Getting Obama with a death-ray?

Two blokes have been arrested in the US for plotting to kill Barack Obama with a death-ray. Seriously..a death-ray?


TWO men have been arrested over a plot to kill US President Barack Obama with a giant homemade death ray.

The FBI arrested 49-year-old Glendon Scott Crawford, from Galway, New York, and his friend Eric J. Feight, 54, of Hudson, New York, foiling the pair’s plan to kill Obama, who Crawford blamed for the recent Boston marathon bombings.

Crawford had built a homemade X-ray machine that used deadly amounts of radiation to kill targets and could be detonated remotely, ABC news reports.

The FBI said the device would have been both “functional” and “lethal”. They said Crawford had called his design “Hiroshima on a light switch”. 

Obama was identified as the “political figure” the pair were targeting. They also planned to attack a Muslim organisation.

On the day of the Boston Marathon bombings, Crawford allegedly sent a text message saying: “Obama’s policies caused this”.

“He directed the [government] to start bringing [Muslims] here without background checks,” Crawford wrote.

“They don’t have to follow any laws, and this administration has done more to enable a government sponsored invasion than the press can cover up.”

The FBI said Crawford was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and they began investigating him last year after he allegedly inquired about technology that could kill “Israel’s enemies while they slept”.

Crawford, who investigators say spent months building the X-ray machine, recruited Feight to his kill plot after the pair met while working at GE.

Both men have been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, namely through use of a weapon of mass destruction.


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  • johcar

    “In related news, two New York men were last seen being escorted forcibly into big black limousines by Men In Black”

  • johnbronkhorst

    “Getting Obama with a death-ray?”
    Well he’s too slimy to catch with a fishing rod!

  • sandynobb

    Was this one of the ‘fifty’ terrorist plots thwarted by PRISM etc? If not, why not?

  • Hazards001

    I want a death ray too!…lol fucking good advert for GE mind you..”And in their spare time our engineers are busy developing new products and services even branching out to the pest destruction field.”

  • Mediaan

    Few have noticed, in the welter of Obama comment, how his surname carries on the great US tradition of awarding top jobs to men with funny (and inappropriate) surnames.

    Am I the only Inappropriate American TopJob Surnames collector and connoisseur around here?


    To try to resolve and end an Asian war in Vietnam and Cambodia, seen as being fought against hidden Chinese interests, the US despatched a General Westmoreland. Chinese is written in syllables. It would translate as West-more-land.

    Soon after, they elected as President one Reagan, pronounced Ray-gun.

    Now, President Oh, Bummer.

    • Hazards001

      If you want to research unlikely names a good place to start would be the NZ media. Seems to me the stupider or more unlikely a name is the more likely that person will get a job with one of our broadcasters.

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    It sounds about as plausible as the story about the youtube Mohammed cartoon, but then, Susan Rice is now a national security advisor. She probably pushed this…