"“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

Monday, June 16, 2008

"... the Taliban ..on the back foot.... leadership ... severely dislocated and fractured.."licking their wounds" Brig. Gordon Messenger : Part : II

Now that Johnny Taliban is well on the back foot - and as a result of the Commander in Chief's visit to see Gordon Brown the BBC report Defence Secretary Des Browne is due to give details to MPs at 1530 BST that more British soliders are to be sent to a certain death in Afghanistan.

This increase in suicidal soldiers visiting Afghanistan at public expense is expected to bring overall UK suicide soldiers Afghanistan to more than 8,000 - mostly based in Helmand.

The PM, speaking at a press conference with President George Bush, said the military presence would be increased to keep up pressure on the Taliban - who is ..on the back foot.... lacking leadership ... severely dislocated and fractured.. er ..."licking their wounds"

MOD Operations In Afghanistan: British Casualties Official website

13th June - Ministry of Defence confirms the deaths of Lance Corporal James Bateman and Private Jeff Doherty of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) on Thursday 12 June 2008 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Commanding Officer of 2 PARA, Lieutenant Colonel Joe O'Sullivan, said ""They died doing what they had been asked to do, operating in difficult country against a dangerous enemy to make it harder for the enemy to influence the people and give those people the chance of a better life."

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