assassination? wtf!

did you see this?  this can not be for real.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/skinhead_plot

Feds disrupt alleged plot targeting Obama

By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – 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 described 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.

i was confused for half of today because i couldn’t figure out of it was the same two guys as a few months ago.  back in august, i think:

FBI Probes Possible Obama Death Threat

3 Men, 1 Woman Arrested On Drugs, Weapons Charges; Official Says “No Credible Threat” To Obama, Convention

“It’s premature to say that it was a valid threat or that these folks have the ability to carry it out,” said a U.S. government official familiar with the investigation. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Law enforcement sources told CBS station KCNC-TV in Denver that one of the suspects “was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative.”

One of the suspects told authorities they were “going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a … rifle … sighted at 750 yards,” reported KCNC.

not the same two guys.  different pair of guys.  interesting.  mass killings, beheadings, suicidal attempt to murder prominent political figure.  that sounds vaguely familiar.  i just can’t put my finger on it.  and there’s a word for people like that.  begins with a “T” maybe?  i’m drawing a blank.

it’s interesting to me when the authorities say that the guys from the august incident didn’t have the wherewithal.  bullets don’t know or care whether or not the person shooting them is competent or has the ability to carry out a plan.

anyway, i need to get this out of my system.

is this how it begins?

every black leader who’s challenged the status quo and rose to a level of prominence and popularity with a message of change has been assassinated, jailed or deported.

when Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered it was at the point in his career, in his life, when he was speaking out against the vietnam war.  speaking for the rights of the poor and working class — economic and social justice.  and he was labeled a traitor and a socialist and a communist sympathizer because of it. (he was a proponent of democratic socialism.)

and then?

when Malcolm X came back from the Hajj and was ready to work with anyone of any race….

one more thing

and then i have a website to work on and a bed to sleep on.  or a bed-like piece of furniture.

i’m watching the daily show right now.  john oliver has footage from a mccain-palin campaign and an obama-biden campaign.  his point is that america seems to be expressing itself through fear.  i’ll leave you with this quote, which also sums up a lot of the comments and blogs that happen to be coming from the political right (not because they’re bad people but because it appears that Obama has a chance of winning the election.  sour grapes.  underdog angst.)

“if this man becomes our president, i think america as we know it is gone.”

wow.  ignorance begets fear begets violence.

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