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May 6, 2014

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 05 06 14

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 7:52 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 05 06 14 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big budgets, little oversight in war zones [Excerpts] 

 

Published: May 4[, 2014] 

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/doing-well-by-doing-good-the-high-price-of-working-in-war-zones/2014/05/04/2d5f7ca8-c715-11e3-9f37-7ce307c56815_print.html

 

 

 

In 1998, an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and his wife from the war-wrecked region of Bosnia-Herzegovina began a humble international humanitarian effort out of a modest office in downtown Washington. 

 

 

After the United States launched the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the mom-and-pop nonprofit corporation boldly ramped up, undertaking some of the federal government’s biggest and most ambitious projects in the battle zones, everything from building roads to funding wheat production. 

 

 

In doing so, International Relief and Development increased its annual revenue from $1.2 million to $706 million, most of it from one corner of the federal government —- the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

 

 

IRD has received more grants and cooperative agreements from USAID in recent years than any other nonprofit relief and development organization in the nation —-$1.9 billion.

 

 

Along the way, the nonprofit rewarded its employees with generous salaries and millions in bonuses. 

 

 

Among the beneficiaries: the minister, Arthur B. Keys, and his wife, Jasna Basaric-Keys, who together earned $4.4 million in salary and bonuses between 2008 and 2012. 

 

 

The story of IRD reflects the course of America’s ambitions in Iraq and Afghanistan, which started with great enthusiasm and consumed tremendous resources, only to see many hopes go awry. 

 

 

Nation-building projects aimed at supplanting insurgents and securing the peace that looked promising on paper in Washington proved to be difficult to execute in dangerous and unpredictable war zones. 

 

 

In Baghdad and Kabul, companies such as IRD were left to manage hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of taxpayer-funded programs with little meaningful oversight from USAID, according to interviews with government auditors and former IRD employees familiar with the projects. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 5, 10:10 AM EDT 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPREME_COURT_TOWN_BOARD_PRAYER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-05-05-10-10-49

 

 

HIGH COURT RULING FAVORS PRAYER AT [GREECE NY] COUNCIL MEETING [Excerpts] 

 

 

 

 

In 1983, the [Supreme] court upheld an opening prayer in the Nebraska legislature and said that prayer is part of the nation’s fabric 

 

Monday’s ruling was consistent with the earlier one

 

 

 

 

 

You can see 

 

 

 

Is America [The World Tyrant] disengaging from Afghanistan or changing nature of the battle ? 

 

 

Saturday, 03 May 2014 15:35 

 

 

 

http://www.shahamat-english.com/index.php/articles/44294-is-america-disengaging-from-afghanistan-or-changing-nature-of-the-battle

 

 

 

at 05 05 14 

 

 

 

http://superpowerdeathwatch.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

[ AS YOU WERE READING ALONG, DID IT OCCUR TO YOU  

THAT ALL THE DEADLY CORRUPTION OF AFGHAN SOCIETY IS 

NOTHING MORE THAN A DESCRIPTION OF WORLD TYRANT SOCIETY ? ] 

 

 

 

 

and you can see

 

 

 

The Growth Of Incarceration In The United States: Exploring Causes And Consequences

 

The National Academies Press, 2014

 

 

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18613

 

 

 

 

 

and you can see

 

 

 

 

White Book 

 

On Violations Of Human Rights And The Rule Of Law
In Ukraine 

 

Moscow April 2014 

 

 

http://eng.news.kremlin.ru/media/events/eng/files/41d4d9d308e6f2ed8a7b.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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