Roberto Abraham Scaruffi: March 2009

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Death on the Home Front

Women in the Crosshairs
By Ann Jones

Nétanyahou multiplie les maroquins

Nétanyahou multiplie les maroquins pour ses alliés

Le nouveau chef du gouvernement a coupé en deux plusieurs ministères pour satisfaire tout le monde. Mais sa formation, le Likoud, devra se contenter de portefeuilles secondaires.

Le sommet arabe apporte son soutien

Les pays arabes, réunis au Qatar, rejettent le mandat d'arrêt lancé contre Omar el-Béchir pour crimes de guerre et crimes contre l'humanité au Darfour.

Review: Sony Bravia KDL46EX1

Review: Sony Bravia KDL46EX1
Sony is the first to bring wireless connectivity to a commercial television product.

Vladimir Putin, Russia's Prime Minister, promised to pump £700 million ($1 billion) into the nation's car industry to avert heavy job losses

The OECD head predicted one in 10 workers in advanced economies would be without a job next year, "practically with no exceptions"

Nicolas Sarkozy, blaming "Anglo-Saxons" for the economic crisis, threatened to walk out of G20 summit if France's demands for tougher financial regula

World Depression: Regional Wars and the Decline of the US Empire

Part I
Global Research, March 30, 2009

Pakistani forces overwhelm gunmen after eight hour battle

Pakistani commandos clad in black fought an eight hour battle outside Lahore on Monday after gunmen launched a daring assault on a police training centre, killing eight officers.   

China pone a disposición de la Argentina US$ 10.200 millones

El Banco Central podrá acceder a ese dinero, en yuanes, para compensar eventual pérdida de reservas 

The United States, Germany and Beyond

The United States, Germany and Beyond

March 30, 2009

Graphic for Geopolitical Intelligence Report

By George Friedman

Ultimátum de Obama a las automotrices

El presidente exigió más esfuerzos a GM y a Chrysler para evitar su bancarrota; el sector "debe ponerse de pie por sí solo", advirtió 

La piratería acecha a la región

Por Andrés Oppenheimer
Exterior | 03.03.2009

Las razones detrás de la purga en Cuba

Por Andrés Oppenheimer
Exterior | 10.03.2009

Las explosiones sociales amenazan la región

Por Andrés Oppenheimer
Exterior | 17.03.2009

Korean Launch Could Spur Arms Sales

A successful launch by North Korea would lead to the sale of long-range missiles to Iran and other countries, U.S. military officials said.

Who Should Be in Charge of Cybersecurity?

[Bruce Schneier]
U.S. government cybersecurity is a mess, and fixing it is going to take considerable attention and resources. One of the areas of contention is who should be in charge.

The Sycophantic Culture

By Henry Pelifian 
Any society and its military is as only as good as its ability to not only perceive the truth but also use it as its basis for action. A nation of sheep is bred by sycophants. The sycophants are more a danger to society by creating failure than critics who often point the way to human progress and understanding. 

Sri Lanka : situation dramatique pour les civils

Sri Lanka : situation dramatique pour les civils

« Le responsable du Programme d'aide humanitaire de l'Union européenne qualifie ces camps de catastrophiques : les gens qui se trouvent dans ces camps n'ont pas de nouvelles de leurs proches, n'ont pas de liberté de mouvement, ça ressemble plus à une détention qu'à une situation d'hébergement de déplacés. ».

Iran Critical of U.S. Troop Buildup in Afghanistan

(By Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post)

Insurgent Threat Shifts in Pakistan

Assault on Police Academy Indicates Risk Has Moved Beyond Tribal Areas 
(By Pamela Constable, The Washington Post)

Israeli Military Closes Probe

Allegations of Troop Misconduct in Gaza Called 'Hearsay' 
(By Howard Schneider, The Washington Post)

Barone: Republicans: the Party of Normal America

The Democrats tend to be more fractious.

'Sudan Attack Was a Warning'

by Avraham Zuroff

Wide Cyber Attack Is Linked to China

Researchers discovered software capable of stealing information on computers in 103 countries, an apparently coordinated attack.

China Slowdown Stunts Entrepreneurs

The bootstrap entrepreneurs who helped build China into the world's factory now face emptying order books. Their fate echoes a broader challenge for China.

In Counterinsurgency, Army Makes 'Civil Control' a Priority

(By Walter Pincus)

Monday, 30 March 2009

Betrayed in Iraq

Leila Fadel: Leaders of Awakening Councils are arrested, tortured and killed by Iraq government view

Journalist Disappears After Asking Questions Journalist Disappears After Asking Questions

Journalist Disappears After Asking Questions
On March 30, 2007, Oralghaisha Omarshanova, a journalist with the Astana-based weekly newspaper "Zakon i pravosudie," disappeared shortly after publishing an article focusing on a violent clash two weeks earlier between Chechens and Kazakhs in two villages in southern Kazakhstan. Most media coverage of the incident focused primarily on the ethnic nature of the violence. Omarshanova was the first journalist to ask a different set of questions. More

Geithner’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’: The Entire Global Financial System is at Risk

When the Solution to the Financial Crisis becomes the Cause

Une école de police attaquée au Pakistan: au moins 20 morts

Le cyberespace sous l'œil de Pékin?

Les États-Unis se préparent pour des troubles civils, Le 30 mars 2009

Mexican Army soldiers on patrol in Reynosa, a border town

In Drug War, Mexico Fights Cartel and Itself

Mexico has launched a war against drugs but it cannot fully rely on the institutions most needed to carry it out.

U.S. Warned Sudan Before Attack

by Yehudah Lev Kay

Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket, is to open bank branches in 30 of its stores by the end of this year

Descubrieron una gigantesca red de espionaje cibernético

Descubrieron una gigantesca red de espionaje cibernético
En sólo dos años hackeó 1295 computadoras de ministerios y embajadas de 103 países

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Levantan muros en las favelas de Río para frenar su expansión

Levantan muros en las favelas de Río para frenar su expansión
El gobierno construirá en total 11 kilómetros de paredes de unos tres metros de altura

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Delincuentes identificados gracias a las videocámaras

El sistema de control se está aplicando en Tigre, San Isidro y Ezeiza 

Inflation Is Tempting for Indebted Nations

As the U.S. and U.K. seek to lead the world into battle against the financial crisis, spending trillions of dollars, they could be tempted to use inflation to minimize the debt.

Economic Meltdown: The "Dollar Glut" is What Finances America's Global Military Build-up

Global Research, March 29, 2009

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Longer schooling 'cuts dementia'

Changes to improve access to education over 50 years ago could go some way to reducing dementia rates in the elderly, a study has suggested.

Major cyber spy network uncovered

An electronic spy network, based mainly in China, has infiltrated computers around the world, Canadian researchers say.

Israel army punishes Gaza soldier

An Israeli soldier is removed from combat for shooting a Palestinian woman in the leg "by mistake" during the Gaza offensive.

The Great Afghan Bailout

It's Time to Change Names, Switch Analogies
By Tom Engelhardt

El "Mesías Caradura" que tiene 32 esposas y 180 hijos

Una potencia sexual descomunal
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    Goel Ratson presume de una potencia sexual descomunal y se muestra jactancioso cuando le preguntan por su secreto: "Facultades, medidas y cariño"

    IAF Attacked Sudan Three Times

    by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

    Troops Arrest an Iraqi Ally in Baghdad

    U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested the leader of a crucial Awakening Council in Baghdad, and that group declared that it was no longer allied with the Americans. 

    Saturday, 28 March 2009

    Elvis Crespo, ante el FBI por masturbarse en un avión

    13:59 - jueves, 26 de marzo de 2009

    Torino, l'orrore che nessuno ha visto

    L'orco nascosto nella grande città
    Vicini, giudici, dottori: nessuno vuole responsabilità. Ma quando Laura riuscì a denunciare gli abusi magistrato e psicologo non le credettero.

    À Kaboul, les Américains passent pour des occupants

    REPORTAGE - Alors que la fin de l'hiver annonce la reprise des attaques des insurgés, la population ne cache pas sa méfiance à l'égard des étrangers et son mépris pour un gouvernement discrédité par la corruption.

    Obama Outlines Afghan Strategy

    President Obama introduced his new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan yesterday with a threat assessment familiar from the Bush administration. "The terrorists who planned and supported the 9/11 attacks," he said, are continuing to devise plots designed to "kill as many of our people as they... 
    (By Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post)

    Cae la actividad económica 9.5%

    Cae la actividad económica 9.5%Se desploman industria, comercio y servicios; es el mayor descenso desde que el INEGI guarda registro

    White House Debate Led to Plan to Widen Afghan Effort

    The administration's plan for Afghanistan followed a fierce internal debate in which the vice president urged caution against a quagmire, while military advisers argued for more troops.

    China Launches New Holiday in Tibet

    'Serfs' Emancipation Day' marks 50th anniversary of communist government's overturning of region's feudal system

    Torture inquiry reveals 15 new cases

    Binyam Mohamed: Binyam Mohamed: Police are to investigate MI5 over torture allegations
    MI5 and MI6 have identified at least 15 cases of possible complicity by British officers in the torture or mistreatment of terror suspects following the case of the Guantánamo detainee Binyam Mohamed.   

    Los líderes talibanes cierran filas y preparan una nueva ofensiva

    Advirtieron que ya iniciaron los preparativos ante la llegada de las tropas de EE.UU. 

    Friday, 27 March 2009

    Affaire Hariri : coup de théâtre en vue à La Haye

    Le mandat de la Commission onusienne d’enquête sur les assassinats politiques au Liban dont celui de l’ancien Premier ministre libanais, Rafic (...)

    Création d’une association de leaders politiques pour la vérité sur le 11-Septembre

    Une nouvelle association professionnelle réclamant une enquête sur les événements du 11 septembre 2001 vient d’être lancée : « Leaders politiques pour (...)

    La CIA envisage l’afflux de 2 millions de réfugiés israéliens aux USA

    La CIA envisage l’afflux de 2 millions de réfugiés israéliens aux USA

    Le 11 septembre 2001: une provocation mondiale

    par Général Leonid Ivashov | 17 mars 2009 

    Politologue russe influent, issu des milieux nationalistes, le général Léonid Ivashov était chef d’état-major des armées le 11 septembre 2001. Ce jour-là, il avait placé ses satellites en alerte pour observer les manœuvres militaires aériennes annoncées aux USA, mais c’est un tout autre spectacle auquel il fut confronté. Au vu des analyses de cet événement par ses experts, il a écarté l’hypothèse Al-Qaïda et conclu à une provocation de l’élite financière anglo-saxonne. Sur cette base, il a développé la vision stratégique russe du monde post-11-Septembre. Nous reproduisons ici un de ses articles, représentatif de sa pensée et de celle des officiers supérieurs russes. Le lecteur sera surpris de constater que ce qui est considéré comme un délire dans les pays de l’OTAN est une vérité d’évidence en Russie, comme d’ailleurs dans de nombreux autres régions du monde. Au-delà de la question d’établir la vérité, l’honnêteté intellectuelle exige de comprendre et d’accepter la relativité des points de vue. Cet article sera particulièrement précieux pour les militaires français au moment où le ministre de la Défense a engagé une chasse aux sorcières contre les enseignants de l’École de guerre qui ont osé rendre compte de la diversité des interprétations du 11-Septembre.

    'Good Book'

    Reviewed by RICH COHEN

    What David Plotz learned when he read the Hebrew Bible all the way through.   

    'Intelligence and How to Get It'

    Reviewed by JIM HOLT

    A prominent cognitive psychologist stresses the nonhereditary factors in determining I.Q.   


    Reviewed by BARRY UNSWORTH

    In this novel of pilgrimage, a Jewish caravan treks through Eastern Europe toward Jerusalem -- and the hope of psychic healing. 

    Pakistani and Afghan Taliban Unify in Face of U.S. Influx

    Mullah Muhammad Omar, the Afghan Taliban leader, persuaded the Pakistani Taliban to focus their efforts on the fight in Afghanistan against American troops.

    Asia prepares for corporate restructuring

    Law firm Milbank warns that creditors must prepare for a massive wave of company debt workouts.

    MI5 Guantánamo 'torture' inquiry

    MI5 Guantánamo 'torture' inquiry

    The Attorney-General asks police to investigate the agency's involvement with the alleged mistreatment of Binyam Mohamed

    Britain Army poised for Afghanistan surge

    Britain Army poised for Afghanistan surge

    General Sir Richard Dannatt told The Times he is ready to send 2,000 more troops amid fears for the US-led mission

    Sida et préservatif: l'évêque d'Orléans délire

    U.S. Confirms IAF Sudan Strike

    by Gil Ronen

    Central America: An Emerging Role in the Drug Trade

    Central America: An Emerging Role in the Drug Trade

    March 26, 2009

    Global Security and Intelligence Report

    By Stephen Meiners

    Call for higher circumcision rate

    Circumcision should be routinely considered as a way to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections, argue US experts.

    Record decline hits Irish economy

    The Irish Republic's economy shrank by a record annual rate of 7.5% at the end of 2008, driven by a construction slump.

    China fury at US military report

    Beijing reacts angrily to a report by the Pentagon, which says China's military power is shifting Asia's military balance.

    Police to probe UK torture claims

    Police to probe UK torture claims
    Police will investigate claims by ex-Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed that an MI5 agent was complicit in his torture.