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Re: INSIGHT - VENEZUELA: CANVAS analysis
« on: February 26, 2014, 05:25:29 AM »
  Released on 2012-06-18 08:00 GMT

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They were training some Iranian women activists (ostensibly for women
rights) in Azerbaijan. And teaching them about taking on the gov't.

They communicate with me, when discussing Venezuela, through secure
channels.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Burton" <[email protected]>
To: "Marko Papic" <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 5:35:03 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: RE: INSIGHT - VENEZUELA: CANVAS analysis

What are their tentacles? I would hope they are practicing disciplined
commo?

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From: Marko Papic [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 5:28 PM
To: Fred Burton
Subject: Re: INSIGHT - VENEZUELA: CANVAS analysis
They (or rather their tentacles) are already there.

They have been giving us some info on it, but nothing really substantial
because their presence there is weak.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Burton" <[email protected]>
To: "Marko Papic" <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 5:25:34 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: RE: INSIGHT - VENEZUELA: CANVAS analysis

Send them into Iran.

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From: Marko Papic [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 5:22 PM
To: Fred Burton
Subject: Re: INSIGHT - VENEZUELA: CANVAS analysis
Thank you. They are very impressive group of guys. They just go and set up
shop in a country and try to bring the government down. When used
properly, more powerful than an aircraft carrier battle group.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Burton" <[email protected]>
To: "Marko Papic" <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 5:19:34 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: RE: INSIGHT - VENEZUELA: CANVAS analysis

Very good work

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From: Marko Papic [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 5:15 PM
To: Fred Burton
Subject: Re: INSIGHT - VENEZUELA: CANVAS analysis
CANVAS is basically the same as OTPOR.

OTPOR (means resistance) were a group of students from Belgrade who took
down Milosevic. They were tangentially connected to U.S funding sources
like NED, Freedom House and the Albert Einstein Institute and, through
them, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S.
Department of State. BUT, the US funding sources more lached on to them
after realizing their potency than other way around.

After they toppled Milosevic, the kids who ran OTPOR grew up, got suits
and designed CANVAS - Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and
Strategies... or in other words a "export-a-revolution" group that sowed
the seeds for a NUMBER of color revolutions. (they even have a website:
http://www.canvasopedia.org/) They are still hooked into U.S. funding and
basically go around the world trying to topple dictators and autocratic
governments (ones that U.S. does not like ;)

I hooked into them in late 2007 and they have been feeding us intel on
Venezuela, Georgia, Serbia, etc. Meredith expressed interest and so I
arranged a meeting between CANVAS main guy (Srdjan Popovic) and
George/Meredith in Denver around spring 2008. The meeting went well,
George invited them to come talk to the analysts on how they run
revolutions. They have accepted and I am gaming out when to bring them
over here to Austin.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Burton" <[email protected]>
To: "Reva Bhalla" <[email protected]>, "Marko Papic"
<[email protected]>
Cc: "Secure List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 2:56:39 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: RE: INSIGHT - VENEZUELA: CANVAS analysis

What is CANVAS?

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From: Reva Bhalla [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 2:38 PM
To: Marko Papic
Cc: Secure List
Subject: Re: INSIGHT - VENEZUELA: CANVAS analysis
sounds a lot like these opposition leaders are getting paid off/threatened
sufficiently not to join
On Feb 2, 2010, at 2:24 PM, Marko Papic wrote:

SOURCE CODE: SR501

PUBLICATION: NO

SOURCE DESCRIPTION: CANVAS leader

ATTRIBUTION: Not yet, not unless they let us publish

SOURCE RELIABILITY: A

ITEM CREDIBILITY: 5

SPECIAL HANDLING:

DISTRIBUTION: Secure

SOURCE HANDLER: Marko

According to CANVAS itself, they believe the protests have come too
early. They are analogous to the ban against media and therefore follow
the CANVAS manual on regime change when it says that "you need to make
your opponent aware that there will be a price tag attached to his
oppressive behavior." How effective the move is, we will soon know.

From the point of view of OTPOR, if the students want to grab the notion
that they are the number one enemy of Chavez, as Otpor did with
Milosevic, they are doing a good job at it. Next step is to start
putting pressure on the oppositio not to fracture (during anti-Slobo
protests the chant was "Traitors are Pussies", referring to opposition
working with government). Church and students are currently polled in
Venezuela as more reliable and popular than the opposition parties...
again very similar to what happened in Serbia. Next step is to gather at
a place together with the opposition leaders... at a funeral, at a
meeting, anything. That is key next step. Getting the opposition to come
to a STUDENT gathering.

--

Marko Papic

STRATFOR
Geopol Analyst - Eurasia
700 Lavaca Street, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701 - U.S.A
TEL: + 1-512-744-4094
FAX: + 1-512-744-4334
[email protected]
www.stratfor.com

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