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  • New Photos Released From Flyover Blunder : The Pentagon also released the flight manifest

    07/31/2009 9:14:09 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 105 replies · 3,162+ views
    NBC ^ | 7/31/2009 | VICTORIA CAVALIERE
    Responding to dozens of requests from the public, the Defense Department has released 146 more photos from the infamous Air Force One flyover that struck fear in thousands of unsuspecting New Yorkers in April. The photos are posted right on the Pentagon's Website, defense officials said today. The Pentagon also released a heavily redacted flight manifest. The April 27 photo-op caused quite a fright in Lower Manhattan and New Jersey, as many people who had lived through the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks thought the city was again under siege. Workers poured out of office buildings as the planes buzzed the...
  • Doc dump details Air Force Ones' New York City mishap

    07/31/2009 9:39:57 PM PDT · by kcvl · 44 replies · 1,685+ views
    Doc dump details Air Force Ones' New York City mishap The documents show that the Air Force carefully tracked the explosion of negative press that ensued after panicked New Yorkers feared the low-flying, circling planes were part of a 9/11-like attack. The e-mails also show various components of the bureaucracy trying to steer clear of the fallout. Many segments of the documents were redacted to protect "deliberative process." For whatever reason, the white-out seems particularly prevalent surrounding a number of exchanges relating to an inquiry about the flight from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Here's a look at some of the...
  • Pentagon Releases New Images of Air Force One Flyover

    07/31/2009 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,528+ views ^ | July 31, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Pentagon has released 146 photographs from the ill-fated April Air Force One flyover over Manhattan that resulted in the resignation of White House Military Office director Louis Caldera in May. Air Force spokesman Andy Bourland tells ABC News that there have been several procedural changes to ensure nothing like this ever happens again, with more approval required for proposed flights, and more public affairs involvement to make sure the public and relevant officials have been informed.
  • Obama reverses on releasing photos

    05/13/2009 10:00:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 2,292+ views
    Obama reverses on releasing photos As Democrats appear to be feeling the limits of national security politics, President Obama has reversed course and will object to the court-ordered release of photos depicting the abuse of detainees. An official explains, on background: Last week, the President met with his legal team and told them that he did not feel comfortable with the release of the DOD photos because he believes their release would endanger our troops, and because he believes that the national security implications of such a release have not been fully presented to the court. At the end of...
  • $328,000 Photo: WH Will Release Pic from Air Force One NYC Fiasco

    05/07/2009 1:02:48 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 67 replies · 2,555+ views
    ABC news ^ | May 7, 2009 | JUSTIN ROOD and MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    The White House has apparently had a change of heart, and will release "a photo" from the pricey, fright-inducing Manhattan flyover photo-op involving an Air Force fighter jet and a Boeing 747 which is sometimes used as the president's plane. he White House has said it is conducting an internal review of the fiasco, which cost over $328,000 in taxpayer dollars and frightened a broad swath of lower Manhattan, site of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center towers. "The report I believe will be concluded at some point this week. We'll release its findings and release a photo,"...
  • White House to Release Photo From New York Flyover

    05/06/2009 1:06:58 PM PDT · by Son House · 64 replies · 3,376+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | May 06, 2009 | FOXNEWS
    "We'll release its findings and release a photo," he said. That was after Gibbs indicated Tuesday that the White House would not release any images. "I've watched CNN," he said at the time, noting the considerable coverage from amateur footage. "I didn't notice a lack of archival material from that flight." The flyover triggered panic among New Yorkers as well as the internal review by the Obama administration. Officials last week sent an Air Force One backup plane to fly over lower Manhattan to capture the presidential plane with the Statue of Liberty in the background. The public was not...
  • Video: Scare Force One pics to remain classified

    05/05/2009 8:48:52 AM PDT · by Free America52 · 25 replies · 1,299+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 05/05/09 | Free America
    * 3-hour trip on Air Force One: $300,000 * Military jet escort: $30,000 * Pictures generated from panicking the largest American city: Classified. The White House has decided to keep the pictures from the Scare Force One classified, which given the circumstances, seems like an odd decision: Watch video at link.
  • MALKIN: So far, a festival of photo ops

    05/02/2009 3:45:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 32 replies · 1,604+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Come on, who's surprised? The White House-engineered photo-op of low-flying Air Force aircraft that caused terror in New York City this week epitomizes the Age of Obama. What better way to mark 100 days in office than with an appalling exercise in pointless taxpayer-funded stagecraft? The superficiality, the unseriousness, the hubris, the obliviousness to post-Sept. 11 realities: They were trademarks of the Obama campaign, and they are the tattoos on his governance. He never leaves home without his teleprompter. All the Obama world's a stage. Or a world ready to be staged. So is it any wonder he would staff...
  • White House Deflects Questions on NYC Plane Incident [“I was working on other things,” he said....]

    04/27/2009 1:41:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 1,620+ views
    White House Deflects Questions on NYC Plane Incident Susan Davis reports on the White House. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs offered little clarity on this morning’s incident in New York City in which Air Force One—escorted by a military jet—flew over Manhattan this morning for a photo op, prompting evacuations and other concerns. The president was not on board. (For more on the incident, read this Wall Street Journal story.) New York City police said the flight was authorized by the Federal Aviation Authority. The Air Force is directing media inquiries to the White House. But asked at the podium...
  • Obama: "It Will Never Happen Again"; Apologies, Sorrow, Regret Ad Nauseam

    04/30/2009 1:34:53 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 12 replies · 830+ views
    "It was a mistake. It will never happen again." Obama on Wednesday apologizing for the recent Air Force One flyover debacle"Well, you know, I think this was a mistake. I think I screwed up..., and we're going to make sure we fix it so it doesn't happen again." Obama in an interview with CNN, admitting he had made a mistake in tapping Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services - Feb. 3, 2009In another interview with Fox News Obama says about the Daschle appointment: "I consider this a mistake on my part and one that I intend to...
  • Obama administration strike New York with 9/11 style terror.

    04/29/2009 7:43:07 AM PDT · by reedkeys · 11 replies · 541+ views
    A Conservative Estimate ^ | 4/28/2009 | Reed Mosgrove
    So just in case you haven’t heard by now, yesterday, one of the planes that serves the President did a little flyover of Manhattan and the Hudson River, including Ellis Island. This plane is a Boeing 747 and from the ground looks like any other large commercial airplane. All of that might be OK except that this plane is flying at just over a few hundred FEET!
  • Obama denies foreknowledge of ill-judged New York harbor flight reminiscent of 9-11 attack

    04/29/2009 7:38:48 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 39 replies · 1,090+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 04292009 | TDC
    On Monday, April 27, 2009, a VC-25, a military version of a Boeing 747 and one of the planes which serves as Air Force One, as well as two F-16 fighter jets, flew low over the New York harbor, passing by the Statue of Liberty and the financial district near the World Trade Center. Obama appears to be claiming that he did not give the order for this flight and is acting as if he found out about this incident right along with the rest of us. REALLY? You would think that before this flight was initiated, there would have...
  • FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic

    04/28/2009 9:23:47 PM PDT · by GVnana · 172 replies · 8,521+ views
    FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out Furious Obama Apologizes: "It Will Never Happen Again" CBS News Interactive: Sept. 11 And Since Reporting Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS) ― An F-16 fighter jet trails a larger military aircraft over Lower Manhattan Monday, April 27, 2009, conducting a photo shoot that panicked thousands of New Yorkers who believed the city was in jeopardy for another terrorist attack. Dozens of people evacuated outside 17 State Street after military jets were seen escorting a 747...
  • So who wanted the pictures of Air Force One?

    04/28/2009 5:43:45 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 80 replies · 1,963+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 4/28/2009 | Moneyrunner
    We know who has taken the fall, Louis Caldera, the Director of the White House Military Office. But lots of questions remain. And in today’s political climate, “taking the fall” means being the one who says he’s sorry. The days of falling on one’s sword, even metaphorically, are long gone for Democrats. Who wanted new pictures of Air Force One against the New York skyline? Why was there a demand for secrecy? And, of course, the big question: who thought that low flying jumbo jets over Manhattan would pass un-noticed by the people who watched their friends die just eight...
  • Obama — Our Green Hypocrite-in-Chief

    04/28/2009 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 8 replies · 711+ views
    FoxNews ^ | April 27th, 2009 | Talya Emery
    According to a CBS News article on April 22, President Obama’s flights on Earth Day — two on Air Force One and four on Marine One — consumed about 9,000 gallons of fuel. My first reaction to this news was that it was much ado about nothing, a scoop about as significant as the price tag on Sarah Palin’s campaign attire. But upon reflection, I realized these 9,000 gallons reflect a hypocrisy, endemic to globetrotting politicians and celebrities fighting climate change, more serious than what we generally expect from our public figures. What is 9,000 gallons of fuel? This quantity...
  • New York City Flyover Photo Flop Triggers Recriminations

    04/28/2009 9:51:45 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 59 replies · 2,046+ views ^ | 4/28/2009
    A photo-op over the Manhattan skyline that sent thousands of New Yorkers running for their lives has officials in Washington, D.C., running for cover. Many New Yorkers on Tuesday were asking what the Obama administration could have been thinking when it authorized an Air Force One backup plane to fly over the city for photos capturing the presidential plane with the Statue of Liberty in the background. The 747 plane, with an F-16 escort following close behind, circled the Statue of Liberty and the skyline near the World Trade Center site for about a half-hour. Offices were evacuated. Emergency call...
  • Recriminations after NYC jet flyover photo op

    04/28/2009 3:28:35 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 164 replies · 4,868+ views
    AP ^ | 4/28/09 | ULA ILNYTZKY and SARA KUGLER
    NEW YORK (AP) — It was supposed to be a photo op that captured images of an Air Force One plane with a majestic Statue of Liberty in the background. Instead, it turned into a public relations nightmare that led to recriminations from the president and mayor and prompted thousands other to ask, "What were they thinking?" Just before the workday began on Monday, an airliner and supersonic fighter jet zoomed past the lower Manhattan skyline. Within minutes, startled financial workers streamed out of their offices, fearing a nightmarish replay of Sept. 11.... An Air Force combat photographer took pictures...
  • Obama Air Force One Terrorist Route Fly-By Example Of His Hypocrisy And His Pre-9/11 Mindset

    04/27/2009 8:57:23 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 80 replies · 2,386+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | April 27, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Today terror struck thousands of New Yorkers. A large passenger jet, taking much the same route that terrorist hijackers used to strike the twin towers of the World Trade Center on 9/11, flew over them at extremely low altitude. Video: Just not the kind of thing you want to see if you endured the horror of 9/11. Why on earth did this happen?Updated, 5:52 p.m. | An Air Force One lookalike, the backup plane for the one regularly used by the president, flew low over parts of New York and New Jersey on Monday morning, accompanied by two F-16 fighters,...
  • White House approved Air Force One fly-over of NYC

    04/27/2009 6:34:11 PM PDT · by Danae · 88 replies · 2,902+ views ^ | 4-27-2009 | Dianna Cotter
    In what can only be described as irresponsible, The President Obama’s back up plane to Air Force One flew at Manhattan buildings today for a “Photo-Op”. That’s right. A Photo-op. Terrified residents and workers in Manhattan scrambled to get out of buildings in the flight path, madly calling family and twittering as fast as they could that another terrorist attack was under way. To the right a picture of the 747, known as Air Force One when the President is aboard, flies towards Manhattan followed closely by an F-16 Chase plane. One can easily see why people were very concerned...
  • Air Farce One / Video of AF1 Buzzing New York

    04/27/2009 2:29:15 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies · 1,519+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4/27/2009 | Youtube
    Video Linky to Air Farce One