The called themselves F.E.A.R., primarily because D.E.L.U.S.I.O.N.A.L. was too challenging a word to make into an acronym. Nonetheless, the quartet of military misfits managed to murder two people they suspected of ratting them out to police before they were arrested:
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.
The group of former and activity duty U.S. service members spent at least $87,000 on guns and bomb components, prosecutors said.
The anarchist allegations emerged Monday during the trial where four soldiers are accused of killing former soldier Michael Roark and his 17-year-old girlfriend Tiffany York, to stop their plan from being revealed.
“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.”
The militia group’s name is F.E.A.R, which stands for Forever Enduring Always Ready. Prosecutors did not know how many members the group had, according to published reports.
I’d be willing to go out on a limb and suggest they got the entire group, considering one of the suspects ratted out the others. If he was willing to turn on his compatriots, it would be odd for him to turn on just some of them instead of the entire group.
It’s a new wrinkle that the group was comprised of active duty and former military, considering most anarchists are anti-social stoner chronic f*ck-ups, types that don’t tend to volunteer for the relatively structured and spartan life of a soldier.
As for claiming that this bunch of misfits “possessed the knowledge, means and motive to carry out their plans,” I think prosecutor Isabel Pauley was taking dramatic license.
I don’t care if the four-man terror cell were members of Delta, Red Cell, or a SEAL team, they simply lack the manpower or gear to:
- take over Fort Stewart (home of the combat-hardened 3rd Division)
- bomb a dam in Washington state (which takes more explosives than they could carry, even if they were able to penetrate security and stave off responding police tactical teams)
- poison the state’s apple crop (apple-by-apple, or by the bushel?)
- ultimately overthrow the government, and
- assassinate the president
These weren’t plots. These were aspirations that a group of malcontents couldn’t begin to hope to pull off. It would be comical, if it wasn’t for the two corpses involved.