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N. 645, 13 October 2014
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FRONT PAGE – THE ISIS WAR, WILD US COPS, EBOLA ALMOST OUT OF CONTROL & HONG KONG PROTESTS CONTINUE
Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 645, 13 October 2014
WORLD MEDIA – FROM 13 SEPTEMBER 2014 TO 10 OCTOBER 2014 2014 REPORTS & SYNTHESIS
The war against ISIS remains near the top of ISP topics and has gone up in number of reports (now number one and prevoiusly number two). Reports concerning US cops have gone up in numbers and also for noteworthy articles (this issue’s the hightest number at 8*), and was previously number one and is now the number two topic in total numbers. The two new major topics are the Ebola epidemic (in Africa, the US and Europe), and the continuing Hong Kong protests. Both topics are developing rapidly right now and should be watched. Middle level simmering conflicts such as Israel/Palestine, Ukraine/Russia, Nigeria/Boko Haram and Pakistan/Afghanistan continue to simmer and don’t seem to be changing relative position or number of noteworthy articles. However, Israel is clearly loosing the last of its remaining “sympathy capital” as the US gives its one of its first major rebukes and major European countries recognize the state of Palestine.
This issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), number 644, covers from 13 September to 10 October 2014 and includes 44 pages of data, in 491 entries or 24,145 words, and 32* noteworthy entries marked *. This ISP format provides information by topic and then by chronological listing of the media reports. In this issue, as with preceding issues, Israel/Palestine, but neither Syria nor Iraq, appears as a separate topic, independent of the general Middle East topic, as distinct from certain past issues. As such these different topics are not strictly comparable with the preceding issues of ISP where these topics may be separate. The numbers for this issue’s specific topics over the past month are: MIDDLE EAST (Mide, 86X, 1*, previously 71X) ISIS beheadings & recruting, Muslim condemntions, US air attacks; US INTERNAL SECURITY (FBI, 66X, 8*, previously 83X) US killer cops & SWAT raid on Twitter; ASIA (Asia, 53X, 0*, 22X) Hong Kong protests & Australian jihadists; WESTERN EUROPE (West, 40X, 1*, 37X) Scottish & Catalonian independence; GLOBAL TOPICS (Tech, 38X, 3*, 8X) Ebola epidemic, Africa, US & Spain; ISRAEL/PALESTINE (Isr, 33X, 4*, 58X) Soldiers protest, Clashes, Us rebuke & Recognizing Palestine; US DOMESTIC POLITICS (Pol, 32X, 4*, 21X) ISIS thret, Gay marriage & “At Least I Tried”; EASTERN EUROPE (East, 30X, 0*, 64X) Ukraine fighting & dealing goes on; AFRICA (Afr, 26X, 1*, 30X) Nigeria-Boko Haram, Sudan-Al Shabaab, and Other than Ebola; PAKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN (Paf, 24X, 1*, 16X) Afghan power-sharing, New ISI chief & Attacks in Pakistan; ENVIRONMENT (Env, 21X, 2*, 10X) Climate March & profitable climate actions; LATIN AMERICA (Amer, 11X, 0*, 6X) Mass graves & missing people in Mexico; US NSA SCANDAL (Spy, 8X, 2*, 7X) Appel & Twitter coded, New Zealand targeted; ECONOMICS (Eco, 8X, 1*, 13X) Corporate taxes in question; US DEFENSE DEPT (DOD, 7X, 0*, 6X) ISI & Guantanamo; USA FOREIGN INTEL (CIA, 6X, 2*, 7X) CIA screws-up on ISIS; US EXTREMISTS (Naz, 5X, 2*, 8X) Sterilize poor women & Ebola payback for slavery.