Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Another example of how dumb and disastrous American foreign policy can get

Will you believe the American government, since 2003, has spent 19.2 Billion Dollars of taxpayers' money from the bankrupt and unemployed citizens to fund and develop the Iraqi security forces?  Where do you think a big part of that money has gone if not to make millionaires and billionaires of American warmongers and also make the corrupt officials in Iraq equally rich?  No wonder so many Iraqis have migrated here and buy mansions outright that most people can only dream about. Think people think!  Wars are created for the sole purpose of making money for those without a conscience ... the scum of this earth.  They use us and our emotions as tools for their dirty work...and curse be on ourselves, we let them when we support politicians we think are honest and unlike others. All politicians are the same...SCUM!

The same thing has been going on in Afghanistan too. Making more millions for themselves and loading corrupt officials of the invaded lands with sacks of money at cost to taxpayers is what warmongers do.  Many of us can see it for what it is but are helpless to do anything but rant (like moi) ineffectively about the injustice of it all.

Mark Tran writing at GuardianUK:
More than 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols distributed to Iraqi forces by the US are missing, feared fallen into the hands of insurgents, a congressional watchdog warned today.

The highest previous estimate of missing weapons was 14,000, but a new report from the government accountability office (GAO) said US military officials did not know what had happened to 30% of the weapons the US had given to Iraqi forces since 2004.

"They really have no idea where they are," Rachel Stohl, a senior analyst at the Centre for Defence Information, told the Washington Post, which reported the GAO's findings. "It likely means that the United States is unintentionally providing weapons to bad actors."

The US has spent $19.2bn (£9.4bn) trying to develop Iraqi security forces since 2003, including at least $2.8bn on buying and delivering equipment, according to the GAO. However, the watchdog said, weapons distribution was rushed and failed to follow established procedures, particularly in 2004 and 2005. During that period, security training was led by General David Petraeus, now the top US commander in Iraq....

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