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11th May 2005, 16:11
The newswires are reporting the White House and the Capitol have been evacuated due to a possible aircraft threat.

11th May 2005, 16:13
Anyone? White House and Capitol evacuated??

11th May 2005, 16:17
From Fox News Site:

FAA: Plane Has Violated No-Fly Zone; White House, Capitol Being Evacuated; Military Aircraft Flying Overhead

Maybe Dubya's flying himself home :E

11th May 2005, 16:20
The all-clear was given a few minutes ago. Fighter jets were low-flying in town, not now. An unofficial report says that a small Cessna intruded on airspace.

11th May 2005, 16:21
Fox News header:

FAA: Plane Has Violated No-Fly Zone; White House, Capitol Being Evacuated; Military Aircraft Flying Overhead

11th May 2005, 16:22
Some poor muppet just got lost on his first cross counrty trip!

Sure he got the shock of his life amd even more so when he lands.:rolleyes:

11th May 2005, 16:25
White House evacuated.... ???

The rest of the world can take a coffee break.. :E

11th May 2005, 16:27
Just read elsewhere it was one of then little bug smasher that violated airspace. Stand down, stand down.........

Clarence Oveur
11th May 2005, 16:27
Aren't these "intrusions" running on a fixed schedule. I mean how else to keep the fear levels up.

11th May 2005, 16:28
I tell ya, Bubba - it's them goddam Freudians!!! :}

11th May 2005, 16:40
And CNN is going on and on and on and on about it.

11th May 2005, 16:41
Third this year!

11th May 2005, 16:49
It's them damned Russkies - they didn't get GWB with the hand grenade RPG-5 in Georgia but a few minutes ago...

the President called the Soviet Premier (I mean, Russia's elected head of State Mr. Puttin):

Hello?... Ah... I can't hear too well. Do you suppose you could turn the music down just a little?... Oh-ho, that's much better... yeah... huh... yes... Fine, I can hear you now, Vladimir... Clear and plain and coming through fine... I'm coming through fine, too, eh?... Good, then... well, then, as you say, we're both coming through fine... Good... Well, it's good that you're fine and... and I'm fine... I agree with you, it's great to be fine... a-ha-ha-ha-ha... Now then, Vladimir, you know how we've always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the Bomb... The *Bomb*, Vladimir... The *hydrogen* bomb!... Well now, what happened is... ah... one of our base commanders, he had a sort of... well, he went a little funny in the head... you know... just a little... funny. And, ah... he went and did a silly thing... Well, I'll tell you what he did. He ordered his planes... to attack your country... Ah... Well, let me finish, Vladimir... Let me finish, Vladimir... Well listen, how do you think I feel about it?... Can you *imagine* how I feel about it, Vladimir?... Why do you think I'm calling you? Just to say hello?... *Of course* I like to speak to you!... *Of course* I like to say hello!... Not now, but anytime, Vladimir. I'm just calling up to tell you something terrible has happened... It's a *friendly* call. Of course it's a friendly call... Listen, if it wasn't friendly... you probably wouldn't have even got it... They will *not* reach their targets for at least another hour... I am... I am positive, Vladimir... Listen, I've been all over this with your ambassador. It is not a trick... Well, I'll tell you. We'd like to give your air staff a complete run-down on the targets, the flight plans, and the defensive systems of the planes... Yes! I mean i-i-i-if we're unable to recall the planes, then... I'd say that, ah... well, ah... we're just gonna have to help you destroy them, Vladimir... I know they're our boys... All right, well listen now. Who should we call?... *Who* should we call, Vladimir? The... wha-whe, the People... you, sorry, you faded away there... The People's Central Air Defense Headquarters... Where is that, Vladimir?... In Omsk... Right... Yes... Oh, you'll call them first, will you?... Uh-huh... Listen, do you happen to have the phone number on you, Vladimir?... Whe-ah, what? I see, just ask for Omsk information... Ah-ah-eh-uhm-hm... I'm sorry, too, Vladimir... I'm very sorry... *All right*, you're sorrier than I am, but I am as sorry as well... I am as sorry as you are, Vladimir! Don't say that you're more sorry than I am, because I'm capable of being just as sorry as you are... So we're both sorry, all right?... All right.

cruise pilot
11th May 2005, 16:59
BOOOO!!!!!!!!! :p

Darth Nigel
11th May 2005, 17:07
This is getting silly. "Land of the Free, and Home of the Brave" my arse.

But it makes for good TV ratings -- the various alleged news channels (the same ones that confuse an aborted take off with a forced landing) can make it sound as though once again the Homeland is under attack by various forces of Eeeevil. And coincidentally, such hysterical fear-mongering makes it easier for the Congress to pass even more extravagant spending bills to support "The War on Terror" (also known as the Halliburton/Lockheed/Boeing Bail-out Program, or the Cheney/Bush Retirement Fund) and, if there's any money left, we might actually fund some equipment and training for the poor sods out there where it's hot and sandy, as long as the major contributors to all political parties get their kick-backs first.

Heck, they're changing the plans for the "Freedom Tower" in New York City, to make it smaller and less accessible to the public in the interests of National Security. Of course, the NYPD et al only raise their objections now, which leads one to think that the appropriate bribes were not paid on time.

It would be funny, were it not so pathetic.

11th May 2005, 17:10
Look what happened when Blair's plane got hit by lightning - he allegedly just shrugged his shoulders.

Wubya, and the gang, milking this for all its worth, are generating total paranoia out there. Doing a grand job too by all accounts.

CNN and Fox will run it all day...sad.

Frank Furillo
11th May 2005, 17:34
Was the commander in question the infamous Jack D. Ripper by any chance???????

11th May 2005, 18:18
"General, is it possible for a Cessna pilot to violate our airspace?"

"Well... if he's good, really good, I mean if he really knows what he's doing - he can bring it in there so low - it's a sight to see...."

11th May 2005, 18:22
I'm changing careers to be a journo!" Do you think I'll make it?"

"Death-Prop Puts White House & Capitol Building Minutes From Total Destruction"

Hundreds of US diplomats and executives ran screaming into the streets of Washington D.C. today after officials ordered the evacuation of both the White House and Capitol Building after a high-powered single engined propeller aircraft breached the ‘high-security-no fly-totally-banned-danger-of-death-anti-terrorist-ring-of-steel in the air’ perimeter defense zone.

Air Traffic Controllers looked on helplessly as the 2,500 lb piston aircraft hurtled across their radar screens on a collision course with the home of the President.
The Cessna aircraft, capable of speeds of up Mach 0.2, ignored all radio warnings on all frequencies, causing a DEFCON 1 – Code Red Terror Alert resulting in the deployment of two United States Air Force F-15 fighter jets, which required full afterburners to intercept the rogue utility machine.

The fighter pilots reported that the aircraft was impossible to see at their airspeed, provoking the belief that the Cessna may have been using stolen stealth technology to block radar signals.

During the dramatic aerial dogfight that ensued, two high velocity flares were launched at the death-prop. The pilots surrendered and were escorted by the US fighters to a local air force base.

Both pilots are now enroute to Guantanamo Bay for questioning.

FBI sources say that Arabic spices and an atlas with a map of Afghanistan were found in the home of one of the men arrested.

12th May 2005, 20:40
Something that has always crossed my mind when I hear about this thing is what would happen if the "intercepted" aircraft was shot down, especially over a built up area. Aluminium shower for the locals? But it didn't hit the White House.