Monday, August 25, 2008

Barack Obama Assassination Thwarted

Group caught in the operations stage of plot to kill Barack Obama.

This is another reason why the grand acceptance speech at Invesco Field may not have been well thought out... at least not from a practical point of view. It is going to be a security nightmare in terms of logistics, coordination, etc.

The nuts are coming out of the woodwork... and I have a feeling that this is only the beginning. The USSS will have to come up with a different program for protecting Obama and his family. Business as usual is probably not going to be sufficient.

Luckily good old fashioned police work revealed this plot, and hopefully all of the suspects are in custody.

I also hope that the USSS and the FBI have taken the proper countermeasures.

4 comments:

Truthiz said...

This particular story may actually be a non-story(?)

As per the following being reported in the Rocky Mountain News:

"U.S. attorney 'confident' Obama not threatened"

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/aug/25/police-investigate-possible-plot-kill-obama/

The Angry Independent said...

That's called downplaying for PR purposes. Law enforcement always wants to give the perception that they are in control regarding the safety & well-being of the public, and that the VIP's under their protection are safe, etc.

The JTTF doesn't swing into action for cases that are non-stories.

These suspects apparently had walkie talkies, vests, long range scopes, etc.... and rented a truck using bogus info...

And it appears they may have had at least some motive.... considering the background of at least one of the suspects.

A bunch of druggies? Probably...but that's not unusual for these folks. It doesn't mean that they were incapable of carrying out some sort of madness at the Convention this week.

Truthiz said...

Yeah. You've got a point.

I guess time will tell what's up.

Angie-Nuvision said...

"A bunch of druggies? Probably...but that's not unusual for these folks. It doesn't mean that they were incapable of carrying out some sort of madness at the Convention this week." AI

I agree.