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(Washington Post)   Turns out a bunker wasn't actually enough to keep Bunker Boi feeling safe, as it's now revealed that the White House sought access to tactical aircraft to protect the White House during the George Floyd protests. Fark needs a "coward" tag   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-08-14 10:11:38 AM  
Tactical aircraft? Comitatus? In MY Posse? More likely than you think!
 
2020-08-14 10:14:02 AM  
On the other hand, it shows that he recognizes people don't like him.
 
2020-08-14 10:28:40 AM  
Wait until he finds out they don't have "whites only" prisons.
 
2020-08-14 10:32:08 AM  
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2020-08-14 10:41:42 AM  
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2020-08-14 10:46:06 AM  
Imagine what will happen when he loses the election.  This, Portland, the demonstration where he tear-gassed people for a photo op.

And his party supports him entirely.
 
2020-08-14 10:46:57 AM  

Sin'sHero: On the other hand, it shows that he recognizes people don't like him.


I think it's more that the Secret Service *knows* how unpopular he is. Kind of like the expression on the face of the agent at the Nationals Game:

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2020-08-14 10:55:38 AM  
They're too chicken for a coward tag
 
2020-08-14 11:11:26 AM  
Cowards get fragged in war.
 
2020-08-14 11:11:39 AM  
I know the Secret Service was considering a quick-rope helicopter to drop down armed troops.  Is this the same thing?
 
2020-08-14 11:14:14 AM  
How the fark are you going to use tactical aircraft for riot control?  A strafing run down Pennsylvania avenue?  AC130 circling Lafayette Park?
 
2020-08-14 11:15:37 AM  

Lamberts Ho Man: How the fark are you going to use tactical aircraft for riot control?  A strafing run down Pennsylvania avenue?  AC130 circling Lafayette Park?


Blackhawks "accidentally" firing live rounds.
 
2020-08-14 11:16:10 AM  

Lamberts Ho Man: How the fark are you going to use tactical aircraft for riot control?  A strafing run down Pennsylvania avenue?  AC130 circling Lafayette Park?


Please don't give them an ideas.
 
2020-08-14 11:16:19 AM  
Fark needs a specific tag for every possible situation so that nobody has to think too hard about subtext.  Where's the Groan button?

#smug
 
2020-08-14 11:16:47 AM  

sdd2000: Lamberts Ho Man: How the fark are you going to use tactical aircraft for riot control?  A strafing run down Pennsylvania avenue?  AC130 circling Lafayette Park?

Please don't give them an ideas.


Any not "an". I need a new keyboard.
 
2020-08-14 11:17:01 AM  
Now now.

Murdering mass numbers of your own citizens on American soil with drone strikes polls well with Ammosexual-Americans.
 
2020-08-14 11:17:22 AM  

Lamberts Ho Man: How the fark are you going to use tactical aircraft for riot control?  A strafing run down Pennsylvania avenue?  AC130 circling Lafayette Park?


lol war machine go brrrrrrt.
 
2020-08-14 11:17:29 AM  

vudukungfu: Wait until he finds out they don't have "whites only" prisons.


He wouldn't last three days in genpop.
 
2020-08-14 11:17:49 AM  

Lamberts Ho Man: How the fark are you going to use tactical aircraft for riot control?  A strafing run down Pennsylvania avenue?  AC130 circling Lafayette Park?


Don't ask questions you don't want the answers to.
 
2020-08-14 11:18:40 AM  

vudukungfu: Wait until he finds out they don't have "whites only" prisons.


Sure they do. Club fed for "white collar" crime is a penal resort for rich white people.

You don't imaging donnie would end up in gen pop in an actual tough prison do you?

Still, he's such a spoiled snowflake he will suffer anywhere he goes and I approve.
 
2020-08-14 11:21:03 AM  
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2020-08-14 11:21:13 AM  
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2020-08-14 11:23:08 AM  

Unobtanium: Sin'sHero: On the other hand, it shows that he recognizes people don't like him.

I think it's more that the Secret Service *knows* how unpopular he is. Kind of like the expression on the face of the agent at the Nationals Game:

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That guy's reaction is my favorite part of that clip, then he looks over at T. Rump, like "oh, shiat. It's gonna be a rough night on the terlet."
 
2020-08-14 11:23:30 AM  
Fake News!

Trump has gone on record saying that if he was near a school when a shooting occurred, he would be the first person inside the school to thwart the shooter. A coward would not make a vow like that.

It's like you guys are saying that the President of the United States is a liar.

And that's just not right.
 
2020-08-14 11:26:07 AM  
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2020-08-14 11:26:57 AM  

gunga galunga: Fake News!

Trump has gone on record saying that if he was near a school when a shooting occurred, he would be the first person inside the school to thwart the shooter. A coward would not make a vow like that.

It's like you guys are saying that the President of the United States is a liar.

And that's just not right.


We should just wait until his pants are on fire.
 
2020-08-14 11:27:42 AM  
At what point does he just bugger off to Camp David?
 
2020-08-14 11:28:15 AM  
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2020-08-14 11:28:17 AM  

Lamberts Ho Man: How the fark are you going to use tactical aircraft for riot control?  A strafing run down Pennsylvania avenue?  AC130 circling Lafayette Park?


Blackhawks and other helicopters hovering over a crowd of people, using their propeller wash to clear the crowds.

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2020-08-14 11:28:41 AM  
After looking through a few of the comments I agree that a coward and a groan tag should be added. Trump is an embarrassment and an absolute disgrace.
 
2020-08-14 11:29:47 AM  
He believes everything he tells himself, doesnt he?
 
2020-08-14 11:31:42 AM  

ArkPanda: At what point does he just bugger off to Camp David?


Buggering off to a non-extradition country is more likely.
 
2020-08-14 11:33:56 AM  
You guys know there's an article linked here, you can just click to find more information.

Anyway, why are we learning so much detail about White House responses to Turnip being threatened? And is this way beyond what we did to protect the blaaah President? Is Turnip calling the shots and asking for more protection? Is there a Turnip-Hurniper in as the Secret Service head? Why the difference, is what I'm asking.

And no the article did not cover that portion.
 
2020-08-14 11:34:33 AM  
the tactical aircraft was a troop filled blackhawk for the whitehouse.  but don't you worry citizen, there are plenty more tactical aircraft waiting for you in your local municipality.

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2020-08-14 11:34:44 AM  
Rather, a Trump tag, amirite?
 
2020-08-14 11:39:42 AM  
This is the Secret Service doing their job. It wasn't Donnie making the requests, we all know nobody would trust him to manage a response to a wedding invitation, much less a riot.
 
2020-08-14 11:40:03 AM  
How many MOLLE loops and Picatinny rails does an aircraft need before it is considered tactical?
 
2020-08-14 11:48:34 AM  

Ishkur: Lamberts Ho Man: How the fark are you going to use tactical aircraft for riot control?  A strafing run down Pennsylvania avenue?  AC130 circling Lafayette Park?

lol war machine go brrrrrrt.


A-10 Warthog Live Fire • JTAC Training • Brrrrrrt!
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2020-08-14 11:49:30 AM  
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2020-08-14 11:52:36 AM  

amindtat: How many MOLLE loops and Picatinny rails does an aircraft need before it is considered tactical?


you're one of those people who posts pictures of SBRs with arm braces while ranting about the ATF and thinks it makes the OTHER people look like morons - arent you?
 
2020-08-14 11:54:37 AM  
"Surveillance aircraft and a black hawk with a commando team".

Honestly I'm surprised the WH/SS doesn't already have the capability to call something like that out at a moment's notice...
 
2020-08-14 12:00:12 PM  
That's tacticool aircraft, subby. Tacticool.
 
2020-08-14 12:00:34 PM  

tinderfitles: Lamberts Ho Man: How the fark are you going to use tactical aircraft for riot control?  A strafing run down Pennsylvania avenue?  AC130 circling Lafayette Park?

Blackhawks and other helicopters hovering over a crowd of people, using their propeller wash to clear the crowds.

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2020-08-14 12:02:12 PM  

oopsboom: amindtat: How many MOLLE loops and Picatinny rails does an aircraft need before it is considered tactical?

you're one of those people who posts pictures of SBRs with arm braces while ranting about the ATF and thinks it makes the OTHER people look like morons - arent you?


I didn't know what an arm brace was until just now, so...thanks?
 
2020-08-14 12:09:34 PM  
 
2020-08-14 12:09:59 PM  
What were they going to do, drop bombs on the protesters?
 
2020-08-14 12:11:44 PM  
I'm really not sure why this comes as a surprise. There are probably standing tactical plans to support the White House, Capitol Building and other political targets in and around Washington. I would even expect the Secret Service to be continuously communicating with those assets while there's large scale demonstrations happening in the area around the White House. I would imagine that if they had protesters start to rush the gates or try to climb the fences en masse that there'd be a deployment of troops and likely helicopters hovering the grounds very quickly.

My concern is if this type of things is used for political purposes. The Secret Service and the military should be apolitical. There should never be a political purpose for what the Secret Service does, they shouldn't be used to advance the interests of the President's politics. Same with the military. I realize they'll be used to advance the political interests of the country, but to the extent possible they shouldn't be used as a political tool in other ways.
 
2020-08-14 12:19:49 PM  
Next we'll learn they had foo gas deployed around their perimeter.
 
2020-08-14 12:26:06 PM  
So now he's willing to kill Americans, even if they didn't do anything wrong. Collateral damage, he would call it. That'll learn you to stand around with them black folk anyway.
 
2020-08-14 12:36:23 PM  
Maybe a $1B should be spent on developing Non Paranoid Marijuana.   A good dose of psychotherapy for resolving Projection and Revenge Fantasies couldn't hurt either.
 
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