“A new Department of Defense Inspector General’s report, released last week, has left Americans stunned at the jaw-dropping lack of accountability and oversight. The glaring report revealed the Pentagon couldn’t account for $6.5 trillion dollars worth of Army general fund transactions and data, according to a report by the Fiscal Times.”
Let’s look at the amounts involved for starters. How much is a trillion? Well, it’s a million million. A trillion dollars is a million dollars multiplied by a million. Or if you prefer, a thousand billion. It has 12 zeroes:1,000,000,000,000. Makes your eyes water, doesn’t it? To put it another way, if you stacked one trillion in €100 notes they would rise to an unbelievable 40,000,000 inches in height or 631 miles into the air. The height of the missing funds from the Pentagon, (if stacked in $100 bills), would rise to a staggering 4,231 miles above the earth’s surface. Maybe a lot of the missing money is in outer space?
It begs the question also, if six and a half billion is what they can’t account for, how much can they account for and what did they spend that on? Some 23,000 military and civilian employees, and another 3,000 non-defense support personnel, work in the Pentagon and between them they mislaid a fucking $6.5 trillion dollar fortune. Yet nobody was fired, the place is not in meltdown and in fact it carries on regardless, business as usual and nothing to see here folks. It will cost every single American citizen, man woman and child, $26,000 this year for just the lost monies. That 6,500 billion dollars represents thirty-two and a half times our total un-payable national debt in this country, just think about it.
According to Goggle, “In February 2018, the Pentagon requested $686 billion for FY 2019. On July 26, a military budget bill of $716 billion passed in the House of Representatives. If that’s true, and it may or may not be, how in God’s name can you simply lose nearly ten times the budget amount? The night before 9/11, (Monday 10th Sept. 2001), Donald Rumsfeld went on national TV to tell a stunned nation that the Pentagon could not account for two point three trillion dollars. Google again says the, “Congressional appropriations to the Pentagon from Fiscal Years 2001-2016 have totaled more than $8.5 trillion.” So now in 2018, there’s $6.5 trillion unaccounted for and gone. It’s surreal!
The Pentagon has ensured that the United States has been at war continuously since 1941, funded of course by Pentagon budgets each year. But the nature of warfare has changed since WWII. Back then there were clear enemies and friends, clear objectives and planned outcomes and there was obvious cause, course and consequence. But WWII was the last war the US engaged in legally. By legally I mean, according to their own constitution. A President may propose war but Congress has to ratify it by voting for it. Since 1945, the States has fought illegal wars in Korea, Vietnam, Panama and elsewhere in South America and of course, all over the Middle East. Every one of those were illegal under the much vaunted American Constitution. Odd isn’t it? It’s a bit like operating a Fascist Regime while declaring it to be a Democracy, (“Ah, we voted for a dictator apparently”).
But also because of the changed nature of warfare, the Americans have been engaging in proxy wars. A proxy war is where your, (ahem …. THEIR), security services pick on and infiltrate a target country with a view to overthrowing its Government and installing a friendly pro-American regime. Local militias are set up, trained, armed and paid weekly to destabilize the country from within. The US media then calls this a Democratic Revolution and the US immediately imposes economic sanctions on the targeted country’s legitimate Government to bring its economy to its knees, (See: Venezuela). This provokes even more unrest as the ordinary basics of life become scarce and Western dis-information media outlets call the democratically elected Government a ‘Regime’ and urge the “International Community” to unite against them. The whole ruse has the advantage of costing few, if any, American lives but it is hugely financially costly to operate on the ground. The bribes and backhanders run into millions each week and some of these operations, like Syria for example, can drag on for years.
However, the American President and Government will always deny any involvement in any proxy war operation. Can you see where I’m going with this? A proxy war by its nature must be run in secret and it’s almost prohibitively expensive. It is a need-to-know war and under no circumstances must the great American public ever even get a whiff of the reality of such underhanded subterfuge. But an absolute fortune of money has to made available for the proxies and I’m talking here currently about the many US proxy militias active in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Yemen, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Lebanon, Somalia, Ethiopia and the Sudan, to name but a few. You can be almost certain too that a proxy war is in the making in Iran even as I write. To run so many multiple operations, you can forget throwing billions at it. You’d need trillions instead.
You’d get a whole lot of legitimate Governments overthrown for $6.5 TRILLION dollars!!!!!!!!