Hearing Held for U.S. Military Soldiers Who Planned Obama Assassination

Yesterday a Georgia court held a hearing for four soldiers who killed a couple they believed might leak their anti-government plots, one of which was to assassinate President Obama. The soldiers, who were stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia, were part of a militia group called F.E.A.R., which stood for Forever Enduring Always Ready. Authorities do not know how many members were in F.E.A.R.

Private Isaac Aguigui, the leader of the militia, funded the group with the $500,000 he received in benefits after his pregnant wife died last year. The militia had purchased $87,000-worth of guns and bombs in preparation for their plot to attack the government and assassinate Obama. Their other plans included taking over Fort Stewart and bombing a park in Savannah. In Washington State, the militia planned to bomb a dam and poison the state’s apple crop.

Former soldier Michael Roark, 19, had reportedly been part of the militia. He left the Army two days before he was murdered. The militia believed Roark had betrayed them and thought it was necessary to silence Roark and his girlfriend Tiffany York, 17. Last December, F.E.A.R. shot them both in the head.

One of the soldiers, Michael Burnett, testified yesterday, and a hearing for the other three soldiers is scheduled for Thursday. They are all charged with malice murder, felony murder, criminal gang activity, aggravated assault and using a firearm with committing a felony.

Prosecutor Isabel Pauley said that in an interview with investigators, Aguigui called himself “the nicest cold-blooded murderer you will ever meet.”  

She also said Aguigui “targeted soldiers who were in trouble or disillusioned.”

AlterNet / By Alyssa Figueroa

Posted at August 28, 2012, 5:21pm