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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.

comrade J paragraph

Released on 2012-03-08 09:00 GMT

Email-ID 1566478
Date 2010-06-29 22:30:12
Countersurveillance operations dona**t start out of thin air.A There has
to be a tip or a clue that puts investigators on the trail of a suspected
and (especially) undeclared foreign agent. As suggested by interview with
neighbors of the arrested suspects, none of them displayed unusual
behavior that would tip them off. All had deep (even if not perfect) cover
stories that did not raise suspicion. The criminal complaint did not
suggest how the US government came to suspect these people of reporting
back to the SVR in Russia, however we noticed that the timing of the
initiation of these investigations coincides with the time period that a
high level SVR agent stationed at Russiaa**s UN mission in New York began
passing information to the US. Sergei Tretyakov (who told his story in the
book a**Comrade Ja** a** his codename), passed information on to US
authorities from within the UN mission from 1997 to 2000 before he
defected to the US. The timing of Tretyakova**s cooperation with the US
government and the timing of the initiation of the investigations against
the suspects arrested this week suggests that Tretyakov may have been the
original source that tipped off the US government. So far, the evidence is
circumstantial a** the timing and the location match up a** but Tretyakov,
as the SVR operative at the UN mission, certainly would have been in the
position to know about the operations involving at least some of the
individuals arrested June 27. A A

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