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Posted by: Mark Nov 13 2005, 08:58 PM
Rumsfeld Buries Admission of Missing 2+ Trillion Dollars in 9/10/01 Press Conference
On September 10, 2001, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld held a press conference to disclose that over $2,000,000,000,000 in Pentagon funds could not be accounted for. Rumsfeld stated: "According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions." [1]

Such a disclosure normally would have sparked a huge scandal. However, the commencement of the attack on New York City and Washington in the morning would assure that the story remained buried. To the trillions already missing from the coffers, an obedient Congress terrorized by anthrax attacks would add billions more in appropriations to fight the "War on Terror."

The Comptroller of the Pentagon at the time of the attack was Dov Zakheim, who was appointed in May of 2001. Before becoming the Pentagon's money-manager, he was an executive at System Planning Corporation, a defense contractor specializing in electronic warfare technologies including remote-controlled aircraft systems. [2-3]

Zakheim is a member of the Project for a New American Century and participated in the creation of its 2000 position paper Rebuilding America's Defenses which called for "a New Pearl Harbor." [4]



Posted by: Mark Jan 4 2006, 04:16 AM
If I recall correctly, Dov Zakheim is a Jewish Rabbi and a rabid Zionist.

$2.6 TRILLION Still Missing From Department Of Defense...
Testimony before the House Appropriations Committee: Fiscal Year 2002 Defense Budget Request As Given by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Hugh Shelton, and Comptroller Dov Zakheim, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, Monday, July 16, 2001.

SEC. RUMSFELD: Mr. Congressman, thank you very much. Your question is, of course, right at the heart of an enormously important issue for the Department of Defense. We have a panel in the Quadrennial Defense Review on this subject. We have met with it twice in the last two weeks. We're obviously going to have to meet with it again. It is a big, broad, complicated subject.

As you know, the Department of Defense really is not in charge of its civilian workforce, in a certain sense. It's the OPM, or Office of Personnel management, I guess. There are all kinds of long- standing rules and regulations about what you can do and what you can't do. I know Dr. Zakheim's been trying to hire CPAs because the financial systems of the department are so snarled up that we can't account for some $2.6 trillion in transactions that exist, if that's believable. And yet we're told that we can't hire CPAs to help untangle it in many respects.

To see the full testimony -

Posted by: Mark Jan 5 2006, 02:59 PM
I'm gonna add this here instead of starting a new thread....

The $4 Billion Industry That Is America's Guilty Secret
By Rupert Cornwell
The Independent- UK
Lobbying is Washington's grubby secret. Some say lobbying is part of the democratic process. Others claim it is legalised bribery, even corruption. But love it or loathe it, it is the way Washington works.

Usually you hear little about the quiet meetings, the lavish lunches and junkets that lubricate American politics. But every once in a while something comes along to open the system to what it hates most: daylight.

The case of Jack Abramoff, influence-peddler extraordinaire, is one of those somethings.

Once Mr Abramoff claimed to have done nothing illegal, that his only sin was to have been too good at his job. But now his career is in ruins, a jail term of nine years or more beckons - an incarceration that would be even longer but for the plea bargain he reached yesterday with federal prosecutors.

For Mr Abramoff only contrition is left: "Words will not ever be able to express my sorrow and my profound regret for my actions and mistakes," he said in court yesterday. As for the two dozen members of Congress and their aides reputedly under investigation, they can only tremble.

If Mr Abramoff spills the beans, they may soon be contemplating a similar fate. This is potentially the biggest Congressional scandal of the modern era. It is largely (though not exclusively) Republican, and may mark the beginning of the end of the party's 11-year dominance of Capitol Hill.

Lobbying per se is nothing new. The right to "petition the government for a redress of grievances" is enshrined in the first amendment of the Constitution. Back in 1913, Woodrow Wilson said Washington was "swarming with lobbyists ... you can't throw a brick in any direction without hitting one".

But the 28th president cannot have imagined how access-peddling would blossom into a $4bn industry. There are 14,000 registered lobbyists, and as many again who are not registered. Between 1998 and 2004, foreign companies spent $620m (350m) bending ears in Washington.

Lobbying thrives in the US for two reasons. In the US the executive and legislative branches are separate. The former is headed by the President, the latter consists of Congress, which writes laws and appropriates money for government spending. Although George Bush's Republicans have majorities in both House and Senate, he has no direct control of the bills they consider. That power rests with dozens of powerful committee chairmen and ranking members, all with their fiefdoms, whose yea or nay is decisive.

The other key ingredient is money, the colossal sums needed to fight election campaigns. In Britain, the curbs on such spending are strict. In America, by contrast, the sky's the limit. Total spending for the 2004 elections, presidential and congressional, reached $4bn.

The summit of extravagance was the 2004 Senate race in South Dakota, one of the least populous and less affluent US states. The two candidates spent a combined $40m. In an average state, the cost of defending a Senate seat is $20m. This means an incumbent has to raise $9,000 every day of his six-year term. At which point, enter the lobbyists.

The trade-off is simple. Corporate and other donors provide cash in a bid to secure the legislation they want. The intermediaries between the two sides are lobbyists. And the more people a lobbyist knows on Capitol Hill, the more effective he or she is.

Unsurprisingly, ever increasing numbers of them are former legislators. The Washington-based pressure group Centre for Public Integrity, says almost 250 former Congressmen and senior government officials are now active lobbyists.

Jack Abramoff and his ilk are key figures in Washington's power networks. And no network was mightier than the one embracing Mr Abramoff, the former House majority leader Tom DeLay and Grover Norquist, president of the arch-conservative Americans for Tax Reform, one of the most powerful special interests groups in Washington.

Posted by: Mark Jan 27 2006, 10:59 PM
Whistleblower Revelations Catching Up With Pentagon Looters Rumsfeld, Zakheim, & Wolfowitz
By Wayne Madsen
A rash of whistleblowers in the Pentagon points to former Comptroller and neo-con malfeasance.

Soon-to-be retired veteran Pentagon budget analyst Ernie Fitzgerald is not the only Defense Department official to shine the light on massive Pentagon fraud that has cost the American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.

From former Army Corps of Engineers Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting Bunnatine Greenhouse, to Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) engineer Kenneth Pedeleose, to retired Army Reserve officer Paul Fellencer who blew the whistle on waste by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), more information is coming forth on how, under the regime of neo-cons like Donald Rumsfeld, former Pentagon Comptroller Rabbi Dov Zakheim (now Senior Vice President of Pentagon contractor Booz Allen), and former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz (now World Bank President), the Pentagon was virtually looted of hundreds of billions of dollars.

Posted by: Mark May 26 2006, 09:42 AM
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NEW YORK (Fortune)
The prospect of a bird flu outbreak may be panicking people around the globe, but it's proving to be very good news for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other politically connected investors in Gilead Sciences, the California biotech company that owns the rights to Tamiflu, the influenza remedy that's now the most-sought after drug in the world.

Rumsfeld served as Gilead (Research)'s chairman from 1997 until he joined the Bush administration in 2001, and he still holds a Gilead stake valued at between $5 million and $25 million, according to federal financial disclosures filed by Rumsfeld.

Rumsfeld isn't the only political heavyweight benefiting from demand for Tamiflu, which is manufactured and marketed by Swiss pharma giant Roche. (Gilead receives a royalty from Roche equaling about 10% of sales.) Former Secretary of State George Shultz, who is on Gilead's board, has sold more than $7 million worth of Gilead since the beginning of 2005.

"I don't know of any biotech company that's so politically well-connected," says analyst Andrew McDonald of Think Equity Partners in San Francisco.

What's more, the federal government is emerging as one of the world's biggest customers for Tamiflu. In July, the Pentagon ordered $58 million worth of the treatment for U.S. troops around the world, and Congress is considering a multi-billion dollar purchase. Roche expects 2005 sales for Tamiflu to be about $1 billion, compared with $258 million in 2004.

Posted by: ShadowDancer101 Mar 19 2007, 02:55 PM
Rabbi Dov Zakheim working for the 'pentacle' and leaving in 2004 after the trillions disappearred, the video with rumsfield sputtering to Cynthia McKinney(sp?) that he wasn't aware of the dynecorp sexual trafficking of children...sure...of course not and that must be why they are still getting contracts from us-just like he wasn't aware of the Abu Ghraib sexual abuse and torture...

funny how running the media and banks and so much more can lead many into the abyss-they may be seemingly in 'control' but that day will pass-one way or the other.

Know them by their fruits is specific-if only the masses could comprehend the deceptions underfoot

I feel in every religious group or any affiliated groups there are good and bad-but the monopoly of so-called truth in so many mediums leaves one with a very bitter taste if they seek the truth and become aware of the depth of deception and corruption.

When I was very young and naive, I accepted the lies but now as a mature adult the lies burn my ears and my eyes are red from subtefuge. I have left childhood fantasies long ago and shall leave them there. I seek the truth whether I like it or not.

The truth I have discovered in my many decades of research leave me wrought. I can see what it is leading to and I remain seperate-regardless of the consequences.

Thanks pupp for being real. I truly appreciate it! Too few follow the high road as it is just too real and too hard. May you be blessed beyond measure and may you find all that you seek in truth.


Posted by: Mark Apr 22 2008, 09:55 PM
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Imagine what we could do with that kind of money

Rumsfeld Admits to Unaccounted, Missing 2.3 Trillion Dollars

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