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Barack Obama Refuses To Order US Army To Suspend Contracts With Al Qaeda-Tied Companies


But this “Commander-in-Chief” will allow the firing of any service member who dares to speak the truth about Islam. It is becoming increasingly evident that this man’s allegiance lies not to America, but to the ideology that seeks its destruction

By Judson Berger, FOX News – “The U.S. Army is refusing to suspend contracts with dozens of companies and individuals tied to Al Qaeda and other extremist groups out of concern for their ‘due process rights,’ despite repeated pleas from the chief watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction.

In a scathing passage of his latest report to Congress, Special Inspector General John Sopko said his office has urged the Army to suspend or debar 43 contractors over concerns about ties to the Afghanistan insurgency, ‘including supporters of the Taliban, the Haqqani network and al Qaeda.’

Sopko wrote that the Army ‘rejected’ every single case.

‘The Army Suspension and Debarment Office appears to believe that suspension or debarment of these individuals and companies would be a violation of their due process rights if based on classified information or if based on findings by the Department of Commerce,’ Sopko said, summing up the Army’s position.

The Army claims that Sopko’s office did not provide enough evidence to support its claims.

‘The Army Procurement Fraud Branch did receive and review the 43 recommendations late last year, but the report did not include enough supporting evidence to initiate suspension and debarment proceedings under Federal Acquisition Regulations,’ an Army spokesman said in a written statement.

The Army further explained that it can’t debar a contractor unless a ‘preponderance of the evidence’ shows serious misconduct, and that the evidence the IG provided would not pass that test. However, the Army said it has already told the office it ‘stands ready to re-examine the 43 cases if all relevant unclassified and/or classified information is provided.’

The IG report was released last week, shortly before the U.S. government issued a global travel alert to Americans and shuttered nearly two-dozen embassies over the weekend out of concern over a possible Al Qaeda-driven plot.

The inspector general report covered everything from contractors to security to economic development. But it reserved some of its most pointed language for the Army’s refusal to cut ties with companies tied to the insurgency — calling the position ‘legally wrong’ and ‘contrary’ to good policy and national security goals.

Sopko pointed out the apparent disconnect between one part of the Army that is killing insurgents and the other part that allegedly is doing business with them.” Read more.

Flashback: The Calm Before The Jihadi Storm, ‘Why Are American Politicians Not Blowing The Whistle On Obama’s Suicidal Policies?’ – “… it’s important to remember that the very same U.S. policies that created al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the 1980s—leading to the horrific attacks of 9/11—are today allowing al-Qaeda to metastasize all around the Muslim world. As in the 80s, these new terrorist cells are quietly gathering strength now, and are sure to deliver future terror strikes that will make 9/11 seem like child’s play. To understand this dire prediction, we must first examine the United States’ history of empowering Islamic jihadis—only to be attacked by those same jihadis many years later—and the chronic shortsightedness of American policymakers, whose policies are based on their brief tenure, not America’s long-term wellbeing.” Read more.

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