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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:36 PM
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Plane violates airspace over President Bush's ranch
A small airplane twice flew into restricted airspace above President George W. Bush's Texas ranch in what the Secret Service decided was an inadvertent violation, a Secret Service spokeswoman said on Monday.

The spokeswoman said the incident began about 11:30 p.m. (12:30 a.m. EST/0430 GMT) on Sunday night while the president and his wife were at the ranch near Crawford, Texas.

A spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, said fighter jets were scrambled and intercepted the airplane on its second incursion. The pilot voluntarily landed at a nearby airport, the NORAD official said.

The pilot was interviewed by the Secret Service afterward and a decision was made that it was "an inadvertent violation," the spokeswoman said.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2...
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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:37 PM
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1. funny how they can scramble the jets for that
but on 911 no one knew what to do
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Solo_in_MD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:41 PM
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3. There is standing orders WRT violating Presidential airspace
Hijacks like 9/11 were outside the playbook...no one was quite sure what to do.
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:45 PM
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4. Norad was told to stand down on 9/11,that the planes were
drones and they were just doing testing
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:51 PM
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6. When you live in The World's Only Superpower, you come to
realize a trillion or so Dollars a year doesn't buy much protection, especially if you are just one of the 300 million or so peasants.

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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:01 PM
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7. 76 successful "intercepts" by FAA/NORAD between 1/1/01 and 9/10/01
76 times they responded quickly and correctly. But on 9/11/01 this system utterly failed after functioning just fine for first nine months of the year.

Why did it fail? Well, on June 1, 2001 they made a change to the Standard Operating Procedure: The Secretary of Defense (Rumsfeld) was inserted into the bureaucratic chain. Now Rumsfeld had to approve the scrambling of aircraft.

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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:32 PM
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8. BINGO - plays into the Let It Happen theory.
It really doesn't matter anymore because no one wants the truth but it does show this administrations lack of qualifications and extreme negligence.
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:51 PM
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9. LIHOP or MIHOP - Choosy citizens pick MIHOP
They'd love for us to believe it was incompetence that "allowed" 9/11 to happen.

Unfortunately there were so many anomalies, coincidences, slip-ups, and "lucky, once-in-a-lifetime" occurrences that the shear weight of them all spells MIHOP. No one is that lucky.

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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:39 PM
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2. What can I say...
They scrambled the jets on the second incursion which is better than they did on 911. Homeland Security at its finest. Just saying.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:47 PM
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5. The twins probably just stole a plane, got ripped..
stripped nekkid and took a joyride over the pig-farm.
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