Friday, March 2, 2012

Top 5 Stratfor Revelations So Far

Interesting. Juan Cole. My favorite:

4. Russia sold weapons to Iran but turned around and gave their security codes to Israel.

From the link:

According to the leaked document, Israel gave Russia the "data link codes" for unmanned aerial vehicles that the Jewish state sold to Georgia, and in return, Russia gave Israel the codes for Tor-M1 missile defense systems that Russia sold Iran.

Heh. When it comes to Machiavellian machinations we are babes in the woods compared to these people and we are pretty much their patsy - whatever happens, we'll be left holding the bag.

Speaking of which:

From an article entitled "On Iran Strike, Israelis Trust Obama Over Bibi":

It has been said that Saudi Arabia is ready to fight Iran to the last American soldier. Perhaps AIPAC and the McCain-Graham-Lieberman axis of warmongering are ready to fight Iran to the last Israeli.

But I digress. From Dr. Cole's last ¶:

This fifth point, about the one percent interpreting the world for the one percent as being about the one percent, is a dire problem in our information system, since the one percent has the resources and can try to overwhelm reasoned analysis that recognizes the agency of the people.

From the first of many comments: makes much more sense for the US to retain Assange, rather than indite him.

No shit, but we're not that smart. It's more important politically to silence whistleblowers and truthtellers than it is to make good use of them. The 1% rule and they want to keep it that way.


BadTux said...

There was once a suspicion that Assange was CIA. That's no longer a suspicion, because it's clear that he's more of a loose cannon than even the CIA would put up with. Which is why Dr. Cole's suggestion wouldn't work -- Assange wouldn't cooperate, *can't* cooperate because he's not built that way, he'd go off and do something that embarrassed the US Government and then have no problem blaming the U.S. government for it.

- Badtux the "But he might fit into the DEA" Penguin

Fixer said...

Those people were Machiavellian before the New World was discovered.