Thursday, August 07, 2008

BREAKING NEWS:::: MSNBC is reporting that a man has been arrested for threatening to assassinate Obama, more will be below as this unfolds.

Apparently man had full arsenal of weapons and ammunition in Miami Florida and was training to be a bail bondsman. MSNBC just reported at 3:50PM . I will put more when up when it is reported. Click the Title to go to MSNBC and the story ( it is only a brief summary). CNN is not reporting yet. More to come.

7 comments:

enigma4ever said...

CNN:::
Bangor Maine originally is his home. His hotel room was full of ammo, body armor,knives,guns and a machete ( why would a bailbondsman need a machete???)....

The Threats were susposedly made in Late July....( a bit concerning considering Obama was in Florida in July).....(and McCain was there yesterday....but I don't think he has been threatened at all).

Man is denying he made any threats.

( a machete ??? really.....)

Bradda said...

Sadly, it was only a matter of time. They should make an example of this guy so as to discourage future nutjobs...

enigma4ever said...

Bradda;
that is exactly what I am thinking...and hoping they do not blow it off and make small of it...I also hope when people go to events take cameras- lots of cameras....it's important- the more cameras- the safer we make him...we help watch his back...

DCup said...

The hate mongers are sharpening their knives literally now? Fear will make people do the stupidest things.

I hope that law enforcement will remain vigilant, too.

enigma4ever said...

DCUP:::
me2

X. Dell said...

It's too early to know precisely what Geissel's intent is. The thing now is that the connection between assassination and the Senator is now escalating. It's almost as if these speakers and the press were foreshadowing a narrative.

enigma4ever said...

I think it is an issue that can not be taken too lightly...and it is good that extra money has been budgeted to protect him...

HERE from the LA Times tonight:
he fear that is not very far beneath the surface for some Barack Obama backers no doubt became more palpable today with word that the Secret Service has arrested a 22-year-old man in Miami on charges he threatened to kill the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

As the Associated Press relates, a Secret Service affidavit charges during a class for bail bondsmen last month, Raymond Hunter Geisel "allegedly referred to Obama with a racial epithet and continued, 'If he gets elected, I'll assassinate him myself.' "

As is often the case with those who rail about killing politicians, Geisel may have been bipartisan in his rants. According to the AP story:

"Another person in the class quoted Geisel as saying that 'he hated George W. Bush and that he wanted to put a bullet in the president's head,' according to the Secret Service.

"Geisel denied in a written statement to a Secret Service agent that he ever made those threats, and the documents don't indicate that he ever took steps to carry out any assassination. He was charged only with threatening Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, but not for any threat against President Bush."

The Secret Service recently re-upped its budget request for the costs of providing protection to both Obama, who due mainly to racially motivated threats has been assigned a security detail since May, 2007, and John McCain, who has had agents traveling with him since the early spring of this year.

Clearly, it is money well spent.