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posted by Swampfox46_1999
Now, can we lay the 2.3 trillion story in regards to 9/11 to rest????
posted by praxis
No; we can't.
If this 'explanation' was any where near truth, it would prove beyond any doubt that the pentagon and civilian government were incompetent and incapable of running this circus.
The real problem is that these people are criminals. Fact is, we know these people are skimming money out of the system. The only real question is how much of this stolen money is ending up in black projects and how much is ending up in politician's pockets.
Tell you what -- we'll talk about 'believing' the government's version of events when you can explain the 360 tons of cash flown to Iraq and promptly "lost". Sound ok to you?
Rather they want people to believe this nonsense so they can easily conceal the black budget which by many accounts is mind-boggling!
How do you account for the fact that the accountants working on this forgettable unimportant $2.3 Trillion in missing Defense Dept funds just happened to be moved into the dusty unfinished Wedge 1 area of the Pentagon just weeks before 9-11?
•DOD IG’s internal investigation confirmed allegations on
February 14, 2001, and found that DOD IG staff
inappropriately altered and destroyed work papers for an audit
selected for peer review.
•DOD IG staff inserted newly created work papers for an audit
selected for peer review without the knowledge of the peer
The 2000 peer review was performed by TIGTA and resulted in an unqualified opinion on August 9, 2000. While TIGTA noted a number of isolated problems, the peer review report stated that the DOD IG’s quality assurance system provided reasonable assurance of compliance with auditing standards. However, after the 2000 peer review had been completed, the DOD IG, TIGTA, the Office of Management and Budget, the then Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and others, including representatives of the media, received serious allegations in a letter dated December 14, 2000, that questioned the integrity of the documentation that the DOD IG had provided to the TIGTA peer review staff. Subsequently, the DOD IG performed an internal investigation which was completed on February 14, 2001. The IG’s internal investigation confirmed that work papers for one of the audits selected for peer review had been inappropriately altered and destroyed. The report concluded that these inappropriate actions violated Government Auditing Standards, internal DOD IG audit policies, and the expectations of the external peer review staff. Based on this information, TIGTA first withdrew the 2000 peer review opinion on March 15, 2001, and then issued a disclaimer of opinion on May 25, 2001, citing an inability to determine whether the substantiated allegations would materially affect the DOD IG’s system of quality control.
If I understand your thread correctly, the underlying premise that you base your opinions on is the fact that the DoD IG auditors said that, although it is a problem, it is only an administrative problem and an old problem at that. Am I understanding correctly?
Originally posted by whattheh
It is the fact that 45 accountants and bookeepers died that day that sends up red flags for me. These people knew where the money was going and it was their job to cover those tracks.
You have to admit it is a very big coincidence that Rumsfeld wanted to fix the accounting department and then they all get killed by a terrorist attack.
What terrorsit would think the pentagon does not have surface to air missiles to stop such an attack? They do and did not use them. This alone is a problem.
Now here is another question:
If they just renovated the offices, would that not involve new computer system and accounting procedures?
Why would you spend millions to remodel a building if the computer system is so outdated you can not even account for your spending?
If the accounting issues were so bad that the confirmation hearing mentioned it, why would a building remodel be done before a computer upgrade?
None of this stuff adds up at all.
Obviously they did not upgrade the computer system as part of the remodel or Rumsfeld would not have talked about it the day before, right?
The more you think about it the crazier all this starts to sound.
You could not make up a story so involved and so corrupt.