ISP Conflict Timeline, 21-27 October 2013

21 October 201

Spy 1021 VOA/ France, Mexico Demand Explanation for Latest NSA Allegations
Spy 1021 Reu/ France summons US ambassador over spying report
Spy 1021 Euronews/ France’s Hollande to seek stronger data protection after US spy claims
East 1021 ABC/ Suicide Bomber Strikes Russian Bus, Killing 6
East 1021 CSM/ Russia identifies suicide bomber as woman from Dagestan
East 1021 RT/ Investigative Committee source – Volgograd suicide blast was planned for Moscow
Egy 1021 ABC/ Egypt’s Christians Stunned After Church Shooting
Pak 1021 Fox/ Blasts kill at least 6 passengers on Pakistan train
Amer 1021 WNCN/ Uruguay official – legal pot for $1 per gram
Syr 1021 NYT/ Bomber Tied to Al Qaeda Kills Dozens in Syrian City
Afr 1021 NYT/ Vigilantes Defeat Boko Haram in Its Nigerian Base
Egy 1021 UN/ Unrest continues in Egypt as interim government gains support
Afr 1021 UN/ 19 dead after attacks by Boko Haram rebels disguised as soldiers
Eco 1021 Buzz Flash/ JP Morgan to Pay $13 Billion in Fines, NYT Says, but Still No Criminal Charges Against Top Wall Street Execs
Spy 1021 Gua/ Snowden Leaks – France Summons US Envoy Over NSA Surveillance Claims
Pol 1021 CBC/ US and Canada Among Only Four Nations to Vote Against UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

22 October 2013

CIA* 1022 NYT/ Pakistan – Civilian Deaths in Drone Strikes Cited in [Amnesty] Report
Syr 1022 NYT/ Qaeda-Linked Group Is Seen Complicating the Drive for Peace in Syria
Spy 1022 NYT/ French Condemn Surveillance by NSA
Syr 1022 Houston Chronicle/ Syrian rebels battle army in Christian town [Sadad]
CIA 1022 Time/ Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Blast US Drone Strikes
East 1022 Bloomberg/ Russian Suicide Bomb Spurs Terror Alert as Putin Meet Muftis
Mide 1022 Reu/ Saudi spy chief says Riyadh to “shift away from US” over Syria, Iran
Isr 1022 JP/ Israel to announce new construction in West Bank in the near future
Isr 1022 ABC/ Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Militant Suspect
Spy 1022 Irish Times/ French PM demands answers on US surveillance
Spy 1022 Haaretz/ ‘Unacceptable spying practices’ – French anger over US spying continues to to simmer as top diplomats meet
Afgh 1022 Bloomberg/ Afghanistan disqualifies 16 from presidential race
Syr 1022 UN/ Syrian opposition expresses doubts about attending peace talks
Pol 1022 Consortium/ USA – Right-Wing Ideology Run Wild

23 October 2013

West 1023 Fox/ Greek police arrest 3 in Gypsy community over suspected baby abduction
West 1023 Time/ Europe’s Roma Face ‘Witch-Hunt’ After Reports of Child-Snatching
West 1023 BBC/ Vatican suspends ‘bishop of bling’ Tebartz-van Elst
East 1023 BBC/ Russia drops piracy charges against Greenpeace activists
Iran 1023 Bloomberg/ Iran’s Conservatives Call for Nuclear Talks Boycott After Insult
Mide 1023 Reu/ Saudi move reflects fears US falling for Iranian charm
East 1023 NYT/ Russia Putting a Strong Arm on Neighbors
Syr 1023 UN/ Syrian rebels detail conditions for participation in peace talks
Afr 1023 UN/ Renamo fighters in Mozambique strike police station
Afr 1023 UN/ Nigerian troops attack Boko Haram base, killing 37
FBI 1023 Think Progress/ Maryville Rape Survivor Fights Victim-Blaming – “This Is Why I Am Not Shutting Up”
Pol* 1023 Consortium/ Dick Cheney’s Heartless Hypocrisy [but hypocrisy is far from new for Cheney]
FBI 1023 Truthout/ Many States Don’t Require a Background Check to Buy a Gun
Pol 1023 Buzz Flash/ National Support for Recreational Use of Marijuana Reaches 58 Percent, Poll Indicates
Pol* 1023 Salon/ 10 craziest right-wing statements of the week – Tea Party meltdown edition

24 October 2013

Spy 1024 BBC/ Spying row – Merkel demands US trust at EU summit
CIA 1024 BBC/ Secret memos ‘show Pakistan endorsed US drone strikes’
Iran 1024 Times of India/ Iran lawmaker – No need for more 20% uranium
Syr 1024 Reu/ State TV – Syrian army seizes Damascus suburb from rebels
Asia 1024 Arirang News/ N. Korea to return six S. Korean detainees Friday
West 1024 Boston.com/ EU Parliament urges suspending data deal with US
FBI 1024 Yahoo/ FBI Probing Russian ‘Spy Recruitment Centre’
Afr 1024 Haaretz/ Descending into anarchy – Libya almost dares to long for Gadhafi
Spy 1024 NYT/ Anger Growing Among Allies on U.S. Spying
Mide 1024 NYT/ Criticism of United States’ Mideast Policy Increasingly Comes From Allies
West 1024 NYT/ Vatican Suspends German Bishop Accused of Lavish Spending on Himself
Egy 1024 UN/ Legislation would restrict street protests in Egypt
Asia 1024 UN/ Experts worry North Korea is readying fourth nuclear test
FBI 1024 Truthout/ Will Domestic Drone Privacy Bills Fall Short Because of ALEC, Defense Industry Influence
Tech 1024 Brad Blog/ Diebold Charged With Bribery, Falsifying Docs, ‘Worldwide Pattern of Criminal Conduct’

25 October 2013

Afr 1025 Africa Confidential/ Uganda – Kony keeps up the terror
Spy 1025 USA Today/ EU leaders say spying scandal threatens terror fight
Spy 1025 Wikipedia/ Stasi 2.0 – The phrase Stasi 2.0 is the catchphrase of a civil rights campaign in Germany
Mide 1025 Bloomberg/ Saudi Women Plan to Hit Roads in New Push for Right to Drive
West 1025 Daily Mail/ Racist killer [Pavlo Lapshyn] who murdered pensioner within five days of entering UK told he will serve minimum of 40 years in prison
Tech 1025 PCWorld/ UK police seizure poses question – 3D printed gun components, or printer parts
Pak 1025 Times of India/ As ceasefire violations intensify, question on everyone’s lips is ‘what is Pakistan thinking’
Spy 1025 NYT/ Germany and France Propose Talks With U.S. to Rein In Spying
Spy 1025 NYT/ Allegation of U.S. Spying on Merkel Puts Obama at Crossroads
Pol 1025 NYT/ Group Linked to Kochs Admits to Campaign Finance Violations
Env* 1025 NYT/ To Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills [in the radioactive waters off Fukushima from which people won’t eat the fish]
Afr 1025 UN/ UN, France and Mali begin joint effort to oust militants
DOD 1025 Hampton Institute/ Empire Under Obama – America’s “Secret Wars” in Over 100 Countries Around the World
Amer 1025 Truthout/ US Invasion of Grenada – A 30-Year Retrospective
Env 1025 Alternet/ Monsanto’s Very Bad Week – Three Big Blows for GMO Food
Amer 1025 Democracy Now/ Rene Gonzalez, Lone Cuban Five Member Freed From US Prison, Speaks Out From Havana
Spy* 1025 Business Insider/ Snowden Leak – The NSA Has Been Monitoring Phone Calls of 35 World Leaders
FBI* 1025 Rolling Stone/ Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters

26 October 2013

Mide 1026 NYT/ A Mostly Quiet Effort to Put Saudi Women in Driver’s Seats
West 1026 G&M/ Greenpeace activist hangs from Eiffel Tower to push for release of detainees in [Russia]
Spy 1026 G&M/ Obama, Kerry attempt to halt international outrage over NSA spying
Egy 1026 Montreal Gazette/ Complaints filed against Egypt’s popular satirist, alleging he defamed military
Syr 1026 WP/ Syrian Kurdish fighters capture border crossing with Iraq from al-Qaida-linked [rebels]
Spy 1026 NYT/ Federal Prosecutors, in a Policy Shift, Cite Warrantless Wiretaps as Evidence
Mide 1026 USA Today/ Saudi women’s driving kicks off without arrests
Iran 1026 Hindustan Times/ Iran hangs 16 in reprisal for Pak border killings
Pak* 1026 Fars News Agency/ Iran Upset about Pakistan’s Lax Border Control [what’s happening in Pakistan that such provocations take place]
Afgh 1026 LAT/ NATO soldier wounded in latest Afghanistan insider shooting
Spy 1026 NYT/ In Spy Uproar, ‘Everyone Does It’ Just Won’t Do
Spy 1026 NYT/ Amid New Storm in U.S.-Europe Relationship, a Call for Talks on Spying
FBI 1026 Truthout/ President Obama and Attorney General Holder – End the For-Profit Operation Streamline Scheme Now
Spy 1026 ProPublica/ Claim on “Attacks Thwarted” by NSA Spreads Despite Lack of Evidence
CIA 1026 McClatchy/ Senator Burr Disappoints NC Religious Leaders on Release of Torture Report

27 October 2013

Spy 1027 NYT/ Federal Prosecutors, in a Policy Shift, Cite Warrantless Wiretaps as Evidence
Asia 1027 Reu/ Blasts kill five at rally for Indian opposition candidate Modi
Iraq 1027 USA Today/ Car bombs kill at least 56 people in Iraq
Spy 10127 Telegraph/ Barack Obama ‘approved tapping Angela Merkel’s phone 3 years ago’
Spy 1027 Irish Times/ Angela Merkel demands progress on no-spy deal between Europe and the US
Spy 1027 CTV/ German minister demands “complete” information from US over alleged spying
Egy 1027 NYT/ Egyptian Satirist Returns to TV With Careful Barbs
FBI 1027 KPHO Phoenix/ Neighbors – Barking dogs may have triggered shooting rampage
Spy 1027 Victoria Times Colonist/ NSA spying threatens to undermine US foreign policy; Obama, Kerry try to quell furor abroad
Afr 1027 Reu/ Union – Somalia journalists beaten, radio stations taken off air

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 625, 21 October 2013

WORLD MEDIA – 5 OCTOBER TO 18 OCTOBER 2013 REPORTS & SYNTHESIS

This number 625 issue covers 5 October-18 October 2013 and includes 18 pages of data, with 224 entries in 9,389 words, and 27 noteworthy entries marked *. With this issue, we continue our format of providing information by topics and listing chronologically the media reports titles according to our traditional set of topics. The numbers for specific topics are: US DOMESTIC POLITICS (Pol, 55X, 9*), up very significantly from 39 because of the GOP and Tea Party shutdown failure, AFRICA (Afr, 32X, 3*), down slightly from 48 (Nairobi attack) but includes US SEAL raids in Libya and Somalia, Mali, Tunisia and CAR news; NSA WORLD SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL (Spy, 18X, 2*), previously 20 but challenges to NSA start to appear worldwide; SYRIA (Syr, 16X, 1*), down significantly from 41, but with chemical weapons inspections beginning as jihadists split rebels; PAKISTAN (Pak, 13X, 3*), previously 15 and here with news on Malala, Musharraf, continuing violence and no coherent government; ASIA (12X), down significantly from 22; USA DOMESTIC SECURITY (FBI, 10X, 2*), previously 18; IRAN (10X), down from 16, as nuclear talks begin with the West; EGYPT (Egy, 9X), down from 14;
WESTERN EUROPE (West, 9x), significantly down from 19; ISRAEL/PALESTINE (Isr, 6X, 4*), down from 11; IRAQ (5X), previously 6 and a new surge in violence; ECONOMICS (Eco, 4X, 1*), previously 9, with news on the US government shutdown; ENVIRONMENT (Env, 4X, 1*), significantly down from 15; TECHNOLOGY & GLOBAL TOPICS (Tech, 4X, 1*), up for 2; PENTAGON (DOD, 4X), stable; MIDDLE EAST (Mide, 4X), previously 7; AFGHANISTAN (Afgh, 4X), previously 6; EASTERN EUROPE (East, 3X), prevously 4;. This issue includes no entries for LATIN AMERICA (Amer), prevously -, and none for GUNS (US gun policy), previously 15.

This issue’s significant entries are:

US DOMESTIC POLITICS (Pol, 55X, 9*)
GOP and Tea Party shutdown failure
Pol* 1005 Consortium/ The White Man’s Last Tantrum? [government shutdown], Robert Parry
Pol* 1006 NYT/ Some in GOP Try to Pick and Choose amid Spending Fight [piecemeal admission of defeat]
Pol* 1011 NYT/ Health Act Embraced in California – In Florida, Opposition by the State and Snags in Signing Up on the Web [it used to be nations that were “haves” and “have nots”, now it’s different states in the US]
Pol* 1011 Rolling Stone/ Republican Extremism and the Lessons of History – This crisis is about nothing other than the Republican Party – its radicalization, its stunning lack of leadership and its disregard for the Constitution
Pol* 1012 Truthout/ The GOP Has Its Lowest Approval Rating in History [a record, thanks to the Tea Party]
Pol* 1014 NYT/ To Ousted Boss, Arms Watchdog [OPCW] Was Seen as an Obstacle in Iraq [an excellent and well-documented article on how the Bush regime ran a “dirty trick” covert operation to silence the OPCW on the non-existence of Iraqi WMD]
Pol* 1016 NYT/ Signs Indicate That Obama’s Debt Ceiling Gamble May Be Paying Off [which means right-wingers have already abandoned trying to stop Obamacare]
Pol* 1016 NYT/ With GOP Badly Divided, Boehner Is Left ‘Herding Cats’ [but at least cats think enough ahead to have plans for surviving]
Pol* 0117 NYT/ Republicans Back Down, Ending Crisis over Shutdown and Debt Limit

ISRAEL/PALESTINE (Isr, 6X, 4*)
Mossad, Netanyahu, no jeans in Iran, but ICBMs and atomic bombs
Isr* 1008 BBC/ Iranians mock Netanyahu over jeans comment [isn’t Mossad better informed than that or is Netanyahu just “off the deep end”]
Isr* 1014 IPS/ Israeli Claim of Iranian ICBM Exploits Biased US Intel, Gareth Porter [Mossad & Netanyahu find ICBMs in Iran, but no jeans]
Isr* 1014 TomDispatch/ The Desert of Israeli Democracy – A Trip Through the Negev Desert Leads to the Heart of Israel’s National Nightmare, Max Blumenthal [again “concentrating” minorities]
Isr* 1017 Time/ As Iran and the West Make Progress in Geneva, Israel Grumbles from the Sidelines [whatever happened to the Iranian nuclear bomb Mossad promised us several years ago]

AFRICA (Afr, 32X, 3*)
US SEAL raids in Libya and Somalia; Mali; Tunisia; CAR
Afr* 1009 NYT/ ‘Imperfect Intelligence’ Said to Hinder US Raid on Militant in Somalia [sounds like “imperfect intel” simply means “bad intel”]
Afr* 1009 NYT/ US Officials Say Libya Approved Commando Raids [and perhaps that’s why it went off well, or else this is false information intended to “push the Libyan government into line”]
Afr* 1010 BBC/ Libyan PM Ali Zeidan seized by armed men [does a Libyan government exist at all]

PAKISTAN (Pak, 13X, 3*)
Malala, Musharraf, continuing violence and no coherent government
Pak* 1009 Reu/ Former dictator Musharraf granted bail, free to leave Pakistan [the army has made its terms for cooperation clear to the government]
Pak* 1012 NYT/ Pakistani Girl, a Global Heroine after an Attack, Has Critics at Home [just like anything criticizing jihadism]
Pak* 1016 BBC/ Two Pakistani teenagers shot by the Taliban while travelling with their friend Malala Yousafzai have been given scholarships at an international school in Wales [will a ground swell of angry girls confront jihadists in Pakistan]

NSA WORLD SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL (Spy, 18X, 2*)
Challenges to NSA start to appear worldwide
Spy* 1011 NYT/ CIA Warning on Snowden in ’09 Said to Slip through the Cracks [just another bureaucratic slip up, but this one went against the bureaucracy]
Spy* 1017 NYT/ Door May Open for Challenge to Secret Wiretaps [after defeating the Congressional right-wing, will Obama take on the military / security complex]

USA DOMESTIC SECURITY (FBI, 10X, 2*)
FBI* 1009 Web of Debt Blog/ Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse [or reactions to the GOP government shutdown]
FBI* 1011 Buzz Flash/ States Guarantee High Prison Populations for Private Prison Industry’s Profits [when private prisons should be paid not according to how many prisoners they have but how many prisoners get back a life in society]

SYRIA (Syr, 16X, 1*)
Chemical weapons inspection begins as jihadists split rebels
Syr* 1012 ABC/ Al-Qaida Leader Urges Rival Syria Groups to Unite [now it’s a three-way civil war]

ECONOMICS (Eco, 4X, 1*)
Eco* 1013 AFP/ Tax the rich? IMF sparks a mini revolution [International Monetary Fund Strongly Suggests Countries Tax the Rich to Fix Deficit]

ENVIRONMENT (Env, 4X, 1*)
No more climate-warming denial at the LAT
Env* 1018 UN/ US newspaper [LAT] won’t print non-expert opinions on climate change [why didn’t they do this on Bush’s Iraqi WMD in 2002]

TECHNOLOGY & GLOBAL TOPICS (Tech, 4X, 1*)
Tech* 1014 Indian Express/ Malaysian court rules non-Muslims cannot use ‘Allah’ [so much for tolerance in “Muslim-majority” nations]
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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 625, 21 October 2013

DATA ENTRIES BY TOPIC – 5 OCTOBER TO 18 OCTOBER 2013

US DOMESTIC POLITICS (Pol, 55X, 9*)
GOP and Tea Party shutdown failure
Pol 1005 Buzz Flash/ The Kamikazee “Tea Party” Caucus Is Even Willing to Sacrifice John Boehner’s Tan to Keep America White
Pol 1005 Gua/ On Syria and Summers – The Obama ’08 Voters Have Finally Found their Voice
Pol 1005 Mother Jones/ Can Obama Disrupt the Shutdown Narrative?
Pol 1005 NYT/ Boehner Urges GOP Unity in ‘Epic Battle’
Pol 1005 Salon-WP/ Dumbest Extortion Attempt Ever – Republican Scheme’s Perverse Logic
Pol 1005 The Hill/ House OK’s Furlough Back Pay – Reid, It’s “Cruel” to Keep Shutdown Going
Pol 1005 Truthout/ Anatomy of Banning a Worldview [Arizona]
Pol* 1005 Consortium/ The White Man’s Last Tantrum? [government shutdown], Robert Parry
Pol* 1006 NYT/ Some in GOP Try to Pick and Choose amid Spending Fight [piecemeal admission of defeat]
Pol 1006 Chicago Tribune/ House passes retroactive pay as shutdown enters first weekend
Pol 1006 NYT/ A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning
Pol 1006 NYT/ Conservative Georgia District Urges GOP to Keep up the Fight
Pol 1006 Truthout-NYT/ Boehner Admitted He Had a Deal with Dems That Would Have Favored Republican Numbers for Passage of the Budget, but Reneged on It Because of Tea Party Caucus Push Back
Pol 1007 NYT/ Ailing Midwestern Cities Extend a Welcoming Hand to Immigrants
Pol 1007 Truthout/ Supreme Court Hears GOP Challenge to Political Donation Limits
Pol 1008 Air Force Times/ Shutdown – Veterans Benefits Offices Closing
Pol 1008 Bill Moyers/ On the Sabotage of Democracy [government shutdown]
Pol 1008 NYT/ A GOP Moderate in the Middle … of a Jam
Pol 1008 Paul Krugman/ American Craziness and Class Warfare [Tea Party & government shutdown]
Pol 1009 NYT/ 8 Lawmakers Arrested at Immigration Protest
Pol 1009 NYT/ Lift ‘Threats,’ Obama Insists, Spurning Talks
Pol 1009 Real News/ Two Hundred Arrested in Historic Action Demanding Immigration Reform and a Halt to Deportations
Pol 1009 Truthout-AFP/ Obama Invites All Republican and Democratic Lawmakers to the White House for Talks
Pol 1010 NYT/ As Pressure Mounts, House GOP Weighs Short-Term Debt Deal
Pol 1010 NYT/ Business Groups See Loss of Sway over House GOP
Pol 1011 NYT/ Kochs and Other Conservatives Split over Strategy on Health Law
Pol 1011 NYT/ No Quick Deal, but Offer by GOP on Debt Shifts the Tone
Pol 1011 NYT/ Ryan Is Again in the Forefront for the GOP
Pol* 1011 NYT/ Health Act Embraced in California – In Florida, Opposition by the State and Snags in Signing Up on the Web [it used to be nations that were “haves” and “have nots”, now it’s different states in the US]
Pol* 1011 Rolling Stone/ Republican Extremism and the Lessons of History – This crisis is about nothing other than the Republican Party – its radicalization, its stunning lack of leadership and its disregard for the Constitution
Pol* 1012 Truthout/ The GOP Has Its Lowest Approval Rating in History [a record, thanks to the Tea Party]
Pol 1012 NYT/ Divide Narrows as Talks to Resolve Fiscal Crisis Go On
Pol 1012 Robert Reich/ The Tea Party Republicans’ Biggest Mistake
Pol 1013 NYT/ Senate Takes Lead as House Republicans’ Talks with White House Fail
Pol* 1014 NYT/ To Ousted Boss, Arms Watchdog [OPCW] Was Seen as an Obstacle in Iraq [an excellent and well-documented article on how the Bush regime ran a “dirty trick” covert operation to silence the OPCW on the non-existence of Iraqi WMD]
Pol 1014 Bill Moyers/ Dollars v. Democracy [why not let China buy US election campaigns since it has the most money]
Pol 1014 Truthout/ House Republicans and President Obama Stalemate in Fiscal Negotiations
Pol 1014 Truthout/ The Tea Party and the New York Times Shut down the Government, Dean Baker
Pol 1014 WP/ Senate leaders within striking distance of deal to end shutdown, raise debt limit
Pol 1015 NYT/ Senators near Fiscal Deal, but the House Is Uncertain
Pol* 1016 NYT/ Signs Indicate That Obama’s Debt Ceiling Gamble May Be Paying Off [which means right-wingers have already abandoned trying to stop Obamacare]
Pol* 1016 NYT/ With GOP Badly Divided, Boehner Is Left ‘Herding Cats’ [but at least cats think enough ahead to have plans for surviving]
Pol 1016 Campaign for America’s Future/ The Cost of the Tea Party Shutdown Keeps Getting Higher
Pol 1016 Daily Take/ Here Lies the Tea Party, 2009-2013
Pol 1016 Moyers & Company/ Tea Party’s War Memorial Rally Was Another “Let Him Die!” Moment
Pol 1016 National Journal/ Backlash for the GOP
Pol 1016 NYT/ Debt Talks in Disarray as House Balks
Pol 1016 Truthout/ John Boehner Finally Agrees to Bypass the Tea Party on Senate Plan
Pol* 0117 NYT/ Republicans Back Down, Ending Crisis over Shutdown and Debt Limit
Pol 1017 NYT/ Hands Empty but Spirit Unbowed, House Republicans Take Stock
Pol 1017 NYT/ USA – Losing a Lot to Get Little [shutdown failure]
Pol 1018 The Atlantic/ Conservatives Misunderstand What Went Wrong under Bush – You’d swear from today’s rhetoric that the problem was too much compromise – Nope
Pol 1018 Truthout/ Food Stamp Outage Highlights Problems with Privatization of Public Services
Pol 1018 Truthout/ Washington Attorney General Sues GMO Labeling Opponents for Hiding Corporate Donors

AFRICA (Afr, 32X, 3*)
US SEAL raids in Libya and Somalia; Mali; Tunisia; CAR
Afr 1005 NYT/ US Says Navy SEALs Stage Raid on Somali Militants
Afr 1005 Reu/ Tunisia’s ruling Islamists start crisis talks with opposition
Afr 1006 CBS/ Somalia – SEALs abort mission to capture al-Shabab leader
Afr 1006 CNN/ US forces strike in Libya, Somalia, capture al Qaida operative
Afr 1006 McClatchy/ US Troops Capture Wanted al Qaida Leader in Libya
Afr 1006 NYT/ US Raids in Libya and Somalia Strike Terror Targets
Afr 1007 NYT/ Libya Condemns US for Seizing Terror Suspect
Afr 1007 UN/ CAR sectarian fighting kills 14
Afr 1007 UN/ Caretaker government to be appointed for Tunisia
Afr 1007 UN/ Northern Mali city sees first Islamist attack since May
Afr 1007 UN/ UN peacekeepers in DR Congo focus on militants, child soldiers
Afr 1008 LAT/ US quarry in Somalia raid is a top Shabab commander, officials say
Afr 1008 UN/ Quest for gold in Darfur proves deadly
Afr 1008 UN/ Unrest continues in Mali as bridge into Niger is destroyed
Afr* 1009 NYT/ ‘Imperfect Intelligence’ Said to Hinder US Raid on Militant in Somalia [sounds like “imperfect intel” simply means “bad intel”]
Afr* 1009 NYT/ US Officials Say Libya Approved Commando Raids [and perhaps that’s why it went off well, or else this is false information intended to “push the Libyan government into line”]
Afr* 1010 BBC/ Libyan PM Ali Zeidan seized by armed men [does a Libyan government exist at all]
Afr 1010 Euronews/ US expected backlash to arrest of al-Qaida suspect in Libya
Afr 1010 NYT/ Extremist Group Gains Foothold among Kenyans
Afr 1010 UN/ Militiamen free Libyan prime minister after 6 hours of detention
Afr 1011 NYT/ Show of Power by Libya Militia in Kidnapping
Afr 1012 CNN/ Foreign Ministry fire in Libya 2 days after prime minister’s abduction
Afr 1012 Fox/ Car bomb hits Swedish, Finnish consulates in Libya
Afr 1014 UN/ Gunmen kill 3 peacekeepers in Darfur
Afr 1014 UN/ More French troops are headed to CAR
Afr 1015 ABC/ Amnesty – Hundreds Killed in Detention in Nigeria
Afr 1015 UN/ Investigation needed into deaths of jailed militants in Nigeria, group says
Afr 1016 UN/ 3-site attack by militants in Nigeria
Afr 1016 UN/ Former Cote d’Ivoire fighters becoming highway bandits
Afr 1018 BBC/ Benghazi gunmen kill Libya commander Ahmed al-Barghathi
Afr 1018 Standard Digital New/ President Uhuru Kenyatta request for exemption from ICC granted with conditions
Afr 1018 UN/ UN responds to threat by al-Shabab in Somalia

NSA WORLD SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL (Spy, 18X, 2*)
Challenges to NSA start to appear worldwide
Spy 1005 IPS/ Breaking UN Protocol, Brazil Lambastes US Spying
Spy 1006 CNet/ NSA sought to unmask users of Net-privacy tool Tor, says report
Spy 1006 Gua/ The NSA Debate Is as Much About Journalism as Surveillance
Spy 1006 NYT/ Mugged by a Mug Shot Online [new and different ways to make money thought the lack of privacy]
Spy 1006 NYT/ Selling Secrets of Phone Users to Advertisers
Spy 1010 Time/ Snowden Father Arrives in Moscow
Spy* 1011 NYT/ CIA Warning on Snowden in ’09 Said to Slip through the Cracks [just another bureaucratic slip up, but this one went against the bureaucracy]
Spy 1011 Consortium/ Snowden Accepts Whistleblower Award, Ray McGovern
Spy 1012 NYT/ CIA Disputes Early Suspicions on Snowden
Spy 1013 NYT/ NSA Director Firmly Defends Surveillance Efforts
Spy 1013 WP/ Effort Underway to Declassify Document That Is Legal Foundation for NSA Phone Program
Spy 1015 WP/ NSA collects millions of e-mail address books globally
Spy* 1017 NYT/ Door May Open for Challenge to Secret Wiretaps [after defeating the Congressional right-wing, will Obama take on the military / security complex]
Spy 1017 TechWeekEurope/ UK – Intelligence Committee to Probe GCHQ Snooping Powers
Spy 1017 WP/ Documents reveal NSA’s extensive involvement in targeted killing program
Spy 1018 NYT/ Europe Moves to Shield Citizens’ Data
Spy 1018 NYT/ Snowden Says He Took No Secret Files to Russia
Spy 1018 The Hindu/ Snowden says Russia, China, did not get NSA documents

SYRIA (Syr, 16X, 1*)
Chemical weapons inspection begins as jihadists split rebels
Syr 1006 AP/ UN Official Says Chemical Weapons Inspectors Begin Destroying Syrian Stockpile, Machinery
Syr 1007 WSJ/ Russia, US Push Forward on Syria Meeting
Syr 1008 UN/ Syrian troops regain control of major supply highway
Syr 1011 NYT/ Syrian Civilians Bore Brunt of Rebels’ Fury, Report Says
Syr 1011 Telegraph/ Al-Qaida has committed ‘crime against humanity” in Syria
Syr 1011 UN/ Syria rebels accused of crimes against humanity by rights group
Syr* 1012 ABC/ Al-Qaida Leader Urges Rival Syria Groups to Unite [now it’s a three-way civil war]
Syr 1012 Express Tribune/ Syria rebels accused of ‘execution’ war crimes
Syr 1014 Ind/ Car bomb in northern Syria ‘kills 20’
Syr 1014 NYT/ In Rare Cease-Fire, Hundreds Evacuate Rebel-Held Syrian Town
Syr 1014 NYT/ Syrian Rebels Face Pressure to Let Inspectors Visit Chemical Sites
Syr 1014 UN/ Kidnappers release most aid workers seized in Syria
Syr 1017 NYT/ The Historic Scale of Syria’s Refugee Crisis
Syr 1017 UN/ OPCW has assessed over half of Syria’s chemical-weapons sites
Syr 1018 Reu/ Jets bomb Syrian city after intelligence general killed
Syr 1018 UN/ Splintering among Syrian rebel forces may doom peace talks

PAKISTAN (Pak, 13X, 3*)
Malala, Musharraf, continuing violence and no coherent government
Pak 1007 Express Tribune/ Malala eyes politics to ‘change the future’ of Pakistan
Pak 1007 NYT/ Bombing near Polio Vaccination Site Kills 2 Pakistani Police Officers
Pak 1008 NDTV/ Army chief – Have evidence of Pakistan army’s support to Keran infiltrators
Pak 1008 Press Trust of India/ “Desperate infiltration bid in Keran sector foiled”
Pak* 1009 Reu/ Former dictator Musharraf granted bail, free to leave Pakistan [the army has made its terms for cooperation clear to the government]
Pak 1009 G&M/ Pakistan – One year after being shot by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai is a mighty machine
Pak 1011 The Hindu/ Musharraf’s police custody request rejected
Pak* 1012 NYT/ Pakistani Girl, a Global Heroine after an Attack, Has Critics at Home [just like anything criticizing jihadism]
Pak 1012 Hindustan Times/ US confirms capture of top Pakistani Taliban leader
Pak 1012 Xinhua/ Pakistani top court issues orders for Musharraf’s release
Pak 1015 Real News Network/ More than 2,500 Killed by Drones in Pakistan – Names of Victims Now Available
Pak* 1016 BBC/ Two Pakistani teenagers shot by the Taliban while travelling with their friend Malala Yousafzai have been given scholarships at an international school in Wales [will a ground swell of angry girls confront jihadists in Pakistan]
Pak 1017 BBC/ Pakistan bomb – Imran Khan condemns murder of Israrullah Gandapur

ASIA (12X)
Asia 1008 Fox/ South Korea
Asia 1008 NYT/ Uighurs in China Say Bias Is Growing
Asia 1008 Reu/ Maldives top court annuls Sept. 7 presidential vote, sets new one
Asia 1008 UN/ Myanmar releases dozens of political prisoners
Asia 1008 UN/ North Korea resumes hostile stance toward US
Asia 1009 ABC/ Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire Kills 10 People
Asia 1010 UN/ Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine results in 7 deaths
Asia 1014 ABC/ India Detains Crew of US Ship Carrying Weapons
Asia 1017 UN/ Unexplained attacks continue to rattle Myanmar
Asia 1018 Indian Express/ India justifies detention of American ship, arrest of its crew
Asia 1018 Telegraph/ British armed guards among crew arrested in Indian port city
Asia 1018 UN/ Pact being negotiated to quell tensions on India, China border

USA DOMESTIC SECURITY (FBI, 10X, 2*)
FBI 1005 NYT/ Supervisors of Navy Yard Gunman Were Told of Issues
FBI 1006 Truthdig/ How Many More Black Boys Have to Die
FBI 1007 Gua/ America’s Police Are Looking More and More Like the Military
FBI* 1009 Web of Debt Blog/ Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse [or reactions to the GOP government shutdown]
FBI* 1011 Buzz Flash/ States Guarantee High Prison Populations for Private Prison Industry’s Profits [when private prisons should be paid not according to how many prisoners they have but how many prisoners get back a life in society]
FBI 1011 Talking Points Memo/ Gun Mishap Cuts Short Anti-“Libtard” Police Chief’s Disciplinary Hearing
FBI 1014 NYT/ Privacy Fears Grow as Cities Increase Surveillance
FBI 1014 Truthout/ One Month after Historic Hunger Strike Ends, Legislators Hold Hearings about Solitary Confinement
FBI 1015 CNN/ Alleged al Qaida operative Abu Anas al Libi pleads not guilty
FBI 1918 NYT/ Former Pentagon Official to Be Chosen as Homeland Security Chief

IRAN (10X)
Nuclear talks with the West
Iran 1005 Houston Chronicle/ Iran FM – Outreach to US opens way for nuclear deal
Iran 1006 BBC/ Iran holds four over nuclear sabotage plot
Iran 1009 Bloomberg/ Iran parliament chief eyeing nuclear talks ‘positively’
Iran 1010 UN/ Conflicting signals from Iran on nuclear efforts concern diplomats
Iran 1014 Haaretz/ Iranian Jews to Obama
Iran 1014 UN/ Iran won’t allow enriched uranium to leave the country
Iran 1016 UN/ Nuclear talks continue as Iran shows willingness to make a deal
Iran 1016 USA Today/ Iran will accept snap visits of nuclear sites
Iran 1017 NYT/ After Talks on Iran’s Nuclear Program, Officials Highlight the Positive
Iran 1017 UN/ Iranian nuclear talks show progress

EGYPT (Egy, 9X)
Egy 1006 Ahram Online/ 423 arrested in Cairo clashes on Armed Forces day
Egy 1006 BBC/ Egypt – ’44 dead’ in clashes amid rival demonstrations
Egy 1007 BBC/ Egypt – ’50 dead’ in clashes amid rival demonstrations
Egy 1007 NYT/ Dozens Are Killed in Street Violence across Egypt
Egy 1007 UN/ Egypt is rocked by unrest, gun and bomb attacks
Egy 1008 NYT/ Egyptian Attacks Are Escalating amid Stalemate
Egy 1009 Daily News Egypt/ Morsi to stand trial on 4 November
Egy 1009 UN/ Egypt court to try Morsi, 14 others in November
Egy 1010 UN/ Suicide bombing leaves 4 dead in Egypt’s Sinai region

WESTERN EUROPE (West, 9x)
West 1008 FT/ Former Greek defence minister jailed for 20 years for corruption
West 1008 Reu/ French investigators drop charges against Sarkozy
West 1009 NYT/ European Union Official Calls for More Surveillance of Migrant Routes
West 1012 Foreign Policy in Focus/ The Pentagon’s Italian Job
West 1014 Ct Pos/ UK police arrest 10-year-old boy in killing
West 1014 Euronews/ Italy to triple naval and air patrols in Mediterranean to stop more migrant shipwrecks
West 1016 BBC/ Body of Nazi Erich Priebke moved to Italian airport
West 1016 WSJ/ Germany – Timing of BMW Donation to Merkel’s Party Draws Fire
West 1018 Toronto Star/ Canada, European Union sign sweeping trade pact

ISRAEL/PALESTINE (Isr, 6X, 4*)
Mossad, Netanyahu, no jeans in Iran, but ICBMs and atomic bombs
Isr 1005 Tehran Times/ Netanyahu isolated in his Iranophobia as the world seeks engagement
Isr* 1008 BBC/ Iranians mock Netanyahu over jeans comment [isn’t Mossad better informed than that or is Netanyahu just “off the deep end”]
Isr 1012 NYT/ Netanyahu Takes a Lonely Stance Denouncing Iran
Isr* 1014 IPS/ Israeli Claim of Iranian ICBM Exploits Biased US Intel, Gareth Porter [Mossad & Netanyahu find ICBMs in Iran, but no jeans]
Isr* 1014 TomDispatch/ The Desert of Israeli Democracy – A Trip Through the Negev Desert Leads to the Heart of Israel’s National Nightmare, Max Blumenthal [again “concentrating” minorities]
Isr* 1017 Time/ As Iran and the West Make Progress in Geneva, Israel Grumbles from the Sidelines [whatever happened to the Iranian nuclear bomb Mossad promised us several years ago]

IRAQ (5X)
Surge in violence
Iraq 1007 NYT/ Bomber Kills 13 Children at Iraq School Playground
Iraq 1008 UN/ Surge in violence leaves 45 dead in Iraq
Iraq 1016 UN/ Number of war-related deaths in Iraq pegged at over 450,000
Iraq 1017 ABC/ Iraq – Bombing in Ethnic Minority Village Kills 15
Iraq 1018 UN/ Bomb blasts in northern Iraq leave 61 dead

ECONOMICS (Eco, 4X, 1*)
US government shutdown
Eco 1008 NYT/ Default Threat Generates Fear around Globe
Eco* 1013 AFP/ Tax the rich? IMF sparks a mini revolution [International Monetary Fund Strongly Suggests Countries Tax the Rich to Fix Deficit]
Eco 1014 NYT/ World Leaders Press the US on Fiscal Crisis
Eco 1016 NYT/ Seeing Its Own Money at Risk, China Rails at US

ENVIRONMENT (Env, 4X, 1*)
No more climate-warming denial at the LAT
Env 1005 Common Dreams/ Radioactive Water Streaming Out of Pennsylvania Fracking Waste Site
Env 1012 Aljazeera America/ North Dakota Waits 11 Days to Tell Public about Oil Spill
Env 1018 CSM/ Raging Australian wildfires raise questions about climate change
Env* 1018 UN/ US newspaper [LAT] won’t print non-expert opinions on climate change [why didn’t they do this on Bush’s Iraqi WMD in 2002]

TECHNOLOGY & GLOBAL TOPICS (Tech, 4X, 1*)
Noble Prize for OPCS and world slavery index
Tech 1011 UN/ OPCW’s efforts recognized with Nobel Peace Prize
Tech 1012 NYT/ Chemical Weapons Watchdog Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Tech* 1014 Indian Express/ Malaysian court rules non-Muslims cannot use ‘Allah’ [so much for tolerance in “Muslim-majority” nations]
Tech 1017 RTT/ India Tops Global Index That Exposes ‘Modern Slavery’

PENTAGON (DOD, 4X)
DOD 1010 Truthout-Reu/ Pentagon Begins Review of Guantanamo Detainees Held Without Charge
DOD 1016 ProPublica/ In Big Win for Defense Industry, Obama Rolls Back Limits on Arms Exports
DOD 1018 BBC/ UN investigator presses US to publish drone attack data
DOD 1018 Gua/ UN rapporteur Christof Heyns condemns use of drone strikes

MIDDLE EAST (Mide, 4X)
Mide 1006 Renseignor-Radio Iran/ Turkey is in the process of obtaining Chinese Hongqui anti-aircraft batteries
Mide 1018 Long War Journal/ AQAP launches suicide assault on Yemeni military training base
Mide 1018 UN/ Saudi Arabia declines Security Council seat
Mide 1018 UN/ Suicide bomber kills 5, injures 15 in south Yemen

AFGHANISTAN (Afgh, 4X)
Afgh 1005 NYT/ Impasse with Afghanistan Raises Prospect of Total US Withdrawal in 2014
Afgh 1014 UN/ Afghanistan, US prepare framework for troop agreement
Afgh 1015 CSM/ Another Afghan governor assassinated as clock ticks on US withdrawal
Afgh 1016 NYT/ Afghans Fend off Taliban Threat in Pivotal Year

EASTERN EUROPE (East, 3X)
East 1010 Euronews/ Narcotics find dismissed by Greenpeace
East 1016 BBC/ Russia’s Alexei Navalny’s sentence suspended on appeal
East 1016 Bloomberg/ Dutch diplomat beaten in Moscow

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DAILY MEDIA DATA ENTRIES – 5 OCTOBER TO 18 OCTOBER 2013

GOP & TEA PARTY SHUTDOWN FAILURE, US SEAL RAIDS IN AFRICA & NSA SPY SCANDAL
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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 624, 7 October 2013

WORLD MEDIA – 14 SEPTEMBER TO 4 OCTOBER 2013 REPORTS & SYNTHESIS

This number 624 issue covers 14 September-4 October 2013 and includes 32 pages of data, with 337 entries in 17,423 words, and 27 noteworthy entries marked *. With this issue, we return to our format of providing information by topics and will now list chronologically the media reports titles according to our traditional set of topics. The numbers for specific topics are: 48 Afr (Africa, very significantly up from 9 due to Nairobi attack), 41 Syr (Syria, up from 36, due to negotiations on nerve gas), Pol 39 (US Domestic Politics, up from 26 due to the government shutdown), 22 Asia (previously 17), 20 Spy (US NSA-Snowden eavesdropping scandal, previously 16), 19 West (Western Europe, significantly up from 3, due to Greek extreme right murder), 18 FBI (FBI and US internal security, previously 11), 16 Iran (significantly up from 2 due to Rouhani’s visit to the UN), 15 Pak (Pakistan, up from 7 due to sectarian violence), 15 Guns (US gun policy, not in our preceding issue), 15 Env (Environment, significantly up from 2 for divers reasons), 14 Egy (Egypt, up from 38 due to continuing islamist violence), 11 Isr (Israel/Palestine, previously 6), 9 Eco (Economics, previously 7), 7 Mide (Middle East), 6 Iraq, 6 Afgh (Afghanistan), 6 Amer (Latin America), 4 DOD (Pentagon), 4 East (Eastern Europe), 2 Tech (Technology and global topics).

This issue’s significant entries are:

US DOMESTIC POLITICS (39X)
*0920 NYT/ House Republicans Pass Deep Cuts in Food Stamps
*0920 NYT/ Texas Court Overturns Conviction of DeLay
*0926 NYT/ A New Senator [Ted Cruz] Stops Talking, and a Vote on Spending Nears
*0930 LAT/ Threat of Federal Shutdown Is Windfall for Political Fundraisers [while world credibility goes down the drain, another crisis as an opportunity to make money]
*1003 NYT/ Obama Sets Conditions for Talks – Pass Funding and Raise Debt Ceiling
*1004 NYT/ GOP Elders See Liabilities in Shutdown [closed-door GOP meeting with Ted Cruz turned into “lynch mob”]

SPY (20X)
*0923 Gua/ Various items – NSA stories around the world – Revelations continue to produce outcomes on multiple levels in numerous countries around the world, Glenn Greenwald
*0929 AP/ Scahill and Greenwald Investigating NSA Role in US Assassination Program
*1002 Wired/ How a Purse Snatching Led to the Legal Justification for NSA Domestic Spying
*1003 NYT/ In Test Project, NSA Tracked Cellphone Locations

FBI (18X)
*0920 Rolling Stone/ Is the FBI’s Domestic Spying out of Control – A new ACLU report shows how the Bureau’s domestic surveillance program has exploded since 9/11
*0924 Progress Report/ Florida Cop Kills Man by Running Him over With His Car, Will Not Be Charged
*0930 ACLU Blog/ The No-Fly List – Where the FBI Goes Fishing for Informants [by blackmailing American citizens]

ENVIRONMENT (15X)
*0917 Truthout/ USDA Seeks to Expand Pilot Program Which Leaves Meat Contaminated with Fecal Matter
*0920 Science Daily/ African caterpillars resistant to GM maize
*0929 G&M/ Around the world, strong reactions to climate-change report

ISRAEL/PALESTINE (11X)
*0923 Truthout/ NYT’s David Sanger Scaremongering Iran Nukes Worse Than Netanyahu
*0925 Times of India/ Israel – Rouhani’s holocaust condemnation not enough

SYRIA (41X)
*0925 REU/ Syria rebels reject opposition coalition, call for Islamic leadership [13 Syrian rebel groups break from main opposition]
*1003 UN/ Syrian rebel groups try to stem internal strife

ECONOMICS (9X)
*0914 Alternet/ Joe Stiglitz – The People Who Break the Rules Have Raked in Huge Profits and Wealth and It’s Sickening Our Politics
*0928 Occupy.com/ India’s New Food Security Bill Makes Right to Food a Law

LATIN AMERICA (6X)
*0919 Truthout/ Kissinger and Chile – In an Age of Vigilantes, There Is Cause for Optimism
*0919 Truthout/ Mexico Imprisons US Citizen Who Fought Corruption

AFRICA (48X)
*1003 Africa Confidential/ Sudan – End of Salvation – A leading light in the ruling NCP tells a London audience that the Islamist project is over and democratic transformation is imminent

PAKISTAN (15X)
*0929 VOA/ Indian FM Says Pakistan’s Military Undermines Diplomacy

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 624, 7 October 2013

DATA ENTRIES BY TOPIC – 31 AUGUST-13 SEPTEMBER 2013

AFRICA (48X) – NAIROBI ATTACK
0916 Africa Confidential/ Mali – Clashes between army and rebels put focus back on security
0918 UN/ Dissatisfaction with Islamist government grows in Tunisia
0918 UN/ Nigerian troops clash with Boko Haram rebels; more than 150 may be dead
0919 IPS-UN/ Will Sudan’s president attend the UN General Assembly?
0920 Africa Confidential/ Algeria – Boutef’s miracle return
0920 Africa Confidential/ Central African Republic – Regional risks rising
0920 Africa Confidential/ South Sudan – Legacy of war – More accusations of human rights abuses in Jonglei challenge Salva’s new government and its army.
0920 Africa Confidential/ Uganda – Millions diverted in 2012
0920 Africa Confidential/ Uganda – Museveni on the defensive
0920 Africa Confidential/ Zimbabwe – Sakunda fuels rumours
0920 BBC/ Marikana – South Africa police ‘lied over mine shootings’
0920 BBC-UN/ Nigeria security forces, rebels clash in country’s capital
0921 Beaumont Enterprise/ South African commission accuses police of lying
0921 Standard Digital/ 10 feared dead in Nairobi’s Westgate Shopping Mall terror attack
0922 Houston Chronicle/ Kenya deputy president seeks trial adjournment
0922 NYT/ Gunmen Kill Dozens in Terror Attack at Kenyan Mall
0922 VOA/ Investigators – Police Lying About S. African Mine Massacre
0922 WP/ Standoff at Nairobi mall after gunmen kill at least 59
0923 NYT/ Kenya Presses Assault against Militants in Mall Siege
0924 NYT/ Kenya Forces Said to Be Securing Mall after Long Standoff
0924 UN/ Fighting between Kenyan forces, al-Shabab continues at Nairobi mall
0925 NYT/ Before Kenya Attack, Rehearsals and Planting of Machine Guns
0925 UN/ Kenya reassesses security in aftermath of mall siege
0925 USA Today/ Kenyan authorities prepare for recovery of victims
0926 UN/ Somali militants attack Kenyan police post on border
0926 UN/ Tribal, anti-government violence rock Sudan, South Sudan
0926 USA Today/ Somalis still leaving Minn. to join terror group
0927 BBC/ Who is the ‘white widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite
0927 NYT/ 50-Year Sentence Upheld for Ex-President of Liberia
0927 NYT/ 50-Year Sentence Upheld for Ex-President of Liberia
0927 NYT/ A Shaken Kenya Is Hit Again in 2 Deadly Attacks by Militants
0927 Reu/ Eight held over Nairobi mall attack, al Shabaab issues new threat
0929 CTV/ Tunisia’s governing Islamist party agrees to relinquish power
0930 ABC/ Smash ‘N Grab Big Looting During Kenya Mall Siege
0930 BBC/ Nigeria to boost school security after deadly attack
0930 NYT/ Militants Blamed After Dozens Killed at Nigerian College
1001 Ind/ Boko Haram insurgency
1002 UN/ Assessing how Nigeria is dealing with the Boko Haram
1003 Africa Confidential/ Kenya – Shockwaves after the shoot-out
1003 Africa Confidential/ Liberia – Taylor goes down alone – Charles Taylor loses his appeal against war crimes conviction as governments demand changes in international courts
1003 Africa Confidential/ Sudan – September uprising – Spontaneous street protests against price rises quickly escalated into calls for the overthrow of the regime
1003 Africa Confidential/ The warnings before Westgate
1003 Bloomberg/ Russian Embassy in Libya attacked, 1 Libyan killed
1003 Telegraph/ Gambia’s decision to leave Commonwealth ‘regrettable’
1004 G&M/ Kenyan military seeks soldiers who looted stores during mall attack
1004 Reu/ Gunmen kill Kenyan Muslim cleric, followers accuse police
9839 VOA/ Khartoum under Threat from Protests, Observers Say
*1003 Africa Confidential/ Sudan – End of Salvation – A leading light in the ruling NCP tells a London audience that the Islamist project is over and democratic transformation is imminent

SYRIA (41X) – REBELS SPLIT & UN ARRIVES FOR NERVE GAS
0µ921 ABC/ Watchdog Gets Details of Syrian Chemical Arsenal
0910 NYT/ Russia proposes oversight on Syria – Unexpected initiative would put chemical arms under global monitoring
0914 McClatchy/ Russia, US Set November Deadline for Ending Syria’s Ability to Use Chemical Weapons
0914 NYT/ US-Russia Talks on Syria’s Arms Make Progress
0915 NYT/ US and Russia Reach Deal to Destroy Syria’s Chemical Arms
0916 Global Post/ UN report – Militant opposition groups step up crimes in Syria
0916 Reu/ Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian helicopter
0916 UN/ Rockets armed with sarin used in Syria, UN report says
0916 UN/ Syrian chemical-weapon plan is reached by US, Russia
0917 NYT/ Forensic Details in UN Report Point to Assad’s Use of Gas
0917 Telegraph/ Syria – nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists
0917 Time/ US Lauds UN Probe on Syria Poison Gas Attack, Russia Denies Culprit Identified
0918 NYT/ UN Data on Gas Attack Points to Assad’s Top Forces
0918 UN/ Fighting continues in Syria near capital
0918 UN/ Security Council members differ on basis of Syria draft resolution
0919 Hindustan Times/ Assad
0919 UN/ Dismantling Syria’s chemical-weapons arsenal will take time, money
0919 UN/ Syria – UN affirms chemical-weapons report is “thoroughly objective”
0919 WP/ Syrian official –  Roadside bomb strikes bus in central province, killing 19 people
0920 BBC/ Syria rebels agree Azaz ceasefire
0921 NYT/ Syria Meets First Test of Accord on Weapons
0921 USA Today/ Syrian troops storm central village, killing 15
0924 G&M/ Russia says talks with US on Syria rocky, fears use of force
0925 UN/ Ban asks Security Council to adopt “enforceable” resolution on Syria
0926 CNN/ Syrian rebels reject interim government, embrace Sharia
0926 NYT/ Key Syrian Rebel Groups Abandon Exile Leaders
0927 NYT/ Key Nations at UN Reach Agreement on Syria Weapons
0927 UN/ Security Council leaders agree on Syria chemical-weapons resolution
0928 NYT/ Swift Movement Is Seen on Syria after UN Action
0928 WP/ UN Security Council Unanimously Passes Syria Chemical Weapons Resolution
0930 UN/ UN team sets out on mission to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons
1001 Gulf News/ Free Syrian Army ‘held secret talks’ with government
1002 Times of India/ Syria chemical disarmament team begins mission
1002 UN/ Infighting between al-Qaida-linked rebels, other opposition forces
1003 Consortium/ Time for Proof on Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
1003 NYT/ Weapons Inspection Team Begins Work in Syria
1004 UN/ Promising” start to UN’s chemical-weapons team’s work in Syria
1004 UN/ Syria is on the verge of sectarian war, Turkey’s Erdogan says
*0919 LAT/ Al Qaida-linked group seizes Syrian town from main rebel army
*0925 REU/ Syria rebels reject opposition coalition, call for Islamic leadership (13 Syrian rebel groups break from main opposition)
*1003 UN/ Syrian rebel groups try to stem internal strife

US DOMESTIC POLITICS (39X) – TEA PARTY SHUTS DOWN THE GOVERNMENT
0921 NYT/ California Gives Expanded Rights to Noncitizens
0923 Buzz Flash/ “Decadent Homosexual Activity,” Marijuana and Abortion Caused Colorado Floods, Talk Radio Minister Charges, Denying Global Warming
0923 Buzz Flash/ Only Difference between a Skinhead Racist and GOP Member Cutting Food Stamps Is Three Inches of Hair
0925 Daily Beast/ Ted Cruz’s Fake Fight against Obamacare Is Making Millions
0925 NYT/ Senator Persists Battling Health Law, Irking Even Many in His Own Party
0927 NYT/ Obama Scorns GOP ‘Blackmail’ on Health Law
0927 NYT/ Republicans Facing a Test of Unity
0928 McClatchy/ No Fisticuffs, but Senate Divide Over Health Care, Budget Getting Personal
0928 NYT/ Shutdown Looms as Senate Passes Budget Bill
0928 Raw Story/ Sanders’ Epic Senate Rant Shames “Right-Wing Extremists” for Shutdown Threat
0929 McClatchy/ House Stands Firm against Obamacare, Senate Won’t Budge – Shutdown Looms
0929 NYT/ Creationists on Texas Panel for Biology Textbooks
0929 NYT/ US Shutdown Nears as House Votes to Delay Health Law
0930 Buzz Flash/ House Republicans Would Rather Kill US Economy Than Lose Opportunity to Raise Funds
0930 Daily Take/ Obama Makes an Exceptional Phone Call
0930 NYT/ Senate Action on Health Law Moves to Brink of Shutdown
0930 Truthout/ Attorney General Eric Holder Files Lawsuit to Block NC Voter ID-Disenfranchisement Law
1001 Daily Beast/ No Exit Plan for Boehner as Government Shutdown Begins
1001 NYT/ Conservatives with a Cause – ‘We’re Right’
1001 NYT/ Government Shutting Down in Impasse
1001 NYT/ Obama Confident, but Wary of Economic Fallout
1001 NYT/ Poll Shows Major Shift in Identity of US Jews
1001 Progress Report/ It’s Time to #GetCovered – Obamacare is Open for Business
1001 Truthout/ For the First Time in 17 Years, Our Government Is Officially Shut Down
1002 NYT/ Obama Tells Republicans to ‘Reopen the Government’
1002 NYT/ Opening Rush to Insurance Markets Runs into Snags
1002 Progress Report/ How the World Sees the Government Shutdown
1003 Daily Take/ Obamacare – The GOP’s Waterloo
1003 NYT/ Fallout for GOP Candidate Where Shutdown Pain Is Acute
1003 Talking Points Memo/ Ted Cruz Blasted by Angry GOP Colleagues in Closed-Door Meeting
1004 NYT/ Boehner Pledges to Avoid Default, Republicans Say
1004 NYT/ GOP Elders See Liabilities in Shutdown
1004 NYT/ Rattled Congress Seeks Way Out of Its Standoff
*0920 NYT/ House Republicans Pass Deep Cuts in Food Stamps
*0920 NYT/ Texas Court Overturns Conviction of DeLay
*0926 NYT/ A New Senator Stops Talking, and a Vote on Spending Nears
*0930 LAT/ Threat of Federal Shutdown Is Windfall for Political Fundraisers [while world credibility goes down the drain, another crisis as an opportunity to make money]
*1003 NYT/ Obama Sets Conditions for Talks – Pass Funding and Raise Debt Ceiling
*1004 NYT/ GOP Elders See Liabilities in Shutdown [closed-door GOP meeting with Ted Cruz turned into “lynch mob”]

ASIA (22X)
0914 NYT/ China Detains a Billionaire for Activism
0914 Reu/ Guns, clans, rogue Muslim rebels undermine south Philippine peace [Zamboanga City conflict]
0915 Fox/ India successfully retests missile that can reach Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai
0915 NYT/ Philippine Leaders Descend on Strife-Torn City [Zamboanga] as Hopes of Cease-Fire Fade
0917 Bloomberg/ Philippines Hostages Freed in South as Police Chief Is Abducted
0917 UN/ Filipino hostages are freed by army as rebels retreat
0920 IBN/ India – Alleged honour killing – Haryana police arrests girl’s brother, taxi driver
0921 Hindustan Times/ Congress blames SP, BJP for Muzaffarnagar riots
0921 Kansas City Star/ 6 more die as fighting drags on in Philippine city
0921 NYT/ Hacking US Secrets, China Pushes for Drones
0922 NPR/ Bo Xilai’s Life Sentence Reveals China’s Leadership Problem
0922 NYT/ Chinese Official at Center of Scandal Is Found Guilty and Given a Life Term
0924 NYT/ China Bans Certain North Korean Exports for Fear of Weapons Use
0924 Vancouver Desi/ Protests in Maldives after election
0925 Minivan News/ MDP calls on Supreme Court to remain within “legal ambit of the constitution”
0925 NYT/ China Bans Items for Export to North Korea, Fearing Their Use in Weapons
0926 UN/ Filipino forces continue to round up Muslim rebels
0927 NYT/ Scores Feared Trapped in Collapse of Mumbai Building
0927 Reu/ Maldives cancels presidential run-off election
1001 Reu/ Bangladesh sentences 7th opposition lawmaker to death for war crimes
1002 LAT/ Myanmar villages burned in Buddhist-on-Muslim religious violence
1003 LAT/ Myanmar villages burned in deadly religious violence

SPY (20X)
0914 NYT/ Judge Urges US to Consider Releasing NSA Data on Calls
0915 Truthout/ [NSA] Cantaloupe vs. al-Qaida – What’s More Dangerous
0916 RT/ NAS “Follow the Money” branch spied on Visa customers and SWIFT transactions
0918 NYT/ Extended Ruling by Secret Court Backs Collection of Phone Data
0918 WP/ FISA court releases opinion upholding NSA phone program
0922 Care2/ Police Can Search Your Phone without a Warrant
0923 TomDispatch/ Destroying the Right to Be Left Alone
0924 AP/ Democratic, GOP senators seek inspector general review of NSA surveillance
0924 Buzz Flash/ Generation W (Whistleblowers), Ages 18-34, Believes Snowden Did a Good Thing
0925 Miami Herald/ Brazil’s president – Cyberspace not be used as ‘weapon of war’
0927 NYT/ Senators Push to Preserve NSA Phone Surveillance
0928 TechDirt/ Dianne Feinstein Accidentally Confirms That NSA Tapped the Internet Backbone
0929 NYT/ NSA Gathers Data on Social Connections of US Citizens
0930 NYT/ Qaida Plot Leak Has Undermined US Intelligence
1003 AP/ NSA Chief Admits Testing US Cellphone Tracking
1003 NYT/ Lavabit Founder Waged Privacy Fight as FBI Pursued Snowden; A federal judge unsealed documents in a case involving a tech entrepreneur who refused to give the government broad access to data on users of Lavabit, his secure e-mail service, one of whom was Edward J. Snowden.
*0923 Gua/ Various items – NSA stories around the world – Revelations continue to produce outcomes on multiple levels in numerous countries around the world, Glenn Greenwald
*0929 AP/ Scahill and Greenwald Investigating NSA Role in US Assassination Program
*1002 Wired/ How a Purse Snatching Led to the Legal Justification for NSA Domestic Spying
*1003 NYT/ In Test Project, NSA Tracked Cellphone Locations

WESTERN EUROPE (19X)
0917 ABC/ UK – Court – Woman must remove her niqab to give evidence
0919 Daily Mail/ Greece rocked by night of riots after anti-fascist rapper was stabbed to death by member of far-right group Golden Dawn
0919 Miami Herald/ Funeral for Greek man stabbed to death
0922 BBC/ Greek police generals resign after neo-Nazi killing
0922 NYT/ Merkel Re-elected in Show of Strong Support for Party
0923 Telegraph/ Three Britons arrested in France’s biggest ever cocaine bust
0924 Reu/ RPT-Greek public sector workers strike as lenders check reform progress
0925 NYT/ Greece, in Anti-Fascist Crackdown, Investigates Police
0929 CNN/ Greece files charges against Golden Dawn party leader, 4 members
0929 NYT/ Greece Arrests Senior Members of Far-Right Party
0929 Times of India/ Berlusconi ministers resign, Italian govt in crisis
0930 Houston Chronicle/ Greek PM vows to eradicate far-right Golden Dawn
1002 BBC/ Greece’s Golden Dawn – ‘Don’t say a word or I’ll burn you alive’
1002 BBC/ Italy crisis – PM Letta wins vote after Berlusconi U-turn
1003 CNN/ Greece – Golden Dawn party leader Nikos Michaloliakos in custody
1003 NNC/ Italy boat sinking – Dozens of migrants die off Lampedusa
1003 NYT/ Mutiny Halts Italian Gambit by Berlusconi
1004 Gua/ Lampedusa tragedy – Migrants to Europe need more than sympathy
1004 NYT/ Migrants Die as Burning Boat Capsizes Off Italy

FBI (18X)
0914 NYT/ Girl’s Suicide Points to Rise in Apps Used by Cyberbullies
0914 WP/ Cyberbullying Charges Weighed After Suicide of Florida Girl, 12
0915 The Nation/ Not a Game – How the NYPD Uses Sports for Surveillance
0916 Sparrow Project/ 10 Arrests in 87 Minutes
0917 NYT/ Asking for Help, Then Killed by an Officer’s Barrage
0917 Truthout/ In the War on Drugs, War on Crime and War on Terrorism We Are All Now Potential Swat Team Targets
0918 NYT/ Judge Throws Out Officers’ Convictions in Killings after Hurricane Katrina
0920 NYT/ Same Firm Did Checks on Snowden and Gunman
0924 NYT/ Former FBI Agent to Plead Guilty in Press Leak
0925 Buzz Flash/ Half Ounce of Pot Gets Louisiana Man 20 Years in Prison
0928 NYT/ Ex-Soldier Became Contract Killer, Authorities Say
0929 McClatchy/ Justice Department Awards Grants for Police Officers in Schools
1002 Truthout/ The Coming Domestic Drone Wars
1003 Democracy Now/ After Four Decades in Solitary, Dying Angola 3 Prisoner Herman Wallace Freed – Conviction Overturned
1004 NYT/ Car Chase, White House to Capitol, Has Fatal End
*0920 Rolling Stone/ Is the FBI’s Domestic Spying out of Control – A new ACLU report shows how the Bureau’s domestic surveillance program has exploded since 9/11
*0924 Progress Report/ Florida Cop Kills Man by Running Him over With His Car, Will Not Be Charged
*0930 ACLU Blog/ The No-Fly List – Where the FBI Goes Fishing for Informants [by blackmailing American citizens]

IRAN (16X) – ROUHANI VISITS THE UN
0917 NYT/ Facebook and Twitter Blocked Again in Iran after Respite
0919 NYT/ Iran’s Leaders Signal Effort at New Thaw
0919 Reu-UN/ Iran doesn’t want nuclear weapons, Rouhani says
0920 NYT/ Iran Said to Seek a Nuclear Accord to End Sanctions
0920 Time/ Iranian President Offers to Broker Talks between Assad, Syrian Rebels
0920 UN/ Ban, Iran’s foreign minister discuss nuclear issues, Syria
0924 Reu/ Iran hails start of ‘new era’ with nuclear talks at UN
0925 BBC-UN/ Rouhani – Iran wants to engage in “results-oriented” nuclear talks
0925 CNN/ Iran President Rouhani’s English-language message to the American people
0927 Time/ Iran, UN Agency Nuclear Probe Talks Positive
0927 UN/ Iran, US officials meet
0928 NYT/ Obama Speaks to President of Iran in First Talk Since 1979
0929 NYT/ Rouhani Returns to Iran
0930 Talking Points Memo/ Kerry Says Deal on Iran’s Nuclear Program Could Happen Quickly
0930 UN/ Obama, Rouhani discuss nuclear issues
1003 Fox/ Iranian cyber warfare commander reportedly shot dead by men on motorcycle

PAKISTAN (15X) – INCREASE IN SECTARIAN VIOLENCE
0914 RFE/ Pakistan Taliban Free Abducted Dam Workers [Gomal Zam Dam]
0916 Bloomberg/ Pakistani Taliban issue demands before peace talks
0921 BBC/ Pakistan frees top Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar
0922 LAT/ Suicide bomb attack kills 75 at Pakistan church
0922 WP/ Pakistan frees top-ranking Taliban prisoner
0923 NYT/ Scores Are Killed by Suicide Bomb Attack at Historic Church in Pakistan
0925 ABC/ Pakistan – Militant Sunni Group Takes Aim at Minorities
0926 Reu/ Gunmen kill eight in Indian Kashmir ahead of India-Pakistan talks
0927 LAT/ At least 18 killed in Pakistan bus bombing
0929 Reu/ Bombs kill 33 in northwestern Pakistan city of Peshawar
0929 USA Today/ Car bomb kills dozens in northwest Pakistan
0930 Economic Times/ 78 killed in deadliest attack on Christians in Pakistan
0930 NYT/ A Deadly Week in Northwestern Pakistan Ends with a Car Bomb Blast
1003 Times of India/ Suicide car bombing kills 15 people in Pakistan
*0929 VOA/ Indian FM Says Pakistan’s Military Undermines Diplomacy

GUNS (15X) – NAVY YARD MASS SHOOTING
0916 CNN/ Mass Shooting in Navy Yard
0917 NYT/ Gunman and 12 Victims Killed in Shooting at D.C. Navy Yard
0917 NYT/ Suspect in Shooting Had Interest in Thai Culture, and Problems with the Law
0917 The Nation/ Navy Yard Shooting
0917 Truthout/ Twelve People Killed in Mass Shooting at Navy Yard Complex
0918 NYT/ Suspect’s Past Fell Just Short of Raising Alarm
0918 Think Progress/ Navy Yard Shooter’s Troubled Past Didn’t Stop Him from Buying Guns
0919 NYT/ Mental Health Again an Issue in Gun Debate
0919 NYT/ Officials Never Learned of Police Doubts on Gunman’s Stability
0920 NYT/ Signs of Distress Multiplied on Killer’s Path to Navy Yard
0922 Buzz Flash/ There Are Few “Good Guys” With Guns, Just a Lot of “Bad Guys” Part of an Evil Culture of Violence
0922 CBS/ NRA’s LaPierre blames poor security for Navy Yard shooting
0929 NYT/ Children and Guns – The Hidden Toll
1001 NYT/ End of an Aimless Summer – 3 Youths Charged in a Killing
9826 NYT/ Gunman Said Electronic Brain Attacks Drove Him to Violence, FBI Says

ENVIRONMENT (15X)
0916 Daily Kos/ Is There a Media Blackout on the Fracking Flood Disaster in Colorado
0916 Truthout/ Monsanto Spends Millions to Defeat Washington GMO Labeling Initiative
0916 Truthout/ More Than 1,200 People Unaccounted for in the Colorado Flooding
0917 NYT/ Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Lead to 23,000 Deaths a Year, CDC Finds
0919 Buzz Flash/ Antibiotics Used to Make Livestock More Profitable May Be Killing Us
0925 BBC/ Pakistan earthquake – Hundreds dead in Balochistan
0926 BBC/ Poachers Poison 90 Elephants with Cyanide in Zimbabwe Wildlife Park
0927 Fox/ Pakistan quake kills 359, more expected
0927 UN/ Human activity is main cause of climate change, IPCC finds
1003 CNN/ Deadly hornets kill 42 people in China, injure over 1500
1004 Reu/ UN nuclear agency sends new Fukushima expert mission
1004 Truthout/ The Hard Numbers on Fracking – Radiation, Toxic Wastewater and Air Pollution
*0917 Truthout/ USDA Seeks to Expand Pilot Program Which Leaves Meat Contaminated With Fecal Matter
*0920 Science Daily/ African caterpillars resistant to GM maize
*0929 G&M/ Around the world, strong reactions to climate-change report

EGYPT (14X)
0916 Ahram Online/ Security forces retake control of Islamist stronghold in Upper Egypt, 45 arrested
0916 The National/ Egyptian security forces arrest 56 people after storming Islamist-held town
0917 FT/ Recapture of Egypt town highlights violence
0917 UN/ Town in Sinai held by Islamists is captured by Egypt army
0919 Reu/ Egypt police storm area near Cairo, officer killed
0920 Fox/ Egypt forces hunt down militants in Islamist bastion
0920 NYT/ Senior Egyptian Police Officer Is Killed in a Raid on Islamists near Cairo
0923 BBC-UN/ “All activities” of Muslim Brotherhood barred, court says
0924 BBC/ Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood ‘activities’
0925 WP/ Egyptian minister postpones dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood
0930 Houston Chronicle/ Gunmen kill 2 police, 1 soldier in Egypt’s Sinai
1003 Africa Confidential/ Egypt – Gulf states to the rescue – Massive aid to the military-backed regime from Saudi Arabia and its allies could help dampen political tension after the ousting of President Mursi
1003 Reu/ Clashes flare at pro-Mursi march in Egyptian city, one dead
1004 UN/ Muslim Brotherhood supporters clash with Egyptian forces

ISRAEL/PALESTINE (11X)
0914 IPS/ Politics Eats Into Palestinian Breadbasket
0917 JP/ Former European leaders call on EU to enforce ban on Israeli settlements
0917 LAT/ Israel Defense Forces kill Palestinian in West Bank raid
0921 Reu/ US seeks to ease Israeli concerns over Iran contacts
0922 Time/ Murder of Israeli Soldier by Palestinian Colleague Stirs Hatreds
0927 Houston Chronicle/ Israeli forces clash with Palestinians in Hebron
1001 BBC/ Palestinian shot dead on Gaza-Israel border
1002 NUY/ Israeli Leader Excoriates New President of Iran
1002 RT/ Netanyahu’s UN speech – Sounds like a sociopath?
*0923 Truthout/ NYT’s David Sanger Scaremongering Iran Nukes Worse Than Netanyahu
*0925 Times of India/ Israel – Rouhani’s holocaust condemnation not enough

ECONOMICS (9X)
0910 NYT/ How the SEC Threw in the Towel on Lehman (How US let Lehman executives of the hook) – The end of the bid to punish Lehman executives
0918 NYT/ Household Incomes Remain Flat Despite Improving Economy
0920 Mother Jones/ Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Watchdog Forces JPMorgan to Pay $329 Million
0922 Inequality.org/ Federal Regulators Finally “Mind the Gap”
0924 NYT/ Vote for Merkel Seen as Victory for Austerity
0929 Raw Story/ Soaring Number of Elderly US Women Live in Extreme Poverty
1003 UN/ Migrant remittances outstrip foreign aid, World Bank study finds
*0914 Alternet/ Joe Stiglitz – The People Who Break the Rules Have Raked in Huge Profits and Wealth and It’s Sickening Our Politics
*0928 Occupy.com/ India’s New Food Security Bill Makes Right to Food a Law

MIDDLE EAST (7X)
0920 Fox/ Al Qaida militants kill 38 troops in Yemen attack
0920 UN/ Yemen troops are attacked by militants, leaving 38 dead
0921 Reu/ Suspected al Qaida attacks on Yemeni forces kill at least 31
0928 Truthout/ Let’s Take Diplomacy on Syria to a Regional Level
0930 BBC/ Suspected al-Qaida militants storm Yemeni army base
0930 Times of India/ Turkish PM announces reforms aimed at Kurds
1001 UN/ Islamists capture Yemeni military base

IRAQ (6X)
0915 ABC/ Bombings Kill 35 in South and Central Iraq
0916 UN/ Iraq car bombs leave at least 58 dead
0919 NYT/ Sectarian Violence Reignites in an Iraqi Town
0926 Reu/ Bomb blasts in markets across Baghdad kill 23 people
0930 BBC/ Baghdad hit by wave of deadly car bombs
1002 ABC/ UN – Nearly 1000 Iraqis Killed in September

AFGHANISTAN (6X)
0916 ABC/ Top Policewoman Shot in Afghanistan Has Died
0916 Reu/ Afghan opposition decries appointments to election
0917 NYT/ Afghan Policewomen Say Sexual Harassment Is Rife
0918 UN/ Chief of elections panel killed in Afghanistan
0920 BBC-UN/ Islamists ambush police in northeastern Afghanistan, kill 18
0923 NYT/ 11 Officers Killed as Taliban Strike Afghan Border Post

LATIN AMERICA (6X)
0919 BBC/ Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff calls off US trip
0919 Gua/ Brazil’s Cancellation of State Visit Marks another Low Point in US-Latin American Relations
0921 CNN/ Venezuela – US denied airspace permission to presidential plane
1001 NYT/ With Accusations of Sabotage, Venezuela Expels 3 US Embassy Officials
*0919 Truthout/ Kissinger and Chile – In an Age of Vigilantes, There Is Cause for Optimism
*0919 Truthout/ Mexico Imprisons US Citizen Who Fought Corruption

DOD (Pentagon, 4X)
0918 RT/ Major Security Review Ordered at US Defense Facilities Worldwide
0924 NYT/ Guantanamo Hunger Strike Is Largely Over, US Says
0928 NYT/ Shortcuts Seen by Firm Doing Security Checks
1001 NYT/ Two Marine Corps Generals Are Forced to Retire Over Fatal Security Breach

EASTERN EUROPE (4X)
0920 Edmonton Journal/ Jailed ex-Ukraine PM must be released ahead of key EU treaty, despite Russian pressure
0924 Gua/ Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
0926 Houston Chronicle/ Russian court jails Greenpeace photographer
1003 Times/ British journalist charged with piracy over Greenpeace protest

TECH (2X)
0917 El Paso/ Brazil looks to break from US-centric Internet
1001 Daily Mail/ Caught green-handed – How a man who stole from car fell into a booby trap

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DAILY MEDIA DATA ENTRIES – 31 AUGUST-13 SEPTEMBER 2013

Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 624, 7 October 2013
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