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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Conspiracies can't happen...

Oh! they can, and they do...wanna know how? Often they are small and insignificant (one's that no one notices or cares about) but over time if you add them up you can start to see how a larger far reaching one is even possible. It's shit like this that makes the world go 'round.

NEW YORK (CBS) ―A furious President Barack Obama ordered an internal review of Monday's [April 27th, 2009] low-flying photo op over the Statue of Liberty.

Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public.

In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration's James Johnston said the agency was aware of "the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes" in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor's office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out.

What are your feelings on federal officials demanding the NYC flyover be kept secret by the NYPD and the mayor's office?

"To say that it should not be made public knowing that it might scare people it's just confounding," Sen. Charles Schumer said. "It's what gives Washington and government a bad name. It's sheer stupidity."

The flyover -- apparently ordered by the White House Office of Military Affairs so it would have souvenir photos of Air Force One with the Statue of Liberty in the background -- had President Obama seeing red. He ordered a probe and apologized.

"It was a mistake. It will never happen again," President Obama said.

The cost of the frivolous flight was about $60,000 an hour and that was just for Air Force One. That doesn't include the cost of the two F-16s that came along.

The flight by the VC-25, a modified Boeing Co. 747, and two F-16 fighter jets cost $328,835, Air Force spokeswoman Vicki Stein said.
That includes $300,658 for the larger plane, which flew a three-hour mission, and about $28,178 for the F-16 jets, which flew 1.8 hours each, Stein said in an e-mailed statement.

The NYPD was so upset about the demand for secrecy that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly vowed never to follow such a directive again and he accused the feds of inciting fears of a 9/11 replay.

"Did it show an insensitivity to the psychic wounds New York City has after 9/11? Absolutely. No questions about it. It was quite insensitive," Kelly said.

The mayoral aide who neglected to tell Mayor Michael Bloomberg about it was reprimanded.

Interesting side comments from Christopher Knowles post "Stairway to Sirius: AF1BU photo OP, or...? " reveal that April 27th was also a date significant in the movie "Cloverfield" which obviously is closely connected with it's 9/11 theme and decapitation of the Statue of Liberty.


Newspaceman said...

Hiya Todd, Prince Charles met the Pope on the 27th too, in the Vatican. Afterwards, Camilla met him too, with her head covered. There was talk of a present regarding Henry V111th and a divorce to Catherine of Aragon, Henry being famous for chopping off some of his wives heads.


Michael said...

That flyby was totally nuts! Between the "coffin" shaped containers, Swine Flew and now this? Speaking of J.J. Abrams - his latest effort (Star Trek) is due out May 8, and the pundits are already calling it the franchise' second coming.

Christopher Knowles said...

I have a feeling we'll see more on this. Here's an idea- maybe it was for some movie. Maybe Obama was doing a favor for some big name producer.

David Stewart said...

" . . . $60,000 an hour and that was just for Air Force One. That doesn't include the cost of the two F-16s that came along."

Holy crap - I bought Photoshop Elements for 99 bucks!
I could have put AF-1 beside the Statue of Isis for a few pennies less than they spent!

Therese said...

I think it was a ritual - our masters enacting this event to usher in a change of era.

The stated explanation is absurd. To start with, if the two fighter jets were FOLLOWING the airforce 1 plane, then they could not have got effective pics of it with the statue and the NY skyline.

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