Dymphna and I had a trial subscription to STRATFOR for a while back in 2003, right at the beginning of the Iraq war. It seemed like a great site: lots of information, extensive reports, and detailed maps. But they were so wrong — embarrassingly wrong — in their “expert” predictions about what would happen as the war unfolded, that I lost interest, and quit paying attention to STRATFOR.
STRATFOR, not as neutral as they claim.
I have been a subscriber to STRATFOR for a number of years now, and they make quite a fuss about their non-partisan policy and how they are a geopolitical intelligence forecaster with no judgement on events or groups.
You can imagine my disappointment when I read the following SITREP on today’s stunningly peaceful demonstration in France, were 100 people asked for a national referendum on mosque construction and Islamic immigration. Perfectly reasonable requests given the actions of religious Muslims in France, and the effect immigration is having on French culture. In fact, one could argue that immigration as Europe is doing it might contravene the UN definition of genocide via population replacement. Yet STRATFOR elected to go father than the French media even who referred to the protestors as, “Far-Right” and added ‘extremist’ to the description even though they committed no violence, did not incite violence and gave zero indication of any desire for violence but merely for long-overdue democratic process and an enforcement of the French laws of secularism, ‘Laicité’.
The excerpts from the SITREP are in screen shot images. Go over to Vlad Tepes to see the full details about STRATFOR’s blatant toeing of the PC party line concerning the French opponents of Islamization.
Pay particular attention to the contrast between the “extreme right-wing” demonstrators in France and the “Islamist militants” who bomb and mutilate people in Nigeria.