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Posted: 9/24/2004 7:56:01 AM EST
Yesterday, while driving North on I95 between Woodbridge and the Beltway, I saw something I haven't seen before. At the Route 1 onramp, there was a VA state police car parked perpendicular to traffic. There was one uniformed officer standing outside the car, next to the drivers door. The other officer was in full tactical gear, including body armor and mag pouches standing next to him. They did not have a radar gun and were focused on traffic.

Strange? Yeah, but wait.

Just before we hit the beltway, there was another one. Exactly like the other, parked in the median on the right, perpendicular to traffic, two officers with one in full tac gear, watching traffic.

What the fuck is going on?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:57:09 AM EST
Security for Iraqi Prime Ministers motorcade.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:38:18 AM EST
Dress up day!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:42:06 AM EST
They just want you to know that THEY KNOW where you are, and they are watching.



-LS
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:43:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By ANGST:
Security for Iraqi Prime Ministers motorcade.



Is this a guess or are you sure? That sounds quite plausible, and if that's all it was, I'd be rather relieved. It sure as hell put me on alert.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:53:36 AM EST

"Dammit, we said no speeding in a work zone!"




Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:54:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By cliffy109:

Originally Posted By ANGST:
Security for Iraqi Prime Ministers motorcade.



Is this a guess or are you sure? That sounds quite plausible, and if that's all it was, I'd be rather relieved. It sure as hell put me on alert.



About 80-90% sure.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 10:33:13 AM EST
Too bad. I though we finally deployed our (D.C.) border patrol.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 11:39:15 AM EST
My 1st thought was High Speed Chase or Something...


Originally Posted By ANGST:
Security for Iraqi Prime Ministers motorcade.



...but this would probably make more sense.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 11:47:36 AM EST
Why would Allawi be going that way??? Hummmmmmm. Is that the way to Dulles? Nope. Driving to/from Richmond?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 5:39:02 PM EST
I can verify that there were some very important MiddleEastern men visiting town today with escorted access, visiting some interesting places.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 5:41:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By ANGST:
Security for Iraqi Prime Ministers motorcade.



+1
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 5:42:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By whisper300:
I can verify that there were some very important MiddleEastern men visiting town today with escorted access, visiting some interesting places.



Oh. I see said the blind man...
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 5:48:10 PM EST
I imagine that I-95 traffic near the beltway would make Allawi think that *maybe* it's not that bad in Iraq...

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 5:53:14 PM EST
I would get out of the HOV lane if you don't have someone with you.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:17:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By MissouriBob:
I would get out of the HOV lane if you don't have someone with you.



Where did the HOV subject come up? Anyway parts of it here are ok for 1 person going South and if you have a Hybrid or motercycle you are ok too.

Btw, I got stopped for 5 mins yesterday for the pres motercade. Going down 18th and crossing on E towards the White House. See them all the time in DC.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:06:03 PM EST
Poor attempt at a joke. I've only been on 95 up in CT. HOV lanes are non-existant in Missouri, and I always found them to be kind of strange when I was up that way on business.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:48:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By W-W:
Why would Allawi be going that way??? Hummmmmmm. Is that the way to Dulles? Nope. Driving to/from Richmond?



Often motorcade may not take the most direct path from point A to B
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 4:31:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By ANGST:

Originally Posted By W-W:
Why would Allawi be going that way??? Hummmmmmm. Is that the way to Dulles? Nope. Driving to/from Richmond?



Often motorcade may not take the most direct path from point A to B


Also may have been visiting a site in the Quantico area.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 4:56:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By whisper300:
I can verify that there were some very important MiddleEastern men visiting town today with escorted access, visiting some interesting places.



Thank you.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:22:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 5:25:51 AM EST by themadhatter]
its a trap
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:31:10 AM EST
Madhatter . . . .

that film you posted is all kinds of disturbing.

BTW, the Iraqi Prime Minister was in DC this week (Thursday, if I remember correctly). he had the most security I have ever seen ( I was eating lunch when they shut things down and the motorcade sped off at full speed between the White House and Congress.

I'd be VERY surprised if the drove down I95. More likey story is that his helicopter took a trip to Quantico (or elsewhere) and as it flew overhead, they had Tactical guys on the ground watching out of shoulder fired missles, etc.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:41:09 AM EST
I heard they were looking for a guy driving a Toyota that has an addiction to FALs
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:44:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/25/2004 5:46:22 AM EST by themadhatter]

I heard they were looking for a guy driving a Toyota that has an addiction to FALs


i think I've seen that guy............ anyone know the 800 number to call in I've got to do it for the children
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:48:39 AM EST
Casual Friday ?


Link Posted: 9/25/2004 5:50:19 AM EST
It's what you call, "Smile, Style and Profile".
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:35:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Squib:
Too bad. I though we finally deployed our (D.C.) border patrol.



Would that be to keep people out of dc or keep them in?
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:06:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By LHD:

Originally Posted By Squib:
Too bad. I though we finally deployed our (D.C.) border patrol.



Would that be to keep people out of dc or keep them in?



They just need to slap a fence around DC and call it Lorton!
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:41:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By gotm4:

Originally Posted By LHD:

Originally Posted By Squib:
Too bad. I though we finally deployed our (D.C.) border patrol.



Would that be to keep people out of dc or keep them in?



They just need to slap a fence around DC and call it Lorton!



Roffles!
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