If you think the prisons are being privatized, check out the secret services. Ever since Iran-Contra blew a window open on arms and drug smuggling, covert teams formerly run by the CIA started disappearing and reforming under new ownership.
The master of counter-intelligence was James J. Angleton, and to give an idea of his operations, Jay Lovestone (above), the most powerful Marxist in the Labor Movement, was one of his secret agents. Angleton is now an adjective and “Angletonian” means “an overly-complex operation.” To give an example, Angleton created a CIA within the CIA to keep tabs on everyone in the CIA. But then later set-up a CIA within the CIA within the CIA, in his quest to find a suspected mole at the highest levels of government, a mole he never found, unless you count his participation in the JFK assassination cover-up as the removal of the mole.
After being trained by British intelligence, Angleton started work as the Vatican connection to the CIA, but soon picked up the Israeli connection after WWII. Those two power centers are closer than you might think, and even seem to share some of the same bankers. Needless to say, British intelligence has deep connections into both. The CIA was created as a sort of merger of MI6 with Nazi and Vatican spy networks.
After the war, recently arrived Jewish immigrants into New York (people who’d been heavily traumatized and thus excellent subjects for propaganda operations) were recruited into Marxism. This was a heavily-funded project and many were easily led down this path, never mind Marxism never seemed to manifest anything but fascist dictatorships, steel fists with velvet veneers.
Many of our leading universities became breeding grounds where these young Jewish Marxists were trained and indoctrinated for future roles in shaping public policy. In the late sixties, Lyndon LaRouche trolled these grounds to build his private intelligence agency, but the John Birch Society really pioneered this privatization of intelligence. Strange how LaRouche built his network with college-age Jews while the Birchers blocked all Jews from becoming members for years, although both groups came to essentially the same conclusions on world events.
The Neo-Con movement was composed of former Marxists who’d been reconditioned for a new mission: to pave the road to war with Iraq and Afghanistan, never mind those wars nearly bankrupted our nation. Their credibility may be shot, but they still hold six-figure salaries and high positions in finance, government and the media.
Which brings me to this guy: George Friedman. Time magazine started promoting him in 1999. But in 2001, Barron’s put him on the cover and ran a huge puff piece concerning his Austin-based company Statfor, supposedly the world’s most effective private intelligence agency. You might wonder, who is this dude and where did he come from? (First, however, consider the messenger: Barron’s is owned by the News Corp, part of their Dow Jones umbrella along with the Wall Street Journal.)
Friedman was just a lowly political science professor at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania for 20 years, but he must have been some sort of spook because he was giving national security lectures to the Army War College and Air Force’s RAND. He wrote a book called “The Coming War with Japan,” so he has a viable plan on keeping the war economy going just in case the phony Arab boogie-man magic show breaks down and we suddenly need to put a more powerful opponent into play.
And if that wasn’t bona fides enough, along comes Wikileaks releasing a lot of Stratfor email chatter, including a conversation between Stratfor and head of security for Walmart. That must have sold a lot of companies on signing up for Stratfor’s subscription service which costs $40,000 a year. That or the fact Coca-Cola was also revealed as a client.
This is Ken Sensor. He used to work for the FBI and CIA, but now he makes big bucks for Walmart. You know the anti-Walmart websites? Sensor runs some of those because he’s a well-trained spook in the post-Angleton era, and knows the value of counter-intelligence operations. So he has sock puppets on both sides of the divide. Anyway, a Walmart employee in Mexico got a threatening email demanding removal of a new security measure on the website or watch your relatives start dying. Sensor sent the threat, written in Spanish, to Stratfor and got the following response:
Subject: Re: CONFIDENTIAL – Question Regarding Gulf Cartel
Ken –Our initial read –The Spanish grammar and spelling is similar to that used by the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, however the excessive use of the ‘z’ leads me to believe it might have been Los Zetas, but that is more a personal hunch than any pictures or other messages I have seen. Have not heard of the this email address or tactic before. There are a lot of bad guys posing as Zetas or Gulf, just for the fear factor, and it could be just some posers. One aspect to consider is narco taxes. Perhaps this person owes money or narco taxes for protection? There is no business in MX untouched by this. If your folks aren’t telling Hqs about it, it would not surprise me.
If you’ve been following this blog, you know I think Wikileaks is an Angletonian-style project and strongly suspect this Wikileaks/Stratfor connection is just a window on the dynamics of building deep intelligence operations. Notice this email actually contains zero useful information, and one wonders why Wikileaks even thinks this is a “leak” of anything at all.
Last year, Max Fisher wrote an amusing story in the Atlantic titled: “Stratfor is a Joke and so is Wikileaks for Taking It Seriously.” Fisher characterized their subscription service as “getting The Economist a week later and several hundred times more expensive.”