Sunday, June 1, 2008

coalition of the willing? Definitely the coalition of the billing

In case one is unaware, many opponents of the Iraq war, had used the term "coalition of the billing", when describing the so called "coaliton of the willing". In reference to bribes, er...sorry, ' payments' made for participation. The "coalition of the billing" was actually the more accurate description of the participants, and the billing costs were pretty substantial.

In this news story entitled US paying allies to fight war in Iraq,
and admission is made as to how much was paid, and to what countries to " facilitate" the fighting in Iraq.

Ugone also revealed that $135 million were given to forces from three countries UK, South Korea and Poland to facilitate their participation in the war. This is the first time that the US has officially admitted paying its allies in the so-called Coalition of the Willing that invaded Iraq in March 2003.

I gotta admit, I was surprised to see the UK listed.

Also intersting to note, is just how badly all this money for the war has been managed

The tale of massive fraud and embezzlement of millions of dollars by the US military in its operations in Iraq continues. Testifying before the US Congress Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on 22 May, Mary Ugone, deputy inspector general of accounts in the Pentagon said that an audit of $8.2 billion spending related to the Iraq war showed that $7.8 billion had been improperly spent.

7.8 billion of 8.2 billion mispent???


  1. It just keeps getting worse doesn't it?

    One has to wonder whether or not all this mess is part of the plan to 'take out' the US as a step towards complete globalisation.

    What I mean here is, that prior to the neocons arrival on the scene (decades ago in key positions) the US was about the only country with the gumption to stand up against the move to World Government. This needed to be addressed - and was through the usual channels of thinks tanks (CFR, NED, the 'Chicago Boys' method of finance... etc).

    Seems the plan is now complete. The population has been 'dumbed down' and resistance is futile.



  2. when you wonder, is that even possible? Can things get any worse?

    While I agree the population is dumbed down, to much infotainment, not enough information.

    I try to be hopeful

  3. Hey all,

    Billions? Dov Zakheim managed to mislay 2.3 trillion! Anyway it's just paper. It's not worth anything. They just print more of it.

    As for bringing down the US I'm given to thinking that that's the point of the exercise. Here's what I wrote a while back -

    The bankers who've sucked America dry for the last hundred years have finished with it. America's wealth had been replaced with debt. All the gold is gone. The marvel that was US manufacturing has been sent overseas. All that remains is the largest military force the world has ever seen. Honestly, how could they leave it intact? With but a small change to the top of the command structure pyramid, it could be sent in any direction the new leadership chose. It would be the only force that could threaten Israel. It's a threat that they'd have to remove. It stands to reason. What if I were to say that the current wars in the Middle East are less about smashing those country's militaries than they are about smashing the US's? What if the destruction of the US military (and NATO now that I think about it) was the whole point of the exercise? With Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran serving merely as the means to do it? Given that the masters of lies layer their lies to depths as deep as their ambition is high, it's a distinct possibility.