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Assassination Attempt on Barack Obama Foiled

August 25, 2008

Note: this post is from a previous plot that was thwarted during the summer. To read my post on this latest plot, see this.

 I guess in my naivety I thought America was passed this type of bigotry. It seems as though a possible assassination attempt on Barack Obama’s life may have been thwarted.

CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass reported one of the suspects told authorities they were “going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a … rifle … sighted at 750 yards.”

Law enforcement sources tell Maass that one of the suspects “was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative.”

 At this point we really don’t know how serious this threat was, or how competent these people were. I would say that they really couldn’t be all that competent. Again, that may just be my naivety. These people seem to have belonged to a white supremacist group.

 Sources say he was wearing a ring with a swastika, and is thought to have ties to white supremacist organizations.

  While I have written many times about the “de-evolution” of society and the loosening of the moral codes that have held us together as a society, I never believed that we could sink this low. I have defended American society against what I though were ludicrous statements about a possible Barack Obama assassination attempt and now I realize that I have given the American people too much credit.

UPDATE: It appears as if this was not a serious threat.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. Will Torres permalink
    August 26, 2008 9:32 am

    White Supremacist…… hahahaha what a joke. it’s like the NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY, so-called movements. The only thing they move is their mouths…. Pleeeeease!!!!! Barack and McCAIN have the tightest security IN THE WORLD. People need to learn to accept CHANGE

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  2. August 26, 2008 10:45 am

    The convention is a very public event in which sick minds would like to send a clear message about their sentiments.

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  3. August 26, 2008 11:08 am

    The whole assassination angle has been the “phantom menace”, if you will, of this election season.

    Remember when Hilary made reference to RFK being shot? Not a good move…

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  4. creeping permalink
    August 26, 2008 12:07 pm

    that’s funny law enforcement said there was no credible threat….
    DENVER (AP) – Authorities are investigating whether a man arrested with rifles, ammunition and drugs in his truck made statements threatening Barack Obama, but emphasize he never posed a “credible threat” to the candidate or the Democratic National Convention.

    the media is ignoring the Islamic jihad death threat letter that was sent McCain

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  5. batguano101 permalink
    August 27, 2008 8:57 am

    The confession of a plan does not fit with the conclusion of the investigators.

    If the man did confess to planning to shoot the candidate, that is a threat.

    Something is off in this: the original confession or the conclusion.

    It might be argued that even a confessed plot is not a real threat if the man is on drugs and incapable of carrying it out, but that would mean someone somewhere was actively discounting a real plot.

    People jumping out of hotel windows at the knock of police are unusual. Just surviving a six story fall is unusual, if that is correct.

    There are enough flags in the news items about this to make me wonder where the truth lies, but not provide the truth at the moment.

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  6. August 27, 2008 11:49 am

    These guys are just typical delusional methheads. For a semi-humorous take on this story, check out my blog here:

    http://www.somedork.com/daily-ramblings/on-many-things/

    I hope, however, that this alerts the Secret Service and reminds them to be extra vigilant. Obama is a special candidate, and our nation has a sad history of special candidates getting assassinated.

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  7. concerned permalink
    August 27, 2008 11:00 pm

    hmm…..attempt to assasinate a potential candidate? Its hard to believe that the entire media haven’t flashed this as a headline. The speech of political figures are dissected into communication techniques by the masses for hours, yet a threat to the lives of the country’s potential leader is taken lightly. If it was some actor, I’m sure it was be all over the news like there was no tomorrow.

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  8. batguano101 permalink
    August 28, 2008 12:42 am

    Concerned-

    The news is really not the news any longer as we have known it in the past.

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  9. August 28, 2008 3:20 pm

    I’m also surprised that this did not get any more media attention. I’m not sure either party would really want that to happen.
    The Republicans exploiting the story weakens their strongest possibility to win the election(the general racism of the average american voter). And increases the importance of Joe Biden ( A popular choice among that same group as well as middle of the road republicans).
    The Democrats obviously would not want to point out their candidates possible (probable?) longevity issues.

    http://www.fargophantom.com

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  10. August 28, 2008 7:34 pm

    So the Republican’s biggest strength is racist America? The average American voters are racist?

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  11. Andy permalink
    November 4, 2008 11:44 pm

    In the 80’s the IRA got relatively close to Prime Minister Thatcher. She had gloated on how they would never get her. Their response was that she had to get lucky every single time; they only had to get lucky once. The fact is that the FBI and Secret Service are very good at their jobs. However, the internal British intelligence services are better and had to police a much more rigorous gun controlled society with a much smaller land mass.

    Most modern terrorist organizations look to the IRA as a model. Organizations here will take that lead. They already have access to weapon caches that their European counterparts would salivate at. It is very difficult to keep at bay a motivated fanatic with an agenda.

    The obvious idea is to suppress them. In our society, that is a difficult proposition. If we do so that is silencing our unalienable rites. People already are wary of current laws, would they accept further in order to set a dangerous precedent to protect one president?

    Israel lost a PM and they have a top notch security service, probably superior to ours. Neo Nazi and White Supremacist doctrine is to start a race war. Every time there is a riot that is ethnically bent their ranks swell. Assassination attempts are a win for them. Even his family is now a legitimate target in their eyes. What about those even motivated within his own ranks? The Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a member of his own party.

    Remember, Reagan was almost killed and that is within the last twenty-five years. Kennedy was hardly the first successful Presidential assassination. They only have to get lucky once.

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  12. November 5, 2008 8:00 am

    i thiink BARACK OBAMA will be one of the best presidents that america will have.his speeches are really real and emotional.i thiink he knows how to lead a country and how to really get peoples attention.he can really get to peoples heart.the assassination attempt just shows how low some people are.i knew that McCain didnt stand a chance against Obama.McCain won by a hundered something votes and Obama won by seven hundered something.i know that obama is going to make a really good president and he is going to make America a better country.

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  13. Ryan Rice permalink
    June 28, 2009 11:54 am

    I hate this chciken humping imbred, it’s too bad that he has come as far as he has. He has real charm and I am finding it hard not to like him, but at the same time he is just too naive to fill this position. How can someone as young as Barack Obama, with the negative views of an African-American (he believes like all the others that he is owed something), and finally didn’t have a real father which always caues a fathers complex. I hope for the sake of my country that this guy makes it, but I don’t think he will be in this good of a “standing” position by the end of his firt term. By the end of his first term he will be “laying down” just like all the other fake ass presidents we have.

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