The Secret Service are generally very good at protecting the world’s most powerful man.
Securing President Obama from daily security risks – no problem.
Taking POTUS into one of the hottest security spots in the world – all in a day’s work.
Gassing up the presidential limo – that’s another story.
Apparently President Obama’s driver put diesel fuel – and not regular gas – into the limo shortly before POTUS landed for his first-ever trip to Israel. The car, referred to as “the Beast”, had to be carted away like any other broken down civilian car. Media reports say another limo was hurriedly brought in from Jordan.
According to a report on CNN, multiple, identical copies of the Beast are used to transport Obama around Washington and on his trips out of town. Each car is a specially built Cadillac that’s estimated to weigh 8 tons.
You can see a video of the car’s security features on this YouTube clip.