|The MOMCOM world view|
As you can see (click to enlarge), the globe is divided into sections which have been carved out by The Pentagon Wartocracy (The Government of MOMCOM: Wartocracy - 3), which is a Wartocracy that operates like a vassal lord's feudal fief (American Feudalism) granted by the Epigovernment (Epigovernment: The New Model - 3).
That graphic depicts: USNORTHCOM, USSOUTHCOM, USCENTCOM, USEUCOM, USAFRICOM, USSOCOM, and USPACOM [NOTE: the military has changed or removed these web pages since the original Dredd Blog post covering these US___COM sites was posted, so Wayback Machine versions of those pages are used in this post].
All of the MOMCOM little US___COMs are obviously part of the size of government (On The Size of "Government" - 3) and are part of the COST in taxes you pay.
But what is missing from this grandiose picture of a worldwide military command and control structure?
For one thing, the list of COM's does not include USSPYCOM, which spies on everyone everywhere, including all American citizens (ACLU vs. Clapper, Alexander, Hagel, Holder, and Mueller).
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."(Huffington Post, emphasis added). 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 their minds they are practicing the art of war, but our founders did not consider jingoism to be an American tradition.
Which brings us to the Syria jingoism.
Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, today, on Morning Joe (MSNBC) pointed out that the U.S. has been covertly involved in the Syrian Civil War for about two years now, conducting on the ground training, paying salaries, supplying armaments, and providing military intelligence (e.g. see this, this, and this).
That has not been going as planned ("what could go wrong?"), so now they want to bomb Syria into rubble on behalf of psychopathic killers that have formed a coalition of the killing, including "al-Qaeda operatives" ("what could go wrong?").
It is downright whore-i-fying (The War Whores Ride The War Horse).