Assassination Plot Targeting Obama Disrupted

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it's broken up a plot by skinheads to launch an attack on a black high school and to assassinate Barack Obama.

According to court records, two neo-Nazi skinheads planned to rob a gun store and target an unnamed high school in Tennessee. There, it's alleged, the two planned to shoot 88 black people and decapitate another 14. The numbers 88 and 14 are said to have significance among white supremacists.

The two then allegedly planned to kill Obama, despite their doubts they could pull off an assassination.

They've been identified as 20-year old Daniel Cowart of Bells, Tennessee, and 18-year-old Paul Schlesselman, of West Helena, Arkansas. Both are being held without bond. They allegedly had a rifle, a sawed-off shotgun and three pistols when they were arrested.

The Obama campaign hasn't commented on the arrests.

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  • by Itisnotwhatyouthink Location: NC on Oct 30, 2008 at 06:30 PM
    We do need change but it is turning back to the God. It is sad we have issues like this. I think when it comes to McCain and Obama you just have to pick the lesser of 2 evils. I don't think either one is right for the position of being leader of the free world. I pray that whoever gets it that God will give them grace and lead Our country toward Him.
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Oct 30, 2008 at 08:35 AM
    You are soooo right....Obama is the plunger..and the republicans are the poo poo. You walked right into that one. Make sure you wipe your shoes off! LOLOLOL O84P
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Oct 30, 2008 at 08:09 AM
    You are so right...Obama is the plunger...the republicans are the poo poo! If I thought WITN would print the "S" word, I would type it. You walked right into that one. Whip your shoes off! O84P
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Oct 30, 2008 at 07:39 AM
    I am Joe the Plumber. obama is the plunger.
  • by TO LOU on Oct 30, 2008 at 07:15 AM
    As a multiracial person and the parent of multiracial children, that small percentage of "African Negro" makes him BLACK in this country. Not white, not Arab. My children are over 60% Caucasian but are labeled as "black". They are being raised to be proud of all of their heritage and cultures but in the eyes of this country and its prejudice, they know they are considered "black" and treated as such by white society.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Oct 30, 2008 at 06:48 AM
    What's the deal with the LA Times refusing to release video of obama praising a former PLO friend to Yasser Arafat? Apparently in 2003 obama attended a meeting of Khalid and gave him praise. I predict if obama is elected, he will be the first US President to be arrested by the CIA/FBI while in office. obama's past will be exposed. It's just a matter of when.
  • by Boots on Oct 29, 2008 at 04:00 PM
    To Al, I am glad you said that, I know we all want to win but sorry to say there will be only one winner right? I do wish each and every person on here the best. I am sorry we are so divided so maybe none of us are winners. :(
  • by Al Greene Co on Oct 29, 2008 at 02:52 PM
    I will be glad when all this is behinds us> I voted for Mc Cain and I hope he does win but if O Bama gets it I will give him a fair chance. At least he cant talk and act educated better than W. I got so tired of him I just cut him off when he came on TV! But don't get me wrong he was far better than Igore and Kerry! I hope we can all heal and get on with life and live happy !!
  • by Pete Location: Greenville on Oct 29, 2008 at 12:51 PM
    Name a thriving socialist country?If socialism is so great then why do we need border patrol? enough said.
  • by $$$ on Oct 29, 2008 at 12:41 PM
    To You Repubs need to calm down, Remember four years ago we were all going to die if John Kerry got elected. Well Bush has did every thing to us except kill us. He is the lowest of the low lives. I hope he never finds a minuets peace when he walks out of the Whitehouse for the last time.
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