This report of a foiled military coup comes from the Hill:Army soldiers formed a militia group in Georgia that plotted to overthrow the U.S. government — and they killed a fellow soldier and his girlfriend to keep the plot secret, prosecutors alleged Monday, according to the Associated Press.
Prosecutors in the Long County, Ga., case say that the militia group planned to overtake the nearby Fort Stewart, to bomb a dam in Washington state and poison the state’s apple crop and ultimately overthrow the government and assassinate the president, according to reports.
“This domestic terrorist organization did not simply plan and talk,” prosecutor Isabel Pauley told the 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.”
Other related items:
*]AP piece linked above
*]CNN: Prosecutors: ‘Anarchist’ group of U.S. soldiers aimed to overthrow government
*]CBS: Prosecutors: Army militia members killed couple
*]Daily Mail (UK): Revealed: Militia leader soldier who ‘killed comrade because he left anarchist group’ was page at 2008 Republican convention
*]Gawker: Is This the Leader of the Army Plot to Assassinate Obama Doing a Terrible Lip Sync?
*]The Atlantic: Prosecutors: U.S. Soldiers Plotted to Kill President Obama
Possible commentary you may hear today on the news:
]This incident clearly demonstrates that veterans are a threat to the security of the president and all of them should be placed under observation, if not locked away, immediately. *
] Clearly, all soldiers on Fort Stewart, if not the entire Army, need to be locked down in their barracks and all their weaponry placed under the control of civilian guards (properly unionized from the SEIU).
] This just clearly demonstrates that the DHS report on Right-Wing Extremism was accurate. All conservatives need to be immediately arrested and jailed.
] Clearly a vote for anybody but President Obama represents approval of the Army and their coup attempt.*
(the above comments are just some of my musing, trying to figure out how the editorials in the left wing media are going to treat this story today)
On a serious note: there are wackos everywhere. A little group of wackos around Ft Stewart no more represents a serious plot against Mr. Obama than a left winger carrying a sign with an image of President Bush in a night vision scope crosshairs represented a serious threat against President Bush.
On edit: prayers do go out for the repose of the soul of the former soldier and spouse who were murdered. But if it was a simple killing, even a gang killing, it would not warrant 1,000+ stories on a news search. It is political (and that’s why the political response above)