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3/10:Much of $60B from US to ''rebuild'' Iraq wasted+US Hundres of Milllions for Secret Israeli Bunkers
3/10: Much of $60B from US to 'rebuild' Iraq wasted+US Spending Hundreds of Millions on Secret Israeli Bunkers
Citizens for Legitimate Government
10 Mar 2013
Much of $60B from US to 'rebuild' Iraq wasted; $90B spent on Afghanistan 'reconstruction' projects 06 Mar 2013 Ten years and *60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost. In his final report to Congress, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen's conclusion was all too clear: Since the invasion a decade ago this month, the U.S. has spent too much money in Iraq for too few results. The abysmal Iraq results forecast what could happen in Afghanistan, where U.S. taxpayers have so far spent *90 billion in reconstruction projects during a 12-year military campaign... Overall, including all military and diplomatic costs and other aid, the U.S. has spent at least *767 billion since the American-led invasion of Iraq, according to the Congressional Budget Office. National Priorities Project, a U.S. research group that analyzes federal data, estimated the cost at *811 billion, noting that some funds are still being spent on ongoing projects. [Right, pretending to 'rebuild' that which the US destroyed. We all know the money -- *150 billion and counting -- went to US corpora-terrorists. Notice that the GOP refuses to spend a dime on US infrastructure but never cuts one cent in foreign 'reconstruction' funds? That's because they know that the only recipients are US corporations. And, these are the same austerity-pimping predators and sociopaths -- having also spent *700 billion to bail out Wall Street -- that are pushing to slash Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.]
US Spending Hundreds of Millions on Secret Israeli Bunkers --The Washington Post fleshed out the original Construction Project in Israel, called 'Site 911,' in November. 09 Mar 2013 Last year, it was announced the U.S. was looking to build a secret underground complex in Israel. On February 13, a contract was awarded to Conti Corp Federal Services in Edison, NJ to complete the project. Their bid of almost *63 million came in well below the possible *100 million set aside for the project. Conti's bid went toward building five underground levels and six above ground buildings that they have 900 days from February 13 to complete. The U.S. government then issued another request for proposal December 28 to construct Site 81 Phase II. Also in Israel, also partially underground, this project calls for up to *100,000,000 to refinish six underground facilities and some currently occupied surface buildings.
General Says 20,000 Troops Should Stay in Afghanistan 06 Mar 2013 The American commander in the Middle East said on Tuesday that he had recommended that 13,600 United States troops remain in Afghanistan after the combat mission [to protect the CIA's opium routes] ends in 2014, a number slightly higher than the one being considered by NATO and Pentagon officials. The officer, Gen. James N. Mattis of the Central Command, revealed his recommendation during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he also said that a NATO contribution to an enduring mission occupation in Afghanistan could equal half of the American deployment, for a total alliance troop presence of 20,000 under his proposal.
Large Explosion Hits Kabul as Hagel Visits 09 Mar 2013 A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least nine Afghans at the entrance to the Ministry of Defense in Kabul on Saturday morning, just as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited the Afghan capital to discuss ending America's longest foreign war. The bomber, Afghan officials on the scene said, approached on bicycle the ministry compound's gate on a busy riverside street and detonated his device in the middle of Afghan civilians lining up for security checks. The bomb, while lethal, was relatively small: the compound's outer wall was pockmarked with shrapnel but withstood the blast.