Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Bush / Whitehouse scares

  1. #1
    SeK612's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    739
    White House, Capitol, Supreme Court, Evacuated

    A small plane violated restricted airspace over Washington, causing parts of the White House, Capitol and Supreme Court to be briefly evacuated.

    The terror alert level was raised to orange -- or high -- when the airspace incursion was first reported, and then raised to red -- severe -- when the pilot failed to respond to calls on his radio. Two F-16 jets, which responded from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, circled the single-engine plane and fired warning flares.

    The plane, within three miles of the White House at the time, was escorted by the two jets and a Black Hawk helicopter to a small airport in Frederick, Maryland. The pilot was being interviewed by local authorities and the Secret Service.

    Bush was biking in Maryland at the time, while Cheney was in the West Wing of the White House when the alert was issued. A motorcade of six or seven cars left the White House during the evacuation. The motorcade returned about 15 minutes later after an all-clear announcement was issued.
    Source



    Grenade thrown toward Pres. Bush

    An inactive [Soviet-made RPG-5] grenade was found 100 feet from where Bush made a speech in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday. Bush wasn't even aware of the grenade report until Secret Service agents on the plane told him about it as his plane was returning to Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington.

    U.S. Secret Service had been informed that a device — possibly a hand grenade — had been thrown near the stage while Bush spoke, hit someone in the crowd, and fell to the ground. Gela Bezhuashvili, secretary of the National Security Council, said: "The goal is clear — to frighten or to scare people and to attract the attention of the mass media. The goal has been reached..."

    Investigators are examining the grenade, which Bezhuashvili said was a "so-called engineering grenade," found in "inactive mode."

    Security was very tight at Bush's speech in Freedom Square. Georgian police were deployed, and U.S. snipers were visible on the rooftops, scanning the crowd with binoculars. U.S. agents, together with their Georgian counterparts, manned the security gates, making even Georgian performers — who in some cases were decked out with fake ammunition as part of their costumes — remove every piece of metal before passing through the detectors.

    Many in the crowd had plastic bottles, which they used to squirt water on each other to cope with the hot sun. Young people horsed around during the speeches — especially when the translation was muffled and the speech unintelligible — and some threw bottles at one another for entertainment.
    Source

  2. The Drawing Room   -   #2
    Biggles's Avatar Looking for loopholes
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Scotland
    Age
    60
    Posts
    8,804
    Looking on the bright side - in a country like Georgia RPGs are not uncommon. If they had wanted to throw a live one they would have.
    Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum


  3. The Drawing Room   -   #3
    BigBank_Hank's Avatar Move It On Over
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Louisiana
    Age
    36
    Posts
    1,626
    Its looks like the pilot of the plane got a terminal case of the stupids. So far there isn’t any evidence that he intended to do any harm.

    I sure wouldn’t want to be in this guys shoes right about now.

  4. The Drawing Room   -   #4
    bigboab's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    30,399
    A small plane, a cloud, what next? Are they taking precautions as summer approaches against daytime swarms of bees and evening dragon flies and moths? The White House laundry bill must be phenomenal.
    The best way to keep a secret:- Tell everyone not to tell anyone.

  5. The Drawing Room   -   #5
    RPerry's Avatar Synergy BT Rep: Bad Rep
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Age
    43
    Posts
    3,360
    Quote Originally Posted by BigBank_Hank
    Its looks like the pilot of the plane got a terminal case of the stupids. So far there isn’t any evidence that he intended to do any harm.

    I sure wouldn’t want to be in this guys shoes right about now.
    I wouldn't want to be in his pants either... he probably shit them when those F-16's flew by and shot flares

  6. The Drawing Room   -   #6
    Mr JP Fugley's Avatar Frog Shoulder BT Rep: +4
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    9,747
    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab
    A small plane, a cloud, what next? Are they taking precautions as summer approaches against daytime swarms of bees and evening dragon flies and moths? The White House laundry bill must be phenomenal.
    I think you will find that it's fenominal.

    It is the ewe essay apres tout.
    "there is nothing misogynistic about anything, stop trippin.
    i type this way because im black and from nyc chill son "

  7. The Drawing Room   -   #7
    bigboab's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    30,399
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr JP Fugley
    I think you will find that it's fenominal.

    It is the ewe essay apres tout.
    I wish you would stop typing in German. I dont understand Dutch.
    The best way to keep a secret:- Tell everyone not to tell anyone.

  8. The Drawing Room   -   #8
    Gripper's Avatar Dexter's Apprentice.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Mansfield, Nottinghamshir
    Age
    53
    Posts
    11,008
    Extraordinary; outstanding: a phenomenal feat of memory.
    Bigboab wins

    All spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in my post's are intentional.

  9. The Drawing Room   -   #9
    ziggyjuarez's Avatar Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Age
    28
    Posts
    25,160
    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab
    A small plane, a cloud, what next? Are they taking precautions as summer approaches against daytime swarms of bees and evening dragon flies and moths? The White House laundry bill must be phenomenal.
    so you dont think the acton for the unkown plane was correct

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •