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SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A purported practical joke on a colleague that threatened a plane hijacking and the assassination of President Barack Obama has landed a Utah man in trouble with federal authorities.


Federal prosecutors say Jeremiah Hill placed a letter or note containing the threats inside a colleague's travel case while both were working at Hill Air Force Base, just north of Salt Lake City, last August.


"1 - Hijack Plane, 2 - Kill Obama," the note read, according to court papers filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City.


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Security Administration screeners found the note during a baggage check
before Hill's friend boarded a Delta Airlines flight to Arizona,
launching an FBI investigation.

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  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/04/27 16:11:48
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    Margaret Jacobson
    +4
    People are reaaly hyper about hyjacking after 9-11............."kill Obama" make secret service and local cops CRAZY WITH PANIC !!! It is a wonder the whole plane lo9ad ever got out alive

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  • beach bum 2012/04/28 22:48:46
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    beach bum
    stupid
  • Jakedog 2012/04/28 18:48:55
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    Jakedog
    I guess it pays to be even a washed up celebrity, if you want to threaten the POTUS.
  • Queen B 2012/04/28 16:57:48
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2012/04/28 16:54:18
    Not Funny
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
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    Gยเtคг Plคאєг ( JFK Democrat )
    No one should joke about killing anyone against The POTUS it is considered a threat and will be taken seriously
  • Sister Jean 2012/04/28 16:06:29
    Not Funny
    Sister Jean
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/04/28 16:01:57
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    **StarzAbove**
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    Not funny at all, that's very serious.
  • Wag 2012/04/27 18:51:50
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    Wag
    +1
    Ask ol Ted Nugent about being funny...........
  • www.sodahead.com/smithy 2012/04/27 18:26:58
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    www.sodahead.com/smithy
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    omg what a w*****!
  • t.eliot, topbard 2012/04/27 18:15:11
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    t.eliot, topbard
    +2
    With friends like that, who needs enemas?
  • jere.chievres 2012/04/27 18:06:23
    Not Funny
    jere.chievres
    +1
    That is one sure way to get killed yourself.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/04/27 16:11:48
    Not Funny
    Margaret Jacobson
    +4
    People are reaaly hyper about hyjacking after 9-11............."kill Obama" make secret service and local cops CRAZY WITH PANIC !!! It is a wonder the whole plane lo9ad ever got out alive
  • Bella 2012/04/27 15:53:58
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    Bella
    +2
    There's nothing funny about hijacking a plane
  • Tea in the Harbor 2012/04/27 15:38:00
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    Tea in the Harbor
    +2
    Jeremiah is an idiot. His "colleagues" should refuse to travel with him, if his employer is dumb enough to keep him.
  • Melicious Kiss of PHAET 2012/04/27 15:22:11
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    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    +3
    And pretty damn stupid. I thought it was common knowledge that this sort of thing could get you into quite a bit of trouble?
  • Kat 2012/04/27 15:14:34
    Not Funny
    Kat
    +3
    Look, you don't have to like his politics, Lord know I don't most of the time. But you don't talk about killing him, and hijacking a plane. Seriously, Dude, what's wrong with you?
  • DM Twin 2012/04/27 15:14:23
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    DM Twin
    +1
    Ok... I admit that I hate Obama...I hate Commies which he clearly is.....But the ONE THING I would never do is WISH HARM on this man or his family . Wishing harm on the elected President of the United States can be a crime and should be taken seriuosly until deemed moot or proven to be authentic .
  • Idiot repubs 2012/04/27 15:10:40
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    Idiot repubs
    +1
    These idiot republicans have no idea that their big talk is treasonous.
  • jere.ch... Idiot r... 2012/04/27 18:16:33
    jere.chievres
    I dont think Republicans have ever killed a president, Mostly foreigners like Sirhan Sirhan, Kooks like Lee Harvy Oswald (Communist) Squeaky Frome and anther crazy Broad TRIED to kill Reagan. I doubt the were Republican. More to follow.
  • jere.ch... Idiot r... 2012/04/27 18:23:07
    jere.chievres
    It seems that most assasinations have been tried or sucsessfully caried out by members of the Presidents Party

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    Abraham Lincoln
    Main article: Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, at approximately 10:15 p.m. Lincoln was shot by an actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth while attending a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and two guests. Soon after being shot, Lincoln's wound was declared to be mortal. Lincoln died the following day at 7:22 a.m.[6]

    Booth was tracked down by Union soldiers and was shot and killed by Sergeant Boston Corbett on April 26, 1865. This is an example of a politically motivated assassination, since Booth believed that killing Lincoln would radically change U.S. policy toward the South.
    James A. Garfield
    Main article: Assassination of James A. Garfield

    The assassination of James A. Garfield took place in Washington, D.C., at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 1881, fewer than four months after Garfield took office. Charles J. Guiteau shot him with a .442 Webley British Bulldog revolver. Garfield died 11 weeks later, on...




















































































    It seems that most assasinations have been tried or sucsessfully caried out by members of the Presidents Party

    Question book-new.svg This unreferenced section requires citations to ensure verifiability.
    Abraham Lincoln
    Main article: Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, at approximately 10:15 p.m. Lincoln was shot by an actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth while attending a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and two guests. Soon after being shot, Lincoln's wound was declared to be mortal. Lincoln died the following day at 7:22 a.m.[6]

    Booth was tracked down by Union soldiers and was shot and killed by Sergeant Boston Corbett on April 26, 1865. This is an example of a politically motivated assassination, since Booth believed that killing Lincoln would radically change U.S. policy toward the South.
    James A. Garfield
    Main article: Assassination of James A. Garfield

    The assassination of James A. Garfield took place in Washington, D.C., at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 1881, fewer than four months after Garfield took office. Charles J. Guiteau shot him with a .442 Webley British Bulldog revolver. Garfield died 11 weeks later, on Monday, September 19, 1881, at 10:35 p.m., due to complications caused by infections.

    Guiteau was immediately arrested. He was tried and found guilty. He appealed, but his appeal was rejected, and he was hanged on June 30, 1882 in the District of Columbia, just two days before the first anniversary of the attempt. Guiteau was certainly mentally unbalanced and the shooting was committed because of Guiteau's belief that he deserved to be made ambassador to France because he believed Garfield's presidential victory was due to a speech he wrote for Garfield (originally written for U.S. Grant).
    William McKinley
    Main article: Assassination of William McKinley

    The assassination of William McKinley took place at 4:07 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 1901, at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York. McKinley, attending the Pan-American Exposition, was shot twice by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist. McKinley died eight days later, on September 14, 1901, at 2:15 a.m.

    Members of the crowd immediately subdued Czolgosz after he shot McKinley. Afterwards, the 4th Brigade, National Guard Signal Corps, and police intervened and beat him so severely it was initially thought he might not live to stand trial. Czolgosz did survive and was convicted and sentenced to death on September 23. Czolgosz was electrocuted by three jolts, each of 1800 volts, in Auburn Prison on October 29, 1901. Czolgosz's actions were politically motivated, although it is unclear what outcome he believed the shooting would yield.
    John F. Kennedy
    Main article: Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    The assassination of John F. Kennedy took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. CST (18:30 UTC). Kennedy was fatally wounded by a sniper's bullet while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. Although Kennedy was not formally declared dead until half an hour after the shooting, he effectively died instantly.

    Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested shortly after at the Texas Theater. At 11:21 a.m. Sunday, November 24, 1963, while he was handcuffed to Detective Jim Leavelle and as he was about to be taken to the Dallas County Jail, Oswald was shot and fatally wounded before live television cameras in the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub operator who said that he had been distraught over the Kennedy assassination.

    The ten-month investigation of the Warren Commission of 1963–1964 concluded that Kennedy was assassinated by Oswald, an employee of the Texas School Book Depository in Dealey Plaza. This decision has been subject to much dispute.
    Failed assassination attempts
    Andrew Jackson
    Illustration of Jackson's attempted assassination

    January 30, 1835: Just outside the Capitol Building, a house painter named Richard Lawrence aimed two percussion pistols at the President, but both misfired, one while Lawrence stood within 13 feet (4 m) of Jackson, and the other at point-blank range. Lawrence was apprehended after Jackson beat him down with a cane. Lawrence was found not guilty by reason of insanity and confined to a mental institution until his death in 1861. Authorities determined that the percussion caps in Lawrence's pistols exploded creating, in each case, the sound of a blast but with each bullet failing to discharge from its gun barrel. When later tested by police, both pistols fired perfectly.[7]
    Abraham Lincoln
    Main article: Baltimore Plot

    February 23, 1861: The Baltimore Plot was an alleged conspiracy to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln en route to his inauguration. Allan Pinkerton, eponymous founder of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, played a key role by managing Lincoln's security throughout the journey. Though scholars debate whether or not the threat was real, clearly Lincoln and his advisors believed that there was a threat and took actions to ensure his safe passage through Baltimore.

    August 1864: As Lincoln was riding to the Soldiers' Home, a shot fired from the bushes caused his horse to bolt, and he lost his hat; when soldiers retrieved the hat, they found a bullet hole in it. The incident was hushed up, but Secretary of War Edwin Stanton augmented the heavy guard that accompanied the president.[8]
    Theodore Roosevelt
    Main article: John Flammang Schrank

    October 14, 1912: Three and a half years after he left office, Roosevelt was running for President as a member of the Progressive Party established in 1912 by Roosevelt and other political free thinkers, after he split from the Republican Party which he had served as a member of during his Presidency. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, John F. Schrank, a saloon-keeper from New York, shot Roosevelt once with a .38 caliber revolver. A 50-page speech folded over twice in Roosevelt's breast pocket and a metal glasses case slowed the bullet. Amidst the commotion, Roosevelt yelled out, "Quiet! I've been shot." Roosevelt insisted on giving his speech with the bullet still lodged inside him. During his speech Roosevelt stated, "It takes more than one bullet to bring down a Bull Moose" thus further perpetuating Roosevelt's image as a larger than life President and the nickname of the Progressive Party, the Bull Moose Party established in June 1912 after Roosevelt responded to reporters questioning his health stating, "I am as strong as a Bull Moose". He later went to the hospital, but the bullet was never removed. Roosevelt, remembering that William McKinley died after operations to remove his bullet, chose to have his remain. The bullet remained in his body until his death in 1919. Schrank said that McKinley's ghost had told him to avenge his assassination. Schrank was found legally insane and was institutionalized until his death in 1943.[9]
    Herbert Hoover

    On November 19, 1928, President-elect Hoover embarked on a seven-week goodwill tour of several Latin American countries to explain his economic and trade policies to the other nations in the Western hemisphere. While in Argentina, he escaped an assassination attempt by Argentine anarchists led by Severino Di Giovanni, who attempted to blow up the railroad car in which he was traveling. The plotters had an itinerary of Hoover's rail journey, complete with dates and times of arrival, but the bomber was arrested before he could place the explosives on the rails. Hoover himself never mentioned the incident, and his complimentary remarks on Argentina were well-received in both the host country and in the press.[10]
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    On February 15, 1933 in Miami, Florida, Giuseppe Zangara fired five shots at Roosevelt. The assassination attempt occurred less than three weeks before Roosevelt was sworn in for his first term in office. Although the President-elect was not hurt, four other people were wounded and Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was killed. Zangara was found guilty of murder and was executed March 20, 1933. It has been suggested but not proven that Cermak, not Roosevelt, was the intended target that day, as the mayor was a staunch foe of Al Capone's Chicago mob organization.[11][12]
    Harry S. Truman
    Main article: Truman assassination attempt

    On November 1, 1950, two Puerto Rican pro-independence activists, Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola, attempted to kill Truman by trying to force their way into Blair House where Truman was staying while the nearby White House was undergoing renovation. A violent gun battle ensued between the assassins and the Secret Service, resulting in the death of White House Policeman Leslie Coffelt. Coffelt was able to kill Torresola before blacking out and soon dying. Collazo survived with serious injuries. Truman's life was in direct danger although he was not harmed. Collazo's death sentence was commuted to life in prison by Truman, and was further commuted to time served by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.[13]
    John F. Kennedy

    December 11, 1960: While vacationing in Palm Beach, Florida, President-elect John F. Kennedy's life was threatened by Richard Paul Pavlick, a 73-year-old former postal worker. Pavlick's plan was to serve as a suicide bomber by crashing his dynamite-laden 1950 Buick into Kennedy's vehicle, but the plan was disrupted when Pavlick saw Kennedy's wife and daughter bidding him goodbye.[14] That attack of conscience foiled the opportunity, with Pavlick's arrest by the Secret Service coming three days later after he was stopped for a driving violation, with the dynamite still in his car. Pavlick spent the next six years in both federal prison and mental institutions before being released in December 1966.
    Richard Nixon

    1972: Arthur Bremer turned up with a firearm at an event attended by Nixon intending to shoot him, but he never opened fire as security was too tight. A few weeks later Bremer shot and seriously injured Governor George Wallace.

    February 22, 1974: Samuel Byck apparently planned to kill Nixon by crashing a commercial airliner into the White House.[15] Once he had hijacked the plane on the ground, he was informed that it could not take off with the wheel blocks still in place. He shot the pilot and copilot, then was shot by an officer through the plane's door window before killing himself. The events surrounding this assassination attempt were depicted in the film The Assassination of Richard Nixon.
    Gerald Ford
    Main article: Lynette Fromme

    September 5, 1975: On the northern grounds of the California State Capitol, Lynette Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, drew a Colt M1911 .45 caliber pistol on Ford when he reached to shake her hand in a crowd. There were four cartridges in the pistol's magazine but the firing chamber was empty. She was soon restrained by Secret Service agent Larry Buendorf. Fromme was sentenced to life in prison, but was released from custody on August 14, 2009, nearly 3 years after Ford's death.[16]

    September 22, 1975: In San Francisco, California, Sara Jane Moore fired a revolver at Ford from 40 feet (12 m) away.[17] A bystander, Oliver Sipple, grabbed Moore's arm and the shot missed Ford.[18] Moore was sentenced to life in prison.[19] She was later paroled from a federal prison on Monday, December 31, 2007 (370 days after Ford's death) after serving more than 30 years.
    Jimmy Carter
    Main article: Raymond Lee Harvey
    Ronald Reagan
    Main article: Reagan assassination attempt

    On March 30, 1981, as he returned to his limousine following a speaking engagement at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C., Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr., who hoped to impress teen actress Jodie Foster. The others that were shot were White House Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy, and D.C. police officer Thomas Delahanty, all of whom survived, though Brady, the most seriously wounded, was permanently disabled. Reagan survived and recovered after emergency surgery at nearby George Washington University Hospital.
    George H. W. Bush

    April 13, 1993: Fourteen men believed to be in the employ of Saddam Hussein smuggled bombs into Kuwait with the intent of planting car bombs to assassinate Bush during his visit to Kuwait University.[20] Two of the suspects Wali Abdelhadi Ghazali and Raad Abdel-Amir al-Assadi retracted their confessions at the trial claiming that they were coerced. The plot was foiled when Kuwaiti officials found the bomb and arrested the suspected assassins.[21] Bush had left office in January 1993. The Iraqi Intelligence Service, particularly Directorate 14, was proven to be behind the plot,.[22]

    On June 27, 1993 President Bill Clinton responded to the assassination attempt as part of Operation Southern Watch by firing 23 Tomahawk cruise missiles against the Iraqi Intelligence Headquarters. Clinton was convinced to attack by three compelling pieces of evidence. First, suspects in the plot confessed to FBI agents in Kuwait. Second, FBI bomb experts firmly linked the captured car bombs to the same explosives made in Iraq, including a 175-pound car bomb found in Kuwait City on April 14. Third, intelligence reports confirmed that Saddam had been plotting to assassinate the former President for some time. Leaders from both parties supported Clinton's attack.[23]
    Bill Clinton

    September 12, 1994: Frank Eugene Corder flew a single-engine Cessna into the White House lawn, allegedly trying to hit the White House. The President and First Family were not home at the time, thus the actual motive behind the crash landing is inconclusive. Corder was the only casualty.[24]

    October 29, 1994: Francisco Martin Duran fired at least 29 shots with a semi-automatic rifle at the White House from a fence overlooking the north lawn, thinking that Clinton was among the men in dark suits standing there (Clinton was inside the White House Residence watching a football game and was never in any danger during the incident). Three tourists, Harry Rakosky, Ken Davis and Robert Haines, tackled Duran before he could injure anyone. Duran was found to have a suicide note in his pocket and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.[25]

    1996: During his visit to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Manila in 1996, he was saved shortly before his car was due to drive over a bridge where a bomb had been planted. Clinton was scheduled to visit a local politician in central Manila, when Secret Service officers intercepted a message suggesting that an attack was imminent. A transmission used the words "bridge" and "wedding", a terrorist's code words for assassination. Lewis Merletti, the director of the Secret Service, ordered that the motorcade be re-routed. An intelligence team later discovered that a bomb had been planted under the bridge. Subsequent U.S. investigation into the plot "revealed that it was masterminded by a Saudi terrorist living in Afghanistan named Osama bin Laden".[26]
    George W. Bush
    Further information: 2001 White House shooting

    February 7, 2001: While President George W. Bush was in the White House Residence, in Washington, DC, Robert Pickett, standing outside the perimeter fence, discharged a number of shots from a weapon towards the White House. The U.S. Park Police stated, according to CNN correspondent Eileen O'Connor, that the type of handgun that was confiscated was of a sophisticated type and had the shooter not been shooting from an obstructed angle view, the bullets would have reached the White House. Following a stand-off of about ten minutes, the incident ended when a Secret Service officer shot Pickett, resulting in an injury which required immediate hospital surgery. Pickett was found to have emotional problems and employment grievances. Pickett had previously written letters to the President about these grievances. A court in July 2001 sentenced Pickett to three years imprisonment in connection with the incident.

    September 11, 2001: On the morning of 9/11, President George W. Bush was at the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort on Longboat Key, Florida.[27] He woke up around 6:00 AM and prepared for his morning jog.[28][29] A van occupied by men of Middle Eastern descent arrived at the Colony Beach Resort and claimed they had a "poolside" interview with the President. They did not have an appointment and were turned away.[30] It is possible this was an assassination attempt modeled on the one used on anti-Taliban fighter and Northern Alliance military leader Ahmed Massoud two days earlier. The previous April, Massoud addressed the European Parliament and warned of the possibility of al-Qaeda attacking in the West.[31][32] Longboat Key Fire Marshal Carroll Mooneyhan was reported to have overheard the conversation between the men and the Secret Service, but he later denied the report. The newspaper that reported this, the Longboat Observer, stands by its story.[33] Both Mooneyhan and the Observer reporter were questioned by the Secret Service, but the agency has not commented further.[33] Witnesses have recalled seeing 9/11 hijacker ringleader Mohamed Atta in the Longboat Key Holiday Inn a short distance from where Bush was staying as recently as September 7, the day Bush’s Sarasota appearance was publicly announced.[33][34]

    May 10, 2005: While President George W. Bush was giving a speech in the Freedom Square in Tbilisi, Georgia, Vladimir Arutyunian threw a live Soviet-made RGD-5 hand grenade towards the podium where Bush was standing and where Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, the First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, the First Lady of Georgia Sandra Roelofs, and officials were seated. The grenade was live and had its pin pulled, but did not explode because a red tartan handkerchief wrapped tightly around the grenade kept the firing pin from deploying quickly enough.[35] Arutyunian was arrested in July 2005 and killed an Interior Ministry agent while resisting arrest. He was convicted in January 2006 and was given a life sentence.[36][37]
    Barack Obama

    On November 11, 2011, Oscar Ortega-Hernandez shot as many as seven bullets at the White House, with two bullets hitting the White House, cracking a window. He was arrested in Pennsylvania and charged with the attempted assassination of President Barack Obama. Obama was never endangered because he was in Honolulu, Hawaii at the time for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.[38]
    Presidential deaths rumored to be assassinations
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  • Bash 2012/04/27 15:10:23
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    Bash
    +3
    Nothing to joke about theses days. should say that about anyone no matter who they are.

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