Skip to comments.FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic
Posted on 04/28/2009 9:23:47 PM PDT by GVnana
FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic
Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out
Furious Obama Apologizes: "It Will Never Happen Again"
CBS News Interactive: Sept. 11 And Since Reporting Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS) ―
An F-16 fighter jet trails a larger military aircraft over Lower Manhattan Monday, April 27, 2009, conducting a photo shoot that panicked thousands of New Yorkers who believed the city was in jeopardy for another terrorist attack.
Dozens of people evacuated outside 17 State Street after military jets were seen escorting a 747 in Manhattan on April 27, 2009.
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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The GOP can CGI it close enough.
LOL! "Furious" my ass. Every media outlet buys this bullsh*t WH story. We all know damn well this was ordered by Axelrod himself for 2012 footage.
These goof balls in the White House think they're playing many of us for fools.
What the h&!! do they need a "photo shoot" for. A total waste of taxpayer money.
For now, unfortunately, the White House has it right.
Given the way the election went, I'd say they're right.
This clearly exposes how inexperienced and out of his league Obama is. If he can’t handle something so basic, how would he handle a serious crisis? And Biden was right about one thing, Obama will be tested. We’re in big trouble. 2010 and 2012 can’t get here fast enough.
Is it still a secret? Why Obama?
This stunt, reported by FOX, cost the US Taxpayers about $380,000.00.
The president didn’t know that Air Force One was flying over Manhattan?
Tell me another whopper!
Since Obama isn’t gun shy about releasing interrogation memos putting all of us at risk, I wonder why he hasn’t called for the public release of this memo over an incident that scared the crap out of every man, woman and child that lives and works near Ground Zero.
Mr. Obama, may I recommend a little product called Photoshop?
If this was done under the Bush Adm, the MSM would be going Ape Sh*t 24/7.
Good point. Except...we know the answer already.
Where's all this “live our values” stuff? Ah, but it's just so fine to waste money, put unnecessary pollution in the air and scare the day lights out of the same people who lived through 9/11.
Chaos and fear are a fascist’s best friend... He could’ve even been the one to say - “do it anyway” and we’d never know... I don’t trust him ONE BIT.
Uh, no they don’t. The Air Force is certainly in charge of Air Force One but this decision to put it up in the air comes straight from Obama himself, and there is a lot of prior preparation and planning that goes into putting it up in the air. We’re not gonna learn much from Obama’s internal review. We’re certainly not going to learn that the White House is incompetent and I hardly believe Caldera will be out of work. What we already know is Obama’s dislike for the military. Even if he did know, this sort of crap fuels his ego.
He must of wanted the genuine thing since his forgers botched his photoshopped 'Certification of Live Birth' /not so much sarcasm...