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Feds Investigate Possible Obama Assassination Plot in Denver
FoxNews ^ | 8/26/08 | Unknown

Posted on 08/26/2008 6:40:27 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants

Three men arrested in Aurora, Colo., on methamphetamine and firearms charges may have been plotting to assassinate Barack Obama, FBI authorities told FOX News late Monday, although local officials are still pondering the intent of the suspects.

Aurora Police Detective Marcus Dudley identified Tharin Gartrell, 28, as one suspect pulled over for a routine traffic stop Sunday and found to be wanted on numerous warrants. Two rifles, including a sniper rifle, and methamphetamines were found in the car.

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Federal sources said this incident may have had more to do with methamphetamine than with any plot to assassinate Obama, but local police did not say why they connected the men to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

(Excerpt) Read more at elections.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; assassination; assassinationplot; fbi; gartrell; obama; theone
Want to bet that the "sniper rifle" was nothing more than a scoped hunting rifle?
1 posted on 08/26/2008 6:40:28 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I wouldn’t be surprised if it even had an orange tip.


2 posted on 08/26/2008 6:42:05 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

Was the guy name Charles Calthrop?


3 posted on 08/26/2008 6:45:24 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The Mail is reporting it was a racist plot and that one wore a Nazi ring

Four held over 'white supremacist gun plot to assassinate Barack Obama

4 posted on 08/26/2008 6:46:53 AM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Again this is old news , there was no credible threat but the Obama media will milk this phony story for all its worth.The obama media includes Fox News which seems to have shifted into the Obama category ! Brit Hume has become a pathetic Obama cheerleader !
5 posted on 08/26/2008 6:47:10 AM PDT by ncalburt
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Suspects: Nathan Johnson, Tharin Gartrell and Shawn Adolf

6 posted on 08/26/2008 6:49:44 AM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: ncalburt

You only have to look at their photos to tell that they would struggle even putting on their clothes.


7 posted on 08/26/2008 6:50:22 AM PDT by igoramus08
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"We're absolutely confident there is no credible threat to the candidate, the Democratic National Convention, or the people of Colorado," Eid said in a statement.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jkwn9iRCwdE76BB6ClH6Qmw8NcFQD92PV8VO3

8 posted on 08/26/2008 6:51:29 AM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

this is about the 8th time this story has been posted,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2068207/posts

DENVER (AP) - Authorities are investigating whether a man arrested with rifles, ammunition and drugs in his truck made statements threatening Barack Obama, but emphasize he never posed a “credible threat” to the candidate or the Democratic National Convention. Federal and local authorities had scheduled a news conference for Tuesday afternoon, but U.S. Attorney Troy Eid downplayed the case. “We’re absolutely confident there is no credible threat to the candidate, the Democratic National Convention, or the people of Colorado,” Eid said in a statement.


9 posted on 08/26/2008 6:53:26 AM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Three morons, two rifles and some methamphetamine is now an assassination plot? They may be very dangerous, but not to Obama.


10 posted on 08/26/2008 6:56:56 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Anybody want to bet that none of the threats against Bush or McCain in the upcoming week will make the news?


11 posted on 08/26/2008 6:58:53 AM PDT by bpjam (Drill For Oil or Lose Your Job!! Vote Nov 2008)
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To: Between the Lines

NOT FUNNY!

(Mug shots on the link you supplied)

Crikey! Have a look at the Bad Heads on the shoulders of the Suspects, ay! They are just wrong. Not funny at all!

Troglodytes, hermaphrodites and crustaceans, all. Living proof of the Theory of Devolution. They’re so gruesome looking they could cause abortions in pregnant women just by being in a neighboring county. Definitely born to be hanged.

If they’re not found guilty of meth possession and conspiracy to euthanize Obama, might as well find them guilty of having Bad Heads, and give them their punishments in advance “for next time.”

For there surely will be a “next time.” ‘Strewth!


12 posted on 08/26/2008 6:59:26 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: bpjam

Only if the plots are actually carried out, successful or not.


13 posted on 08/26/2008 7:02:20 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: edzo4

yep


14 posted on 08/26/2008 7:03:55 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
No one, NO ONE should threaten or plan injury or death to ANY candidate. That being said...

It seems to me that the one who would benefit most from Obama being assassinated BEFORE the election is Hillary. The outrage would galvanize the Democrat party and they would nominate her and steamroll McCain in the fall.

After the election, should Obama win (God forbid) an assassination would make Biden president, and usher in another error of martyr worship that would make what happened after the Kennedy assassination seem almost dismissive. The Obama Center for the Arts, Obaman High School, the National Day of Obama Remembrance...

Morbid speculation, but some Democrats would seem to be the only ones to “benefit” from anything happening to Obama. I would think the Republicans would want to chip in towards Obama’s security detail, at least until the election.

15 posted on 08/26/2008 7:18:03 AM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: Between the Lines
'It could also turn out that these were nothing but a bunch of knuck leheads, meth-heads."
16 posted on 08/26/2008 7:35:38 AM PDT by blam
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Maybe they were worried about him “cutting in on their action” when he got to Denver?


17 posted on 08/26/2008 7:39:04 AM PDT by WayneS (And now I shall return to my hovel and cling to my guns ... until it is time to go to Church)
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To: ncalburt

And this is why Fox News’ ratings are starting to tank...


18 posted on 08/26/2008 7:41:40 AM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: Sooth2222
Three morons, two rifles and some methamphetamine is now an assassination plot? They may be very dangerous, but not to Obama.

The media will treat it like a big deal assissination attempt, even though no one was even scratched. However, many events, like the mall shooting a while back, in which people were actually killed, and the shooter was yelling Allah Akbar, are just a lone kook, and not a terrorist attack.

19 posted on 08/26/2008 7:41:40 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"Want to bet that the "sniper rifle" was nothing more than a scoped hunting rifle?"

I guarantee it.

20 posted on 08/26/2008 7:43:22 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Want to bet that the "sniper rifle" was nothing more than a scoped hunting rifle?

If they'd thought about it first they would have identified it as an semi-automatic assault sniper rifle. Incorporate all their bugaboos in one weapon.

21 posted on 08/26/2008 7:50:10 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Between the Lines

These boys should be home watching “Ow, My Balls!” and not out causing trouble.


22 posted on 08/26/2008 7:52:29 AM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Hey There Obama, Who you jivin' with that Cosmik Debris?)
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To: Non-Sequitur
You forgot to include a bayonet in your “bugaboo” list.
23 posted on 08/26/2008 7:53:10 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

By the time these geniuses figured out how to load the rifle, the convention would be over. In any event, now the media is out to prove that racism meme, whether there is any proof or not. Three white losers with drugs and a gun...an obvious, racially motivated assassination plot.


24 posted on 08/26/2008 8:58:51 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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