GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFC CATCHES PENTAGON
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The word "Pentagon" has long been a synonym for "waste, fraud and abuse." We've all heard about $300 hammers and $800 toilet seats, but now the Department of Defense has been caught in a new example of how to waste taxpayer money.
They've been nailed in a "sting" operation run by the General Accounting Office. The dummies in the Pentagon attempted to give $1.2 million worth of rifles, pipe bombs and night-vision goggles to a "fake" police department, set up by the G.A.O to catch such violations of the 1033 weapons sales program.
The operation was launched earlier this year, but the results only published last week. Red-faced D.O.D. officials were shown what probers were able to do, and gave the G.A.O. "assurances" that the U.S. military will "tighten up" it's procedures for the weapons sales. And if you believe that, dear reader, we have a bridge to sell you real cheap in Brooklyn.
FALLING INTO THE WRONG HANDS.
It was 1997 when the 1033 Program was started up. It allowed local civilian police forces to augment its equipment with everything from armored personnel carriers to tear gas and bayonets. Unfortunately, with the usual lack of supervision and accountability, the surplus gear was released to places where it was unwanted or unneeded.
While it is true the rifles and pipe bombs arrive at the police departments inactive, the ordnance can easily be converted back to deadly use. This is what has investigators worried. They rightly are concerned the gear could fall into our enemies' hands.
Let's say terrorists got ahold of a fire department letterhead, or better yet, an e-mail address where a "request" for the hardware can be sent and mindlessly processed by some Pentagon bureaucrat. All our enemies need do is have the hardware shipped to an address other than the real police station, where phony "cops," complete with police officer uniforms, are more than happy to get their mitts on weapons that can be turned and used against us.