Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Feds Terrorize New York City

FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic

Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out

Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public.

In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration's James Johnston said the agency was aware of "the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes" in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor's office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out.


The NYPD was so upset about the demand for secrecy that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly vowed never to follow such a directive again and he accused the feds of inciting fears of a 9/11 replay.



Rita Hennessey said...

I can't believe that the NYPD didn't send out any kind of notice - of all the cities in America to have a jumbo jet being chased by a fighter plane!

Charles said...

NYPD and other NY authorities WERE notified, they just couldn't tell anybody. Kind of a 'don't ask don't tell' thing the feds imposed on the locals.

Like someone said earlier this was 'felony stupidity', not to mention a trifle insensitive....