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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: 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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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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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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