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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.

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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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To: Ronbo1948

a rise in racist hate groups”

####

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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To: Ronbo1948
Since anyone that exercises free speech against Obama, me included, is now classified as “rising racist hate groups” I can understand their dilemma. Perhaps if the fascist statists gave up on their plans to destroy America, there would be fewer outraged citizens.
At the same time, perhaps they are jumping away from the “investigating” financial crimes because the investigations keep leading back to DemonRAT politicians involvement?
21 posted on 10/18/2009 8:04:26 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
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To: Ronbo1948

Excellent.........................................


22 posted on 10/18/2009 8:07:27 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Ronbo1948
The Southern Poverty Law Center says that antigovernment militias and white supremacist groups have strengthened in recent years, responding to an increasingly diverse population and what they see as an expanding government.

Is there a non-left, non-progressive organization that is the equivalent of SPLC that can be used to call out all the left extremist groups?
23 posted on 10/18/2009 8:08:01 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: Ronbo1948
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.

So they are tracking a "broader range" of threats, and, lo and behold, they found more of them?

My needle on my BS meter just snapped off.

24 posted on 10/18/2009 8:09:28 AM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (She introduced me to so many new things... pasteurized milk, sheets, monotheism...)
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To: Ronbo1948

Hey Globe dumbos - nix the race stuff. Obama is easily hatable for: withholding his sorry records, his socialist tendencies, his complete inability to talk without a prompter, his loonish selection of fellow dumbos for the cabinet, his complete inability to comprehend even basic math...etc, etc, lack of care for our military, his total lack of any record of experience and judgement - etc, etc, etc.

I don’t give a poo-poo about his “race”. I do care about the fact that he’s stupid, stupid, STOOOOOOOPID!!!


25 posted on 10/18/2009 8:10:20 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sacajaweau

Clearly, all these alleged “racial” hatred death threats against THE ONE is to lay the groundwork for the creation of a political secret police force modeled on the STASI and KGB.

Already the SS are top guns in the Department of Homeland Security, the next logical move for an Administration bent on totalitarianism is place the Director of the SS and his agency over ALL elements of security and law enforcement as was done in Nazi Germany.

SS...Hmmm? Why do I feel a chill?


26 posted on 10/18/2009 8:11:31 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Ronbo1948
The unprecedented number of death threats against President Obama,”

Oh rubbish!
One these so-called “death threats” was some poll on Facebook by some kid, who had no more an intention to kill anyone than a worm.
This is a normal Stalinist KGB tactic of inflating “threats” to an oppressive regime, in order to crack down on free speech and any opposition to the Communist in Chief, who is busy destroying the very frabric of this country.

a rise in racist hate groups,

There is rise in racist groups alright..from the black race hating outfits led by Jesse Jackson, Al Shaprpton, Van Jones and an assortment of black race hustlers who launched a vicious racist campaign against Rush Limbaah just lask wee.

and a new wave of antigovernment fervor threaten to overwhelm the US Secret Service”

Anti-goverment fervor is about the best thing that any American can do right now, given that the evil 0bama regime is busy doing whatever it can do destroy this country.

27 posted on 10/18/2009 8:12:12 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Ronbo1948

someone needs to throw a show at Obama.


28 posted on 10/18/2009 8:13:36 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Ronbo1948
To me it seems that all these claims of “racist” death threats may be fictitious (very few public reports of persons being charged) and are more designed to try and retain and resurrect the black voter's enthusiasm in the 2010 elections.
29 posted on 10/18/2009 8:14:39 AM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: jjw
are racist hate groups illegal?

Good question. I don't think so, unless they promote the overthrow of the Govt. In fact, I think that the Nazi Party USA and the Communist Party USA are both protected organizations so I suppose if you registered your organization with clearly defined goals which did not advocate the militant overthrow of the Govt or some sort of ethnic cleansing you would be protected and even garner some sort of support from the ACLU which would be really ironic.
30 posted on 10/18/2009 8:14:56 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

“Antigovernment fervor”?

How is that related to the mission of the Secret Service?


31 posted on 10/18/2009 8:15:33 AM PDT by Jim Noble (I hope Sarah will start a 2nd party soon)
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To: EyeGuy

- The Obama Administration.

- ACORN.

- The Congressional Black Caucus.

- The NFL Players’ Association

- La Raza

- CAIR.

- The New Black Panthers

- The United Nations


32 posted on 10/18/2009 8:15:46 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Da Coyote

Comrade: IT IS RACIST NOT TO SEE RACISM BEHIND ANYONE IN OPPOSITION AGAINST BIG BROTHER OBAMA.

Also, “two plus two equals five.”

And, “Oceania has always been at war against Eurasia.”

GET YOUR MIND RIGHT, COMRADE!


33 posted on 10/18/2009 8:17:19 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Ronbo1948
Soon Big Brother really will be watching you:

NEWS FLASH ! They already are!

34 posted on 10/18/2009 8:18:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Canedawg

“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!”

THEM IS FIGHTIN’ WORDS!!!


35 posted on 10/18/2009 8:18:37 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Ronbo1948

and a new wave of antigovernment fervor threaten to overwhelm the US Secret Service,...just as the Left has planned. “Overwhelm the system.” How many of these “threats” have come from the Communists? Might be a good study.


36 posted on 10/18/2009 8:19:03 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Jim Noble

It isn’t, but it is the mission of the OBAMA Secret Service, the new OSS.


37 posted on 10/18/2009 8:20:15 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Ronbo1948

“The unprecedented number of death threats against President Obama”

Does anyone believe this? I do not.


38 posted on 10/18/2009 8:20:16 AM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: Ronbo1948

Where were the articles about the Secret Service when Bush was threatened all day long and people wrote books about it?


39 posted on 10/18/2009 8:21:45 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: Ronbo1948
The article makes a valid point. Remember back a few years when racist hatemongers made a "pseudo-documentary" depicting the fictitious assassination of a real elected official?

Those evil hatemongers should be locked up for their own good!

40 posted on 10/18/2009 8:22:37 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Ronbo1948
a rise in racist hate groups

I'm throwing the BS flag.

41 posted on 10/18/2009 8:23:28 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: John.Galt2012

You know how you can look for a goverment informent in a militia or conservative blog?
You look for the person who wants to kill the president or overthrow the goverment and is vocal about it. Chances are he is the one offering to make bombs or sell illegal weapons.
If the goverment was concerned about terrorists, they would go after Eco Terrorists like ELF or ALF. Most polictal violence comes from the left.


42 posted on 10/18/2009 8:24:10 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Ronbo1948

Yep, that’s the case. I’d hide under the bed, but the dust bunnies are mean.


43 posted on 10/18/2009 8:24:33 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: RC one

someone needs to throw a show at Obama.... You are right. How about “Cats” ?


44 posted on 10/18/2009 8:24:54 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Ronbo1948
"Secret Service strained as leaders face more threats...according to government officials and reports"

government officials? As in reports from the Obama White House? I don't believe this story for a minute.

45 posted on 10/18/2009 8:27:13 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: RC one
someone needs to throw a show at Obama.

I'm thinking "Springtime for Hitler".


46 posted on 10/18/2009 8:29:03 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Safetgiver

Provocations?

Yes, I would imagine that most of the real threats against Obama are made by Leftards with the express purpose of providing rationalization for Administration “Czars” who want to create a STASI style secret police force charged with suppression of free speech and armed with the force of the federal government.

Come to think of it: Maybe Obama himself is behind the campaign?

After all, Hitler ordered the burning of the Reichstag in order to crush the communists.


47 posted on 10/18/2009 8:29:48 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Lazamataz

Come on now, George Soros would never bankroll a Broadway satire about Obama and if a conservative tried to, he’d be run out of the country as a, “RACIST!”


48 posted on 10/18/2009 8:36:08 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Ronbo1948
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.

I think the stats on turnover in the SS since January would be interesting.

How many agents have resigned, how many have been transferred out of D.C. and how many New Black Panthers have been added.

That might be an interesting subject for Andrew Breitbart's people to delve into.

49 posted on 10/18/2009 8:39:40 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (ObaMugabe is turning this country into another Zimbabwe as fast as he can with ACORN's help.)
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To: John.Galt2012; jjw
Re illegality of hate groups - looks like soon we may all be designated hate group members ... ;-(

Eric Holder: Bloggers and People I Pick are Hate Group Members

Follow the links on Alcee Hastings Amendment ...

50 posted on 10/18/2009 8:41:25 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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