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WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House apologized Monday after one of Barack Obama's presidential planes flew alarmingly low over New York city, sending residents into a panic and triggering fears of a new 9/11.
A livid New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he had not been warned and called the lack of notice "ridiculous and poor judgment."
Originally posted by KaginD
I was in Bayonne NJ earlier today. I saw it and it was VERY low. I have a pic of it on my phone, I just have to figure out how to get it off. Remember, Bayonne is right next to Newark airport, so planes are a normal occurrence. I was born and raised there and this made me look up and take a pic.. I don't think its as simple as what they are making it out to be. While I was standing outside of the mechanic garage I saw it (around 9:30 am) and I thought to myself, Damn I wish I had my phone out for that. Then it came back around about 4 minutes later, then again maybe 5 minutes after that. Its just weird
I'm going to try to get this pic off my phone to show you guys just how low it really was.
Originally posted by phoebeflakes
Just saying, if Obama KNEW what happened on 9-11 (and that was a bit tongue-in-cheek, because as the president of the USA I'm certain he KNOWS about 9-11 happening lol...duh) why would he let this happen, or arrange this situation to take place? Wouldn't he guess that there would be a lot of fear and upset about it? Bleh....
It was one of OBAMA's presidential planes that flew low in this situation, was it not?
I suppose you might be suggesting he had no say/part in what happened the other day, and I am probably not clear on that, so I hope that is the case.
Whoever decided flying an escorted jet low over NY was a dumb-ass regardless lol
Originally posted by haika
Ummm.....AGAIN.....he didn't know they were doing the photo op with one of the planes.
It's not like they ask him: "hey Mr. President, do you mind if we take one of the planes out for a spin a take some pics?"
Believe me, the guy has more important stuff to do than to be concerned where the planes are if he's not using them.
It was the DoD who screwed up.
Couldn't they have used Photoshop like everyone else and make it seem that they were flying in NYC?
Only thing missing on the plane to give the complete scare would be a picture of a swine painted on the plane's sides.