INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) – N. 735, 15 February 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 735, 15 February 2019
Every Month
Next Issue, 28 February 2019
Publishing since 1980

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

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FRONT PAGE – TRUMP FROM SHUTDOWN TO WALL EMERGENCY, STATES RESIST, VENEZUELA, ISRAEL/PALESTINE

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 1 February 2019 to 15 February 2019 Entries

Major topics and events of the first fortnight of February 2019 include the following:

BEST (by theme and in chronological order)

TRUMP
1 Feb – US withdraws from landmark nuclear arms control treaty
3 Feb – Undocumented Workers Lose Their Jobs at Yet another Trump Property
5 Feb – Trump Inaugural Committee Ordered to Hand over Documents to Federal Investigators [possible illegal foreign donations]
8 Feb – Trump cornered on border wall – The president doesn’t have GOP support to go through another shutdown or declare a national emergency
9 Feb – “A Substantial Ripple Effect” [Shutdown – 10 air traffic controllers decided to stay home]
9 Feb – Anticipating another Trump Shutdown, Airport Workers Plan Mass Protests
10 Feb – Unprecedented Spending by Outside Groups Already Fueling Trump’s 2020 Bid
12 Feb – Trump: Democrats want criminals in the US [GOP wants them in the White House]
13 Feb – So why did Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) mislead the American people when he recently said that “we don’t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia”
13 Feb – Ilhan Omar Calls Out Trump Over His History Of Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia
13 Feb – Rep. Omar fires back after Trump calls for her resignation: “You have trafficked in hate your whole life”
14 Feb – Manafort bombshell deepens mystery in Russia probe
14 Feb – McConnell Confirms Trump Will Declare National Emergency to Build Wall
15 Feb – “I didn’t need to do this” – President Trump moments after declaring a national emergency
15 Feb – A Trump-Made Emergency, By THE EDITORIAL BOARD [NYT] – The president decides that fulfilling a campaign promise is more important than respecting the separation of powers
15 Feb – Following national emergency announcement, Trump goes golfing

WASHINGTON POLITICS
4 Feb – High-profile Muslims have a right not to expect an inquisition
4 Feb – Members of Congress invite immigrants to State of the Union in rebuke of Trump’s abusive policies
7 Feb – New Mexico Governor Pulls National Guard From Border, Citing A ‘Charade’ At Federal Level
8 Feb – 83,000 Invalid Florida Votes Eclipsed Margin in Governor’s Race
8 Feb – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invented a ‘corruption game’ to slam lax government ethics laws during a viral oversight committee hearing
8 Feb – It only took four months on the Supreme Court for Brett Kavanaugh to declare war on Roe v. Wade
8 Feb – Liberal Democrats Formally Call for a ‘Green New Deal,’ Giving Substance to a Rallying Cry
9 Feb – Elizabeth Warren announced her bid for the presidency today – Elizabeth Warren Is Not a Socialist, But She Still Makes Wall Street Squirm
9 Feb – Exclusive Podcast with Top Democrat: No Chance for Sweeping Gun Laws
11 Feb – California governor to order National Guard troops back from border with Mexico
12 Feb – California – Newsom Declares Border Crisis ‘Political Theater’ and Withdraws Troops
12 Feb – Come on, lawmakers – Not another shutdown
14 Feb – Ocasio-Cortez Cheers after Amazon Scraps Planned New York Campus

COPS, SPIES & PRISONS
5 Feb – US Prisons Are Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints [for blanket telephone surveillance]
6 Feb – Alabama Police Officer Will Not Be Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Mistaken Gunman
6 Feb – In an effort to “expose immigration fraud,” the Department of Homeland Security created a fake university to lure international students to apply
10 Feb – Cities across US Are Stripping Homeless People of Their Autonomy [“conservatorship” & “guardianship” laws]
14 Feb – The Real ‘Land of Unrealities’ [CIA media ops & fake news]
14 Feb – Turns Out There Were Two Separate CIA Torture Programs
15 Feb – Portland police accused of ‘collusion’ with far-right group Patriot Prayer
15 Feb – Shocker: ‘Washington Post’ Publishes Nuanced Article about RFK Assassination
15 Feb – US citizens [two women] sue Customs and Border Protection, alleging they were illegally detained [for speaking Spanish]

VENEZUELA
3 Feb – Trump Says Sending US Troops to Venezuela Is “An Option” [while pulling them out of ongoing wars in Syria and Afghanistan]
5 Feb – Both Venezuela’s Opposition and US Reject Peaceful Negotiations
5 Feb – ‘This Is Not the Time for Dialogue,’ Says Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó
6 Feb – Guterres says UN will remain neutral in Venezuelan leadership crisis
7 Feb – In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup
8 Feb – Venezuela – US To Allow Juan Guaidó to Establish Citgo Board
14 Feb – Ilhan Omar Grills Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams on US-Backed Genocide

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
1 Feb – Rep. Ilhan Omar targets Israel again, compares Jewish state to US South during segregation
10 Feb – Israel fights BDS movement as pro-Palestinian campaign gains global support
11 Feb – Ilhan Omar’s Criticism of Israeli Lobby and AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic

DIVERS
1 Feb – Russia’s Playbook for Social Media Disinformation Has Gone Global
3 Feb – The United Arab Emirates is projecting itself as a leader of inter-communal and inter-faith harmony with the first ever visit by a Catholic pope to the Gulf and an inter-faith conference that is as much about dialogue as it is about absolute political control
8 Feb – How Russia infiltrated the world of American religious-right filmmaking [role of Alexey Komov]
13 Feb – Apple and Google urged to remove Saudi app that tracks women
15 Feb – European Commission put Saudi Arabia on ‘dirty money’ list
15 Feb – Facebook Settlement with FTC Could Run Into the Billions
15 Feb – The World Is Getting Greener

The previous issue’s themes were: DOMESTIC POLITICS, TRUMP, ISRAEL / PALESTINE, HEALTH, COPS & SPIES, VENEZUELA, ENVIRONMENT and BREXIT.

The best quotes of the first fortnight of February 2019 include the following:

2 Feb – Trump: Pelosi is “very bad for our country” /Hill
6 Feb – “The bureaucracy’s indifference to the President’s objections is remarkable” /Secrecy News
8 Feb – Jerrold Nadler (D, NY-10): “The time for this administration to postpone accountability is over”
12 Feb – It’s not just Mexico that isn’t paying for the wall – Congress isn’t either /CNN
12 Feb – Come on, lawmakers – Not another shutdown /WP
12 Feb – Trump: Democrats want criminals in the US [GOP wants them in the White House] /Hill
15 Feb – Following national emergency announcement, Trump goes golfing /ThinkProgress
15 Feb – “I didn’t need to do this” – President Trump moments after declaring a national emergency /ThinkProgress

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 734, 31 January 2019) were: Trump (528X), US (257X), Shutdown (181X), Border (90X), House (88X, White House 37X, The House 18X), Democrats (75X), Venezuela (69X), Brexit (63X), Pelosi (63X), Congress (55X), Ocasio Cortez (52), China (52X), Maduro (42X), Mueller (42X), and State of the Union (40X).

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 735 issue for the first fortnight of February 2019 are: TRUMP (445X), US (215X), BORDER (114X), HOUSE (88X), DEMOCRATS (87X), VIRGINIA (83X), UN (76X), VENEZUELA (70X), SHUTDOWN (57X), ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ OCASIO (57X), STATE OF THE UNION (50X), IRAN (50X), EMERGENCY (50X, NATIONAL EMERGENCY 35X), CLIMATE (49X), RALPH NORTHAM (48X), ILHAN OMAR (46X) and GREEN NEW DEAL (43X).

WORD COUNT

TRUMP 445
– TRUMP’S 112
US 215
– UNITED STATES 21
BORDER 114
– BORDER WALL 22
– BORDER SECURITY 19
DEAL 112
– BORDER DEAL 11
HOUSE 88
DEMOCRATS 87
– DEMOCRATIC 59
VIRGINIA 83
– VIRGINIA’S 13
UN 76
VENEZUELA 70
– VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO 36
– VENEZUELAN 23
– JUAN GUAIDO 16
SHUTDOWN 57
– GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN 21
ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ OCASIO 57
STATE OF THE UNION 50
IRAN 50
EMERGENCY 50
– NATIONAL EMERGENCY 35
CLIMATE 49
RALPH NORTHAM 48
WASHINGTON 47
ILHAN OMAR 46
GREEN 45
– GREEN NEW DEAL 43
AMERICAN 43
– AMERICA 24
– AMERICANS 24
AMAZON 41
JUSTIN FAIRFAX 38
BLACK 37
MEXICO 36
CONGRESS 36
ABORTION 34
2020 34
RUSSIA 33
SENATE 32
HEALTH 32
SEXUAL 31
– SEXUAL ASSAULT 27
POLICE 31
TAX 30
CHINA 30
MEDIA 30
ELECTION 28
TRADE 28
JUSTIN 28
INTELLIGENCE 28
REPUBLICANS 28
CALIFORNIA 24
JUSTICE 24
ELIZABETH WARREN 24
SAUDI 23
THE HOUSE 22
RACIST 22
ICE 22
IMMIGRATION 22
NANCY PELOSI 22
NUCLEAR 22
LOUISIANA 21
– LOUISIANA ABORTION LAW 12
NICOLAS 21
RUSSIAN 21
REPUBLICAN 21
BLACKFACE 21
SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER 20
STACEY ABRAMS 20
MITCH MCCONNELL 20
JEFF BEZOS 20
WHITE HOUSE 19
SUPREME COURT 19
AFGHANISTAN 18
CLIMATE CHANGE 17
INDIA 16
BREXIT 16
TEACHERS 15
JOAQUIN EL CHAPO GUZMAN 14
SEATTLE 14
ISRAEL 14
KOREA 14
TESLA 12
TALIBAN 12
BRITISH 12
JAPAN 11
KHASHOGGI 11
ISIS 11
SANDERS 11
EMERGENCY DECLARATION 11
POPE FRANCIS 10
NATIONAL GUARD 10
VIETNAM 10
RACISM 10
YEMEN 10
KIM JONG UN 8

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

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power – N. 734, 31 January 2019

INTELLIGENCE, SECRECY & POWER (ISP) ISSN 1245-2122
N. 734, 31 January 2019.
Every Month
Next Issue, 15 February 2019
Publishing since 1980

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

Copyright ADI 2019, reproduction in any form forbidden without explicit authorization from the ADI.

FRONT PAGE – US POLITICS, TRUMP, ISRAEL, HEALTH, COPS & SPIES, VENEZUELA

World Media – Synthesis Based on the Analysis of All 16 January 2019 to 31 January 2019 Entries

Major topics and events of the second fortnight of January 2019 include the following:

BEST (by theme and in chronological order)

DOMESTIC POLITICS
16 Jan – House Passes Resolution Condemning White Supremacy
16 Jan – Ocasio-Cortez set to join Maxine Waters on key financial services committee
16 Jan – Republicans Rebuke [racist Representative] Steve King but Face Vexing Question: Why Not Sooner
23 Jan – Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Pressley Win Seats on Committee Set to Probe Trump
23 Jan – Erecting the Wall, One Porno at a Time
24 Jan – Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: “I don’t really quite understand why” federal workers are going to food banks and homeless shelters
24 Jan – Trump economic adviser Kevin Hassett suggested that the shutdown is akin to a free vacation for federal workers
31 Jan – Mississippi lawmakers propose ‘license to harass’ for transphobic teachers
31 Jan – Top Republicans, White House silent about attack on [black gay actor] Jussie Smollett, despite ‘MAGA’ comments
31 Jan – Stacey Abrams [black former Georgia gubernatorial candidate]: “We Have to Work Harder” Than Those Who Would Suppress the Vote” [she will deliver the response to President Trump’s State of the Union address]
31 Jan – Here’s What Starbucks Is Telling Employees To Say About Howard Schultz [and his presidential candidacy]

TRUMP
16 Jan – The shutdown just cost Trump his State of the Union address
16 Jan – Trump and Putin Have Met Five Times – What Was Said Is a Mystery
17 Jan – Pelosi Knows How to Play Chicken – Trump Doesn’t
18 Jan – Cohen Hired IT Firm to Rig Early CNBC, Drudge Polls to Favor Trump
25 Jan – FBI Agents Arrest Longtime Trump Confidant Roger Stone
27 Jan – A Bruised Trump Faces Uncertain 2020 Prospects – His Team Fears a Primary Fight
25 Jan – Trump accepts deal to reopen the government that he could have accepted a month ago
30 Jan – Did Jill Stein Help Elect Donald Trump – Was the Green Party icon unwittingly useful to President Vladimir Putin of Russia — or wittingly
31 Jan – Undocumented worker fired by Trump Organization will be guest at State of the Union

ISRAEL/PALESTINE
21 Jan – Israel Confirms Another Attack on Iranian Targets in Syria
25 Jan – Michelle Alexander’s controversial New York Times column links Martin Luther King Jr.’s criticism of the Vietnam War with criticism of Israeli apartheid, by M. Cohen
28 Jan – UN envoy urges Israel to halt “settler violence”
29 Jan – Senate Advances Pro-Israel Bill as GOP Searches for Democratic Divisions [on boycott-Israel movement]

HEALTH
23 Jan – Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care — the Human Caravan You Haven’t Heard About
24 Jan – Health Department grants foster care agency [Miracle Hill] religious exemption license to discriminate
25 Jan – Emergency Declared Near Portland [Oregon] for Measles Outbreak in Anti-Vaccine Hotspot [in Clark County, Washington]
27 Jan – Hospitals Are Asking Their Own Patients to Donate Money

COPS & SPIES
19 Jan – Jason Van Dyke [Chicago policeman] Sentenced to Nearly 7 Years for Murdering [young unarmed black man]Laquan McDonald
22 Jan – Outsourcing Police Investigations to Google Risks Privacy and Justice
26 Jan – Undercover agents target Toronto-based cybersecurity watchdog Citizen Lab

VENEZUELA
30 Jan – After Washington handed control of Venezuela’s assets in the United States to the opposition leader, the government of Nicolás Maduro struck back fiercely
30 Jan – US Special Envoy for Venezuela [Iran-Contragate’s Elliott Abrams] Has Long, Controversial History in Latin America
31 Jan – The Making of Juan Guaidó: US Regime-Change Laboratory Created Venezuela’s Coup Leader

ENVIRONMENT
22 Jan – Desalination Plants Are on the Rise — So Is Their Salty, Chemical Waste
30 Jan – GTFO – Young people have a message for climate science-denying lawmakers: If we can’t persuade you to believe the facts surrounding climate change, then you need to #GTFO of Congress
31 Jan – After inspiring climate denial playbook, Big Tobacco now sees dollar signs from climate change

BREXIT
17 Jan – May’s government survives no confidence vote
22 Jan – An Effort to Bring Fracking to Britain Hits Pause [particularly in pro-Brexit areas]
31 Jan – The Messier Brexit Gets, the Better Europe Looks

DIVERS
17 Jan – WeWork CEO Adam Neumann has reportedly made millions of dollars by leasing office space to his own company
20 Jan – Mayor’s Funeral Unites Gdansk – His Killing [by an unstable right-winger] Exposed Poland’s Deep Divides
23 Jan – Flight Attendant Accuses Passenger of Sexual Harassment After He Demands She Wipe Him

The previous issue’s themes were: VIOLENCE, CORRUPTION, INHUMANITY; WASHINGTON “SWAMP” POLITICS; TRUMP WALL & SHUTDOWN; COPS, GUNS, BLACKS; EXTREME RIGHT; ECOLOGY, CLIMATE CHANGE; and ISRAEL/PALESTINE.

The best quotes of the second fortnight of January 2019 include the following:

16 Jan – “Find another line of work” – Several Republican lawmakers to their racist colleague Rep. Steve King (R-IA) /ThinkProgress
17 Jan – Pelosi Knows How to Play Chicken – Trump Doesn’t /Bloomberg
17 Jan – Giuliani: I never said there was no collusion /CNN
24 Jan – Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: “I don’t really quite understand why” federal workers are going to food banks and homeless shelters /Progress Report
25 Jan – The Trump-McConnell government shutdown /TruthOut
31 Jan – The Messier Brexit Gets, the Better Europe Looks /NYT

The major topics of the previous issue of “Intelligence, Secrecy & Power” (ISP, n. 733, 15 January 2019) were: Trump (527X), US (225X), ShutDown (197X), Border (134X, Wall 133X), House (132X), China (116X), Democrats (105X), UN (78X), and Ocasio Cortez (69X).

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 734 issue for the second fortnight of January 2019 are: Trump (528X), US (257X), Shutdown (181X), Border (90X), House (88X, White House 37X, The House (18X), Democrats (75X), Venezuela (69X), Brexit (63X), Pelosi (63X), Congress (55X), Ocasio Cortez (52), China (52X), Maduro (42X), Mueller (42X), and State of the Union (40X).

A statistical word count for sequences of five words is perhaps the best overall characterization of this fortnight’s media activity, especially noting that Trump does not figure in this selection:

THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS 14
FORMER STARBUCKS CEO HOWARD SCHULTZ 9
MICHAEL COHEN TO LIE TO CONGRESS 7
REP ALEXANDRIA OCASIO CORTEZ D NY 5
SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER’S 5
OPPOSITION LEADER JUAN GUAIDO 4
FATAL DOSES OF PAIN MEDICATION 4

The straight forward word count is below:

WORD COUNT

TRUMP 528
– TRUMP’S 111
– TRUMP ADMINISTRATION 43
US 257
– AMERICAN 79
– AMERICA 38
– UNITED STATES 37
– AMERICANS 34
SHUTDOWN 181
– GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN 58
– PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN 12
BORDER 90
HOUSE 88
– WHITE HOUSE 37
– THE HOUSE 18
DEMOCRATS 75
– DEMOCRATIC 63
VENEZUELA 69
– VENEZUELA’S 22
UNION 68
– STATE OF THE UNION 40
BREXIT 63
– BRITAIN 22
– UK 20
PELOSI 63
– NANCY PELOSI 31
– HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI 7
SECURITY 57
CONGRESS 55
OCASIO CORTEZ 52
– ALEXANDRIA OCASIO CORTEZ 34
CHINA 52
WASHINGTON 51
SENATE 47
HEALTH 43
CLIMATE 42
SCHOOL 42
MADURO 42
– PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO 17
MUELLER 42
– SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER 7
CALIFORNIA 37
POLICE 37
REPUBLICAN 37
– REPUBLICANS 31
– GOP 21
KAMALA HARRIS 37
SCHULTZ 36
– HOWARD SCHULTZ 31
STUDENTS 36
MEXICO 35
THERESA MAY 33
– THERESA MAY’S 10
BARR [William] 32
STONE 32
– ROGER STONE 19
RUSSIA 31
– RUSSIAN 25
BORDER WALL 30
ECONOMY 30
FACEBOOK 30
TALIBAN 30
EUROPEAN 30
SYRIA 30
TEACHERS 29
STARBUCKS 29
GUAIDO 26
– JUAN GUAIDO 18
STRIKE 24
BLACK 23
CHILDREN 23
IMMIGRATION 23
REOPEN 23
MIGRANTS 22
WARREN 22
ISRAEL 22
PARLIAMENT 22
FEDERAL WORKERS 21
ASYLUM 21
CLIMATE CHANGE 21
GHOSN 20
AFGHANISTAN 19
CHICAGO 19
KOREA 19
– NORTH KOREA 18

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

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