Skip to comments.Oops! US gives $360 million to Taliban, other enemies
Posted on 08/17/2011 11:21:18 AM PDT by americanophile
A careful audit of combat support and reconstruction contracts reveals that at least $360 million in US tax dollars has gone to fund the Taliban and terrorist operations in Afghanistan. Corrupt contractors and subcontractors are responsible for the diversion of funds which have surely resulted in harm to soldiers and civilians throughout the region.
LOS ANGELES (Catholic Online) - The losses demonstrate one of the challenges the US faces in Afghanistan, specifically, rampant corruption. Private Afghan corporations are providing many support services to the US and NATO forces and are collecting payments from the military for their services. However, the audit has revealed monies flowing to nonexistent entities, and into the hands of corrupt officials and terrorists.
The review was started last year by a special task force organized by Gen. David Petraeus. The task force was asked to look into the connections that many Afghan companies had with subcontractors and criminals. The investigation revealed a process they refer to as, "reverse money laundering" in which legitimate payments are paid to contractors and diverted to subcontractors who in turn, garnish the funds and give money to terrorists or other "malign actors" as the US military refers to them.
These malign actors include the Taliban, responsible for countless attacks on American and other international personnel as well as civilians. While the overall sum of monies under review was $31 billion, the $360 million that has gone to terrorists is quite significant. Terrorist operations in Afghanistan are very low-tech and very cheap. It costs very little to conduct operations, so the $360 million is enough to finance large-scale terrorist operations.
(Excerpt) Read more at catholic.org ...
Ooops my @rse.
I’d bet the farm that someone was getting kickbacks under the table on this.
Feature that....Our govenment killing our own troops with our tax money....FUBAR!!!!
...crickets from the GOP. McCain? Graham? We're waiting!
American taxpayer dollars funding terrorists who kill Americans is old hat, alas. And yeah, it’s sickening and outrageous. The putrid corruption starts at the top.
Wasn’t hillary in secret talks with the Taliban recently?
Looks like the obama team is funding both sides.
Is Joe Biden in charge of writing the checks?
BILLIONS FOR JIHAD!
Obamas 2009 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Pandemic Flu was revised and passed by the full committee.
It gives billions http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/05/1...
of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.
Read the summary from David Obeys office that was quietly released last week with nary a word from any media.
$3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces
$400 million, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces
Afghanistan:$1.52 billion,$86 million above the request
West Bank and Gaza:$665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza
Jordan:$250 million,$250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance
Egypt:$360 million,$310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance,$50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance
Pakistan:$1.9 billion,$591 million above the request
Iraq:$968 million,$336 million above the request
Oversight:$20 million,$13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
International Food Assistance:$500 million,$200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis
Refugee Assistance:$343 million,$50 million above the request, including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)
Disaster Assistance:$200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia
Peacekeeping:$837 million for United Nations
peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic
Department of Justice:$17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system
Obama gives your tax dollars to rebuild Muslim mosques around the world
ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL GIVE AWAY NEARLY $6 MILLION OF AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS TO RESTORE 63 HISTORIC AND CULTURAL SITES, INCLUDING ISLAMIC MOSQUES AND MINARETS, IN 55 NATIONS. See the State Department document here.
And THATS just the tip of the iceberg.
THIS will blow your mind!!
They should have 2010 up, but they dont. Thats where youll find Obamas largesse towards Muslim countries really go off the charts.
Well we’re giving them close air support in Libya...
Yeah, yeah....blame it on the contractors and their subs. The client wants product or service xxx, and they don't care how they get it.
Dept of State is one of the biggest problems in the AoR. They hand out taxpayer dollars like they re going out of style.
Disgusting. The Department of State is one of the world’s biggest trouble makers.
Nah, he only cares about tea party terrorists. :)
Who is in charge of this? Why its Hillary Clinton. Hubby wants to be head of the World Bank. she is just laying out the path.
Keep posting those every chance you get!
Repeat topic, but probably worth it. :’) Thanks americanophile.
“Id bet the farm that someone was getting kickbacks under the table on this.”
A lot of it comes from how promotions are handed out to officers who can put down the most money given away to “build goodwill” and not to those who cut off the faucet of taxpayers’ money.
I have been aying this in all of e Obama admin has lose lips TOO MUCH special op’s info. leaked stories.
We have been funding the enemy that killed our Navy Seals.
Whatever government funds corruption is sure to follow. Are we so naive to suspect that Chicagoans can figure out how to scam, but Talibanis cannot?
We need to return to the pre-1950 concept of what the military is for:
1. Find the enemy.
2. Kill them.
3. Go home.
The high amount of monies given to our enemies should make the news nightly. I think it goes over the heads of the average viewer most of the time, but with all the recent debt news I think the average viewer would pay more attention to the high amounts given to our enemies and speak up. If we could pull a few of them from the oblunder voters it might help.
Well, at least it wasn’t wasted on Americans who have exhausted their unemployment benefits.
You think it is by accident? You think that Obama doesn’t want to give money to our enemies and terrorists? Hell, we have given billions to the Palestinian Authority alone!
The Taliban probably demanded this... and the coordinates of the SEAL Team Six chopper as well.
This proves we are now stuck inside the movie, “Brazil”. Except there is an evil dictator in this version.
I personally liked it better when it was
1. Find the enemy
2. Kill them
3. Take all their stuff
Can I puke?
“Could the federal government be any more incompetent?”
There is an assumption behind this statement that the US Government did not plan to fund these groups in the first place.
This is like giving money to Hitler to destroy the world. The United States is a self inflicted fatal wound.
I think it's ironic that police can confiscate the ill gotten gains of drug dealers, but we as a country can't confiscate the ill gotten gains of evil nations. Put the profit back into war, and things will straighten themselves out pronto.
> * Kenya and West Bank/Gaza were newcomers to the list of top ten recipients (obligations), as Russia and Tanzania dropped to 17th and 22nd, respectively.
This paliscum empowering administration is supporting the hate against Israel and the build up of more Kenyan terror cells.
When we get this muslim scumbag out of the White House the first thing that needs done is to cut off all cash disbursements
to the mindless 7th century killers. If we can’t wipe them out then we can at least stop paying them to kill us.
“3. Take all their stuff”
There is nothing to take from Afghanistan but opium poppy farms.
rare earth minerals.
and their country.
I look at these stories and get madder at the Republicans that are supposed to be on guard for crap like this. Just goes to show that many of them are just as, if not more corrupt than the Dems (who I ‘expect’ to work against America).
Shows how few in the media really care about our country when things like this aren’t front page news.
Along with this..
Would this not be a gravy train for some people.
I think it's ironic that police can confiscate the ill gotten gains of drug dealers, but we as a country can't confiscate the ill gotten gains of evil nations.
Its not ironic when you understand that the government is the sworn enemy of a free people. LEOs can also use tear gas and CS gas on Americans whereas it is a war crime if a soldier uses it on the enmy. The government can gun down and immolate women and children, they can use hollow point bullets to insure the largest and deadliest wound channel, but our soldiers are defenseless against women and have to use crappy ball ammo.
In the US, a police officer can gun you down if you simply run away from them. You can be burned alive in your bed or stomped into a puddle of goo by a SWAT team entering in the wrong dwelling and nothing but promotions and paid vacation is charged to these thugs. In battle, you have to actually be shooting at our troops before they are permitted to do anything other than die - and that is after you call it in to the JAG and see if its OK to commence or just take the incoming rounds.
You can be a law-abiding CHL carrier and still have a LEO come up and threaten to execute you on the spot "and sleep well afterwards". While being arrested for minor offenses you can be beaten to death and treated worse than a caged animal, whereas our military must treat murderers and terrorists with the utmost respect and courtesy, respecting their religion, feeding them gourmet meals, and guaranteeing them a comfortable environment and excellent health care.
Our government, at all levels, hates Americans with a deep burning passion and will turn the screws on an American whenever they want.
Perhaps the question should be "could federal government be any more *malicious*"? Keeping in mind that the real enemy here is Americans.
At least 10% of it will go back to Obama in the form of 2012’s campaign warchest, just like the ACORN stimulus funds...
“We need to return to the pre-1950 concept of what the military is for:
1. Find the enemy.
2. Kill them.
3. Go home.”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.