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Posted on 04/27/2009 7:16:40 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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There was a hint in the WSJ final piece that it could have been Air Force 1! FGS! that really makes no sense—but it does make for even more sinister thoughts in my little pea brain......
Every person involved in this escapade is not summarily dismissed immediately from their jobs - not reassiged as the governement usually does, but fired. This is beyond lunacy - this is absolutely disgusting. This is a perfect indication of the arrogance of our government at every level. It shows an incredible lack of respect for the people they work for - US!!
10:42 am April 27, 2009
I got an email from my husband that they were evacuating 1 New York Plaza building . how irresponsible can they be!! Especially after 9/11, who thinks everyone will be calm when there was no information of what is going on. And what is Photo op anyway?
10:42 am April 27, 2009
Got a frantic call from my girlfriend with our equally frantic cat in her arms because our 50+ floor-apartment building in Jersey City was evacuated.
Im livid over this.
10:42 am April 27, 2009
I live in a high rise in Battery Park. From my sofa, it was quite frightening to see and hear the plane (from the underside, banked very steeply) with fighter jet trailing it. If the city was put on notice, why werent residents and business in the area warned? Merrill Lynch employees at WFC were evacuated as were some other buildings nearby. I grabbed by tennis shoes and prepared to run when I got a call from someone who knew Id be worried, who told me what was happening. Just dumb, if not ridiculously insensitive not to warm Battery Park and financial center residents.
What would it take to get New York off the terrorist’s primary hit list - and have them focus more attention on Washington,D.C., Boston, Newark, Detroit, San Francisco and Los Angeles?
It was, I watched the other two also on the Crashes that changed history.
Thank goodness your loved one is ok, but how many places was this scene repeated. How many heart attacks were caused by this ill advised publicity stunt. How much loss of business for all these companies.
Incredible. I doubt the MSM will cover this, though. I am livid, and I’m in Minnesota.
Thanks. You have to read some of the comment here!
Looks like Air Force 1.
Having seen the photo’s I don’t believe the “Taking photo” explanation, what’s the point of the fighter jet, or even the jumbo, who’s taking the photo’s, and why both, and why in a formation that we know smacks of terrorism. Nope, my guess is that Jumbo was hostile in some matter
From Reuters: Air Force One photo op startles New Yorkers
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:38am EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A photo opportunity involving President Barack Obamas backup plane flying over the Statue of Liberty created a stir in New York City on Monday, but authorities said it was only an authorized exercise.
Obama was not on board.
Please be advised the U.S. Air Force conducted an authorized photo flyover of the downtown Manhattan area this morning, the New York Police Department advised local businesses in an e-mail alert.
Weirdest story in a while.
Well, the pregnant woman I read about in the comments section on silive.com who walked down 50 flights of stairs didn't get the email alert.
Looks like the email alert was after the fact 0_o
I think the weirdness is just beginning.
Realistically we all knew an Obama admin would be a nightmare to watch.
I read somewhere that it was a photo op with the Statue of Liberty. I'm betting the photographer(s) was on the ground getting shots of the statue with the aircraft in the sky in the background.
Of course, I could be wrong.
Air Force One photo op startles New Yorkers ...”It’s the back-up aircraft for Air Force One,” he said. The Department of Transport “coordinated the flight with FAA and we made the notifications to the city so they were aware that the flight would take place between 10 and 10:30 this morning.”
After the incident, New York City released an advisory that the flyover was “part of an approved federal activity.”
http://uk.reuters.com/article/burningIssues/idUKTRE53Q3S820090427 It is the Preener in Chief behind this...ALL about him.
Am I the only one that finds this whole thing really weird? Unless of course, they have a plan to eject obammy over the river to prove once and for all that he can walk on water....
i am sure they were taking pics OF the plane around the statue, not taking pics FROM the plane.
i think they were taking beauty shots of AF1 with a fighter escort. would make sense. although, i am a cop in NYC, i work downtown, and had no knowledge of this. you’d think someone would have said something.
” I’m betting the photographer(s) was on the ground getting shots of the statue with the aircraft in the sky in the background.”
That’s my guess. Either on the ground or on a boat nearby. Its for an ad for the 2012 election.
My studio could have produced a shot for them using air show footage and a helicopter flyby of Lady Liberty using compositing software, for a lot cheaper. why go through all this on-site, in an area where memories of that fateful day are still fresh?
Yeah,I loved how the article mentions Obama wasn't on board, because obviously the first and most important concern was whether or not he was on the damn plane. MORONS!
Google Labs is taking image search to a new level actually searching for pictures, not keywords. Instead of giving keywords and getting back pics that appear to be associated with your search words, you select an image and Google coughs up pics that its server thinks look similar.
Try it out on this photo of Obama. See if you can spot a famous airplane pilot in the bottom row of results.
Oh, well, that's worth thousands per hour in fuel.
Did it hit a flock of geese?
...or totally incompetent!! Actually they are probably both!
“the flyover was part of an approved federal activity.
And that is ALL you need to know, peasants. Now GET BACK TO WORK!!!/s
LOL !!! You win the Post of the Day award!!
Lots of movies are shot in NYC and the Pentagon helps out Hollywood whenever they need military equipment for a film. Since a large passenger jet had to be flown at a low altitude, the military had to send a fighter jet as an escort in order to make sure nothing went wrong.
Perhaps the reason the city of New York wasn't notified is because the producers didn't want any people looking out the windows and standing on rooftops which would mess up the shot.
I don't either. "Taking Photos" explanation is completely bogus people. I know this. My husband is an aerial photographer for a corporation. You don't EVER take aerials from a jet, or a plane. You take them from a helicopter. You can't get a good enough visual from the windows in a plane. Even on the copter he spends most of his time strapped in and hanging out a window when he takes aerials. Absolutely NO FRICKEN WAY ANYONE WOULD TAKE AERIALS OUT OF A PLANE!!!!!!!!!!!! This absolutely DOES NOT pass the smell test.
I had the same thoughts myself. A helicopter would’ve been safer to photog from than that ginormous jet, not to mention easier and CHEAPER.
I don’t buy the argument that it was for an ad campaign/movie/ whatever. They can do CGI much more cheaply and effectively than trying to get a one time fly by shot on an overcast day.
Sumthin’ here just aint right.
although, i am a cop in NYC, i work downtown, and had no knowledge of this. youd think someone would have said something.
When a community has a pre-planned disaster readiness program, it is all over the news to warn people ahead of time.
There is absolutely no excuse for planes to fly as these did today without a whole lot of forewarning publicity.
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Now that is truly WEIRD!!!! Scary weird!
Couldn’t they have just used a helicoptor?
It's a joy ride for Obama and friends to get their jollies, seeing New Yorkers scurry. Later, they'll simply say they wanted to see if New York is ready for another terrorist attack.
Oh good grief. This caused so much worry and for no good reason IMHO.
I don’t know. Maybe it’s Obama looking for a way out of the crap storm that’s coming. He sets things up to claim that he was aboard when Air Force 1 is highjacked and flown into the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty but is actually living with his family on some estate in Indonesia.
I'm sure the chase plane will come back with spectacular photos of Air Force One against the backdrop of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan.
I wonder what the tab was for people and kerosene (and CO2, real soon now)? And what would the tab have been for a Photoshop job?
Aren’t there plenty of pictures of NYC and the SoL? This seems contrived.
Dude, you could buy a new Mac/pc, Adobe Photoshop CS4, & hire a pretty fabulous graphic artist for a fraction of what this alleged joy ride photo-op cost We the Peeps. No question.