Guest Post: Obama Administration Knew About Deepwater Horizon 35,000 Feet Well Bore, Green-Lighted And Fast-Tracked ProjectSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 06/22/2010 15:01 -0500
4. Another strange plane crash - when such a guy dies like this its never an accident.
Australia Mourns Mining Executives Killed in Plane Crash
Australia is mourning the deaths of several mining executives, including billionaire tycoon Ken Talbot, in a plane crash in West Africa. The entire management board of Sundance Resources was wiped out in the accident, leaving the company in crisis.
The mining industry has made the Australian economy one of the world's most resilient, so the deaths of so many influential figures has made headlines around the country.
Eleven people died when a twin-engine aircraft crashed Saturday into thick jungle near Congo's border with Cameroon in West Africa.
The Australian government says that retrieving the bodies from such inaccessible terrain could be "painstaking".
Among the dead is one of Australia's richest men, Ken Talbot. He made his fortune through a network of pubs before founding a successful mining company, which he later sold.
Talbot was to go on trial in Brisbane in August on corruption charges. He had denied bribing a former minister in the Queensland state government.
I wonder who makes more mio dollar bonus pays Wallstreet or the CIA. That is why they have to deal with drugs and weapons the taxpayer can not finance the multi-billion budget they need to sponsor close friends that might be why the government will never completely strip down Swiss banking secrets they need them.
US Funds Used to Pay Afghan Warlords
A congressional investigation says tens of millions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer funds are indirectly being paid to Afghan warlords, public officials and even the Taliban to ensure safe passage of U.S. supply convoys in Afghanistan.
A lengthy report released late Monday says eight Afghan-based private contractors working with the Defense Department through a $2.1 billion transportation contract are paying several thousand dollars per truck for guards.
The contract covers at least 70 percent of all goods and services used by U.S. forces.
Congressional investigators say trucking contractors raised the issue with military officials, but their concerns were never properly addressed.
The report was completed by the House of Representative's national security subcommittee, which will hold hearings on the report Tuesday.
The U.S. military says it has begun investigating reports of corruption in Afghanistan, and has created a task force to determine the impact of its contracting processes on corruption.