Skinheads Hoping to Assassinate Obama Foiled


Federal Agents recently stopped two neo-Nazi skinheads who were plotting the assassination of Barack Obama, and who also hoped to shoot or decapitate 102 black people in Tennessee, according to court papers today. From the Post:

Jim Cavanaugh, special agent in charge of ATF's Nashville field office, 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.

The skinheads, 20-year-old Daniel Cowart of Tennessee and 18-year-old Paul Shlesselman of Arkansas, apparently didn't think they'd be able to get to Obama, but hoped to die trying. They're being held without bail, and officers have already seized five guns. Apparently the pair hoped to rob a gun store and steal more. Stuff like this, no matter how fringe and crazy, will give you the chills.