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Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (commonly Stratfor) is a private intelligence company founded in 1996 in Austin, Texas by George Friedman: founder, chief intelligence officer, and CEO. Fred Burton is Stratfor's Vice President for Counterterrorism and Corporate Security.


Stratfor has published a daily intelligence briefing since its inception in 1996, when its rise to prominence as chronicled by the MSM occurred with the release of its Kosovo Crisis Center during the 1999 NATO airstrikes on Kosovo.

Before the end of 1999, Stratfor had introduced a subscription service through which it offered the majority of its analyses. After September 11, 2001 Stratfor began to make its its "breaking news" paragraphs as well as selected analyses and predictions available freely to the public.

Stratfor has been cited by media such as CNN, Bloomberg, the Associated Press, Reuters, The New York Times and the BBC as an authority on strategic and tactical intelligence issues. It's title "The Shadow CIA" was used by Barron's in October of 2001, where Jonathan R. Laing posits that the firm "benefits from cyber blowback".

2011 Breach

Stratfor breach first revealed via #LulzXmas - 24.12.2011

Stratfor's statement on the breach - 11.1.2012

Stratfor: Inside the World of a Private CIA - 27.2.2012

al-Akhbar details Statfor on WikiLeaks & Assange - 28.2.2012

$700K in fradulent charges after Stratfor attack - 12.3.2012

Inside the Stratfor Attack - 12.3.2012

Sacrificing Stratfor: some speculation on the sup_g/sabu/FBI timeline - 25.3.2012

Revelations From the 2011 Breach

Wikileaks on Stratfor on Wikileaks

U.S. Sealed Indictment Against Julian Assange

Relevant [email protected] WikiLeaks

A Secret Indictment Against Julian Assange? - 28.2.2012

Leaked Stratfor Email Suggests Secret U.S. Indictment of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange - 29.2.2012

Charges against Assange drawn up in US, says email - 29.2.2012

Amy Goodman on Assange's Indictment - 1.3.2012

Dow paying for Google searches re: Bhopal

‘Spying’ on Bhopal NGOs: How Stratfor conned Dow - 28.2.2012 emails

Stratfor was Dow’s Bhopal spy: WikiLeaks - 28.2.2012

Yes Men on Democracy Now re: Dow - 28.2.2012


StratforLeaks: Google Ideas Director Involved in ‘Regime Change’ - 14.2.2012

Former Blackwater Director Involved in Gaddafi Killing, Syria - 19.3.2012

Brazil may be ready to support Argintina's claim of the Falkland Islands against Britain - emails

Osama bin Laden's corpse: was Stratfor aware of something the public was not, or just making shit up? Which would be more surprising? emails 1 emails 2

Stratcap: Partnership with Goldman Sachs to leverage Stratfor "intel" into insider trades. It's unclear how far this idea ever got. emails

Stratfor speculates on the murder of journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad.

Benjamin Netanyahu Was A Stratfor Source - 27.3.2012

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