Sunday, April 26, 2009

Air Force One Joy Ride Terrorizes New York

April 26, 2009
Colorado USA

Just how much fuel did Air Force One and the fighter jet use while buzzing the sky scrapers and the Statue of Liberty of New York yesterday? I don't know but the beauty shot allegedly cost in excess of $300,000. But, ya know - it's only money - taxpayer money.

Isn't it bad enough we have a President who abuses his own "green" advice flitting around for photo ops without his plane going solo to do the same? My heart goes out to New Yorkers who vacated buildings and ran in the streets fearing another - dare I use the forbidden term? - terrorist attack? How much did it cost the businesses of New York in a disrupted work day?

Of course, there's a fall-guy (Caldera). President Obama, Gibbs and others in power claim ignorance and reportedly are shocked and angered by the incident. Says Gibbs, "You might be surprised to know I don't know every movement of Air Force One or what happens to it."

Well, I am shocked and angered that the powers that be do not know what the hell is going on with their own damn airplane. !!)_*&()()^!!

An Air Force fighter jet and one of President Barack Obama’s official planes on Monday flew low over the Statue of Liberty in an approved photo opportunity that startled some New Yorkers who have memories of the September 11 attacks.

New York City officials notified some businesses but not all city agencies or the general public. People in New York remain sensitive to such incidents in lower Manhattan, site of the 2001 attacks involving hijacked airliners that destroyed the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

Many people left their buildings, and stock prices extended losses at the time.

The U.S. Air Force, which operates the president’s plane, said the “aerial photo mission” involved an F-16 fighter jet escort and one of the Boeing 747s designated as Air Force One when the president is aboard. Obama was not on board.

Police said federal authorities told them not to disclose the information ahead of time but to direct inquiries to the Federal Aviation Administration.


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