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United States Government PAYS TALIBAN $360 MILLION TAX DOLLARS TO CARRY OUT TERRORISTS ACTS - - LOOK HOW MUCH MONEY UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AUTHORIZED TO PAY TERRORISTS TO COVER-UP ITS CRIMES - - RAYMOND MABUS (Secretary of United States Navy) - Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz EMPLOYEE. Appears RECRUITED in the May 1, 2011 LIES told about the Killing/Murder of Osama Bin Laden in attempts by the United States Government Officials’ efforts to begin COVERING UP the CRIMINAL and CORRUPTION surrounding the 911 DOMESTIC Terrorist Acts on its OWN Citizens.
Provides information as to the REASONS why the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, JUDICIAL COMPLAINTS and CONGRESSIONAL COMPLAINTS Filed by Vogel Denise Newsome are being OBSTRUCTED from being PROSECUTED!
Garretson Resolution Group appears to be FRONTING Law Firm for United States President Barack Obama and Legal Counsel/Advisor (Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz) which has submitted a SLAPP
Appears United States Government PAID Taliban To Commit Such CRIMES To Silence These Navy Seals For Knowing The TRUTH about the MAY 1, 2011 LIES TOLD about Killing/Murdering Osama Bin Laden.
Provides information as to the REASONS why the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, JUDICIAL COMPLAINTS and CONGRESSIONAL COMPLAINTS Filed by Vogel Denise Newsome are being OBSTRUCTED from being PROSECUTED!
Garretson Resolution Group appears to be FRONTING Law Firm for United States President Barack Obama and Legal Counsel/Advisor (Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz) which has submitted a SLAPP Complaint to OneWebHosting.com in efforts of PREVENTING the PUBLIC/WORLD from knowing of its and President Barack Obama's ROLE in CONSPIRACIES leveled against Vogel Denise Newsome in EXPOSING the TRUTH behind the 911 DOMESTIC TERRORIST ATTACKS, COLLAPSE OF THE WORLD ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT violations and other crimes of United States Government Officials. Information that United States President Barack Obama, The Garretson Resolution Group, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, and United States Congress, etc. do NOT want the PUBLIC/WORLD to see. Information of PUBLIC Interest!

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  1. 1. FROM: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44171605/ns/politics/t/taliban-criminals-get-million-us-taxes/#.TuFIkVY8fnEIn accordance with Federal Laws provided For Educational and Information Purposes – i.e. of PUBLIC InterestTaliban, criminals get $360 million from US taxesLosses underscore challenges US and international partners face inovercoming corruption in AfghanistanBy DEB RIECHMANN, RICHARD LARDNERupdated 8/17/2011 7:23:41 AM ETWASHINGTON — After examining hundreds of combat support and reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan, theU.S military estimates $360 million in U.S. tax dollars has ended up in the hands of people the American-ledcoalition has spent nearly a decade battling: the Taliban, criminals and power brokers with ties to both.The losses underscore the challenges the U.S. and its international partners face in overcoming corruption inAfghanistan.A central part of the Obama administrations strategy has been to award U.S.-financed contracts to Afghanbusinesses to help improve quality of life and stoke the countrys economy.But until a special task force assembled by Gen. David Petraeus began its investigation last year, the coalition hadlittle visibility into the connections many Afghan companies and their vast network of subcontractors had withinsurgents and criminals — groups military officials call "malign actors."In a murky process known as "reverse money laundering," payments from the U.S. pass through companies hiredby the military for transportation, construction, power projects, fuel and other services to businesses andindividuals with ties to the insurgency or criminal networks, according to interviews and task force documentsobtained by the AP."Funds begin as clean monies," according to one document, then "either through direct payments or through theflow of funds in the subcontractor network, the monies become tainted."Story: Does a return to warlord rule await post-NATO Afghanistan?The conclusions by Task Force 2010 represent the most definitive assessment of how U.S. military spending andaid to Afghanistan has been diverted to the enemy or stolen.Only a small percentage of the $360 million has been garnered by the Taliban and insurgent groups, said a seniorU.S. military official in Kabul.The bulk of the money was lost to profiteering, bribery and extortion by criminals and power brokers, said theofficial, who declined to provide a specific breakdown. The official requested anonymity to discuss the task forcesongoing investigation into the movement of U.S. contract money in Afghanistan. The documents obtained by TheAssociated Press were prepared earlier this year and provide an overview of the task forces work.
  2. 2. Corrupt political elitesOverall, the $360 million represents a fraction of the $31 billion in active U.S. contracts that the task forcereviewed.But insurgents rely on crude weaponry and require little money to operate. And the illicit gains buttress what theInternational Crisis Group, a Brussels-based think tank, referred to in a June report as a "nexus between criminalenterprises, insurgent networks and corrupt political elites" in Afghanistan.More than half the losses flowed through a large transportation contract called Host Nation Trucking, the officialsaid.Eight companies served as prime contractors and hired a web of nearly three dozen subcontractors for vehicles andconvoy security to ship huge amounts of food, water, fuel and ammunition to American troops stationed at basesacross Afghanistan.The Defense Department announced Monday that it had selected 20 separate contractors for a new transportationcontract potentially worth $983.5 million to replace Host Nation Trucking.Officials said the new arrangement will reduce the reliance on subcontractors and diminish the risk of money beinglost.Under the new National Afghan Trucking Services contract, the military will be able to choose from a deeper poolof companies competing against one another to offer the best price to move supplies.The new arrangement also gives the U.S. more flexibility in determining whether security is needed for supplyconvoys and who should provide it, according to a description of the contract.Slideshow: Afghanistan: Nation at a crossroads (on this page)The Pentagon did not provide the names of the 20 companies picked due to worries that larger contractors whowerent selected might try and coerce them into a takeover, the senior defense official said.None of the eight prime contractors affiliated with the Host Nation Trucking contract are part of the newarrangement, the official added.HEB International Logistics of Dubai, a Host Nation Trucking prime contractor, "made payments directly tomalign actors," one of the task force documents reads.Warlord got $1.7 millionIn 2009 and 2010, an HEB subcontractor identified in the document only as "Rohullah" received $1.7 million inpayments. A congressional report issued last year said Rohullah — whose name is spelled Ruhallah in that report— is a warlord who controlled the convoy security business along the highway between Kabul and Kandahar, thetwo largest cities in Afghanistan.Half a dozen attempts to reach officials at HEBs offices in Dubai by telephone were unsuccessful due to callsbeing transferred and lines going dead. It is also the holy month of Ramadan when many employees workshortened days and offices close early.The congressional report said Rohullahs hundreds of heavily armed guards operated a protection racket, chargingcontractors moving U.S. military supplies along the highway as much as $1,500 a vehicle.Failure to pay virtually guaranteed a convoy of being attacked by Rohullahs forces, said the report, "Warlord Inc."
  3. 3. Rohullahs guards regularly fought with the Taliban, but investigators believe Rohullah moved money to theTaliban when it was in his interest to do so.Slideshow: Life at Kandahar Airfield (on this page)Both Rohullah and the security company he was affiliated with, Watan Risk Management, denied ever makingpayments to the insurgents, according to the report.But in December, the U.S. placed Watan in "proposed debarment status," which prevented it from signing newcontracts or renewing existing contracts.Watan challenged the decision in federal court. Two weeks ago, Watan and U.S. officials signed an agreement thatstates the company may not bid on any mobile security contracts for the next three years. The ban does not affectother companies controlled by Watans owners.The task force also said contractors engaged in profiteering by forming dummy companies. A task force documentshows three tiers of subcontractors below Guzar Mirbacha Kot Transportation, an Afghan-owned truckingcompany known as GMT. Four of the subcontractors appear on the first and second tiers, collecting $14.2 millionin payments.Basir Mujahid, a GMT representative in Kabul, said top company officials were in Dubai and could not be reachedfor immediate comment.Power broker arms TalibanPower brokers — a term widely used in Afghanistan — refer to Afghans who leverage their political and businessconnections to advance their own interests.Another task force document details the case of a power broker who owned a private security company and wasknown to supply weapons to the Taliban.The power broker, who is not named in the document, received payments from a contractor doing business withthe U.S. Over more than two years, the power broker funneled $8.5 million to the owners of an unlicensed moneyexchange service used by insurgents, according to the document.Story: Monty Python meets Afghanistan: New political satire skewers officialsRep. John Tierney, D-Mass., former chairman of the House oversight panel that investigated the waywardpayments, said that the U.S. must stop the diversion of taxpayer dollars to the enemy."When war becomes good business for the insurgents, it is all the more difficult to convince them to lay down theirarms," Tierney said.U.S. authorities in Afghanistan are screening contractors more carefully to be sure they can handle the work andalso are trustworthy, the senior military official said.Authorities also are being more aggressive in barring companies if they violate contract terms or are found to beinvolved in illicit activities.Since the task force was created last year, the number of debarred Afghan, U.S. and international companies andindividuals associated with contracting in Afghanistan has more than doubled — from 31 to 78, the official said.
  4. 4. Petraeus, who recently relinquished command in Afghanistan to become CIA director, told his commanders in aSeptember 2010 memo to keep close watch over contracting dollars and "know those with whom we arecontracting."Failing to do so could "unintentionally fuel corruption, finance insurgent organizations, strengthen criminalpatronage networks, and undermine our efforts in Afghanistan," he wrote.Tierney, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform national security subcommittee, saidthe new trucking contract announced Monday is a welcome step.But he said he is still worried the military still lacks sufficient visibility and accountability over payments. Thesubcommittee has scheduled a hearing next month to examine the contract and the risks of outsourcing security ina combat zone.