Muammar Gaddafi is the only known Head of State to implicate Israel in the assassination of former U.S. President JFK and the future assassination of U.S. President Barack Obama. Gaddafi stated, "I warn of the distinct possibility that a President Obama, like President John F. Kennedy before him, will end up in a flower-covered casket". As if the world didn't hear him the first time, Gaddafi predicted for a second time in 2009 that Obama will be assassinated by the state of Israel. Roughly 2 years after his last prediction, Libya was invaded and Gaddafi was removed from power.
Israeli Haaretz Knows Obama will be Assassinated
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz stated in 2010 that, "Obama's election may usher a political climate that could produce an assassination attempt...It is most likely, though, to be a lone assassin, he says, rather than an organized network." The Israeli paper is clearly indicating that the Obama assassination is a political option, and if Obama is killed, look for a lone assassin rather than an Israeli Mossad operation.
Mossad should Assassinate Obama
Atlanta Jewish Times owner and publisher Andrew Adler more or less called for President Obama's assassination when he described the third of three options that Israel must take in regards to Iran:
"Three, give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a
president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice
president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United
States' policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its
enemies. Yes, you read "three" correctly. Order a hit on a president in order
to preserve Israel's existence. Think about it. If I have thought of
this Tom Clancy-type scenario, don't you think that this almost
unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel's most inner circles?"
Date: December 6, 2008
Abstract: Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi said on Wednesday that U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's expressed support for Israel stems from his fear that the Mossad would assassinate him, just as it did President John F. Kennedy.
"We suspect he may fear being killed by
Israeli agents and meet the same fate as Kennedy when he promised to
look into Israel's nuclear program," Gadhafi said.
Gadhafi saw a dark motive behind a recent speech by Obama in support of Israel. "Obama offered $300 billion in aid to Israel and more military support. He avoided talking about Israel's nuclear weapons," he said.
Gadhafi said Obama would have an "inferiority complex" because he is black and if elected he might "behave worse than whites."
"We fear that Obama will feel that, because he is black with an inferiority complex, this will make him behave worse than the whites," Gadhafi told a rally at a former U.S. military base on the outskirts of the Libyan capital Tripoli.
"This will be a tragedy," Gadhafi said. "We tell him to be proud of himself as a black and feel that all Africa is behind him because if he sticks to this inferiority complex he will have a worse foreign policy than the whites had in the past."
He was speaking before thousands of cheering supporters at a ceremony to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the departure of U.S. troops from Libya.
Gadhafi, known for his controversial statements, took power in 1969 in a military coup in his oil- and gas-rich North African state. He was shunned for decades by the West, which accused him of supporting terrorism.
His ties with Western countries have improved since Libya announced it was scrapping weapons of mass destruction programs in 2003 and agreed to pay compensation for families of victims of bombings of U.S. and French airliners.
Obama, the son of a Kenyan father and a white mother from Kansas, would be the first African American elected U.S. president. In his campaign he has largely eschewed the rhetoric of racial struggle and drawn support among blacks and whites.
Gadhafi said Obama should adopt a policy of supporting poor and weak peoples such as the Palestinians and be a friend of what he called free Arab peoples rather than U.S. "agents" in the Arab world who, he said, were hated by their own people."We still hope he will be proud of Africa and change America and free America of its past policy, namely with the Arabs," said Gadhafi (Haaretz, 2008).
Title: Libya's Gaddafi Says Fears Obama Assassination
Date: April 7, 2009
Abstract: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Tuesday called Barack Obama a "flicker of hope in the middle of the imperialist darkness," but said he feared the president could be assassinated.
Gaddafi, known for his controversial statements, did not say who might want to kill Obama but gave the examples of the assassinations of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, as well as black rights leader Martin Luther King.
"I fear that they could liquidate this young man or force him to submit to their imperialist policies," Gaddafi told a university gathering of his supporters in Sirte, without specifying who might put Obama under pressure.
"Obama is a flicker of hope in the middle of the imperialist darkness," the Libyan leader said, adding: "There is a fear that they would liquidate him as they liquidated Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln."
Gaddafi, who is the African Union chairman, had offered to work with Obama to sustain security, stability and prosperity in Africa and elsewhere.
Gaddafi praised Obama for breaking with what he said was the previous American foreign policy that dictated to the rest of the world what to do to serve U.S. interests.
"He (Obama) speaks logically. Arrogance no longer exists in the American approach which was previously based on dictating to the rest of the world in order to meet its own conditions," Gaddafi said in the remarks carried by state media.
Gaddafi, who took power in 1969 in a military coup in his oil- and gas-rich North African state, was shunned for decades by the West, which accused him of supporting terrorism.
His ties with Western countries have improved since Libya announced in 2003 it was scrapping weapons of mass destruction programs and agreed to pay compensation for families of victims of bombings of U.S. and French airliners (Haaretz, 2009).Title: Obama Will Be Most Threatened U.S. Leader In History
Date: March 29, 2010
American presidents, a coveted target of various Islamic Jihad networks, have always received the most watertight degree of security the service is able to provide, but it seems even more crucial in light of the American intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Moreover, the United States is highly unpopular in many corners of the world due to its allegedly domineering culture and economy.
Potential threats to the life of American presidents have come from a wide spectrum of circles: Islamic terrorists, fundamentalists, anarchists, and far-leftists; and now, due to Obama's skin color, from the American reactionary far-right as well.
A similar view is held by Mark Potok of Alabama's Southern Poverty Law Center, which, among others, monitors extreme right groups.
Even though these attempts were seemingly amateurish, he says, they may point to an emergent trend. The threat from white supremacist hate groups has certainly increased, he says.
Combined with the credit crunch, growing immigration and demographic change, Obama's election may usher a political climate that could produce an assassination attempt.
It is most likely, though, to be a lone assassin, he says, rather than an organized network (Haaretz, 2010).
Title: What Would You Do?
Date: January 13, 2012
Source: Atlanta Jewish Times
Title: What On Earth Would Prompt A Newspaper Editor To Call For Obama's Assassination?
Date: January 20, 2012
Source: Atlantic Wire
Abstract: It's unclear if he was being satirical or just insensitive, but Atlanta Jewish Times owner and publisher Andrew Adler more or less called for President Obama's assassination in his column last week. Gawker's investigative hawk John Cook blogged about the column on Friday, prompting a collective facepalm on Twitter. What in the world was this newspaperman thinking when he wrote this? "Maybe it's meant as parody, I don't know," The Atlantic's Jeff Goldberg wondered, after admitting that he'd first heard of Adler's paper on Friday afternoon. "Not that the Atlanta Jewish Times is known for parody. Or anything." Cook notes that the Atlanta Jewish Times "appears to be a real community newspaper" with "a circulation of 3,500 and a staff of five."
The statement itself does sound ridiculous enough to be described as Swiftian, however:
Three, give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States' policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.
Yes, you read "three" correctly. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel's existence. Think about it. If I have thought of this Tom Clancy-type scenario, don't you think that this almost unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel's most inner circles?
Really we can imagine one or two answers to the what-was-he-thinking question. The first, Cook addresses in his post: Adler was floating a conroversial-sounding hypothetical to spark a debate. He didn't really want somebody to kill the president over his views on Israel. Adler told Cook, "I wrote it to see what kind of reaction I was going to get from readers." Cook wondered:
And what was the reaction? "We've gotten a lot of calls and emails." [Adler replied]
The second basically awful answer is that Adler meant it, immediately heard from readers that it's an offensively horrible idea and hustled to cover his tracks when it hit Gawker. Who knows -- satire or not, it's certainly sparked a Friday night cocktail conversation topic that nobody's been waiting to have! It's cool to be provocative, especially if you're a journalist or employer of journalists. But it's definitely not cool to put out a hit on the president.
Update: The National Jewish Democratic
Council issued a sweeping condemnation of Adler's column on Friday
afternoon. "It is the height of irresponsibility to make the horrific
suggestion that the State of Israel should assassinate the President of
the United States of America," the organizations president and CEO David
A. Harris said in a statement provided to The Atlantic Wire. "To dare
to give such despicable ideas space in a newspaper -- no less in the
words of the paper's owner and publisher, and a Jewish newspaper at that
-- is beyond the pale. This episode demonstrates just how low our
political discourse has sunk, and I can only hope that it serves as a
wake-up call to moderate our public dialogue and tone it down
dramatically" (Atlantic Wire, 2012).
Date: January 20, 2012
Sorce: Fox News
Abstract: The Secret Service said it is looking into a recent op-ed from an Atlanta publisher that floated the idea of green-lighting Israeli Mossad agents to assassinate President Obama in order to improve Israel's security against enemies like Iran.
The publisher and author, Andrew Adler, reportedly has apologized.
But Jewish advocacy groups condemned his comments as "outrageous," and Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said the agency is "aware" of the incident.