"“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, December 16, 2008

US war on Pakistan - Rocket attacks surge. Paris - Expect the Unexpected

On Monday 16th December 2008 CBS report 2 missiles struck the village of Tabi Tolkhel (Tapi Tool ? )in the North Waziristan tribal region near Miramshah- said to be one of a surge of the CIA run U.S. missile attacks on militant targets in Pakistan's northwest border region.

Ajab Khan, a village resident saw the aftermath of the missile strike and saw two bodies brought out, and that three wounded people were taken away in a vehicle. Suspected Taliban militants surrounded the house afterward, Khan said - a common occurrence after such strikes. Three local intelligence officials confirmed the account, citing informants.

The BBC report the strike and say reassuringly "Drone attacks are believed to have been largely on-target, hitting Taleban and al-Qaeda hideouts in the north-western Waziristan tribal region. "

The al Qaeda-linked Haqqani family and Taliban warlord Hafiz Gul Bahadar operate in North Waziristan where 60% of the CIA UAV airstrikes have hit . The Haqqani Network is said to have a strong presence in Miramshah region of North Waziristan controling large parts of the tribal area and run a parallel administration with courts, recruiting centers, tax offices, and security forces.

The CIA website The Long War report that they have established multiple training camps ( al Qaeda operates 157 known training camps, ) and safe houses used by al Qaeda leaders and operatives, as well as by Taliban foot soldiers preparing to fight in Afghanistan.

This airstrike coincided with the visit of ex Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. John Kerry, the next Foreign Relations Committee chairman, who was in Pakistan on Tuesday, the latest in a string of U.S. officials to visit India and Pakistan since the attacks in India's commercial capital last month.

Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond ,69, Republican from Missouri (at 33 years of age, he was the youngest governor in the history of Missouri) also arrived in Islamabad on Monday for meetings with Pakistani officials. Bond is one of only a few federal elected officials with a child serving in uniform - his son Sam has served in the Marines in Iraq.

Brown blames Lashkar-e-Taiba for Mumbai attacks

India has blamed a Pakistan-based militant group called Lashkar-e-Taiba for last month's attacks in Mumbai. The U.S. has said Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has long been active in the Pakistani-Indian dispute over the Himalayan region of Kashmir, has forged links with al Qaeda.

Prime Minister Superman Gordon Brown was in New Delhi having a friendly chinwag with PM Manmohan Singh, and made clear to the prest that he had made it clear to Mr Singh he had no doubt the Pakistan-based group Lashkar-e-Taiba was responsible for the co-ordinated attacks in Mumbai.

He said it was "time for action not words" from the Pakistani authorities in rooting out the threat of terror, which was spreading from there and neighbouring Afghanistan around the globe.

He also said 3/4 of UK terror attacks planned by MI5 have connections with Pakistan - the number of such plots ranges from 6 through, 12 - 15 -20 to 30 and have / have not increased 5 fold since April.

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