Megadeth Singer Makes Wild Obama Accusations

by InvestorPlace Staff | August 17, 2012 10:26 am

investorpoliticsletters2 Megadeth Singer Makes Wild Obama Accusations[1]Move over, Ted Nugent. As crazy as the Motor City Madman’s comments[2] earlier this year were, they’re nothing compared to what Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine said at a recent concert in Singapore[3].

During a Megadeth show in the southeast Asian country, Mustaine accused President Barack Obama of faking the mass shootings that happened in Aurora, Co. and Oak Creek, Wisc. in order to push a ban on guns in the United States. The concert happened August 7, but it wasn’t until a week later that a video of Mustaine’s remarks[4] was published by TMZ.

In addition, Mustaine said that he was considering a move to Singapore. “I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America,” he said.

Not surprisingly, Mustaine is already getting hammered by survivors of the shootings. One of the survivors of the Aurora shooting[5] said of Mustaine’s remarks, “Some people think the president is a good scapegoat but he didn’t shoot me.”

– Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPlace Money & Politics Editor

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  2. Motor City Madman’s comments: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/ted-nugent-history-amendment/story?id=16173310#.UC5POqPN6So
  3. recent concert in Singapore: http://blog.sfgate.com/dailydish/2012/08/16/megadeath%E2%80%99s-dave-mustaine-takes-aim-at-president-obama/
  4. video of Mustaine’s remarks: http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/15/megadeth-singer-obama-staged-aurora-shooting-massacre/
  5. survivors of the Aurora shooting: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/dark-knight-rises-massacre-victim-blasts-megadeth-singer-dave-mustaine-anti-obama-rant-article-1.1137866

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