WikiLeaks logo
The Global Intelligence Files,
files released so far...

The Global Intelligence Files

The Global Intelligence Files

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.

INSIGHT - CHECHNYA/RUSSIA/AUSTRIA - assassination in Vienna

Released on 2012-05-10 01:00 GMT

Email-ID 5515176
Date 2009-01-14 18:12:05
PUBLICATION: if Fred or Stick want it, they can have it
ATTRIBUTION: Stratfor sources in the Kremlin
SOURCE DESCRIPTION: high up Kremlin source in security/prosecution

Ismailov use to be one of Kadyrov's bodyguards and knew many highly
secretive and intimate things about not only Kadyrov, but his relationship
with Moscow. Having him taken out was highly important.

It was Kadyrov's order to take him out though he informed the Kremlin
powers that he was going to act and received Moscow's blessing.

Kadyrov didn't send anyone to take Ismailov out in Vienna, but used OC
assassins already there (LG: fuzzy on this, but not sure if it was
specifically Russian, Chechen OCs, but could have also used the Turks, who
are owned by the Russians and work with the Chechens in Austria).

The interesting thing about this is that Russia allowed Kadyrov to act
outside his region, which they rarely allow since it would get so much
attention. But the Kremlin deemed this one necessary.

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