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Navy Keeps Secret in Sight
washingtonpost.com ^ | Friday, November 26, 2004 | Spencer S. Hsu

Posted on 11/26/2004 2:13:33 PM PST by crushelits

Navy Keeps A Secret in Plain Sight

Shortly after dawn on a recent morning, two dump trucks and a water tanker pulled up to a new, unmarked complex of buildings at East Potomac Park, the grassy peninsula near the Jefferson Memorial. The drivers exited their cabs, knocked at a gatehouse with blacked-out windows and waited for a security guard to emerge from behind a locked door.

A few minutes later, a panel of 10-foot-high security fence slid open, and the trucks disappeared inside, leaving the joggers and cyclists along the waterfront none the wiser about their mission. What goes on beyond the fence is a mystery. The multi-agency review normally required to erect anything on federal parkland did not apply to the beige, metal buildings. The Navy, which operates the site at Ohio and Buckeye drives SW, calls the work a "utility assessment and upgrade" and volunteers nothing more.

"As a matter of policy, we can't go into the particulars," said a Navy spokesman, Lt. Cmdr. Joseph A. Surette.

Frederick J. Lindstrom, acting secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, said it is illegal for him to discuss the matter. He did say the Navy started the work without seeking review from the commission, which oversees the city's Potomac River parklands.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: navykeeps; secret; sight; usn

1 posted on 11/26/2004 2:13:33 PM PST by crushelits
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To: crushelits
I guess the WaPo decided this should not be a secret any longer without any inductive basis for their decision. Appalling I say.
2 posted on 11/26/2004 2:20:05 PM PST by shrinkermd
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To: crushelits

Nice to know the Washington Post is out there working toward our citizens' death and destruction.


3 posted on 11/26/2004 2:26:29 PM PST by Williams
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To: crushelits
"What is going on?" said Judy Scott Feldman, head of the National Coalition to Save Our Mall, a group of civic and professional organizations in Washington formed in 2000. "Why the Navy would be doing construction is a question . . . And if the Navy is saying it's purely a construction project, then why is it a secret?"

Can't these people just STFU ?!!

I can't believe how stupid some these (obviously liberal) people can be about national security issues in a time of war and terrorism.

4 posted on 11/26/2004 2:26:44 PM PST by konaice
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To: Travis McGee

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5 posted on 11/26/2004 2:27:08 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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To: konaice
LOL The best part is they are devoting thought time to this. They were probably changing equipment in the cafeteria or something silly like that.
6 posted on 11/26/2004 2:30:10 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Williams
Nice to know the Washington Post is out there working toward our citizens' death and destruction.

Yea
7 posted on 11/26/2004 2:32:49 PM PST by Vision ("When you trust in yourself, you're trusting in the same wisdom that created you")
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To: shrinkermd

bump


8 posted on 11/26/2004 2:35:16 PM PST by Salman
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To: crushelits
leaving the joggers and cyclists along the waterfront none the wiser about their mission.

Cool! This place is on one of my running routes. Now I am a bit more wiser. But yes, why didn't the WP keep their mouth shut.
9 posted on 11/26/2004 2:35:23 PM PST by KillTime (Western Civilization herself breathes a sigh of relief as President Bush wins 4 more years.)
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To: crushelits

excerpt more pls


10 posted on 11/26/2004 2:37:24 PM PST by larryjohnson (USAF(ret))
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To: crushelits
Navy Keeps Secret in Sight
washingtonpost.com ^ | Friday, November 26, 2004 |
Spencer S. Hsu


1. Looks like The Washington Post is trying to keep up with The Los Angeles Times
(which reported details of the vehicles and dress of likely US operatives in Afghanistan
prior to US military operations).
FREAKING G-DD-AMN TRAITOROUS B@$TARDS.

I'm just waiting for the day when a jury acquits someone that clearly
"neutralizes" one of these traitorous journalist.
I'm not advocating it...but I don't know if I could vote to convict
if I was on a jury concerning an affront to Mr. Kevin Sites.
I'd be more likely to say "Give that man a medal" in open court!

2. "Hsu"....but I thought the Red-State victory of right-wing wackos shut up
"dissent"?
And that minorities were being destroyed by that simply dreadful "Patriot Act".
Well, maybe Mr. Hsu didn't get the memo from The NY Times and the ACLU.
11 posted on 11/26/2004 2:41:12 PM PST by VOA
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To: crushelits

Ah yeah. The evil Navy is up to no good again. Thanks Washington Compost!


12 posted on 11/26/2004 2:43:05 PM PST by Tealc (Mail me if you want on or off my Jaffa, Kree! ping list)
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To: shrinkermd

Thing that make you go hhhmmm.....


13 posted on 11/26/2004 2:44:26 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I got a fever, and the only prescription is MORE COWBELLS!)
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To: crushelits
Frederick J. Lindstrom, acting secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, said
it is illegal for him to discuss the matter.


During a saner time (WWII), FDR would be on the phone to his Attorney General to
explain how the editor of The Washington Post (and the WP grunts) were going
to be indicted, convicted and JAILED for espionage.

(this is a reference to a section of Oliver North's recent book...apparently
FDR came close to doing this to The Chicago Tribune due to some of their
irresponsible reportage...at least that's what I understand from his
recent interview on The Laura Ingraham Show)
14 posted on 11/26/2004 2:45:04 PM PST by VOA
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To: crushelits
"As a matter of policy, we can't go into the particulars," said a Navy spokesman, Lt. Cmdr. Joseph A. Surette.

Well said!

I would have told them to go follow an ambulance or the like.

15 posted on 11/26/2004 2:45:46 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: KoRn
Actually, the project has a code name:  55 ½3 

Everyone knows about Area 51, so it was decided to relocate it to D.C and rename it.    Intense investigation of downed UFOs is it's top priority.  ET is also being thoroughly interrogated there.  The rumors about national defense were put out just to throw off those nosy reporters from the WA Post.  The real scoop is that we have learned how to build working flying saucers and are in the process of planning the mass migration of all DemonRats and Islamofascists to penal colonies constructed on Mars. 

Today, blue states - tomorrow the world, ALL will become conservative red.  eyahahahaha.

;^D

16 posted on 11/26/2004 2:48:53 PM PST by RebelTex (Freedom is Everyone's Right... ...and Everyone's Responsibility!)
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To: crushelits
I think this says it all......


17 posted on 11/26/2004 2:50:19 PM PST by SSG USA
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To: crushelits

For your eyes only!

Don't tell the WaPo, but it's a tunnel to Baghdad for when we take over the Middle East. It will be an extension of our interstate highway system.


18 posted on 11/26/2004 3:18:02 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Road to Baghdad, next exit.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Its a research lab to develop better toilet paper than does not harm marine mammals when it flows into the sea.


19 posted on 11/26/2004 3:36:50 PM PST by shubi (Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom,must undergo the fatigues of supporting it.)
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To: crushelits

If the Navy is dumb enough to build a top-secret something or other in such a closely watched, high-traffic area, it deserves to have questions asked. And beside, my taxes paid for this.


20 posted on 11/26/2004 3:37:34 PM PST by Kerfuffle
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To: crushelits

Who knows? It's probably not that sensitive a facility.


21 posted on 11/26/2004 7:53:10 PM PST by eagle11 (I'd RATHER be watching FOX)
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