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Oops! US gives $360 million to Taliban, other enemies
Catholic Online ^ | 8/17/2011 | Catholic Online

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.

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I know an early, similar article was posted, but it's worth the repost in my opinion because this story is still under the radar. This is simply outrageous. Could the federal government be any more incompetent? This should be front page news everywhere.
1 posted on 08/17/2011 11:21:23 AM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile

Ooops my @rse.
I’d bet the farm that someone was getting kickbacks under the table on this.


2 posted on 08/17/2011 11:27:27 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: americanophile

Feature that....Our govenment killing our own troops with our tax money....FUBAR!!!!


3 posted on 08/17/2011 11:27:29 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: americanophile
The losses demonstrate one of the challenges the US faces in Afghanistan, specifically, rampant corruption.

Yes. Ours.

4 posted on 08/17/2011 11:28:16 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I would be interested to know if there's a connection between the U.S. taxmoney diverted to the Taliban and the weapons that were used to take out Seal Team Six. I can't imagine a potent example. There should be congressional hearings on this immediately.

...crickets from the GOP. McCain? Graham? We're waiting!

5 posted on 08/17/2011 11:30:38 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

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.


6 posted on 08/17/2011 11:32:09 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

Wasn’t hillary in secret talks with the Taliban recently?

Looks like the obama team is funding both sides.


7 posted on 08/17/2011 11:35:47 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Lorianne

Is Joe Biden in charge of writing the checks?


8 posted on 08/17/2011 11:44:28 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: americanophile

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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
Lebanon:$74 million

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
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/... #

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.
http://exchanges.state.gov/media/pdfs/office-...

And THAT’S just the tip of the iceberg.
THIS will blow your mind!!

http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/
They should have 2010 up, but they don’t. That’s where you’ll find Obama’s largesse towards Muslim countries really go off the charts.
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http://www.foreignassistance.gov/DataView.aspx

charts:

http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/data/fast-facts.html

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9 posted on 08/17/2011 11:48:32 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: americanophile

Well we’re giving them close air support in Libya...


10 posted on 08/17/2011 11:49:00 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: americanophile
Corrupt contractors and subcontractors are responsible for the diversion of funds which have surely resulted in harm to soldiers and civilians throughout the region.

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.

11 posted on 08/17/2011 11:49:04 AM PDT by Sarajevo (Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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To: patriot08

Disgusting. The Department of State is one of the world’s biggest trouble makers.


12 posted on 08/17/2011 11:51:17 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: LottieDah

Nah, he only cares about tea party terrorists. :)


13 posted on 08/17/2011 12:17:59 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: americanophile

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.


14 posted on 08/17/2011 1:31:00 PM PDT by DrDude (Focused like a LASER on creating jobs!)
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To: DrDude
Who knows in the morass that is the federal bureaucracy.
15 posted on 08/17/2011 1:54:55 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: patriot08

Keep posting those every chance you get!


16 posted on 08/17/2011 4:23:05 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Repeat topic, but probably worth it. :’) Thanks americanophile.


17 posted on 08/17/2011 8:20:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Lorianne

“I’d 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.


18 posted on 08/17/2011 11:34:43 PM PDT by Serf Zupp
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To: americanophile

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.


19 posted on 08/18/2011 5:01:58 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: americanophile

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?


20 posted on 08/18/2011 5:13:17 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Serf Zupp
This sort of thing is inevitable in "nation building wars".

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.

21 posted on 08/18/2011 5:21:19 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Nothing will cure the economy but debt deleveraging, deregulation, and time.)
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To: americanophile

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.


22 posted on 08/18/2011 5:33:13 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: americanophile

Well, at least it wasn’t wasted on Americans who have exhausted their unemployment benefits.


23 posted on 08/18/2011 5:36:14 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: americanophile

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!


24 posted on 08/18/2011 5:41:02 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: americanophile

bump


25 posted on 08/18/2011 5:47:01 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Lorianne
I’d bet the farm that someone was getting kickbacks under the table on this.

The Taliban probably demanded this... and the coordinates of the SEAL Team Six chopper as well.

26 posted on 08/18/2011 5:59:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: americanophile

This proves we are now stuck inside the movie, “Brazil”. Except there is an evil dictator in this version.


27 posted on 08/18/2011 6:02:53 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Notary Sojac

I personally liked it better when it was

1. Find the enemy
2. Kill them
3. Take all their stuff


28 posted on 08/18/2011 6:04:44 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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Can I puke?


29 posted on 08/18/2011 6:12:28 AM PDT by Doofer ("If debt is the problem, how is more debt the solution"?)
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To: americanophile

“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.


30 posted on 08/18/2011 6:30:39 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: americanophile

This is like giving money to Hitler to destroy the world. The United States is a self inflicted fatal wound.


31 posted on 08/18/2011 6:32:44 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: Notary Sojac
The problem with war right now is there is no profit in it. After WW2 the world basically got together and decided to never let a nation profit from making war again. Their thinking was basically that if you took the profit out of war... you could end war. But the problem is... there are bad guys out there and sometimes war is necessary to stop them, but because countries are not allowed to profit from war anymore (by taking land and or treasure) every time a just country tries to stand up to the bad guys... they go broke.

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.

32 posted on 08/18/2011 6:34:02 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: patriot08

> * 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.


33 posted on 08/18/2011 6:40:37 AM PDT by soycd
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Excellent post.


34 posted on 08/18/2011 7:04:39 AM PDT by newzjunkey (12yo's consent law, AB499 (Atkins), passed the CA Asm 50-25, Sen vote next.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“3. Take all their stuff”

There is nothing to take from Afghanistan but opium poppy farms.


35 posted on 08/18/2011 7:35:33 AM PDT by tubasonum
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To: tubasonum

rare earth minerals.


36 posted on 08/18/2011 7:37:05 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: tubasonum

and their country.


37 posted on 08/18/2011 7:37:34 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: americanophile

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.


38 posted on 08/18/2011 8:20:43 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: americanophile

Along with this..

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/146779#.Tkkm6EbnS0x


39 posted on 08/18/2011 9:03:55 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (democRATS—just doing al Qaeda ground work? Obama owns it all now.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Would this not be a gravy train for some people.


40 posted on 08/18/2011 9:04:56 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (democRATS—just doing al Qaeda ground work? Obama owns it all now.)
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To: americanophile
Great 2009 article on this topic: The Taliban’s Toll: How American taxpayer dollars are being used to fund our Afghan enemies
41 posted on 08/18/2011 10:16:10 AM PDT by Dumb_Ox
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42 posted on 08/18/2011 1:06:11 PM PDT by devolve (If my graphics offend you/HLS scroll down - If too large simply carefully back away from your PC)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
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.

43 posted on 08/18/2011 2:23:36 PM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: devolve

Spammer.


44 posted on 08/18/2011 2:56:44 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: americanophile
Could the federal government be any more incompetent?

Perhaps the question should be "could federal government be any more *malicious*"? Keeping in mind that the real enemy here is Americans.

45 posted on 08/18/2011 5:28:23 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: americanophile; Revolting cat!

At least 10% of it will go back to Obama in the form of 2012’s campaign warchest, just like the ACORN stimulus funds...


46 posted on 08/18/2011 8:04:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: Notary Sojac

“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.”

Exactly!


47 posted on 08/19/2011 6:56:47 AM PDT by juno67 (a)
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