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Saturday, May 19, 2007

OBAMA, SENATOR AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Can “He “ Really Afford to Trust The Secret Service? This blogger is highly skeptical?

(Photo: Sunday Times)

So I may seem paranoid and a believer in the conspiracy theory. Perhaps, I am guilty of both. But just maybe I have reason to be when I reflect back on the history of the US secret service agency that is charged with guarding and protecting politicians and candidates running for the office of the presidency of the USA. The secret service has been known for having a shaky reputation when it comes to hiring racial minority applicants, and promoting those that were able to meet hidden quotas-so to speak. So what is my point? What has that to do with Obama? Everything! Due to perceived threatening language against Obama on some well known hate groups’ Web sites, he was assigned secret service protection.

Senator Obama is a black
man running for the highest office in the land, with a good chance to win and be the first minority and black to fill that prestigious office. Although we are in the 21st century, there are still people that feel a black man is not qualified to be president of the United States. Not qualified in the sense that he is not of the right race and color; irregardless of how intelligent, educated and capable the candidate may be. Just the mere thought that Obama has a chance to win, is already causing racists to raise their evil heads and suggest that “someone should do a Lincoln on him.” Referring of course to President Lincoln’s assassination by John Wilkes-Booth on April 14, 1865.

My premise is based on the following insightful observation of historical facts. If the secret service has the predisposition to believe a black man isn’t properly equipped or should not be a secret service agent, then some of that very same agency’s members are more-likely- than -not to feel even more stronger about a black man becoming president of the USA. If facts bear out to be true, then why should that agency be so determined to provide the best security protection possible, if there is a culture of racist tendencies embedded within its own ranks. I know this sounds more like an enticing movie script scenario, than something that might or could occur in real-life. But you must admit, it’s possible and not beyond some peoples demented tendency to effectuate such an outcome to try and save the country; as they would justify in their own jaded minds.

Without doubt, Michelle Obama has reason to be concerned about the safety of her husband. Just as retired General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s wife was when there was a movement among some Americans to encourage him to run for the presidency. One of the primary reasons, allegedly, he abstained from seeking the country’s highest political office was due to his wife’s fears. Thus, Obama is now in the race and is much more targeted and-perhaps- even more vulnerable than any of his white competitors. As a result, Obama should hire someone he definitely can trust to watch his back at all times, 24/7/365, and to keep a watchful and suspicious eye on the secret service as well.

I leave you some food for thought with the Wikipedia account of the final moments before the Lincoln assassination was carried out in April of 1865: “ Lincoln's bodyguard, John F. Parker, had left his post to get a better view of the play. Booth (John Wilkes Booth, the assassin) entered without any one noticing and shot the president in the back of the head. Lincoln slumped over in his rocking chair, unconscious.” Hence, the bodyguard, conveniently, left his post????? Although not implicated, in my mind’s eye, the bodyguard-whether he had a predetermined conspiratorial motive or not, ceased to be a “bodyguard” the very moment the President was out of his view. Let your imagination be your guide in reaching a conclusion as to the merit of my premise. Then objectively decide!

Read more on the Lincoln assassination: CLICK LINK.