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.
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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.”
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