[funsec] Off Beat: U.S. Navy to Mask Swastika-Shaped Barracks
fergdawg at netzero.net
Wed Sep 26 19:56:28 CDT 2007
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Via The LA Times (props, Truthdig).
The U.S. Navy has decided to spend as much as $600,000 for landscaping and
architectural modifications to obscure the fact that one its building
complexes looks like a swastika from the air.
The four L-shaped buildings, constructed in the late 1960s, are part of the
amphibious base at Coronado and serve as barracks for Seabees.
- From the ground and from inside nearby buildings, the controversial shape
cannot be seen. Nor are there any civilian or military landing patterns
that provide such a view to airline passengers.
But once people began looking at satellite images from Google Earth, they
started commenting about on blogs and websites about how much the buildings
resembled the symbol used by the Nazis.
- - ferg
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