Monday, August 27, 2012

Oh No, Right Wingers In The Military- Not a Problem!

I'm just going to repeat this story from the British MSN website verbatim:

"US troops plotted to kill Obama

President Barack Obama was the target of an assassination plot by US troops (© AP)

Four US soldiers plotted to assassinate Barack Obama and overthrow the government, a court has heard.

Prosecutors in Georgia said they formed an anarchist militia within the military.

One, private Michael Burnett, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and gang charges in the killings last December of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York.

Burnett said 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 said the group bought 87,000 dollars (£55,000) of guns and bomb-making materials and plotted to take over Fort Stewart, bomb targets in Savannah and Washington state, as well as assassinate the president."

And of course, the Obama administration allowed right wing screaming a couple of years ago to make him dismantle the Justice Department unit that was investigating things like this, and basically disavow a report about military involvement in right wing terrorist plots.  By the way, where did four enlisted men get $87,000 to spend on "guns and bomb-making materials?"  I'd like to know that.

So far, of course, this story seems to have garnered far more interest in Britain and Canada than in the U.S. mainstream press.  Just like the murder of two Louisiana policemen by right wing Sovereign Citizen adherents a couple of weeks ago, the press will probably sweep this under the rug too.  After all, there is no such thing as right wing terror, right?


the yellow fringe said...

Why is that, that the press ignores this? Does law enforcement fear copycat outbreak? This one I'm not sure of.

Magpie said...

“where did four enlisted men get $87,000 to spend on "guns and bomb-making materials?" I'd like to know that.”

Apparently one of them, Private Isaac Aguigui, had a wife who died in suspicious circumstances which benefited him $500,000 in insurance, with which he funded the militia. This appears to be the answer to your question, pending further info.

The wife was pregnant at the time.

Yes the coverage of this case seems to be sporadic and not of a level we would expect of a confirmed double homicide associated with a plot to commit an act of terrorism and a threat to kill the president.

Perhaps there is a desire not to speak of unsightly things when the glorious Republican National Convention is about to get wall to wall coverage…. Don’t know….

I want to read, or preferably HEAR about their ideology…
Or program…
or… um… handlers.

That would be interesting.

Dave Dubya said...

Ah, but in order to "support the troops" we must follow two rules: Never say anything bad about their behavior, unless its Manning. And most important, send them to their maiming and death in trumped up political wars.

And the third rule is:

It is unpatriotic to deviate from the first two rules.