Tuesday, June 14, 2011

$6.6 Billion Shipped to Iraq Alleged Stolen; Possibly “Largest Theft of Funds in National History”

IRAQ to sue the U.S. government & DOD for misplacing U.S. $6,600,000,000 over the past decade

That seems appropriate, i.e. for the U.S.A. and its officials to be held responsible for thievery and incompetence leading to loss of U.S. $6,600,000,000 between 2003 and now. Any American who had that much money misplaced by a bank would have to do the same. –KAS

$6.6 Billion Shipped to Iraq Alleged Stolen; Possibly “Largest Theft of Funds in National History”

Federal auditors now believe as much as $6.6 billion earmarked for Iraq might have been stolen in the early years of the Iraq war in what is now being described as possibly “the largest theft of funds in national history.” Between 2003 and 2004, the United States shipped $12 billion in cash to Iraq in what was the biggest international cash airlift of all time. For years, the Pentagon has been unable to account for where more than half the money went. The Los Angeles Times reports Iraqi officials are now threatening to go to court to reclaim the money, which came from Iraqi oil sales, seized Iraqi assets and surplus funds from the United Nations’ oil-for-food program.

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/13/headlines#6

NOTE

Looking at the Canadian citizen’s inability to received justice in USA courts over the past decade for being sent to Syria by the USA government for torturing in 2002-2003, I am skeptical that USA courts are and will be fair in Iraq’s case.–KAS

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/13/syrian_troops_pursue_scorched_earth_policy

AMY GOODMAN: Maher Arar… was the victim of U.S. extraordinary rendition. He was seized at Kennedy Airport, sent to Syria in 2002, where he was held in a tiny underground cell for almost a year. He was tortured, physically, psychologically. Ultimately, the Canadian government awarded him more than $10 million. He now continues to live in Canada with his family. His wife ran for public office, where Maher Arar is a human rights advocate today.

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