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Re: Meeting with the CISEN Bureau Chief

Released on 2012-08-09 05:00 GMT

Email-ID 370369
Date 2008-04-02 23:51:04
Hey Fred, Dave,

No worries about the mix-up. Fernando freaked out at first, but then he
met with Dave and all was good. Like I said, I think he is much more
comfortable where he is at now.

Tell me what I need to do to make the meeting possible.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Burton"
To: "Marko Papic"
Cc: "David Danelo"
Sent: Wednesday, April 2, 2008 2:01:59 PM (GMT-0600) America/Chicago
Subject: RE: Meeting with the CISEN Bureau Chief

Hello Marko,

Thanks for the note. We appreciate your help and are very sorry about the
commo foul up last week. Balls were dropped on our end, I'm afraid.

Dave will be my point man on arranging the meeting w/the CISEN
Chief. Unfortunately, although this is the kind of work I actually like
to do, other requirements prohibit me from getting down in the weeds. We
certainly have no problem if you would like to be involved. Heck, we owe
you, and view Fernando as your friend.

Regards, Fred


From: Marko Papic []
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 12:21 PM
To: Fred Burton
Subject: Meeting with the CISEN Bureau Chief
Hi Fred,

I've been trying to get Fernando to get us some contacts, something that
David told me should be a priority now that things are heating up in
Chihuahua + environs, but also something I've been working on for a while.

He thought it would be useful if he got us in touch with the Mexican Intel
Bureau Chief in El Paso (they have one, a new development - I think I
reported this a few months ago when it happened in one of my reports).
Fernando says that if you want to go to El Paso and meet with them he can
arrange a meeting. That would be the CISEN Bureau Chief in El Paso.

Here is Fernando's contact info: 915-929-9977 (also: -
his personal email) if you want to arrange the details yourself. I would
love to come along, but only if you actually think that would help and be
useful. In no way is the meeting contingent on my presence or involvement.

I am not sure why Fernando has had a change of heart about direct contact,
he says it is because he is more comfortable in his job. Issue of "going
above his pay grade" has been resolved, I think probably because he has
realized that people above him are somewhat clueless. Personally, I think
the fact that so much stuff is going on is another reason, he probably
wants to have some influence over what we publish in the Security Memo,
but that is just my personal assessment. He is a tricky bastard who thinks
like that, even though the rest of his Foreign Service does not.

You can call me (512-905-3091) if you need anything. I am still on my
"leave of absence" from Stratfor as I am finishing up some work for
various profs at UT.