Assassination. An option? Since when?

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    Wow. I can't believe this. Who doesn't know it is a felony to threaten a US president?

    And what purpose would it serve? The vice president of the same stripe would be next in line!

    Edited to add link: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/21/us/jewish-president-threat/index.html?iref=allsearch

    Sorry, didn't mean to forget it.
     
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    I don't see anyone actually threatening or calling for an assassination... just listing options from an Israeli perspective. What's the big deal?

    Since you haven't linked to the entire article, perhaps I missed something that I might be 'outraged' about.
     
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    link has been added.

    The secret service may not completely agree with you. At least according to the article.
     
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    The Secret Service have a habit of over reacting to what they perceive as a 'threat'. With good reason... but I see nothing to get hysterical about.
     
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    There doesn't appear to be an actual solicitation.
     
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    They get paid to react the way they do. Having worked in psychiatry for 22 years, I can tell you that a person even alluding to homicide would be high risk. I understand their pain. No one wants to be the sacrificial goat when something happens. And one who is in the position to evaluate behavior/potential behavior of others is also at risk for becoming the scapegoat if they make the wrong call.
     
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    I say we call in Little Bill to handle the matter.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQaJw8nTXYY]English Bob gets his ass kicked - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Just saying something like this would not be such a big deal except it is willfully published by the owner of a newspaper, I don't know if he is indictable but he certainly crossed the line of journalistic responsibility. He is openly selling the idea that the assassination of the president would save Israel from destruction, who knows who may buy such an outlandish and dangerous idea.
     
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