Daily Archives: February 28, 2012

Evo Morales under the magnifying glass of Stratfor and WikiLeaks

This is shameful for all of us Bolivians, as he is our current president… the worst thing is that we all heard him speak those atrocities… and they do not stop, they keep on coming… it is incredible how little self-respect there is and no conscience of what is being said. Wikileaks just made this public…

Re: INSIGHT-BOLIVIA-St. Dept source’s take on Morales

Email-ID 1142108
Date 2010-04-27 19:06:01
From burton@stratfor.com
To zucha@stratfor.com, secure@stratfor.com
Back in the day, we would have been planning his (and Chavez’s)
helicopter “accident.” Guess I’m getting old, I think its best to keep
these lads around for comic relief. Evo and Chevez belong in the US
Congress and could probably get elected.Korena Zucha wrote:
> SOURCE CODE: BOL701
> ATTRIBUTION: STRATFOR security source
> SOURCE DESCRIPTION: State Dept. source in Bolivia
> PUBLICATION: if desired
> SOURCE RELIABILITY: Still testing
> ITEM CREDIBILITY: Still testing
> DISTRIBUTION: Secure
> SPECIAL HANDLING: None
> SOURCE HANDLER: Fred
>
> In response to Evo Morales saying ‘Chicken causes baldness and
> homosexuality’–
>
> Evo says stupid things every day, but the local media here (which is
> under his thumb) protects him in their ‘lack of reporting’ or twisting
> it for disinformation purposes. Unfortunately for him, he was
> addressing an international audience so he could not be protected by his
> lackey media drones from the international press. For the first time,
> the world got to see firsthand what a buffoon this 4th grade educated,
> narco-trafficking, murderous thug is. He is NOT the messiah and genius
> that everyone touts him to be. His rhetoric is anti-US and
> anti-Capitalism, so he is the darling to the ultra-left and self-hating
> US citizens (Danny Glover, Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, etc.) He is
> destroying Bolivia like Chavez is destroying Venezuela. However, there
> are now chinks in his armor. His recent hypocrisy was to dispatch his
> Minister of Finance last week to the US to engage those ‘evil
> capitalists’ there to invest in Bolivia. And, this was only a few days
> after he lashed out (ala MO of Fidel Castro) on the evils of capitalism
> and how the US was responsible for everything bad in the world. Over
> the weekend, Evo announced his government is engaging Vietnam and North
> Korea to establish formal diplomatic relations with them, open embassies
> and exchange ambassadors in an attempt to strengthen socialist
> governments to destroy the US and capitalism. He speaks of Robert
> Mugabe as a ‘dear freedom fighter’ who is doing great things for
> Zimbabwe. If George W. Bush made a stupid statement like his
> genetically modified chicken (and drinking Coca Cola, consuming Alka
> Shelzer, both were made in his diatribes but omitted by the media), the
> MSM (CNN, MSBNC, et all) would beat this Bush statement to death. You
> hear nothing from them when idiots like Chavez and Evo speak. This
> media bias is the double standard the left-leaning MSM media is guilty
> of. If they were doing their job, instead of being coconspirators in
> their liberal politics, FoxNews would not be needed to balance out
> objectivity. Finally, the nomination of Evo for the Nobel Peace Prize
> was just formally accepted yesterday as a result for his “Mother Earth”
> Summit [aka, vehement anti-US, anti-Capitalism (specifically targeting
> Coca Cola), anti-UN, pro-coca (sic cocaine) and narco-trafficking
> platform that was embraced by 22,000 anti-US, left-wing anarchists in
> attendance] as a result of the recent Climate Change Summit in Cochabamba.

February 27, 2012 – 6:22 P.M.

WikiLeaks exposes Stratfor emails: Private lives and lies of private spies

Darlene Storm for http://blogs.computerworld.com follows an excerpr, for full article, see link below:

Like a privatized CIA, global intelligence company Stratfor wanted to be #1 and even teach U.S. Intel how to do it right — how to spy on activists and other corporations. “The Global Intelligence Files” leak is full of corruption, from ruling people by taking “financial, sexual or psychological control,” to offering client Coca Cola access to the “FBI’s classified investigation of PETA operatives.” In a video about WikiLeaks publishing internal Stratfor emails, Julian Assange said, the emails are “documenting private lives and private lies of private spies.”

If you believe the news as reported by Reuters, will your opinion change to know Stratfor had secret deals with Reuters and “dozens of media organizations and journalists” to put the “right” spin on the news? Stratfor’s ‘Confederation Partners,’ internally dubbed ‘Confed F**k House‘, are in the leaked emails.

Here are a few other bits and bytes that jumped out at me. Re: [CT] Untangling the Bizarre CIA Links to the Ground Zero Mosque states the “links between the group behind the controversial mosque, the CIA and U.S. military establishment have gone unacknowledged.” And even if Boliva doesn’t necessarily interest you, the Stratfor email INSIGHT-BOLIVIA-St. Dept source’s take on Morales might. Ex-Department of State and VP of Stratfor Intelligence, Fred Burton wrote, “Back in the day, we would have been planning his (and Chavez’s) helicopter ‘accident.’ Guess I’m getting old, I think its best to keep these lads around for comic relief. Evo and Chevez belong in the US Congress and could probably get elected.”

That is merely the tip of Stratfor dirty secrets, and not necessarily the most important revealed in the emails. Do you want to follow the client lists orfollow the money? Stratfor CEO George Friedman resigned, but the fallout for Stratfor is only just beginning.

http://blogs.computerworld.com/19791/wikileaks_exposes_stratfor_emails_private_lives_and_lies_of_private_spies