Sep 292013

This to balance any idea of the weight of the ‘problem’, or to help identify the nature of it, or remind us of the sheer SIZE of this behemoth hydra now fused into every part of the material world – that which enables the crimes of 911 and Ghouta – here is ONE MONTH of its shopping list.

“The Department of Defense Spent at Least $30,291,741,372.37 on 330 Individual Contracts during August 2013
The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. Italics indicate notes from the editor.

The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $30,291,741,372.37 on 330 individual contracts during August 2013. When extrapolated, this number would indicate an annual war budget of roughly $360 billion. Official government documents place the annual war budget around $614 billion. The discrepancy arises when one considers the fluctuating nature of monthly budget allocations, which are often ad hoc and can vary by tens of billions of dollars. Furthermore, a plurality of DOD contracts in August 2013 were “modifications,” which simply are payments made on top of earlier, often exorbitant, contractual arrangements.”


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