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Secret Service strained as leaders face more threats
The Boston Globe ^ | October 18, 2009 | Bryan Bender

Posted on 10/18/2009 7:53:10 AM PDT by Ronbo1948

WASHINGTON - The unprecedented number of death threats against President Obama, a rise in racist hate groups, and a new wave of antigovernment fervor threaten to overwhelm the US Secret Service, according to government officials and reports, raising new questions about the 144-year-old agency’s overall mission.

The Secret Service is tracking a far broader range of possible threats to the nation’s leaders, the officials said, even as it also investigates financial crimes such as counterfeiting as part of its original mandate.

The new demands are leading some officials, both inside and outside the agency, to raise the possibility of the service curtailing or dropping its role in fighting financial crime to focus more on protecting leaders and their families from assassination attempts and thwarting terrorist plots aimed at high-profile events.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deaththreats; obama; oppression; protection; secretservice; threats; usss
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Soon Big Brother really will be watching you: Using the excuse of allegedly being overwhelmed by "racist" death threats against the first black president, the Obama Administration is in the process changing the dual mission of the U.S. Secret Service, which also investigates certain financial crimes, to a single "protective" mission with President Obama the focus of a new Praetorian Guard. Of course, the real deal here is the creation of an American version of the STASI (former East German secret police) that will be charged with the suppression of all critics of Obama and the government.
1 posted on 10/18/2009 7:53:10 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Ronbo1948

I wonder if the “artists” who wrote about different ways to assassinate President Bush and actors who suggested torture and execution were also investigated. If so, they would have been equally strained.


2 posted on 10/18/2009 7:55:03 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (I'd rather be a teabagger than an ankle-grabber.)
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To: Ronbo1948

so many bloggers to visit, so little time


3 posted on 10/18/2009 7:57:37 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Ronbo1948

We live in a screwed up world when the assasination of Obama will be viewed as a hate crime.


4 posted on 10/18/2009 7:57:44 AM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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To: Ronbo1948
Maybe the Secret Service should focus on real threats and stop harassing insignificant loudmouths. If they really want to be an "elite revolutionary guard" they should apply for exit visas to Iran.
5 posted on 10/18/2009 7:57:54 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard (Truth--The liberal's Kryptonite)
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To: Ronbo1948
the unprecedented number of death threats against President Obama,

The absurdity of this from the same set of hypocrites that defended movies made about assassinating Bush is amazing.

6 posted on 10/18/2009 7:58:22 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Note to the GOP: Do not count your votes until they are cast.)
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To: Ronbo1948

Of course he is going to be hated HE hates Americans!


7 posted on 10/18/2009 7:58:23 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Ronbo1948

Gee..maybe if the Kenyan didn’t fly to a new city every day for a campaign stop he’d be safer?


8 posted on 10/18/2009 7:58:36 AM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: Ronbo1948

agenda time again .

This time Boston globe into making everyone feel sorry for their messiah.


9 posted on 10/18/2009 7:59:59 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Ronbo1948

There’s an assumption here that our leaders should not be threatened; I reject this assumption, if leaders do not want to be threatened then they should act Justly.

Jefferson, I believe, noted that when people fear their government there is tyranny, but when governments fear their people there is liberty. What could make government more afraid than the very real possibility of the killing of leaders who refuse to abide by the Constitution? (If a second Magna Carta incident is needed, then so be it.)


10 posted on 10/18/2009 8:00:38 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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a rise in racist hate groups”

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Like:

- The Obama Administration.

- ACORN.

- The Congressional Black Caucus.

- The NFL Players’ Association

- La Raza

- CAIR.

But of course, the Boston Globe is referring to those 8 or 9 “Neo-Nazi skinheads” that are utterly terrorizing America.


11 posted on 10/18/2009 8:00:40 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Ronbo1948

are racist hate groups illegal?


12 posted on 10/18/2009 8:01:35 AM PDT by jjw
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To: Ronbo1948

With double / triple the number of agents.


13 posted on 10/18/2009 8:02:00 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: MNJohnnie

exactly

The Boston globe had no problem with Bush infact they thought it was alright that folks called for the death of Bush and showed the signs all the time.

They never reported back then how the left every day said they wanted Bush dead etc


14 posted on 10/18/2009 8:02:07 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Ronbo1948

SS = drama queens


15 posted on 10/18/2009 8:02:07 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: MNJohnnie
unprecedented no of death threats....Fits the news about the 9 year old black boy asking Obama why everyone hates him.
16 posted on 10/18/2009 8:02:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Ronbo1948

Just another baloney article by the GLOBE (owned by the NYTIMES)setting the agenda in case something bad can be pinned on the right.

I would not put it past Soros and Co. to underwrite an “incident”...then pin it on Beck or Limbaugh.

Can see it coming.


17 posted on 10/18/2009 8:02:20 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

I haven’t done an anaylsis, but I’ll wager that the Clinton appointed supervisors in the Secret Service investigated very few threats made against George W. Bush...Just off the top of my head, I can’t think of even ONE...


18 posted on 10/18/2009 8:02:42 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Ronbo1948

Oh my, this sounds like a job for...

the civilian security force!!

Just as strong, just as powerful, just as well-funded as the miltary!

/S


19 posted on 10/18/2009 8:02:49 AM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: Ronbo1948

BS!


20 posted on 10/18/2009 8:04:05 AM PDT by maggief
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