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George Friedman on Email Theft and the Wikileaks Release

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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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George Friedman on Email Theft and the Wikileaks Release


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Stratfor founder and CEO George Friedman discusses the theft and release of Stratfor's internal emails and other private information.
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WikiLeaks begins publishing 5 million emails from STRATFOR




posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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For the people that don't have access to YouTube video, the CEO of Stratfor (Which recently had its emails publish to Wikileaks) has posted a video on YouTube in response to the release.

He goes on to say the release is to intimidate and silence his company, yet he will continue his position in Stratfor and the company will operate as normal. -publishing geopolitical analysis

He goes on to talk about an email that was forged claiming he resigned. Using that as logic that because a forged email which claimed his resignation was made, some of the Wikileaks emails are altered or fabricated.

Of course, it could have been Stratfor that released the fake resignation letter, just to be able to use that reasoning.



In any regard, I wouldn't want to be in his position. He looks shaky, a few of his words are slurred or stumbled on... Not sure if it is nerves, or booze from trying to cope with having 5 million emails from your company taken....




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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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There seem to be a number of "forged" email claims going around lately. Ah, the perils of a digital medium where everything from UFOs to Birth Certificates can be made real for entertainment....

Sadly, the matter of Friedman's resignation is the least of my concerns in this case.

The continued hybridization of government and corporate empires is what troubles me. And like it or not, this shows just how deep that rabbit hole goes. Forget the specifics... just imagine how it is that public servants, people sworn to confidentiality, and profiteers coexist and prosper... while the rest of us are pawns in their estimation.

Small cabals of powerful interests, all embodied in relatively tiny collectives of religious, sociological, or ideological groupings engendering grief, war, famine, and strife.... because they can....



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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You did a number on the situation with your post. Very insightful.

For anyone who has read the Strafor releases, a strange irony ensues about the situation. During the "cablegate" release by Wikileaks, Stratfor workers called for the waterboarding of Assange. Discussed how he could be prosecuted, while at the same time George directed staffers to copy all available leaked cables.

He asked that they be searched for the 1% of an intel dump that would be useful. As he believe 99% would be worthless.

While this happen staffers brought up the issue of legalities, where he directed to password protect the files to mitigate their liability with hosting classified government documents that still carry a restriction with republishing.

Not only that, but Stratfor's own directive is to exploit and manipulate sources to boost their intelligence reports which are in turn sold at profit. And you also have the leaks that showed intent on setting up a trading company so Stratfor could capitalize of insider information.

Hey, it's dog eat dog world, now Stratfor is on the other side, it's not a nice place to be.

I wonder who exactly is their competition though? That is the most curious part to the story for me.


Edit to add: They even discuss in internal emails on how to manipulate information by doing things like sending out a "fake email", or planting evidence. Which I think is funny. Even if it wasn't them who released the resignation letter.
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