First, a tip of the hat to Carl Herman for his having linked on July 19th to Catherine Austin Fitts’ recent placing on her site key records from the U.S. Department of Defense regarding the astounding level of uninvestigated waste at the Pentagon. (Carl’s article is here: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/07/documentation-us-dept-defense-admitting-losing-6-5-trillion-65000-per-average-us-family-18-year-history-losing-trillions-01-illegal-rogue.html and it goes into many other issues as well.) Having looked at that, I will be focusing in more closely, on some of the shocking statements that are made in those documents, and on the role that the newsmedia should be playing in publicizing this scandal, and posing some questions as to why they’re not doing that, because this failure by the U.S. ‘news’ media is very perplexing to me:
Now, and for many decades past, the American public has displayed far higher confidence and trust in “The Military” than in any other “Institution” (including than churches, schools, the Presidency, the police, courts — any).
And yet — according to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense — many billions, and sometimes even trillions, of dollars, in the Department’s periodic financial reports, are not documented. What has happened to the taxpayers’ money is unknown — it’s missing (alleged to have been spent, but to payees unidentified).