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Fighter Jets to Protect Skies During Democratic Convention
American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug. 31, 2012 | N/Available

Posted on 09/01/2012 7:53:38 AM PDT by huldah1776

Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region fighters will protect the skies during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

(Excerpt) Read more at defense.gov ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; convention; military
1. Were fighters scrambled to protect Eastwood? 2. Cost to protect what? 3. Who they gonna shoot at and most of all

4. WILL THEY USE THE SAME *#$^@%(&* RULES OF ENGAGEMENT THEY USE IN AFGHANISTAN?

1 posted on 09/01/2012 7:53:40 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776
CAP is a GoodThing(tm). Always. I'm good with them protecting the office of the President.

/johnny

2 posted on 09/01/2012 7:56:40 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: huldah1776

Just curious, did they put jets in the air to protect “the skies” in Tampa? Or is this just all about the “O”?


3 posted on 09/01/2012 7:57:16 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: huldah1776

Well yea,
Were they in the sky over Miami?


4 posted on 09/01/2012 7:57:29 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: newheart
Office of the President should have CAP. No-one that was president was at Tampa. It's a lawful and correct thing.

Not that I'd enjoy serving in that capacity with the current resident, but fighter pilots like burning holes in the sky.

/johnny

5 posted on 09/01/2012 8:00:26 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: huldah1776

The biggest threat will be a mid-air with all the flying monkeys that will be escorting Rosa De Lauro....


6 posted on 09/01/2012 8:02:34 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: JRandomFreeper

photo of empty jet fighter cockpit in 3——2


7 posted on 09/01/2012 8:03:13 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Einherjar

drone? :)


8 posted on 09/01/2012 8:09:42 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: JRandomFreeper

With all the things to feel outraged about, I don’t have enough in the tank to feign outrage over this one.


9 posted on 09/01/2012 8:10:54 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: JRandomFreeper

I only yelled about the ROE. point number 4 of 4. Do they fly over every town he will be at or is it because we know the date and time beforehand? We know he’ll be at the hurricane site on Monday.


10 posted on 09/01/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: JRandomFreeper
Office of the President should have CAP. No-one that was president was at Tampa.

Did anyone see the First Lady in a booth at the GOP convention. I sure as hell did. And I might add that the Secret Service is required to protect Romney just as much as the President.

11 posted on 09/01/2012 8:12:47 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: JRandomFreeper
There is only one problem with “burning holes in the sky” missions. They also burn up airframe and engine hours.

After September 11, 2001 the USAF instituted a CONUS mission called NOBLE EAGLE - selected CAP over the states. While a nice PR effort it also used up just about all of the available airframe and engine hours for the F-16 fleet.

Good PR - Yes.

Effective use of assets - Questionable.

Expensive - Got that right!

12 posted on 09/01/2012 8:12:53 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: huldah1776

To protect a bunch of empty chairs?


13 posted on 09/01/2012 8:13:51 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: huldah1776

Why would terrorists attack their allies?


14 posted on 09/01/2012 8:20:45 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: huldah1776

He knew when he took office that he would make a lot of enemies, otherwise he wouldn’t have had that “tank” of a limo built. But, dictators always fortress themselves well before the begin their tyranny.


15 posted on 09/01/2012 8:21:48 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: huldah1776

I hope they check their oxygen equipment thoroughly, flying over the DNC convention will be like flying over an open cess pool.


16 posted on 09/01/2012 8:23:25 AM PDT by Venturer
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My brother told me that the DNC Convention will look like the bar scene in Star Wars. In other words, a freak show, ya think?


17 posted on 09/01/2012 8:25:19 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: HenpeckedCon
Why would terrorists attack their allies?

Exactly!................Good one!

18 posted on 09/01/2012 8:31:18 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: huldah1776

I hope they have a full bomb load.


19 posted on 09/01/2012 8:46:29 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: huldah1776
Fighter Jets to Protect Skies During Democratic Convention

The fighter will be scrambled after the last busload of unwilling union members to fill the stadium is emptied. The jets are not there to protect the conventioneers but to keep the bused in audience from escaping!!!

20 posted on 09/01/2012 8:51:32 AM PDT by varon (The silent patriots stand guard!)
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To: huldah1776

The Iranians, Muslim brotherhood, Taliban, and terrorists won’t attack allies. Why do they need fighter protection? Carry banners?


21 posted on 09/01/2012 9:14:56 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: huldah1776
from who... the Tea Party Air Force???
22 posted on 09/01/2012 9:55:09 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: JRandomFreeper

oy vey, as a civilian CAP to me meant capitals as opposed to lower case. So sorry. let me guess here, civil air patrol :) Too much. LOL


23 posted on 09/01/2012 10:28:29 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

Is that to keep Muslims from flying an airplane into the building? /s


24 posted on 09/01/2012 10:39:09 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: ExTexasRedhead

No doubt. Flamers and cross dressers, Code Pink, NAACP, Yeah it will be a strange sight to behold.
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Thank God I have no business in N. Carolina that week.


25 posted on 09/01/2012 11:55:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: huldah1776
Combat Air Patrol.

Loaded for bear, but the bears aren't the problem now.

/johnny

26 posted on 09/01/2012 1:00:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
the DNC Convention will look like the bar scene in Star Wars

For the last 40+ years.

27 posted on 09/01/2012 1:56:52 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: HenpeckedCon
Why would terrorists attack their allies?

They wouldn't but that darn Tea Party Air Force will certainly be testing the defenses.

Rumor has it that Sarah Palin now is qualified to fly anything and she will be Number One this week.

28 posted on 09/01/2012 2:34:02 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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