Skip to comments.WH nixes Obama safari..plan includes SNIPERS take out lions,cheetahs if they threaten 1st couple
Posted on 06/13/2013 8:04:58 PM PDT by GQuagmire
President and Mrs. Obama are planning a trip to sub-Saharan Africa later in the month, but the White House has scotched a plan to include a Tanzanian safari on the agenda after a reporter revealed that a team of snipers with high-powered military assault rifles would accompany him in the wild. The Washington Post reported Thursday afternoon that the itinerary's dangers 'would have required the presidents special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat.' The newspaper based its report on a confidential planning document leaked from someone in the administration. 'But the White House canceled the safari Wednesday,' the report continued, 'after inquiries from The Post about the trips purpose and expense, according to a person familiar with the decision.
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Wouldn't a couple shotgun blasts into the air do enough?
Is this a joke?
Bad Kitty ping
Yes, Obama would be soiling himself.
Yeh but the first family is still planning on raping the tax payers for $40-$60 million dollars to cover their African vacay,,,,,sequester you know
Yes it is—along with the first couple.........
Uh-huh. Just any excuse to bag a trophy.
They’d be in more danger from saw-scaled vipers, honestly.
Reminds me of the rumor that Benghazi Barry had the military march SANS ammunition during his 2013 inauguration walk.
Gotta watch that “wound to the head” Biblical thingy.
Enough with the first couple crap. These two idiots should be labeled with something that describes them as a reality tv duo. Jersey Shore goes to DC thru a Hollywood set made to look like Harlem.
isn’t he begging for this to be the last draw when we finally go to dc and not let them bck in...isn’t really asking us to do this...that this is the last straws
“You heard me, I want you to take out all the lions and cheetahs that threaten the visitors here.”
“But, Sir. If we take out all the liars and cheaters, we won’t have any of those Democrats left.”
If security was forced to shoot a REAL black panther, it would be a public-relations nightmare! /s;)
Lions and tigers and bears, nuke ‘em.
While in Tanzania, maybe he can visit his roots by staying on MAFIA Island. (Yes, it really is named Mafia Island and it’s in Tanzania)
Torn to pieces and devoured by wild beasts...
We could but hope.
It won’t be a real safari without BWANA taking his elephant gun and claiming a trophy to bring back home.
(Teddy Roosevelt must be rolling in his grave.)
Since it was the SecDef policy that all military disarm themselves when in his presence, will they de-claw the large cats on the Serengeti for his arrival.
Cheetahs? Ahhh... yeah, right.
Oh for pete's sake!
Perhaps they could stay in the vehicle? That would take care of the big cats.
If it is a rhino or elephant charge then they can spend their last few seconds saying their prayers.
And I can see it happening.
O-bummer :"Hey can we speed it up a bit? Reggie is waiting for me!"
Guide: "Sorry but there is a herd of elephants crossing the road."
O-bummer: "I know how to deal with elephants! I do it all the time in Washington. You just have to make a lot of noise and they run right off." He leans forward and hits the horn.
Guide: "Oh Shi----"
Ah come on. Mallia and Dallia HAVE to be able to pet a lion.
Oh, stop it. You guys are killing me! (says the Kenyan)
Bad president ping.
I wonder what all the furloughed fed workers will think about this?
IIRC, President Theodore Roosevelt dealt with the same problem by shooting the predators himself.
Wait ... wut?
Oh for the days when we had real men in the White House.
Will they be visiting headhunter villages in the Congo?
When Obama meets with Chief Badmumbo, he will be wearing the native garb as a good will gesture.
Just one little mosquito, loaded with ebola carried to little barry, is all I ask.
Oddly enough, I was thinking along these lines just the other day....what would the Secret Service do if the President, any president, was attacked by a swarm of bees?
Run away, I suspect....
Aw come on, think of the poor beasties and the hair ballz hey would have to cough up after gagging the Mooch down.
They'll be in the village hotel hut, drinking voodoo juice and banging Swahili prostitutes.
There is nothing like getting away for a while with a trip back home when things start going wrong at work.
I, too, hate the phrase - “first couple.” It makes me gag. They might be the first couple, but I won’t type what I think regarding the category.
Well, if we are being watched, I rather spit in their face than on their shoe.
It’s always sumpthin’
Its so surreal I feel like I’m living in a perpetual comic book plot. I can barely remember when life used to be normal.
In Greek mythology, the Lernaean Hydra (Ancient Greek: Λερναία Ὕδρα) was an ancient serpent-like chthonic water beast, with reptilian traits (as its name evinces), that possessed many heads the poets mention more heads than the vase-painters could paint, and for each head cut off it grew two more and poisonous breath and blood so virulent even its tracks were deadly.
“Is this a joke?”
No, the Joker is going on safari.
Why is Obama in no danger of a ‘cheatah’ attack?
Answer: Professional courtesy.
"Any lion caught with a coconut will be shot"
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