LUDOWICI, GA. Prosecutors say four U.S. soldiers plotted to overthrow the government and assassinate President Obama.
The soldiers, based in Georgia, allegedly planned to take over the state’s Fort Stewart and carry out bombings in Savannah and Washington state using $87,000 worth of “guns and bomb-making materials” they had allegedly amassed, according to the Atlantic Wire.
The Daily Beast reports that prosecutors said the group’s bombing targets included a famous fountain in one of Savannah’s gracious parks and a dam in Washington, and that they also planned to poison a Washington state apple crop.
But the ambitious plans were uncovered during testimony Monday in the course of an investigation into the Dec. 4 killings of former soldier Michael Roark and his 17-year-old girlfriend Tiffany York after they became aware of the group’s plot, according to the Associated Press. International Business Times 8/27/2012