Page 9 of 16 FirstFirst ... 7891011 ... LastLast
Results 81 to 90 of 156

Thread: Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

  1. #81
    Guru
    Hamster Buddha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 06:10 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    3,675

    Re: Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Here's the thing. They knew this individual from one report I read, and knew he had mental issues but didn't think he was dangerous. It's known he was an 18 year vet and had deployed three times to Iraq. Perhaps being that most USSS personel are former military, and the fact they felt he was harmless, is why they hesitated to use deadly force.
    Oh yeah, because I'm sure they never could see something happening from a man with mental issues coming that close to the president.

  2. #82
    Guru
    Hamster Buddha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 06:10 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    3,675

    Re: Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    That excuse might be remotely acceptable for an incredibly detailed, well financed and sophisticated attempt to intrude by an ultra-well trained force.

    But a guy jumping over a fence and just running through the front door?

    Come on now.
    As many false alarms as there's been due to unexplained parcels in front of the White House, I'm surprised they haven't tried to extend the perimeter to the Potomac.

  3. #83
    Sage
    EnigmaO01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:17 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,027

    Re: Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Ah, I see you have refused to accept the correction and remain in denial. That is, of course, your choice.
    Ha Ha!

  4. #84
    Sage
    EnigmaO01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:17 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,027

    Re: Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Oh yeah, because I'm sure they never could see something happening from a man with mental issues coming that close to the president.
    It wasn't anticipated he would get that close. And I admit they screwed up.

    Yes they screwed up. Next time they need to shoot to kill and ask questions later and we can have the media crucify them for killing a veteran with mental issues. They can't win.

    I wonder if their supervisor is a prime example of the Peter Principal. It happens in police departments.
    Last edited by EnigmaO01; 09-22-14 at 06:45 AM.

  5. #85
    Sage
    EnigmaO01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:17 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,027

    Re: Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    As many false alarms as there's been due to unexplained parcels in front of the White House, I'm surprised they haven't tried to extend the perimeter to the Potomac.
    It will probably happen.

    Sounds like if I was a terrorist I would be watching this with interest.

    The damn thing is right in the middle of urban sprawl adjacent to ghetto. Crazy place for a Whitehouse anymore.

  6. #86
    Tavern Bartender
    Constitutionalist
    American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    12-15-17 @ 10:49 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    76,323

    Re: Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Not the same thing and you know it. I wasn't aware of any illegals wanting to get a job at the whitehouse are you?

    I was speaking about the illegal immigration issue.
    Precisely, and this has what to do with the OP? Not a goddam thing, as with the rest of your posts.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

  7. #87
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    12-15-17 @ 03:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,234

    Re: Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

    I saw the videos of Morning Joe. It amazes me how close this guy got. And an unlocked door, too.

    The President of the United States deserves the highest level of protection of any person in this country. What's happening with the Secret Service lately? They aren't what they once were.

  8. #88
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,520

    Re: Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    This issue isn't Democrat or Republican contrary to how yourself, apdst and others are trying to frame it. The issue is one person taking matters into their own hands for the rest of the country. And while I'm sure apdst doesn't wish the President dead (i.e., "If I didn't know better..."), the tenor of his post and those of some others who are so against this man can easily lead one to believe that deep down they secretly wish harm to come to him. I'll use my exchange w/apdst to illustrate (not to pick on him, but just to illustrate my point and because our dialog has become the sub-text of this tread):







    Was he being matter of fact? Yes, but he was also being rather glib about the ordeal (at least with this response). So, yeah, it's real easy for me to get the impression that some people could care less if harm would come to the President. I would care not because I'm Black or because I'm a Moderate/Center-Left Democrat, but because I'm an American...period. Doesn't matter my race, doesn't matter my political affiliation. It's because this is my President every bit as much as all the others who came before him during my lifetime from JFK to present-day. I may not have liked some of their policies, but I've never lost sight of the fact that the man in the White House was the person the people and the Electorate choose to lead the country....2000 presidential election notwithstanding. And I've never wished harm to come to any of them not even when Reagan was shot. I prayed for the man's recovery and wished shift justice for the one who shot him. But I never wished any of them dead (...just that the term for one to be over quickly even though I voted for him the 2nd time around).
    I'm sorry if I'm not hyped up about it as much as you would like, but that's no excuse for accising me of being disappointed that the president and his family are safe.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  9. #89
    Invictus


    Rogue Valley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last Seen
    @
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    10,160

    Re: Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

    The suspect - Omar Gonzalez - is due in court today. No doubt the judge will order a psychiatric evaluation. The Iraq War veteran was previously diagnosed with PTSD and paranoia at Ft. Hood.


    Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet. -- Marine Corps General James 'Chaos' Mattis

    Repeal and Replace Trump.

  10. #90
    Sage

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Huntsville, AL (USA)
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    9,772

    Re: Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm sorry if I'm not hyped up about it as much as you would like, but that's no excuse for accusing me of being disappointed that the president and his family are safe.
    I didn't accused you of anything. I merely eluded to the possibility that you might be harboring feelings of disappointment that the breech didn't turn out a certain way. Interesting, however. Throughout this entire dialog your responses have been either turn the issue into a partisan argument, make it more personal or inject race into it. To your credit, you've mentioned how the security breech was unacceptable, but not once have you said "I'm glad the President and the First Family are safe" despite how you've tried real hard to deflect and convince the readers that's truly how you feel.

    Interesting...
    "A fair exchange ain't no robbery." Tupac Shakur w/Digital Underground

Page 9 of 16 FirstFirst ... 7891011 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •