|The World According To MOMCOM|
The graphic shows a view of the world not held by most people on the planet Earth.
It is the MOMCOM worldview, it is the world MOMCOM feels divinely selected to govern, but not only that, that world view includes how MOMCOM divides the world with military commands ("COM"):
That is, USNORTHCOM, USSOUTHCOM, USCENTCOM, USEUCOM, USAFRICOM, and USPACOM (which are all part of the size of government).(The Virgin MOMCOM - 4). But the most outstanding characteristic of MOMCOM is the two-pronged ability to destroy civilization: 1) through nuclear holocaust, and 2) through environmental hyper-poisoning on a global scale ("destroying the world to save it"; see video "Who Owns The World" here).
But what is missing from this grandiose picture of a worldwide military command and control structure?
For one thing, the above list does not include USSPYCOM, which spies on everyone everywhere, including American citizens.
What is also missing from that picture is the story of the participation of MOMCOM in 120 or so nations where daily acts of war are conducted:
Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission. Now, say that 70 times and you’re done ... for the day. Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world’s countries. This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now ... One of its key components is the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, a clandestine sub-command whose primary mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists. Reporting to the president and acting under his authority, JSOC maintains a global hit list that includes American citizens. It has been operating an extra-legal “kill/capture” campaign that John Nagl, a past counterinsurgency adviser to four-star general and soon-to-be CIA Director David Petraeus, calls "an almost industrial-scale counterterrorism killing machine."(Nick Turse, Huffington Post, emphasis added; see also USSOCOM). If you watched the news about The Libyan War you would have seen the fruits of USSOCOM labor, since their primary operation now is the oil wars.
In today's post let's notice one of the more startling results of the evolution of MOMCOM, which is USCENTCOM, the "United States Central Command", which has exemplified what McTell News means when it says "lean forward."
This COM has "leaned forward" all the way to the forward bases in the middle east:
Events of the late 1970's threatened the stability of the Central Region and placed vital US interests [control of oil] at risk. Following the revolution and subsequent fall of the Shah of Iran, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force (RDJTF) was formed at MacDill AFB, Florida on 1 March 1980. During 1981 and 1982 it evolved from a worldwide deployable force to a de facto regional unified command representing US interests in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. As a result of this evolution, the RDJTF was deactivated on 31 December 1982, to be replaced with the US Central Command on 1 January 1983.(USCENTCOM, emphasis added). Just this one "COM", located in the middle east, has a vast area of "responsibility", larger than the United States itself (the same goes for USAFRICOM, USSOUTHCOM, USPACCOM, etc.).
Within Saudi Arabia, the US Military Training Mission and Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) were two separate "noncombatant" organizations. The Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard, a "stovepipe" organization reported to the US Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, Virginia ...
United States Central Command's Area of Responsibility (AOR) includes 22 nations, ranging from Egypt in the West to Pakistan in the East, and Kazakhstan in the North. The 27 countries within the AOR were: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen. Lebanon and Syria were not originally part of USCENTCOM's AOR.
On 1 October 1999, USCENTCOM assumed responsibility for all US military engagement activities, planning, and operations for the five Central Asian states. USCENTCOM was responsible for peacetime engagement planning and program execution for the five countries in the Central Asian Region: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
The Area of Responsibility includes the waters of the Red Sea, Arabian Gulf, and the Western portions of the Indian Ocean. The region comprises an area larger than the continental United States ...
Since Americans provide the money via taxes for the budget of MOMCOM and all its little baby _____COM realms, each larger than the U.S., a "puzzling austerity" is being forced on U.S. citizens.
Dredd Blog recently asked Why Is The Government Conditioning Us To Austerity?, noting that austerity does not seem so so puzzling anymore since the warmonger budget has doubled since about the year 2000.
"Lean forward" also gives new meaning to "size of government" and what "government" means to the warmongers.
So, today's post gets into the interesting aspects of Epigovernment which is the highest level within MOMCOM.
To get a feel for this reality, note that the Epigovernment compares with the federal government in the U.S.A., while the separate military COM enitties compare with the 50 states in the U.S.A.
The night and day difference being that the Epigovernment is an international entity, not an American entity (MOMCOM: The Private Parts).
Finally, the "spiritual / religious" aspects of MOMCOM were discussed in the Dredd Blog post The Virgin MOMCOM - 6.
The previous post in this series is here.
The military is the number one user of fossil fuels.