1121800_GOOGLE & Iran ** internal use only - pls do not forward **

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Date 2011-02-27 15:31:56
From burton@stratfor.com
To scott.stewart@stratfor.com
Others MessageId: <4D6A605C.7060809@stratfor.com>
InReplyTo: 014001cbd68a$cca1d560$65e58020$@stewart@stratfor.com
GOOGLE is getting WH and State Dept. support & air cover. In reality,
they are doing things the CIA cannot do. But, I agree with you. He's
going to get himself kidnapped or killed. Might be the best thing to
happen to expose GOOGLE's covert role in foaming up-risings, to be
blunt. The US Govt can then disavow knowledge and GOOGLE is left
holding the shit bag.

scott stewart wrote:
> Cohen might end up having an accident if he is not careful. This is not
> child's play.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fred Burton [mailto:burton@stratfor.com]
> Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 9:28 AM
> To: Secure List
> Subject: GOOGLE & Iran ** internal use only - pls do not forward **
> ** Extracted from an internal email to a senior Google Executive. The
> msg is from Jared Cohen (the former policy appointee @ State) and
> discusses Cohen's plans on meeting w/Iranians.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ------------------------------------------------
> I wanted to follow-up and get a sense of your latest thinking on the
> proposed March trip to UAE, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. The purpose of this
> trip is to exclusively engage the Iranian community to better understand
> the challenges faced by Iranians as part of one of our Google Ideas
> groups on repressive societies.
> Here is what we are thinking:
> Drive to Azerbaijan/Iranian border and engage the Iranian communities
> closer to the border (this is important because we need the Azeri
> Iranian perspective)


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