Skip to comments.12 fighter jets to protect Obama in Darwin
Posted on 11/13/2011 11:35:00 AM PST by bkopto
UP to 12 fighter-bombers are to be part of a massive security operation for President Barack Obama's visit to Darwin on Thursday.
Soldiers, federal and Territory police, and up to 500 US secret service agents will also keep the President safe.
The Australian Defence Department said the F/A-18 Hornets would be an ``important component'' of the security arrangements.
The President will lay a wreath at the USS Peary memorial in Darwin and talk to troops at the RAAF base.
A US official said: ``The President and Prime Minister Gillard together will address Australian troops in Darwin.'
Excuse me, but what good are fighter jets in one-man protection? Aren’t they theatre weapons?
What a perfect day for a round of golf.
Too bad 0bama is required to be in full campaign mode now.
ummm...is Darwin a hotzone or something?
OMG! The drama queen is at it again!
Where was it, where POTUS’ SS called up the British Navy, shrieking that they reposition a missile launcher on the foredeck of a ship birthed near the hotel ObaMugabe was staying? In fact the missiles featured were not war-shots at all, but demilitarized practice rounds.
This was at some Aussie hotel or something?
Obammy has LOTS of enemies/
Here it is:
Obama was screaming that the British Navy was going to blast Moochelle’s hotel room with a MISSILE in South Africa:
Does anyone recall that the (universally derided and hated) George Dubya Bush ever needed this kind of security, even when visiting our erstwhile allies?
...and on that topic, how much security did Obaama insist upon while on the trip where he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia?
Before I would give the OK to take out Osama Bin Laden ,I would ask one question. Will my family ever be safe ? Maybe the question Bush asked and didn’t like the answer.
Is he going there to recieve an award?
“Will my family ever be safe ? “
Just safe enough to pay for the bailout of phony paper makers, through disguised schemes like RICO-Federal-Beltway-Vampire-Care.
Maybe he’ll try a round on the beach and see a big ole honkin’ croc... get scared shotless and resign.
“Hitler had many bodyguards, he needed them.” From the documentary ‘Hitler’s Bodyguards’
Zero’s armed guard is even bigger.
1) You wouldn't ever be a great president.
2) Bush knew without asking that his family would never be safe whether or not he took out bin Laden.
Jets are good at taking out Armor, other jets or watercraft common to attacks by nations.
Maybe it’s the toys he has given to his communist/Muslim brothers that makes him paranoid. Could it be that he worries them or makes them jealous?
I wonder what he is so afraid of.
Lack of legitimacy.
That’s a lot of manpower to guard a steaming pile.
Is turdblossom getting his award?
the question should be what good are fighter jets without ammo?
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Actually he does. But he was one this ‘security detail’ kick long before he created real enemies for himself.
I know! Pray for him! We do not want him to be a Kennedy Martyr! 50 more years of that we will be done!!
Isn’t the host country generally responsible for security? So this is in addition to what the Aussies are providing, right? How many tens of millions is this costing us?
Good that 0bambi didn't visit New Zealand....
(hint...doesn't have an air force)
Overkill—and cha-ching on the taxpayers’ backs!
What happened to the world loving him? Isn’t that what they told us?
This guy is a JOKE...and he thinks he is so important!!!!!!!!!!
Go Steeler’s...yea....7 and 3...great job guys.
I wonder how many hundreds of donors and lobbyists he’ll be bringing with him?
The imperial presidency rolls on.
One more year of this jackass.
When he’s no longer the _resident,I wonder how he’ll manage. His withdrawal symptoms without excess security would be a nightmare.
There has to be a law which would require an exPresident to pay all expenses incured during his presidency.
500 Secret Service Agents?
Who knew we even had that many?
I wonder if there will be any left behind to protect our "Gaffe-Master Extraordinaire" Joe "Plugs" Biden?
On 2nd thought who would want to take ol' Joe out anyway, other than those from his own Party of Surrender and Defeat (the Demo-Rats) who are embarrassed almost daily by his "faux pas" and "foot-in-mouth disease?"
As an aside I read that Bambi's trip will cost $9 Mil, but that didn't take into consideration the cost of all of his entourage, the military protection, his armored limos and helo's as well as all of these SS service personnel who most will probably end up spending days (if not weeks) preparing to his Royal Highness' visit.
“Excuse me, but what good are fighter jets in one-man protection?”
They could deliver a “Darwin Award”.
No. Bush had the usual security, but nothing like the kind of over-the-top stuff Obama has.
Typical difference: When Obama FINALLY agreed to visit Normandy Beach during his visit to France, the whole place was shut down and cleared of all visitors. Then he went. When George Bush went to Normandy earlier, the tourists were all there. And Bush actually waited his turn in line with them to go to the porta-potty. Can anyone imagine Obama ever doing that? Inconceivable.
Seems to me, you go to Darwin to get the Darwin award. I doubt it would be too difficult for him. So here’s hoping.
Interesting - Obamalamadingdong goes to a navy memorial to talk to the air force - he should have gone to the ACT and give his chat at the ANZAC memorial. He’s not well liked down here. He’s considered a buffoon (politely stated).
Obama really thinks he will be attacked.
Only trouble is, conservatives don’t want a Commie martyr hanging over our heads.
Better to just remove him next year. Let his legacy as “worse than Carter” follow him through history.
They will need twice that many fighter jets to guard his wife...
Ohhhhh, don’t you know it Protest.
Keep this clown alive. Protect his sorry marxist ass cause if he’s offed all hell breaks loose and then Hillary gets her crown.
And obammy becomes kennedy II
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