The bureaucrats always win in the end, even with terrorists

In a sign of how corporate terrorism has become, new evidence suggests that Al Qaeda requires their terror subsidiaries to file expense claims.

The bureaucrats are everywhere, even in terror organisations.

Who knew al Qaeda had to file expenses?

More than 100 receipts and ­invoices discovered in a building occupied by al Qaeda’s North African branch in Timbuktu, Mali, show that it documented even the most minor expenses — apparently to satisfy terrorist accountants.

The paperwork includes receipts for the equivalent of 40 cents worth of tomatoes and a 60 cents for light bulb to $52 worth of sugar and $48 to repair a car.  

The documents show that al Qaeda fighters made frequent trips to hardware stores to buy ­everything from bags of cement to parts for a new shower and tubes of superglue.

One receipt, titled “Repairs to Cheikh Abou Youssouf’s House,” listed $58.40 in expenses.

The terror group carefully ­recorded how much it spent on advances to its fighters.

Others on the payroll include “someone who works in the tent” and was paid $40, and two lowly security guards who got advances of just $1 and $2.40 apiece.

If the accountants are now in charge then Al Qaeda is spent as a force for evil…inertia and paperwork will now bog them down.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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