Monday, May 27, 2013

How the "Shadow CIA" Monitored Ron Paul

As I reported earlier, in  2012, WikiLeaks began publishing over 5 million Stratfor email messages.  According to Global Intelligence Files, Stratfor is.
 a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal's Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor's web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.
Barron's once referred to Stratfor as "The Shadow CIA."  Amy Goodman, writing in the Guardian, referred to the first published leaks of Stratfor material as peering into the "intelligence-industrial complex."

A search through the emails shows that Stratfor did some monitoring of Ron Paul and in fact, using the email address, subscribed to his email list.

Stratfor appeared to be particularly interested in Ron Paul's coverage by Russia Today.

Lauren Goodrich using the email address wrote in August 2011:
Let the Moscow disinformation and propaganda machine be turned up on high
for the next year...........
Why is Russian TV Backing Ron Paul?
Austrian economics gets a mention at Stratfor. wrote on 8-15-11:
The IMF 'endorses' Ron Paul-nomics
...or rather, the Austrian School of economics (which forms the back-bone
of Ron Paul's policy prescriptions [end the fed, etc])

 On 2-16-11, had this to say about Ron Paul's non-interventionist foreign policy:
RP needs to do a bachelor's in International Relations before he says
anything more on foreign policy. The guy is a fucking numpty. 
Also on 2-16-11, had this to say:
 Key congressmen call for pullout of U.S. forces from Japan 
dude, Paul and kucinich together? definitely not a rep. Fucking awesome
dudes though. Like for a beer or to chill with (though dennis doesn'

And on  2-15-11 wrote this:
The more Ron Paul talks on FP the more my jaw drops.
IF it was just RP flapping his gums on this it would go to OS, but
Kucinich is flapping as well and I can't ignore that. Not that I think
it will change anything in the foreseeable future though.

Here's an interesting 11-3-10 take from on Rand Paul's Kentucky victory:
Furthermore, Republicans would have won Kentucky Senate seat had they
ran Satan against the Democrat. So Rand Paul's win is interesting, but
he himself did not win that seat. It would have been won anyways.


  1. A lot of the emails are like conservative comments on a established conservative website. They called him "numpty". Something you would see at Breitbart.

  2. I was pretty surprised to see someone at the IMF endorsing Austrian economics.