Skip to comments.Barack Obama in Israel: 'the Beast' limo breaks down after fuel mix-up
Posted on 03/20/2013 8:45:43 AM PDT by Red Steel
Barack Obama's hopes of a smooth start to his first presidential trip to Israel suffered a hitch on Wednesday when his armoured limousine broke down after a driver reportedly filled it with diesel instead of petrol.
The hulking vehicle, nicknamed "the Beast" for its supposed robustness in the face of potential attacks, juddered to a halt on the motorway between Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem after its engine apparently proved incapable of absorbing the alien fuel intake.
Israeli media outlets, including the flagship Channel 2 television station, reported that the car had been filled with diesel.
The sleek black limo had been flown in specially from the US for Mr Obama's visit.
Fortunately for the president, the breakdown happened two hours before his plane, Air Force One, touched down on Israeli soil, sparing him the embarrassment of a possible incident after his arrival in the Holy Land.
"They told me that this was Obama's car," he told The Daily Telegraph.
"They didn't say what had happened to it. They just said it had got stuck. Only the mechanic was there when I arrived. The driver had left in another car. The whole thing was very funny."
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should run on biofuel refined from bullcrap.
Someone put sugar in the gas tank.
We know something is fishy with the story, because the beast drinks diesel normally.
Previously posted and based on my personal knowledge of the vehicle, it’s diesel powered so the story is flawed.
Someone did something, and it’s hilarious. Kudos to mystery man.
Kar-ma’s A Bitch !!
It looks like someone or ... didn’t want Obama in Jerusalem?
Well, no wonder he hates fossil fuel vehicles!!
And, I'm guessing his driver is either a Republican "plant", or an Israeli who doesn't care for our muslim-loving FRAUDUS. Either way, there's a political statement in this.
Perhaps we can move and hide the U.S. before the t*rd gets its car fixed.
“Ooh, somebody put a banana in my tailpipe!?!”
I read that as well. Why did he need to fly in his limo? Israel doesn’t have secure enough cars for his highness?
So much for Obama’s Flex-Fuel green engine initiative.
They should have brought some of the democrat party’s unicorns with them to refuel it.
What a little boy he is over there.
We bring everything even fuel for all vehicles some thing is very wrong with this whole story
The Whitehouse needs the blokes from Top Gear to plan his automobile logistics.