TV News LIES

Saturday, Feb 25th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News War US auditor finds taxpayer money flowing to Taliban, Al Qaeda - but Army refuses to act

US auditor finds taxpayer money flowing to Taliban, Al Qaeda - but Army refuses to act

E-mail Print PDF

Tax money going to TalibanThe US military has been ignoring warnings that its spending in Afghanistan is funding Al Qaeda and the Taliban. And John F. Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), appears to have had enough.

He issued a blistering cover letter with SIGAR's quarterly report to Congress today that called into question what "appears to be a growing gap between the policy objectives of Washington and the reality of achieving them in Afghanistan."

The US has $20 billion of Afghan reconstruction spending scheduled, and a further $10 billion requested for the 2014 budget. But after 11 years of war, there are "serious shortcomings in US oversight of contracts: poor planning, delayed or inadequate inspections, insufficient documentation, dubious decisions, and - perhaps most troubling - a pervasive lack of accountability," Mr. Sopko wrote. Good intentions, he added, appear to be running way ahead of commitment to execution.

But Sopko's greatest degree of scorn is reserved for ongoing contracting with businesses that his office is convinced finance the insurgents trying to topple the US-supported Afghan government and kill US troops.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


‘Blackwater Air’ Is Back, and Flying for U.S. Special Forces

Blackwater is backA mercenary air force that became a symbol of the U.S. occupation of Iraq is back...

U.S. Commando Dies In Yemen Raid That Kills Around 30 People

Southern YemenA U.S. commando died in a dawn raid in southern Yemen on Sunday that killed around...

UN: Coalition air raids kill 18 civilians in Helmand

UN Coalition raid kills women and children in AfghanistanCivilians, mostly women and children, were killed last week in air raids by coalition forces in...

Guterres: Thousands of child soldiers fight in Somalia

Somalia's child soldiersUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed alarm at reports that children may constitute a large part of...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!