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    Arrest made in alleged Obama plot

    Turkish authorities arrested a man who allegedly plotted to pose as an Arab news network journalist to kill U.S. President Obama, a Saudi newspaper said Monday.

    The man, said to be of Syrian descent, was arrested Friday and allegedly confessed he intended to stab Obama with a knife during the president's visit to Turkey, the Saudi daily Al Watan reported. The man, who was carrying a press card identifying him as an employee of al-Jazeera, allegedly said he had three accomplices.

    The Jerusalem Post, which reported about the al Watan article, said Turkish authorities didn't know whether the identification card was a fake.

    Yussef al-Sharif, al-Jazeera's Ankara bureau chief, told the Saudi newspaper the ID card was "most certainly" forged. He said the alleged assassination plot came as a surprise to the Qatari network's staff, who said they didn't know the suspect.

    The Italian news agency Adnkronos International, which also quoted the Saudi newspaper, said the Syrian man was arrested in Istanbul. It said he had been permanently living in Istanbul for a number of years.

    Arrest made in alleged Obama plot - UPI.com

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    Re: Arrest made in alleged Obama plot

    Thank you to the Turkish authorities for finding this out. Though I would hope that a plot this simple would be caught by the Secret Service, I'm a bit nervous at how slow they responded to the shoe throwing incident.

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    Re: Arrest made in alleged Obama plot

    Was this a conservative US citizen?

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    Re: Arrest made in alleged Obama plot

    Thank you Turkey!

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    Re: Arrest made in alleged Obama plot

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Was this a conservative US citizen?

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    Haha, actually on that topic Americans form the minority in Ankara so it could have been
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    Re: Arrest made in alleged Obama plot

    The man must've forgot the Titanium exoskeleton that Obama has called the Secret Services, and Turkish Intelligence.
    Honestly, i would be a bit embarrassed if some lunatic stabbed my President and was not Bruce Lee.
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    Re: Arrest made in alleged Obama plot

    If i was going to try to do something like that a knife would not be my first choice for weapon
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Arrest made in alleged Obama plot

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    If i was going to try to do something like that a knife would not be my first choice for weapon
    I'd pee in his tea.


    Poison Pee.
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    Re: Arrest made in alleged Obama plot

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Was this a conservative US citizen?

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    Probably not. They don't get Glenn Beck in Turkey.
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    Re: Arrest made in alleged Obama plot

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I'd pee in his tea.


    Poison Pee.
    Throw a shoe at him!

    Wait...
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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