Skip to comments.Coconuts removed from trees for Obama’s India trip
Posted on 11/05/2010 8:08:30 AM PDT by IbJensen
India is preparing for Barack Obama's first visit to the country by removing coconuts from palm trees in Mumbai to protect the US president.
Mr Obama will visit India, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and China on the 10-day tour. Photo: WHITE HOUSE Mr Obama will arrive in India on Saturday for the first leg of an Asian tour.
But as well as the usual security measures that come with welcoming a a visiting dignitary, Indian authorities have decided to go one step further, by removing all natural threats to the president as well.
Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his freedom struggle against the British, is among five places the US president is visiting in Mumbai.
"We told the authorities to remove the dry coconuts from trees near the building. Why take a chance?" Mani Bhavan's executive secretary, Meghshyam Ajgaonkar, told the BBC.
Last week American security officers inspected Mani Bhavan and its surroundings along with other places the president is likely to visit.
Every year in India people are injured or even killed by falling coconuts.
Mr Obama, still smarting from heavy losses in the midterm elections, will visit India, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and China on the 10-day tour.
Are coconuts considered non-halal?
That would only make sense if Keef Richards were the President.
Can’t the trees themselves fall on our dear leader? Why not cut them down, too? Wouldn’t want anything to hurt THE 1 now do we?
They were worried 3 or 4 coconuts might fall and lodge in his ears...
They should do an exorcism on Obamma mamma jamma Lenin Khomeini, to remove the biggest nut around, don’t worry about the coconuts, look at the Uhbummer nut wrapped in Commie dreams..
Rabies is epidemic in India.
Don’t give them any more loony ideas or the poor innocent stray dogs will be massacred as a “precaution”.
[are they gonna exterminate all the tigers in India and Pandas in China? They’ve got nasty teeth and you just can’t be too careful]
Whenever someone begins to act all Prima donna and stuff, we need to shout “remove the coconuts.”
Who’s going to remove NObama’s coconuts?
That assumes he has them.
Why? Obama’s head is all bone.
India? I thought denial was in Africa.
Wouldn’t they have to remove all the European and African swallows? The swallows might drop coconuts on his head.
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