Sadr alliance threatens to prosecute “Bremer”: We will recover the 12 billion stolen and no one above the law!

Sadr alliance threatens to prosecute “Bremer”: We will recover the 12 billion stolen and no one above the law!

01/26/2019 13:49

Sadr alliance threatens to prosecute Bremer - We will recover the 12 billion stolen and no one above the lawBaghdad today – special

The Sawsan Alliance, backed by Sadr’s leader Moqtada al-Sadr, vowed Saturday (January 26th, 2019) to recover $ 12 billion that was stolen by former US administrator Paul Bremer after 2003, the Guardian newspaper reported.

The MP for the coalition Thunder al-Mukusi, for “Baghdad today,” that “the House of Representatives will verify the British newspaper, information on the involvement of Bremer stealing and the loss of 12 billion dollars of Iraq’s money.”

He added that “after confirmation of this information will be Iraq to move, for the purpose of accounting and recovery of this money by Bremer or the United States of America, no one above the Iraqi law, and there are diplomatic and political ways to recover Iraq’s money from Bremer or others, but first must verify the information”.

The Guardian newspaper said in a report published that the United States transferred about $ 12 billion in the form of packages worth $ 100 US to Iraq, and then distributed without control of the spending.

The newspaper said in a report that the size of the largest cash transfer in the history of the US Federal Reserve was determined according to an investigation by the US Congress Committee.

In the year following the invasion of Iraq in 2003, nearly 281 million cash sheets, 363 tonnes, were sent from New York to Baghdad for distribution to Iraqi ministries and US agents. Using C-130s, and deliveries were made once or twice a month with the largest amount of $ 2,401,600,000 (two billion four hundred and one million six hundred thousand dollars) on 22 June 2004.

The details of the shipments appeared in a memorandum prepared for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which examines the reconstruction of Iraq.

“The way the money was dealt with was so perplexing, the numbers are so large that it does not seem possible to be true,” said the chairman of the committee, Henry Waxman, one of the most vocal critics of the US invasion of Iraq. Tons of cash to a war zone? ”

The memo details the unofficial way in which the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) spent money from Iraqi oil sales and surplus funds from the UN oil-for-food program and seized Iraqi assets.

“A CPA official described an environment flooded with money, one contractor received $ 2 million in a ruffled bag stuffed with bundled bundles, and the auditors discovered that the key to the basement had been kept in an unsecured backpack, $ 774,300 in cash has been stolen from a people’s vault. ”