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And the Reason for War, especially of Choice!!
Growing findings of Huge War Profiteering for their Blood Money on the Sacrifices of our Soldiers and their Families!!
Investigators looking into corruption involving reconstruction in Iraq say they have opened more than 50 new cases in six months by scrutinizing large cash transactions – involving banks, land deals, loan payments, casinos and even plastic surgery – made by some of the Americans involved in the nearly $150 billion program.
Some of the cases involve people who are suspected of having mailed tens of thousands of dollars to themselves from Iraq, or of having stuffed the money into duffel bags and suitcases when leaving the country, the federal investigators said. In other cases, millions of dollars were moved through wire transfers. Suspects then used cash to buy BMWs, Humvees and expensive jewelry, or to pay off enormous casino debts.
There have already been dozens of indictments and convictions for corruption since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But the new cases seem to confirm what investigators have long speculated: that the chaos, weak oversight and wide use of cash payments in the reconstruction program in Iraq allowed many more Americans who took bribes or stole money to get off scot-free. –>–>–>
And little Accountability for all that went on, not only for the corruption and outright crimes, but none for those that orchestrated the destructive terror of their failed policies!!
March 14, 2010
Eric Margolis: Obama the peace president is fighting battles his country cannot afford
In fact, it’s another potent fix given to a sick patient deeply addicted to the dangerous drug – debt.
More empires have fallen because of reckless finances than invasion. The latest example was the Soviet Union, which spent itself into ruin by buying tanks. –>–>–>
Eric Margolis’s book: American Raj: Liberation or Domination?
Watching the video as well as reading the Margolis piece, and others who have written on this subject, quickly brings to mind a certain US political parties forced argument not to long ago about the US Military shouldn’t be the “policemen of the world”, that same party drove us into Wars and Occupations of Choice, we’re still there!
We couldn’t before and that’s just being added onto, the occupations themselves let alone the then ongoing corruption listed above by our own!
Notice how you hear nothing from these so called ‘teabaggers’ as they rant and rave about their money as to the Wars and especially the corruption from, and those doing so were the biggest supporters of, ‘purple heart bandages’ anyone!