US Gives $300 Million to Arms Contractor with Record for bogus ammo

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by DarrylS, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. DarrylS

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    How idiotic is the Gov't to give this looser $300 Million for ammunition for our troops in Afghanistan.. imagine if it was needed and our guys were in the middle an ambush and it was unstable. Another war profiteer who deserves to be put behind high walls until he is 80 or dies, whatever comes first.

    The Pentagon entrusted a 22-year-old previously arrested for domestic violence and having a forged driving licence to be the main supplier of ammunition to Afghan forces at the height of the battle against the Taliban, it was reported yesterday.

    AEY, essentially a one-man operation based in an unmarked office in Miami Beach, Florida, was awarded a contract worth $300m (£150m) to supply the Afghan army and police in January last year. But as the New York Times reported in a lengthy investigation, AEY's president, Efraim Diversoli, 22, supplied stock that was 40 years old and rotting packing material.

    "Much of the ammunition comes from the ageing stockpiles of the old communist bloc, including stockpiles that the state department and Nato have determined to be unreliable and obsolete, and have spent millions of dollars to have destroyed," the paper said.

    The report on AEY was the latest instance of private firms securing lucrative defence contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan under the Bush administration's policy of privatising growing aspects of the military.

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