Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 717, 15 May 2018

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 717, 15 May 2018 Full Issue (79 pages, 8 euros)
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FRONT PAGE – ISRAEL/PALESTINE, US TORTURE POLICY, US POLICE, GUNS & NRA

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 1 May 2018 to 15 May 2018 Entries

Major topics and events of the last fortnight include the following:

US TORTURE POLICY
*Gina Haspel, nominee to head CIA, sought to withdraw over questions about her role in agency interrogation program / WP 7 May
*’Disturbing’ and ‘Disqualifying’: John McCain’s Denunciation of [torture and] Trump’s CIA Pick Gina Haspel Is Absolutely Devastating / AlterNet 10 May
*Guess Who Wants to Make Torture Great Again [Dick Cheney] / Salon 11 May
*Speaking out on torture and a Trump nominee, ailing McCain roils Washington / WP 12 May

US POLICE
*Video Shows Miami Cop Kicking Handcuffed Man in Head—Officer Is Still Being Paid / DailyKos 5 May
*Off-duty police officer in California pointed a gun at man buying Mentos candy / ABC 6 May
*Illinois Cop’s Warning: If You Legalize Weed, We’ll Have to Kill Our Drug Dogs / Independent Media Institute\ Legalizing marijuana could lead to police K9 dogs being killed, Illinois official warns – Fox 9 May
*Watch: Maryland Cop Kills Groundhog For ‘Not Responding’ to Orders / Raw Story 9 May
*New law prohibits Kansas police from having sex with people in custody / Fox 12 May
*’Am I next?’ Residents protest police brutality outside Miami courthouse / Miami Herald 13 May

ISRAEL / PALESTINE
*Detained and Then Deported: US Human Rights Lawyers Barred from Entry into Israel / Democracy Now 3 May
*Israelis kill dozens of Palestinians in Gaza protesting US Embassy move to Jerusalem / WP 14 May
*Israel – A Grotesque Spectacle in Jerusalem / NYT 15 May
*Israel – Tension in Gaza as Palestinians prepare to bury 58 dead / BBC 15 May
*Pastor [Robert Jeffress] Who Said Jews Are Going to Hell Led Prayer at Jerusalem Embassy Opening / NYT 15 May
*Waves of Gazans vs. Israeli Tear Gas and Bullets: Deadliest Mayhem in Years / NYT 15 May

GUNS & NRA
*The NRA Helped Promote a Gun from Russia That Can Pierce US Soldiers’ Body Armor / Daily Kos 7 May
*Incoming NRA President Oliver North [who lied throughout Irangate-Contragate] Makes Racist Claim That All Iranians Are Liars During Fox News Appearance / Media Matters 10 May
*Parkland Survivors Criticize Oliver North for Calling Gun Control Activists Civil Terrorists / NYT 12 May

2 May 2018
*Lobbyist helped arrange Scott Pruitt’s $100,000 trip to Morocco / WP

3 May 2018
*Cambridge Analytica to File for Bankruptcy After Misuse of Facebook Data / NYT

5 May 2018
*NSA Triples Collection of US Phone Records Compared to Previous Year / Reuters

6 May 2018
*North Korea sets its clock to align with South Korea’s time zone / Times of India

9 May 2018
*A woman called 911 about burglars at her neighbor’s house – They were black Airbnb guests / WP\ Police Were Called on Black Filmmakers Leaving Airbnb—Apparently Just Because They Were Black – A neighbor called after the renters didn’t respond to her wave – Daily Kos
*After controversy [firing the chaplain], Paul Ryan swears House chaplain back into office / Mercury News
*West Virginia – Don Blankenship – Republican Party – With Blankenship loss, Republicans look to November in three key Senate races / CNN

10 May 2018
*Tom Cotton bests Ted Cruz as the most-disliked lawmaker / WP

11 May 2018
*Facebook stock recovers all $134B lost after Cambridge Analytica data scandal / CBS

12 May 2018
*Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan’s involvement in 26 /11 Mumbai terror attack / New Indian Express

14 May 2018
*Indonesia Family, With Children in Tow, Carries Out Suicide Bombings at 3 Churches / NYT

15 May 2018
*Cameroon police arrest 25 men for homosexuality because ‘Cameroon has laws to enforce’ / Think Progress

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 716, 30 April 2018) were: Trump (279X), US (96X), UN (72X), Korea(s) (70X), China (55X), Kim Jong Un (23X), Russia (39X), Syria (36X), Iran (35X), India (34X), UK (32X), Michael Cohen (32X), Israel (29X / Gaza 19X), Scott Pruitt (25X), Facebook (22X), and Trade (20X).

Since the N. 700 issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), we furnish systematic descriptive statistics for each issue. Based on the Word Count below of this issue, and at a very general level, the major topics of this 717 issue for the first fortnight of May 2018 are: Trump (273X, stable), US (124X, up from 96X), Iran (91X, up from 35X), China (68X, up from 55X), Korea(s) (53X, down from 70X), Israel (36X, up from 29X), and Facebook (29X, up from 22X). New names include McCain (36X), Blankenship (29X), and Gina Haspel (23X).

The word count for this issue is:

TRUMP 273
– TRUMP’S 59
US 124
IRAN 91
– IRAN DEAL 17
– IRAN NUCLEAR 17
CHINA 68
KOREA 53
– NORTH KOREA 35
– SOUTH KOREA 11
UN 43
MAY 40
MCCAIN 36
– JOHN MCCAIN 13
ISRAEL 36
NUCLEAR DEAL 31
WHITE HOUSE 30
BLANKENSHIP 29
– DON BLANKENSHIP 18
FACEBOOK 29
COHEN 29
– MICHAEL COHEN 18
HAWAII 28
SENATE 28
AMERICAN 27
MUELLER 25
RUSSIA 25
GAZA 25
GIULIANI 24
CALIFORNIA 24
RUSSIAN 24
EMBASSY 23
HASPEL 23
– GINA HASPEL 14
UK 22
FOX 22
TRADE 21
GOP 21
JERUSALEM 19
WEST VIRGINIA 17
IN SYRIA 12
STORMY DANIELS 11
UNITED STATES 10
SPECIAL COUNSEL 10

[thanks to http://www.dcode.fr/compteur-expressions%5D

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 716, 30 April 2018

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 716, 30 April 2018 Full Issue (84 pages, 8 euros)
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Next Issue, 15 May 2018 Summary Issue (4 pages, free on request)
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Editor
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FRONT PAGE – KOREAS MOVE FORWARD, IRAN WORRIES, TRUMP, COHEN & PRUITT

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 16 April 2018 to 30 April 2018 Entries

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 715, 15 April 2018) were: Trump (303X), US (89X), Syria (80X), China (69X), UN (60X), Russia (57X), Facebook (55X), Trade (47X, new topic), Gaza (40X new / Israel 25X), White House (37X), Gun (29X), School (29X), Chemical (29X / Chemical Attack 14), Scott Pruitt (26X), Paul Ryan (23X), Special Counsel Robert Mueller (22X), Mark Zuckerberg (20X), Michael Cohen (16X), Korea(s) (14X) and Laura Ingraham (11X).

Since the N. 700 issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP), we furnish systematic descriptive statistics for each issue. Based on the Word Count below of this issue, and at a very general level, the major topics of this 716 issue for the last fortnight of April 2018 are: Trump (279X, down from 303X), US (96X, upfrom 89X), UN (72X, up from 60X), Korea(s) (70X, up from 14X), China (55X, down from 69X), Kim Jong Un (23X, up from 9X), Russia (39X, down from 57X), Syria (36X, down from 80X), Iran (35X, up from 21X), India (34X, up from 29X), UK (32X, up from 25X), Michael Cohen (32X, up from 16X), Israel (29X / Gaza 19X, previously 25X / 40x), Scott Pruitt (25X, stable), Facebook (22X, down from 55X), and Trade (20X, down from 47X). An insolent entry could include “New York Port Authority Commissioner [Caren Turner] Rants at Cops”.

The word count for this issue is:

TRUMP 279
TRUMP’S 55
WHITE HOUSE 33
PRESIDENT TRUMP 27
DONALD TRUMP 18
PRESIDENT 109
THE PRESIDENT 31
PRESIDENT’S 16
US 96
AMERICAN 27
UNITED STATES 8
UN 72
UNITED NATIONS 12
KOREA 70
NORTH KOREA 47
KOREAN 17
KOREA’S 15
SOUTH KOREA 14
NORTH KOREA S 12
NORTH KOREAN 7
POLICE 67
CHINA 55
KIM 39
KIM JONG UN 23
RUSSIA 39
RUSSIAN 28
MAY 38
THERESA MAY 8
SYRIA 36
SYRIAN 15
IN SYRIA 9
IRAN 35
INDIA 34
UK 32
COHEN 32
MICHAEL COHEN 17
BLACK 30
ISRAEL 29
WAFFLE HOUSE 28
WAFFLE HOUSE SHOOTING 9
SENATE 27
NUCLEAR 26
PRUITT 25
EPA 21
SCOTT PRUITT 15
PRUITT’S 8
EPA ADMINISTRATOR SCOTT PRUITT 3
POMPEO 25
SHOOTING 25
SCHOOL 24
CIA 24
MACRON 23
FACEBOOK 22
COMEY 21
JAMES COMEY 9
BUSH 21
MICHAEL 21
STUDENTS 20
TRADE 20
CALIFORNIA 19
GAZA 19
RYAN 19
CONGRESS 19
JAMES 19
STARBUCKS 18
(TWO BLACK MEN WERE ARRESTED 5)
GOLDEN STATE KILLER 18
NEW YORK 18
BORDER 18
MUELLER 18
GUN 18
HANNITY 18
SEAN HANNITY 13
DEMOCRATS 16
SANCTIONS 16
TORONTO 16
TORONTO VAN 10
TORONTO VAN ATTACK 7
RACIST 15
FLORIDA 15
BARBARA BUSH 15
ALFIE EVANS 13
STORMY DANIELS 11
RONNY JACKSON 10
AMBER RUDD 9
PORT AUTHORITY 9
HOUSE SHOOTING 9
JOY REID 8
EMMANUEL MACRON 8
CHEMICAL WEAPONS 7
SECRETARY OF STATE 7
MOON JAE IN 5
WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS 5
WAFFLE HOUSE SHOOTING SUSPECT 4
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 3
(DR RONNY L JACKSON 3)
POSITIVE ASPECTS OF SLAVERY 3

[thanks to http://www.dcode.fr/compteur-expressions%5D

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 716, 30 April 2018

LENGTHIEST 16-30 APRIL 2018 ENTRIES

18 APRIL 2018

**TRUMP TRAUMA – Open Carry Racism: The Right-Wing Fever Dream That Made the Trump Era Possible – The fearful times we live in didn’t just drop out of the sky / Jason C. Blivins, Religion Dispatches \The idiosyncratic pantheon of Trump administration staffers continues its exodus, a stream of comic book villains exiting stage right. The combination of venality, incompetence, and pathological narcissism, however, remains. And the world lives in the Trump era’s bubble of strangely dilated time: everything agonizingly slow—and bewilderingly fast. But for all the post-mortems on the 2016 election, for every Hillbilly Elegy that says to white rage “I feel your pain,” or every column wondering how evangelicals can tolerate Stormy Daniels, there’s a larger diagnosis that Americans need to undertake. A frank assessment of the conditions enabling Trump’s election—and I’m not talking here about Russia and the UAE—means that we look squarely at the tendency of Americans to invest more in “authenticity” than capability, and to combine this with a paranoia that long predates Trump. At the center of this venerable right-wing fantasy (and it does provide the right with subversive pleasure) is the idea that without a “straight talker” to cut through the BS, the state will come for our guns and our freedom of religion.

**Charlottesville White Supremacist ‘Tyrone’ Exposed As US Marine [Michael Joseph Chesny] – Tyrone’s statements garnered media attention last August, but it was not publicly known who was behind the alias / Al Jazeera \Just weeks before a white supremacist rally turned deadly last August after a neo-Nazi allegedly drove his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, several of the rally’s organisers discussed ways to use cars as weapons in an online chatroom. On July 17, one of those organisers, operating under the alias “Tyrone”, posted a picture of a farm machine known as a combine harvester, writing it “sure would be nice”. He then wrote: “Is it legal to run over protesters blocking roadways?” Tyrone’s statements garnered media attention last August, but it was not publicly known who was behind the alias. That changed recently, when a n anti-racist activist exposed Tyrone’s identity as Michael Joseph Chesny, a 36-year-old active duty Marine who was stationed at an airbase in Havelock, North Carolina with a speciality in explosives.