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When is WikiLeaks going to release the dirt it claims to have on the banks? That's what we're all waiting for.
Up to this point, everything WikiLeaks has done makes it seem like a CIA psy-ops front. The Afghanistan/Iraq stuff was a bunch of stuff everyone already knew. This Stratfor stuff just looks like one group of ex-CIA trying to embarrass another group. It all looks like false-flag fear tactics to justify cracking down on the Internet and giving even more power to the Intelligence Industry.
As for the Stratfor phenomenon itself, of course there are private intelligence companies. We've turned warfare into a for-profit business with private corporations providing professional mercenary soldiers; why not intel also? Heck, even law enforcement is increasingly a for-profit, corporate venture. Did you know that the 2 biggest, best and newest crime labs in the country are run by Target Corp.? The merger of State and Corporate power runs on unabated. And all Presidential candidates seem to support it and want even more of it, except Ron Paul, who is crazy in other ways.
What does it say about a "security" company that they can't even safeguard their own e-mail?
And what does it say about the media that they focus on the nonsense in this article rather than on the more interesting information that Stratfor says Israel has already destroyed Iran's nuclear capabilities?
Once again the media take the easy road and fail to question the official government call to war. Sad.
"smeeagain2": Good point re. Israel/Iran. All the top US military and intelligence officials openly state that Iran has no nuclear weapons or program. In every other country in the world, other than the US, UK and Israel, this is common knowledge. So clearly there is another agenda at play in the drive to go to war with Iran.
"Up to this point, everything WikiLeaks has done makes it seem like a CIA psy-ops front. The Afghanistan/Iraq stuff was a bunch of stuff everyone already knew."
You raise interesting questions swmnguy, but I think this may be a stretch. How would releasing a video showing the US killing civilians and journalists be in the CIA's interest? And why would the CIA want those 250,000 diplomatic cables released? Even if their content was largely ignored in this country, didn't they expose many of our allies as corrupt double-dealers to their own populations? Will the US use Wikileaks and Anonymous to crack down on internet freedom and try out some Patriot Act prosecutions? I'm sure. Does law enforcement agent provocateurs to instigate situations to justify crackdowns? The evidence is clear they do. Is Wikileaks just a CIA psy-ops front? I find that hard to believe.
Any "intelligence" firm that can be hacked that easily is unworthy. They look like defensive morons complaining about hackers. Man up!
Either Wikileaks feels it's their job to inform the public on allied secrets or this is one of the best CIA operational instruments in quite sometime. The fact that these guys haven't been arrested, grabbed, sacked or assasinated tells me the latter. However, the second a person, contact or clandestine operative is revealed, captured or killed because of this, all bets are off. The gillotine will fall fast.
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