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Another Obama Assassination Plot

neo-nazi.thumbnail.jpgAs Dave Neiwert notes, hopefully this US attorney has the integrity to prosecute it properly. These skinheads were plenty ambitious:

Federal agents have broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree, the ATF said Monday..

.. the two men planned to shoot 88 black people and decapitate another 14. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community.

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

"They said that would be their last, final act – that they would attempt to kill Sen. Obama," Cavanaugh said. "They didn’t believe they would be able to do it, but that they would get killed trying."

I think maybe McCain, and Palin in particular, might want to start calming the waters. And Palin in particular needs to call out the racists in her crowds and stop whipping it up. Because yes, lady, you will be held responsible if anything happens.

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Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh was the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist. His work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in and BlogsCanada. He is also a social media strategy consultant and currently lives in Toronto.

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