Stratfor calls WikiLeaks e-mail release 'deplorable'
Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gather in southeast London in February 2011.
February 27th, 2012
02:23 AM ET

Stratfor calls WikiLeaks e-mail release 'deplorable'

The private intelligence firm Stratfor called the release of 5 million of its e-mails by WikiLeaks a "deplorable, unfortunate and illegal breach of privacy."

"Some of the emails may be forged or altered to include inaccuracies; some may be authentic," the Texas-based firm said. "We will not validate either. Nor will we explain the thinking that went into them."

In a statement released early Monday in Europe (Sunday evening ET), WikiLeaks promised a raft of juicy disclosures about Stratfor, which promotes itself to corporate and government clients as a source of intelligence on international affairs.

WikiLeaks, a website that facilitates the leaking of confidential information, says the documents will be released through a network of more than 25 news outlets and activist groups in the coming weeks.

The first document out was titled "The Stratfor Glossary of Useful, Baffling and Strange Intelligence Terms," featuring brief and sometimes humorous definitions and blunt assessments of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement.

Others focused on speculation about the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and who was behind a suspected campaign of sabotage against Iran's nuclear program

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Andreas Moser

    Oh oh, I hope I won't be implicated in the Iran e-mails.

    February 27, 2012 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. leeintulsa

    yeah.. sorry, everyone.. i was just a kid, workin my way through boot camp.. i needed the money and.. well.. perhaps i've said too much..

    February 27, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. π

    I thought that guys sign said, "You can cage the ginger...". I wish they'd ditch the V masks already. Balaclava is so much more badāss anyway.

    February 27, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. catpaw

    Story does make a point I noticed right away:
    Just beacause WikiLeaks posts it, what makes it accurate and not fabricated or false?
    Lord knows, there's all kinds of misinformation on WikiPedia that's stated as fact.

    February 27, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Too many people will believe anything and everything they read on the internet.

    February 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |