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posted 27 October 2008 02:36 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As repoted on the CBC. It's also starting to appear on other media.

U.S. authorities said Monday they have broken up a plot to assassinate U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in Tennessee.

In court records unsealed Monday, federal agents said they disrupted two neo-Nazi skinheads' plans to rob a gun store and target an unnamed but predominantly African-American high school.

The skinheads, reported to be of 20 and 18 years of age, did not identify the school by name, said federal agents.

The two men planned to kill 88 black people and decapitate an additional 14, said Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of the Nashville field office for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The men also sought to go on a national killing spree, with Obama as their final target, Cavanaugh told The Associated Press.

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posted 27 October 2008 02:49 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It doesn't sound like they were going to be too successful. I just hope that someone more sophisticated isn't trying as well.
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posted 27 October 2008 03:14 PM      Profile for vaudree     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, the actual threat to Obama was quite low - and the idea that they planned to survive a school shooting first without getting caught. Then again, usually there are only one or two shooters so it is possible that they could pick a school where no one has cell phones.

If Obama's popularity needed any more of a boost, I think he got got it

The McCain camp would have preferred if this story broke after next week.

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Jacob Two-Two
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posted 27 October 2008 06:34 PM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If Obama actually beats the machines and takes the election, he'll be a well-protected fella. Might end up the most guarded president in history, if the amount of threats and hate mail he'll receive will be any influence. The threat to him will always be low.

Just like in the plans of these nutbars, it will be normal bystanders who will bear the brunt of this racist anger, and I would guess that it will be considerable. I hope police everywhere are considering this though it's hard to know what they can do.

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