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Post  Skeptical on Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:45 am


U.S. Spent $43 Million on Afghanistan Gas Station: Watchdog Report

Nearly $43 million of U.S. taxpayers' money was spent on building a gas station in Afghanistan — 140 times more than it should have cost, according to a government watchdog.

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) also said that one of the most "troubling" issues is how the Department of Defense was unable or unwilling to explain why the "ill-conceived" project was so expensive

"Even considering security costs associated with construction and operation in Afghanistan, this level of expenditure appears gratuitous and extreme," SIGAR said in a report issued Monday.

The agency's top official went further.

"It's an outrageous waste of money that raises suspicions that there is something more there than just stupidity," John Sopko, the special inspector general, told NBC News. "There may be fraud. There may be corruption. But I cannot currently find out more about this because of the lack of cooperation."

Despite having vast natural gas reserves, Afghanistan is heavily reliant on importing petroleum products. The Downstream Gas Utilization project — overseen by the Task Force for Stability and Business Operations (TFBSO) — was aimed at changing that.

The mission involved building and operating Afghanistan's first compressed natural gas filling station in the city of Sheberghan and helping develop the commercial market for domestic natural gas.

The problem was, according to SIGAR, is that there was "no indication" the Task Force studied the viability of the project — or considered the significant obstacles it faced — before construction began.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-spent-43-million-afghanistan-gas-station-sigar-report-n454036
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Post  Just Braying It on Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:51 am

Yet people think we should increase our military spending.

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Post  nightlight88 on Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:33 pm

Ham Flower? wrote:Yet people think we should increase our military spending.


And you want to have the Govt run your health care.
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Post  Just Braying It on Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:39 pm

nightlight88 wrote:
Ham Flower? wrote:Yet people think we should increase our military spending.


And you want to have the Govt run your health care.

When did I say that?

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Post  Darth Cheney on Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:15 pm

Ham Flower? wrote:
nightlight88 wrote:
Ham Flower? wrote:Yet people think we should increase our military spending.


And you want to have the Govt run your health care.

When did I say that?

You haven't said a damn thing since you started contaminating this site with your vile. Make a stand or go the f home asswipe.
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