It is understood that a contingency plan is in place for the unlikely event that an attempt would be made on the President’s life. The Secret Service also have diplomatic immunity which will allow them to shoot to kill a would-be assassin without fear of prosecution. As part of the “evacuation route” plan, they would be able to spirit the President by chopper to one of the carriers where a jet is on standby to take him back to the United States.
Comments: How the local media view the security measures.
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Ida Lil, 6/18/2013 12:10:58 AM (No. 9380977)
There is protection and there is excessive hysteria that creates impossible problems for the host countries. This president is acting with excessive hysteria that comes from extreme fear of reprisals from his drone assassinations or pure cowardice. He should thought before he bragged about his photo deal a death cards. The old saw still has sharp teeth-- a coward dies many times before----
The carrier doesn´t go by itself but is always accompanied by additional vessels. The cost of all of this is astounding. Some of these tax dollars should have been spent on security in Benghazi or launching a rescue. obama may have legal authority but his greed, dishonesty and hubris highlights his total lack of moral authority. A pox on his head.
I guess he wasn´t getting enough attention at the summit! He has to make an arse out of himself everywhere he goes. I expected the excitement to be in Africa because I read that a ruler there stated he will be arrested for war crimes if he comes to that country.
The locals are still chuckling over the fleet of shiny new red tractors that the Obadministration bought as part of his "stealth" security. To be manned by Secret Service agents so they can patrol without being noticed in the fields around the resort where the conference is being held.
Did one of Obie´s Hollywood pals do the costume design for these Faux Farmers?
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