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‘Leave Or Else,’ YouTube Video Warns Obama

By Rob Waters on October 7, 2009 - 10:11 am, Posted in Militias

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sometime Wednesday night, the video was removed from YouTube. No word on who’s responsible for putting it there in the first place, or taking it down.

Here’s an ominous posting on YouTube from the “Patriot” crowd. It advises President Obama and other prominent people (“Our Dear Leader and co.”) to “leave now and give us our country back” and to do so by next week.

“If you stay,” the silent video message continues, “ ‘We, The People’ will systematically dismantle you, destroy you and reclaim what is rightfully ours. …

“We are angry and we are ready to take back the rights of the people. We will fight and We will win. …

“Dead line [sic] for your national response: October 15, 2009

“Thank you to all patriots who support our cause. … Be prepared for when the fateful day of the declaration of war is nationally announced.”

In August, The Southern Poverty Law Center issued a special report, “Return of the Militias,” documenting a resurgence of Patriot and extreme-right militia activity around the country.

  • Lobizao

    I guess they missed the deadline

  • Tezuka fan

    So… how’s everybody doing?
    Yeah, the 15th came and went, without do much as anything different on a google search for the relevant quote (I used “Our Dear Leader and co.” and October 15). Nothing came up except Hatewatch and similar blogs.

  • Green Eagle

    Yeah, on about level 7.

  • trevor

    seriously, this crap makes me sick, im junior in high school and i’m learning about civil rights. I pains me to read bull s**t on here telling that this world still has so much hate in it. its depressing, i don’t want to live in a country were there is or was segregation and slavery. We think we made things better and we have but people still think and act in a way that should never have exsisted. ITS WRONG, ITS ALL WRONG!!!!. You can t treat people like that.

  • Xavier D.

    Well, that was a flash in the pan. I’m sure the author has since gone back to playing World of Warcraft in his mom’ basement.