posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 01:34 PM
My work covers some very interesting territory within the Washington D.C. Northern Va. areas.
Some facilities have been there as long as I can remember while new facilities have mushroomed exponentially near homes, condos, schools and
transportation routes ever since 911.
The newest facility, being the National Anti-Terrorism Complex in Mclean, over looking
Tyson's Corner near the intersection of Lewinsville Road and Rt. 123.
In Reston, Herndon, Mclean and Dulles/Sterling there are countless military industrial and government related office parks backing to residential
I'm sure the goal was to bring office space closer to affordable housing, but now those neighborhoods have become possible collateral damage sites
because of what goes on in those nearby employment centers.
Military Research, Military Global Mapping, Weapons Development, Satellite Systems, you name it.
You know something is going on when armed guards greet you at entry points.
These offices occupied by the Who's Who in the top 50 military industrial contractor rosters.
Then you have the data centers related to government agencies in considerable numbers.
If the goal was to make us safer, the location of some of these facilities certainly puts that in jeopardy.
One thing for sure, the people who work there all have one common element, Funding Security.
With perpetual global conflict and Fearorism as the grease that allows the wheels of the war machine to turn.
Job security has become more important to the droves who work there,
than national security or any hope of fiscal responsibility.
Meanwhile, the unaware have no idea that the building in their back yard or across the street is a potential military target.
While it's understandable that the center of our government would naturally be an employment hub, we bring much risk to peaceful residential
neighborhoods by placing some of these secured facilities right in the middle of them.
Satellite offices serve a strategic purpose, to move critical facilities away from a more primary target.
To make sure that no one event can take out All critical command centers or critical personnel.
In effect moving critical command centers outside of the primary blast zone.
I see AT&T #1 relay facility to Mt Weather from my desk here.
Satellite photos, show the site is nuclear hardened.
It's nice to have them there on the 1st mountain range between me and Washington. D.C.
If you venture out on the bike and ATV trails on Short Hill Mountain, eventually you'll run into
At night the red blinking strobe atop the relay tower reminds me of their presence.
It haunts me and makes we wonder why I can't get any reliable wireless service up here.
The pros and cons of locating military targets near residential neighborhoods should certainly
be an interesting topic of discussion.
[edit on 7-8-2010 by FallenFromTheTree]