrow  delusions and petty framing never seems to occur to these folks.

Josh Marshall cuts through Netanyahu’s endless bullshit with this observation:

Prime Minister Netanyahu doesn’t want a  two state solution. Period. End of story. Whether this is a principle of  deeply held belief (probably) or just a desire not to see his coalition  government fall (certainly) doesn’t really matter. His clear aim is to  perpetuate the status quo indefinitely—something that is simply not  compatible with Israel’s security, America’s security or the  Palestinians need for a state.

And Jeffrey Goldberg explains, clearly, why a TWO-STATE SOLUTION is actually the PRO-ISRAEL stance:

If I were a Palestinian (and, should there  be any confusion on this point, I am not), and if I were the sort of  Palestinian who believed that Israel should be wiped off the map, then I would be quite pleased with Prime  Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance before Congress this morning.
[…] My goal: To hopelessly, ineradicably, entangle the two peoples wedged between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.
Then I would wait as the Israeli  population on the West Bank grew, and grew some more. I would wait until  2017, 50 years after the Six Day War, which ended with Israel in  control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. I would go before the UN and say the following:
“We, the Palestinians, no longer seek a  homeland of our own. We recognize the permanence of Israeli occupation,  the dominion of the Israeli military and the power of the Israeli  economy. So we would like to join them. In the 50 years since the  beginning of the ’temporary’ occupation, we have seen hundreds of  thousands of Israelis build communities near our own communities. We  admire what they have built, and the system of laws that governs their  lives. Unlike them, many of us live under Israeli military law but have  no say in choosing the Israelis who rule us. So we no longer want statehood. We simply want the vote.”
And this, of course, would bring about the end of Israel.

Observations on a Two-State Solution vs. the Magical-Thinking Status-quo

    Dennis G. on Netanyahu pretending President Obama said something he didn’t:

    I think it is pretty clear that delaying any negotiations towards a Two-State solution is the policy of Netanyahu’s coalition. That is why he had to pretend that President Obama said something he didn’t say to create a distraction—without the manufactured dust up talks might get underway and that must be avoided.

    […] It was a bit embarrassing to see so many put the political desires of the extreme elements of the Likud Party ahead of the future of Israel and the security of the United States, but so it goes. It is all magical thinking and that is the rage in wingnutopia. Bibi is a long-time believer in wishful thinking and so he fits right in. He is yet another one of these folks who believes that time, science, reality and everybody else in the world will stand still while their fantasies plays out as imagined. The notion that it might be crazy to think that the entire world revolves around your narrow delusions and petty framing never seems to occur to these folks.

    Josh Marshall cuts through Netanyahu’s endless bullshit with this observation:

    Prime Minister Netanyahu doesn’t want a two state solution. Period. End of story. Whether this is a principle of deeply held belief (probably) or just a desire not to see his coalition government fall (certainly) doesn’t really matter. His clear aim is to perpetuate the status quo indefinitely—something that is simply not compatible with Israel’s security, America’s security or the Palestinians need for a state.

    And Jeffrey Goldberg explains, clearly, why a TWO-STATE SOLUTION is actually the PRO-ISRAEL stance:

    If I were a Palestinian (and, should there be any confusion on this point, I am not), and if I were the sort of Palestinian who believed that Israel should be wiped off the map, then I would be quite pleased with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance before Congress this morning.

    […] My goal: To hopelessly, ineradicably, entangle the two peoples wedged between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

    Then I would wait as the Israeli population on the West Bank grew, and grew some more. I would wait until 2017, 50 years after the Six Day War, which ended with Israel in control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. I would go before the UN and say the following:

    “We, the Palestinians, no longer seek a homeland of our own. We recognize the permanence of Israeli occupation, the dominion of the Israeli military and the power of the Israeli economy. So we would like to join them. In the 50 years since the beginning of the ’temporary’ occupation, we have seen hundreds of thousands of Israelis build communities near our own communities. We admire what they have built, and the system of laws that governs their lives. Unlike them, many of us live under Israeli military law but have no say in choosing the Israelis who rule us. So we no longer want statehood. We simply want the vote.”

    And this, of course, would bring about the end of Israel.

    Observations on a Two-State Solution vs. the Magical-Thinking Status-quo

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #politics  #news  #america's security  #bibi netanyahu  #borders  #far right  #Israel  #israel's security  #Palestine  #palestinians need for a state  #President Obama  #Prime Minister Netanyahu  #security  #status-quo  #Two-State Solution  #two-state solution IS pro-israel  #wingnuts 
    Anti-Defamation League (ADL) applauds President Obama’s strong outline of principles for U.S. policy in Middle East →

    But shouldn’t we be asking ourselves how Bachmann, Palin and Fox “News” feels about Obama’s Middle East policy ideas? Isn’t that what really matters?

    New York, NY, May 19, 2011 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today commended President Barack Obama for his statement of U.S. priorities in the Middle East, his strong affirmation of the deep and “unshakeable” relationship between the United States and Israel, and expressed support for his vision of a negotiated Israeli-Palestinian settlement with strong security provisions for Israel and a non-militarized Palestinian state.

    Read statement from Robert G. Sugarman, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director…

    I wonder if Fox “News” or the AP will report this.

    See also:

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #politics  #news  #ADL  #Anti-Defamation League  #israeli-palestinian settlement  #may 19  #middle east policy  #mideast speech  #peace  #President Obama  #relationship between israel and united states  #security 

    Check your peephole when you check into a hotel!

    Kent Brewster

    — 3 years ago
    #hotel  #motel  #peephole  #security