Four More Former Soldiers Charged In Plot to Assassinate President Obama

Lost in the shuffle of the tragedy that occurred in Libya last night is the following horrifying story that will most assuredly go unnoticed by mainstream media outlets.

If you recall, a couple of weeks ago I wrote about a plot by militia group called F.E.A.R., members of which were active-duty soldiers at Fort Stewart in Georgia.

Today, five more people were charged in connection with the plot. Four of them are former Army soldiers, one is a civilian, and all are fucking crazy.

[read full post at ABLC]

[via Online Athens]

34 replies
  1. 1
    DFS says:

    F.E.A.R.? I loved that video game.

  2. 2
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    OK, so they’re going to take on a post with 20,000 other active duty soldiers with 9 guys instead of only 4.

    Still totally nuts.

  3. 3
    Soonergrunt says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: I know. And bombing the fountain in Hinesville has that extra flavor of “batshit crazy” to it.

  4. 4
    BGinCHI says:

    I’m guessing Romney calls this “regime change” in a press conference later tonight.

  5. 5
    MonkeyBoy says:

    I have the feeling that the Obama administration is down playing or even suppressing info about assassination plots, unlike the Bushies who liked to promote the mentally incompetent as scary terrorists that only they could protect us from.

    I don’t think Obama wants it known how many people hate him enough to kill him nor does he want militias, white supremacists, or similar groups maintaining lists of martyrs to their cause.

  6. 6
    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    “The Dearmans sound like a lovely family.”

    – Charlie Manson

  7. 7
    Comrade Mary says:

    @MonkeyBoy: OTOH, the recent Vanity Fair article on Obama included this:

    He motioned to the place from which, last November, a man with a high-powered rifle fired at the White House. Turning, with only the slightest trace of annoyance, Obama pointed to the spot directly behind his head where the bullet struck.

  8. 8
    Librarian says:

    F.E.A.R.- The Federal Egg Answering Room

  9. 9
    gorram says:

    90’s era efforts to keep militants out of the military have either failed or been dismantled – Wade Michael Page proved that, among others.

  10. 10
    Spatula says:

    Today, five more people were charged in connection with the plot.

    I keep telling you folks and no one listens: Conspiracies do NOT happen. It has been repeatedly said so here at BJ.

  11. 11
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    The idea of the president being shot isn’t very funny. But seriously…you’re in a secretive anti-government militia and you call yourself F.E.A.R? Were these guys auditioning for the role of Bad Guy in a new GI Joe movie or something?

  12. 12
    Yutsano says:

    Nope. No white terrorists here. Nothing to see. Move along folks.

  13. 13
    PurpleGirl says:

    OT: Yutsano: Can you tell me that web site for work at home jobs that you’ve often mentioned. I had the name written down and I can’t find it now. Thank you.

  14. 14
    catperson says:

    I made the mistake of clinking your supposed source links and once again got sent to your grifting operation. Fuck you, ABL. I honestly don’t know why Cole tolerates your presence.

  15. 15
    Yutsano says:

    @PurpleGirl: Here you go.

    EDIT: meant to put it in the last jobs thread but I fergot. :/

  16. 16
    PurpleGirl says:

    @Yutsano: Many thanks. I’m bookmarking it this time.

  17. 17
    LT says:

    I really do not get this “Go to my site to read the rest” crap. Not cool.

  18. 18
    Or something like that.Suffern Ace says:

    @BGinCHI: Yeah. But you don’t get points unless you guess where.

  19. 19
    Mnemosyne says:


    See the link that says “Via Online Athens”? That’s the source link. That’s why it says “via,” which seems to be an internet tradition with which you are not familiar.

    You’re welcome.

  20. 20
    AA+ Bonds says:

    Note that the FBI has to set up the “left wing” domestic terrorists, inventing their plots for them, providing their materials for them, etc., while the right-wing terrorists actually murdered someone.

  21. 21
    AA+ Bonds says:

    @Spaghetti Lee:

    Were these guys auditioning for the role of Bad Guy in a new GI Joe movie or something?

    It’s all about the mystique for violent organized criminals. Italian organized crime is famously influenced by portrayals of the Mafia in popular culture. It’s about living out a fantasy of personal importance, and the only source for that fantasy in current culture is the mass media. Even other influences (nationalism, Christian militarism) are mediated.

    Go check out the Wikipedia pages on the mob sometime. There is no parsing fact from fantasy about names, traditions, etc. Too sexy for the authors, the crooks, the DAs and everyone else to avoid adding to the legend.

  22. 22
    Narcissus says:

    9 heavily armed white supremacists could probably do a lot of damage before the cavalry arrived. Even if they don’t overthrow the government. The likely success or failure of the venture probably doesn’t matter too much to some grunt on his way to the PX who gets blown away.

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  24. 24
    Arclite says:

    Thanks for this story. Just don’t call it “terrorism.” They’re white boys, after all.

  25. 25
    ABL says:

    @catperson: Because he loves me. Fuck off.

  26. 26
    YellowJournalism says:

    F.E.A.R.=Fuckers Eventually Arrested, Right?

  27. 27
    Applejinx says:

    You gotta check the link address in the status bar, LT. I love ABL too but I love the Balloon Juice commentariat more, so I’ve learned to just click the ‘read more’ unless I feel like foraging for links in the wild. Since it’s an ABL post, sometimes the source links are just some form of drama, it’s really the conversation I’m interested in.

  28. 28
    Randy P says:

    @Comrade Mary: I heard the writer interviewed on Fresh Air last night and he mentioned that bullet hole. All I could think was “Shit. Shit, shit, shit, shit.” If I truly thought about the crazies I would go into a fetal position of fear on behalf of Obama. We will never know just how good the Secret Service has been in protecting him. But we all know in our bones that we’ve only heard about a tiny fraction of the plots and crazies out there.

    I remember Michelle touched on this during the 2008 campaign and may have even given voice to The Fear. Basically that they know, but they can’t let it paralyze them. God bless them, but there are days it paralyzes me, like when I read about this plot.

    Please, God, if you’re up there. Please, please, please. We need this man.

  29. 29
    Carl Nyberg says:

    I clicked through two maybe three of the links provided and I failed to get the full story.

    ABL, please don’t attempt to be too clever by half. If you’ve got a story to tell, tell the basics in one place. A tease that links to an incomplete story is frustrating.

    Atrios uses the tease or incomplete story format effectively, but when I click through his links, I almost always feel satisfied. When I clicked the links on this I kinda felt jerked around.

  30. 30
    Cassidy says:


  31. 31
    El Cid says:

    “I am a proud Republican…”

    See last few paragraghs of the linked article.

  32. 32
    AxelFoley says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    OK, so they’re going to take on a post with 20,000 other active duty soldiers with 9 guys instead of only 4.
    Still totally nuts.

    I know, right? If it weren’t for the possibility that innocents could have been harmed, I would have loved to seen them try to take over a base with all that personnel and watch them get utterly destroyed.

    I hope if they are convicted, they get the death penalty. Enough of all this bullshit.

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    Spatula says:


    I really do not get this “Go to my site to read the rest” crap. Not cool.

    You’re not supposed to notice that, let alone mention it.

  34. 34
    blondie says:

    Thank you for reporting on this. While I do not consider myself ignorant, I do not have time to closely monitor all news (unlike Sarah P.), particularly that not deemed “worthy” of attention by the bigs. It is rather astonishing to me that a story like this is not even commented upon by the infotainment outlets, but the supposed lefty plots get plenty of coverage. Just our liberal media at work, I suppose.

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