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StratforLeaks confirm Jared Cohen’s involvement in “Arab Spring”

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What readers of The Passionate Attachment have known since early March 2011 about Jared Cohen’s involvement in the “Arab Spring” uprisings has been confirmed by a Lebanese daily’s English language Internet site:

Top Google execs, including the company’s CEO and one of Barack Obama’s major presidential campaign donors Eric Schmidt, informed the intelligence agency Stratfor about Google’s activities and internal communication regarding “regime change” in the Middle East, according to Stratfor emails released by WikiLeaks and obtained by Al-Akhbar. The other source cited was Google’s director for security and safety Marty Lev.

The briefings mainly focused on the movements of Jared Cohen, currently the director of Google Ideas, a “think/do-tank” billed as a vehicle for spreading American-style liberal democracy. Cohen was also a former member of US Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and former advisor to Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.

Email exchanges, starting February 2011, suggest that Google execs were suspicious that Cohen was coordinating his moves with the White House and cut Cohen’s mission short at times for fear he was taking too many risks. Stratfor’s vice-president of counter-terrorism Fred Burton, who seemed opposed to Google’s alleged covert role in “foaming” uprisings, describes Cohen as a “loose Cannon” whose killing or kidnapping “might be the best thing to happen” to expose Google.

In contrast to their fascination with less significant Wikileaks revelations, this narrative-changing story has been studiously ignored by almost all mainstream and so-called alternative media.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

March 23, 2012 at 7:55 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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