Stratfor:Ukraine Coup Plotted By US Over Russian Stance On Syria


MOSCOW, December 19 (Sputnik) – The United States is behind the February coup in Kiev, which came in response to Russia’s stance on Syria, said George Friedman, the founder and CEO of Stratfor, a global intelligence company.
Russia has repeatedly said that the coup in Kiev was organized by the US, Friedman told Kommersant newspaper. Indeed, it was the most overt coup in history, the political analyst stressed.

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Ukraine had a right to that coup since Putin bullied the Ukraine Prime Minister to change his mind.

I support Ukraine 100% against those imperialistic powers that enslaved the peoples of that region for decades.


Check out all of the things Stratfor has said that haven’t come true. They certainly are not reliable.

The article states:

Syria has been in a civil war since March 2011. Over 100,000 people have died as a result of the armed conflict. Russia repeatedly stated that the election of Syria’s president Bashar Assad was legitimate, and that the people of Syria should control their future. From the beginning of the war the US supported the opposition and stated that the conflict would not be over with Assad in power.

Assad’s regime has caused just as much and probably more of the problem with ISIS and Russia has backed Syria up.


Reuters just reported that Ukraine’s new Minister of Finance is a US citizen who worked for the US State Department. Plenty of people in Russia believed from day 1 that the Euromaidan was controlled by the US and the EU.


What did Mr. Friedman actually say? The author of the article seems to have forgotten to actually include a quote of Mr. Friedman’s actually words on the matter.


Where did he say it? The insinuation is here but it is in Russian:

The head of Stratfor, also known as “The Shadow CIA,” insisted that Russia’s involvement in Syria was not the only reason for the Ukrainian crisis. However, many in Washington started to perceive Russia as a problem, the expert told the newspaper, adding that at that time the US decided to divert Russia’s attention away from the Middle East.

Atlantic did this article on Stratfor:

Stratfor Is a Joke and So Is Wikileaks for Taking It Seriously

The corporate research firm has branded itself as a CIA-like “global intelligence” firm, but only Julian Assange and some over-paying clients are fooled.


[quote]“Stratfor is just The Economist a week later and several hundred times more expensive.”


It’s true that Stratfor employs on-the-ground researchers. They are not spies. On today’s Wikileaks release, one Middle East-based NGO worker noted on Twitter that when she met Stratfor’s man in Cairo, he spoke no Arabic, had never been to Egypt before, and had to ask her for directions to Tahrir Square.


Assad elected legitimately with 88% in a wartime vote?? I guess so. Russia said it!


Yes, right on :joy:

Friedman predicted in 1991 that Japan was set to become the dominant economic superpower and fight WW3 with the US. Then in 1995 the economic bubble burst and GDP collapsed. He has made a handsome fortune out of nonsense trumped up as “geopolitics”. That’s if he even said this but I truly wouldn’t be surprised.


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