AFRICOM Week in Review Ending 05 Oct 09

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AA: SA slips in governance ratings 10/01/09

GN: Thousands of people have gathered at a mosque in Guinea’s capital … 10/02/09

MG: Madagascar says consensus government not viable 10/04/09

NG: Nigeria rebel disarms under amnesty 10/04/09

SO: Somali gunmen release 3 foreign aid workers 10/03/09

SO: Somalia: Harakat Al-Shabab Mujahideen Forces Closes Down Local FM … 10/01/09

UG: Uganda: EU Suspends Funding to AU Peacekeepers 10/02/09

ZA: A bad week for South Africa 10/04/09

ZM: Zambia: China’s Success Story – Myth Or Reality? 10/02/09

Below the Fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime

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PACOM Week in Review Ending 04 September 2009

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AA: China, India lock horns over Kashmir 10/02/09

AU: O’Connor faces crime cash showdown 10/01/09

CN: China maps an end to the Afghan war10/01/09

CN: SCENARIOS: Key forces shaping China’s long-term future 10/01/09

KP: NKorea looks to unconventional warfare: US general 09/29/09

LK: Defending the defenders of Sri Lanka 09/29/09

LK: UN Urges Release of Displaced Civilians in Sri Lankan Camps 09/29/09

MY: Slain militant leader buried in Malaysia village 10/02/09

PH: Philippines Mobilizes Armed Forces for Second Storm in a Week 10/01/09

TH: Deep concerns over shadowy Thai forces 10/02/09

VN: Viet Nam: Top priority given to rescue work 09/30/09

Below the fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime

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CENTCOM Week in Review Ending 1 October 2009

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AA: Fighting for a common cause 09/28/09

AA:  Israel to Free 20 For Video of Soldier 10/01/09

AF: Afghanistan’s people have advice for U.S. 10/01/09

IQ:  U.S. Drone Strikes Office of Sunni Party in Iraq’s North 09/26/09

IR:  US officials: Digging, clues revealed Iranian site 09/28/09

KG: Kyrgyz Activists Alarmed By Call For Death Penalty, Public Executions 09/25/09

KG: Kyrgyzstan: Bakyt Beshimov does not recognize the legitimacy of … 09/29/09

LB: Hezbollah Prepared to Hold the US Hostage 09/25/09

PK:  In Pakistan’s Swat valley, volunteers form anti-Taliban militias 09/30/09

PK:  Video Showing Mehsud’s Dead Body Surfaces 09/30/09

SA: Extremists in Saudi Arabia Set Fire to Culture Club to Prevent … 09/30/09

SA:  Qaeda roping in women 10/01/09

YE:  Former Gitmo detainee killed in shootout 09/30/09

Below the Fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime

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EUCOM Week in Review Ending 30 September 2009

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AA: A breakdown of Iran’s missile arsenal 09/28/09

AA: Dialogue urged for Nagorno-Karabakh 09/29/09

AA: Obstacles on the path to world peace – Russia Now 09/28/09

AL: Topi says Albania aware of NATO responsibilities 09/25/09

CY: Cyprus Negotiators Running Out Of Time – Report 09/29/09‎

GR: Growing support for Greece’s far-right maverick party – Feature 09/30/09

HR: Croatia’s EU bid set to advance 09/28/09

IL: Israel’s Final Warning to the World? 09/25/09

IL: UN Report Accuses Israel of War Crimes 09/29/09

TR: Turkey, Pakistan enjoy unique ties 09/30/09

UA: Why does Ukraine need constitutional reform? By Viktor Yushchenko … 09/25/09

Below the fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime

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SOUTHCOM Week in Review Ending 29 September 2009

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BR: Brazil favors developing nuclear weapons for ‘respectability’ 09/28/09

CL: WATER SHORTAGE PREDICTED FOR NORTHERN CHILE 09/24/09

CO: Colombia finds 2 mass graves of peasants, rebels 09/25/09

CO: Colombia to compensate victims of paramilitary massacre 09/24/09

HN: Honduras refuses to allow 4 foreign ambassadors in the country 09/27/09

HN: Political Honduras’ Ousted President Concerned Of Threat To His Life 09/24/09

JM: Jamaica Finally Makes Child Porn Specific Crime 09/24/09

JM: Solve crimes with more cameras 09/26/09

UY: Uruguayan economy becoming growingly Brazil dependent 09/25/09

VE: Venezuela Attempts Gun Control by Limiting Bullets 09/28/09

VE: Chavez: the phony warmonger 09/24/09

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Event: 22-23 Oct 09 Rotterdam International Cloud Symposium

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cloudThe theme of “The Future of Cloud Computing” highlights many of the modern technology innovations that are being developed in support of Cloud-based services. As a co-located conference being held in conjunction with the 2nd International SOA Symposium, this event further addresses the ever-widening convergence between SOA and Cloud-based services.

Click on the cloud for program information.

Phi Beta Iota: Below the fold  is what Robert Steele wants as the heart of the World Brain, available as an integrated Free/Open Source Program to anyone:

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AFRICOM: Week in Review Ending 28 September 2009

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AA: Support Urged for Fragile States in Sub-Saharan Africa 09/22/09

AO: Angolan Riches Lure New Wave of Workers 09/28/09

CF: CAR: Malnutrition hits towns as world crisis cuts diamond demand … 09/24/009

DZ: Violent clash between Harraga from Tiaret and smugglers 09/28/09

KE: Kenya Government’s tough new rules for media 09/27/09

KE: Somali refugees still pouring into Kenya, UN says 09/25/09

LR: Liberia: Public Works confirms receipt of GAC letter, but 09/24/09

NG: Nigeria: Nafdac Losing War Against Fake Drugs – Pharmacists 09/27/09

SD: Sudan’s Darfur governor denies continuation of battles between … 09/24/09

UG: Uganda: Police Named Most Brutal Institution 09/28/09

Below the Fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime

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PACOM Week in Review Ending 26 September 2009

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AA: Can China help to defuse the nuclear threat from Iran? 09/27/09

AU: Australia how-to jihadist jailed 09/24/09

AU: Australia’s military objects to China investment 09/23/09

CN: Could “Tibet independence” and “Xinjiang independence” forces be … 09/24/09

CN: Mao’s Grandson Rises in Chinese Military 09/24/09

IN: Indian state terrorism 09/27/09

JP: Japan launches probe of secret pacts with US 09/24/09

PH: Activist surrendered due to fear of NPA retaliation—military 09/24/09

PH: Rebels insist Philippines military have arrested wrong man 09/22/09

RU: Russia won’t put missiles in Kaliningrad: Medvedev 09/25/09

TH: Plot by Thailand’s Gen. Anupong, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, PM … 09/25/09

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Face to Face: Roberto David de Steele y Vivas en Madrid

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Coke Light with Panache
Coke Light with Panache

Staying at the Intercontinental Hotel ++ 34 91 700 73 00 through Thursday AM.  Welcome any invitation to get together from 27 Sep to 1 Oct 2009.  Mi cell personal funciona bien, USA siete zero tres, dos quatro dos, uno siete zero uno.

Estoy a solas el resto del dia (Lunes), manana estoy disponible en la manana y para la cena, y el Jueves disponible en la manana y para el almuerzo temprano.  Salgo para el aeropuerto a las dos para vuelo saliendo a 16:35.

Event: 29 Oct 2009, Kuala Lumpur Computerworld Malaysia Forum: Cloud Computing 2009

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Event Description: Where’s My Money?“Over the next five years, IDC expects spending on IT cloud services to grow almost threefold, reaching US$42 billion by 2012 and accounting for 9 per cent of revenues in five key market segments. More importantly, spending on cloud computing will accelerate throughout the forecast period, capturing 25 per cent of IT spending growth in 2012 and nearly a third of growth the following year,” declares custom research company IDC in a press release it issued in October last year.

Event: 15-18 Mar 2010 Santa Clara, CA Cloud Connect The Anti-Google

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PHI BETA IOTA :  Cloud Connect is about “pay as you go” services.

Event Gains Momentum with Cloud Computing Leaders on Board and IBM Diamond Sponsorship

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ — TechWeb, producers of Cloud Connect, today announce the event’s elite list of advisory board members, including cloud computing leaders from Cisco, HP, IBM, McAfee and Microsoft. Cloud Connect is a premier technology event helping to drive the understanding and adoption of Cloud Computing to key audiences. The event is taking place March 15-18, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, CA. For more information, visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.

Cloud Connect is the meeting place for the cloud technology community and provides the forum for the most powerful cloud innovations and solutions. The event will examine critical aspects of cloud computing through keynotes, panel discussions, demonstrations, and insightful interviews with the people shaping the cloud computing industry.

Click here to read the press release listing names of all those on the advisory board.

CENTCOM Week in Review Ending 24 September 2009

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AA:  Counterterrorism at the expense of COIN will doom Afghanistan and Pakistan: US officials 09/24/09

AA: Israel hiding nukes in Golan, Syria claims 09/22/09

AA: Al-Qaida release video message likening Barack Obama to George Bush 09/23/09

AF:  Afghan jails are base for al-Qaida and Taliban, says US commander 09/21/09

AF:  Afghan warlords will fight if U.S. gives aid 09/22/09

IR:  National security adviser says Iran advancing in making medium-range missiles 09/20/09

IR:  Reading Iran by the Letter 09/20/09

KG: Kyrgyz officials urge return to death penalty 09/23/09

PK:  Pakistan probes detained Swedes on al-Qaida ties 09/21/09

PK:  Qaeda’s training area in Pakistan is ‘the most dangerous spot on the map’ 09/21/09

PS: Haniya Says Gaza Siege Crime Against Humanity, Human Rights Groups … 09/23/09

YE: Food running out in Yemen refugee camps: UN 09/23/09

Below the Fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime

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EUCOM Week in Review Ending 23 September 2009

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AA: Ahmadinejad: Military will ‘cut off’ hand of enemies 09/22/09

AA: Europe must stand up for Georgia 09/21/09

AA: Hearings on Armenian-Turkish issue commence shortly 09/18/09

AA: NATO, US & Russia could join forces on missile defense 09/18/09

AM: Armenia’s President awarded military ranks 09/18/09

BG: War of words in Bulgarian judiciary escalates 09/21/09

DE: We need Germany far more than it needs us 09/22/09

HR: FT: Croatia Hopes in Vain to Capitalize on Bulgaria, Romania Poor … 09/19/09

IL: Israel’s ‘prisoners of conscience’ 09/23/09

IL: No war imminent with Hezbollah, Israeli commander says 09/21/09

KV: Kosovo official predicts higher Serb turnout in November 09/22/09

RU: Kalashnikov faces bankruptcy 09/21/09

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Event: 5 Dec 09 George Mason University, The Conscience Un-Conference

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What is this?
The Conscience Un-Conference is a one-day “un-conference” co-hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. It will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 8:30am to 5:30pm at the Museum in Washington, DC.

Who should apply for this free event (advance registration required)?
Anyone with energy and interest in how “institutions of conscience” use social media to serve missions of social good. We’re hoping for a diverse group of people with a range of experiences—that is, you don’t have to be an expert in museums, libraries, non-profits, or social media. Techie geeks, luddites and everyone in between are welcome to apply.

SOUTHCOM Week in Review Ending 22 September 2009

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AA: Hezbollah may be seeking narco-terror ties 09/19/09

AA: Militarizing Latin America 09/17/09

AR: Daggers drawn in Argentine media fight 09/19/09

BR: US Military Presence in Colombia a Threat to Brazil and the Amazon 09/20/09

HN: How the US deepened the crisis in Honduras 09/17/09

VE: The mad adventures of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez 09/19/09

VE: Venezuela planning to target ‘drug’ planes 09/18/09

VE: Venezuela exhumes unnamed dead in riot investigation 09/21/09

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