posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 11:04 PM
In 2010, the US discovered that Afghan soldiers were being starved to death in a US-funded military hospital in Afghanistan, and nothing was
Patients are starving, maggots are feeding on their wounds that are not being treated, amputees defecating in their beds!
Covered up by an officer because an election was coming.
This week it emerged that part of the reason why conditions at Dawood did not come to light earlier was the intervention of one senior US
officer. Lieutenant General William Caldwell.... blocked an investigation into the hospital because he feared it might effect the 2010 US Congress
This was the testimony offered by military officers to a Congress investigative committee on Tuesday. Colonel Mark Fassl told the House Oversight and
Government Reform Committee that he was "shocked" when Caldwell told him in 2010, "How could we do this or make this request with an election coming?
He calls me Bill." Fassl said he believed this was a reference to President Barack Obama.
Doctors and nurses demand bribes for basic, routine care:
One of the stories the WSJ told was of Afghan policeman Ali Noor Hazrat, who was admitted to the hospital late in 2010 after being injured in a
Taliban rocket attack. He then starved to death in the hospital on December 27, while his brother desperately tried to sell off the family's land to
pay the doctors to feed him.
And, there's pretty much nothing we can do about it because of the agreement Obama signed promising a financial commitment, even after troop
withdrawal. US officers recorded evidence of abuse as early as 2006! We know there have been other instances of abuse of US taxpayer money. Why did
Obama sign the agreement without attaching stipulations? Ok stupid question, I know. I guess Obama didn't consult this guy -
Retired Air Force Colonel Schuyler Geller, who helped make the problems at the hospital public, was quoted in the WSJ saying that Afghan officials
"will never see the light until they feel the heat. Only with withdrawal of mentors and money … will there ever be any accountability. In a
situation where you tell the Afghans, 'We will not let you fail,' then we have lost all leverage."
And Obama transparency at work again -
The agreement, whose text was not released, represents an important moment when the United States begins the transition from being the
predominant foreign force in Afghanistan to serving a more traditional role of supportive ally
There are more photos and descriptions at this
, but WARNING - the photos are EXTREMELY
If we could just get even slight control on fraud and corruption......
edit on 28-7-2012 by Maluhia because: (no reason given)