Federal agents have disrupted a plot to assassinate Senator Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate dozens of black students in Tennessee. Read more about the plot to kill Obama below, see photos and a video.

According to court records unsealed on Monday, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), said they broke up the plans of two neo-Nazi skinheads, Daniel Cowart, age 20 from Tennessee, and Paul Schlesselman, age 18 from Arkansas, to rob a gun store and target a predominantly African-American high school in Tennessee for a blood bath. Agents seized a rifle, a sawed-off shotgun and three pistols from the men when they were arrested. And thankfully, they are being held without bond.

Supposedly these thugs were plotting to shoot 88 black students — and decapitate 14. Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of the Nashville field office for the ATF, said these two men also planned to go on a national killing spree, with Senator Barack Obama as their final target!

“They said that would be their last, final act – that they would attempt to kill Senator Obama,” Cavanaugh said. “They didn’t believe they would be able to do it, but that they would get killed trying.”

According to the unsealed records, the suspects planned “to drive their vehicle as fast as they could toward Obama shooting at him from the windows.” The document also states that the suspects planned to dress in all-white tuxedos and top hats during the assassination attempt, and that they stated they were willing to die during this attempt. Hmmm, I think they may have been smoking something when they were making up this plan.

The two suspects met over the Internet a month ago through a mutual friend. Both claimed to have “very strong beliefs and views regarding ‘white power’ and ‘skinhead’ views.”

It seems the numbers 14 and 88 are symbols in skinhead culture, referring to a 14-word phrase attributed to an imprisoned white supremacist:

“We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children” and to the eighth letter of the alphabet, H. Two “8”s or “H”s stand for “Heil Hitler.”

Officials could not describe how advanced or credible the plot on Senator Obama was. Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren said at this point there doesn’t appear to be any formal assassination plan and that the statements about the assassination came out in interviews with the men after they were arrested last week.

“Whether or not they had the capability or the wherewithal to carry out an attack remains to be seen,” he said.

The Secret Service became involved in the investigation once it was clear that an Obama assassination attempt was part of this violent, strange, and certainly far-reaching plot.

“We don’t discount anything,” Zahren said, adding that it’s one thing for the defendants to make statements, but it’s not the same as having an organized assassination plan.

Campaign officials for Team Obama, the first black presidential nominee of a major party, declined to comment about the allegations or arrests.





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