Posted by: Ann Corcoran | September 4, 2011

The jet mystery over Camp David explained (maybe)….

…..but still no confirmation of the Michelle mystery (where is she this weekend?).

Reader Sharon reported from her Frederick County farm that the jets were still flying over Camp David last evening.  And, as I looked around the mainstream media they were also still reporting that the President’s helicopter landed in Frederick on Friday because of bad weather (which those of us living here did not experience!).

There was only this other tiny mention in the media on Friday of a small plane in the Camp David air space—-probably the real reason they got Obama out of the air.

Now, this morning I see there is a report that terrorists may use small planes loaded with explosives to help us commemorate 9/11.    From the Huffington Post:

WASHINGTON — The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Authorities say there is no specific or credible terrorist threat for the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. But they have stepped up security nationwide as a precaution.

According to a five-page law enforcement bulletin issued Friday, as recently as early this year, al-Qaida was considering ways to attack airplanes.

The alert, issued ahead of the summer’s last busy travel weekend, said terrorists have considered renting private planes and loading them with explosives.

I also happened to catch an interview on Fox News yesterday with the operator of the flight school where some of the 9/11 hijackers trained.  He says there is screening of foreigners who wish to learn to fly, however, he said there is NO INVESTIGATION of those who come with a license and want to rent a plane.


Responses

  1. […] Update September 4th:  More on the jet mystery, here. […]

  2. We live in Frederick and have been hearing jets flying overhead for the last 24 hours….about every 5 minutes. We have not seen any of the normal flight activity of commercial airlines during this same time period. Makes you wonder….why haven’t they been flying like this everytime Obama gots to Camp David?

    • I don’t think we ordinary folks our here are ever going to be told—-unless some enterprising investigative reporter looks into it, but, come to think of it, we don’t have too many of those around anymore!

  3. I heard an account on the radio saying that a small Cesna was intercepted by a F-15 and forced to land in Martinsburg, diverting Obama to land in Frederick. But here’s the thing, it doesn’t surprise me that this happens, fairly frequently. It’s because any one flying has to present a flight plan 24 hours in advance of their flight. Obama, and, well any president, just secretly decide to show up. The guy that filed his flight plan yesterday, nor the local airports for that matter, know that the airspace is going to be restricted tomorrow.


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