Auditors Conclude That $6.6 Billion Simply Disappeared From Planes Filled With Cash To Iraq

For years, the media has reported billions of dollars stolen or missing in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Karzai family in particular has been singled out in allegations of such pilfering as well as an array of other crimes such as drug dealing. Now, auditors have found that $6.6 billion has simply disappeared — cash sent by the plane load to Iraq.

While congressional leadership is rolling back on essential programs (and even terminating the 200-year-old page program to save just $5 million), they are doing little on the billions that have been stolen by our allies — or ending the three unpopular wars.

In the latest scandal, a giant C-130 Hercules cargo plane brought $2.4 billion in shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills “followed by 20 other flights to Iraq by May 2004 in a $12-billion haul that U.S. officials believe to be the biggest international cash airlift of all time.”

The money simply vanished in that Bermuda Triangle of corruption Baghdad-Kabul-Washington. What is astonishing is that there is no indication of a single person fired or disciplined for the loss of the money or lack of record keeping.

Source: LA Times

26 thoughts on “Auditors Conclude That $6.6 Billion Simply Disappeared From Planes Filled With Cash To Iraq”

  1. Its extra-ordinary that the incompitent George W.Bush just gave Karzai-a man well noted for his lies and corruption planeloads of moneyp[An ujn-specified amount of money]What a total farce. J.Brunton

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  3. Is this the same as What Sergei Magnitsky discovered in Russia???

    I mean talk about the pot calling the kettle Black! And now, orphans are paying…are they much better off staying put? (Russian Orphans/American Disabled children…what the heck)!

    What happened to Mr. Magnitsky is/was a Human Rights travesty, but let it be clear, he was not working on Human Rights issues as the facade is presented, and although Kincaid will not allow me to bring up the specifics here (and I do not want to speak off the top, I will allow memory to serve me correctly)!

    Who was Sergei Magnitsky?

    Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer representing London-based Hermitage Capital Management (HCM), uncovered what he described as a web of corruption involving Russian tax officials. He is said to have uncovered the alleged theft of more than $200m (£125m). After reporting it to the authorities, he was himself detained on suspicion of aiding tax evasion, and died in custody on 16 November 2009 at the age of 37.


    Where is the money?
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    The US Government cannot account for trillions of dollars. The DoD reported $1.1 trillion missing in FY 2000 alone! See Rumsfeld “We cannot track $2.3 trillion” …
    U.S.’s Missing $Trillions Make Mainstream At Last, Scoop, 5/26/ – Similar
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    May 26, 2003 – Scoop readers will be well aware of the tale of the missing trillions of dollars from the US Department of Defense. The story of the missing …
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    According to estimates, the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development cannot account for over $3 trillion allotted to them …
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    Do we have a brave enough American equivalent to do the digging? Someone from the CIA (Certain Inethical Authorities)? In other words, someone the CIA will not kill??? I SAY HIRE Jeanne M. Kincaid State of NH attorney!

    I say Russia needs to come up with an act of their own, and leave the orphans OUT OF THIS! FOR INDEED THESE ARE TWO COINS OF THE SAME CLOTH!

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