…from Sputnik News, Moscow

[ Editor’s Note: Well, this was quite a surprise. Maybe it happened because Trump had already gone into the disaster funds account for some of the first wall building, and with the big hurricane hitting, he did not want to dip into that kitty again.

It kind of indicates that overseas funding was not really needed so much, but maybe just the usual annual payoff to the contractors that have a funding annuity on all the overseas basing work with huge mark ups.

That said, I see that the construction funds for new missile interceptor silos in Alaska were raided. Gosh, that seems to indicate that Trump is not too concerned about a modern Russia attack with doomsday weapons; so much for the big bad Russian bear, another con for justifying unneeded military fund spending.

What I think it does show is Trump wants a nice 2020 campaign bullet for how many miles of border wall he has built that the Democrats have not. Trump by no means is the first to splash money around to buy vote support, but this is borrowed money.

That was less of an issue when Japan and then China were buying our debt, but those days are over, and maybe foreverJim W. Dean ]

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Shearing the sheep and bringing in the cash

– First Published … September 04, 2019

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States has diverted $3.6 billion in military funds from construction projects at home and from bases abroad, the US Department of Defense revealed in a list of defunded projects.

The document, released on Wednesday, revealed 127 military construction projects that were being defunded reportedly to provide funding to build a wall along 175 miles of the United States’ border with Mexico.


In a separate statement, the Defense Department said it has diverted $1.8 billion from overseas projects.

The list shows impacted US overseas projects in bases in the United Kingdom, Estonia, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Romania, Spain and in other countries.

In the US state of Alaska, funds are being diverted away for a missile field expansion in Fort Greely that was originally planned for the construction of two missile interceptor silos, according to published reports.

A majority of the other defunded projects were allocated to construct roads, training facilities, gun ranges, gates, schools, maintenance facilities, airfield upgrades and other projects.


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7 COMMENTS

  1. I keep waiting to see the largest foreign recipient of US funds have their money slashed – in fact, money for ALL foreign aid slashed. I keep waiting to see the empire start to shut down its foreign military bases. I keep waiting to see the US government actually support American freedoms, liberties and prosperity, rather than swear its allegiance to a foreign military regime presently occupying another country.

    I keep waiting for the US government to actually do something to help the American people rather than help foreign interlopers. So far, the federal government has chosen to attack, to imprison, and to kill the American people and people in foreign countries who do not support it. That insanity must be stopped.

  2. this is called “lying about shuffling the deck-chairs on the Titanic.”
    that’s more like a smoke-screen than a wall.
    there’s quite a lot of U.S. military money going into the Western Pacific.
    does this mean that Russia is now arming both Syria and Turkey?
    where did they learn that trick?

  3. Still not anywhere near the 2.2 Trillion raided from the Pentagon by Dov S. Zakheim on 9/10 covered up by the False Flag Terrorist act on 9/11 or the Trillions more stolen from the Treasury to cover AIG’s markers in 2008.

    Chump change really compared to the billions given to the Terrorist State of Israel to make our lives miserable which includes the Trillions spent to “defend” ourselves from the enemies they’ve made for us in the Middle East.

  4. $3.8 billion defunded … $500 billion to go. Defense spending is Important, but $800 billion is obscene. Especially when in 2016 $22 TRILLION (and growing) is unaccounted for. While few care that it’s missing from our treasury, until we confront this issue of grand theft, the thieves just get bolder.