Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Now State Department Has a Chief Economist

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is appointing the State Department’s first chief economist. 

Rumors indicate that Clinton will name Heidi Crebo-Rediker, a top aide to Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry, to the post.

Crebo-Rediker is one scary global banker. She has worked for  Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch. Over her career, she managed businesses ranging from Sovereign, Supranational and Public Sector Banking, European Debt Capital Markets and Emerging Markets Debt Capital Markets.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). A graduate of Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics.

She has written (my bold): there a relationship between the financial turmoil and US power. The answer has to be yes – for both internal and external reasons.

The internal reasons are more obvious: a strong economy is critical to the ability of the US to lead, to fund national security needs, and to generate public support for any truly necessary engagement abroad to protect national security interests...


  1. Yeah, because the entire point of an economy is to fund national security "needs" and their propaganda. What a filthy crook.

  2. It's damn near comic how bankster that quote it.

  3. She sounds just like Putan in the blog entry, "Putin: Russia Must Re-Arm Because of United States Aggression"

  4. Hillary can be her own country now and make Bloomberg very jealous.
    She got mercs up the wazoo and now a chief economist.

    PS: Those 2 words one must type are very hard to read.

  5. another worthless bureaucrat on the payroll...

  6. She sounds like she could have said Frank Choderov's "Your earnings are not exclusively your own; we have a claim on them, and our claim precedes yours; we will allow you to keep some of it, because we recognize your need, not your right; but whatever we grant you for yourself is for us to decide" and absolutely meant it. It's like Hilary and Ms Crebo-Rediker were separated at birth.

  7. It's one more job on the government side of the Government-Corporate Monstrosity, Eisenhower's MIC on trillions in federal steroids.

    Watch how this economist furthers the GCM, ably shepherded by Hillary herself.