April 27, 2009, - 3:22 pm

VIDEO: Barack Obama Scares Half of New York for “Photo Op”

By Debbie Schlussel
We all remember the video of planes crashing into buildings on 9/11.
Scratch that. Some of us remember the planes going into buildings on 9/11. The rest of America long ago forgot and is fast asleep. And that apparently includes our Commander-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, who allowed the U.S. Air Force to fly two F-16 jets into the Manhattan skyline and over New York City air space, accompanying a Boeing 747 airplane. The scene caused many scared New Yorkers to call 911, worrying that another terrorist attack was happening.
And it was all for a “photo op.”
As reader Mike writes:

This “photo op” better have been for something really important, like a postcard for Obama to give to his buddy Hugo Chavez or the King of Saudi Arabia.

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18 Responses

Great observation, Mike.
That is some scary footage for a photo op.

BB on April 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Wow. What a flaming asshole our closet-Mulsim, new Pharaoh is.

ObamaSlammaJamma on April 27, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I don’t see how Barack Obama had any involvement in this. It seems to have been a DOD photo-op and there’s no indication Obama knew this was taking place.
[H: YEAH, YOU’RE RIGHT. HE’S ONLY THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, SO I HAVE NO IDEA HOW HE WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. THAT’S NOT TO MENTION THAT IT GOT WHITE HOUSE APPROVAL, AND, AFTER ALL, HE’S ONLY THE PRESIDENT, SO NOT SURE HOW HE’D HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH A WHITE HOUSE APPROVAL OF THIS. DS]

Hourman on April 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Concidering this was Air Force One according to some news outlets, that would mean that BO did know what was going on. Exactly what was the photo-op. Was he just showing Americans that he is above the law and he can do anything he damn well pleases without consequence. Terrifying the people of New York was just what….a sick perverse joke that he and his muslim friends can laugh about during Wednesday dinner. The man is a narcissistic sociopath.

wolf2012 on April 27, 2009 at 4:42 pm

It was NOT Air Force One. It was the backup plane. You’re projecting a bit too much on this one.

Hourman on April 27, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Obama needs to sober up.
This is a give-away lawsuit. Traumatizing the New York populace. Again.
LIKE THERE WAS A NEED FOR THIS!
When massive airliners fly “off course” in New York, near tall buildings, what are residents supposed to think? There’s an airshow??
What a dummy. LIKE THERE WAS actually A NEED FOR THIS!!!
It’s probably some symbolic gesture sent by Anti-christ Obama to his Islamist pals. Great coverage Deb, and some great comments from your real American readershipó

The Canadien on April 27, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I live in the New York area and remember 911 all to well. I was also listening to local radio when this Ôø?Photo OpÔø? took place this morning. There were a lot of frightenen people in the Manhattan area. Radio hosts knew of something going on but couldnÔø?t confirm and thought it might be another terroristÔø?s attack. Tall buildings were evacuated, the tunnels were jammed for hours and people called in to share their personal stories of their fear that we were about to experience 911 once again. People were calling their loved ones to not come into New York or to exit New York immediately.
The plane was ObamaÔø?s back-up plane and from information going around this morning it was reported that this Photo Op was the brain child of the Department of Homeland Security, also that a heads up was given to the NY Police department with the caveat that he not share the information. Apparently even Mayor Blumberg didnÔø?t know.
This is the height of indifference and arrogance or maybe just incompetence and ignorance. If it is true that DHS was the author of this cruel selfish act, madam Napolitano should be fired immediately. God, what in the heck was she thinking?

skater4fun on April 27, 2009 at 7:19 pm

wolf2012/Hourman: There is no fixed Air Force One. By definition, Air Force One is any plane carrying the President of the United States. If the President is not on it, it is not Air Force One.

i_am_me on April 27, 2009 at 7:23 pm

There’s a bs lame explanation. The White House says it was updating a file photo of Air Force I with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.
With minimal effort and skill, an early Photoshop version, in the hands of a mediocre hack, could satisfactorily produce this Air Force I / Statue of Liberty image. This would save substantial government money while being 100% green.

PCro on April 27, 2009 at 7:41 pm

While it is true that the plane has to have the president aboard to get the CALLSIGN AirForce One, it is one of the two planes that fulfill that role and the fuselage and empennage are marked with the emblem of the president. The left can try to weasel this tactic, but I hardly think this was a case of Obama didn’t know his plane was missing. To make use of the plane requires the whitehouse to request the Air Force prepare the plane, file its flight plans and provide security on the ground, both departure and destination points, do the logistics for in flight refueling, alternative destination planning ad infinitum. The palne would NOT have been taken for a joyride phot-op at the discretion of the US Air Force. This woudl have required the initiative of the administration to do this. Obama “apologized” later in the day, something he seems to be insincerely good at doing lately.
To scare the crap out of the citizens of NYC with something this insensitive, sadly doesnt’ surprise me. Once again the “Messiah in Chief” has shown he’s above consideration of others, and will easily crap all over a symbolic meaning of something that marks a sad sad day in the history of America. I am sure that in the days following the tragedy of 9-11, that the determination, pride in ourselves as Americans, abject sense of loss never was experienced by this man. I blame Obama squarely for this insult to America, moreso in that he used our own military forces to effect this act of enormous disdain.
My husband was a career command officer in the Air Force. He served from Vietnam through the first gul war to current war in Iraq. While he said nothing when we saw this on television, I can easily say that I have never seen such an expression of sadness, or shame bordering on anger cross his face in all the years of our marriage, as it did this morning.
I was always reluctant to say these words, but I think this proves that America died on Nov 4th, 2008. God help us, may it rise again.

Mistress_Dee on April 27, 2009 at 7:56 pm

One last thing that I thought of after posting my outrage at this- Debbie- Obama coudlnt’ have “allowed” the Air Force to this. the administraion would have to have ordered this. Please don’t feed the loons by giving the “commander in thief” any wiggle room on this.

Mistress_Dee on April 27, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Since the man can not function without his trusty teleprompter you would think he may have heard of Photo-shop. People could have been killed in the panic today- this action amounted to gross negligence.

MarySJ on April 27, 2009 at 8:24 pm

THIS is PROOF that Obama is SOF on domestic terrorism—ANYONE who *thinks* this actually happened should be lined up against the wall and SHOT!!!
<b.To scare the crap out of the citizens of NYC with something this insensitive</b….THIS never happened!!!

EminemsRevenge on April 27, 2009 at 9:32 pm

THIS is PROOF that Obama is SOF on domestic terrorism—ANYONE who *thinks* this actually happened should be lined up against the wall and SHOT!!!
To scare the crap out of the citizens of NYC with something this insensitive…THIS never happened!!!

EminemsRevenge on April 27, 2009 at 9:33 pm

What eminem?if you say it enough it makes you rifht or something? What never happened? The plane didn’t fly over lower Manhattan? People didn’t panic thinking it was a repeat of 9-11 in progress?
And a relly nice recommendationfromyou about about being lined up and shot.. maybe you should walk “the green mile” instead of eight mile yourself..obviously you’re another looney hypocrit from the far left. Want a tin foil hat?

Mistress_Dee on April 28, 2009 at 8:27 am

Photo op? Hardly. It seems that Team Obama is giving us a scare, then explaining it away, thus eroding our diligence. Something will happen — something real — but we’ll all be conditioned (“Oh, it’s just another ‘photo op’ for the administration”) to ignore the danger.
Nothing, absolutely nothing Obama does is off the cuff. Everything is for a purpose.

bdolack on April 28, 2009 at 1:10 pm

This terrorizing of New Yawkers is really quite symbolic.
The “Messiah” went on a grand America Sucks tour, including bowing to the Saudi king and his terrorizing of the New Yawkers is the perfect coda to an America sucks tour. If America sucks so bad, why not give the Amis a little scare for their arrogance.
What B. Hussein Obama did makes perfect sense to me and is perfect symbolism for his partying around with Chavez; et. al.

Underzog on April 28, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Thank you, Pcro for mentioning Photoshop as an alternative to this expensive exercise in terror. Any intern could have photoshopped whatever BHO needed for next to nothing, but instead (since they are spending YOUR MONEY) the White House decides to actually do a fly by and take pictures, with no regard for the citizens who would have to witness this grotesque display of power and coruption. More of the “Do as I say, not as I do” mentality of the far Left. YOU SHOULD ONLY fly when necessary and then buy “carbon offsets or credits”, BUT I CAN fly several military planes around NY all day for no good reason… at the taxpayer’s expense to boot!

DontTreadOnMe on April 28, 2009 at 3:14 pm

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