Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by ThaBigP, Aug 25, 2008.
I fear for him if he gets elected.
I'll bet you a jelly doughnut that the howls will become deafening - claiming talk radio is to blame. Same happened after the OK City bombing.
Me too. I disagree with just about everything about him politically, but nothing infurates me more than a** holes like this.
Plot to Kill Obama: Shoot From High Vantage Point
Written By Brian Maass
Related: Anarchists And Police Clash In Downtown Denver
Section: Democratic National Convention Section
E-mail DENVER (CBS4) ― CBS4 has now learned at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges.
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."
The story began emerging Sunday morning when Aurora police arrested 28-year-old Tharin Gartrell. He was driving a rented pickup truck in an erratic manner according to sources.
Sources told CBS4 police found two high-powered, scoped rifles in the car along with camouflage clothing, walkie-talkies, a bulletproof vest, a spotting scope, licenses in the names of other people and methamphetamine. One of the rifles is listed as stolen from Kansas.
Subsequently authorities went to the Cherry Creek Hotel to contact an associate of Gartrell's. But that man, who was wanted on numerous warrants, jumped out of a sixth floor hotel window. Law enforcement sources say the man broke an ankle in the fall and was captured moments later. Sources say he was wearing a ring with a swastika, and is thought to have ties to white supremacist organizations.
A third man -- an associate of Gartrell and the hotel jumper was also arrested. He told authorities that the two men "planned to kill Barack Obama at his acceptance speech."
That man, along with a woman, are also under arrest.
The Secret Service, FBI, ATF and the joint terrorism task force are all investigating the alleged plot.
The U.S. Attorney in Denver has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday afternoon.
CBS4 will have new details on this developing story at 10pm.
I hope these would-be neo-James Earl Rays get the death penalty for conspiring to assasinate a candidate for President. Not sure what federal law says about the matter (regarding a candidate rather than a sitting Pres), but this isn't one nut like Hinkley. This looks like quite a few folks may be involved. I hope they've all been caught, and no more are running around as "backup".
Unfortunately I feel there are more of these nut jobs out there and are not in a conspiracy. As much as I dislike the guy and his policies I would rather him be POTUS than killed. I don't understand these crackpots at all.
My brother is always going on and on about Obama being assinated, now I they just gave him more ammo.
Mick, Is that John Amos in your Avatar?
He is one of my favorite actors. He doesn't get enough credit for the work he's done.
You are the 3rd person to ask me that. I am going to have to lighten it in photoshop.
He is by far my favorite character on The West Wing. Always wants to shoot first and ask questions later after the United States has been attacked .
He was interviewed on BET once a while back and he seemed like a no nonsense kind of guy. I like his demeanor and he should be getting more movie roles IMO.
This is some sickening $#!t...........
His role as the Owner/Manager of McDowell's in Coming to America was transcendent.
I mean he's talking on a hamburger flip phone.
These dudes need to be locked up for good there is no excuse for this behavior.
I fear for this country if he gets elected... just sayin'...
Why's that, isn't all the talk about "change" just empty rhetoric?
It's safe to say he won't be winning Colorado. I don't know what he was wasting his time for there anyways. This seems like the police are almost trying to scare him. That detective strikes me as bizarre.
Of course it is, but our Congress has never met a tax they didn't like...
If socialized medicine gets enacted, after the colossal failure it will be, Congress will never repeal the costs to the American taxpayer...
I really have no use for Obama politically, but what a shame......what a shame. People are crazy, they have no idea how valuable life is.