Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Daddy, Can We Fly The Cobra Gunship Next?

And I thought TBogg was just kidding about the concept of a privatised military.

From yesterday's Washington Post: Army Ponders Amusement Venue, Hotel at Ft. Belvoir

"The possibility of adding what county officials call a military theme park arises as about 22,000 employees prepare to be transferred to Fort Belvoir in the next five years because of the federal base realignment and closure recommendations, designed to save $49 billion nationwide.

The Army is considering the entertainment venue to help offset the cost of the $300 million museum, which a spokesman said is scheduled to open in 2013. No federal funds are being sought for the museum, but Fairfax has donated $240,000.

"You can command the latest M-1 tank, feel the rush of a paratrooper freefall, fly a Cobra Gunship or defend your B-17 as a waist gunner," according to the proposal by Universal City Property Management III of Orlando. The company has no connection to NBC-Universal, which owns Universal Studios, a spokeswoman said yesterday."

Wonder how this will go down with the guys always so keen to point out examples of "Palestinian Child Abuse"?

Check out the cool camo on that kid! Well, anything the Palestinians can do, we can do better!

(Warning - this is a very loud video of small children firing enormous machine guns - if you're at work, dig out the headphones).

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