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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
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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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