"“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, September 08, 2005

...how thinly spread the US military is..."

Bush's Gang of mad beekeepers
Canadian Spectator Feb 2003

“The course is charted, arrogant use of the military is all the US ruling class has to maintain its dominance. After Iraq, asymmetric warfare, "terrorism," will be directed at Americans, American institutions, American targets, and American allies. When the rest of the world recognizes how thinly spread the US military is, thinly spread physically, and economically, because it is not a sustainable institution in its current incarnation, rebellions will occur. Indeed they have already started. The response of the weakening US will be to lash out, often with unforeseeable consequences, just as the consequences of this impending invasion are unforeseeable, and unknown.”

Louisiana National Guard
Hundreds Begin Trip Home From Duty in Baghdad
By Ellen Knickmeyer Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, September 8, 2005; Page A15
BAGHDAD, Sept. 7 -- Hundreds of Louisiana National Guard soldiers deployed in Iraq were in Kuwait on Wednesday as a first stop on the way home, where the majority of their 3,700-member brigade was likely to help with hurricane relief, U.S. military officials said….

A Mississippi National Guard unit based south of Baghdad also had hundreds of members affected by the hurricane. They are not due to return until January.


markfromireland said...

You know all this reminds me of the fact that the French used to complain that if only the enemy would come out and fight that it would all be over.

So the enemy came out and fought — at a place called Dien Bien Phu

Next stoop … er stop … Iran

Wolf said...

How 'bout using N.O., and other soon to be engineered "natural" disasters and/or 9-11's, as an excuse to end the occupation of Iraq, and make it look for Bushco like they didn't pull out dishonorably? Of course, even if that were so, the 17 permanent bases being built in Iraq, or most of them, would remain there, and "we" will NEVER completely pull out!

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish