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New York City: Air Force One Scare

  • The recent Air Force One scare over New York city leaves many questions unanswered. Eyewitness accounts report :
     
    David Frank of Jersey City
    “I work in 30 Hudson, which is the largest building in NJ and is right on the water facing the Statue of Liberty. I ran out of the building after a stampede of people began running out of the building as they saw the jumbo jet being followed by two fighter planes veer sharply towards our building and climb right over it. By the time I got outside, it was coming around for its THIRD pass, and I watched it level off below building height over the water and then once again veer sharply towards the building. Several hundred of us began to run away fearing for our lives before it climbed steeply and flew over our building. Whoever thought that this ‘photo op’ was a good idea should be removed from command…why couldn’t this simply be done with Photo Shop? Hollywood can create an entire armageddon on film but the US military can’t photo shop a plane by the Statue of Liberty?”
      
    Patrick Kennell of NYC 
    “We saw a low-flying 747 buzz the Southwest edge of Manhattan, at Battery Park City, with a fighter jet appearing to chase it on its left wing. At about Rector Street or so, it took a hard left and looked to be headed straight for Jersey City. It flew over J.C., turned south, and continued to climb over Newark. It left our sight, only to return on the same path a second time about five minutes later. It was confusing and panicked the office. We dialed 9-1-1 and considered whether to evacuate. We were told by 9-1-1 that it was ‘authorized’ to be there. We later learned, from your website, that it was part of a DOD ‘photo op.’ NotifyNYC advises it was ‘part of an approved federal activity.’ To conduct a ‘photo op,’ unwarned in advance to Lower Manhattan residents and workers, in that manner was completely irresponsible.”
     
    Nancy
    in Lower Manhattan
    “Our building, One New York Plaza, was evacuated, as were most of the high rises in this area. How could the US MILITARY think that NYers wouldn’t be alarmed by low-flying jets? Why was the city not notified beforehand?”
     
  • How could this stupid mistake be made? The reasons given by official sources are not credible. Adrain Salbuchi suggests there is more than meets the eye:
     
    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.  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 confusing shoot-out with FBI operatives that left several agents dead…

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May 11, 2009 - Posted by | GeoPolitics

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