True confessions. I receive a significant number of “visitors” from the national-security establishment to put it delicately. This includes of course the military. Each day numerous components of the far-flung U.S. military empire access my blog–even on Sundays and holidays. The items below are ten recent hits. I have been thinking about compiling a master list (mistress list) and present them in groups of ten.
I have thought about an interesting assignment for my political science and history classes. Since finite funds of the government are being criminally wasted and consumed by this military behemoth, it would be interesting to research what each of these units represent. Overtime, after visiting their websites and exploring a component’s mission, they would be able at least superficially to penetrate the labyrinthine maze of this extensive military complex. General Eisenhower said the same thing in his farewell address as president in 1961.
The military, due to decades of imperialism and global hegemonic mania, is the world’s largest, duplicative and most impenetrable bureaucracy. No one knows what the other services are doing; no one can arrest the in-fighting or the armed services’ greed for more useless, destabilising, evil weapons and senseless fleets. There are about ten different air forces in the military and some have identical missions and overlapping hardware. There are sixteen or so SEPARATE intelligence agencies that even the Director of National Intelligence can’t or even worse does not wish to supervise or monitor.
Ten separate military units that visited blog:
1) Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
2) D.D.N. Coordinator, Ft Lewis, Washington?? What is D.D.N. Digital Divide Network or Daily Defence Network. Anyone know? firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Army National Guard Bureau, Virginia
4) Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
5) Naval Communications Training Center, Pensacola, Florida
6) Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Washington
7) Navy Network Information Center, Pensacola
8 ) DoD Network Information Center, Columbus, Ohio
9) Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas
10) United States Military Academy, West Point
Blogs have counterise and every time someone visits a blog, they leave an I.P. or Internet Provider. An example below is one that appeared after a West Point person visited my blog. I received this Hit only hours after I mentioned in a talk I gave that a graduate of the U.S.M.A. had refused combat when in-country during the Vietnam genocide in 1965:
“Richard Steinke graduated from the United States Military Academy in June 1965 and refused a combat mission while in country. He said, “The Vietnamese war is not worth a single American life.” His punishment was court-martial and separation from the army.” My source for this by the way was Howard Zinn, The Twentieth Century.
OrgName: United States Military Academy
Address: Building 2101
City: West Point
NetRange: 18.104.22.168 – 22.214.171.124
NetType: Direct Assignment
OrgTechName: Woodbridge, George K
# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2007-01-31 19:10