"“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

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Air War goes on , and on, and on , and on .....

March 10-16: The week in airpower - USAF

289 close air support missions were flown in support of the International Security Assistance Force and Afghan troops. Coalition aircraft flew 325 close air support missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom..... how 2,000 lb. precision guided bombs win hearts and minds, improve girl's education, reconstruction (?)....

That's 600 a week (ish) about average for the last 2 years - slowed down a bit after Fort Falcon went up, ... there was shortage of bombs.

According to the U.S. Air Force, 14,910 precision-guided weapons were dropped in the first month of the war in 2003. Of these, 2982 were expected to land off-target. But what really happened? The Pentagon calculates civilian casualties, but refuses to disclose that number....a small reminder USAF ran out of key precision guided cruise missiles--the CALCM--during the Kosovo campaign.

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