Another Obama Assassination Plot foiled


Hat Tip: Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Law enforcement agents have broken up a plot by two neo-Nazi skinheads to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 88 black people, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Monday.

In court records unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Tenn., federal agents said they disrupted plans to rob a gun store and target a predominantly African-American high school in a murder spree that was to begin in Tennessee. Agents said the skinheads did not identify the school by name.

Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of ATF’s Nashville field office, said the two men planned to kill 88 African Americans, including 14 by beheading. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community.

The men also sought to go on a national killing spree after the Tennessee murders, with Obama as its final target, Cavanaugh told The Associated Press.

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

No immediate comment
An Obama spokeswoman traveling with the senator in Pennsylvania had no immediate comment.

The men, Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tenn., and Paul Schlesselman 18, of Helena-West Helena, Ark., are being held without bond. Agents seized a rifle, a sawed-off shotgun and three pistols from the men when they were arrested. Authorities alleged the two men were preparing to break into a gun shop to steal more.

The two men were arrested Oct. 22 by the Crockett County, Tenn., Sheriff’s Office. “Once we arrested the defendants and suspected they had violated federal law, we immediately contacted federal authorities,” said Crockett County Sheriff Troy Klyce.

Cowart and Schlesselman are charged with possessing an unregistered firearm, conspiring to steal firearms from a federally licensed gun dealer, and threatening a candidate for president.

The investigation is continuing, and more charges are possible, Cavanaugh said.

The court records say Cowart and Schlesselman also bought nylon rope and ski masks to use in a robbery or home invasion to fund their spree, during which they allegedly planned to go from state to state and kill people.

Ram vehicle into Obama?
For the Obama plot, the legal documents show, Cowart and Schlesselman “planned to drive their vehicle as fast as they could toward Obama shooting at him from the windows.”

“Both individuals stated they would dress in all white tuxedos and wear top hats during the assassination attempt,” the court complaint states. “Both individuals further stated they knew they would and were willing to die during this attempt.”

Cavanaugh said there’s no evidence — so far — that others were willing to assist Cowart and Schlesselman with the plot.

He said authorities took the threats very seriously.

“They seemed determined to do it,” Cavanaugh said. “Even if they were just to try it, it would be a trail of tears around the South.”

The court documents say the two men met about a month ago on the Internet and found common ground in their shared “white power” and “skinhead” philosophy.

14, 88 are skinhead symbols
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.”

Helena-West Helena, on the Mississippi River in east Arkansas’ Delta, is in one of the nation’s poorest regions, trailing even parts of Appalachia in its standard of living. Police Chief Fred Fielder said he had never heard of Schlesselman.

However, the reported threat of attacking a school filled with black students worried Fielder. Helena-West Helena, with a population of 12,200, is 66 percent black. “Predominantly black school, take your pick,” he said.

33 thoughts on “Another Obama Assassination Plot foiled

  1. Skeptical2

    I don’t buy it. The news is full of manipulative lies to stir people up. Numerology and beheadings? I doubt this is true, but that’s just me. Now if they said the CIA or NSA was behind this I would be more apt to believe it. Peace.

  2. Cliff

    Little Joe Six Shooter: Why should I kill him? I know he is a Negra, but what
    did he do?

    Joe Six Shooter: Boooy I have raised you ta’ be a fine young man. I have already explained to you that just being who they are justafaiis us ta’ kill em’. Boooy don’t you dare turn your back on me. You owe it to your race. By the way, didn’t you hear that loud mouth preacher of his?

    Booooy we always have had ta’ deal with Loud Mouth Preachers from the Negra Community. For example my Grandaddy told me bou’t this boy, the good Reverend Montrose W. Thornton who put a thorn in our ass.

    All they had to do to stop us from killen every one em’, was to step back on our plantation in that beautiful oooooold south.
    It was beautiful. We sang “America the Beautiful” all day and naiiigt. Most of
    all our slaves were happy and knew their place. They knew how to spend their
    entire life serving us, and our needs.

    Nowadays we gotta New Negra, wita’ New Mind. Educating themselves, and snachtin
    up for themselves, positions of power. Can you believe what going on nowadays, a
    Negra President tryin to tear down any hope of us brangin our ooooold South back.

    Got that Negra Reverend Wright reincarnatin’ Reverend Montrose W. Thornton who became happy for the first time in his Adult laaife when he figured out that he
    was not inferior to us. What does that mean boy? That means he has not happy
    being a slave as a child. That means he wasa’ angry slave.

    THEN WHEN HE FIGURED OUT HE COULD REVOLT, HE BECAME HAPPY! HE BECAME PROUD. Figurin’ out that he could thank on our level. He should have been happy
    with what we were doing to his type.

    Booooy, do you realize why you have to do it now?

    We want to bring back that mind when a Negra was happy to be a slave from the cradle. We gotta stop them from gettin young Negras to thanking that they could
    one day grow up ta’ be anything other than our slave. We got to teach them a lesson from early stages. Boooy I need you to mind me. My Grandaddy would be
    rollin over in his grave if he found out, a Negra is our President.

    All that time he spent, to keep their minds in place will have been wasted.


    Little Joe Six Shooter: Daddy I will mind you. I got a big plan.

  3. “Both individuals stated they would dress in all white tuxedos and wear top hats during the assassination attempt,”

    Someone please clue me in on why these two asshats were gonna dress up as the caucasian version of Flavor Flav on their suicide mission?

    Some sick fucks out there. Wow.

  4. imhotep

    Is this what we have to look forward to every week of a Obama presidency, every week some racists kooks with a “Great Idea’? I don’t know why any racist kook would try to light the fuse that would blow up all over the world.
    If ONE hair is disturbed on his head, no one will want what comes after that.

  5. imhotep

    In addition I think we are being conditioned to the threat to Obama. To the point that an assassination would be enough to declare Marshall Law, in combo with the financial crisis, and 2 ongoing wars.
    The government didn’t build 600 interment camps for nothing, beware the new world order is lurking, waiting for us to trip the trap.

  6. akech

    Dragged to his death by acquintances in Paris Texas. This could be the norm in the coming weeks.

    (1) “The district attorney insists race had nothing to do with McClelland’s death and police investigators are portraying the case as an apparent falling-out among friends”

    (2) “As in many small towns, some of the players are connected. The district attorney, Gary Young, was once the court-appointed lawyer for Finley, who was charged with murder in 2003. Finley eventually pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to four years.

    In that same case, McClelland pleaded guilty to perjury for providing a false alibi for Finley. He was sentenced to five years’ probation but served some jail time when he violated its terms, Harris said.”

    (3) “But Finley’s estranged wife and one of his friends said they had been told by the two defendants that Finley began to bump McClelland with the front of his truck until McClelland fell, and Finley drove over him, according to court papers. Crostley and Finley then allegedly drove to a car wash to clean off the blood.”

    This is how those “hard working Americansin small towns which Hillary was talking about” view a human being called ‘an African American’. These are also the same people being refered as “god fearing patriotic Americans”. They would send an African American to jail for hurting a dog but would have no problem defending a white man for intentionally running over a human being/friend to death with a truck.

  7. Glad to see you back posting, SB.

    So sad this was one of the topics. Not surprised, but saddened.

    Are you going to do one on Ted ‘Don’t drop the soap’ Stevens?

  8. Cliff

    “Prosecutor Bill Harris said he has seen no evidence McClelland’s killing was racially motivated, but he said investigators are looking into whether Shannon Keith Finley, who has served time for killing a friend, was in a racist gang behind bars.”

    Akech, look how they are playing with minds of black people in Texas. The price of a black man’s life has been reduced to pennies, when they can kill us, then blatantly tell us these modern day lynchings are not racially motivated. If lynching black people is not racially motivated, then what is the real motivation?

    I’ve been trying to figure out what motivates white supremacists to kill people who they can see were born black.
    I used to own a cat. I raised her from a very small kitten in my house, never letting her go outside until one day, I decided to take her to the park. She had never seen a bird in her life, having matured to the age of 1 year. Relaxing in the sun on a soothing summer day, she all of sudden she sees a school of ducks walking alongside the lake. She pounced to her feet, started shaking, showing fangs, and crouched to an attack position. I had to grab her before she would bolt toward the ducks. I had to constantly pet her to calm her down while she was still vibrating in my arms. The ducks were not threatening my cat, so then what motivated her to turn in a vampire when she saw them?

    It seems to me that this certain group of “god fearing patriotic Americans,” are maybe not racially motivated to kill us, but maybe they are animalistically motivated to kill black people.

    Where are the conscious black Attorneys at?

    Where is the same?

    Where is the protest?

    10 years… then it happened again…if we do nothing… it will happen again.

    Don’t open up the chapter of the Scared-to-Death-Negro again.


  9. “He looks like a drag queen that has lost the wig! Closeted..all the way”

    Yeah the make-up and the wardrobe suggest a couple dudes big into “show tunes”.

    I think the racist programming is much more cultural than it is genetic.

    One thing that irked me was that the talking heads on the cable news referred to these guys as “knuckleheads”. Hmmmm… Makes me wonder what these dudes would have to be planning to be called TERRORISTS?????????????????

  10. akech

    It looks like there is “dead silence” about what is happening to black people worldwide. As if someone/something is telling a black person “do not even think about breathing about what to what is happening to your fellow Africanse”. A black person has turned into a zombie.

    What is happening to Africans both here in USA and in the continent of Africa where the leaders are paralized or have actually decided to perticipate in their own demise is amazing. I know there have been vocal voices out there, but majority are either joining forces with their tormentor in order to survive for a day or two

    If any of you readers can find time READ THIS link below, please do so. You will not regret it.

    You may not be able to think the same about these organizations
    (a) African Wildlife Fund
    (b) National Geographic Society
    (c) Corporate Council on Africa
    (d) Congressional Gorilla Drive
    (e) The Wildlife Conservation Society

    These are fronts for something more sinister than anybody may think! In the Democratic Republic of Congo, they are there neither to save the animals nor save Congolese and the world is silent.

  11. MMMM… but aren’t these people conspirihng to kill Obama “wickedly great”? Wasn’t MacClelland an annoying nappy headed ho that got exactly what he deserved? Oh, sorry, I realize that only black people can talk like that. For all of you who don’t know I just spoke like Malcolm X and Louis FaraKKKaun. Funny how blacks can laugh at the holocaust and be apologists for the Crown Heights lynching….but we all have to be outraged when this hatred is directed at African Americans. I call bullshit on this. African Americans are apologists for all kinds of hate crimes and hate speech when the person saying it is a nappy headed ho like Farrakahn, Sharpton, ect…. then we all have to care when this attitude is directed at you? Uh, no!

  12. Cliff

    I had a debate with this guy a while ago about the Tawanna Brawley case who kept bringing up this “Crown Heights Riot” up. Back then, I didn’t know what the hell he was talking about, but since you brought this up again I decided to do a little research.

    I think that this



    does not compare to what you’re talking about.

    Funny, how whites always want to compare a few white deaths to millions of black deaths.

    Funny, how black preachers are always vilified for radicalizing slaves.

    But I could see your point, “DON’T YOU DARE STIR UP THE GOOD NEGRAS!!!!”

    Funny how whites are still in control of a system designed to destroy blacks, yet look at the impoverished conditions of our people and falsely wonder to themselves, “ I just don’t see why all of them are not happy with being our slaves.”


  13. TripLBee

    I think it’s interesting how easily some of our white brothers and sisters homogenize the entire African American community. If Lois Farrakhan, for example, utters something offensive, of course all of us Negroes must agree with him and share the blame. As fate would have it, white people are more heterogenous and complicated. They don’t need to be ashamed of or accountable for the actions of say, George W. Bush or Jeffrey Dahmer. But we’re all guilty if some of the 40 million African Americans who inhabit this country say or do something that offends Jane Doe.

    Really, the last eight years and this presidential campaign have been an advertisement for the decline and fall of white Americans. Almost 60% of white Americans voted for GW Bush. According to polls, a majority of white Americans supports McCain-Palin. Does anyone remember those bumper stickers that began popping up during Watergate that stated “Don’t blame me, I’m from Massachusetts? (Massachusetts was the only state that didn’t vote for Nixon in the 1972 election.) Starting in 2004 we should have printed bumper stickers that read, “Don’t blame me, I’m African American.” Jane Doe can spout all of the hatred she wants to, but 94% of us were smart enough to vote against the maniac we have in the White House. Now that’s plenty of reason to be proud to be black.

  14. OK SB,

    Mayor Trifling has gone through the entire process. His ass is getting sentenced, and he’s grinning like he’s at a Chris Rock show.

    You MUST have thoughts about the fall of Kwame K.

    Share please.

  15. Deyvette

    I’m beginning to reminisce some of those 0ld Laker games. Lakers/Obama are up by 30 pts, then you go to the bathroom and return to find the referee’s calling so many bogus foul points in favor of the other team, and that 30 point lead has reduced to 20 pts, and the Lakers are exhausted from the referee interrupting their fast break to slow down their momentum. Now it’s a 10 point game that is wrought with free throw’s (he’s a terrorist,Bill Ayers,ACORN. Next they’re going to say, “The GAME/ELECTION IS TIED!”; Mcain has come from behind to WIN THIS GAME WITH A NARROW MARGIN!! By the way, I am not referring to the 2007 Lakers, maybe some of the previous years. But, all in all I am talking about this election.

    America is still a great country, right? What happened to all of the other great nations of the past? They became overwhelmingly preoccupied with money,greed, lust. The Root Of All Evil.


  16. Angie,

    I couldn’t get tickets, and then I thought about it – they have another space open in Grant Park for the ‘other folks who didn’t get tickets’. it’s going to be a madhouse. OMG, it’ll probably take people hours to get home. I know, I’m being so rational about it, but I’ll have to live with being rational.

    Dear SB,

    I’m waiting for you to do a pre-election special. Your take on the electoral college, and the Senate Races breakdown.

  17. TripLB, can I please get a “Don’t blame me, I’m an intelligent white female” bumper sticker? Actually, I’ll need two since I didn’t vote for the moron EITHER time. 😉

    Can you add Timothy McVeigh to your list, too, please? Sure didn’t see white folks get turned on after the madness HE caused, did ya? We didn’t “invade” any areas of our own country looking to “get those white folks angry with the govenment” like we invaded Iraq to “get those folks that caused the 9/11 disaster”, did we? Here a standard, there a standard, everywhere a double standard.

    Sooo, where are you, SB? Hope all is well.

  18. SoCal Muchacha,

    I’m printing up my “Don’t blame me, I’m an intelligent white female” bumper stickers right now. Of course they’ll be useless after Tuesday.

  19. Hey, I’ll take useless and be THRILLED that they’re useless. Although, I don’t trust that some ‘sudden’ voting issues (a la 2000) won’t crop up and dash the hopes millions of us have for REAL change taking place over the next four years. Am I cynical or a realist? Who knows. I’ll just be feeling some SERIOUS relief when the election is finally called, and Obama/Biden are in the WIN column (hard to type with fingers crossed)…along with CA Props Yes on 2, No on 4, and No on 8. Hey, when a gal’s wishing for her ticket to come in, she wants it ALL, I tell ya, ALL!

    Did anyone catch Rachel Maddow’s excellent segment on her Sunday night special show (MSNBC–The Rachel Maddow Show) saying these long lines/long hours folks are dealing with at the polls for early voting, being a “poll tax”, just not the type one normally thinks of when thinking of old-school poll taxes? Definite food for thought, and darn if she isn’t right. Love that Rachel! And why is this happening in 2008, in the country that supposedly holds her democracy above all else? I’m having total flashbacks to South Africa’s first election in which blacks were FINALLY given the right to vote after apartheid, with people walking for miles and standing in long lines in horrific heat in order to cast their vote. A bit too similar, and more than a bit shameful for our country.

    Hey, SB, if you don’t show up soon TripLB and I will take over…not sure you want that. 😉

  20. “Jane Doe can spout all of the hatred she wants to”
    TripLbee- really, you make me laugh. You fit the sterotype people have of African Americans. Any fact brought to the surface, any blind spot brought to light, and you call it spouting out hatred. What a joke. Facts that disturb you are not hatred, they are facts, and you should take a deep breath and work through this instead of playing the race card and demonizing people. You’re overemotional and illogical and it is these things, not racism, the stop people from respecting you.

    As far as Cliff’s comment is concerned, it’s just the typical cop-out of responsiblity. Crown Heights was a lynching. There has also been hate crimes and speech directed at Asians by AfriKKKan Amercan faux-civil rights activists. Whatever your people have been through does not mean you get a free pass at lynching others. These people had NOTHING to do with what Africans have been though. Man up and stop acting like you get a free pass for eternity. Every group has been though the wringer, your suffering doesn’t give you the right to pass it along to whomever you desire. Why is that so hard for you to comprehend?? Asians and Jews have had as much tragedy as Africans yet if either lynched a black person you would not say “But they’ve suffered SOO much, they can’t be held accountable”. The reality is some black faux-civil rights leaders have put on the white sheet and found that it fits em like a glove. Some have found the same tactics, including lynchings, to be quite pleasing. A black friend of mine said his grandfather told him “everyone needs a nigger”. The reality is many lowly african americans have enjoyed treating other persecuted groups like their nigger. Just the facts.

  21. Angie

    Rikyrah: Tonight, as I was watching Senator Obama’s final speech in Virginia, tears formed in my eyes. I cried. And that’s major. I’m not a cryer.

    But I cried because I’m happy, tired, drained, overwhelmed with pride, excited, nervous, and delighted. All of those emotions just overtook me, and tears rolled from my eyes.

    I pray with my heart that Wednesday morning we all can have a smile on our face.

    I’m going to a few watch parties tomorrow night. I’ll hit y’all back up whenever I get back home. (Y’all know this blog is my family on the web. So of course, I have to check in with you guys at the finish of this long, tiring election cycle.)



    Obama 2008 – 2016

  22. Befree

    The day after the elect a noose was hung from a tree at Baylor University…….

    I guess I will always see America for what it is and has been. Obama win for me does not lessen or absolve America of its racist past or present. White America has the unbelievable ability to compartmentalize successful black folks from the rest of us. I saw it the race and whites said it out loud. America changes when ALL of its citizens are treated equally, not one who is promoted the highest office in the land. I am a student of history and I read about the unbelievable numbers of black officials elected in office during reconstruction and people claimed times were changing, but only to be followed by Jim Crow. In SAME 2 years of this campaign…Sean Bell murdered and Megan Williams was tortured.

    A month ago a 75 pound bear cub was killed and Obama signs were stapled to his body was left on a college campus. Obama was hung in effigy in different places in the US, not to mention the plots to kill him and black school children. I just hope we are STILL taking these threats serious and have not gone to “everything is fine now” because many felt that way after the voting rights act….

    I just hope black people in our euphoria don’t forget history and it only takes on nut job to change it.

    I voted for Obama, but white America has to show me that Obama is NOT the exception in their minds to the rule because to me that how I hear them talk about him.

  23. h kindrick

    who cares if he gets killed. good, i’m looking forward to seeing it on the news. its about time someone stands up for this country!!!!

  24. h kindrick

    yeah they get mad when whites say the word NIGGER but they say fag, and claim they arent gay, so who made them in control of freedom of speach? go back to your own country, back to building your houses out of animal shit, u low life niggers. Yall started the race war when you voted for someone just cause they are black. you wanted it, you got it. are you ready for it?

  25. Typical how the cowards among us wait good and long for the adults to leave the room before spouting off their childish and cowardly spiel. The fact that you waited over 2 months to let loose with that comment says it all.

    The fact that SB hasn’t whipped your cowardly uncolored ass as of yet disturbs me.

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