Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Münchner Sicherheitkonferenz


Time for the annual Münchner Sicherheit, liebchen.

Held in München (naturlich), the Konferenz has become the major security policy conference worldwide. Each year it brings together senior figures from around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges. The aim is to maintain this high international standard and raise its profile still further.

The Konferenz main gig is to undress the main security issues au courant. To debate and analyze the main security challenges, while at the same time constantly looking ahead so as to take up future issues at an early stage. This includes broadening the range of themes covered, in line with the concept of networked security.

The intention is to ensure that the Munich Security Conference remains the most important independent forum for the exchange of views by international security policy decision-makers, nicht wahr?

Madame Sec HRC and Uncle Leon delivered some prett cool speeching (aside from ruling out military intervention in Syria - and obvious sop to the easily offended Russians)

One scary moment was the Germans going on about Germany's "Place in the sun." To be fair, the deutsch made up for it by awarding former Senator Lieberman an Iron Cross 2nd Class for all his senatorlicious love for trans Atlanticism 

The concept of Smart Defense got LOL"d and Cyber Defense was redefined for going on the Cyber Offensive

Pic - “2012 could be a year where Germany becomes a leader of Europe ... or it could be the year in which Germany stumbles and draws the ire of Europe.”