Training ex/security incident?

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  1. Just_A_Mom

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/11/AR2009091101740.html?hpid=topnews
    Ya gotta love the Government- Right hand and left hand never actually know what the other is doing. Frankly though of all days to conduct a training mission like that on the Potomac- this seems like a really poorly thought out plan even if it was "coordinated". It seems hard to believe that on 9/11 it wouldn't have crossed someone's mind that people will have heightened sensitivity to any kind of perceived disturbance. Don't know who the Coasty was who oked that plan but I suspect he is gonna be right up there with the guys who OKed flying AF1 followed by F15s over NYC and the Statue of Liberty a couple of months ago.
     
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    I just watched the news-feeds........LOL...... two CNN reporters just cackling on like two broody hens about to lay the biggest egg of the day. Then when they find out it was just a routine and scheduled exercise they demonize those who day in day out protect that security zone.

    Very poor reporting!!!!

    "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."......Thomas Jefferson
     
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    bruno......I'm truly amazed that you would even attempt to make that comparison. The President is moving about Washington......crossing the Potomac and you find it out of character that the United States Coast Guard would have several boats on the river out patrolling and protecting those waters. Unbelievable!!!

    The calls about a boat interdiction and shots fired were erroneous my friend.
     
  5. Just_A_Mom

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    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/09/11/potomac.boat/index.html

    There are some discrepancies here that need to be sorted out.

    Reports of shots fired:
    HUH?????


    Seems as though the right hand didn't know what the left hand was doing.
     
  6. kilovictorhotel

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    I agree....so let me share the most important quote of that video.......I will tell you this, we (the Coast Guard) are charged with the 24/7/365 ......all day.....everyday.....all weather......for the security and safety of the maritime interests of the National Capital Region.............We train everyday......

    Yes, especially on this day, this units presence was front and center.

    Yes ......I think that those who have lost and suffered the most in respect to this day, will fully understand the charge laid out to those who seek that it never happens again.

    Bravo Zulu Station Washington

    Semper Paratus
     
  7. gunner1zeus

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    The attention span of the average human is measured in minutes if not seconds.From my observations the public memory doesn't last much beyond the media coverage.

    I would love to see this incident make the evening news to refresh the memory of the US public of the 9/11 tragedy's and remind them the bastards who planned it are still out there spewing their death to America mantra.

    I would like to see that story followed by the remaindered that our troops are at war to prevent that type tragedy again and to hunt down the man responsible for it, "to the gates of hell if needed"

    From a PR stand point the poorly planned training mission is a stroke of pure genius if used properly. it could happen:thumb:
     
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  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Very little that was reported by CNN was confirmed, despite having more than ample time to do so. The training was typical, usually going on on the Potomic. No shots were fired.

    This reinforces the point that sometimes news is more worried about QUANTITY than QUALITY. CNN has been back tracking since the "story" hit.

    That's all I'm going to say about this.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    There are discrepancies because a certain person at CNN wanted to run the story before doing any kind of confirmation. Shots were not fired. The training was very typical, low key. As for patrols of the Potomic, as it is an interstate waterway, the Coast Guard has federal jurisdiction. Station Washington works closely with local law enforcement agencies.
     

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