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Venezuela and the «Encyclopedia of Mayhem»


Venezuela’s security culture is nonexistent. They are retarded and talk out of their ass. It is absolutely a joke —  «Canvas serving revolutions» .

Source: Viomundo | Wikileaks

The U.S. mounted a behind the scenes effort to unite the Venezuelan right and remove Hugo Chávez from power during the October 2012 elections, according to documents obtained by the Web site Wikileaks.

The site, created by Australian journalist and activist Julian Assange leaked more than 5 million telegrams from Statfor, a U.S. espionage contractor.

Stratfor says it is in the business of providing information to multinational corporations seeking to invest in  Venezuela.

According to its GIFiles profile, however, Stratfor is

a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency.

I subscribe to the company’s daily e-mail bulletin.


Stratfor apparently works often with or through CANVAS, a Serbia-based NGO providing training in nonviolent political opposition.

The exchange of telegrams tells another story, however: Stratfor acted as an espionage agency whose goal was to influence Venezuelan politics, creating a more favorable business climate for U.S. companies.

The e-mails reflect contacts with a number of leading opposition figures, such as Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma, presidential candidate and ex- governor Henrique Capriles — who lost to Chávez in October — Leopoldo Lopez, and right-wing political analyst Rafael Poleo.

“I spoke with Rafael Poleo a few days ago,” said one source, identified only as a prominent Venezuelan economist.

Between July 2004 and December 2011, a number of telegrams discuss local politics. One telegram deals directly with the presidential elections of 2012. In this document, Stratfor describes the elements of what it calls a “Venezuelan revolution”: Unite the opposition, organize a campaign and summon the people to the ballot box. (Voting is optional in Venezuela).

In the same telegram, Stratfor acknowledges that its services are in demand among local political players and describes how these requests are translated into action.

First comes a situational analysis. Next, the elaboration of an action plan or “mission,” as the company calls it.

The company makes repeated references to the Serbian group CANVAS — Center for Applied Non Violent Action and Strategies.

CANVAS Links Natural Groups

This group recommends steps to be taken to remove Chávez from power, as part of a guide on “how to make a revolution” within the applicable legal constraints that would bring the opposition to power.


Stratfor calls its revolution textbook «The Encyclopedia of Mayhem», by the way.

The EOM comes with a terminology guide titled “The Stratfor Glossary of Useful, Baffling and Strange Intelligence Terms.” Where can I get a copy?

“When someone, such as the Venezuelans, asks for our help, we immediately ask “What is to be done?” That is, we analyze the situation — see the MS Word document I sent you — and then develop a mission  … and an operational concept or plan,” the author of the telegram says.

According to the Stratfor telegram, “owing to the mutual distrust among different Venezuelan opposition groups, we were obliged to conduct an initial analysis.”The company said, “It is up to the Venezuelan opposition to know what they want to achieve; in other words, success depends on the opposition realizing that the lack of unity in its ranks will probably lose them the election before the campaign even starts.”

The espionage company says on its Web site that all it does is “provide the tools and information the client needs to succeed.” In the case of Venezuela, however, “due to the inability of the right to achieve unity,” a study and plan of action were necessary.


As a matter of fact, Stratfor washes its hands of the use to which its tools and teachings are applied:

… the plans end up being effective later on, because the activist themselves have created them and they are absolutely theirs, i.e. are authentic. We only give them the tools to use as they see fit.

The e-mail concludes, astonishingly, with a cruel taunting of Venezuelan opposite numbers:!

By the way Venezuela’s security culture is nonexistent. They are retarded and talk out of their ass. It is absolutely a joke.