Elijah Shaw of ICON Executive Protection & Harlan Austin of BodyguardCareers.com carved some time out of a busy work schedule to watch a private screening of Olympus Has Fallen, the new film from the Director of Training Day. What’s the verdict? Check out the 1-minute review on the video then meet me back here.
I can sum it up like this… The movie Die Hard, but this time in the White House. Only problem is, Die Hard did it better, much better. I tried hard to look at it like JUST A MOVIE, however, it was pretty hard to put aside the fact that it makes the United States Secret Service, DC Law Enforcement, The Capital Police, The Military –including the US Special Forces, all look like 3rd graders playing laser tag. Plus there were plot holes wide enough to drive a truck into. Wait, they did drive a truck into it. Uggh. Oh, and the Plane crashing and the Washington Monument collapsing “World Trade Tower-Style”… Uggh.
Wow. Powerful allegations. I’ll reserve passing any judgement until I read the entire book myself. However, I will say that having had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Obama on multiple occasions (from when he was a rising star Senator, to his current role as Commander in Chief) and liaising with his staff, the agents entrusted with his safety have always appeared attentive and mission-focused. I did have some concerns during my time the inauguration– the sheer size and magnitude could have been nothing but overwhelming –but was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to bring them up to key parties.
One thing I will say is that the men and women of the United States Secret Service have a very demanding job and one that allows zero margin for error. Lopsided or not, a book like this will surely light a fire that will make some take a closer look at any deficiencies for the greater good.
A backup hard drive which contained information regarding Former President Bill Clinton was discovered missing by the U.S. National Archives and Recording Administration (NARA). Authorities are not sure if it was “misplaced” or “stolen” but the end results are lots of confidential information is missing.
“On the drive were details about the security procedures used by the U.S. Secret Service at the White House”. For the full story, click HERE.