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The recent mysterious fly-over of Air Force One, low over Manhattan in New York City, triggering panic and the evacuation of the World Financial Center and other Manhattan skyscrapers, seems to be linked to this: it appears that Obama and some from his team had decided to meet with Trustees and representatives from China and other foreign powers to try to reach some agreement/solution [to economic issues connected with China's massive US debt holdings]. But Obama did not properly consult with "those upstairs who have the final say", who then decided otherwise and ordered Air Force One to land in Washington DC, doing that with a more than threaterning demeanor. Fearing the worst, the Air Force One pilot decided to protect his plane by having it "seen by millions" over the skies of New York City, in such a way that the two F16 fighter jets "escorting" him could do nothing "strange" (see the incredible low fly-by videos on YouTube). Later on, the missions of these foreign creditors of the US - Chinese included - were involved in a confussing shoot-out with FBI operatives that left several agents dead...
Originally posted by detachedindividual
reply to post by oldgoat
What do I think happened? Someone from the previous administration decided to make a very clear and public point to scare Obama off of the torture discussion.
They saw him making statements and threatening to stick to his previous promises of disclosure. Cheney was outraged, and someone ordered a contact within the military to buzz NY with an AF1 plane, thereby scaring the public, gaining global attention and embarrassing Obama.
Who would have the power to issue such an order? Only those in power and those previously in power with continued support from within.
That is seriously the ONLY explanation I could find.
And it looks like it worked very well doesn't it?
Originally posted by Casiopia
reply to post by silent thunder
hmmm....I haven't read this take on the incident yet. What is your take? Do you buy it or were you just adding possibilites to the discussions?