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Saudis Report Plot To Kill Obama In Turkey

From an outraged CBS News:

A pan with a baklava made into the iconic image of U.S. President Barack Obama and dubbed "the Baracklava" sits on a table at Gulluoglu baklava bakery in Istanbul, April 6, 2009.

Saudis Report Plot To Assassinate Obama

The Saudi Arabian newspaper al-Watan reported today that Turkish security services have arrested a man of Syrian origins Friday in connection with a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama during his current visit to Turkey.

The man, who was carrying an Al-Jazeera TV ID card in the name of M.G., confessed after his arrest that he was planning on stabbing the U.S. president with a knife during the Alliance of Civilizations summit held in Istanbul, adding that he had three other accomplices to help him execute his plan.

According to the paper, Turkish investigators were trying to verify whether the Qatari-based Arab TV channel has truly issued the ID card produced by the man, or if it’s a forged copy.

The suspect, a permanent resident of Istanbul, has been regularly attending all conferences and events relating to the Middle East held in the city.

Al-Watan contacted Al-Jazeera’s bureau chief in Ankara, Yucef al-Sharif, who said that news of the suspect came as a complete surprise to Al-Jazeera staff in Turkey, who all claimed that they knew nothing about the man.

"We learned that he (the suspect) claimed to be working for our bureau … if that has been the case then he most certainly forged our ID card,” al-Sharif told al-Watan in a phone call from Ankara.

Al-Sharif said that Turkish security services know everyone who worked in Al-Jazeera’s offices in Ankara

Gosh, how is this possible?

Of course disguising himself as an Al-Jazeera reporter, what a stroke of genius.

If, indeed, it was a disguise.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 6th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Saudis Report Plot To Kill Obama In Turkey”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Whos’ that a picture of in the baklava next to Bo-Bo? Looks kinda like Adolph.

  2. proreason says:

    It only took 75 days for the first assasination story to appear?

    That’s a sure sign that the msm thinks things are going the Moron’s way.

    Since for any POTUS, there are hundreds, perhaps thousands of threats annually. The hollow-cheeked press can trot one of these out whenever the they feel a need to whip up a little love for their saviour.

    Don’t be surprised to hear about 1 a month from here on.

    • beautyofreason says:

      There was another attempt reported a couple months ago – an Ethiopian Muslim refugee in the United States sent HIV-positive blood to Obama. The story didn’t make many headlines, probably because it wasn’t PC.

      Here’s one link to it:


      Excerpt from Fox News:

      “A man from President Obama’s hometown of Chicago has been arrested for allegedly sending Obama and his staff envelopes containing HIV-infected blood…

      Saad Hussein, an Ethiopian refugee in his late 20’s, sent an envelope addressed to “Barack Obama”… The envelope contained a… letter with reddish stains… Hussein, who takes drugs to treat a mental illness, later told FBI agents he is “very sick with HIV” and cut his fingers with a razor so he could bleed on the letter.

      Hussein… has never held a job in the three years he’s been in the United States…

      [Hussein] was arrested by police in 2006 after starting a fire in the middle of a crowded Chicago intersection. When officers arrived on the scene, he was waiving the Koran in the air and yelling “Allah Akbar,” or “God is Great” in Arabic…”

  3. Barbie says:

    This can’t be true. The entire world oozes love for Obama. The entire galaxy oozes love for Obama. Heck, the universe oozes love for Obama.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Are they passing a hat or something? Do they work for Euros or Dinars or just virgins?
      Just interested!!

  4. Odie44 says:


    Gee, I guess it wasn’t serious after all. I imagine the failure of his Euro-Islam tour combined with N Korea launching a missle the very moment he bashed America and calling for “world peace” or something; Axelrod needed a red herring.

  5. Reality Bytes says:

    I wonder what the DailyKos would post if the report said Bush was the target? You all should be commended for your restraint. Me personally, I’m hoping & praying (OK, hope is taken), Obama gets to make his own “I’m still relevent” comment after the midterms.

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