Turkish Authorities Stop Obama Assassination Plot

April 6, 2009

(ChattahBox)—The Saudi daily newspaper, Al Watan reported today of an arrest on Friday, by Turkish security services of a man of Syrian descent who told authorities he was planning to stab President Obama with a knife, and that three other accomplices were involved in the plot. The man was carrying an Al Jazeera press card that Turkish authorities believe is a forgery, but is not sure at this time if it was in fact, officially issued by the Arab network.

Yussef al-Sharif, Al-Jazeera’s Turkey bureau chief, stationed in the capital city of Ankara claimed that the press pass used by the captured would be assassin was “most certainly” forged. After speaking with the network’s Turkey employees, Al-Sharif said no one claimed to be acquainted with the suspected assassin.

Al-Sharif further claims that Turkish authorities know all of the bureau’s employees and reporters. Perhaps that’s why the suspect was at first detained and questioned. A press pass would have given the man access to a public news conference held by President Obama, increasing the odds he would have been physically close enough to the President to do him harm.

This news is certainly disturbing as President Obama makes his way through Europe offering unprecedented public access. Obama held an European Town Hall in the French border town of Strasbourg while in France, to field questions from German and French citizens.

No details were released identifying the man taken into custody or if the three accomplices were still at large.



One Response to “Turkish Authorities Stop Obama Assassination Plot”

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