FAA Knew Beforehand That Airforce One Flight Would Cause a Panic

So it's bad enough that Obama decided to recreate 9/11 by having Airforce One fly low over Manhattan for a "photo op." What makes it worse is that the FAA knew beforehand that the flight would cause a panic.

"Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and a 747 from the presidential fleet 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.

"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."

So... Obama had the Presidential jet fly over New York, including Ground Zero, even though they realized people might think another terrorist attack was occurring, and not only that, but they "demanded total secrecy." Not only that, but it cost the American Tax Payers, including those they made wet their pants, $328,835. And they did this why? So New Yorkers could have "souvenir photos of Air Force One." How egotistical is this man?


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