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    $21 trillion of Pentagon financial transactions between 1998 and 2015

    https://www.thenation.com/article/pe...-budget-fraud/


    In all, at least a mind-boggling $21 trillion of Pentagon financial transactions between 1998 and 2015 could not be traced, documented, or explained, concluded Skidmore. To convey the vastness of that sum, $21 trillion is roughly five times more than the entire federal government spends in a year. It is greater than the US Gross National Product, the world’s largest at an estimated $18.8 trillion. And that $21 trillion includes only plugs that were disclosed in reports by the Office of Inspector General, which does not review all of the Pentagon’s spending.

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    In a 17 year period where military spending never got close to $1 Trillion a year, they supposedly spent $21 trillion.

    I would check your link to see where they got their numbers, but for some reason it won't load here.


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    OK....I'll bite. So where did it go ? And spent on what ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I would check your link to see where they got their numbers, but for some reason it won't load here.
    Well this is typical...

    The Nation endorsed Bernie Sanders for President in 2016. They also have been criticized for being a Pro-Russia publication by both conservatives and liberals. Here is a quote from the right leaning Washington Free Beacon: “The Nation’s modern day Russia coverage has been criticized as too pro-Putin. Stephen F. Cohen, who is the husband of editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, has been characterized as a Putin apologist.” However, an op-ed writer for the The Nation, was forcibly removed from a press briefing between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on July 16, 2018 for holding up a sign regarding a nuclear weapons ban treaty, according to CNBC.
    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/the-nation/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    But does it say where they got their numbers or did they just make them up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    And spent on what ?
    Secret squirrel stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    But does it say where they got their numbers or did they just make them up?
    It is not the first time that this has been mentioned in the press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    It is not the first time that this has been mentioned in the press.
    First mention if I recall correctly, was September 10, 2001



    The technology revolution has transformed organizations across the private sector, but not ours, not fully, not yet. We are, as they say, tangled in our anchor chain. Our financial systems are decades old. According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions. We cannot share information from floor to floor in this building because it's stored on dozens of technological systems that are inaccessible or incompatible.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20100301...x?speechid=430

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    But does it say where they got their numbers or did they just make them up?
    As I have always suspected with you Harry - you never read anything other than headlines.

    Your chart is discretionary spending by the way, and nothing to do with the Pentagons budget, real, black and hidden.

    Read the article. The Nation, amazingly, is mainstream. Fuck knows how they ended up printing it.
    Originally Posted by bsnub "No wonder I drive a tesla"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    As I have always suspected with you Harry - you never read anything other than headlines.

    Your chart is discretionary spending by the way, and nothing to do with the Pentagons budget, real, black and hidden.

    Read the article. The Nation, amazingly, is mainstream. Fuck knows how they ended up printing it.

    Perhaps I didn't make myself clear enough to you when I said "I would check your link to see where they got their numbers, but for some reason it won't load here".

    Either that or you are just as thick as shit.

    Anyway, here's another link.

    https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-milit...growth-3306320

    So again: Where did the Nation get their figures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    So again: Where did the Nation get their figures?
    It loaded for me and what I get out of it is the Nation got the numbers from accounting firms hired to audit the DoD. The acccounting firms got their numbers from the DoD itself.

    Then the firms gave up...the first paragraph of the Nation article:

    On November 15, Ernst & Young and other private firms that were hired to audit the Pentagon announced that they could not complete the job. Congress had ordered an independent audit of the Department of Defense, the government’s largest discretionary cost center—the Pentagon receives 54 cents out of every dollar in federal appropriations—after the Pentagon failed for decades to audit itself. The firms concluded, however, that the DoD’s financial records were riddled with so many bookkeeping deficiencies, irregularities, and errors that a reliable audit was simply impossible.

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    The emphasis is that every single financial report compiled by the DoD is fraudulent and basically fabricated and they have pissed away to places unknown a figure which is not but close to $21 trillion. Gone Whoooosh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    they have pissed away to places unknown
    "Unknown" ...I'm guessing some well connected people's pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    "Unknown" ...I'm guessing some well connected people's pockets.
    21000 new american millionaires were created by WW1. Blood profiteering is very popular which does seem to be the reason for the DoD's existence.

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    What's funny is that just a little over two years ago the number was 6.5 Trillion $$ unaccounted for. How da fcuk did that balloon to 21 trillion in that short amount of time.

    From MintyPress News, August 8, 2016

    Adding to the appearance of impropriety is the fact that thousands of documents that should be on file have been removed and disappeared without any reasonable explanation.

    Audit: Pentagon Cannot Account for $6.5 Trillion Dollars in Taxpayer Money

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    Not sure - Perhaps more likely that they only just found the true scale of it and the $6.5t figure was wrong.

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    Or the $21 trillion is an obvious exaggeration.

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    21 or just 6.5 Trillion?

    Who among us has got an idea how much it is? And how much it cost the world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    21 or just 6.5 Trillion?

    Who among us has got an idea how much it is? And how much it cost the world...
    This is the point. They found 21 Trillion in bullshit made up bollock basically but they have no idea how much they have fiddled due to all accounts and book keeping being fraudulent and fabricated. Could even be more! They simply do not know, and no one has the balls to say "OK, enough is enough, you're all under arrest from top to bottom" which actually would bring a moments peace to the world.

    Harry - you're an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    21 or just 6.5 Trillion?

    Who among us has got an idea how much it is? And how much it cost the world...
    I think I'd settle for 6.5, not greedy.

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