Your initial comment smacks of content the parent poster highlighted, "given the deterioration of comment quality". Did you bother to looks into Stratfor before posting or simply knee jerk reply with a gross generalization?
Five minutes on Wikipedia would have informed you that the leaders of the group are published...
Fred Burton is Stratfor's vice president for intelligence. Burton is the author of a memoir, Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent, published by Random House in 2008, and Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011.
George Friedman is the founder, chief intelligence officer, financial overseer, and CEO of the private intelligence corporation Stratfor. He has authored several books, including The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade, America's Secret War, The Intelligence Edge, The Coming War With Japan and The Future of War.
The worthwhile replies on Slashdot up to the parent post seem to be two or three slashdotters that actually read / subscribe what Stratfor has published. Everything else has been crap.