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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Perhaps taking the Beast to Ireland and Israel is not such a good idea after all.
Gremlins and wee people playing their silly games.
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.
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!!!
Will Reid blame this on the sequestration?
-I can almost hear the laughter of God.
rumor is he will now enter on the back of a donkey!
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.
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.
MORON President with a MORON staff
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.
Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey.
Baraq Ubawmaw enters Jerusalem riding on a Beast.
Is barry going to be billed for it because he used the green handled pump instead of the red handled pump?
Bet that made his ears flop.
I’ll bet moochie was cussing a blue streak!
Since this happened in Israel, I have a strong feeling this was an intelligence operation and of course raises the question(s) as to whether it involves something being done to the original vehicle or to get Obama into the replacement vehicle................or............an endless list of "surprises" in the future.
should have bought a Volt.
How about the "Old Age Pensioner Transport" they had on a recent episode. One that sounds an alarm if you take a wrong turn and head the wrong direction, then blows apart if you continue on, ignoring the warnings.
He should be in a Prius.
should have bought a Volt.
A Volt for a Dolt