"“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

Friday, February 08, 2008

Onward Christian Soldiers

The Annual Prayer Breakfast is (not as commonly imagined an event planned by the White House) organized by the shadowy and powerful tax free Fellowship Foundation, an organization that was founded by a demented Norwegian and Nietzchist, born in 1886 a year before Vidkun Quisling, called Abraham Vereide in 1935.He was also associate with the barmy but highly influential inter war years Moral Rearmament Movement and its leader Frank Buchman.

The Fellowship (with at least 33 members of Congress ) maintains a three-story townhouse at 133 C Street in Washington, D.C., near the United States Capitol.The Fellowship operates a retreat center as an "unofficial headquarters," at the end of 24th Street North in Arlington, Va. Called "The Cedars," it was purchased in 1978 through donations from, among others, Tom Phillips, CEO of arms manufacturer Raytheon; and Ken Olsen of Digital Equipment Corporation.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is a member of the Fellowship and her husband in his autobiography, My Life, brags that he never missed a National Prayer Breakfast as President.

The Fellowship have Renaissance Weekends, strange events by all acoounts - it was at one such eent Bill Clinton’s and Tony Blair’s idea of a “Third Way” between capitalism and socialism was developed. A Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina was attended by Newsnight's favourite crooked pollster Frank Luntz.(see Who the Fuck is Frank Luntz?)

See ; Jesus plus nothing: Undercover among America's secret theocrats by Jeffrey Sharlet Harper's March 2003.

EXPOSÉ: THE “CHRISTIAN” MAFIA Where Those Who Now Run the U.S. Government Came From and Where They Are Taking Us By Wayne Madsen Insider magazine

At the same time that Dubya was telling us all how each one of us was precious his mouthpiece Tony Fratto was talking to the Press in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House and was asked this Question ..

Q . Tony, waterboarding is, as you know, explicitly forbidden in the new Army Field Manual. One of the rationales that military officers tell me is the reason for that is that what we do to people in other countries, they will eventually do to Americans. Doesn't allowing waterboarding and not forbidding it in all circumstances essentially say that it's appropriate for U.S. troops to be waterboarded by other countries under similar circumstances?

... and started digging a hole....

MR. FRATTO: No, it doesn't. But in terms of the operational use of any enhanced interrogation technique, I'll let the agency comment on that -- the Central Intelligence Agency runs the program and I'll allow them to comment on it. I think it's important to note, as General Hayden did and I believe Attorney General Mukasey, that that technique is not part of the current program, it hasn't been for a long time. If there would be any change in authorized techniques within the program, it would go through a process that includes a legal review that would be conducted by the Attorney General. And then a decision would be made by the President based on the circumstances and the advice of his senior advisors.

Then things got a bit tough for Tony whose Boss was just down the street telling us all about our preciousness... and he ignored the law of holes... when in one, stop digging.

Q Does the President think he's above the law in breaking the law on torture?
MR. FRATTO: No, the President believes he should always seek counsel of those who speak for the law, which would be the Department of Justice and the Attorney General. And that is what he has always done.
Q He's read enough about waterboarding now. Does he think it is torture?
MR. FRATTO: I'm not going to speculate on --
Q He knows about it, though. He knows how it's been applied.
MR. FRATTO: No, I don't think I can give a good answer to that question.
Q Tony, if al Qaeda were to use waterboarding on an American prisoner, would the Bush administration consider that to be torture?
... More here nice to see the Press giving the White House apologists a hard time

Very entertaining of course but the fuckers will do what they want ... shit they trashed habeus corpus in 2001.

Tony Fratto by the way was Communications Director for young (46) Senator Rick Santorum (a Roman Catholic and now Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference Committee - with Presidential ambitions) attack dog of the moral Right who hates gyas and abortion, named by TIME this week as one of the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America and wudja bleeve it .... member of the Fellowship Foundation and good buddy of the head honcho of FF, Douglas Coe, 76 .

Lord Patel's favourite buttress of FF are the husband and wife tag team of Rev. Tim and Beverly LaHaye, 78 and 75, wihout whom Jerry Falwell would be washing dishes. Rev Tim wrote Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days (and its 11 sequels have sold more than 42 million copies), setting an image about how the world will end.

Beverley is not slouching towards Jerusalem either , she founded Concerned Women for America, (CWA left) one of Washington's most influential anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage organizations.

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