Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama Would-Be Assassins Nabbed


I guess it's begun.

Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have arrested two Tennessee men alleged to be plotting to assassinate Barack Obama. From Reuters:

Law enforcement arrested two men in Tennessee who had plans to rob a gun dealer to shoot Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and "as many non-Caucasians" as possible, an official said on Monday.

An official from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said police found the men in the Jackson, Tennessee area with a number of guns, including a sawed-off shotgun, in their car.

"They wanted to go to a place where they could shoot as many non-Caucasian as they could," the official said, noting that the men first planned to rob a gun dealer. "They also had a plot to assassinate Sen. Obama."

8 comments:

Fish said...

Geez Mound! So much for the blog block! I stopped reading your blog for a few days and come back to a mountain of new posts! Glad to see you've changed your mind!

From what I've read, it sounds like it was a pretty half-assed plan, by two losers. Not really any cause for concern.

Unfortunately, I fear that this is only the beginning...

The Mound of Sound said...

Corect me if I'm wrong here, Fish, but wasn't that other guy - Lee Harvey Oswald - wasn't he a loser too?

The Mound of Sound said...

And my friend, thanks for your kind words. I guess it passed a lot sooner than I'd imagined possible.

Fish said...

Sure he was a loser, but he had the CIA doing all of the planning for him! ;-)

The Mound of Sound said...

Earl Warren curses you from his grave, you snot-nosed puke!

Troy Thomas said...

It's troubling. These terrorists probably wanted to kill Obama, but probably knew they were a bit impotent in their efforts. An army of bodyguards stand in their way.

That they were planning on murdering African-American students is also terrifying in its own right, as unlike Obama, there's no one protecting them 24/7.

The Mound of Sound said...

Regardless of the outcome next Tuesday I think we're going to see seismic reactions within the U.S.

One thing that this story made me wonder about was an item I saw months ago about Obama supporters who decided they wouldn't vote for him because of the chance that would simply put him in an assassin's crosshairs.

The American media have paid some attention on what effect an Obama win would have on their populace but no one has been willing to touch what fallout might ensue from a narrow McCain victory that was obviously pushed through atop the racist vote. I think everyone is crossing their fingers, hoping that won't happen so they won't even have to consider the aftermath.

Anonymous said...

Yes....Oswald was a puppet and a plant that took the brunt of JFK's assassination. Oh for the lovely lives of people in power who are willing to kill because they have a deranged brain. A. Morris