"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Yazidis get a seat.

The 5 week old results from the Iraqi elections were predictable and no doubt heavily massaged.

I was delighted the Yazidi who are said erroneously to worship Satan, gained one seat. This curious, peaceful and shade dwelling Islamic ofshoot believe in angels and pray especially to the peacock. (Said to be up to 130K of them in Iraq on borders with Kurds)

Anyone who prays to peacocks gets my vote... although I was astonished when I first saw these flightles and clumsy birds in Sri Lanka (AKA Ceylon) climbing in trees and making their famous din.

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