It’s time to discuss an elephant in the room; one of many that the slept-on WikiLeaks “Global Intelligence Files” has helped to uncover. Within this 5-million email document release, of which many professional and amateur researchers are still sifting through, (and can be publicly viewed online at WikiLeaks.org) the network of CIA/Surveillance State shell corporations is unveiled. This network represents layers of the onion within the Surveillance State, and the connection is simply a money-trail.
Example: perhaps former CIA officials now work for a private intelligence company and/or the CIA gives funding to a company, and this company in turn funds or maintains intelligence communication with a variety of other companies, and thus the layers of this onion begin to reek.
Those who are familiar with the “LULZXMAS” Stratfor hack of 2011 should care to take note (if they have not done so already) that the information stolen in this hack was given to Assange and became the Global Intel Files. Among many other connections that will be discussed, the Global Intel Files have proven the definitive link between CANVAS (Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies), the CIA, and the organizing of various revolutions leading to regime changes. To quote an article from Global Research,
“The color revolutions were CIA-instigated uprisings that replaced democratically elected pro-Russian governments with equally autocratic governments more friendly to US corporate interests: Serbia (2000) – Bulldozer Revolution / Georgia (2002) – Rose Revolution / Ukraine (2004) – Orange Revolution / Kyrgyzstan (2005) – Tulip Revolution,” as well as the Arab Spring revolutions, which were the main focus of the article.
It should first be clarified that CANVAS’ role in the aforementioned revolutions is not the controversial part of this equation, and it is heavily publicized that this organization was invaluable in planning, preparing, and orchestrating the activism involved with these revolutions. Though before discussing this, it is important to know just what exactly CANVAS is.
Gene Sharpe, founder of the Albert Einstein Institute (which has nothing to do with physics and is a “nonprofit organization dedicated to the study of non-violent action”) wrote his book, From Dictatorship to Democracy, in 1993 which became popularized by OTPOR, a Serbian activist group against Slobodan Milošević. OTPOR was active from 1998 to 2004, and it’s spin-off became CANVAS, which is a company dedicated to providing a blueprint for nonviolent activism on a large scale. The group uses Gene Sharpe’s nonviolent methodology as gospel to help initiate “revolutions.” Unfortunately, despite constant denial, official leaked documents from The Global Intel Files now show the continuous correspondence held by CANVAS CEOs and the CIA through Stratfor.
What this connection here proposes is that whether or not CANVAS was genuine to begin with, it has now become a prime enforcer of American Plutocracy by minimalizing deaths and violence (on paper, at least), therefore minimalizing human rights controversy as well. Additionally, while all the details have yet to be uncovered, it seems unlikely that the CIA is using CANVAS to infiltrate foreign cultures to initiate the toppling of regimes. Rather, it appears that when the CIA sees a sociopolitical destabilization occurring in a country that causes trouble for current US foreign policy, then the CIA may sic CANVAS on the situation in order to publicly fund, informationally guide, and develop a working rapport with the leaders of the revolution. Then, they will meticulously surveil the situation in an effort to marginalize any actual political reform, and secure a new political leader that is friendlier to US Foreign (Corporate) policy.
During the initial release of the Global Intelligence Files, the mainstream media went to great lengths in order to discredit the money trail connection as a matter of “selective reporting,” implying that the trail of funding was purely coincidental. Gene Sharpe, and CANVAS CEOs Slobodan Djinovic and Srdja Popovic, maintain that there has never been any sort of government intelligence connections, but in this case, the documentation speaks for itself. As well, this proves to be another piece in a slowly unfolding puzzle of today’s US Corporate-funded social engineering projects of the Edward Bernays-ian variety.
The Alternative News community has already discovered that the Occupy Wall Street movement had been infiltrated by the FBI since 2011, and was initiated by LulzSec hacker-turned-informant, Hector Monsegur. The Occupy movement was instigated by the Arab Spring revolutions and others like it, and this was especially the case due to the large-scale of Anonymous hackers involved with the facilitation of these revolutions by disseminating information supplied by CANVAS and Sharpe. While there are surely details that need to be elaborated on, this is incredibly damning to any claims of authenticity from the Anonymous movement–and while there certainly seem to be some authentic Truthers who wear the face of Guy Fawkes, it would seem that any organization produced by Anonymous can be considered a product of the Surveillance State, and likely has been since the beginning. As for what this means for Jeremy Hammond, it is anyone’s guess. His heavy jail-sentencing seems to speak for itself, but this would obviously be an irrelevant detail if he turned out to have any sort of US Intelligence Connections.
However, it seems very curious that the FBI would have allowed Monsegur to set up a massive hack on Stratfor with Hammond (LULZXMAS), and then given Hammond the ability to provide all his hacked documents to WikiLeaks. Perhaps Hammond was authentic after all and proved much more knowledgeable and efficient then the FBI anticipated, leading to his own political crucifixion. This seems even more plausible of a scenario, considering the fact that the “Global Intelligence Files” led to the direct links between the CIA, Strafor, CANVAS and Arab Spring (and Occupy Wallstreet by proxy of this revolution), which incidentally blows the lid off their entire operation and brings the information full circle.
The easiest way to summarize what is being discussed here, is as an agenda of corporate globalization, primarily facilitated by US Intelligence. It is important with a subject matter of this nature for one to formulate one’s own opinion through avid research, and not simply take any one source’s word as fact. Ultimately, the source material is given so that personal opinions can be formulated and disseminated. The truth is rarely easier to accept that of a comforting lie.
(Some of the Global Intelligence Files connected to CANVAS: https://search.wikileaks.org/gifiles/?viewemailid=5462012, https://search.wikileaks.org/gifiles/?viewemailid=1746019, https://search.wikileaks.org/gifiles/?viewemailid=5437020)
(More information from WikiLeaks on the subject, including discussions of Egypt and Tunisia (some of the revolutions Anonymous boasts connection to the most) and further discussion of OPTOR and CANVAS’ operations in Venezuela, something Hugo Chavez was outspoken about and very much concerned with: https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/27/2785675_re-egypt-tunisia-long-nyt-feature-piece-on-roots-of-protest.html, https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/54/5488062_otpor-at-it-again-training-venezuelans-.html, https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/54/5462012_otpor-.html, https://search.wikileaks.org/?q=otpor)
Sources: http://www.voltairenet.org/article30032.html, http://www.voltairenet.org/article181368.html, http://normanpilon.com/2015/03/22/the-cia-and-nonviolence-dr-stuart-jeanne-bramhall/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpXbA6yZY-8, https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/27/2785675_re-egypt-tunisia-long-nyt-feature-piece-on-roots-of-protest.html, https://search.wikileaks.org/?q=otpor, https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/54/5488062_otpor-at-it-again-training-venezuelans-.html, https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/54/5462012_otpor-.html, http://canvasopedia.org/, https://search.wikileaks.org/gifiles/?viewemailid=5462012, https://search.wikileaks.org/gifiles/?viewemailid=1746019, https://search.wikileaks.org/gifiles/?viewemailid=5437020
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