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French customs official facing charges over Obama passport photo

Radio France International is reporting that a French customs official, who had a friend take a picture of him holding Barack Obama’s passport which he had just stamped, has been suspended from duty.

RFI wrote:

Barack Obama may have published a copy of his birth certificate but his minders don’t want photographs of his passport circulating.

Longtime readers here know that there is a White House video that features Obama’s passport. However, for some reason the issue date on the White House video is intentionally blurred. Perhaps the French photo reveals the hidden date? Unlikely, but we can only speculate as the French photo has not appeared.

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5 Responses to French customs official facing charges over Obama passport photo

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    roadburner June 6, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    unauthorised photography in a secure area?

    in many european airports there are areas where photography is not allowed.

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    Keith June 6, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    roadburner:
    unauthorised photography in a secure area?

    in many european airports there are areas where photography is not allowed.

    Not just Europe. Australia too. Darwin in particular I know for a fact (I was there three days ago).

    I can’t recall if there were “no photography” signs in Dili, Timor-Leste, but there were a significant number of grumpy looking security guards to assume it would be a problem.

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    AnotherBird June 7, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    I would suspect that the French customs official got suspended because they broke a rule or regulation relating to their duty. However, from the report it does state “US secret service officials were present and were not amused.”

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    Fred June 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy. Remind me again. Are you trying to shine a light on crazy conspiracies or are you now mutating into starting your own?

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Fred: Dr. Conspiracy. Remind me again. Are you trying to shine a light on crazy conspiracies or are you now mutating into starting your own?

    No, I was kidding.