Skip to comments.FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic
Posted on 04/28/2009 2:44:15 PM PDT by Crazieman
Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out
Furious Obama Apologizes: "It Will Never Happen Again"
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.
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“Threatened Federal Sanctions..... If Secret Ever Got Out”
Who is using the term “secret”?
Uh, Bloomberg said he had no idea this was going to happen. Somebody is lying.
This was a friggin game to them.
Photoshop would have been cheaper and safer.
I still think that the AF1 was used as a Wild Weasel like in Vietnam to draw out SAMs.
Obama has been using baiting scenarios to draw out “terrorists” for the last two months in all shades of tactics.
If the ‘secret’ got out?? What in the world? Were they afraid some bitter Republican gun-clinger would take a shot at AF-1 from his penthouse high rise?
Obama keeps digging himself deeper and deeper, doesn’t he?
They were afraid of someone asking if it was really necessary to spend all that money for a pretty picture.
What a bunch of creeps.
With knockout and photoshop around there was no need for all this.
“The mayoral aide who neglected to tell Mayor Michael Bloomberg about it was reprimanded.”
Thanks. I didn’t click the link to read that far.
This is going to be 0’s Lewinsky Scandal, if not something far more disastrous than that.
Is it possible that this wasn’t a photo op, but a sightseeing flyover by some VIP (foreign or domestic)—hence the need for F-16s to accompany it, and the lack of prior public announcement (for security)?
Got it. Thanks (had not read that far).
“The mayoral aide who neglected to tell Mayor Michael Bloomberg about it was reprimanded.
He vas merely following orderz.
They would have impeached Bush for this little stunt. America is a sick nation...