Skip to comments.Royal Navy ordered to turn ship's guns(blanks),they were pointing at Michelle Obama's hotel room
Posted on 10/15/2011 6:36:51 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
A British Royal Navy ship was ordered to turn its guns around because they were parked pointing at a hotel room Michelle Obama was staying in. Fearing the First Lady might be in danger, minders ordered the captain of the HMS Edinburgh stationed in Cape Town, South Africa, to switch them away from her five-star suite.
The U.S. agents have since been accused of overreacting after it emerged the Sea Dart missiles were, in fact, loaded with blanks having been used during a ceremony in honour of a sailor who had died.
Former Royal Navy officer Mike Critchley told the Daily Mirror: 'This is typical American Secret Service going over the top.
'I would have thought that they could trust their British allies to not put a missile through the bedroom window of the First Lady. It is unfortunate that this happened at an extremely sad time for the ship.'
Mrs Obama was on an official visit to South Africa in June and was staying in a luxury suite at the five star Table Bay Hotel.
The boat, meanwhile, happened to be in the middle of a ceremonial routine to remember Lieutenant Sara Hellawell, a 26-year-old whose body was found onboard a few days before.
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If they were heat seeking missiles they would have missed because she is nowheres hot!
Noone wants to see Mrs OBAMA die.
No one? Shirly there must be someone?
It said “no comment”.
Says, “No comment.”
D*mn, that picture made my day.
Way to keep it up, Brits, I love it.
Shirley you jest.
Michelle Obama or not, it might be a good idea to have projectiles pointed in a direction of least potential harm. Kinda like with small arms.
Of course, this precaution is necessary because of the well documented practice of the British government in using guided missles to assassinate its foreign enemies and political opponents.
No, wait! That’s us. Ummm...never mind. </ sarcasm>
(Disclaimer: The foregoing attempt at lame humor should, in no way, be construed as an objection by the poster to the United States government policy of lighting up its foreign enemies with drone-launched Hellfire missiles whenever possible. Rather, he encourages it and feels that, given the on-going menace posed by both North Korea and Iran, the policy should be expanded to include the use of nuclear ballistic missiles and the sooner, the better.)
Loaded with blanks?
You’ve got to be kidding - or seriously misguided.
The British were setting up BLANKS fired as a salute to fallen sailor .... and Michelle’s “handlers” wanted the ceremony aborted because they were worried about her 5 star hotel suite being shot! And you don’t care about the waste of money SHE spent playing in South Africa?
I know that the abberations caused by wide-angle lenses can play tricks on the eye, but it appears those missiles would have gone way over the building, if they had any propellant.
Mrs Obama was the farthest thing from their minds.
At a place where I used to work, they hauled in a missile launcher, aimed skyward in the general direction of the vice-president’s office as a prop for the shareholders’ meeting. Same problem, they were aimed too high, would have gone clear over his 5th floor office.
Michelle's safety depends on it, and congress's failure to do so would be grossly negligent.
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