I’ve written before that I believe the differences in worldview and fundamental values of conservatives and liberals are irreconcilable. The only way we can live together as one country is that both sides observe the “rules of the game” — the rules, laws and social conventions by which we conduct politics in the American constitutional republic. One of the rules of game is that the losing party in an election accepts and abides by the electoral results.
In 2008 and 2012 when Obama was elected and re-elected, I don’t recall conservatives rioting, assaulting, or threatening to kill him. Do you?
Not so with the 2016 presidential election. See “‘Love Trumps Hate’: Assassination threats against Trump flood Twitter“.
Here are three threats to assassinate Donald Trump: from the CEO of a cyber-security firm, a UK newspaper columnist, and a senior banker with the world’s third largest bank.
(1) Matt Harrigan, CEO of PacketSled
PacketSled is a cyber-security software company in Del Mar, California which, like the more famous McAfee, provides software for computers to, in the company’s words, “Continuously monitor for advanced threats and policy violations missed by other defenses, then analyze and remediate in record time.”
In posts to his Facebook page on November 13, 2016, PacketSled CEO Matt Harrigan threatened to assassinate Trump with a sniper rifle:
“I’m going to kill the president. Elect.”
When a Facebook commenter warned him that the FBI would get him, Harrigan replied:
“Bring it secret service.”
“getting a sniper rifle and perching myself where it counts. Find a bedroom in the whitehouse that suits you motherfucker. I’ll find you”
“In no uncertain terms, fuck you America. Seriously. Fuck off.”
Although the threatening messages were since deleted by Harrigan, they are preserved on Reddit (click below to enlarge):
Hours after he threatened to assassinate Trump, Harrigan apologized for his assassination threat on Facebook, saying it was all a joke:
“My recent facebook comment was intended to be a joke, in the context of a larger conversation, and only privately shared as such … I apologize if anything that I said was either taken seriously, was offensive, or caused any legitimate concern.“
As reported by Samantha Chang for BizPacReview, PacketSled didn’t find Harrigan’s “joke” funny and placed him on administrative leave. In a statement, PacketSled wrote:
“PacketSled takes recent comments made by our CEO seriously. Once we were made aware of these comments, we immediately reported this information to the secret service and will cooperate fully with any inquiries … Our CEO has been placed on administrative leave.”
On Nov. 13, Harrigan tweeted a lame apology:
Two days after he issued his threat, on Nov. 15, Harrigan resigned from PacketSled.
Strangely, in an October 26 Facebook post, Harrigan bragged about his ties to the CIA:
(2) UK columnist Monisha Rajesh
On Election night, November 8, 2016, Monisha Rajesh, a columnist for the UK newspapers The Telegraph and The Guardian, made a series of angry tweets about the election results, culminating in a tweet at 11:54 pm to Mark C. O’Flaherty, a photographer and travel writer:
“It’s about time for a presidential assassination”.
To which O’Flaherty replied:
“haaaaa – that’s all we’ve talked about for the last hour”.
Both Rajesh and O’Flaherty had since deleted their respective Twitter accounts, but not before someone captured their vicious tweets for posterity:
Breitbart contacted both The Telegraph and The Guardian for comment, and received these replies:
Telegraph Media Group: “Monisha Rajesh is not an employee of Telegraph Media Group and will not be commissioned on a freelance basis.”
The Guardian: “Monisha Rajesh is an infrequent freelance contributor, not a staff writer, and the Guardian cannot take responsibility for comments expressed by her in a personal capacity.”
In other words, The Telegraph fired Rajesh and it’s doubtful The Guardian would ever use her as a freelance contributor again.
Navy vet Doug Lewis (@umpire43) tweeted that the FBI had arrested Rajesh, but the assertion remains unconfirmed:
(3) PNP Paribas Banker Don King
BNP Paribas is a French multinational bank and financial services company with global headquarters in Paris, and the third largest bank in the world in total assets.
Meanwhile, not a word from Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama denouncing these assassination threats . . . .
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