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Monday, October 27, 2008

Feds disrupt skinhead plot to assassinate Obama

This is disturbing:
Two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said Monday.

In all, the two men whom officials describe as neo-Nazi skinheads planned to kill 88 people - 14 by beheading, according to documents unsealed in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Tenn. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community.
While it is no surprise that we have some crazies among us, it is distressing anytime we get a reminder that some people will take violent action over political differences. Obviously, the good news is they were caught before they carried out their evil. The bad news is with our nation having a population of over three hundred million these are probably not the only nuts out there. The question we should ask ourselves is what influenced these idiots. Where do those ideas germinate? The article says they met online and found common ground. However, their twisted minds were poisoned long before they met.

No matter what your personal political leanings, keep the safety of all the candidates in your prayers. We should be able to disagree, even vehemently disagree without resorting to violence.


Blogger ffrye said...

It's unfortunate that some of our young people do not understand that they do have the right to disagree with those who run for political office by "VOTING" for those they do agree with rather than doing something stupid like this.

October 27, 2008 at 8:10 PM


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