"Stratfor gave a complimentary membership to the controversial Pakistan general Hamid Gul, former head of Pakistan’s ISI intelligence service, who, according to US diplomatic cables, planned an IED attack on international forces in Afghanistan in 2006."Furthermore disturbing is the blatant collusion of Stratfor's CEO George Friedman with Goldman Sachs Managing Director Shea Morenz to set up a Fund that would utilize Stratfor's inside intelligence as its "black box" strategy (the Fund is to launch this year, if it hasn't already):
Stratfor’s use of insiders for intelligence soon turned into a money-making scheme of questionable legality...."What StratCap will do is use our Stratfor’s intelligence and analysis to trade in a range of geopolitical instruments, particularly government bonds, currencies and the like"....Throughout 2011, a complex offshore share structure extending as far as South Africa was erected, designed to make StratCap appear to be legally independent. But, confidentially, Friedman told StratFor staff : "Do not think of StratCap as an outside organisation. It will be integral... It will be useful to you if, for the sake of convenience, you think of it as another aspect of Stratfor and Shea as another executive in Stratfor...
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