Skip to comments.The Car That Thinks It's A Tank: Inside Obama's 'Beast' Cadillac [Flown To UK With Team of 500]]
Posted on 05/22/2011 6:48:25 PM PDT by Steelfish
The Car That Thinks It's A Tank: Inside Obama's 'Beast' Cadillac that is being flown from the U.S. to drive down the Mall By CHRIS GREENWOOD and REBECCA ENGLISH 23rd May 2011
An extraordinary entourage will accompany President Obama and his wife Michelle when they sweep into London tomorrow. The team of at least 500 will include White House aides, a six-doctor medical team and a squad of personal chefs. There will be more than 200 secret service agents, many of them armed. The President will travel in The Beast, his gigantic bomb-proof General Motors Cadillac with eight-inch thick armour-plating on its doors. The limousine will be accompanied by a motorcade of at least 20 vehicles plus a dozen police motorcycle outriders.
He will land in Britain on Air Force One. But if this picture is anything to go by, Barack Obama might prefer journeying by sea rather than plane. Dressed in a pirate hat, eyepatch and striped red shirt, the ten-year-old Obama was posing before a Halloween party. He is also decked out with a homemade sword, earrings and a drawn-on moustache and beard. The photo is part of an exhibition by residents of flats in Honolulu,
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One of the things that amazed me in the John Adams series on HBO was that, as president, he walked down the street in DC talking to one of his friends as they walked. Nobody even knew who he was.
My how things have changed.
8 inches of armor is something I would expect on a battleship except in their thickest belts.
I don’t think a .50 cal would even come close to penetrating that. Now maybe an RPG.
“I do question the need for a squad of chefs and 500 staffers though. I know British cooking is not the greatest but... really?
I guess they forgot to mention the ICE CREAM truck.
I would like to see the cost incurred by this clown in the last two years for his frivolous trips and golf outings.
I dare say, it would make the highest royalty in history blush with envy.
You know he'll find a way.
We should send our apologies to the Queen in advance of their arrival. These thin-skinned creeps want some measure of revenge for the Royal Wedding snub.
Have you ever eaten English food? /s
Well, there must be at least one. On one of our trips to the UK, we found a reasonably-priced seafood restaurant that was actually pretty good!
Then we overheard the chefs talking -- and they were speaking French, so that explained the mystery.
hmph. Nothing an ordinary HEAT round wouldn't take care of.
Just look at the Pope. It happens, people are nuts and want to kill you.
But I don’t think any President is happy that he has to be followed by 1000 armed officers and not be able to go somewhere unannounced. I also don’t think that the Secret Service is political, or that a President tells them ‘bring 300 extra people.’ Hell, if this article is correct they wanted to replaced 700+ windows during Bush’s 2003 visit.
The Cadillac (in name only, it’s really a truck platform) is just ridiculous with it’s 8mph and tiny windows. The Queen’s Bentley limo, by contrast, has a large glass canopy in the back so she’s more visible, not less. Her limo is also a flex fuel vehicle.
Yes she is, but no Cadillac.
The Presidents team are running around the palace brandishing their guns as if they own the place its like something out of that TV programme 24, they said.
They are also setting up a kind of mini clinic with hospital machines, including supplies of the Presidents blood in case of emergencies.
Is there a credible threat of World War III starting?
Its not solid plate armor ... Its an exotic sandwiched layer of different materials that will in fact stop a tandem shape charge.
Very well made vehicle that is designed to keep moving out of the kill zone if attacked an hit.
I don’t care for Erkel Mugabe yet hate those that target presidents more....next one I may actually care about....:o)
The driver’s side window can open 3 inches so the driver can pay a toll. That’s pretty funny.
The way they're acting you'd think World War III was going to start and they're 'hunkering down' in a safe place.
The Car That Thinks It’s A Tank:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Remedy: det. cord?
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