Feds 40 Billion cash shipment to Iraq – where did it go?

Here is a real who dunnit. Pallets of cold hard cash delivered to one man in Iraq, and no one  knows where it ended up? Down a 7 mile road so dangerous, our soldiers tape it to say they made it. New York Feds shipping it out. Enjoy:

Beginning in the very earliest days of the war in Iraq, the New York Federal Reserve shipped billions of dollars in physical cash to Baghdad to pay for the reopening of the government and restoration of basic services.

The money was packed onto pallets inside a heavily guarded New York Federal Reserve compound in East Rutherford, New Jersey, trucked to Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington, and flown by military aircraft to Baghdad International Airport.

By one account, the New York Fed shipped about $40 billion in cash between 2003 and 2008. In just the first two years, the shipments included more than 281 million individual bills weighing a total of 363 tons. But soon after the money arrived in the chaos of war-torn Baghdad, the paper trail documenting who controlled it all began to go cold.

Since then, investigators have spent years trying to trace what happened to the enormous amount of money shipped in the frantic days of the occupation of Iraq. Although there have been hundreds of pages of reports, Congressional hearings, and inquiries from Washington to Baghdad, no one in Congress, a special inspector general’s office, the Department of Defense or the Iraqi government itself can say with certainty what exactly happened to all of that money.

 Full story here at CNBC  I found this vid below, to get a “taste” of the road.

Drones Away – more kinetic Actions – here, there, everywhere

Yesterday I reported that the U.S. is now involved militarily in Somalia, I read today that we are now moving South with our drones. While Obama is out there with the bit of “Pass this bill right away” to “we can’t wait” there is zero coverage of his engagements. This one is critical. We are on the verge of losing the port that will control the oil shipments. No announcement to Congress or the American people who will be footing this bill with our treasure and blood no doubt. Can you imagine if this was Bush? We deserve to know what is going on. Why isn’t NATO involved in this? Its their oil that they need.

A Somali government official, who spoke on the condition of unanimity, told Press TV that there are secret US bases in Kenya mainly used for flying American pilot less drone bombers.

He also said that there are secret US jails in Kenya where hundreds of young people, captured in Somalia, are being held.

The US has increased the number of its attacks by unmanned surveillance aircraft in Somalia. Many civilians have died as a result.

Somalia is the sixth country where the US military has engaged in unauthorized aerial bombing campaigns through the use of its remote-controlled aircraft.Press TV Ir

Al-Qaida may be on the verge of taking over the major port city of Aden in southern Yemen where “powerful explosions” and fighting are reported, according to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

Islamist sources say that Al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, is trying to establish full control.

The location of Aden is strategic, because control of the city can affect oil supplies to Western countries. Islamist and independent sources also report that al-Qaida fighters are in virtual control of the Yemeni Emirate of Abyan and Shabwa, where U.S. drones already are appearing.

Sources say that Fahd al-Qusa, who is considered to be the most important member of al-Qaida after al-Qaida leader Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri, is leading the effort in Yemen.

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