Three white Aryan Nations assassins plotted to kill Obama at Bronco's Stadium in front of 75,000 .. or maybe not.
The Secret Service detail (provided as official protection under Public Law 90-331 after Bobby Kennedy's assassination by the required crazy loner ) for Barack Obama call him Renegade. Now some folks are forming a disorderly queue to shoot him . Or maybe not.
First from out under the stones are Shawn Robert Adolf, 33, Nathan Johnson and Tharin Gartrell , arrested yesterday on weapons charges . They are said to have ties to the white supremacist group Aryan Nation, according to Victor Ross, the police chief in Glendale, a suburb of Denver where one of the suspects was arrested. The other two were held in Aurora, another suburb.
Now the Feds are on the case.
The group are said to have been planning to shoot Renegade during his convention acceptance speech, to be delivered outdoors at Invesco Field, home of the Denver Broncos , football stadium tomorrow night with a possible audience of 70,000 people – the anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
It all started on Sunday when a police patrol car stopped a blue Dodge pick-up truck driving erratically in Aurora which it turned out was driven by unemplolyed 29 year old and curiously named Tharin Gartrell .
In the back of his vehicle, officers found two high-powered rifles, one with telescopic sights, a spotting scope, a flak jacket, camouflage clothing, a bulletproof vest, boxes of ammunition, three fake identity cards, two wigs, two walkie-talkies and a quantity of the drug methamphetamine, a form of speed known as crystal meth.
Four hours later, police raided a nearby hotel where alleged accomplice Shawn Robert Adolf, a wanted fugitive with an impressively long list of previous convictions for drugs and violence, was staying - he had several outstanding warrants, one with a $1 million bail set. In attempting to esacpe by "jumping from a sixth-floor window" he broka an ankle.
Shortly afterwards, police made two more arrests, of Nathan Johnson, 32, and his girlfriend, Natasha Gromek, both on drugs charges, at another hotel.
In an extraordinary live interview from his jail cell, Johnson told a reporter from CBS television that Adolf had planned to kill Mr Obama during his nomination acceptance address to 75,000 supporters at Denver's Invesco Field at Mile High football stadium tomorrow night.
Aryan Nations is the most influential of dozens of neo-Nazi groups spread across the US. Last year, one of its members, Jason Hamilton, went on a shooting spree last year that left three people , including a cop Lee Newbill, and himself dead in Moscow, near Boise, Idaho, after a row with his wife Crystal - the previous year he tried to strangel his girlfriend. Hamilton was a member of The Order, a self-styled commando group within Aryan Nations.
They are used to violence in that neck of the woods ...see this current case
The group's website is blunt about its role in creating a whites-only state in North America. "We realise that it takes a cold-blooded, pragmatic and realist viewpoint to enact the changes which will be necessary to achieve our goals."
Colorado's U.S. attorney, Troy Eid, (Why does everyone have such strange names in this story ?) announced that authorities had decided that Adolf, Johnson and Gartrell were basically not as dangerous as they looked. The feds didn't plan to charge any of the three men with threatening a presidential candidate, a federal felony that comes with a possible five-year prison term.
Crazy and crazed...it doesn't mean they cannot shoot straight.
Meanwhile,downtown Denver has been closed off, with high metal gates and concrete barriers , inside police vehicles cruise the streets with armed officers in black jumpsuits clinging to the sides.
Meanwhile here is a picture of Michelle Obama with her friend Ex Weatherwoman and Sidley Austin Partner Bernardine Dohrn at a political rally.see Monday, April 28, 2008 Obama. Ayers Rocks.
Bernardine (on the right) is the wife of Weatherman ("You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows," from the Bob Dylan song Subterranean Homesick Blues. ) Bill Ayers and mother of his 2 children. She went to prison on various charges - Dohrn and Ayers became legal guardians of the son of former members of the Weather Underground, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, after they were convicted of murder of a security guard and 2 police officers during a 1981 Brinks armoured car robbery.
The Weathermen bombed the Pentagon, the US Capitol, the New York Police Benevolent Association, the New York Board of Corrections, as well as the offices of multinational companies. Boudin, along with Cathy Wilkerson, was a survivor of the 1970 Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, the premature detonation of a bomb that had been intended for a soldiers' dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Boudin was 27 at the time. Both women were awaiting trial, out on bond for their alleged actions in Days of Rage in Chicago several months earlier. Wilkerson had been released on a $20,000 bond and Boudin was out on a $40,000 bond.
Kathy Boudin’s father had connections directly to Fidel Castro: Leonard Boudin was Castro’s lawyer.