UPDATE (11.06): The same media sources that initially reported the $200 million per day Obama India trip, are now reporting that Obama claims to have ‘reached$10 billion in business deals and 50,000 US jobs.

Mainstream media and the White House argue the $200 million per day and 34 warship numbers are incorrect. And while they refuse to disclose true figures, mainstream media and the White House are eagerly reporting, as fact, the ambiguous $10 billion business deals figure and the creation of yet-to-be-seen 50,000 US jobsall promised to the American people by the same president, who not so long ago, heralded the do-or-die stimulus package, false unemployment rates and phony jobs claims.

Wonder what the shovel-ready figures are on the first-ever teleprompter used in the Central Hall of Parliament?

(HS Times) Obama will make history for more than one reason during the Nov 6-9 visit. This will be the first time a teleprompter will be used in the nearly 100-feet high dome-shaped hall that has portraits of eminent national leaders adorning its walls.

Considering Scare Force One’s quick trip to Manhattan for a barnstorming photo op with Lady Liberty cost taxpayers $328,835, well, perhaps increased debt and the release of 19 million pounds of CO2 won’t be the only byproducts of Obama’s excursion to India. To quote Michelle Malkin on the continual lack of promised transparency from the White House, “It’s this utter disregard for taxpayer accountability that prompted hundreds of thousands of citizens to take to the streets on Tax Day 2009 for Tea Party protests.”


UPDATE (11.07): (NDTV) About 3,000 people are supposed to join the president. The source revealed that all the 506 rooms [at the Taj] have been booked. “Though the president will be eating food cooked by his own chef, the hotel is preparing Indian, continental, and Chinese buffet for the fleet.” The bar has been stocked with Glenfiddich 40-Year-Old Rare Collection and Dom Perignon Rose Champagne from France. “Wine, whisky and champagne will be stocked in the bar. The bar will not only cater to Obama’s demands, but also to those of his wife Michelle.”

More cars have been booked for the US fleet. “Earlier 150 cars were booked which has now been increased to 225. The company which has been given the responsibility of logistics has been running from pillar to post to get more cars.” The US Consulate had booked Innova cars for sniffer dogs and Toyota and Mercedes Volvo for the rest of the fleet.


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All in the name of fear. And all for President Barack Hussein Obama who says America’s ‘fear and frustration‘ is to blame for the intense midterm election cycle threatening to derail the Democratic agenda.

40 Aircraft

Headline: ‘40 Planes, 3 Choppers, 8 Limos

Article: Six armoured cars and 40 aircraft will accompany US President Barack Obama during his three-day visit of India. Details of the elaborate arrangements for the tree-day presidential visit on November 6 were leaked to Indian newspaper earlier this week. According to the Daily Mail, 40 aircraft, including Air Force One, and six heavily armoured cars will follow the president around the country. The entourage will be the biggest ever in terms of logistics and manpower for any US president.

34 Warships (TBD)

Headline: ‘34 Warships sent from US for Obama visit

Article: Communications set-up and nuclear button and majority of the White House staff will be in India accompanying the President on this three-day visit that will cover Mumbai and Delhi. He will also be protected by a fleet of 34 warships, including an aircraft carrier, which will patrol the sea lanes off the Mumbai coast during his two-day stay there beginning Saturday. The measure has been taken as Mumbai attack in 2008 took place from the sea. Arrangements have been put in place for emergency evacuation, if needed.

(SHN Note): This from The Economic Times back in October, “There will be US naval ships, along with Indian vessels, patrolling the sea till about 330-km from the shore. This is to negate the possibility of a missile being fired from a distance,” the officer said.

UPDATE (11.05): Yesterday, Geoff Morrell, press secretary for the Pentagon (same government organization that paid $998,798 for two 19-cent washers) stated, ‘Obama will not be guarded by 34 ships.’ Geoff, not being a numbers kinda guy, would not comment on US Navy warships being accompanied by Indian vessels. And like Robert, uhh, Gibbs, refused to release the true figures of combined warships required to keep our dear leader safe.

3,000 Entourage

Headline: ‘Obama’s Mumbai visit

Article: About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments.

Entire Taj Mahal Booked

Headline: ‘Obama books entire Taj Mahal hotel – Teleprompter Junkie fears missiles and spiked food

Article: To ensure fool-proof security, the President’s team has booked the entire Taj Mahal Hotel, including 570 rooms, all banquets and restaurants. Since his security contingent and staff will comprise a huge number, 125 rooms at Taj President have also been booked, apart from 80 to 90 rooms each in Grand Hyatt and The Oberoi hotels. The NCPA, where the President is expected to meet representatives from the business community, has also been entirely booked.

Coconuts Removed

Headline: ‘Coconuts removed from trees in preparation for Barack Obama’s India trip

Article: India is preparing for Barack Obama’s first visit to the country by removing coconuts from palm trees in Mumbai to protect the US president. All coconuts around the city’s Gandhi museum, one of Mr Obama’s stops in the city, are being taken down. “We told the authorities to remove the dry coconuts from trees near the building. Why take a chance?” Mani Bhavan’s executive secretary, Meghshyam Ajgaonkar, told the BBC. Mr Obama, still smarting from heavy losses in the midterm elections, will visit India, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and China on the 10-day tour.

Bomb-Proof Tunnel Construction

Headline: ‘Tunnel for Obama near Mani Bhavan’

Article: On Monday, US secret agents visited the museum to plan Obama’s security detail. They were accompanied by officers of Mumbai Police and civic officials of the D ward (where Mani Bhavan is located). While inspecting the route and the buildings lining up the route to the museum, the Americans detected a skyscraper near Peddar road and also found the area to be highly populated. The tunnel would be a kilometre long and measure 12ft by 12ft — enough to let Obama’s cavalcade pass through. The tunnel would be centrally air-conditioned, fitted with close-circuit television cameras, and will be heavily guarded at every point, including, of course, its entry and exit.

$200 Million Per Day? (TBD)

Headline: ‘US to spend $200 million a day on Obama’s Mumbai visit

Article: The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama’s visit to the city. “The huge amount of around $200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit,” a top official of the Maharashtra Government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said.

UPDATE (10.04): White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is denying the, uh, $200 million cost… I repeat, Robert Gibbs is denying the cost… I repeat, Robert Gibbs. But Gibbs refuses to reveal the, uhhh, true cost of Obama’s extravagant family outing to us serfs. Good thing, too. This recession is enough to worry about.

19 Million Pounds of CO2

Headline: ‘Obama’s trip to India has a carbon footprint bigger than many US cities

Article: Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club, wrote in January 2010 in the Huffington Post that President Barack Obama is “the greenest president ever.” Well … maybe not. We are constantly told how bad air travel is for the planet. For example, the UK has a whole organization, called “Plane Stupid,” dedicated to the issue. It is groups like this that enable us to calculate the carbon emissions of air travel using the handy dandy Terrapass web page.

Terrapass calculation methodology: HERE

Article (cont.): If one assumes that all 3,000 people fly commercial from Washington, D.C., to New Delhi and back (and nowhere else), their cumulative carbon footprint can be calculated according to Terrapass. So here’s what we get for the maximum number of people, ten, that we can select at one time on that website. Note that Bombay, India is now called Mumbai, but the airport code is still BOM in Terrapass: Multiply 62,238 lbs of CO2 for ten people times 300 (to make three thousand) and we get 18,671,400 lbs of CO2, or 8,469 metric tons.


SIGN-OFF: Let’s check in with the Sierra Club and see what they have to say about all of this… (cricket sound)

Obama fears missiles and spiked food: HERE

Hat tip: Zip and Drudge and MMR

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51 Responses to Obama India Trip: 40 Aircraft, 34 Warships, 3,000 Entourage, Entire Taj Mahal Booked, Coconut Removal, Bomb-Proof Tunnel Construction, 19 Million Pounds Of CO2 @ $200 Million Per Day?

  1. Bill says:

    This guy has something up his sleeve and something hes not relating to the american people.

  2. mmr says:

    Keep revealing truth.

  3. Anonymous says:

    whos the cat with the blue turbin friend or foe

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  7. D.M.Doyle says:

    Don’t you feel the least bit bad passing on obvious lies? [admin edit - slander] 200 million a day? 34 warships? renting the taj mahal? [admin edit - expletive] Read the Wall Street Journal.

  8. Kudos for having the best write-up on this topic. If you pick thru my blather here:


    There’s also an estimate for the amount of ‘breathe out’ in tons-footprint that Barry’s Toyz will leave on Gaia.. or as some bloggers allude, ‘What Al Gore calls a Wednesday.’


  9. SService says:

    Maybe you should be investigated for knowing the exact details of everything. You are now compromising national security, if in fact there is any fact about your claims. Secret Service -- hello -- Secret Service

  10. SService says:

    Furthermore, who do you think you are, needing to know everything about what and where the president goes and does, are you a deal maker ? Have you created opportunities for Americans with jobs ?

    There are some things that the general public need not know, because the gp is not capable of grasping all that in front of them, especially in the crisis mode that the idiot republicans have led them to. Instead of bashig, my good man, or woman -- you need to be optimistic for America. There is hope and we can change, if we want to. Everyone is so quick to point fingers and bash, thats the kind of bs mentality that has gotten us here, it won’t get better if we continue this way.

  11. roobens says:

    He should have thought of spending public money of $200 million per day.

  12. Paul says:

    (Admin edit -- ad hominem)

  13. amy katz says:

    where’s the outrage that we’re still spending nearly 200 million a days on a war that GW got us into based on his lies to congress and the American people? It’s people like you that are causing the greatest damage to the USA -- rather than being outraged by activities that deserve outrage, you and others on the left and right, will only be outraged when you disagree with the person’s politics

    • Sad Hill says:


      The ‘outrage’ over ‘GW’ war spending (nation-building) is right here on SHN…


      Making every one of your ‘points’ moot.

    • Winston Smith says:

      Moreover, what is even more sad Amy, is that you continue to believe in the false dichotomy of the left/right paradigm. Your basically saying, “If G.W. Bush started two wars, costing hundreds of billions, then it is ok for the other party (Obama) to spend billions, on what he wants.” This is unfortunately the mindset that millions of Americans continue to be hopelessly trapped in. Yeah, Iraq and Afghanistan, are costing hundreds of billions, and continue to drain precious American blood and treasure. So why does that give BHO the right to blow billions more, (and continue to expand the wars that he said he opposed)? Wake up America! Bush and Obama play for the same team. Politicians from both parties are hurting us.

  14. Sadie says:

    Regarding comment from Amy: People like us causing the greatest damage ? How are you not outraged ? It might be time for you to focus on the present issues at hand that could and should be changed (see I am all for that change thing). Agreed that GW made some poor choices -- we can not change that now.

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