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Barack Obama faces 30 death threats a day, stretching US Secret Service


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In a way this story from The Telegraph is expected, there are so many twisted right wing and extremist nutters in the USA who having easily acquired arms and hate are keen to assassinate President Obama. I only hope that the Secret Service remains vigilant and can deal with threats effectively and quickly.

By Toby Harnden in Washington, THE TELEGRAPH: “US President Barack Obama is the target of more than 30 potential death threats a day and is being protected by an increasingly over-stretched and under-resourced Secret Service, according to a new book.

Since Mr Obama took office, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400 per cent from the 3,000 a year or so under President George W. Bush, according to Ronald Kessler, author of In the President’s Secret Service.

Some threats to Mr Obama, whose Secret Service codename is Renegade, have been publicised, including an alleged plot by white supremacists in Tennessee late last year to rob a gun store, shoot 88 black people, decapitate another 14 and then assassinate the first black president in American history…”

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