"“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, January 02, 2009

Corporal Liam 'Elmsy' Elms, 45 Commando Royal Marines killed in Helmand explosion

The Ministry of Defence has today confirmed the death in action of yet another 45 Commando Royal Marines - Cpl Liam Elms aged 26.

"Corporal Liam 'Elmsy' Elms, 45 Commando Royal Marines was killed in action by an explosion on 31 December 2008 in Southern Helmand on operations with Zulu Company, 45 Commando Royal Marines.

The Company was conducting a local area patrol alongside Afghan National Army troops in order to reassure the local population."

Lieutenant Colonel Jim Morris Royal Marines, Commanding Officer, 45 Commando Group, said:

"Corporal Elms was an outstanding Royal Marine and a huge personality. Fit, strong, courageous and very good humoured he died leading his section from the front ...

The exact circumstances of the explosion remain unknown - was the patrol on foot, in vehicles - if so which type ?

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