View Full Version : Coast Guard conducts training mission on 9/11..

09-11-2009, 12:19 PM
Seems kind of stupid to me to conduct a training mission on the Patomac on such a day... Air Force One must have been tied up.. Flying over New York with a fighter jet escort would have been a great idea today...

Confusion Over 'Routine' Exercise On Potomac
Incident Sparks Questions As Reports Surface That Shots Were Fired At Boat
President Obama's Motorcade Was Crossing Nearby Bridge At Same Time

The Coast Guard conducted a training exercise in the Potomac River near the Pentagon amid Sept. 11 commemorations Friday, sparking confusion that scrambled FBI agents and led the nearest airport to briefly ground flights.

Link (http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/coast.guard.potomac.2.1177481.html)

09-11-2009, 01:13 PM
The initial reports were frightening, the Coast Guard fires shots at a rogue boat in the middle of the Potomac River, just before the President drives by, and right near the Pentagon building on the Anniversary of 9/11.

snip---it was just a training mission:

The Coast Guard was conducting a training exercise in the Potomac River moments before President Barack Obama crossed a nearby bridge for a Sept. 11 commemoration.

Coast Guard Chief Keith Moore said Friday no shots were fired as part of the exercise, although media reports suggested shots had been fired in the river. News stations showed video of Coast Guard vessels in the water.

Departures from Reagan National Airport were halted shortly after 10 a.m. as a precaution, snip

HOLY COW !!! Did the top brass of the Coast Guard get a visit from the stupid fairy. The anniversary of 9/11 the President in the area and right near the Pentagon.

This is probably more idiotic than the attack planes flying over Manhattan to take pictures of Air Force one. Someone has to lose their job over this serious lack of common sense.


09-11-2009, 01:15 PM


09-11-2009, 01:20 PM
CNN broadcasts what it says is audio of the Coast Guard apparently speaking to a suspicious boat. The Coast Guard speaker is heard saying; "Slow down or you will be fired on."

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/09/11/coast_guard_to_training_vessel_slow_down_or_you_wi ll_be_fired_upon.html

09-11-2009, 01:36 PM
Rank this one up to flying a jetliner over Manhattan without informing the Mayor.

09-11-2009, 02:08 PM

done. :)

09-11-2009, 02:19 PM
And now the White House is bitch-slapping CNN for acting like idiots. Sweet.

09-11-2009, 02:32 PM
And now the White House is bitch-slapping CNN for acting like idiots. Sweet.

That's what happens in the news business when you try to be the first to break the story...