Reports are coming in from Israel that President Obama's limousine, often called "The Beast," has broken down. You might be wondering how the most protected vehicle in the world could break down on an overseas visit, and the answer would surprise you. There's a bit of discrepancy over what exactly happened (and the Secret Service is living up to its name with the details, but apparently somebody filled The Beast with diesel fuel instead of gasoline gasoline instead of diesel, according to The Times of Israel. While we don't know exactly what type of engine powers the presidential limo, because the vehicle's based on a heavy-duty truck chassis, the fact that it's powered by a diesel motor doesn't surprise us. As the report goes...

"The Americans filled it up with diesel, rather than petrol," reports Channel 2 - stressing that it was the Americans, not the Israelis.

What does the Secret Service do when the President's ride has been compromised this way? Since calling a cab is out of the question, they reportedly have a replacement limousine being flown in from in Jordan. "Son of Beast," we'll call it.


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      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      It also hangs up it's belly on slight rises in the road. Since 2001, when the president travels out of town, his motorcade has consisted of about 45 vehicles. While the limousine itself is maintained by the Secret Service, motorcade support vehicles are maintained by the White House Military Office.[22] At times, the president travels in the presidential Suburban, one of two Chevrolet Suburbans with the presidential seal on the sides.[10] ( Wiki) US Air Force costs for overseas Presidential travel-----$180 K ----per hour
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        @diffrunt
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        brandon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @diffrunt
        Such a great use of public resources. :yack: And people are ok with these idiots going out of town so much. SMH.
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        @diffrunt
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      Porsche4life
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really?!!!!
      nsxrules
      • 2 Years Ago
      Imagine that, a democratic employee who is too stupid to know the difference between gasoline and diesel......
      Jason Krumvieda
      • 2 Years Ago
      This sums up the competency of the current administration pretty well.
        tinted up
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jason Krumvieda
        WRONG. The current administration didn't put fuel into the vehicle. The same gang of clowns that have been there for decades put fuel in the vehicle.
      Mazdaspeed6
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do not trust autoblog comments to get a gauge of opinion. In two last minute someone upvoted all negative obama statements. The majority Americans of voted in Obama and we love and stand behind our president.
        Dreez28
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mazdaspeed6
        Actually the majority of Americans did not vote for Obama, He just won in the states with the most electoral votes. Not to mention the people that didn't vote for Obama or Romney...like me.
        Renaurd
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mazdaspeed6
        Damn straight.
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        @Mazdaspeed6
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        @Mazdaspeed6
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        @Mazdaspeed6
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      m_2012
      • 2 Years Ago
      Keeps pushing for change, doesn't work in a limo either.
        dohc73
        • 2 Years Ago
        @m_2012
        Not enough room in my skull to role eyes as far back as this comment deserves it was so non-clever
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        @m_2012
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      itchynuts
      • 2 Years Ago
      american junk
      Mazdaspeed6
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm surprised the GOP hasn't attacked him for flying in the replacement on tax dollars. They can't handle a black head of state. Hilary won't fair any better.
        nsxrules
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mazdaspeed6
        The GOP doesn\'t dislike Obama because he\'s half white, they dislike him because his policies are destroying the country.
          Ivan Ivanovich Renko
          • 2 Years Ago
          @nsxrules
          How, NSX? How are this President's policies destroying the country? The Dow doesn't seem to agree with you; the majority of your fellow citizens clearly disagree with you-- perhaps you can rationally explain just exactly what you mean when you say "his policies are destroying the country." Other than that the country could be destroyed because there's a Negro in the White House...
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @nsxrules
          Implying the GOP's ideas are any better.
          Sir Duke
          • 2 Years Ago
          @nsxrules
          Plain and simple racism, and only the racists deny it.
          IBx27
          • 2 Years Ago
          @nsxrules
          Upvoted for nsxrules speaking the truth, downvote to mazdaspeed6 for bathing in the president's feces.
          delsolo1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @nsxrules
          Nsxrules Let me guess, you are too poor to own stock.
          ngiotta
          • 2 Years Ago
          @nsxrules
          Both parties have "destroyed the country". Pointing a finger at one side and not the other makes you an idiot. The only differences between Republicans and Democrats is the amount of tax to be collected, who must pay it and how it gets spent. Both parties try to repress the rights of specific groups, while trying to free up the rights of others (religious, businesses and gun owners vs. immigrants, poor and minorities). Until we get someone in there that is fiscally responsible, respects the rights of ALL individuals and governs by principal, rather than politics, nothing will ever change. Also... TERM LIMITS for Congress and the Senate!!
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          Brent Booth
          • 2 Years Ago
          OH MY GAWD.... Go shave your head you freak of nature. This is an entire WORLD not just the USA we live in. I cannot believe there is still racism in this world... I don't want to live here any more...
          Lachmund
          • 2 Years Ago
          nazis always where the real scum of this world
          Pj Taintz
          • 2 Years Ago
          obvious troll is obvious.... dont feed the trolls.
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        Papi L-Gee
        • 2 Years Ago
        Twenty bucks says that this comment and this user are not long for the Autoblog world.
        Brent Booth
        • 2 Years Ago
        Not a supporter of Obama, HOWEVER- not cool man... Not cool...
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        how is this comment still up?! wtf?!
        Generic
        • 2 Years Ago
        This is a pure hate post. Why is this even still allowed to be posted in the first place?
      over9000
      • 2 Years Ago
      Typical Government Motors mentality
      gfviperman
      • 2 Years Ago
      And these clowns will be running our health care system ....
        Daniel D
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gfviperman
        They run your nuclear weapons systems, military and foreign affairs. If you are worried about how governments of any persuasion in the US "run things" you have larger things to be concerned about.
        The Wasp
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gfviperman
        If you want a secret service agent to handle your medical care decisions, that's up to you. That's not at all what the government is doing.
          dukeisduke
          • 2 Years Ago
          @The Wasp
          The agent was distracted, thinking about hookers.
        Hello, Brian
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gfviperman
        Maybe yours.
      wrestleprocbt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeah mr. green energy, everyone else should be more fuel efficient except me man! You would think the pres would have at least insisted on a more fuel efficient diesel or some type of hybrid worked into his pimp mobile. At least put a stupid sticker on it that has one of those hybrid "H" on it and let you followers think your practicing what you preach.
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