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11 April 2007

Who lives in a house like this?

"There’s a man in number 4 who swears he’s Saddam Hussein
Says he’s on the chart to start a third world war"

Who lives in a house like this?

Who lives in a house like this?

The Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Coronado is located just across tha bay from San Diego, CA. The base is situated on the Silver Strand, between the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. NAB Coronado is a major shore command, supporting 27 tenant commands, and is the West Coast focal point for special and expeditionary warfare training and operations. The amphibious base houses Commander Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet, responsible for the training, maintenance and crews of the approximately 90 ships of the Pacific Fleet and Commander Naval Special Warfare Command, US Pacific Fleet. Also located there are most of the Naval Expeditionary and Naval Special Warfare units of the Pacific Fleet as well as the famed Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs.

In fact, quite a lot of people live in a house like that:
"The average on base count of all personnel, military and civilian, at any one time is 5000 permanent and 7000 students, reservists, and transients."

That the United States Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, California, USA, just happens to be swastika shaped will come as no suprise to those that recall the manner in which Britannia ruled the waves.


Drengler said...

Wow, I'm speachless about the building. A bad joke or a conspiracy?


The Antagonist said...

Good question!

It's maybe worth checking out the history of how the CIA came to be.

After all, SS and OSS are only a letter apart.

Antipholus Papps said...

Astonishing. Strange to think they'd be so blatant in an age of air travel.

The Antagonist said...

General mass-transit air travel probably isn't allowed to fly over such military industrial complexes and in likelihood presents far less of a threat to the exposure of such grand architechtural designs than something like Googlemaps.

No doubt the grand architects of such structures hadn't accounted for the great unwashed masses having access to the satellite imagery resource that Google provides.

paul said...

Displays a certain, contemptuous sense of humour, a bit like naming the phantom menace 'Al-Qaeda'
(also al-Qaida or al-Qa'ida) ( trans. 'the base')*
using the same term as the republicans use to refer to their core support.

*source wikipedia

The Antagonist said...

Nice parallel, paul, well observed.

Never let it be said that the ruling classes aren't very open and honest about their nature and intent. The George Bush quote from 19th October 2000, delivered at an $800-a-plate event before he stole the election, has always stuck with me and, for those that missed it, here it is again:

"This is an impressive crowd - the haves and the have-mores. Some people call you the elites; I call you my base."

CJ said...

Playing naive devil's advocate here: what about the traditional use of the swastika as a symbol of good luck?

Could that not be vaguely plausible in a hugely inappropriate way?



The Antagonist said...

Hi CJ. It's certainly a possibility, although whether it's plausible is another matter.

Given that the base is the West Coast command center for Special Warfare as opposed to Special Peacekeeping and Good Luck, the history of the USA's military activities around the world, and how the CIA came to be what it is via the OSS, it seems rather unlikely that it's something as innocuous as a good luck symbol.

It's also not the first building that's been architected into the earth with symbolic baggage that hints at a somewhat obscured history of the world.