Whistle blower website Wikileaks citing email communications from U.S. intelligence contractor STRATFOR suggests that most of the Eritrean opposition websites are funded and backed by CIA and the Ethiopian government.
The dramatic revelation comes after it published the five million e-mails dated between July 2004 and late December 2011 from the Texas based “Global Intelligence” company Stratfor.
The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.
Besides exposing the devastating portrait of the Eritrean “Opposition”, the release also reveals the inner workings of Stratfor, 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.
The latest revelation only confirms what the Eritrean government has been trying to warn ever since.
The Eritrean “Oppositions” are usually characterized by divisions along regional, ethnic, religious, and ideological parameters.
Due to their alarming ties with arch-rival Ethiopia (and the alleged but now certain backing from the CIA) they failed big time to garner any tangible support from the Eritrean people.
That creates a situation for them to thrive only in the imaginary world of the Internet trying to stay visible and relevant.