Need a few billion dolllars for your black budget? A few covert operations projects? Then you need to hire the Pentagon to manage your ledgers. Mr. V.T found this article, and it seems that  the Pentagram is missing a few more billions of dollars:

$45 Billion in Tax Dollars Goes Missing in Afghanistan

Now, if you're like me, the idea of missing billions in Afghanistan conjurs all sorts of images, most of them having to do with opium poppies and drug trade, a point driven home by the fact that the article conveniently frames an American soldier and some poppies in the picture at the beginning.

But the real story is here:

"The auditors said DOD handed over data only for $21 billion of the total $66 billion it spent rebuilding the war-torn country. But unlike most cases of missing money in Afghanistan (of which there are plenty), the auditors don’t blame this on corruption or waste—but rather on accounting issues."

And here:

"Out of the total amount DOD has spent in Afghanistan, more than $57 billion has gone to the Afghan Forces – but the Pentagon can only account for about $17 billion."

And finally, here:

"Early this year, the watchdogs released a scathing report revealing the Pentagon had no way to verify whether the annual $300 million going to the Afghan Police Force was ending up in the right hands."

Of course, a mere forty-five billion dollars is but pocket change, compared to the missing 2.3 trillion dollars former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced was missing one day prior to the 9/11 operation. But then, as now, the problem lay with the accounting for the missing funds, and efforts were made in Congress - to little avail - to find out what companies held the contracts to manage the Pentagon's databses, and where the money was.

High octane speculation will tell you where it is, and what is going on: need some money for your black projects? Invade a defenseless and backward nation, establish contracts to "rebuild the infrastructure" and "grow democracy," inflate the costs of all those contracts, and run the excess money back into the black budget, while cooking the books and claiming that there is simply an endemic accounting dyslexia in Washington.  Couple this with hidden bond markets, fraudulent soverign securities (thank you Prime Minister Tanaka), mortgage fraud, non-existent and massively rehypothecated bullion, manipulated foreign exchange and other kinds of markets, illegal drug trade, and one has all the ingredients for a huge system designed to vacuum wealth from the overt global economy to funnel it into a covert one.

The question is, why would one need such enormous sums of money, over such a long period of time?

I suspect many of you have guessed at various answers to that question already, and I suspect that your answers will be much the same as mine.

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Blue Dragon Lord on April 21, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Well actually from the historical point of view that would be Opium Wars (3) three officially named as such as there have been two already

  2. basta on April 18, 2015 at 4:13 am

    $45,000,000,000.00? Relative peanuts.

    I don’t think this is anything other than bribes, “gifts,” graft and corruption. I’ve read convincing accusations that most high-level hawk & neocon senators involved in the sundry crimes gathered together under what is euphemistically called “foreign affairs” are owners of chains of dry cleaners and auto-body shops in Kabul, the easier to launder the plunder.

    Add to that the documented reports of pallets of $100 bills shipped to Iraq and well, it quickly adds up.

    Finally, about a year ago, I met a rather polished and shady Englishman who was an event organizer for the .1% He was working in Kabul and said laughingly that the city is awash with Western “charity” and “aid” money and those who sponge off it, and is safer than most US cities, and that the Crystal champagne flows nonstop.

  3. Robert Barricklow on April 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    “Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler than economic self-interest?” Milton Friedman

  4. nines on April 17, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Just on the headline, power fist in the air, all is right with the world! Comforting, curvaceous sameness! Rest. A warm tub. The Pentagram! Same. Same. Where QE goes to die….

    I dreamed last night that Donald Rumsfeld was spending his retirement selling ice cream at a carnival.

  5. marcos toledo on April 17, 2015 at 10:27 am

    For at least five hundred years Western Civilization have been based on plunder and extortion. The CSA is just the latest gangster nation to spread it’s protection racket Worldwide. Our elites are the kings and queens of parasites and loan sharks are just the latest to feed at the feedlot.

  6. Aridzonan_13 on April 17, 2015 at 9:31 am

    We are too believe that it was all lost in the sofa cushions. If that was the case, then the Sofa Cushion Gnomes would have to be the size of the Mighty Joe Young..

  7. Aang on April 17, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Its Not US but India and China is helping Afghanistan to rebuilt itself. I understand that its not pure helping intensions, India & China had some commercial interest also but in the end Afghanistan will also again from it. (RT News US VS India work comparison) (Small Documentary on Afghanistan reconstruction projects) (Afghanistan finishes 1st int´l railroad with help of Asian Development Bank ) (India helps build telcom services in Afghanistan) (Electricity) (Afghanistan Parliament) (Afghan Refugees in India)

  8. Patricia on April 17, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Former Blackwater Gets Rich as Afghan Drug Production Hits Record High

    Opium poppy cultivation is up in Afghanistan despite the infamous mercenary firm formerly known as Blackwater being paid $569m by the Pentagon to stop it

    “Whoopsie”, states Pentagon spokesman, Siphon Cash.

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