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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: BP Oil Spill

Released on 2012-03-01 01:00 GMT

Email-ID 1180386
Date 2010-05-07 15:47:11
Dear Sir,

While we referred to the incident as "a disaster on the BP- and
Transocean-operated Deepwater Horizon oilrig April 20," we frequently
referred directly to BP because it is taking lead in the emergency
response and attempts to plug the leak. The blow-out-preventer that failed
was built by Cameron, and the cementing that had recently been completed
was done by Halliburton. The investigation will doubtless cast light on a
number of service providers, and by the time the incident is over, every
company remotely involved will have its practices affected in some way.

I hope this clarifies our references to BP. Thank you for reading and
writing in.

Best from Austin,

Matt Gertken


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I have noticed in the US that BP is continually mentioned as being
responsible and whilst they have not tried to get off the hook, I would have

expected that Stratfor would have included that Transnational operated the
rig on behalf of BP and are in reality the ones responsible for the clean
now I suspect that transnational's pockets are in no way big enough to cover

the costs in question. But I believe you should have included it in your