New details are emerging about the four U.S. soldiers accused of plotting to assassinate President Obama and overthrow the U.S. government.

The bizarre story began unfurling on Monday after Pfc. Michael Burnett, dressed in his Army uniform, testified in a southeast Georgia court against his fellow militia members. Prosecutors accused the group F.E.A.R. (Forever Enduring Always Ready) of buying $87,000 worth of assault rifles, bomb materials, and semiautomatic weapons in a plot to bomb a park in nearby Savannah, poison apple orchards in Washington state and blow up a dam with the ultimate goal of overthrowing the government and killing Barack Obama. The group also stands accused of murdering former U.S. soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend Tiffany York after they learned of the group’s plans.

In a plea bargain, Burnett plead guilty to manslaughter and illegal gang activity on Monday in connection with Roark and York’s murder…

The four U.S. soldiers implicated in the crimes, Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, Sgt. Anthony Peden, Pvt. Christopher Salmon and Burnett, are all active members of the U.S. Army. According to Burnett, the group’s rationale behind killing the president was “to give the government back to the people,” according to CNN….The Associated Press reports that the group courted current and former soldiers “who were in trouble or disillusioned.” Prosecutors said they had no idea of the size of F.E.A.R.’s membership.

The alleged ringleader of F.E.A.R. is Pvt. Aguigui, who funded the militia with $500,000 in insurance and benefit payments from the death of his wife just one year ago. Aguigui called himself “the nicest coldblooded murderer you will ever meet,” according to a video interview with military investigators…

Aguigui as a page at 2008 Republican Convention

…According to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson, the military has an ongoing probe within the Criminal Investigative Division but no one else is being tied to the crimes at this point, according to Larson. Apparently, Burnett pleaded guilty to manslaughter and agreed to testify against the three other soldiers in order to avoid a death sentence.

This fiasco will be used to leverage and grow DHS, you watch. Checkpoints anyone?

  1. pedro says:

    4 guys huh! Taking over the government… Yawn!

  2. NewformatSux says:

    I’ve long suspected that the Obama campaign’s reelection strategy would be to fake an assassination attempt. So does this plot hinder the plan, boost it, or was this the plan? It hasn’t been getting much media attention. I was really worried for the President’s safety. His incompetence with the forged birth certificate suggested that his fake assassination attempt would put him in grave danger.

  3. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    How much is Obama’s class warfare rhetoric to blame for their violence. When Obama incited his brown shirt OWS to violent acts he had to be planning someone on the right would retaliate…

    Obama is the blame for this, his divide and bribe strategy for winning the election is a disgusting abuse of power.

    I for one will vote no on any pardon for his many crimes.

  4. Kent says:

    Maybe next time they should work on their organizational skills. Overthrowing govt is a noble goal however.

  5. gquaglia says:

    I doubt Obama is very popular with the military as a whole.

  6. Semantics says:

    Surprised they aren’t keynote speakers at the RNC convention.

  7. NewformatSux says:

    Meanwhile person who put up a “Kill Mitt Romney” page on FaceBook is left alone, while someone who posted angry stuff about Obama was arrested and taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation.

    • John says:

      I am sure the secret service are looking into that. All presidential candidates get a secret service detail.