For those of you who still don’t get it, here’s a great report just released by the LA Times that covers the largest cash heist in the history of the world. Of course, it is a wildly pitiful sum when compared to the trillions stolen by international banks in the form of bailouts, but as far as cash money goes, nothing tops this one.
The LA Times reports:
Reporting from Washington — After the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the George W. Bush administration flooded the conquered country with so much cash to pay for reconstruction and other projects in the first year that a new unit of measurement was born.
Pentagon officials determined that one giant C-130 Hercules cargo plane could carry $2.4 billion in shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills. They sent an initial full planeload of cash, followed by 20 other flights to Iraq by May 2004 in a $12-billion haul that U.S. officials believe to be the biggest international cash airlift of all time.
This month, the Pentagon and the Iraqi government are finally closing the books on the program that handled all those Benjamins. But despite years of audits and investigations, U.S. Defense officials still cannot say what happened to $6.6 billion in cash — enough to run the Los Angeles Unified School District or the Chicago Public Schools for a year, among many other things.
The terrorist mafia State has decided your money is better served in the hands of thieving warlords and violent mercenaries.
One must understand that war is not about acquiring physical resources. War is about assuming control over the tax and control structure of a society. War is about acquiring the wealth of the citizenry by assuming control of the government that can legitimately steal it from them.
The only way to do that effectively is to kill those in the political class who don’t play by your rules and buy off the ones who are still on the fence. The 6.6 billion most likely went out as bribe money which is why there is no audit trail. In order to achieve some kind of stability, the men who control the State sanctioned looting in Iraq needed to be bought off.
Of course, nothing will come of this. No one will get fired. No one will be prosecuted. No protests will take place. Sometimes I have to wonder why I even continue to post about this stuff.
Speaking of looting, a new video was just released by The Foundation for a Free Society which covers Frederic Bastiat’s moral philosophy about government looting in a brief and humorous way.
You’ll love it: