War World

From Scout:

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In a neo con world of continuous war I guess this will be necessary to capture the minds of our youth as early as possible. But need I even say this is just sick

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.


A Florida developer has submitted an unsolicited proposal for a military theme park that would include the “Chateau Belvoir” hotel and an entertainment district with bars like the “1st Division Lounge” and several “4D” rides.

“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.

Fairfax officials, who have no say over the Army’s decision because the site is federal property, said they are worried about an entertainment complex’s impact on traffic.

The impact on traffic will likely kill this before any concern over the impact on children and society. Words fail me.