NY Military Plane Photo Op: Bloomberg Furious

April 27, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Thousands of terrified New Yorkers rushed out of their office buildings today, as the terrifying specter of a low flying jumbo jet escorted by a military F-16 fighter, buzzed the Statue of Liberty and flew in the vicinity of the former World Trade Center, destroyed in 2001 on September, 11 by terrorist hijacked aircraft. Many New Yorkers feared another attack on their city was in progress. It was just a military photo op exercise, but Mayor Bloomberg’s staff neglected to inform him.

As thousands of people evacuated their buildings and called 911, the stock market also posted losses during the event.

The FAA called the event,”an approved military photo op.” Mayor Bloomberg was reported to be furious with the Defense Department for staging such a scene, insensitive to the 9/11 attacks that still affect New Yorkers. Bloomberg’s staff was apparently informed of the photo op, but neglected to advise Bloomberg of the date and time of the aircraft photo op.

Bloomberg called the exercise “poor judgment,” and said had he known beforehand, he “would have called them right away and asked them not to.” Residents of NY are extremely sensitive to low-flying planes near the World Trade Center site since 9/11. He blamed a snafu in communications at City Hall for his lack of knowledge about the exercise.

Bloomberg went on to criticize the photo shoot as an insensitive misuse of taxpayer money.

Pentagon officials were not involved in the photo shoot. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, when asked about the aerial photo shoot, said he was unaware of it.

The exercise was reportedly planned by the Presidential Airlift Group, with its offices stationed in the White House Military unit.

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3 Responses to “NY Military Plane Photo Op: Bloomberg Furious”

  1. Old Man Dotes on April 27th, 2009 7:55 pm

    So Bloomberg’s staff screwed up, and he’s furious with the military, who informed his staff? Typical politician. Maybe he could have been informed if he’d just PULL HIS HEAD OUT OF HIS ASS!

  2. DIANE WALDER on April 28th, 2009 11:39 am

    WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH IT COSTED FOR THEPHOTO OP??????

  3. Jack Frame on April 29th, 2009 5:11 am

    This was a scene from an upcoming movie. Angelina Jolie has been in NY for several days & is currently in Albany NY filming the movie ‘Salt’ where she plays a CIA Agent. They had the whole interstate closed for a car crash scene as well.

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