"“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

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Lady Dame Jane Pauline Neville Jones Fan Club wants just a "couple of battalions"

On the BBC 4 "Today" programme , one of the principal mouthpieces of the Lady Dame Jane Pauline Neville Jones Fan Club was busy this morning with their spokesperson Lady Pauline calling for "just a couple of battalions" , complete with a Command Centre to act as a domestic , residential , well ...er Army.

Can't carry on using troops on a contigent basis...blah ..blah.. dedicated to protecting the homeland....Policy Group ... cannot make spending commitments...etc.,

We look forward to see how soon (Government Minister) Ex Admiral West who perfected the art of "losing" Admiralty documents to support Navy spending , taking up the General Dannet officially leaked memo about "overstretch" etc., and calling for a committed Homeland force.

Meanwhile a couple of monster aircraft carriers are a bit further down the slipway with their contingent Joint Strike Force aircraft, Trident is agreed upon, ...just a few of the major spending commitments shackling the armed forces committed to endless slogging land battles and skirmishes where they have insufficient, weapons, Land Rovers, helicopters, medical staff, field hospitals as a result of years of ignoring or mis-spending (Chinook's, Typhoon).

It is of interest that LDJPN-JFC member Lord Inge was effusive in support of fellow member Lord Paddy "Pantsdown" in the House of Lords last week.

Lord Inge, the former chief of Staff warned of a “strategic failure” in Afghanistan and he was, according to The Observer, speaking with the direct authority of the general staff .“The situation in Afghanistan is much worse than many people recognise,” Inge told the sleepy peers. “We need to face up to that issue, the consequence of strategic failure in Afghanistan and what that would mean for NATO ... We need to recognise that the situation - in my view, and I have recently been in Afghanistan - is much, much more serious than people want to recognise.”

The consequences of failure in Afghanistan are far greater than in Iraq,” Ashdown said. “If we fail in Afghanistan then Pakistan goes down. The security problems for Britain would be massively multiplied. I think you could not then stop a widening regional war that would start off in warlordism but it would become essentially a war in the end between Sunni and Shia right across the Middle East.”

Calling for a withdrawal of troops from Iraq he said, ''We committed the cardinal sin of these interventions, which is to have ridiculously overambitious aims; to recreate Washington in Baghdad, to recreate a fully-functioning western-style democracy in a Middle Eastern country."... better bomb a civilised Western country like Yugoslavia from 20,000 feet eh Paddy?

They were of course absoluteley on the button... and the shortage of equipment for the Army can be fairly and squarely placed at the door of Lord Inge when he was responsible for the Army.

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