Feds Disrupt Alleged Plot Targeting Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal authorities say two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a nationwide killing binge, shooting and decapitating dozens of black people and ultimately targeting Barack Obama.

But the Secret Service says at this point, there doesn't appear to have been any formal assassination plot against Obama.

Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman, described by authorities as neo-Nazi skinheads, were arrested in Tennessee last week.

A Secret Service spokesman says statements about the assassination came out in interviews after their arrest, but he says "whether or not they had the capability or the wherewithal to carry out an attack remains to be seen."

The men face weapons-related charges and are also charged with threatening a candidate for president.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2008 at 09:54 AM
    This just blows my mind. I wish people could be over rasism. I hope that Obama and McCain say something about this. We are not in the 60's it is time to move on. God Bless all the canidates.
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