Skip to comments.FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic
Posted on 04/29/2009 9:06:26 AM PDT by Nachum
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.
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 a 747 from the presidential fleet 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
(Excerpt) Read more at wcbstv.com ...
The List, ping
Just another symptom of the entire administration being amateurs.
Photo op? ah.
1st rule of insulting outsiderism: denial and demeaning of the abused’s authority, ie. “honey, it’s not what it looks like”.
Given the complete incompetency that has been shown by Obummer and his entire administration in the first 100 days, this should come as no surprise to anybody. So much for what the Obummer administration thinks of New York and its citizens.
Here’s a disturbing part of that article:
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.
Federal sanctions if someone said anything? Are you kidding me?!
If I was in NYC and saw this happening, after I ran for my life, I would be on the phone with attorneys asking to sue the pants off of the FedGuv. Yes, I know it’s pointless and futile, but these idiots think they can get away with anything!
Obama isn’t in charge. The inmates are in charge of the asylum, and these back office people in his administration are complete dolts. Guess Obama fits right in!
From the “don’t call it swine” flu, to the “call it photo op” fly over, let us make sure our retarding nation and government does not have hurting here. They love us like Barney, this man behind the mask/teleprompter who is not “daddy Obama”. (sarc off)
The MSM has done its utmost to minimize 9/11 as a footnote in history, thereby eroding support for the War On Terror and the Bush Administration.
If folks did not panic, did not get upset, it would have been a sure sign of the public's ready complacency.
For what, I don't know, and that is what concerns me the most.
A third of a million dollars is chump change to this crowd...they toss away **trillions** of our dollars.
when ‘stupid’ threatens the general population with idiot stunts like this, the terrorists have effectively won.
way to go, Obama..
Wag the 747
My first thought was of Obama.
I thought: “Effin’ a-hole.”
What a sorry state of affairs when that’s the first thing that comes to your mind...
Wasting tax payer dollars by Obama to get some footage for his permanent campaign—A-OKAY. Private individuals using private jets—greedy, rich bastards.
Where’s this memo?
I agree with your premise and question, but in this White House, that amount of money could have come from a petty cash box. ;>)
$328,000 might be seen as pocket change should lawsuits begin to fly. Horrify my loved ones like this, and I would loose the dogs of war.
Loved Babyfreep’s comment on another thread: “Scare Force One”
Obama said he didn’t know about the terrorizing event.
If that’s true, he’s just proven what we’ve tried to tell him.
The government in DC is too cumbersome.
Heck, officials working in the White House can’t even keep in touch with each other.
Obama and his cronies have their fingers in TOO MANY PIES.
Well, it would be interesting to know what call sign was used. If it was SAM 28000 or SAM 29000 then no first family member was aboard. If it was Executive One Foxtrot that means Michele, the mother-in-law,and/or the kids were on board
The photos were taken in order to show Obama his new fiefdom...Wall Street.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.