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WikiLeaks' Global Intelligence Files Release

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Published on Feb 27, 2012

WikiLeaks has acquired and begun publishing 5 million internal emails between employees of Stratfor, a global intelligence corporation based in Texas. The files were allegedly given to WikiLeaks by the hacktivist group Anonymous after they were stolen from Stratfor in December and show conversations between the company's employees - from the CEO to lower-level analysts - and those who used Stratfor's services. Stratfor makes its money by charging thousands of dollars a year for access to its private intelligence service, a service many powerful corporations use to gain an upper hand over competitors by obtaining information about places or governments they are doing business with, or to keep tabs on activists in their way. The US marines are even a Stratfor client as are numerous foreign governments and officials.

WikiLeaks has set its sights on Stratfor because it represents the most corrupt and threatening aspects of the out of control national security state--that former US intelligence officials run a company specializing in monetizing supposedly secret intelligence that only they have access to--thanks to their ties with current high-level members of governments around the world. The emails WikiLeaks has released in the first day of publication alone prove that Stratfor gains a significant amount of its intelligence from bribes paid to sources. This revelation should be enough to pressure the Department of Justice into opening an investigation into the relationships between private intelligence corporations like Stratfor and their sources within the US government.

The glaring rhetorical question now is, what is more criminal: the leaking of thousands of classified state department cables for the purpose of shining a light on wrongdoing and corruption; or the leaking of classified information by government officials to a private company whose intentions for that information are most likely unknown to its source?

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The Global Intelligence Files
http://wikileaks.org/the-gifiles.html

Links to all media used in this video (under the full legal protection of 'Fair Use')
Assange Opening:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVGqE7...
Anonymous:
http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photo...
Between Employees:
http://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/110...
Stratfor services
http://web.archive.org/web/2006031907...
Marines
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R30t99...
Coca Cola
http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/...
DOW
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/n...
National Security Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3mred...
George Friedman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7hrcT...
Geronimo source payment
http://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/279...
Eric Holder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5Kez6...
Bradley Manning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af6mIB...

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