“Intelligence, Secrecy & Power”, N. 617, 27 May 2013, Summary Version

Intelligence, Secrecy & Power                                     ISSN 1245-2122
N. 617, 27 May 2013
Every Two to Three Weeks
Next issue, 10 June 2013

Publishing since 1980

Editor
Olivier Schmidt
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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 617, 27 May 2013

WORLD MEDIA – JUST THE BEST & THE ESSENTIAL TITLES – 11 MAY-24 May 2013

• Guns 0419 NYT/ A Senate in the gun lobby’s grip – Senators had a chance to act against mindless violence on our streets, and failed to act
• Guns 0419 NYT/ Politics doomed US gun bills from start – “The American people are trying to figure out how can something have 90 percent support and yet not happen?” President Barack Obama]

• Egy 0511 BBC/ Egypt “al-Qaida linked plot on Western embassy” foiled [the Egyptian police are in great need of some “good press” at present]
• Isr 0511 Buzz Feed/ Pro-Israel Think Tank Could Pull Event from Newseum after Controversy [honoring of two slain Palestinian journalists with links to Hamas]

• Eco 0513 AP/ Bangladesh Will Allow Garment Workers to Form Unions without Factory Owners’ Consent [if workers can for unions in Bangladesh, they will be able to do it anywhere]
• Pol 0513 Consortium/ Washington Post Revives Its Plame-gate Smear – The Washington Post not only swallowed George W. Bush’s lies about Iraq’s WMD but the neo-con newspaper spat on Americans who dared challenge those lies, especially ex-US Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his CIA wife, Valerie Plame

• Eco 0514 NYT/ Global Retailers Join Safety Plan for Bangladesh
• FBI 0514 NYT/ Phone Records of Journalists Seized by US [publishing verified information concerning persons branded by the US as “terrorists” can be construed as “aiding terrorism”]
• Pak 0514 NYT/ Sharif vs. Army, Round 3 – Nawaz Sharif’s … new tenure may depend on how he gets along with the generals [and the jidahists that many generals are backing].
• Asia 0514 NYT/ Japan – Women Forced into WWII Brothels Served Necessary Role, Osaka Mayor Says [being invaded and raped for your own good]

• FBI 0516 Think Progress/ White House Revives “Media Shield” Bill To Protect Journalists [in a democracy, you are not supposed to need “a shield” to keep your private communications out of the hands of the intelligence services, particularly when you’re a journalist]
• Isr 0516 Huff Post/ Nakba Day 2013 – Palestinians Mark 65th Anniversary of 1948 Displacement [“displacement” here means forced expulsion from their homes and towns]
• Tech 0516 Columbus Dispatch/ Drone launch breaks barrier [aboard the “USS George H. W. Bush”]

• DOD 0517 NYT/ Debating the Legal Basis for the War on Terror – The war against Al Qaida was likely to continue for “at least 10 to 20 years” [until Muslim countries obtain a living standard close to that of Turkey]

• FBI 0518 NYT/ A “Pandora’s Box of Problems” From a Police Shooting and Drugs in a Utah Town [West Valley City]… [another case of the local cops “gone bad”]
• FBI 0518 Occupy.com/ The Wrong Men – How the DHS Failed to Prevent Terrorism [the Boston bombing] … [the same think happened with 9/11 when Bush’s FBI was watching “militant ecologists” instead of jihadists]

• Afgh 0520 UN/ Afghanistan looks to India for military assistance [Pakistan’s worst nightmare]
• Iran 0520 Tehran Times/ “Guardian Council will reject presidential hopefuls who can’t work long hours” [but even older men have the right to decide everything without any voting]
• Isr 0520 Haaretz/ Israel nixes UNESCO Jerusalem visit, alleging Palestinians tried to make it political [but things become political for Israel as soon as Palestinians are considered to have any say or any rights as human beings]

• Syr 0521 AFP/ US – Iranians joining Hezbollah in key Syria battle [if Assad falls, Hezbollah will be cut off from Iran and wither, while Iran will have another enemy on its border]
• Pol 0521 Progress Report/ Oklahoma Senator [Coburn] Won’t Support Tornado Relief without Budget Cuts [money for me and mine, and not for you]
• Pol 0521 Progress Report/ Congressman Who Gets Millions In Farm Subsidies Denounces Food Stamps As Stealing “Other People’s Money” [again, money for me and mine, and not for you]
• FBI 0521 In These Times/ How the Government Targeted Occupy – A new report reveals the US spent millions spying on Occupiers and other anti-corporate activists

• Iran 0522 NYT/ A Founder of the Revolution Is Barred from Office, Shocking Iranians [the intolerance of that “revolution” has existed from the very beginning]
• Pol 0522 Daily Take/ The Corporate Dictatorship of PBS and NPR [the “liberal media” was always a myth created by conservative to help hide conservative media ownership]

• CIA 0523 NYT/ One Drone Victim’s Trail from Raleigh to Pakistan – Jude Kenan Mohammad was killed in what the CIA calls a “signature strike,” an attack based on patterns of activity, in Pakistan in 2011
• Eco 0523 NYT/ US Retailers See Big Risk in Safety Plan for Factories in Bangladesh [worker safety cost money, reduces profits and litigation entails costly responsibility for injuries and deaths]
• Pol 0523 Mother Jones/ Mississippi Could Soon Jail Women for Stillbirths, Miscarriages [abortions are out of the question]

• CIA 0524 NYT/ CIA to Focus More on Spying, a Difficult Shift … no agency could be affected more by the new direction of the secret wars laid out by American officials on Thursday

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DAILY MEDIA DATA ENTRIES – 27 APRIL-10 May 2013

Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 616, 13 May 2013

FBI SPIES ON AP, CIA DRONES GO TO DOD & HEZBOLLAH IN SYRIA

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“Intelligence, Secrecy & Power”, N. 616, 13 May 2013, Summary Version

Intelligence, Secrecy & Power                                     ISSN 1245-2122
N. 616, 13 May 2013
Every Two to Three Weeks
Next issue, 27 May 2013

Publishing since 1980

Editor
Olivier Schmidt
Email: intelligence-adi@wanadoo.fr
Blog: https://intelligenceadi.wordpress.com/
List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/intelligence-secrecy-power-adi/
Postal: ADI, 16 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France

Copyright ADI 2013, reproduction in any form forbidden without explicit authorization from the ADI.

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 616, 13 May 2013

WORLD MEDIA – JUST THE BEST & THE ESSENTIAL TITLES – 27 APRIL-10 May 2013

Isr 0423 FourWinds10/ Scholarly Group Votes to Support a Boycott of Israeli Institutions

FBI 0427 RT News/ Boston Police Chief Wants Drones for Next Year’s Marathon [that could be called “opportunistic” or “sticking your foot in the door» for future budgets]

Isr 0428 Ynet/ Abbas threatens to appeal Israeli building to ICC
West 0428 WDRB/ Kentucky woman goes against Roman Catholic law; ordained as priest
Egy 0428 NYT/ Who Rules the Street in Cairo – The Residents Who Build It [the Muslim Brotherhood may have a different opinion on who rules]

Afgh 0429 NYT/ With Bags of Cash, CIA Seeks Influence in Afghanistan
West 0429 NYT/ Iceland Ousts Government That Steered It out of Crisis [nobody likes austerity, even when it’s your own fault].
FBI 0429 NYT/ Phone Calls Discussing Jihad Prompted Russian Warning on Tsarnaev – The Russian authorities informed the FBI in March 2011 … The FBI sent agents to interview Mr. Tsarnaev and his parents and found no evidence of any crime, but the Russians re-sent the same information to the CIA in September 2011 [so America’s two major intelligence services had been warned but nothing was done]
Afgh 0429 NYT/ Departing French Envoy Has Frank Words on Afghanistan [Bernard Bajolet is now head of France’s DGSE foreign intelligence service]

Syr 0430 RT/ “Missiles fired at” Russian plane with 159 passengers flying over Syria [could it have been anti-Russian islamists among the rebels]

Eco 0501 Truthout/ Logic Deficit – Why Were Reinhart-Rogoff Ever Taken Seriously

Env 0501 Huff Post/ EU Agrees to Protect Bees from Pesticides, but Britain Votes Against [“business as usual” in London]

Eco 0502 NYT/ Some Retailers Rethink Role in Bangladesh [when the “image” goes bad, business goes bad too]
FBI 0502 NYT/ Three Are Accused of Impeding Boston Bombing Inquiry [defending the rights of someone accused of terrorism can be qualified as “aiding and abating terrorism”]
Amer 0502 NYT/ US Agency Is Expelled from Bolivia [USAID long ago claimed to no longer be a cover for CIA operations]
Tor 0502 Gua/ US Drone Strikes Being Used as Alternative to Guantanamo, Lawyer Says [targeted killings have been used in Israel in the same manner]

Asia 0503 NYT/ Bangladesh Arrests Engineer Who Warned of Dangers [he told the truth but it was bad for business and the country’s “image”]
Amer 0503 Brad Blog/ US Government Demands Hand-Count of “Paper Ballots” in Venezuelan Election, but Not Our Own [guess what would have happened if Florida votes were hand counted in 2001]
Asia 0503 AP/ Bangladesh Official – Disaster Not “Really Serious” as Death Toll Exceeds 500 [as long as “business as usual” continues, which it may not this time]

Isr 0504 CNN/ US believes Israel has conducted an air strike into Syria [perhaps a warning to rebels that even if they come to power, the local bully remains Israel]
Pal 0504 BBC/ Google edition adopts “Palestine” [here at ISP, it was done over two year ago, and the world press started calling Hama “militants” instead of “terrorists” in late 2006].
West 0504 Gua/ Neo-Nazi gang trial to get under way in Germany after chaotic start [this is not the first time that German internal security has been found not doing its job concerning the extreme right].
Pak 0504 NYT/ Prosecutor in Bhutto’s Death and Mumbai Attacks Is Killed in Pakistan

Afr 0505 ABC/ Zimbabwe Army Chief – No Talks with Prime Minister [why should he talk with the prime minister when Mugabe controls everything]
West 0505 Irish Times/ Bishops say proposed abortion law “morally unacceptable” [in Ireland, women’s bodies do not belong to them but to the bishops and the church]
Env 0505 Gua/ US [and the UK] Rejects EU Claim of Insecticide as Prime Reason for Bee Colony Collapse [it’s bad for business, but bees keep dying in the US and the UK]

West 0506 FT/ Neo-Nazi cell goes on trial in Munich … court case which could expose serial incompetence on the part of the German police and security services [why not just say “sympathy on the part of German police and security services” since the internal security service is one of the extreme right’s major financiers since the service pays “informants” for information that doesn’t seem to produce any results]
Eco 0506 NYT/ Last Hope in Ruins – Bangladesh’s Race to Save Shaheena …  considered the deadliest accident in the history of the garment industry [over 1,000 dead, another record in the business world]

West 0507 BBC/ UK – Lawson says the unsayable [leave the EU]
CIA 0507 Buzz Flash/ Documents Reveal CIA Vetted “Zero Dark Thirty” Script with Filmmaker’s Cooperation [the Agency has always been in the film business]

FBI 0508 GAO/ Homeland Security – DHS and TSA Continue to Face Challenges Developing and Acquiring Screening Technologies
FBI 0508 Greg Palast/ FBI Spiked Chechen Jihadi Investigation [Russian intelligence warned the FBI but to no avail]

FBI 0509 Tom Dispatch/ Homeland Insecurity – Seven Years, Untold Dollars to Silence One Man – Robert MacLean, a former air marshal fired for an act of whistleblowing, continues to fight over seven long years to get his job back [Homeland Security just trying to prove that it really is “just one more layer of bureaucracy”]

Env 0510 NYT/ Citrus Disease with No Cure Is Ravaging Florida’s Groves [intensive agriculture puts plants under constant stress for which there is no cure either]
FBI 0510 NYT/ FBI Did Not Tell Police in Boston of Russian Tip [and neither did the CIA]

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DAILY MEDIA DATA ENTRIES – 27 APRIL-10 May 2013

Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 616, 13 May 2013

BOSTON BOMBING, BANGLADESH DISASTER, SYRIA, BEES IN EU, USA & UK
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Last Week’s ISP Titles (29 April-5 May 2013)

Last Week’s ISP Titles (29 April-5 May 2013)
(* Noteworthy articles, 17x)

29 APRIL

• Afgh* 0429 NYT/ With Bags of Cash, CIA Seeks Influence in Afghanistan
• Amer 0429 NYT/ A Drug War Informer in No Man’s Land [Luis Octavio Lopez Vega]
• West* 0429 NYT/ Iceland Ousts Government That Steered It Out of Crisis [nobody likes austerity, even when it your own fault]
• Eco 0429 NYT/ Wealth Gap Among Races Widened Since Recession
• Syr 0429 NYT/ Syrian Prime Minister Escapes Assassination Bid [Wael Nader al-Halqi]
• FBI* 0429 NYT/ Phone Calls Discussing Jihad Prompted Russian Warning on Tsarnaev [Jihad discussions led to Russian warning on Boston suspect, so America’s two major intelligence services had been warned but nothing was done]
• Afgh* 0429 NYT/ Departing French Envoy Has Frank Words on Afghanistan [Bernard Bajolet is now head of France’s DGSE foreing intelligence service]
• Pak 0429 CNN/ Another pre-election bombing in Pakistan leaves 6 dead
• Afgh 0429 Wired/ How the CIA’s Bags of Cash Undermined the Afghanistan War
• Tor 0429 Miamia Herald/ Life Under Lockdown at America’s Hunger-Striking Prison Camps
• Eco 0429 Buzz Flash/ University Grad Student Debunks Major Austerity Theory by Exposing Flawed Stats
• Tor 0429 Roll Call/ Biden Wants Torture Report Released
• DOD 0429 AllGov/ Judge Orders DoD to Release Names of Instructors, Students at School of Americas

30 APRIL

• Pak 0430 USA Today/ Pakistan court bans Musharraf from office for life
• Asia 0430 ABC/ Raped 5-Year-Old Girl Dies in Central India
• Afgh 0430 WSJ/ Karzai Confirms Accepting CIA Cash Monthly for 10 Years
• Afgh 0430 Bloomberg/ CIA Cash to Karzai Said to Fit Afghan Patronage System
• Syr* 0430 RT/ “Missiles fired at” Russian plane with 159 passengers flying over Syria [could it have been anti-Russian islamists among the rebels]
• Afr 0430 NYT/ Massacre in Nigeria Spurs Outcry Over Military Tactics
• Iran 0430 NYT/ As Election in Iran Nears, Ahmadinejad’s Critics Are Piling On

1 MAY

• Amer 0501 Fox/ Venezuela tensions high after congressional brawl
• West 0501 AFP/ France, Italy join hands over eurozone crisis
• East 0501 BBC/ Russia seeks new generation of “heroes”
• West 0501 NYT/ Greeks Stage General Strike Against Austerity
• Pak 0501 VOA/ Pakistani Army Chief Disapproves of Critics
• Eco 0501 International Consortium of Investigative Journalists/ JPMorgan Chase’s Record Highlights Doubts About Big Banks’ Devotion to Fighting Dirty Money Flows
• Eco* 0501 Truthout/ Logic Deficit – Why Were Reinhart-Rogoff Ever Taken Seriously
• Tor 0501 Slate/ The Guantanamo Memoirs of Mohamedou Ould Slahi
• Env 0501 Talking Points Memo/ Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Set to Go Ahead Despite Ban from Obama
• Env* 0501 Huff Post/ EU Agrees to Protect Bees from Pesticides, but Britain Votes Against [“business as usual” in London]
• Tor 0501 NYT/ Amid Hunger Strike, Obama Renews Push to Close Cuba Prison [Guantanamo]
• Eco 0501 NYT/ Banks Resist Strict Controls of Foreign Bets
• Asia 0501 NYT/ The Most Hated Bangladeshi, Toppled From a Shady Empire [Sohel Rana]
• Syr 0501 UN/ Gaza infrastructure is strained by rise in Syrian refugees
• Asia 0501 UN/ Sectarian violence is quelled in Myanmar
• Tor 0501 Truthout/ President Obama’s Law Day Proclamation Rings Hollow So Long as Torturers Go Unpunished
• Syr 0501 Counterpunch/ The Lesson of WMDs – Obama and US Military Divided Over Syria
• Tor 0501 Gua/ Obama Vows Guantanamo Closure as Hunger Strike Worsens
• Env 0501 Grist/ New Mexico County Is First in the Nation to Ban All Drilling and Fracking

2 MAY

• Afr 0502 VOA/ At Least Three Dead in Chad Coup Attempt
• Afr 0502 CTV/ Sudan – Estimated 60 people trapped in gold mine collapse
• Afgh 0502 WSJ/ Afghan, Pakistani Forces Clash
• West 0502 Reu/ “Shameless” British fraudster, James McCormick, jailed for selling fake bomb parts
• West 0502 ABC6OnYourSide.com/ Ireland publishes bill on life-saving abortions
• Eco* 0502 NYT/ Some Retailers Rethink Role in Bangladesh [when the “image” goes bad, business goes bad too]
• FBI* 0502 NYT/ Three Are Accused of Impeding Boston Bombing Inquiry [defending the rights of someone accused ot terrorism can be quilitied as “aiding and abating terrorism”]
• Amer* 0502 NYT/ US Agency Is Expelled From Bolivia [USAID long ago claimed to no longer be a cover for CIA operations]
• Asia 0502 UN/ UN envoy finds pervasive sexual violence in India
• Syr 0502 UN/ Syrian troops seek to dislodge rebels in Hom
• FBI 0502 Moyers & Company/ Six Whistleblowers Charged Under the Espionage Act
• Tor 0502 Truthout/ Guantanamo Attorney Found Dead in Apparent Suicide
• Exr 0502 Buz Flash/ Nearly a Third of Americans Believe Armed Revolution Against Government May Be Necessary – Return of the KKK
• Tor 0502 Gua/ US Drone Strikes Being Used as Alternative to Guantanamo, Lawyer Says [targeted killings have been used in Israel in the same manner]

3 MAY

• Syr 0503 BBC/ Little international support for arming Syria rebels
• West 0503 GUA/ UK – Phone-hacking investigation – Rebekah Brooks’s former bodyguard charged
• Asia 0503 BBC/ Chinese girls poisoned by yogurt “over school rivalry”
• Asia 0503 WSJ/ Indonesia Detains 2 for Myanmar Embassy Bomb Plot
• Guns 0503 Politico/ Joe Biden planning fresh gun control push
• West 0503 Reu/ BBC star admits sex abuse as Britain wonders who’s next (Stuart Hall]
• Afr 0503 AFP/ South Africa govt in crisis over wedding scandal
• Afr 0503 New Indian Express/ Indian wedding snowballs into diplomatic tussle with South Africa
• Asia 0503 Indian Express/ Chinese official exposed in sex video to be prosecuted
• FBI 0503 NYT/ Boston Plotters Said to Initially Target July 4 for Attack [Dzhokhar Tsarnaev]
• Egy 0503 NYT/ Egypt’s Birthrate Rises as Population Control Policies Vanish
• Asia* 0503 NYT/ Bangladesh Arrests Engineer Who Warned of Dangers [Abdur Razzaque Khan, [he told the truth but it was bad for business and the country’s “image”]
• Amer* 0503 Brad Blog/ US Government Demands Hand-Count of “Paper Ballots” in Venezuelan Election, but Not Our Own [guess what would have happend if Florida votes were hand counted in 2001]
• Asia* 0503 AP/ Bangladesh Official – Disaster Not “Really Serious” as Death Toll Exceeds 500 [as long as “business as usual” continues, which it may not this time]
• Iraq 0503 Ind/ “The Civil War in Iraq Has Already Begun”

4 MAY

• Isr* 0504 CNN/ US believes Israel has conducted an air strike into Syria
• Isr 0504 WP/ Israel launches second air strike in Syria, targeting weapons shipment
• Pal* 0504 BBC/ Google edition adopts “Palestine” [we at ISP did it over two year ago, and the world press started calling Hama “militants” instead of “terrorists” in late 2006]
• Afgh 0504 RT/ Karzai denies CIA cash bought support of Afghan warlords, asks US to continue
• East 0504 BBC/ Jobbik rally against World Jewish Congress in Budapest
• Tor 0504 LAT/ Guantanamo detainee says prison “shakedown” sparked hunger strike
• Tor 0504 Newsday/ Guantanamo camp burns through $900,000 a year per inmate
• Afr 0504 Bloomberg/ Nigerian Ethnic Violence Leaves 39 Dead in Northeastern Town
• West 0504 Gua/ Neo-Nazi gang trial to get under way in Germany after chaotic start [this is not the frist time that German internal security has been found not doing its work on the extreme right]
• Pak* 0504 NYT/ Prosecutor in Bhutto’s Death and Mumbai Attacks Is Killed in Pakistan [Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali]
• Env 0504 NYT/ New York State’s Highest Court Upheld Two Towns’ Right to Keep Toxic Energy Production Out of Their Communities
• FBI 0504 Common Dreams/ 1,856 to Zero – Secret Spy Court Authorizes 100 Percent of US Government Requests

5 MAY

• West 0505 NYT/ British Lawmaker Denies Rape Accusations [Nigel Evans]
• Afr 0505 Telegraph/ Mogadishu car bomb targets Qatari officials
• Afr 0505 Irish Times/ At least eight killed in Somalia bomb attack on Qatari officials
• Env 0505 ABC/ Toxic chemicals on fire after train crashes in Belgium
• Asia 0505 BBC/ Riot police battle Islamists in Dhaka Bangladesh
• Asia 0505 Daily Herald/ Violence as Bangladeshis demand anti-blasphemy law
• Syr 0505 Houston Chronicle/ Syrian rebels enter northern air base
• Mide 0505 Newsday/ Saudis allow some girls’ schools to offer sports
• Amer 0505 Reu/ Venezuela rebuffs Obama, repeats case against US “spy”
• Afr 0505 ABC/ Zimbabwe Army Chief – No Talks With Prime Minister [why should he talk with the prime minister when Mugbe controls everything]
• Asia 0505 WSJ/ Indonesia Detains 2 for Myanmar Embassy Bomb Plot
• Afr 0505 Channels/ Nigeria – Police Declare 24 Hour Curfew In Wukari Town
• West 0505 Press TV/ German chancellor’s conservative party plunges in poll amid scandals
• West* 0505 Irish Times/ Bishops say proposed abortion law “morally unacceptable” [in Ireland, women’s bodies not belong to them but to the bishops and the church]
• Afr 0505 ABC/ 1 Dead, 44 Injured in Blast in Tanzania Church
• Env 0505 Gua/ Northern Italy hit by tornado, hail and torrential rain
• Afr 0505 WP/  Libyan parliament passes law banning senior Gadhafi-era officials from government
• Isr 0505 NYT/ Israel Targeted Iranian Missiles in Syria Attack
• Eco 0505 Campaign for America’s Future/ Apple Dodges Enough Taxes to Cover Much of the Sequester
• Eco 0505 IPS/ UN Finds “Little Appreciation” for Human Rights Among US Businesses
• Tor 0505 Mother Jones/ Gitmo Detainee Explains Why He’s on Hunger Strike
• Env 0505 Gua/ US (and the UK] Rejects EU Claim of Insecticide as Prime Reason for Bee Colony Collapse [it’s bad for business]