Friday, February 10, 2012

Ulugbek Kodirov Pleads Guilty to Obama Assassination Plot

Ulugbek Kodirov, a national of Uzbekistan, pleaded guilty to charges that he was planning to kill President Obama. Kodirov was arrested in July.

According to the plea agreement, in July 2011 Kodirov came into communication with someone known as "the Emir", who he believed was a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

That group has been designated as a terrorist organisation by the US state department.

Kodirov and "the Emir" discussed ways in which the president could be killed, including by sniper rifle from long distance.

Kodirov rejected that option because he thought a sniper rifle cost too much and was not trained to use one. Instead he plotted to shoot at the president at closer range.
Photo Credit: AP

Kodirov's a menace. Fry him.

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