Wikileaks Newslinks 29 February 2012

29 February


Wikileaks publishes claim about Pakistani knowledge of Bin Laden

Los Angeles Times

REPORTING FROM ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has published an international affairs think tank email that alleges mid-ranking Pakistani intelligence and military officials were aware of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s …


WikiLeaks’ Stratfor E-Mails Reveal Unexpected Talent for Comedy

TIME (blog)

By Sonia van Gilder Cooke | @svangildercooke | February 28, 2012 | + When

WikiLeaks released a trove of diplomatic cables penned by US ambassadors at

the end of 2010, it soon became clear the missives weren’t simply a

fascinating window onto world …


WikiLeaks publishes leaked Stratfor emails


By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD Source: AP AP Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks

listens at a press conference in London, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. WikiLeaks

said on Monday that it was publishing a massive trove of leaked emails from



WikiLeaks: Dow Monitored Bhopal Activists

Wall Street Journal (blog)

WikiLeaks earlier this week began publishing what it says are the first of

more than five million confidential emails from US-based security think

tank Stratfor. Some of the emails released so far, according to WikiLeaks,

suggest that Dow Chemical used …


US ‘draws up secret charges’ against WikiLeaks’ Assange


SYDNEY — US prosecutors have drawn up secret charges against WikiLeaks

founder Julian Assange, a confidential email cited by media said, as his

lawyer demanded Australia start protecting him. The email is one of a huge

number from the US-based global …


Exposing Stratfor: WikiLeaks details inner workings of analysis firm

CNN (blog)

This week, the second blow was delivered as the website WikiLeaks began

posting what it says is a body of internal Stratfor e-mails numbering in

the millions and reportedly laying out just how the sausage is made at a

modern-day private intelligence …


WikiLeaks: Doctors of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez disagree over his health

Kansas City Star

Doctors from Russia, Cuba and China have been bickering over the president

of Venezuela’s health and are at odds about the leader’s prognosis,

according to a confidential email published by WikiLeaks. On Monday, the

controversial website released a …


US ‘draws up secret charges’ against WikiLeaks founder Assange

Hindustan Times

US prosecutors have drawn up secret charges against WikiLeaks founder

Julian Assange, a confidential email cited by media on Wednesday said, as

his lawyer demanded Australia start protecting him. Stratfor that the

whistleblowing organisation began …


WikiLeaks Stratfor Disclosure Highlights Email Encryption Failure


Hacktivist group Anonymous said it obtained the intelligence contractor’s

clear-text emails, and shared them with whistleblower and

information-release website WikiLeaks, as part of a new working

relationship. By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek The …


Wikileaks reveals US prosecutors readying secret charges against Assange

Indian Express

US prosecutors are drawing up secret charges against WikiLeaks founder

Julian Assange, a confidential email obtained from the private US

intelligence company Stratfor has revealed. In an internal email to

Stratfor analysts on January 26 last year, …


WikiLeaks’ Stratfor dump lifts lid on intelligence-industrial complex

The Guardian

Some 5m internal emails from Stratfor, an Austin, Texas-based company that

brands itself as a “global intelligence” provider, were recently obtained

by Anonymous, the hacker collective, and are being released in batches by

WikiLeaks, the whistleblowing …


Rachel Marsden: New WikiLeaks stash: a frightening view of government intelligence

Chicago Tribune

As promised in December, WikiLeaks has begun to release a stash of

documents related to the modus operandi of the “private intelligence”

sector, using Texas-based Stratfor as a case study. Claiming to have hacked

Stratfor’s system to obtain millions of …–tms–amvoicesctnav-b20120228feb28,0,4687182.column


WikiLeaks: Army rubbishes report of contacts between ISI, Bin Laden

The Express Tribune

PHOTO: AFP ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army has strongly rejected a disclosure

by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks that indicated that al Qaeda chief

Osama bin Laden was in routine contact with several officials of the

Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) …


Wikileaks revelations on Dow Chemicals make its case worse

Daily Mail

By Mail Today Comment The revelations made by Wikileaks about Dow Chemicals

having hired the services of Stratfor, a US-based global intelligence

company, to keep track of activists working for the victims of the Bhopal

gas disaster, …


WikiLeaks ‘Controlled Opposition’ – Right Leaks at the Right Time?

Right Side News

WikiLeaks Publishes STRATFOR Emails … The WikiLeaks Internet website has

published hundreds of emails that might have come from a larger collection

of documents stolen in December from STRATFOR, a global intelligence

analysis company based in Austin, …


Julian Assange claims ‘intellectual property’

Politico (blog)

By DYLAN BYERS | Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle-blowing

organization WikiLeaks, may have been the subject of a US government

indictment, according to reports out today. In 2011, the vice president of

Stratfor, the private intelligence firm …


Summary Box: WikiLeaks publishes emails of private intelligence firm Stratfor

Washington Post

LEAK: WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange says his anti-secrecy group has more

than 5 million of Stratfor’s emails and is promising to release damaging

material in the coming weeks. The first batch of emails was published



WikiLeaks’ Elaborate Embargo on the Stratfor Emails

The Atlantic Wire

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has imposed a complicated embargo on the

media organizations he shared millions of Stratfor emails with causing

confusion and at least a few mixups, The Atlantic Wire has learned. Before

sharing its cache of documents …


Zapata speculation among Stratfor emails published by WikiLeaks

Brownsville Herald

WikiLeaks began publishing late Sunday more than 200 of 5 million emails

obtained from Austin-based Stratfor, a private analytical company that

sells information to private clients. WikiLeaks said on its website that

more emails would be published in …


WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor e-mails. What’s in them?

By Peter Grier, Christian Science Monitor | 08:40 am WikiLeaks says

Stratfor is a corporate CIA — a shadowy firm that vacuums up intelligence

from the top levels of governments around the globe. WikiLeaks founder

Julian Assange says that’s why his …


WikiLeaks begins disclosing intelligence firm’s e-mails


The website WikiLeaks has begun releasing what it says are 5 million

e-mails from the private intelligence company Stratfor, starting with a

company “glossary” that features unflattering descriptions of US government



Stratfor calls WikiLeaks e-mail release ‘deplorable’


The private intelligence firm Stratfor called the release of some of its

e-mails by WikiLeaks a “deplorable, unfortunate — and illegal — breach of

privacy.” “In December, thieves compromised Stratfor’s data systems and

stole a large number of company …


Wikileaks publishes emails from Stratfor that shine new light on Chavez’s health

The whistle blowing website, WikiLeaks, published a series of emails from

the Austin-based geopolitical firm known as Statfor, which was hacked back

in Dec. 2011. The organization under the leadership of Julian Assange did

not disclose how it recovered …


WikiLeaks/Stratfor: Corruption in Bulgaria Is Part of Society

On February 27, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence

Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered “global

intelligence” company Stratfor. File photo Corruption throughout Bulgarian

government and police is virtually …


George Friedman and Stratfor, Wikileaks’ Newest Victims

By Sipho Hlongwane., 28 February 2012 After an extended absence,

anti-secrecy organisation WikiLeaks published a cache of emails from

Stratfor, a US private intelligence firm. WikiLeaks accuses Stratfor of

collaborating with dubious sources and …


US draws up secret charges against Assange: media

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is pictured through a camera viewfinder as

he speaks at a press conference in central London on February 27. US

prosecutors have drawn up secret charges against Assange, Australian media

reported Wednesday, …


WikiLeaks: Russia gave Israel Iranian system’s codes


WikiLeaks has released an email exchange between employees of Stratfor, the

US-based global intelligence company, which reveals Israel and Russia made

a deal to swap access codes for defense and surveillance equipment.

According to the leaked document, …,7340,L-4196367,00.html


WikiLeaks reveals speculations on Turkey in Stratfor emails

Sunday’s Zaman

As the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks on Monday began publishing more than 5

million emails from a US-based global security analysis company, Stratfor,

emails emerged in regards to Turkey, Israel and the United States. Likened

to a shadow CIA by Turkish …


The Disappointing WikiLeaks Stratfor Revelations So Far

The Atlantic Wire

WikiLeaks’ steady drip of internal documents from the global intelligence

outfit Stratfor hasn’t unearthed any bombshells yet, but it has roped in a

tantalizing roster of vaunted corporations and international actors that

did business with the firm.


Media Partners in Crime with WikiLeaks?

By Cliff Kincaid

Gary Pruitt, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

of The McClatchy Company, insists the U.S. newspaper publisher “must

maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct.” But how does this

comport with being a …


More Wikileaks

By susie

If only the Obama administration was as vigilant about the thieves who

crashed the economy as they are about leaks, or even medical marijuana

dealers: UNITED States prosecutors have drawn up secret charges against

WikiLeaks founder …


Wikileaks Stratfor Emails: Israel May Have Already Destroyed Iran’s …

By Susie Madrak

As news organizations are sifting through the five million emails released

by Wikileaks today, they’re posting their findings. (See the interview

above with Julian Assange about the spying on Bhopal activists.) Oddly

enough, the major news


WikiLeaks: Sweden FM is US spy | IceNews – Daily News

By A. Rienstra

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has denied claims by WikiLeaks that he

has acted as an informant for the US. The whistle blowing website has vowed

to launch a smear campaign against Sweden in an attempt to stop the country

extraditing …


Stratfor Remains Steadfast Against Wikileaks; Emails’ Content …

By Drew Bowling

Following a data dump of over five million of their emails by Wikileaks,

Stratfor, the global intelligence company caught in the sights of the

whistleblower organization, has responded with a statement that seeks to

downplay the security breach …


WikiLeaks’ Stratfor Dump Lifts Lid on Intelligence-Industrial Complex …

By davidswanson

Some 5m internal emails from Stratfor, an Austin, Texas-based company that

brands itself as a “global intelligence” provider, were recently obtained

by Anonymous, the hacker collective, and are being released in batches by

WikiLeaks, the …


Wikileaks Global Intelligence Files: Israel

By Lakkana Nanayakkara

The website WikiLeaks has begun releasing what it says are 5 million

e-mails sent between July 2004 and late December 2011 from the private

intelligence company Stratfor. The emails were obtained from a series of

hacking attacks against …


The Release of Stratfor Emails by WikiLeaks & Its Significance | The …

By Kevin Gosztola

The whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks has partnered with more than

twenty-five media outlets to release millions of emails from the global



Israel Matzav: Wikileaks (Stratfor): Israel traded Georgian UAV …

By Carl in Jerusalem

Wikileaks’ Stratfor email dump is reporting that Israel gave Russia the

codes for UAV’s that Israel sold to Georgia in exchange for the codes for

the Tor M-1 anti-aircraft systems that Russia sold to Iran. Again, I am

putting this in chronological …


ohymg-d, Wikileaks is just so quick on the uptake

By Yael

… Wikileaks is just so quick on the uptake. Wow, Wikileaks has really hit

the jackpot this time with the release of the stolen Stratfor emails. I

mean, seriously, who would ever suspect that a firm that gathers

information for security analysis and so …


What Wikileaks tells us about corporate and government power (you …

By Antony Loewenstein

So finally we learn, via the Sydney Morning Herald, that the Obama

administration wants to crush Julian Assange and Wikileaks for the

“crime” of revealing a litany of wrongs committed by Washington. And

here’s the irony; after demanding …


Anonymous, joining Wikileaks, hacks into the big time | iPolitics

By GlobalPost

After hacking the emails of Stratfor, the global intelligence firm, and on

Monday cooperating with Wikileaks — already world famous for exposing

classified U.S. military documents and diplomatic cables — to publish

those emails, Anonymous …


5000 Stratfor emails leaked – WikiLeaks press conference (with …


Video streaming by Ustream [ 00h02m20 – Vaughn Smith] Good Afternoon.

Welcome to todays Wikileaks press conference at Frontline Club. Its being

livestreamed on This press conference is




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WikiLeaks: Leaked Emails Expose Inner Workings of Private …

The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun publishing what it says are

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