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Donald Rumsfeld and the missing $2.3 Trillion


John Simkin
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This was hardly news the problem had been discussed since early 2000 officially the money is exactly missing

"January 7, 2001

The Defense Department's inspector general recently identified $6.9 trillion in accounting entries, but $2.3 trillion was not supported by adequate audit trails or sufficient evidence to determine its validity"

http://911myths.com/index.php/Missing_Trillions

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This was hardly news the problem had been discussed since early 2000 officially the money is exactly missing

"January 7, 2001

The Defense Department's inspector general recently identified $6.9 trillion in accounting entries, but $2.3 trillion was not supported by adequate audit trails or sufficient evidence to determine its validity"

http://911myths.com/index.php/Missing_Trillions

Well, yes, if you're going to steal a couple of trillion to help finance something as big and high-tech as 9/11, you have to steal it well ahead of time.

I imagine that Rumsfeld chose to publicly point out the loss the day before 9/11 because he knew something would happen right away to make it disappear from the news.

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Thought you can try to force it to the evidence doesn't support what you are claiming the discrepancies had been public knowledge since at least March 3, 2000 over 18 month before 9/11 and 8 months before Bush Jr. was "elected". There was no reason for him to want to disappear the info the money was spent well before he became Sec Of D. The news didn't make front pages back when it broke so there was no reason to bury it a year and a half later. And no one but truthers said the money "disappeared", though it wouldn't surprise me if much of it did, rather according the IG office which made the announcement the entries were made " without adequate research and reconciliation, were made to force buyer and seller data to agree in preparation for eliminating entries, did not contain adequate documentation and audit trails, or did not follow accounting principles"

Pentagon's finances in disarray

By JOHN M. DONNELLY The Associated Press 03/03/00 5:44 PM Eastern

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The military's money managers last year made almost $7 trillion in adjustments to their financial ledgers in an attempt to make them add up, the Pentagon's inspector general said in a report released Friday.

The Pentagon could not show receipts for $2.3 trillion of those changes, and half a trillion dollars of it was just corrections of mistakes made in earlier adjustments.

Each adjustment represents a Defense Department accountant's attempt to correct a discrepancy. The military has hundreds of computer systems to run accounts as diverse as health care, payroll and inventory. But they are not integrated, don't produce numbers up to accounting standards and fail to keep running totals of what's coming in and what's going out, Pentagon and congressional officials said.

EDIT - Typo

Edited by Len Colby
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