To: West Coast Conservative
But despite the "Red" threat level for 8 minutes, there are plans for these situations that automatically go into effect when a plane enters restricted airspace. Radar picked up the aircraft immediately and it was identified immediately as a Cessna 150 at 11:59 AM, by 12:04 the F-16's were on top of the tiny plane and by 12:15 the whole thing was over as far as the security threat was concerned. To fault the Secret Service for not knocking Dubya off his Mountain Bike immediately and informed him of the possible situation, is a bit over reaction in my humble opinion
posted on 05/11/2005 9:38:38 PM PDT
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"there are plans for these situations that automatically go into effect".
Sure there are. Without knowing exactly what happened, at a minimum I would expect the following:
STAFFER: "Mr. President, small plane has crossed over the White House restricted airspace. We have scrambled jets to intercept. Congress and the White House is in the process of being evacuated, and the First Lady and the VP have been moved to a protected location. JCS is on top of it and we have elevated the threat level to red.
DUBYA: "Alrighty. Sounds like things are under control. Keep me posted if it turns for the worse while I finish this lap."
STAFFER: "Yes sir. I have a communications officer that will be riding with you."
DUBYA: "Sounds good."
posted on 05/11/2005 9:46:02 PM PDT
by Tulsa Ramjet
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