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Octafish

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29. WikiLeaks Goes Inside Corporate America's Wannabe CIA
Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:14 AM
Mar 2012

Now, who can an afford to buy such, uh, information? Beside the Food Trust behind Sen. Bob Dole?



WikiLeaks Goes Inside Corporate America's Wannabe CIA

What do Coke, Goldman, the Marines, and the Knights of Columbus have in common? They all paid Stratfor to act as their own private intelligence agency.


—By Adam Weinstein | Mother Jones, Mon Feb. 27, 2012 1:42 PM PST

EXCERPT...

Few companies seemed as concerned about threats from activists as Archer Daniels Midland, the "Goliath of world food production" Mother Jones once described as equally concerned with "possible price-fixing in Bulgaria" and "influence-peddling in Washington." Shortly after Stratfor started its Global Vantage service, Rich Ryan of ADM's "investigative unit" began to hit them up for intel on political enemies:

• On July 24, 2006: "Rich called to ask a few more questions about activist campaigns to pass to other business divisions. Watching for more information."

• Two days later: "Talked with Rich several times about activist campaign against the company."

• On November 9, 2006: "Received email from Rich regarding some animal rights protesters. Setting up a meeting while he and Mark are in DC next week."

• Five days later: "Rich came into the office for a brief discussion about animal rights as it relates to their new facilty [sic.] in Decatur. He seems very happy with the service, and happy with our information and assistance."

CONTINUED...

http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/wikileaks-strafor-leak-corporate-intelligence



Deep pockets, theirs. Very deep. And lightless.

Thank you, bvar22. You have no idea how much your kindness over the years means.
k&r, always good info Octafish ! nt steve2470 Feb 2012 #1
Thanks, steve2470-san! Privatized Intel is Oh-So-Social. Octafish Mar 2012 #5
Kick & Rec! jannyk Feb 2012 #2
This information makes live tours of an 19th-century sausage factory seem fit for pre-schoolers. Octafish Mar 2012 #6
Half a trillion dollars a year dedicated to breaking stuff and killing people FarCenter Mar 2012 #3
While most everyone I know doesn't mind paying taxes to make the USA a better place... Octafish Mar 2012 #11
Remember these bastards? lonestarnot Mar 2012 #4
Gawsh. That's twice what NASA's entire budget for 2013. Octafish Mar 2012 #12
Hey, Sandy Skoglund photo! Hissyspit Mar 2012 #19
Her work is remarkable. Octafish Mar 2012 #34
Welfare kings! Bastards know exactly about that best welfare state. lonestarnot Mar 2012 #23
Corruption Touched CIA’s Covert Operations Octafish Mar 2012 #33
Throw mo money, throw mo money! lonestarnot Mar 2012 #45
George Carlin was right - we are a war like people. Initech Mar 2012 #7
Mr. Carlin was a living Buddha. Octafish Mar 2012 #20
K&R Hell Hath No Fury Mar 2012 #8
''He who excuses himself, accuses himself.'' -- Gabriel Meurier Octafish Mar 2012 #22
And in related news ... bananas Mar 2012 #9
GOP Spies at Work on Us ... as in 'We the People' Us. Octafish Mar 2012 #10
+1 woo me with science Mar 2012 #17
K&R woo me with science Mar 2012 #13
Oil, Media, and War Octafish Mar 2012 #25
Kick woo me with science Mar 2012 #14
US 'draws up secret charges' against WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Octafish Mar 2012 #28
Always a DURec from me... bvar22 Mar 2012 #15
WikiLeaks Goes Inside Corporate America's Wannabe CIA Octafish Mar 2012 #29
He sure is something!!! n/t greytdemocrat Mar 2012 #39
Kick woo me with science Mar 2012 #16
Was Carol Lam Targeting The White House Prior To Her Firing? Octafish Mar 2012 #18
Lam had a few irons in the fire before she was fired hootinholler Mar 2012 #24
Wow! Sampson Admits He Made Call To Silence FBI Complaints Over Lam’s Firing Octafish Mar 2012 #31
Dusty Foggo’s Girlfriend, John Rizzo, and the Salt Pit Octafish Mar 2012 #32
It's an odd knot hootinholler Mar 2012 #38
K&R....n/t unkachuck Mar 2012 #21
Blogging About WikiLeaks Could Get You Fired Octafish Mar 2012 #30
you're welcome, Octafish....excellent piece....n/t unkachuck Mar 2012 #37
k&r! nt. wildbilln864 Mar 2012 #26
''Trusted Former CIA Cronies'' Octafish Mar 2012 #27
per Smedley Butler..."War is a Racket" nt wildbilln864 Mar 2012 #43
Interesting as always. Quantess Mar 2012 #35
Goss Knew Foggo Shared A Girlfriend With Russian Spy, But Hired Him Anyway Octafish Mar 2012 #36
K&R raouldukelives Mar 2012 #40
'Shadow CIA' buys state secrets for cash via Swiss bank accounts... Octafish Mar 2012 #41
Kick Thanks for the "light" reading Agony Mar 2012 #42
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warm and fuzzy kick G_j Apr 2013 #46
Manning the new age truth polynomial Jun 2013 #47
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