The Missing 2.3 Trillion Dollars

For years, I've heard that Rumsfeld announced -- the day before 9/11 -- that 2.3 Trillion Dollars was missing from the Department of Defense.

Well, now we have the video clip to prove it.

Thanks to Thor for the heads up.

Thanks, Buddy! Anonymous |

Thanks, Buddy!
Anonymous | 07.19.06 - 8:06 pm

thanks Buddy!
Chris | Homepage | 07.19.06 - 8:16 pm

hey no problem guys, you guys rock! Keep on spreading the truth!

anybody got a re-cap of

anybody got a re-cap of this? nobody heard it?
Chris | Homepage | 07.19.06 - 7:50 pm

I listened to it, it was good, listen for yourself, my recap wouldnt do the trick. Sams interview is the last 45 or so minutes of the show.

http://nw0.info/files/Radio/Alex%20Jones%20Radio%20Archive/2006/July/19/...

Thanks, Buddy!

Thanks, Buddy!

well the info about the

well the info about the dying guy testifying about what he saw at the pentagon (on alex jones show) should be real good news to all the people who were thinking about a "pentagon honeypot" tactic---
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then there is a thing on rense.com about a former 2 star general saying that 911was an inside job---THATS BIG
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Here's the article from CBS

Here's the article from CBS News covering this issue:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/01/29/eveningnews/main325985.shtml

from a youtube

from a youtube user:
Rumsfeld said on September 10: "According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions"

The next day, September 11, the Pentagon is hit. But where?

"The impact area included both the Navy operations center and the office complex of the National Guard and Army Reserve. It was also the end of the fiscal year and important budget information was in the damaged area."

-Arlington County After-Action Report

Is this old news?

Is this old news?

http://www.defenselink.mil/sp

http://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/2001/s20010910-secdef.html

there's the speech from 9/10/2001

MY FAVORITE LINE:
Some might ask, how in the world could the Secretary of Defense attack the Pentagon in front of its people? To them I reply, I have no desire to attack the Pentagon; I want to liberate it. We need to save it from itself.

If so, maybe not worth the

If so, maybe not worth the space.

Can i get a downloadable

Can i get a downloadable version of this???

gw: it is old news, and

gw:

it is old news, and solari.com had this in RM format for a while, but it may be new to some people.

Sometimes I(we?) forget that even though I(we?) know all this stuff, MANY visitors probably don't!

I also read that whatever

I also read that whatever blew-up at the Pentagon did so in area where many gov't accountants/records re: the 2.3 trillion were killed/destroyed.

I appreciate feedback on

I appreciate feedback on what stories are not worth posting, because everyone knows about them, and what is either knew or else worth reposting.

Thanks, everyone.

The news is old, but still

The news is old, but still very relevant... and I read some where that the unaccounted for amount is now over 3 billion. If I find the source, I'll post it.

3 billion or 3 trillion?

3 billion or 3 trillion?

SUPER HUGE SMOKING GUN TO

SUPER HUGE SMOKING GUN TO USE ON PEOPLE THAT SAY---"PROVE TO ME, GOVT COMPLICITY"----

last night on coast to coast some guy called in with 911hoax info----and noory started griping at him...
and said "give me proof of who in the us govt was involved"

now this guy couldve said the one about cheney yelling at the guy in the pentagon about "THE ORDERS STILL STAND"

but the guy on the phone backed down and noory smirked cause i guess he likes being a dickhead to people

2.3 trillion dollars stolen on
9-10-01 is a HUGE FREAKING DEAL

whether it's old news or not----it's a big help in trying to fix this situation and PUT THE PNAC ON TRIAL!!

_____MAYBE THAT PROSECUTOR THATS ON ALEX JONES TODAY WOULD TAKE ON THIS HUGE TASK

IMHO, I think it's a great

IMHO, I think it's a great idea to repost key evidence every now-&-then, especially when the posting gets slow here.

GW, its worth posting in my

GW, its worth posting in my opinion, i have never seen the video of this until now,though ive long known about the speech. you should really consider making a thread about this though:
Val McClatchey Photo: More Smoking Guns, or Total Fraud?

http://killtown.blogspot.com/2006/07/val-mcclatchey-photo-more-smoking-g...

Samuel D. Danner Danner is

Samuel D. Danner

Danner is an electrician, railroad engineer, and pilot who was at the Pentagon on 9/11 and reportedly witnessed a Global Hawk plane hit the building.

somebody PLEASE listen to this show today...............

http://www.infowars.com/
Chris | Homepage | 07.19.06 - 4:17 pm | #
anybody got a re-cap of this? nobody heard it?

You'll get your wish, lemme

You'll get your wish, lemme clean up these threads first...

im starting to think this

im starting to think this site has a bias against those that like to discuss the Pentagon......

I'm away from the computer

I'm away from the computer for the rest of the day ...

IMO, the Pentagon is a huge

IMO, the Pentagon is a huge smoking-gun. I missed the Samuel D. Danner interview, & would also like a re-cap. Thanks.

OK, GW. Get some rest.

OK, GW. Get some rest.

im starting to think this

im starting to think this site has a bias against those that like to discuss the Pentagon......

I disagree, if people could "discuss" the Pentagon, that would a nice change of pace. Instead every thread turns into shouting matches, threats, namecalling, insults, and accusations of being government agents.

I have a couple of Pentagon stories that I haven't posted yet because of this very reason. Call it bias if you want, I call it keeping the peace.

This is a site for activism, not endless debate.

But bigguy, there's a

But bigguy, there's a regular dude on this board who basically flips-out if you suggest anything other than the official story on the Pentagon. (Hint...his initials are J.G.)

why is there NEVER any

why is there NEVER any threads on the Pentagon then? why isnt the fact that a man is claiming to have seen,with his own 2 eyes, a global hawk hit the Pentagon not a big story here? makes no sense.........

thanks Buddy!

thanks Buddy!

Isn't it obvious something

Isn't it obvious something stinks at the Pentagon if it is allowed to be slammed by a hijacked airliner? Almost an hour after 2 other hijacked airliners slammed the WTC? (With not even a clear video of the attack? Nor even a still photograph of whatever hit it?)

I no longer have a problem

I no longer have a problem openly discussing the Pentagon, and noone else should. Making it the focus of 9/11 truth discussion I am against...again I think people should think like a prsecutor laying it all on the line.

According URL

According URL http://www.dodig.osd.mil/audit/reports/fy02/02073sum.htm "the army did not publish stand-alone financial statements for FY 2001 due to the loss of financial management personnel sustained during the September 11 terrorist attack".

And this is the same fiscal year in which was announced that 2.3 trillion dollar could not be accounted for.

I think it's important to

I think it's important to see Rumsfeld's remarks in the context of the speech he was making to the Defense Department employees about the necessity of reducing waste and shifting the priorities "from bureaucracy to battlefield":

DOD ACQUISITION AND LOGISTICS EXCELLENCE WEEK KICKOFF - BUREAUCRACY TO BATTLEFIELD

Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, The Pentagon , Monday, September 10, 2001.

"The topic today is an adversary that poses a threat, a serious threat, to the security of the United States of America. This adversary is one of the world's last bastions of central planning. It governs by dictating five-year plans. From a single capital, it attempts to impose its demands across time zones, continents, oceans and beyond. With brutal consistency, it stifles free thought and crushes new ideas. It disrupts the defense of the United States and places the lives of men and women in uniform at risk.

Perhaps this adversary sounds like the former Soviet Union, but that enemy is gone: our foes are more subtle and implacable today. You may think I'm describing one of the last decrepit dictators of the world. But their day, too, is almost past, and they cannot match the strength and size of this adversary.

The adversary's closer to home. It's the Pentagon bureaucracy. Not the people, but the processes. Not the civilians, but the systems. Not the men and women in uniform, but the uniformity of thought and action that we too often impose on them.
In this building, despite this era of scarce resources taxed by mounting threats, money disappears into duplicative duties and bloated bureaucracy—not because of greed, but gridlock. Innovation is stifled—not by ill intent but by institutional inertia."
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"[...] Every dollar squandered on waste is one denied to the warfighter. That's why we're here today challenging us all to wage an all-out campaign to shift Pentagon's resources from bureaucracy to the battlefield, from tail to the tooth.
We must develop and build weapons to deter those new threats. We must rebuild our infrastructure, which is in a very serious state of disrepair. And we must assure that the noble cause of military service remains the high calling that will attract the very best.

All this costs money. It costs more than we have. [...]"
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"The technology revolution has transformed organizations across the private sector, but not ours, not fully, not yet. We are, as they say, tangled in our anchor chain. Our financial systems are decades old. ACCORDING TO SOME ESTIMATES, WE CANNOT TRACK $2.3 TRILLION IN TRANSACTIONS. We cannot share information from floor to floor in this building because it's stored on dozens of technological systems that are inaccessible or incompatible. [...]"
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Since Rumsfeld had only been in office since the beginning of 2001, the $2.3 trillion in transactions that "we cannot track" presumably ocurred during the Clinton Administration. This is confirmed by an excerpt from a followup article on government waste by Kelly Patricia O'Meara, where we find the following reports as it relates to the Defense Department, indicating that the problem of unaccountability is continuing. (Notice also the link to the events of 9/11!):

GOVERNMENT FAILS FISCAL-FITNESS TEST: ANNUAL AUDITS MANDATED BY CONGRESS OF FEDERAL AGENCIES AND CABINET DEPARTMENTS REVEAL THAT TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TAXPAYERS' MONEY IS `MISSING' OR `UNACCOUNTED FOR.'

Insight on the News, May 20, 2002

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In a report to the DoD comptroller, Undersecretary of Defense Dov Zakheim, acting Assistant Inspector General for Auditing David Steensma wrote: "We reported that DOD processed $1.1 trillion in unsupported accounting entries to DOD Component financial data used to prepare departmental reports and DOD financial statements for FY2000. For FY2001 we did not attempt to quantify amounts of unsupported accounting entries; however, we did confirm that DOD continued to enter material amounts of unsupported accounting entries to the financial data."

What this gibberish means is that the DoD still cannot account for at least $1.1 trillion from fiscal 2000 under former president Bill Clinton, and the assistant inspector general of DOD wouldn't even touch the unsupported money expenditures for fiscal 2001 because "material amounts" still couldn't be accounted for properly in the year George W. Bush came to power. The trillion-dollar question is how much is "material amounts"? Because the auditor would not "quantify" the amount, some fear it's worse than the previous year's unaccounted for $1.1 trillion.

Of course the Department of the Army, headed by former Enron executive Thomas White, had an excuse. IN A SHOCKING APPEAL TO SENTIMENT IT SAYS IT DIDN'T PUBLISH A "STAND-ALONE" FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR 2001 BECAUSE OF "THE LOSS OF FINANCIAL-MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL SUSTAINED DURING THE SEPT. 11 TERRORIST ATTACK."

So where is that missing $1.1 trillion? Traditionally the top dogs at the Pentagon haven't liked the word "missing." The rationale at DoD has been that just because the money can't be accounted for doesn't mean it is lost, stolen or strayed. According to Susan Hansen, a spokeswoman for DoD: "These are unsupported entries. When the auditors go to audit the books and they look at the balance sheet for the year, someone has entered in an adjustment because they made an error somewhere."
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Whether or not the events of 9/11 were deliberately intended to distract from the estimates of Defense Department waste mentioned by Rumsfeld, and whether or not the "loss of financial-management personnel sustained during the Sept. 11 attack" was deliberately planned by the targeting of that portion of the Pentagon building where financial-magnagement personnel were located, are still open questions.

This may be old news to you,

This may be old news to you, but just a quick note here of something I'd missed about Flight 77, thanks to "Bismillah" and the RI forum, that I hope you won't miss, too.
At least among those with a mind for such things, it's fairly well-remembered that on September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld made the shocking announcement that the Pentagon "couldn't track" $2.3 trillion of its transactions. "Iroquois" observes, "What's interesting to me is that he made his press release on a Monday. In DC, I always see bad news given on a Friday, usually late in the afternoon on Friday. The exception, of course, would be when someone happens to know that there is a far bigger story coming out."
And we know that Flight 77, allegedly piloted by an incompetent, made an aerobatic, spiralling descent over Washington, effecting a 270-degree turn to strike the Pentagon from a western approach at ground level. The side struck was the only one with an exterior wall hardened against attack, and was relatively empty while renovation continued.
Relatively. The unfortunate construction workers perished outside, but who were the expendables within?

From The Pittsburg Post Gazette, December 20, 2001: "One Army office in the Pentagon lost 34 of its 65 employees in the attack. Most of those killed in the office, called Resource Services Washington, were civilian accountants, bookkeepers and budget analysts. They were at their desks when American Airlines Flight 77 struck."

The Arlington County After-Action Report noted that the "impact area included both the Navy operations center and the office complex of the National Guard and Army Reserve. It was also the end of the fiscal year and important budget information was in the damaged area." And Insight Magazine editorialized that "the Department of the Army, headed by former Enron executive Thomas White, had an excuse [for not making a full accounting]. In a shocking appeal to sentiment it says it didn't publish a "stand-alone" financial statement for 2001 because of "the loss of financial-management personnel sustained during the Sept. 11 terrorist attack."

High Crimes of State often come down to the movement of capital, and so the high criminals generally share the gray and black economics of common felons. Money is money; it's the magnitude of the heist that's different, and the means to effect and cover-up the crime. And part of the cover-up of the Pentagon heist has been the no-plane shell game, played smartly by Rumsfeld himself who "misspoke" that a "missile" had struck the Pentagon the same week Thierry Meyssen's original no-plane website was launched.
It's such disinformation that has drilled irrelevance and folly into a once potentially dangerous and angry army of authentic skeptics.