A group of soldiers who started an ‘anarchist militia’ had plans to overthrow the US government and were targeting President Obama according to court proceedings in Georgia:
Four US soldiers plotted to assassinate Barack Obama and overthrow the government, a court has heard.
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 (£55,000) of guns and bomb-making materials and plotted to take over Fort Stewart, bomb targets in Savannah and Washington state, as well as assassinate the president.
Source: Associated Press
Other than the AP report cited above, no other details of the assassination plot, the court case, or the attempted Coup d’état have been made available at this time.
Department of Homeland Security is likely drafting an emergency communique to federal and local law enforcement outlining ever more reasons for why veterans and active military personnel should be monitored, investigated and indefinitely detained as potential domestic terrorists.
There appears to be no shortage of lone wolves on the domestic front.
We can expect the clamp down against vets and American citizens to continue full force.
Burnett said the group called itself FEAR and planned to join other militia groups in overthrowing the federal government. Prosecutors said Burnett and other group members detailed plans to blow up the fountain in Savannah’s Forsyth Park, take over Fort Stewart, assassinate several local officials and target several economic targets as well.
Burnett said Rourke was part of FEAR but was suspected of planning to leave the group after he left the U.S. Army. Burnett claimed he tried to talk group leaders out of the execution, but could not. He said he and three other group members followed Rourke and York to a remote area of Long County under the guise of target practice. Two of the men shot the couple, execution style, and the four returned to Fort Stewart.
As part of the plea agreement, Burnett agreed to testify against the three group members indicted in the murders. Local prosecutors said Monday they are working with state and federal investigators to determine the scope of FEAR. Durden said after court some suspected FEAR members had been arrested since the murder, but are not suspected in the deaths.
All of the defendants are charged with two counts of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and two counts of aggravated assault. Christopher and Heather Salmon, who are husband and wife, are also charged with one count of making a false statement.
The other three suspects are expected in court Thursday.