Regarding our country’s “Defense” spending, the 21 Trillion dollars in missing money and highly unusual adjustments covers just the years 1998 to 2015 (a 17-year period). (The title above says 1988, but titles can’t be edited after submission.)
Yes, there are differences between actual missing money, unusual adjustments, and the same transaction being counted multiple times on different spreadsheets, but if we go back to the year 1947 (71 years ago), it’s safe to say we’re talking about a real loss of at least 40 Trillion dollars that has simply disappeared into thin air.
As someone said the Pentagon is a black hole vortex sucking away America’s wealth. The revolving door “Defense” mega-corporations are largely responsible for the Pentagon’s corruption: Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, SAIC….
An investigator stated there are thousands of bogus numbers “plugged” into the accounting sheets of the Pentagon’s budget every month.
Thousands of fake numbers plugged in every month…
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Very interesting links:
Cold War Radar System a Trillion Dollar Fraud – Lester Earnest at TheRealNews.com
Mark Skidmore on the Pentagon’s Missing Trillions – on CorbettReport.com
Keep Walking, Nothing Important to See Here – by Dave Lindorff on CounterPunch.org
The Real Story of the Pentagon’s $21 Trillion Dollar Con Game – interview of Dave Lindorff by WhoWhatWhy