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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Update On Assassination Plot To Kill Barack Obama- Suspect Says 'Blacks Don't Belong In Political Office'

Video above is of one news account about the plot, with an interview with one of the suspects involved. YouTube URL found here.

Update on the story that broke last night about an assassination plot to kill Barack Obama.

There have been four people arrested at this time in relation to the plot.

They had rifles, ammunition, walkie talkies, a bullet proof vest, wigs, a spotting scope, licenses in the names of other people, and drugs.

CBS4 speaks to a suspect involved in what appears to be a disorganized assassination plot to kill Barack Obama.

Brian Maass from CBS4, seen in the video above, asked the suspect "So your friends were saying threatening things about Obama.?

His reply was "yeah".

One of the suspects admitted to the authorities that they were "going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a ... rifle ... sighted at 750 yards."

The plan, which a U.S. government official familiar with the investigation says these men might not have had the ability to carry out such a plot, according to one of the suspects, Nathan Johnson, was a plan to "kill Barack Obama at his acceptance speech."

The reasoning given was stated to be because he was black.

"He don't belong in political office. Blacks don't belong in political office. He ought to be shot," Johnson told Maass.

No word has been given on what links the suspects together nor if there will be any further arrests, but the authorities are stating that there is no credible threat against Barack Obama at this time nor to the people of Colorado.

The case is still under investigation with the Secret Service, FBI, ATF and the joint terrorism task force all participating.