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Gawker: ‘Armed Militia’ of Soldiers Plotted to Take Over Army Base, Assassinate Obama

-By John Cook

August 27, 2012- According to this four-paragraph Associated Press story that raises more questions than it answers, four soldiers based in Georgia hatched an "anarchist" plot to assassinate Barack Obama and take control of Fort Stewart, and then allegedly killed a fellow soldier to keep their plans secret.

According to the story—which will hopefully be updated in short order—one of the accused, Pfc. Michael Burnett, pleaded guilty today in a Long County, Georgia courtroom to the murder of his former comrade Michael Roark and Roark's 17-year-old girlfriend.

Burnett told a Long County judge 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 says the group bought $87,000 worth of guns and bomb-making materials and plotted to take over Fort Stewart, bomb targets in nearby Savannah and Washington state, as well as assassinate the president.

That's a lot of money! More to come, I would imagine.



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