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Fred Burton, Stratfors vice president of intelligence, and a former head of counterintelligence at the U.S. State Departments diplomatic corps, wrote in an email, Not for PubWe have a sealed indictment on Assange. Pls protect. Burton and others at Stratfor showed intense interest in WikiLeaks starting in 2010, showing intense dislike for Assange personally. Burton wrote: Assange is going to make a nice bride in prison. Screw the terrorist. Hell be eating cat food forever. Another Stratfor employee wanted Assange waterboarded.

Wikileaks vs. Stratfor: Pursue The Truth, Not Its Messenger
by Amy Goodman

WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower website, has again published a massive trove of documents, this time from a private intelligence firm known as Stratfor. The source of the leak was the hacker group Anonymous, which took credit for obtaining more than 5 million emails from Stratfors servers. Anonymous obtained the material on Dec. 24, 2011, and provided it to WikiLeaks, which in turn partnered with 25 media organizations globally to analyze the emails and publish them.
Among the emails was a short one-liner that suggested the U.S. government has produced, through a secret grand jury, a sealed indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In addition to painting a picture of Stratfor as a runaway, rogue private intelligence firm with close ties to government-intelligence agencies serving both corporate and U.S. military clients, the emails support the growing awareness that the Obama administration, far from diverging from the secrecy of the Bush/Cheney era, is obsessed with secrecy, and is aggressively opposed to transparency.


The Stratfor emails will be released over time, along with context provided by WikiLeaks media partners. Already revealed by the documents are the close, and potentially illegal, connections between Stratfor employees and government-intelligence and law-enforcement officials. Rolling Stone magazine reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was monitoring Occupy Wall Street protests nationally, and the Texas Department of Public Safety has an undercover agent at Occupy Austin who was disclosing information to contacts at Stratfor. Stratfor also is hired by multinational corporations to glean intelligence about critics. Among companies using Stratfor were Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Coca-Cola.

more at........

AND--------------------------VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT of Michale Ratner (Center for Constitutional Rights defense of both Julian Assange and Bradley Manning at link:

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


Joining us now is Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He was at Bradley Mannings arraignment and is a legal adviser to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Hes the co-author of the book Hell No: Your Right to Dissent in 21st-Century America .

Michael Ratner, welcome to Democracy Now! Talk about the significance of this email that was on Stratfors servers that WikiLeaks has just released.

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