Army Loyal To Contractors With Al-Qaida Ties As Embassies Close In Fear Of Al-Qaida

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Amid news that 19 U.S. embassies were being shuttered this week, thanks to an alert that Al-Qaida may be mobilizing an attack, comes a report to Congress from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction that condemns the U.S. Army for refusing to drop contracts with people and companies that have been linked to the Al-Qaida supply chain.

Special Inspector General John Sopko said in his report that, despite his recommendation that the Army cut ties with at least 43 contractors – “including supporters of the Taliban, the Haqqani network and al Qaeda” – the Army refused in every case.

From the report:

…[C]ontract oversight must become a top priority to policy planners or else we will repeat the mistakes of the past and waste taxpayer money.

…The Army Suspension and Debarment Office appears to believe that suspension or debarment of these individuals and companies would be a violation of their due process rights if based on classified information or if based on findings by the Department of Commerce.

I am deeply troubled that the U.S. military can pursue, attack, and even kill terrorists and their supporters, but that some in the U.S. government believe we cannot prevent these same people from receiving a government contract. I feel such a position is not only legally wrong, it is contrary to good public policy and contrary to our national security goals in Afghanistan. I continue to urge you to change this faulty policy and enforce the rule of common sense in the Army’s suspension and debarment program.

In other words, Sopko has a fundamental problem with the Army going after terrorists while simultaneously propping them up with remunerative contracts for goods and services. So why doesn’t the government?

Fox News reported Monday that Congress has responded to the report by introducing a bill that would restrict U.S. agencies from handing out contracts to companies that support extremists in Afghanistan. The bill also seeks to give the Inspector General the power to suspend such contracts if they fail to meet that requirement.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • wildpaul

    Why would we do this, other than our president is a Muslim.

    • Ron r

      Well if he is a Muslim he’s not a very good one , because he’s killed more of them than that other Muslim Bush who BTW, let thousands die on 911,and let Bin La Din get away for years, until this so called Muslim had him killed. One of the top generals in the north Vietnam army had a sister in the south that at times hosted parties for US.diplomats.

      There are North Korean spies on American post in South Korea . Most are left alone unless they get something of real importance. The reason being is that as long as we know who they are we don’t have to hunt for their replacement.

  • guy r west

    just seems they like the ideal of funding the verry people who want to distroy us and dominate the world. .hum sound like any one you know or have hurd of?

    • Vis Fac

      Guy The reason ODUMBO declared an end to the war on terror is because he could not be impeached or tried for treason by aiding an enemy. If there is no war there is no enemy right? ODUMBO’s Muslim Brotherhood accomplices are poised to receive US aid to use against us AFTER ODUMBO leaves office (remember I said that) There might be a few sporadic attacks offshore but another 9/11in the US will occur AFTER He leaves office and this time I feel nukes will be involved. I could speculate as to where but it will be where it is least expected.
      Semper-Fi

      • guy r west

        would not realy supprise me just pray that this country will trun around and see the truth stand up for christ and for what we know is right. this president or oll ill bee nice be have for now. all ill say is god bless america america pray

        • Vis Fac

          Pray that the people return to our roots of praising and worshiping God instead of worshiping “things” and idolizing a demon! If we continue our course I fear another Sodom and Gomorrah in the near future
          Semper-Fi

  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    This is just another ruse to take our eyes off of the Benghazi investigation! We are getting close to the real answers and the cover ups! Note there was no trouble! Al-Qaida thought they were closed in honor of Obama’s birthday! Keep pressing the issue of the Benghazi cover-ups! 35 CIA agents were also involved but have to take Monthly polygraphs to make sure they have talked to no one! Non disclosure forms were passed out and everyone HAD to sign! WE WANT THE TRUTH! DEMAND A SPECIAL SESSION and demand it be televised!

  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    This is just another ruse to take our eyes off of the Benghazi investigation! We are getting close to the real answers and the cover ups! Note there was no trouble! Al-Qaida thought they were closed in honor of Obama’s birthday! Keep pressing the issue of the Benghazi cover-ups! 35 CIA agents were also involved but have to take Monthly polygraphs to make sure they have talked to no one or said anything to anyone! Non-disclosure forms were passed out and everyone HAD to sign! WE WANT THE TRUTH! DEMAND A SPECIAL SESSION and demand it be televised!

    • Vis Fac

      I don’t think it’s as much as diverting attention away from any scandals (well maybe a little) but more of an affirmation they; the NSA Activities are valid and necessary. Unfortunately with ODUMBO’s “transparent government” we will never know the real truth only the truth the current administration wants us to hear. (OK a cover up and misdirection)
      Government is self serving and is incapable of honesty. Government must lie to remain in control and to think that government is capable of monitoring and investigating itself is tantamount to asking an arsonist to extinguish a house fire.
      Semper-Fi

  • Ibn Insha

    If we were not involved in the reconstruction of Afghanistan and other countries we would not have to deal with this nonsense. Unintended consequences. Our tax dollars are being given to the very people we are fighting. That is what happens when our government oversteps its constitutional boundaries.