posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 11:31 AM
The Washington Post claims access to classified POTUS travel docs ...
So America .. $100 Million to send our POTUS and his family on a trip to SubSaharan Africa.
Is there anything there worth spending $100 million on to get him and his family over there?
Washington Post - Major resources needed for Obama Africa trip
President Obama will travel to sub-Saharan Africa and the price tag for the trip clocks in between $60 million to $100 million. The Washington
Post’s Carol Leonnig got access to classified documents outlining the trip. Update: The White House has cancelled the safari for this trip.
Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or
amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency.
Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bulletproof glass to cover
the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace,
so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.
At least they have reconsidered the Safari that was on the schedule.
It may be off the schedule now -
The president and first lady had also planned to take a Tanzanian safari as part of the trip, which would have required the president’s special
counterassault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat,
according to the planning document.
The reason for dropping the safari ...they had limited resources and decided to prioritize .. choosing a visit to Robben Island over a two-hour safari
in Tanzania. Internal documents show that the first family will be doing both .... going to Robben Island AND going on the Safari. So it's unclear
if this safari is dropped or not.
Both Clinton and Bush43 went on expensive boondoggles to Africa as well.
The first family will also be going on a trip to Northern Ireland and Germany this month.
June is an expensive time for the US Taxpayers. We are certainly spending a whole
lot to send the first family around the world. I wonder what we get out of it?
I wonder if it's worth it for us ....
In other news ... 'The People's House (WH)' is still closed to tours and the Blue Angels
still have all their airshows cancelled because .. supposedly .. there isn't enough money
for these All-American activities to continue. :shk: