Case uncovers terror plot by soldiers to kill Obama

 

Four U.S. soldiers plotted to assassinate Barack Obama and overthrow the government, a court has heard.

Prosecutors in Georgia said they formed an anarchist militia within the military.

One, Private Michael Burnett, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and gang charges in the killings last December of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York.

Burnett said that Roark, who had just left the army, knew of the militia group’s plans and was killed because he was “a loose end.”

Prosecutor Isabel Pauley said the group bought 87,000 dollars of guns and bomb-making materials and plotted to take over Fort Stewart, bomb targets in Savannah and WashingtonState, as well as assassinate the president. news.uk.msn.com

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More details are surfacing about the four soldiers accused of stockpiling assault weapons and bomb components and plotting to assassinate the president. According to the AP’s Russ Bynum, the group calls itself F.E.A.R., which stands for Forever Enduring Always Ready. While authorities don’t know how many members are in the group, they did accuse it of plotting some ambitious domestic terrorist plots. democraticunderground.com

The prosecutor said the militia group had big plans. It plotted to take over Fort Stewart by seizing its ammunition control point and talked of bombing the Forsyth Park fountain in nearbySavannah, she said. In Washington state, she added, the group plotted to bomb a dam and poison the state’s apple crop. Ultimately, prosecutors said, the militia’s goal was to overthrow the government and assassinate the president. democraticunderground.com

All are charged by state authorities with malice murder, felony murder, criminal gang activity, aggravated assault and using a firearm while committing a felony. A hearing for the three soldiers was scheduled Thursday. nydailynews.com

According to prosecutors, Roark was killed after members of F.E.A.R. discovered that he knew of their plot. On Monday, 26-year-old Army Pfc. Michael Burnett pleaded guilty to manslaughter and illegal gang activity in connection with the murder case. He also gave testimony backing up some of the claims made by prosecutors. Bynum says that Burnett testified against Aguigui, who he said ordered the killings of Roark and his girlfriend. theatlanticwire.com

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