$2.3 TRILLION DOLLARS MISSING
$2.3 TRILLION DOLLARS MISSING
12) On September 10th, 2001, Rumsfeld reported $2.3 TRILLION missing and unaccounted for at the Pentagon. Renovations were recently done to the Pentagon in the exact spot where “Flight 77” impacted. The area targeted was the Office of Naval Intelligence Accounting department auditing the unaccounted $2.3 Trillion.
“According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions,” – Donald Rumsfeld.
On Sept. 10, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld declared war. Not on foreign terrorists, “the adversary’s closer to home. It’s the Pentagon bureaucracy,” he said. He said money wasted by the military poses a serious threat. “In fact, it could be said it’s a matter of life and death,”. One day later, 9/11 happened.
Pentagon Missing $2.3 trillion, announced Sept. 10, 2001:
“More money for the Pentagon, CBS News Correspondent Vince Gonzales reports, while its own auditors admit the military cannot account for 25 percent of what it spends.
“According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions,” Rumsfeld admitted. $2.3 trillion — that’s $8,000 for every man, woman and child in America. To understand how the Pentagon can lose track of trillions, consider the case of one military accountant who tried to find out what happened to a mere $300 million.”
Cynthia McKinney takes on Donald Rumsfeld
Congresswoman McKinney: “There are serious financial management problems at the pentagon, to which Mr. Cooper alluded. Fiscal year 1999, 2.3 trillion missing. Fiscal year 2000, 1.1 trillion missing.”
Anthony Antonello asks Donald Rumsfeld if he ever found that missing $2.3 Trillion
Profile: Christopher Cox
“Representative Christopher Cox (R-CA) will later claim he is still meeting with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at this time. They are still discussing missile defense, apparently completely oblivious of the approaching Flight 77. Watching television coverage from New York City, Rumsfeld says to Cox: “Believe me, this isn’t over yet. There’s going to be another attack, and it could be us.” According to the Daily Telegraph, Flight 77 hits the building “moments later.” [DAILY TELEGRAPH, 12/16/2001] In another telling, Cox will claim that Rumsfeld says: “If we remain vulnerable to missile attack, a terrorist group or rogue state that demonstrates the capacity to strike the US or its allies from long range could have the power to hold our entire country hostage to nuclear or other blackmail. And let me tell you, I’ve been around the block a few times. There will be another event.” Rumsfeld repeats this sentence for emphasis. According to Cox, “Within minutes of that utterance, Rumsfeld’s words proved tragically prophetic.” Cox also claims, “I escaped just minutes before the building was hit.” [OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE CHRISTOPHER COX, 9/11/2001] However, Rumsfeld will claim that this meeting with Cox ended before the second World Trade Center crash, which occurred at 9:03 a.m. Cox himself will say that after being told of that crash, “[Rumsfeld] sped off, as did I.” Cox will say he immediately headed to his car, making it impossible for him to still be in the Pentagon “just minutes before” it is hit. [ASSOCIATED PRESS, 9/11/2001] Another account will put Rumsfeld’s “I’ve been around the block a few times. There will be another event” comment two minutes before the first WTC crash at 8:46 a.m., when Rumsfeld reportedly made other predictive comments. [ASSOCIATED PRESS, 9/16/2001]”
Letter to Members of Congress on Defense Budget
March 8, 2001
Attn: Defense LA
Dear Member of Congress,
We believe it is inappropriate to increase the defense budget when the Pentagon is unable to pass a financial audit or account for billions of taxpayer dollars. They should not be rewarded for this incompetence. Some voices sharing our concerns have said:
“Ramping up the Pentagon budget when the books are a mess is highly questionable at best. To some it might seem crazy.” – Senator Grassley, February 13, 2001, on the Senate floor.
“How can we seriously consider a $50 billion increase in the Defense Department budget when DoD’s own auditors…say that the department cannot account for $2.3 trillion transactions in one year alone.” (emphasis added) – Senator Byrd, January Senate confirmation hearing of Defense Secretary nominee Donald Rumsfeld.
“The Pentagon’s books are in such utter disarray that no one knows what America’s military actually owns or spends.” – Retired Navy Vice Admiral Jack Shanahan and Pentagon analyst Franklin Spinney stated in a December 29, 2000 Los Angeles Times op-ed.
DOV ZAKHEIM – Pentagon Comptroller on 9/11 – Missing $2.3 Trillion reported on September 10th, 2001. Served as Pentagon comptroller from May 4, 2001 to March 10, 2004. Two large sums of money disappeared from the Pentagon under him.
Dov S. Zakheim
Dov Zakheim’s blog
Zakheim Seeks To Corral, Reconcile ‘Lost’ Spending
“He was then appointed as Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) from 2001 in George W. Bush administration, and served in this capacity until April 2004. During his term as Comptroller, he was tasked to help track down the Pentagon’s 2.3 trillion dollars worth of unaccounted transactions.”
“Billions of dollars of DoD taxpayer-provided money haven’t disappeared, Zakheim said. “Missing” expenditures are often reconciled a bit later in the same way people balance their checkbooks every month. The bank closes out a month and sends its bank statement, he said. In the meanwhile, people write more checks, and so they have to reconcile their checkbook register and the statement.
DoD financial experts, Zakheim said, are making good progress reconciling the department’s “lost” expenditures, trimming them from a prior estimated total of $2.3 trillion to $700 billion. And, he added, the amount continues to drop.”
Military waste under fire / $1 trillion missing — Bush plan targets Pentagon accounting
“The Department of Defense, already infamous for spending $640 for a toilet seat, once again finds itself under intense scrutiny, only this time because it couldn’t account for more than a trillion dollars in financial transactions, not to mention dozens of tanks, missiles and planes.”
“WHAT HAPPENED TO $1 TRILLION?
Though Defense has long been notorious for waste, recent government reports suggest the Pentagon’s money management woes have reached astronomical proportions. A study by the Defense Department’s inspector general found that the Pentagon couldn’t properly account for more than a trillion dollars in monies spent. A GAO report found Defense inventory systems so lax that the U.S.
Army lost track of 56 airplanes, 32 tanks, and 36 Javelin missile command launch-units.”
“We are overhauling our financial management system precisely because people like David Walker are rightly critical of it,” said Dov Zakheim, the Pentagon’s chief financial officer and prime architect of the Defense Department’s self-styled fiscal transformation.”
“In the beginning $2.3 trillion was reported missing by Donald Rumsfeld (September 10, 2001) and later Zakheim was unable to account for another trillion dollars. Zakheim also had squads of American F-15s and F-16s sold as surplus to Israel at a fraction of their value.”
Rabbi Dov Zakheim And The Missing $2.3 Trillion
Dov Zakheim, Pentagon Comptroller, Has Misplaced Trillion $
Dov Zakheim and 911
Dov Zakheim, Zionist-Jew, PNAC, Remote Control, Pentagon $$
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)
2.3 Trillion Dollars 9 years later is Still Missing Where is the money
“How can we seriously consider a $50 billion increase in the defense budget, when the DOD’s own auditors, when DOD’s own auditors say the department cannot account for $2.3 Trillion dollars in transactions in one year alone?” Robert Byrd
Murtha Moran and the Pentagon’s Missing $2.3 Trillion (CSPAN)
Congressmen John Murtha and Jim Moran shrug off a question about the Pentagon missing $2.3 Trillion.
“Murtha: I think you’re talking about billion because…
Moran: No, It’s not trillion.
Girl: It’s in the record.
Moran: I’m sorry, but I know it’s not trillion, but thank you for your question.
Girl: I will send you copy
Moran: That’s a lie, I know it can’t be trillion (laughter)”
Transforming Department of Defense Financial Management
“In the current environment, DoD has a serious credibility problem in financial management. On January 11, 2001, in the confirmation hearing of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), Senator Byrd questioned the Defense Department’s inability “to receive a clean audit opinion in its financial statements”. He went on to say, “I seriously question an increase in the Pentagon’s budget in the face of the department’s recent (inspector general) report. How can we seriously consider a $50 billion increase in the Defense Department’s budget when the (Department of Defense’s) own auditors–when DoD’s own auditors–say the department cannot account for $2.3 trillion in transactions…
In subsequent Senate testimony of February 13, 2001, Senator Grassley referenced these questions and continued, “…these reports show that DoD has lost control of the money at the transaction level. With no control at the transaction level, it is physically impossible to roll up the numbers into a top-line financial statement that can stand up to scrutiny and, most importantly, audit.” While DoD may debate some of the criticisms of its financial statements and the size and components of the $2.3 trillion issue, we think that corrective action requires radical financial management transformation. For the FY 1999 financial statements, the auditors concluded that $2.3 trillion transactions of the $7.6 trillion entries to the financial statements were “unsupported”. DoD notes that many of these entries included end-ofperiod estimates for such items as military pension actuarial liabilities and contingent liabilities, and manual entries for such items as contract accounts payable and property and equipment values. DoD would further note that the “unsupported” entries are “not necessarily improper” and that documentation does exist in many cases, albeit, not adequate for the auditing standards imposed.”
Guidance Issued by DFAS
“Journal Voucher Guidance issued by DFAS was not in agreement with generally accepted accounting principles. DFAS Centers processed 5,654 unsupported or improper department-level accounting entries, valued at $1.2 trillion. One of the reasons that the department-level accounting entries were unsupported is that they were made to force general ledger data to agree with data from other sources without adequate research and reconciliation.”
a trillion here, a trillion there …
Rumsfeld said “$2.3 trillion missing” the day before 9/11
Inheriting a Shambles at Defense
2.3 Trillion Dollar Toilet Seats
Audit reveals Army’s trillion-dollar accounting gaffes
“The audit, conducted by the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General, found that the Army erroneously made $2.8 trillion in adjustments in the third quarter of 2015 to its Army general fund – one of the main accounts used to fund the service. The error amount skyrocketed to $6.5 trillion for all of last year, the report said.”
The “Missing” $2.3 Trillion was I believe from the previous 3 or 4 years leading up to 9/11. $1.1 Trillion was from fiscal year 2000 alone.
Zakheim was brought in to be Pentagon Comptroller in May of 2001 until March of 2004. Not only did he not locate the missing trilions but the DOD’s own auditors found another Trillion unaccounted for.
This money has never be found or investigated further unless you want to believe it was spent on toilet seats.
9/11 needed funding and Zakheim was the right man for the job.