Wikileaks – Global Intelligence Files – Insight into Israel re: Iran

Posted: February 27, 2012 in Human Rights, News, war, Wikileaks

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On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered “global intelligence” company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of 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.

Re: Insight–for internal use only–On pain of agony
Email-ID 5509401
Date 2010-02-20 20:37:58
No wonder Medvedev has 2 trips planned to Turkey this spring….. Russia
will try to take advantage.

Reva Bhalla wrote:

yes… turkey isn’t only using Iran as the cause for the break. look at
turkey’s public outrage over the Israeli offensive in Gaza as an
example. Turkey is already pretty tight with Russia, but this doesn’t
mean Turkey has to necessarily get closer to Russia. Turkey will play
nice with the Russians but also wants to show it can play on its own
On Feb 20, 2010, at 11:14 AM, Jennifer Richmond wrote:

I meant to say, if not for Iran, would he look for other
places/weaknesses in the US/Israel relationship to cause a break?
And, if he did break with these two, would it mean necessarily that he
would move closer to Russia?

Reva Bhalla wrote:

US and Israel are the ones that matter. it’s about redefining
Turkey’s role as an independent power
On Feb 20, 2010, at 11:04 AM, Jennifer Richmond wrote:

Erdogan is looking to break with the US and Israel? Are there
other possible places he could do this, if he is actively trying?

George Friedman wrote:

Turkey would break with israel and the united states. It would
be an opportunity erdogan is looking for.

Iran would become more visible but not more powerful. A year
after the attack its underlying weakness would still be there
and its dependence on turkey greater.

In my view the ourtcome of this is turkish power. But remeber,
my insight is not that israel will attack. Its that kissinger
thinks they will attack. Huge difference.


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From: “Kamran Bokhari”
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:55:16 +0000
To: Secure List
Subject: Re: Insight–for internal use only–On pain of agony
All my sources – regardless of factional affiliation – are
convinced that Iran is preparing for war and one that will make
the regime more stronger. Did you see Bob Baer make the same
argument in TIME? Any attack on Iran will make it very difficult
for Turkey. It will be forced to take a stand against the war
and there could be trouble with the United States. Such a
conflict will be a test of Turkey’s resurgence and moves towards
a more independent foreign policy.

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From: “George Friedman”
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:47:49 +0000
To: Kamran Bokhari; George
Friedman; Secure
Subject: Re: Insight–for internal use only–On pain of agony
I believe th us will premempt. But there is no clear time line.

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From: “Kamran Bokhari”
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:43:38 +0000
To: George Friedman; Secure
Subject: Re: Insight–for internal use only–On pain of agony
Understood. What is your own assessment of the view that the
Israelis will attack?

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From: George Friedman
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 09:41:03 -0600
To: Secure List
Subject: Insight–for internal use only–On pain of agony
Internal use only

Some nuggets from meeting:

Kissinger believes that the Israelis are in a panic and will
attack Iran. Erdogan has made it clear to him that he plans to
break with Israel at some point and reorient toward the Islamic
world. He intends to be their leader. Paul Volcker regards the
Greek crisis as potentially a mortal blow for the EU. He would
like to see an IMF tranche. He also said that Nicholas Brady is
behind both this and the Volcker principles Obama adopted. When
I asked Brady how he expects to get the the U.S. to go along
with an IMF bailout, he shrugged and said they won’t, but that’s
the only choice. Volcker is now doubtful the Euro can survive.
Brady is convinced it will. Kissinger thinks Volcker and Brady
are missing the real crisis which is in Iran and potentially
Russia. Volcker also says that the Bank of England and the
French will go along with the Volcker rules on an international
basis–that is returning to a variety of Glass-Steagal. The
Japanese will do whatever is said, and in Germany only Deutsche
Bank really makes decisions. Sarkozy told him he would come in.
So there may be an international convention on restructuring
banks under way–Volcker is pretty careful in what he says and
doesn’t promote himself more than the average bear, so this may
be the case. Nick Brady thinks so too.

Total confusion on situation in China, but more on Obama. They
don’t understand who is running China policy. The decision to
meet with the Dalia Lama strikes them as particularly bizarre.
But China is the least of the discussion. It is about Greece
and Iran. China is kind of an afterthought.

I asked Tim Reed who ran Resolution Trust Corporation during the
S&L crisis under Nick Brady whether a new RTC would have been
better as a supplement to TARP and he agreed but said that
Paulsen was so panicked he wasn’t thinking and Bernaecke and he
were just responding.

One sense I’m getting here is that the American elite, along
with Europe’s, China’s and just about everyone but Russia’s his
suffering from three problems: First, none are really aware of
the political pressures on other elites. Second, they
completely misunderstand the alienation of the publics, three,
except for Volcker, they think this can be handled by the elites
among themselves. We have a crisis of the elites, in my view.

I get to hold forth in an hour or so, and I’m going to argue
that Iran is going out of control because of the elite crisis.
No decision making is going on and the decisions that are being
made won’t be supported in the public. The only country that is
acting decisively and can do so is Russia.

This is for our own internal use. This must not be published or
discussed outside Stratfor.

George Friedman
Founder and CEO
700 Lavaca Street
Suite 900
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone 512-744-4319
Fax 512-744-4334

Jennifer Richmond
China Director, Stratfor
US Mobile: (512) 422-9335
China Mobile: (86) 15801890731

Jennifer Richmond
China Director, Stratfor
US Mobile: (512) 422-9335
China Mobile: (86) 15801890731

Lauren Goodrich
Director of Analysis
Senior Eurasia Analyst
T: 512.744.4311
F: 512.744.4334

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