Pt. I The Hacker

I suppose the reason for my sporadic postings is just the overwhelming volume of BS news circulating the past few weeks. It’s hard not to just shy away from it because of the monstrous amount of babbling fallacy out there.

So what I’ve done is just pull four stories out of the hat here that have really poked at me today, beginning with this one from Dvorak, Gizmodo, and Rolling Stone…….

Apparently I got into the wrong business. The model that seems to be raking in the most dough these days is lie, cheat, steal, kill, then lie some more oh, and don’t fly a particular flag whilst doing it.. Wikileaks today released what it is calling “The Global Intelligence Files” a five million email snag supposedly grabbed by “Anonymous” from the global think-tank/intelligence firm Stratfor, based in Austin Texas.

Stratfor: The Privately Run Version Of The CIA

Wikileaks has published five million emails from Stratfor, an intelligence company based in Texas that, looking at their practices, appears to be America’s very own privately run CIA. According to Wikileaks, their deals would also include the use of privileged information to make money in financial markets.

Stratfor’s clients are the US Government, other countries and military organizations, as well as private companies like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman or Raytheon. They have a global network of spies in governments and media companies, including “secret deals with dozens of media organizations and journalists, from Reuters to the Kiev Post.” The list of Stratfor’s “Confederation Partners”, whom Stratfor internally referred to as its “Confed Fuck House” are included in the release. While it is acceptable for journalists to swap information or be paid by other media organisations, because Stratfor is a private intelligence organisation that services governments and private clients these relationships are corrupt or corrupting. According to the emails, these spies get paid in Swiss bank accounts and pre-paid credit cards.

Stratfor Spawns StratCap

Wikileaks says that the emails also reveal the creation of a parallel organization called StratCap. Apparently, this organization would use Stratfor network of informants to make money in financial markets. Wikileaks claims that the emails show how then-Goldman Sachs Managing Director Shea Morenz and Stratfor CEO George Friedman put StratCap in motion in 2009.

“”[StratCap]… would allow us to utilize the intelligence we were gathering about the world in a new but related venue-an investment fund. Where we had previously advised other hedge funds. We would now have our own, itself fully funded by Shea. Shea invested over $2 million in Stratfor and more in StratCap. In return he took a seat on Stratfor’s board and a minority position in Stratfor, whose control remains in Don’s and my hands. It was a good deal for Stratfor, a good deal for StratCap, and since the deal closed officially on August 1, we now have the task of doing what we all want-building Stratfor and StratCap. “”

If you could put a face on Big Brother, give it a privileged portfolio and take out the governor screw you would call it Stratfor/StratCap. Aim your new world order talk right fucking here.

Also there were emails referring to Julian Assange and the plan to hold an indictment here in the states. You can check the rest of that here. I think now that I’ve started on this blogging spree, I’ll let this header flow over into the next 3 posts and fill some space so as not to get you all flustered. See ya soon.