Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Obama Assasination Foiled? Conspirators arrested and being questioned

Even as Ted brought unity and Michelle introduced America to the new Camelot and Democrats cheered and cried, at least four people have been arrested in Denver on weapons and drug charges and have admitted that they were plotting to assasinate Barack Obama on Thursday night from a "...high vantage point using a ... rifle … sighted at 750 yards."

Police on Sunday arrested one member of the group 28 year old Tharin Gartrell after pulling him for driving erratically. According to CBS4 in Denver in the vehicle police "found two high-powered, scoped rifles in the car along with camouflage clothing, walkie-talkies, wigs, a bulletproof vest, a spotting scope, licenses in the names of other people and 44 grams of methamphetamine. One of the rifles is listed as stolen from Kansas."

Two other consipirators were soon arrested, one after leaping from six stories in an attempt to evade arrest, Shawn Robert Adolph, 33.

At least one member of the group has ties to white separatists.

The FBI, ATF, Secret Service as well as State and Local Police agencies are coordinating their efforts with a joint terrorism task force (b/c of the white separatists) and the US Attorney will make a statement this afternoon.

According to the NYTimes Linda Douglass, a senior adviser to the campaign, declined to comment late Monday on reports of the investigation. It is the campaign’s practice not to comment on such reports, which have occurred periodically through the campaign.

(Emphasis added)

All of this as yesterday another person was arrested, this time in Denver, at the Speaker of the House's hotel also carrying multiple loaded gun cases and under the auspices of not having a concealed weapons permit.

::Update:: Acording to an AP article on Drudge, the Federal Officials believe that despite the consiparcy and weapons the would be assasins were not a credible threat.

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