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  •  Speaking of incest, after 9/11 the War Department (1+ / 0-)
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    called a conflab of "thriller" writers like Clancy and Brown (who also wrote one about airliners as missiles) to have them tell the war gamers in the military and its so-terribly -smart "consultants" what the next bunch of Osama-class baddies might do in the way of "terrorist attacks." One wonders, and of course because it is so terribly couble-secret we will never know though it will often be hinted that our "institutions" have so repeatedly "saved us," what those demonic plots were or whether any were attempted or foiled.

    That MIIC that Clancy worshiped is a clumsy brobdingnag of a Leviathan, mired in Milbabble and process. What a surprise that war games that we hear so little about have "us," our War Leaders at least, getting our Enormous Global Interoperable Network-Centric Battlespace Ergonomic-Chairr-Sitting-Fattened Asses handed to "us" repeatedly, and why Obama's Imperium is so terribly lucky (so far) not to have tried to shoot up Syria or send missiles at Teheran. http://www.theguardian.com/... and more recent pieces on how clumsy and dead "our" terribly expensive toys and troops would be if "we" take a run at a whole range of "geopolitical force projection" options.

    Speaking of good reads, here's one, full of portents as well as nostalgia:

    http://www.defense.gov/...

    "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

    by jm214 on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 11:17:17 AM PDT

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