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12 fighter jets to protect Obama in Darwin
NT News ^ | Nov 123, 2011 | staff

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.'


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Extended News
KEYWORDS: barrythe; chickenshoot; cowardly; jerk; obama; pizzaprizewinner; spechulbari
Obama, the accidental president, playing the role of a banana-republic dictator.
1 posted on 11/13/2011 11:35:03 AM PST by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Excuse me, but what good are fighter jets in one-man protection? Aren’t they theatre weapons?


2 posted on 11/13/2011 11:38:29 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: bkopto
The President will lay a wreath at the USS Peary memorial in Darwin and talk to troops at the RAAF base.

What a perfect day for a round of golf.

Too bad 0bama is required to be in full campaign mode now.

3 posted on 11/13/2011 11:38:56 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: bkopto

ummm...is Darwin a hotzone or something?


4 posted on 11/13/2011 11:39:19 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: bkopto

OMG! The drama queen is at it again!


5 posted on 11/13/2011 11:42:04 AM PST by Paperdoll
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To: bkopto

Help me:

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?


6 posted on 11/13/2011 11:44:07 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Hey,
Obammy has LOTS of enemies/


7 posted on 11/13/2011 11:48:30 AM PST by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish) Sooo, that leaves you out Mitt)
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To: gaijin

Here it is:

Obama was screaming that the British Navy was going to blast Moochelle’s hotel room with a MISSILE in South Africa:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049430/Royal-Navy-turn-guns-pointing-Michelle-Obamas-hotel-room-around.html


8 posted on 11/13/2011 11:49:07 AM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin
You know, this just struck me.

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?

Cheers1

9 posted on 11/13/2011 11:51:02 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: gaijin
The missile flap was in South Africa - the Secret Service didn't like the fact the British ship had missiles pointing directly at the hotel. Threat? US agents told a Royal Navy warship to stop pointing its missiles at Michelle Obama's hotel room As for fighter jets over Darwin, probably not a bad idea considering it's not that far from Indonesia and Australians are still vigilant from the 2002 Bali bombing which killed 88 of their countrymen.
10 posted on 11/13/2011 11:52:02 AM PST by analog9
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To: bkopto

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.


11 posted on 11/13/2011 11:52:48 AM PST by molson209
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To: bkopto

Is he going there to recieve an award?


12 posted on 11/13/2011 11:59:45 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: molson209

“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.


13 posted on 11/13/2011 11:59:45 AM PST by Varsity Flight
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To: EGPWS

Maybe he’ll try a round on the beach and see a big ole honkin’ croc... get scared shotless and resign.


14 posted on 11/13/2011 12:04:55 PM PST by Principled
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To: bkopto

“Hitler had many bodyguards, he needed them.” From the documentary ‘Hitler’s Bodyguards’

Zero’s armed guard is even bigger.


15 posted on 11/13/2011 12:07:11 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: molson209
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.

Two comments:

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.

16 posted on 11/13/2011 12:15:06 PM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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?


17 posted on 11/13/2011 12:16:05 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: bkopto

I wonder what he is so afraid of.


18 posted on 11/13/2011 12:22:48 PM PST by JakeS (I have never had a flu shot and I have never had the flu.)
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To: JakeS; bkopto
I wonder what he is so afraid of.

Lack of legitimacy.

19 posted on 11/13/2011 12:23:59 PM PST by thecodont
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To: EGPWS; SkyDancer
The President will lay a wreath at the USS Peary memorial in Darwin and talk to troops at the RAAF base.

Hmmmm.....ok Janey, time to get the RAAF troops to shout out "Perry....Perry....remember Perry!" just to show the bond between the Aussies and Americans.

A fitting barrack for the occasion, right?
20 posted on 11/13/2011 12:25:47 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: bkopto

That’s a lot of manpower to guard a steaming pile.


21 posted on 11/13/2011 12:27:39 PM PST by Venturer
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To: bkopto

Is turdblossom getting his award?


22 posted on 11/13/2011 12:29:15 PM PST by matthew fuller ((1) fully fund defense, (2) transform entitlement programs, and (3) do not raise taxes!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
what good are fighter jets

the question should be what good are fighter jets without ammo?

23 posted on 11/13/2011 1:03:17 PM PST by Lockbox (`)
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To: grey_whiskers

US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama’s Mumbai visit

Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/us-to-spend-200-mn-a-day-on-obama-s-mumbai-visit-64106&cp

Security Entourage Earning Epic Reputation Ahead of Obama India Visit

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/04/security-entourage-earning-epic-reputation-ahead-obama-india-visit/#ixzz1dcd6yIaG


24 posted on 11/13/2011 1:21:22 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: grey_whiskers

Bomb-proof tunnel with air conditioning: Obama’s security go to extraordinary measures for his tour of the Gandhi museum

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1326962/Obamas-India-visit-security-erect-bomb-proof-tunnel-Gandhi-museum.html#ixzz1dceJQbIi


25 posted on 11/13/2011 1:22:49 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Joe Boucher

Actually he does. But he was one this ‘security detail’ kick long before he created real enemies for himself.


26 posted on 11/13/2011 1:25:01 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Joe Boucher

I know! Pray for him! We do not want him to be a Kennedy Martyr! 50 more years of that we will be done!!


27 posted on 11/13/2011 1:33:58 PM PST by PROTESTBYPROXY (The Silent Majority is roaring!!)
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To: bkopto

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?


28 posted on 11/13/2011 1:40:07 PM PST by TexGal46
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To: bkopto
Must be the entire Ausssi air force....

Good that 0bambi didn't visit New Zealand....

(hint...doesn't have an air force)

29 posted on 11/13/2011 1:43:44 PM PST by spokeshave (Cain....100% American, 100% Black and 100% for the Constitution...999 an added benefit.)
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To: Venturer

Yep.


30 posted on 11/13/2011 1:45:15 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: bkopto

Overkill—and cha-ching on the taxpayers’ backs!


31 posted on 11/13/2011 1:45:31 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: bkopto

What happened to the world loving him? Isn’t that what they told us?


32 posted on 11/13/2011 1:46:40 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: bkopto
this made me L O L has he been threaten or something?? why the waste of man power and money?

This guy is a JOKE...and he thinks he is so important!!!!!!!!!!

Go Steeler’s...yea....7 and 3...great job guys.

33 posted on 11/13/2011 1:47:15 PM PST by haircutter
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To: bkopto

I wonder how many hundreds of donors and lobbyists he’ll be bringing with him?


34 posted on 11/13/2011 1:47:37 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: bkopto

The imperial presidency rolls on.


35 posted on 11/13/2011 1:50:40 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: bkopto

One more year of this jackass.


36 posted on 11/13/2011 1:53:31 PM PST by tumblindice (The day ain't over yet)
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To: bkopto

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.


37 posted on 11/13/2011 1:54:40 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: bkopto
narcissism writ ultra-large
38 posted on 11/13/2011 1:58:37 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bkopto
HUH?

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.

39 posted on 11/13/2011 2:01:25 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“Excuse me, but what good are fighter jets in one-man protection?”

They could deliver a “Darwin Award”.


40 posted on 11/13/2011 2:10:29 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: grey_whiskers
Does anyone recall that the (universally derided and hated) George Dubya Bush ever needed this kind of security, even when visiting our erstwhile allies?

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.

41 posted on 11/13/2011 2:13:32 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: bkopto

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.


42 posted on 11/13/2011 2:26:17 PM PST by Track9 (I walk better with a Cain.)
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To: BIGLOOK

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).


43 posted on 11/13/2011 2:54:28 PM PST by SkyDancer ('If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate ")
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To: Cicero

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.


44 posted on 11/13/2011 3:18:22 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: bkopto

They will need twice that many fighter jets to guard his wife...


45 posted on 11/13/2011 5:39:39 PM PST by abovethefray
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To: PROTESTBYPROXY

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


46 posted on 11/14/2011 12:39:15 PM PST by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish) Sooo, that leaves you out Mitt)
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