posted on Feb, 22 2008 @ 03:22 AM
I attended this rally and the security all around was lax. There were 17,000 people. The only security measure seemed to be a sign that read "No
bags" and "No outside food or drink"
What is even more concerning is that there was an area on the arena floor where Barack Obama came out of a tunnel and was making his way to the stage
and shaking hands and being greeted by hundreds of people only being held back by a barricade, and there was absolutely no screening for ANY of them!
He was within a foot of all them. With the exception of SS agents about 4 feet away from him on either side, there was no real protection.
There were probably 3-4 thousand people standing on the arena floor, and any of them could have simply tucked a weapon inside their waistband and
approached the stage. It really is distressing.
I must admit, I was a little concerned about going to the rally in the first place. Something in the back of my head was putting all of times Obama
has been compared to JFK with the fact that it was in Dallas, less than half a mile from Dealey Plaza. Seriously, you can see the school book
depository from the Reunion Arena parking lot. Don't these Secret Service agents ever watch TV?
Does anybody think that there was a plot and for some reason things didn't pan out? I mean all of these things considered, it just doesn't make
By the way, doesn't this seem eerily reminiscent of the Benazir Bhutto assassination? Highly popular political figure who is most likely going to win
the next big election is put at risk by lax security, which was provided by the current administration that is not fond of the candidate? This reeks
of shady dealings by an administration that has already murdered and tortured thousands...We shouldn't be surprised.
[edit on 22-2-2008 by WTEngel]