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Originally posted by BSG75
are we certain this was AF1? Could it be a 747 that was painted up for the job?
Doesn't need to be the exact type of 747 as most people wouldn't know a -100 from a -400
NEW YORK - A Boeing 747 used by the president was escorted over lower Manhattan by an Air Force fighter jet Monday as part of a government photo opportunity and training mission, causing a brief panic among office workers near where hijacked passenger jets crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Originally posted by sos37
Check out this paragraph from the MSNBC story - you're gonna LOVE this:
The NYPD said the flight "was authorized by the FAA for the vicinity of the Statue of Liberty, with directives to local authorities not to disclose information about it, but to direct all inquiries to the FAA."
So it seems like the whole excuse about the early warning system breaking down was a crock of BS.
It's actually looking like they were doing this on purpose! I wonder if they were studying public panic?
Originally posted by Night Watchman
So we know that no local or state authorities were notified. So what was really going on?
Originally posted by MegatronX
According to a documentary i saw no more than 4 hours ago the fighters first escorted Air Force One on 9/11. Before then it had never had military jet escorts but who knows.
Originally posted by drsmooth23
Id say the cost would be similar to that of obamas little pizza party a few weeks ago.,Which of course we have no idea of the cost of that one either, gotta love his "transparency."
Originally posted by Schaden
LMAO at the people trying to make this a political issue. Very transparent partisan hatred. I highly doubt the President even knew this was going down.
The "photo op", could very well be a cover story for what the plane was really doing. Maybe it was to test secret AA gun system installed in NYC ? Maybe someone thought the AF1 pilots should have training in making drastic emergency maneuvers in a sky scraper environment ? I don't know.
I can sympathize with people who were freaked out thinking of 9/11, but I think it's paranoid to believe it was a psychological operation, that the Air Force was purposefully trying to scare people.
Originally posted by Highground
And I imagine you would have the same neutral view if this had happened under Bush's watch? Oh, wait. Sorry. This is the MESSIAH we are talking about. Sorry.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I think perhaps someone was trying to show you what a 'real' boeing plane looks like flying that fast through NYC's skylines.
Im at work, cant view the video only the stills, but i cant wait for someone to spot something unusual then compare it to the 911 images.