Obama Leak Investigations (internal use only – pls do not forward)

Released on 2012-09-10 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 1210665
Date 2010-09-21 21:38:37
From burton@stratfor.com
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Brennan is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning
information from inside the beltway sources.

Note — There is specific tasker from the WH to go after anyone printing
materials negative to the Obama agenda (oh my.) Even the FBI is
shocked. The Wonder Boys must be in meltdown mode…

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

Released on 2013-02-13 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 1146360
Date 2010-04-27 18:57:10
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SOURCE DESCRIPTION: State Dept. source in Bolivia
PUBLICATION: if desired

In response to Evo Morales saying ‘Chicken causes baldness and

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.

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INSIGHT – US/Afghanistan – more on strategy debate

Released on 2013-02-17 00:00 GMT

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66841 Re: INSIGHT – US/Afghanistan – more on strategy debate reva.bhalla@stratfor.com aaron.colvin@stratfor.com 2009-10
68609 Re: INSIGHT – US/Afghanistan – more on strategy debate reva.bhalla@stratfor.com aaron.colvin@stratfor.com 2009-10
1037320 INSIGHT – US/Afghanistan – more on strategy debate aaron.colvin@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2009-10

Stratfor emails reveal US has a sealed indictment against Julian Assange

Released on 2012-02-28 15:00 GMT

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211497 FW: [Analytical & Intelligence Comments] RE: WikiLeaks and the Afghan War scott.stewart@stratfor.com reva.bhalla@stratfor.com 2010-07
364732 Re: Wikileaks burton@stratfor.com longbow99@earthlink.net 2010-07
369979 Re: WikiLeaks question burton@stratfor.com PosillicoM2@state.gov 2010-11
370352 Re: Julian Assange arrest burton@stratfor.com william@himalayaconsulting.biz 2010-12
373862 Assange burton@stratfor.com tactical@stratfor.com 2010-12
375123 Fw: [CT] Assange-Manning Link Not Key to WikiLeaks Case burton@stratfor.com secure@stratfor.com 2011-01
379356 Re: WikiLeaks plans ‘major’ announcement within hours as Pentagon bracesfor massive Iraq war leak burton@stratfor.com jimcasey58@aol.com 2010-10
380848 Re: Reuters media query –wikileaks burton@stratfor.com kyle.rhodes@stratfor.com, Peter.Apps@thomsonreuters.com 2010-11
385469 =?Windows-1252?B?UmU6IFtDVF1bT1NdIElDRUxBTkQvVVMvTUlMIC0gVmljdG9yeSBmb3IgV2lraUxlYWtzIGluIEljZWxhbmSScyBQYXJsaWFtZW50?= burton@stratfor.com ct@stratfor.com 2010-06
389793 mongoven@stratfor.com morson@stratfor.com, defeo@stratfor.com, pubpolblog.post@blogger.com 2010-12
391504 Re: Wikileaks founder currently in the U.S. burton@stratfor.com shanewharris@gmail.com 2010-06
397988 Re: Assange JKaufman@randomhouse.com gfriedman@stratfor.com 2010-12
399448 The Weekly colin@colinchapman.com gfriedman@stratfor.com 2010-12
402168 Re: [CT] FW: Guidance on the leaks burton@stratfor.com gfriedman@stratfor.com, ct@stratfor.com, colby.martin@stratfor.com 2010-07
410485 Article on Wikileaks generalhamidgul@gmail.com gfriedman@stratfor.com 2011-01
679231 INDIA/PAKISTAN/CT- LeT planned to kill CM Modi using car: WikiLeaks animesh.roul@stratfor.com os@stratfor.com 1970-01
700446 PAKISTAN/US- Plea to ban WikiLeaks dismissed animesh.roul@stratfor.com os@stratfor.com, mesa@stratfor.com 1970-01
791684 BBC Monitoring Alert – IRAN marketing@mon.bbc.co.uk translations@stratfor.com 2010-06
942090 Geopolitical Weekly : Taking Stock of WikiLeaks noreply@stratfor.com duchin@stratfor.com 2010-12
968422 Re: Der Spiegel on Iraq War Logs marko.papic@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-10
1025066 RE: Wikileaks scott.stewart@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com, friedman@att.blackberry.net 2010-11
1035283 Re: [Fwd: WikiLeaks Prosecution Faces Hurdles] sean.noonan@stratfor.com burton@stratfor.com, analysts@stratfor.com, sf@feldhauslaw.com, tactical@stratfor.com 2010-12
1039924 Re: [TACTICAL] Thought–Re: wikileaks cablegate – disappearing cables burton@stratfor.com hughes@stratfor.com, kevin.stech@stratfor.com, tactical@stratfor.com 2010-12
1044308 Re: wikileaks cablegate – disappearing cables burton@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-12
1044386 [Fwd: Re: [TACTICAL] Thought–Re: wikileaks cablegate – disappearingcables] burton@stratfor.com rbaker@stratfor.com, kevin.stech@stratfor.com 2010-12
1050427 Re: Assange is off the hook… gfriedman@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-12
1051088 FBI SAIC comment on WikiLeaks (internal use only pls) burton@stratfor.com secure@stratfor.com 2010-11
1056763 Re: Discussion- Assange Arrested burton@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-12
1056988 Re: Wikileaks is attacking us burton@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-12
1057220 Re: Discussion- Assange Arrested burton@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-12
1058451 Re: diary for comment nathan.hughes@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-12
1060101 Re: Assange is off the hook… chris.farnham@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-12
1061018 RE: Random Business Idea – Network Security marko.papic@stratfor.com 2010-12
1067796 Re: USE ME Re: Discussion- Assange Arrested burton@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-12
1072269 Re: Assange is off the hook… marko.papic@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com, friedman@att.blackberry.net 2010-12
1074383 Re: Discussion- Assange Arrested nicolas.miller@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-12
1078864 Re: WikiLeaks & Julian Assange friedman@att.blackberry.net rbaker@stratfor.com, analysts@stratfor.com, chapman@stratfor.com 2010-12
1079543 STRATFOR Reader Response – Taking Stock of WikiLeaks hughes@stratfor.com jackk@chicagobancorp.com 2010-12
1657727 Re: Assange is off the hook… chris.farnham@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-12
1660854 OBL take — quick response needed burton@stratfor.com secure@stratfor.com 2011-05
1663327 Re: Assange is off the hook… reva.bhalla@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-12
1675721 Re: wikileaks and second wave of financial crisis marko.papic@stratfor.com lena.bell@stratfor.com 1970-01
1681746 Re: Assange is off the hook… chris.farnham@stratfor.com analysts@stratfor.com 2010-12
5041325 Re: Wikileaks exposes SA spy boss nhtaylor1998@yahoo.com mark.schroeder@stratfor.com 2011-01
5041709 Re: Wikileaks exposes SA spy boss nhtaylor1998@yahoo.com mark.schroeder@stratfor.com 2011-01
5114800 Re: Fwd: [Africa] Fw: [OS] SOUTH AFRICA/CT- Wikileaks exposes SA spy boss mark.schroeder@stratfor.com anya.alfano@stratfor.com 2011-01
5192411 Re: Wikileaks — South Africa, May 16, 2008 nhtaylor1998@yahoo.com mark.schroeder@stratfor.com 2011-01
5511573 Re: [Military] [Fwd: Wikileaks] scott.stewart@stratfor.com burton@stratfor.com, military@stratfor.com, matthew.powers@stratfor.com, tactical@stratfor.com 2010-07

Funcionarios mexicanos negocian tratos con “cárteles” de droga

List of documents > Release Funcionarios mexicanos negocian tratos con “cárteles” de droga, según documentos de WikiLeaks

Released on 2012-08-20 17:00 GMT

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389862 Fw: From MX1 — 2 burton@stratfor.com thecactusjack@gmail.com 2010-04
1141337 Re: INSIGHT-MEXICO/US-Mishandling of ICE informants-US714 burton@stratfor.com scott.stewart@stratfor.com, zucha@stratfor.com, secure@stratfor.com 2011-04
1541767 Re: INSIGHT-MEXICO-US special forces in Mexico-US714 victoria.allen@stratfor.com secure@stratfor.com 2011-06
1740847 FOR MEX WEEKLY Fwd: FROM MX1: on CDJ marko.papic@stratfor.com gfriedman@stratfor.com 2010-04
1747409 Re: Get follow up from mx1? Thx marko.papic@stratfor.com burton@stratfor.com 2010-06
1747720 Re: [Fwd: Re: FW: From MX1 — 2] marko.papic@stratfor.com burton@stratfor.com, alex.posey@stratfor.com 2010-06
3944706 INSIGHT – Mexico – Nuevo Laredo Firefight is Mex op with US help – US714 Anya.Alfano@stratfor.com zucha@stratfor.com, fred.burton@stratfor.com, watchofficer@stratfor.com 2011-10

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INSIGHT – AR 516 – Peru’s response to the spy scandal, and thoughts from upper level military

Released on 2013-02-13 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 375935
Date 2009-11-18 17:26:01

This demonstrates a relatively high level of agitation among the
Peruvians. My main military contact in Chile has been downplaying this
issue strongly, saying it doesn’t matter, tha tensions between Peru and
Chile are no big deal and that the Peruvians are exaggerating all of it.

Bypassing WO as per Stick.

SOURCE: AR 01 chatting with AR 516
ATTRIBUTION: Stratfor Source
SOURCE placement : B
Handler: Karen

He said well we talked a lot about the Peruvian officer, Chile spy case.
I asked what they thought/opinionated about that and his immediate
response was `well we have to by more arms.’ From there I asked him to
elaborate on that and explain how he arrived at this conclusion. And as a
result the following comments were made:

– First I asked how serious and credible this was. Was Peru 100% sure
that this guy was spying and be paid by Chile. He said that they were
more than 100% sure. He said that in Venezuela and Bolivia and sometimes
even in Argentina you’ll hear about all sorts of scandals or rumors or
exaggerated stories that should be taken with a grain of salt. He said,
however, that when it comes to Chile and Peru these things were taken
very seriously and as credible problems/threats.

– Peru is taking this scandal as a very big offense that, to an extent, is
being treated a bit like `the straw that broke the camel’s back’ in terms
of Chile-Peru tensions. He said that Alan
and the Frgn Min coming back shows just how serious the govt is taking
this issue and that they felt relations with Chile were put at a huge
risk. He said that while they haven’t officially broken off diplomatic
relations with Chile or recalled ambassadors, but that could be a
potential next step.

– He said this was shameful for Chile to finance such a spy project. He
said more importantly that Peru (at least the military) was absolutely
embarrassed and feels like they have
really been made the fool. He literally said at one point in the
conversation `somos los payasos.’

– At this point the recent diplomatic efforts by Peru to promote its pact
of non-aggression came up in the conversation. Again he said that Peru
looks foolish now for doing that and that they should not have believed
Chile saying `yeah not a bad idea.’ For him and the people in this
conversation and many in the military that diplomatic approach was over.
The idea of using diplomacy and believing in a possible agreement to
limit/control arms purchases is dead. Peru can’t afford to pursue that
any more and needs to make more assertive moves if it wants to be taken
seriously by Chile and not get so easily walked upon.

– He reiterated that Chile’s arms purchases were just way too much and
could not be justified by any means and for Peru it was clearly an
aggressive move that now can be interpreted no other way.

– He also said that the potential deal between Chile and the US was
particularly alarming. For them it signifies that the US has chosen to
side with Chile in any future Chile-Peru conflicts. They feel that Peru
can now not go to the US to buy weapons since its basically looks certain
that the US will be supplying Chile with arms.

– I asked if he knew how the Chile-US arms deal came about. If the US
started it or Chile. He said he didn’t know but that it didn’t matter
because a deal like that requires two very willing parties.

– They were also just very surprised in general that the US would side or
support Chile. According to him, the US has some DEA, anti-drug projects
in Peru and at least in this area, the military has always considered the
US a reliable and good partner. Betrayal is way to strong a word, but
perhaps snubbed or surprised describes some of their reactions/feelings to
the US possibly selling arms to Chile.

– Then came talk about what Peru would do. He said that Peru had to buy
weapons. I said they should only buy from the best and with the US not
being seen as an option, who was left. He said Israel and Russia were the
big, good, reliable arms suppliers out there for Peru to deal with. I
asked a bit of why for Israel since I
thought Israel purchased a lot of US arms. He said that Israel produces
some arms and that it has very good defense capability, both in equipment
and with the personnel. He also said that Peru has the money to make
large arms purchases should it so choose.

– I asked if the General or people were worried about things. He said the
general was not `preocupado’ but that he was certainly `consternado’.
They are all expecting a very tense week ahead and are waiting to see what
Garcia, the cabinet and governments do in the coming days.

BOLIVIA – Women Fight Superstition, Machismo in Mining Cooperatives

Released on 2013-02-13 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 2992381
Date 2011-06-23 21:29:51

Women Fight Superstition, Machismo in Mining Cooperatives
June 23, 2011; IPS

LA PAZ, Jun 23, 2011 (IPS) – Hundreds of women belonging to mining
cooperatives in Bolivia are striving for the right to mine seams of tin
and silver in the country’s western highlands, where an age old
superstition maintains that the presence of women “scares away” the

In these freezing high-altitude mineral-rich but impoverished areas,
native women have been assigned a secondary economic role for centuries.
But now they are seeking to make headway in traditionally male domains,
say researchers interviewed by IPS.

Growing international demand for metals and soaring prices for the tin,
silver and gold that are abundant in Bolivia have encouraged thousands of
mainly indigenous peasant farmers and people from outside the altiplano
region to go down the mines, organised in cooperatives.

The mining cooperative model in Bolivia, which dates back to 1968, is
based on the principles of social solidarity, equal opportunity, respect
for individuals and the elimination of exploitation, according to a
declaration by the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives (FENCOMIN).

But these principles only applied to men, to the extent that the
organisation’s Women’s Secretariat was headed by a man, the coordinator of
the project on children and families in mining at the Centre for the
Promotion of Mining (CEPROMIN), Cecilia Molina, told IPS.

“Women had to fight for the leadership of their own secretariat in the
organisation of cooperatives,” Molina said.

After years of struggle, women won a first victory at the congress of
representatives of mining cooperatives in 2001, when they achieved
recognition as partners and shareholders, privileges that had previously
been denied to them, Jose Antonio Condori, author of the book Historia del
Cooperativismo Boliviano (History of the Bolivian Cooperative Movement),
told IPS.

Bolivia’s cooperative system of mining is unique. In principle there is
equality among shareholder members, but this becomes open to question when
some members accumulate several mining concessions, rise to power on the
cooperative governing bodies and hire labourers, as if they were private

Since the 1980s, these entrepreneurial cooperative members have gained
ground with the expansion of mine-working areas belonging to the state
Bolivian Mining Corporation (COMIBOL), and have gained influence in the
political sphere, replacing the once-powerful union of COMIBOL workers,
who shrunk from 27,000 in the mid-1980s to nearly none as a result of

Some 650 mining cooperatives operate in the country, extracting tin,
tungsten, silver, zinc and gold. They have about 62,000 stakeholding
members, and adding the number of labourers without shares brings the
total to 75,000, the deputy minister for Mining Cooperatives, Isaac
Meneses, told IPS.

Women cooperative members work up to 14 hours a day in tunnels dug into
the side of mountains and deep underground to extract mineral ore. Often
their only aid to endure fatigue and hunger is the ancestral practice of
chewing coca leaf.

Under the former rules, a cooperative member’s shares were not bequeathed
to his widow upon his death, but to his eldest son. If a woman was widowed
and had no sons, she lost the stake in the cooperative, Condori said.

The governing bodies of cooperatives would admit women only as “palliri”,
who collect and sort metal ore from waste rock from the mines. Only their
struggle to gain recognition as stakeholder cooperative members with
speaking and voting rights has changed women’s status, Molina said.

Condori said there are now all-women cooperatives that reject male
members, such as a cooperative of 200 women in Chorolque, in the south of
Potosi province.

Although there is light at the end of the tunnel for women cooperative
members, there are still plenty of hurdles to be overcome, Molina said.

In Atocha, a mining area in Potosi province, women held the Education and
Culture Secretariat of the male-led cooperative for three consecutive
terms. However, they still face discrimination, by being assigned to
mineral-poor areas, and even excluded from some mines, she said.

Molina cited the ban on women’s access to Cerro Rico in Potosi, the
mountain that was a symbol of fabulous silver wealth and power during the
Spanish colonial era.

Molina organises workshops and classes for women miners about their
rights. She explains that their status as cooperative shareholders means
they are “owners of the means of production, without bosses to answer to.”
She also underscores the importance of contributing to the social security
system, which many women do not join, in order to draw a pension when they
stop working.

She said women miners with little schooling and limited knowledge of
financial matters are at a disadvantage when selling minerals to
intermediary buyers, who offer them low prices. (END)

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