This story broke less than an hour ago.
Federal agents have broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree, the ATF said Monday.
In court records unsealed Monday, federal agents said they disrupted plans to rob a gun store and target a predominantly African-American high school by two neo-Nazi skinheads.
One wonders if this is in “retaliation” for the attack-that-wasn’t this weekend on a McCain campaign worker, or if these bastards are just plain nucking futs.1
Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of the Nashville field office for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the two men planned to shoot 88 black people and decapitate another 14. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community.
The men also sought to go on a national killing spree, with Obama as its final target, Cavanaugh told The Associated Press.
I wonder how they’ll get along with the other Guantanamo detainees? Because this is as clear-cut a case of intended domestic terrorism as anything I’ve seen in quite a while.
1. Or if, indeed, the distinction is even relevant.
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