Skip to comments.Barack Obama in Israel: 'the Beast' limo breaks down after fuel mix-up
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.
"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."
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Where’s B-HO’s ‘fuel taster’?
Excuse me while I laugh out loud....Obie...No gas for you!!!
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...
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...
Everything about this Administration screams incompetent!
Aint nobody got time for dat
"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 presidents plans for his Mideast trip depicts Jerusalem, the Golan and the West Bank also known as Judea and Samaria as non-Israeli territory."
Shades of Zero’s Ireland trip, when the beast got stuck in a driveway. LOL.
And we all remember this humorous incident:
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.
Nothing like an accidental breakdown to provide time to install a listening device.
The vehicle is symbolic of this creatures administration-broken, nonfunctional, ineffective, etc. etc.
This one is better I think https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5icV_mctrkE
Indeed he must be thinking now who has power punk.
Must’ve been gas that was put in it, then.
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