Skip to comments.N.C. Marine charged with threatening Obama
Posted on 02/27/2009 6:31:43 AM PST by mnehring
A Camp Lejeune Marine has been charged with threatening Barack Obama before the president was sworn into office last month.
Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech from the base in Jacksonville today.
Kody Ray Brittingham, 20, faces up to five years in prison and three years of supervised release if convicted of threatening the president-elect, according to U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding.
Brittingham also could be fined up to $250,000.
According to a news release, Brittingham told people in November that he intended to shoot Obama, among other things.
We take all threats against the president and other high officials of the United States very seriously, Holding said. The threat itself represents a disruption of the United States government, even if no actual attempt is made to carry out the threat.
In todays speech, Obama is expected to unveil his plans to withdraw combat troops from Iraq. He is scheduled to arrive on Air Force One at the Cherry Point Marine Corps Air station in the morning, according to a White House news release.
Obama will speak from the Goettge Memorial Field House about 11:45 a.m., the release said.
What a crock. Except when it was directed at President Bush, more then once, I think.
If he did say what he’s charged with he is an idiot. And any Marine that heard him say it was duty bound to report him.
When will the roundup begin of those that "think" of removing him via the ballot box?
You got that right!
sign me up. the rank/file will follow.
What does the Constitution say about the channels- Impeachment (unless other channels find he was not legally qualified).. if that doesn’t happen, then yes, elections. We have a reset button every four years.
There are some subjects that are taboo or politically incorrect.
Seems ya can’t talk of what if something were to happen to the “magic negro”.
Can’t talk about him being a black guy with a shady past.
Can’t talk about him maybe not being born in the U.S.A.
Can’t talk about him being a socialist
Can’t talk about his antiAmerican p.o.s. big ass wife.
Is this clown going to use the f.b.i. as the f-ing thought police?
Yeah, ya can’t call for action against the guy but ya can’t keep me from hoping.
Any word on catching the arsonists who torched Palins church and spread gasoline at all the church exits? Yeah, I thought not.
I think that they are very brave and, because of their unique position as serving in a potentially life-threatening function at the whim of the POTUS, deserving of being heard and taken seriously by the courts.
For threatening the president, I suggest it is incumbent upon the courts martial to show that the man in question really is the president.
Let’s see that birth certificate.
Or maybe he's just not thrilled with calling a black guy "Sir". See reply 12.
Obama will use all his resources and gain absolute control with essentially a “martial law” justification. Thereafter employing his “Janisaries” to quietly/permenantly quell dissent. Who will stop him?
I just saw on the news that an Eithiopian refugee has also been charged with threatening Zero.
Can I wish a high-pressure case of Montezuma’s revenge on “that one”, or is that verboten, as well? ;-P
Seriously, though, there have been numerous instances where Obamabots have conflated more innocent speech into threats, so I’d like to see more facts on this, or any, such threat against the Kenyan. If this Marine stated a threat, he spoke stupidly, and quite possibly illegally.
Oh that’s encouraged by the rabid left....obviously.
Double standards and all, dontcha know!
Yes. It would.
I am trying to get a feel of ex-military folks about this issue.
Two very brave individuals indeed.