Real Facts About "Missing" $2.3 Trillion @ Pentagon

      Conspiracy theorists claim that Rumsfeld admitted $2.3 trillion in Pentagon funds went missing on Sept 10, 2001 (Source).

     As usual, the conspiracy theorists are distorting the facts.  This quote from  shows how stupid the “truthers” are: “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.” Hmm, is it really surprising that some of the people in the Pentagon when the plane crashed were civilian accountants, bookkeepers, etc? Logic, something that eludes the 911 “Truth” Movement, says no.

     This quote from tells us what Rumsfeld REALLY said on 9/10/01: “The adversary’s closer to home. It’s the Pentagon bureaucracy. Not the people, but the processes. Not the civilians, but the systems… 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.”  Hint: there’s a DIFFERENCE between money missing and an inability to track it.  I seriously doubt the Pentagon is the only government agency that needs to update its financial systems.

     Oh, and while we’re at it, there was a defense audit in 1999 that found that $ 2.3 trillion of balances and such were not sufficiently documented (source).Last time I checked, CLINTON was president in 1999.      

     All Rumsfeld said was that change was necessary- he wasn’t trying to hide anything, as indicated by the following two quotes from “And of course why shouldn’t Rumsfeld admit this? How is it going to damage him, or Bush? After all, the $2.3 trillion is almost eight times the 2001 Defense budget, therefore the problem was presumably ongoing throughout the Clinton administration (the above story references 1999, for instance),” and “The report that uncovered the trillions appeared at the end of February 2000, and Rumsfeld and others had spoken about this before, on more than one occasion, and for months before the attacks.”  Hint: The election in l NOVEMBER 2000 and Clinton didn’t leave office until January 2001. That means Clinton was still president in Feb 2000.

     There is one other obvious problem with this theory: If Rumfeld and the Bush Administration were guilty of any wrongdoing with respect to the $2.3 trillion, then why would Rumsfeld admit to it on 9/10/01 if he knew the accountants, bookkeepers, etc were going to be killed the next day instead of keeping his mouth shut?  Oh, wait, I keep forgetting it’s not nice to confuse “truthers” with logic.


Posted March 10, 2008 by Victor Chabala in Real 9/11 Facts

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