That was what I saw on every single news channel today.
Question of the day: What would America be like if Barak Obama was assinated? Personally I think that the country would have the first RACE war. Black against white. Come on people, it's the 21st century but yet we have to deal with this crap....
2 men arrested in alleged assassination plot aimed at Barack Obama
Reporting from Washington -- Federal authorities in Tennessee announced today that they have arrested two alleged white supremacists in an alleged plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama by driving their vehicle at top speed and firing high-powered rifles at him from their car windows.The plotters also allegedly discussed shooting 88 African Americans to death and decapitating 14 others in a killing spree across the country -- choosing the numbers 88 and 14 because, officials said, "they have special significance within the White Power movement."Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tenn., and Paul Schlesselman, 18, of West Helena, Ark., were charged in U.S. District Court in Nashville with illegal possession of a sawed-off shotgun, conspiracy to rob a gun store and making threats against a major presidential candidate.According to Jim Cavanaugh, special agent-in-charge of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Obama was to be their final target."They said that would be their last, final act," Cavanaugh said. "That they would attempt to kill Sen. Obama. They didn't believe they would be able to do it, but that they would get killed trying."
The Obama campaign declined comment on the alleged plot, as it typically does when safety matters are involved.Brian A. Weaks, an ATF special agent and a lead investigator in the case, said in a court affidavit unsealed today that the two men had told authorities they had hoped to carry out the assassination in a grand style."Both individuals stated that they would dress in all white tuxedos and wear top hats during the assassination attempt," Weaks said. "Both individuals further stated they knew they would and were willing to die during this attempt."In preparation, the two men allegedly shot out the window of a church and then wrote chalk marks -- including swastikas -- on their car. On the hood they scribbled the numbers 88 and 14.The eighth letter of the alphabet is "H," and the number 8 twice signifies "HH." It is shorthand for the Nazi greeting "Heil Hitler." And 14 comes from the number of words in a White Power slogan: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."Serrano is a Times staff firstname.lastname@example.orgTimes staff writer Seema Mehta, traveling with the Obama campaign, contributed to this report.