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Barack Obama in Israel: 'the Beast' limo breaks down after fuel mix-up
http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2:57PM GMT 20 Mar 2013 | Robert Tait

Posted on 03/20/2013 8:45:43 AM PDT by Red Steel

Barack Obama's hopes of a smooth start to his first presidential trip to Israel suffered a hitch on Wednesday when his armoured limousine broke down after a driver reportedly filled it with diesel instead of petrol.

The hulking vehicle, nicknamed "the Beast" for its supposed robustness in the face of potential attacks, juddered to a halt on the motorway between Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem after its engine apparently proved incapable of absorbing the alien fuel intake.

Israeli media outlets, including the flagship Channel 2 television station, reported that the car had been filled with diesel.

The sleek black limo had been flown in specially from the US for Mr Obama's visit.

Fortunately for the president, the breakdown happened two hours before his plane, Air Force One, touched down on Israeli soil, sparing him the embarrassment of a possible incident after his arrival in the Holy Land.

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"They told me that this was Obama's car," he told The Daily Telegraph.

"They didn't say what had happened to it. They just said it had got stuck. Only the mechanic was there when I arrived. The driver had left in another car. The whole thing was very funny."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel
KEYWORDS: beast; bho44; bhomiddleeast; haha; limo; lol; obama; obamainisrael; obamavisit; thebeast
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1 posted on 03/20/2013 8:45:43 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Oops the source news link:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/9943357/Barack-Obama-in-Israel-the-Beast-limo-breaks-down-after-fuel-mix-up.html


2 posted on 03/20/2013 8:46:37 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

should run on biofuel refined from bullcrap.


3 posted on 03/20/2013 8:47:02 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Red Steel

4 posted on 03/20/2013 8:47:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Red Steel

Someone put sugar in the gas tank.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 8:48:14 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Red Steel

We know something is fishy with the story, because the beast drinks diesel normally.

Hmmmm


6 posted on 03/20/2013 8:48:40 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Red Steel

Previously posted and based on my personal knowledge of the vehicle, it’s diesel powered so the story is flawed.

http://www.dieselpowermag.com/features/1104dp_the_commander_in_chiefs_diesel_powererd_limousine/


7 posted on 03/20/2013 8:49:30 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Triple

Someone did something, and it’s hilarious. Kudos to mystery man.


8 posted on 03/20/2013 8:49:58 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Red Steel

Kar-ma’s A Bitch !!


9 posted on 03/20/2013 8:50:14 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: PGR88

It looks like someone or ... didn’t want Obama in Jerusalem?


10 posted on 03/20/2013 8:51:15 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Barack Obama's hopes of a smooth start to his first presidential trip to Israel suffered a hitch on Wednesday when his armoured limousine broke down after a driver reportedly filled it with diesel instead of petrol.

Well, no wonder he hates fossil fuel vehicles!!

And, I'm guessing his driver is either a Republican "plant", or an Israeli who doesn't care for our muslim-loving FRAUDUS. Either way, there's a political statement in this.

11 posted on 03/20/2013 8:51:22 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Red Steel

Perhaps we can move and hide the U.S. before the t*rd gets its car fixed.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 8:52:15 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Red Steel

“Ooh, somebody put a banana in my tailpipe!?!”


13 posted on 03/20/2013 8:52:56 AM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: BenLurkin
The Pope has a PopeMobile...so Obama has a PoopMobile


14 posted on 03/20/2013 8:53:48 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Triple

I read that as well. Why did he need to fly in his limo? Israel doesn’t have secure enough cars for his highness?


15 posted on 03/20/2013 8:53:59 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Red Steel

So much for Obama’s Flex-Fuel green engine initiative.

They should have brought some of the democrat party’s unicorns with them to refuel it.


16 posted on 03/20/2013 8:54:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: Iron Munro

What a little boy he is over there.


17 posted on 03/20/2013 8:55:42 AM PDT by inkfarmer
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To: Red Steel
Odungo stranded amongst his enemies (our allies) .......he'll blame the security people, he should have taken "the bus"
18 posted on 03/20/2013 8:57:05 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: austinaero

We bring everything even fuel for all vehicles some thing is very wrong with this whole story


19 posted on 03/20/2013 8:57:16 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Red Steel

The Whitehouse needs the blokes from Top Gear to plan his automobile logistics.


20 posted on 03/20/2013 8:57:28 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Red Steel

Where’s B-HO’s ‘fuel taster’?


21 posted on 03/20/2013 8:59:30 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Red Steel

Excuse me while I laugh out loud....Obie...No gas for you!!!


22 posted on 03/20/2013 9:01:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: al baby

Correct. Unauthorized people shouldn’t get within a mile of that rig, and to think that someone fueled it wrong is laughable. The Secret Service must hate this kind of assignment - what a security nightmare...


23 posted on 03/20/2013 9:04:28 AM PDT by stormer
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To: LittleBillyInfidel
Where’s B-HO’s ‘fuel taster’?

LMAO

24 posted on 03/20/2013 9:04:38 AM PDT by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: Da Coyote
Perhaps we can move and hide the U.S. before the t*rd gets its car fixed.

Maybe we can buy some time by building a facade of the U.S. to confuse the Magic Mulatto.

Hey, it worked in Blazing Saddles...

25 posted on 03/20/2013 9:04:48 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Red Steel

Everything about this Administration screams incompetent!


26 posted on 03/20/2013 9:05:18 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Aint nobody got time for dat


27 posted on 03/20/2013 9:05:26 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Red Steel
White House map 'erases' Jerusalem, biblical territories

"TEL AVIV – The White House has released what it says is a map of Israel. The only problem is that Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights are missing.
An Obama administration video highlighting the president’s plans for his Mideast trip depicts Jerusalem, the Golan and the West Bank – also known as Judea and Samaria – as non-Israeli territory."

28 posted on 03/20/2013 9:05:50 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Red Steel
Can this admin do anything right?

Think of the cost of sending over the 2nd one.......while the WH is closed to visitors and Easter egg roll might be cancelled due to the nasty ole "GOP sequestration". Wake up Republicans you are still being played like a fiddle.
29 posted on 03/20/2013 9:06:02 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Red Steel

Shades of Zero’s Ireland trip, when the beast got stuck in a driveway. LOL.


30 posted on 03/20/2013 9:06:02 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Red Steel

And we all remember this humorous incident:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BvABn7L_So


31 posted on 03/20/2013 9:06:27 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: FreedomStar3028

Grow up. You may not like the President, but the idea that you would applaud what may be a very serious security breach is wrong.


32 posted on 03/20/2013 9:06:40 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Red Steel
Israeli unicorns fart the wrong octane level.
33 posted on 03/20/2013 9:07:23 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: reagandemocrat

Clank!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BvABn7L_So


34 posted on 03/20/2013 9:07:33 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Red Steel

Nothing like an accidental breakdown to provide time to install a listening device.


35 posted on 03/20/2013 9:08:38 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: Red Steel
LOL. Remember when it got stuck in London (IIRC)? Hilarious video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BvABn7L_So&feature=player_embedded#!

36 posted on 03/20/2013 9:08:46 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Red Steel

The vehicle is symbolic of this creatures administration-broken, nonfunctional, ineffective, etc. etc.


37 posted on 03/20/2013 9:10:13 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: PghBaldy

This one is better I think https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5icV_mctrkE


38 posted on 03/20/2013 9:10:34 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: FreedomStar3028

Indeed he must be thinking now who has power punk.


39 posted on 03/20/2013 9:12:21 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: nascarnation

Must’ve been gas that was put in it, then.


40 posted on 03/20/2013 9:13:57 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: PGR88

:-))


41 posted on 03/20/2013 9:15:24 AM PDT by QQQQ
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To: PghBaldy

Perhaps taking the Beast to Ireland and Israel is not such a good idea after all.

Gremlins and wee people playing their silly games.


42 posted on 03/20/2013 9:16:34 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Red Steel
...diesel instead of petrol.

Aren't the nozzles on the pumps different?

This happened to my husband in Scotland once in a rental car back in the '70s. He filled it with kerosene (sold at the same pump) instead of gas. It was very difficult to get it into the car because of the different sized nozzles. Rental car company had to rescue him with another car.

43 posted on 03/20/2013 9:17:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Red Steel

How much did we spend to ship ‘the Beast’ (the car not POTUS) over to Isreal? Don’t we have any $$$ for kids to tour the WHITE HUT, but we got $$$ to ship ‘THE BEAST’ to Isreal!!!


44 posted on 03/20/2013 9:18:03 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Red Steel

Will Reid blame this on the sequestration?

-I can almost hear the laughter of God.


45 posted on 03/20/2013 9:19:33 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Red Steel

rumor is he will now enter on the back of a donkey!


46 posted on 03/20/2013 9:20:31 AM PDT by Daryl Dixson (7.62 x 51 Diplomacy)
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To: Red Steel
It looks like someone or ... didn’t want Obama in Jerusalem?

oboma was as paranoid has helI. I watched his speech with Shimon Peres today. oboma looked really, really weird. His smile was so faked, even my daughter noticed it. He was not "cool" at all. It looked like he was sweating. He looked like he couldn't wait to get out of there - seriously. He was freaking out, but trying his best to look "calm." I believe he was fearing for his life.
The Jews know oboma is building a muslim caliphate to surround them in the ME. He's spending billions of U.S. dollars on it.

I think oboma was so paranoid, he may have simply switched cars. He was afraid to stay in the same vehicle.
I'll bet he didn't eat a bite while he was there, either. I wouldn't be surprised to hear later that he peed his pants while he was standing on the stage.

ALL - If anyone has the time to catch a video of the speech, I suggest it be watched. Oboma looks very, very odd.

47 posted on 03/20/2013 9:23:07 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: reagandemocrat; stormer; cotton1706

LMAO! I never saw this. Clank! It was so high centered it even rocked! Talk about your security breach. Right in the front gate of the Embassy with everything blocked.

This administration is a laughing stock and earns every bit of ridicule and peril it gets and we all suffer for it.

As for the reason the thing quit in Israel... I wonder? It sure isn’t because someone put diesel in it. Another made up story? Probably. Something sinister? Maybe.

I’m going to watch that again! Clank.


48 posted on 03/20/2013 9:23:14 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Red Steel

MORON President with a MORON staff


49 posted on 03/20/2013 9:23:18 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: cotton1706

That would be funny, except that my Cadillac got stuck in my own driveway during a snowstorm last month. I think I need new shocks.


50 posted on 03/20/2013 9:24:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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