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Handshake that rattled US Secret Service
Times of India ^ | November 29, 2009

Posted on 11/28/2009 1:02:58 PM PST by Schnucki

WASHINGTON: This time, the picture is the story. After the Secret Service insisted that US president Barack Obama was never endangered by a security breach that allowed a couple to crash his first state dinner, the White House has released a photo showing that not only did the pair get close to Obama, they actually shook hands and talked to him.

The revelation underscored the seriousness of the security breach and prompted an abject apology from the Secret Service.

A White House spokesman said that the couple, Michaele and Tareq Salahi of Virginia, met and shook hands with the president and the first lady in the receiving line in the Blue Room, as the Obamas greeted each of their 400 invited guests on Tuesday night before moving to a tent on the South Lawn for dinner. That disclosure coincided with a statement from the director of the Secret Service, Mark Sullivan, saying that his agency was “deeply concerned and embarrassed” by the events. Secret Service officials said the agency wanted to interview everyone connected with the episode, including the Salahis, and had not ruled out criminal charges.

Secret Service on Friday acknowledged that its officers never checked whether the two were on the guest list before letting them onto the White House grounds. The Salahis were not on the guest list and should have been barred from entering last Tuesday’s dinner on the White House South Lawn for the Prime Minister of India, said Sullivan.

“Although these individuals went through magnetometers and other levels of screening, they should have been prohibited from entering the event entirely,” Sullivan said. “That failing is ours.”


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KEYWORDS: obama; salahi; secretservice; tareqsalahi
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To: thecabal

Why buy ceramic, when a utensil or a broken glass would do? I watched a “former SS agent” on Fox news, explain that it was embarrassing, but there was no danger....BS, plenty of danger, and they had better fix it. The very worst thing that could happen is if our President is assassinated while in office. Everything I hate him for, would then be encoded in stone for all eternity.


101 posted on 11/28/2009 3:53:25 PM PST by runninglips (Lame-stream media, ignoring the stories that are too important to cover)
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To: relictele
" Did I hear/read that the Secret Service were folded into the Dept of Homeland Security? If so big mistake. "

If so, Janet Napolitano has got some explaining to do if Home Land Security has taken over the leadership of the Secret Service.... she should be made to resign over this.
102 posted on 11/28/2009 3:55:20 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: Schnucki; All

found it

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/video#global

and pick the video Reality show wannabe’s crash wh state dinner it’s at the .30 - .35 sec point


103 posted on 11/28/2009 4:00:44 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Schnucki

I remember a Quincy episode where a rare snake vemom was transferred to a victim using DSMO mixed with the venom . Right through the skin into the bloodstream .


104 posted on 11/28/2009 4:01:19 PM PST by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

I say give the Secret Service the funding and training they need to do their jobs right.... I bet congress lowered the funding for them.... and the Secret Service agents who do their jobs well should all get a pay rise.


105 posted on 11/28/2009 4:04:47 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: Schnucki
You know, if were I part of a terrorist organization with a desire to spook a US president, I'd find my way into an event where I didn't belong and make sure there was a picture of me with said president. Then again, there's a reason I'm not part of a terrorist organization: I have such odd thoughts that would never occur to anyone else.
106 posted on 11/28/2009 4:07:00 PM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Good points. Sounds to me like they’re under a whole lot of stress. Too many things going wrong and these are just what we’ve heard about.


107 posted on 11/28/2009 4:07:19 PM PST by Shannon
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To: FreedomPoster

That’s why it’s always good to seek legal counsel.


108 posted on 11/28/2009 4:09:22 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: driftdiver; Palladin
In jail for what?

"causing embarrassment to members of the Lordly class"

This was different to the Balloon family who interfered with the operations of police, state emergency workers, FAA.

The gatecrashers interfered with nobody, and harmed noone (possible exception being those people injured next day when they struck their forehead "Do'h!")

Best kind of hoax: Alan Abel or Horace de Vere Cole would be proud.


109 posted on 11/28/2009 4:16:07 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. - Horace Walpole)
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To: relictele
Did I hear/read that the Secret Service were folded into the Dept of Homeland Security? If so big mistake.

Obama's people aren't that stupid...

110 posted on 11/28/2009 4:25:04 PM PST by GOPJ (Anthropogenic global warming-the most costly and widespread scientific fraud in history-James Lewis)
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To: Popman
I certainly don't want him to be a martyr which will mean we will have to endure yearly televised weepfests and faux documentaries on how the man who could have saved America was cut down in the prime of his life and on and on and on till we all we projectile vomit

This kind of stuff is what the media lives for, which is more than unsettling. Is Obama of more value to them alive, or... ? I am reminded of the Pali propaganda machine that will happily use Pali children as martyers for the cameras. After all, it's been 46 years since JFK, and Dallas really has been milked for all it's worth. An Obama tragedy would breathe new life into the dying MSM, so their loyalties are obviously divided. Not to mention that every public school child would be force-fed all Obama all the time. As bad as it is now, they would know nothing else except how to worship the martyred usurper. ~ shudder ~

111 posted on 11/28/2009 4:27:36 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Schnucki

Relax...it’s not like their name is von Stauffenberg and they tried to carry a briefcase into the Obamabunker.../s


112 posted on 11/28/2009 4:29:48 PM PST by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: Mister Muggles

I’m with you, Muggs. I smell a big fat rat. These two social climbers had help getting in, probably from WH staffers. Still haven’t figured out the end game, though. Is it merely to distract us from the real goings-on in the world? Iran has just given us the finger for about the 5th time since Obama took office and the IAEA has thrown up its hands. After three motorcade accidents and this incident (which the press and everyone else is making WAY too much of - the most violent these people could become is angrily sending back an order of overcooked swordfish at Morton’s), perhaps Obama will declare his lack of confidence in the SS and give the job to someone else - ACORN?


113 posted on 11/28/2009 4:33:39 PM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: driftdiver
They broke into the White House - that alone should put them in jail... and lied to federal agents - they could have killed everyone ...

I'm not an Obama fan - but Obama's President of the United States and the SS needs to protect him - and his family and his guests. This is an outrage.

114 posted on 11/28/2009 4:33:56 PM PST by GOPJ (Anthropogenic global warming-the most costly and widespread scientific fraud in history-James Lewis)
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To: ElayneJ
So - the Secret Service, charged with protecting the president, doesn’t even check the guest list before allowing people in to a state dinner? That makes no sense and I don’t believe it.

If you don't believe it, what do you think happened?

115 posted on 11/28/2009 4:36:53 PM PST by GOPJ (Anthropogenic global warming-the most costly and widespread scientific fraud in history-James Lewis)
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To: Apparatchik

I smell a big fat rat too.

This was a shot across the bow to Obama from the CIA or whatever shadow group runs this country.


116 posted on 11/28/2009 4:41:24 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: American Constitutionalist; Palladin

Now that I’m on my laptop instead of my phone, here’s the link:

Don’t Talk to Cops, Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8z7NC5sgik


117 posted on 11/28/2009 5:06:31 PM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Schnucki; al baby; Shannon; TexasCajun; winstonwolf33; Texas Eagle; Las Vegas Ron; trumandogz
Tareq Sahali

Is that an Indian name? Or meant to sound like one? Maybe the target wasn't Obama...

118 posted on 11/28/2009 5:08:27 PM PST by GOPJ (Anthropogenic global warming-the most costly and widespread scientific fraud in history-James Lewis)
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To: GOPJ

sounds like a sex act


119 posted on 11/28/2009 5:09:52 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: al baby
That might be Obama's last state dinner with another head of state.

If you were a head of state would you chance attending a dinner where security is this weak.

120 posted on 11/28/2009 5:18:42 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: GOPJ

He’s Palestinian00on the American Task Force for Palestine.


121 posted on 11/28/2009 5:19:18 PM PST by browniexyz
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To: Apparatchik

Frustrating isn’t it?...kinda like being in a bad dream where you want to scream, but you try and try and try, only to have nothing come out...


122 posted on 11/28/2009 5:23:06 PM PST by Mister Muggles (Seattle: a city full of liberal men with vaginas.)
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To: GOPJ

“They broke into the White House “

No, they waited in line and asked for admittance.

“and lied to federal agents “

How? And why is lying to a federal agent against the law? other than under oath of course.

“they could have killed everyone”

They were searched for weapons but ‘could haves’ are not and should never be against the law.

“but Obama’s President of the United States and the SS needs to protect him”

Yes they do. The failure of the SS is not the responsibility of these two people.


123 posted on 11/28/2009 5:34:54 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GOPJ

I just thought of another charge: defiant trespass.

And...

For her: wearing a dress that is uglier than Michelle’s.

For him: shaking hands under the influence of Dom Perignon.


124 posted on 11/28/2009 5:40:26 PM PST by Palladin (Holder and Obama terrorize New Yorkers.)
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To: fish hawk

I have heard that this is close to what has been done.


125 posted on 11/28/2009 5:52:51 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: RebelTXRose
What if this was on purpose to fire the Secret Service and bring in their own security?

I think that is exactly what this is about. Laying the groundwork for a new Praetorian Guard (like SEIU / ACORN agents with badges and guns).

126 posted on 11/28/2009 5:57:21 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Only payoff for being a Democrat? They get the illusion that they are intellectually superior to you)
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To: Eaker
I have heard that this is close to what has been done.

What did you hear??

127 posted on 11/28/2009 6:02:13 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Only payoff for being a Democrat? They get the illusion that they are intellectually superior to you)
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To: GOPJ

You still haven’t answered the question, why is lying to a ‘federal agent’ a crime?


128 posted on 11/28/2009 6:03:01 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
From what I've heard she posted pictures on Facebook and some how it was discovered by the press....I know, doesn't make sense but that's the story I heard.

The reason it doesn't make sense is because someone let them in to embarrass the secret service in the first place, and to give these two anti-semetic, pro-Palestinian zeros fame. Just guessing, but it sounds exactly like something slippers Emanual or the zero himself would do. Strange how this story just won't go away.

129 posted on 11/28/2009 6:08:32 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Centurion2000

That he replaced existing agents with ones that he was more comfortable with.

When one starts picking and choosing based on preference rather than competence the overall quality suffers.


130 posted on 11/28/2009 6:16:27 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: nj26
Katie looks awful... is her hair thinning?

I think she looks pretty good for 62.

131 posted on 11/28/2009 6:17:50 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: HereInTheHeartland
I just can't believe the SS could have screwed up like this.

Maybe Ubama "reorganized" the Secret Service and brought in his own homies from Chicago, courtesy of Louis Farrakhan?


132 posted on 11/28/2009 6:24:50 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

This is Obama’s vision of the future of the Secret Service:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onXd8iH3OVQ


133 posted on 11/28/2009 7:00:55 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I should have mentioned, that it would fit with Obama’s level of professionalism.


134 posted on 11/28/2009 7:02:08 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: Schnucki

Is anybody sure that the couple really hadn’t been checked and they aren’t being thrown under the bus, along with the SS? It wasn’t above the Clintons to treat the hired help as trash.


135 posted on 11/28/2009 7:02:58 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Bunch of fatass idiot failures.


136 posted on 11/28/2009 7:09:14 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: skeeter

See Kristinn’s report on the real responsible person...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2396113/posts?page=20#20

That person is the one who should be thrown out of the Obama White House for this egregious security breach.

The Secret Service are taking responsibility for it - but this lady did not follow usual practices for her position and this was the result. She ought to be fired, but I won’t hold my breath.


137 posted on 11/28/2009 7:10:12 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: Eaker

“idiot failures.”

They are young, we hope they won’t be failures. But that type of brainwashing certainly won’t help their chances.


138 posted on 11/28/2009 7:19:13 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Unless they can get a million miles away from this militant black supremest B.S. they don’t stand a chance.

What do you think the odds are of this?


139 posted on 11/28/2009 7:57:25 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: Centurion2000

That is scary, but altogether possible under the Obama regime.


140 posted on 11/28/2009 8:04:34 PM PST by Palladin (Holder and Obama terrorize New Yorkers.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
What, a handshake is “endangering?”


141 posted on 11/28/2009 11:05:38 PM PST by Sandy
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To: driftdiver

Looks like all points are mute - Obama’s known the woman since at least 2005. Another post has a picture of the two of them together.


142 posted on 11/29/2009 3:06:56 AM PST by GOPJ (Anthropogenic global warming-the most costly and widespread scientific FRAUD in history-James Lewis)
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To: GOPJ

Yeah I just saw that on Fox. They also had two lawyers arguing over possible charges.

Theres more to this story.


143 posted on 11/29/2009 4:28:36 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GOPJ

I don’t know, but this just seems unbelievalbe to me. After all, it’s the job of the SS to protect the pres so why on earth would they allow just anyone in? And then why would the WH post photos of the meeting on their website? When did the WH crew know these guys were gate-crashers, how did they find out, and why didn’t they just keep it under wraps instead of broadcasting how easy it is to violate security? It sounds to me like a set-up for the SS. But maybe that’s just me being very, very skeptical about everything this administration does.


144 posted on 11/29/2009 5:58:29 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

I kinda figured it was an Obama team cockup... looked up the SS Director after it happened, given his background he didn’t seem the type to make such a stupid mistake.


145 posted on 11/29/2009 8:24:31 AM PST by skeeter
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To: shield

They should have the SS where they were at Treasury and not pu them under HS.


146 posted on 11/29/2009 8:31:06 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
That person is the one who should be thrown out of the Obama White House for this egregious security breach. The Secret Service are taking responsibility for it - but this lady did not follow usual practices for her position and this was the result.

Actually she may have been doing her job. I read last night that the Salahi's have know Obama for five years. Maybe this whole scandle was designed to take the heat off the GW scam. Interesting that we only find out about the Slahi's connection to Obama on Saturday night.

147 posted on 11/29/2009 8:36:54 AM PST by suijuris
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To: Schnucki

I can’t believe the Indian security folks were too pleased by this...


148 posted on 11/29/2009 8:37:02 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: skeeter

I doubt he is.


149 posted on 11/29/2009 12:16:32 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: suijuris

Well - read about that connection this morning.

So, you could be right, Diversion.

Could well be.


150 posted on 11/29/2009 12:17:43 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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