It's beginning to look more and more like a conspiracist's dream. According to online reports, the Obama administration is steadfastly refusing to release those Air Force 1 file photos that will end up costing Americans over $300,000.

The $328,835 snapshots of an Air Force One backup plane buzzing lower Manhattan last week will not be shown to the public, the White House said yesterday.

"We have no plans to release them," an aide to President Obama told The Post, refusing to comment further.

The sole purpose of the secret photo-op, which sent thousands of New Yorkers running for cover, was to take new publicity shots of the presidential jet over the city. READ MORE...

Now you know that makes no sense, right? This is the same president who was gung ho about jeopardizing the national security of this country by releasing sensitive CIA documents and photos of terrorists being interrogated. But he classifies secret file photos of an airliner scaring the crap out of New Yorkers?

Does anyone still believe the file photos story? Who was the photographer snapping the photos? And why didn't they buzz the Pentagon with Air Force 1 right there in DC instead of flying all the way to New York? Why wasn't the mayor of New York alerted ahead of time that the president's jet would be buzzing NY? You'd think the mayor would be the first person they called to give the heads up.

We'd better start asking questions now rather than later. Obama is up to something and it ain't all good.

  • iyonah

    Sandra ... I am with you, I think something was up w/ that jet ... the story doesn't make sense and the Mayor should have been advised. Obama and his team need to do better, that incident was a poor judgment call.

  • Lala11_7


  • anti-PC

    Michelle Malkin has an excellent article out today on Obama's phony pledge for transparency from the government.

    However, he is as conniving and secretive as his predecessor.

    Change, indeed.

  • Lala11_7

    I'm sorry...I was gonna just walk away with a sigh...BUT I CAN'T!!!

    Are you equating the fact that under the Bush administration...this country praticed ILLEGAL and VERY PUBLIC TORTURE on prisoners which in fact did put THOUSANDS of U.S. soldiers in CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER...and make enemies for this country that could bring on the dogs of hell...FOR DECADES TO COME

    With the fact that a stupid tactical flying procedure was done over an urban city that will ALWAYS be more than a little nervous towards ANY aircraft that's in the air???

    Wow...I mean, just wow...


    I don't have a problem with the President not releasing those photos...which shouldn't haven't been taken in the first place...

  • anti-PC

    Sorry, but any President that signs and passes a 800 billion dollar 'stimulus' bill-- that will ultimately fall on future generations to pay back-- without having ANY of the public read it or review it is just stupid.

    No one should trust ANY politician that much for ANY reason. Obama is just a continuation of Bush when it comes to secrecy and incompetence. Why anyone thinks that Obama is better for America is beyond me.

    We need to get a liberterian up in the White House and do away with the Republicans and the Democrats.

  • Daisy

    @Iyonah I guess you didnt believe the President when he said he KNEW NOTHING about the photo and was FURIOUS when he found out!

    It was a poor judgement call but not by the President.

  • Daisy

    Michelle Malkin can KICK ROCKS!

  • iyonah

    @ Daisy ... when did he say that??

    And yes ... I think Obama and his TEAM needs to do better ... when it comes to the CIA tactics and those pictures, I am one, who thinks this information should not be released or made public.

  • Sandra Rose

    Lala11_7 Says:

    With the fact that a stupid tactical flying procedure was done over an urban city that will ALWAYS be more than a little nervous towards ANY aircraft that’s in the air???


    No, sweetie. This aircraft was Obama's Air Force One 747 being pursued by TWO fighter jets which flew VERY close to buildings in the same area where the WTC towers fell. I wouldn't exactly call that a tactical procedure. But keep on sipping the kool aid hon. It will numb your brain cells and take the sting out when u finally learn the truth.

  • iyonah

    I support our Pres, but they as a unit need to tighten up ... even when Biden spoke in public on the swine flu ... he was channeling Bush 2.0 ... I have high expectations for the Obama administration and it just seems like they are alot of poor judgement calls being made. Why wouldn't the Pres be aware of the "jet"? Who made the decision to exclude him if what Daisy said is true???

    That's a primary example of them needing to do better as far as communication and everything else goes.

  • Sandra Rose

    @ iyonah and anti-PC:

    Obama lied (once again) when he said he didn't know where his own jet was. You think somebody could take my 10-year-old Jetta to another state and I don't know about it? Supposing I have to go somewhere? I need a president in the White House who knows at all times what his administration is doing. Not some lame duck fall guy who's strings are being pulled by the real people in power.

  • iyonah

    It seems suspect Sandra ... why would he not know?? That's why I asked Daisy when did he say that ...

    As a person who works in a high rise (28th flr) ... this topic gets beside me because people try to make it out to be nothing, it could happen again. I have seen alot here on the Hudson. When that plane landed on the water, I could view it clearly from my office. I was out the day this incident happened but alot of my coworkers were shook up about it. Why would the President not be aware? Why would Mayor Bloomberg not be advised? It doesn’t add up .. and if it’s a mistake or lag in the communication the “the Obama team” needs to do better.

    I try to stay away from posting on the Obama post … but Sandra made some valid points with this post. If you can’t see that, then your vision is blurred on this here topic!

  • SunnyPA

    We’d better start asking questions now rather than later. Obama is up to something and it ain’t all good

    That statement pretty much sums up my feelings.

    Gas prices are going up - nobody has said a thing. Property taxes are going up - nobody has said a thing.

    That little $14 you see in your paycheck (I didn't see anything) can't even compare to what you'll be paying out next year.

  • atownquarter07

    Thank you Sandra for putting out FACTS... I too was a supporter of Obama and I even voted for him, but as crazy as Sandra or anyone else who doubts Obama may seem, the FACTS prove their points time and time again. To make it plain and simple, Obama LIED to us to make us rally behind him and get him in office, now he is failing to deliver all of the things that he promised to us. He's not bringing our troops home any time soon, and instead of protecting our rights by lifting the Patriot Act, hes pretty much worsening everything that George Bush started. Hes planning to take away the 2nd ammendment from us which allows us the right to bear arms, and start a civilian national task force.

    People, be aware of whats going on and dont take every thing for face value. Do your own research and think for yourself. Remember, history repeats itself, and time and time again there have been tyrannical individuals who come in to power, promise their citizens change for the better, and create socialist societies where the government controls almost every aspect of its citizens lives (i.e. Russia, China, Hitler's Germany). And the fact of the matter is that after any sort of disaster, people are more willing to give up their basic rights out of fear. Like after 9/11 we gave up our privacy rights with the Patriot Act where the government can listen to any phone call without a warrant and use that against you. Now with this "economic crisis" Obama's secretary of treasury is asking for the power to seize any business that they please to "help" the crisis??? Come on ya'll, wake up and protect your rights before you have none left.

    And @ Lala11_7, Obama isnt any better than Bush on the topic of torture. Yes, he closed Guantanamo Bay, but he still supports the practice of rendition where warrantless kidnapping and torture occur. Like I said, dont take anything at face value. Do your own research.

  • Daisy

    @Iyonah when the President drops the ball he is QUICK to say so. The man who was over this project or whatever SAID IT WAS HIS CALL HIS DECISION! The Presidnet unlike W does not have a problem saying when he messes up. He has said all along and more than once he is NOT perfect and will make mistakes!

  • iyonah

    @Daisy ... I didn't hear the Pres say anything on the incident at all. I am going to do some fact checking. They ('whoever') within the Obama administration made a bad decision.

  • Kymystry

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