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Military officials said Thursday that contracts worth $6 billion to provide essential supplies to American troops in Kuwait, Iraq and
Afghanistan - including food, water and shelter - were under review by criminal investigators, double the amount the Pentagon had previously
In addition, $88 billion in contracts and programs, including those for body armor for American soldiers and material for Iraqi and Afghan security
forces, are being audited for financial irregularities, the officials said.
Taken together, the figures, provided by the Pentagon in a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee, represent the fullest public accounting
of the magnitude of a widening government investigation into bid-rigging, bribery and kickbacks by members of the military and civilians linked to the
Pentagon’s purchasing system.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
It's astronomical amounts and double of what previous been admitted by the Army. At the hearing, a panel of high-ranking Defense Department officials
described a war-zone procurement system in disarray.
To me it seems all the human faults are at play here. From greed, lust to gluttony, driving the desire for the easy buck. To sloth, wrath, envy and
pride, skilfully manipulated, making it swallowable to the public.
I am afraid the general public just don't know for real. If they should happen to get a glimpse, it's beyond their comprehension and easily diverted
with non-stories ...about Britney or whatever is up.
But they do care about their taxdollar, they care alot, cause it's the real holy cow of American politics.
It then seems a little odd, yeah to me way out of proportion, that war spending some estimates now put at
720 million dollars a day
can go on, not unnoticed, but noticed by the very
few, who in turn get rediculed and mainly silenced by mainstream media.
No, people care about their taxdollar going to illegal immigrants and security for a foreign head of state, they with lies and twists of history and
truth have been trained to see as an enemy. Goebles couldn't have done better.
The master manipulation is the twist of proportions, the fragmentation of a context and putting it back together to fit the agenda of the
I understand that quite clearly, but I don't understand so many people buy it, and if not, seemingly stick up with it. Least of all under the current
Fellow American Brothers and Sisters, don't put up with it.
Arise, raise your head to the truth before it's too late.
[edit on 23-9-2007 by khunmoon]