story from AP just now (and see update and video below): four U.S. soldiers plotted with militia to kill Obama, take over army base--and attack a dam. They also killed a comrade and his girlfriend. "Prosecutors in rural Long County, near the sprawling Army post Fort Stewart, said the militia group of active and former U.S. military members spent at least $87,000 buying guns and bomb components."
"This domestic terrorist organization did not simply plan and talk," prosecutor Isabel Pauley told a Superior Court judge. "Prior to the murders in this case, the group took action. Evidence shows the group possessed the knowledge, means and motive to carry out their plans." The group called itself F.E.A.R., short for Forever Enduring Always Ready. Pauley said authorities don't know how many members it had. Here's a Reuters report.
UPDATE #1 Much more from local news source here. "Pauley said Aguigui recruited soldiers for his militia initially by introducing them to a video game and checking their responses. 'The game features a domestic terrorist organization comprised of US soldiers who attack their own government, thus the soldiers are the true patriots, she told the judge."
Also: "She said in addition to planned acts of national terrorism, the group was plotting local terrorism as well. 'Acts of domestic terrorism included forcibly taking over the ammo control point at Fort Stewart to take over the post, bombing vehicles of state and local judicial and political figure heads and federal representatives to include the local department of Homeland Security, and bomb fountain at Forsyth Park in Savannah,' she said." See local TV report:
Monday, August 27, 2012
Soldiers Plotted to Kill Obama--U.S. Soldiers
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