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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

A 400% increase in death threats from Bush to Obama

from the uk telegraph...
Since Mr Obama took office, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400 per cent from the 3,000 a year or so under President George W. Bush, according to Ronald Kessler, author of In the President's Secret Service.

Some threats to Mr Obama, whose Secret Service codename is Renegade, have been publicised, including an alleged plot by white supremacists in Tennessee late last year to rob a gun store, shoot 88 black people, decapitate another 14 and then assassinate the first black president in American history.

Most however, are kept under wraps because the Secret Service fears that revealing details of them would only increase the number of copycat attempts. Although most threats are not credible, each one has to be investigated meticulously.

i have a feeling there are a lot of ugly, nasty types out there who would love to pop off our prez... it's truly a sorry time for my country...

p.s. i'm blogging from the phoenix airport on leg 2 of 5, this one to d.c. where i'll be until friday...

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