One trillion dollar has vanished in Iraq and Afghanistan

Three billion US dollars in Cash has been airlifted into Kabul to pay for the American “counter insurgency strategy”

Kabul airport: Are they gathered to get some cash, just arrived from Washington?

This is a fresh report from Wall Street Journal.

According to a report by the CNN in January 2005, 15 billion in cash did vanished in Iraq to pay for Washington’s past mistakes.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -January 31st 2005: – Nearly USD 9 billion of money spent on Iraqi reconstruction is unaccounted for because of inefficiencies and bad management, according to a watchdog report published Sunday.

An inspector general’s report said the U.S.-led administration that ran Iraq until June 2004 is unable to account for the funds.

Severe inefficiencies and poor management” by the Coalition Provisional Authority has left auditors with no guarantee the money was properly used,” the report said.

(end of report).

In February 2007, The UK Newspaper The Guardian had this report:

“How the US sent $12bn in cash to Iraq. And watched it vanish”

The US flew nearly $12bn in shrink-wrapped USD 100 bills into Iraq, then distributed the cash with no proper control over who was receiving it and how it was being spent.

The staggering scale of the biggest transfer of cash in the history of the Federal Reserve has been graphically laid bare by a US congressional committee”

An US security officer guards hundred dollars notes at the airport in Baghdad.

The Bosten Globe wrote in 2006 about the cost of the war in Iraq:

The estimate was two billion USD a week.

More than 200 weeks has passed since that information was passed on to the readers.  The war in Iraq alone, has since 2006 lifted the US tax payers for close to half a trillion US dollars.

My comment:

You have to be pretty dull, to fail to understand that this is not only mismanagement. This is an ongoing crime.

Because the US taxpayers money is finally ending up in the hands of Taliban and al-Quaeda. The “aid” from Washington do strengthen them.

The ruling counter insurgency strategy is based on the following agreement in Washington: “Let fly in some cash, and pay for our security to anyone on the ground who has a big smile, and looks friendly”

The result of the “cash for security strategy” is less US and NATO casualties, for some time. But the flip side of the coin, is that this seems to rapidly change.

18 per cent of the Afghan personal NATO have coached have deserted. They were supposed to become “friendly Islamic police officers and soldiers”.

Where have the cash, and these Muslims landed?

Just take a fresh look across the frontline.

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