Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic (And So Did Obama!)
A furious President Barack Obama ordered an internal review of Monday's low-flying photo op over the Statue of Liberty.
CBS 2 HD has discovered the feds will have plenty to question.
Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public.
In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration's James Johnston said the agency was aware of "the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes" in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor's office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out.
The flyover -- apparently ordered by the White House Office of Military Affairs so it would have souvenir photos of Air Force One with the Statue of Liberty in the background -- had President Obama seeing red. He ordered a probe and apologized.
"It was a mistake. It will never happen again," President Obama said.
The NYPD was so upset about the demand for secrecy that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly vowed never to follow such a directive again and he accused the feds of inciting fears of a 9/11 replay.
"Did it show any insensitivity to the psychic wounds New York City has after 9/11? Absolutely. No questions about it. It was quite insensitive."
The cost of the frivolous flight was about $60,000 an hour and that was just for Air Force One. That doesn't include the cost of the two F-16s that came along.
Look...the president - any president - knows the whereabouts of his plane at all times. At. All. Times.
For Pbama to pretend he didn't, and feign outrage over it, is bullshit. Pure fucking bullshit.
And hmmmmm...."threatened federal sanctions..." Sounds like blackmail and bullying to me. If this situation had occurred under W. Bush or any Republican President, you can bet U.S. Fascist from New York Cluck Schumer would have found a camera and microphone and uttered his famous line,"we need an investigation on this matter."
Meanwhile...deaths continue in Iraq in record-setting numbers. More deaths occur in Afghanistan and Pakistan...and Pbama's War For Oil continues merrily rolling along without a peep from the same anti-war crowd Liberals who protested loudly and violently for the past six years.
Something has changed. I wonder what it is?
Labels: Classless Pbama, Cluck, Cultists, Demoterrorists, Dems Enable Terrorism, ILCP, Jackboot Obama, Pbama And His Fascist Pigs, Pbama Martial Law, Pbama Must Fail, Retard Barry, September 11, Terrorism
Still, fright is not a right, unless Obama says it is.
Obama can just add this to his list of accomplishments in the first 100 days. For a more satirical look at the rest of his 100 day accomplishments, you can hit:
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