Secret service running along side the POTUS vehicle??

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  1. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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    Why?

    I thought that the beast the POTUS rides in was almost bomb proof -

    Why make these guys run along side?

    At least give them Segways
     
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    #nofatagentsinpotusdetail
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Clint Eastwood had a good line in a movie about this exact thing.
     
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    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    guess who would tackle the suicide backpack bomber trying to run up to the limo...
     
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    I heard the Secret Service is training a pit bull to do that


    :whistling:
     
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    RonS Millennium Member

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    Perimeter. Boundary. Close in. Armor is your last chance.
     
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    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    You must be very young. This has always been the case. I remember them doing this since at least the Carter Administration.
     
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  9. Z71bill

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    George Washington didn't fly around in a 747 - times change -

    I wish I could forget the Carter administration -
     
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    RonS Millennium Member

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    Watch the films of JFK.
     
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    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    the Isrealies have that covered with pointy eared dogs, so do other countries even the french. They train dogs to target possible bombers and pull them away from the handler and other people.
     
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    its called "running the fenders", done when low speed/ parade type scenario.... yes the vehicle is armored, but you still want to keep others away...
     
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    Yes, it's to keep others away. Someone rushes in front the car, the driver is left with a choice, stop the car or keep going( possibly running over the person)

    Stopping the car is a possible set up for an attack or publicity stunt.

    Being run over by the president gives the guys cause national press immediately
     
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    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    Most of us do.
     
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    I'm sure they can handle a little more than what they did today.
     
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    Because they have layers upon layers of security. The Beast is the final layer, the last resort, not the first/only layer.

    It's also probably not all that easy to see out of, as compared to if you were outside of it and running along side of it. The agents on the outside are an extra layer of security to keep it safe. Why let a guy with a suicide vest get right up next to it before he detonates, when you can have guys outside to intercept?
     
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    GeorgiaGlocker Philippians 4: 6-7

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    Because this is what they live for.
    Do you think they look forward to standing around all day? :outtahere:
     
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    Plus he can get out of the car at any time and walk
     
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    Only if they unlock the vault door for him.
     
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