The leader of CANVAS is going to be coming with his DC operative to Austin. These guys are hard core revolutionaries who brought down Milosevic and then made it their day-job to setup and create revolutions around the world. They are behind a number of “color revolutions” and have heavy ties to the U.S. intelligence community.
They are at the forefront of a lot of revolutionary activity today, including Venezuela. Their visit here is purely educational.
STRATFOR is NOT in the business of starting revolutions. That is obvious but must be reiterated. This is also why this visit is not to be discussed outside of the company (not that you should discuss any visits or anything else any other time). But we are in the business of staying ahead of the news cycle and building intelligence networks with people who make the news.
We are also in the business of understanding the tactics and the mechanisms by which revolutions are put together and executed. CANVAS will be valuable to both the tactical and strategic teams