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Or maybe they have contacts in the region with whom they communicate directly.
You're showing even more ignorance than you are accusing Stratfor of having.
And you know this based on?
Have you ever even seen Stratfor's work product?
One of the Stratfor customers in the released info was Doctors Without Borders, an international charity.
You forgot "ignorant".
There probably *are* people at the Pentagon who are customers of Stratfor, who could help Manning. Maybe they're civilians who started subscribing before coming to the Pentagon. Maybe it's someone with access to government intel who considers it a useful additional news source like their Washington Post subscription.
But as far as helping Manning... I can't see this being any more helpful than dropping a bag of flaming poop on the Secretary of Defense's front porch.