We don’t know much about this beyond a four-paragraph AP piece that is being picked up worldwide, but apparently four Georgia-based soldiers formed an “anarchist militia within the U.S. military with plans to overthrow the federal government.” There were some specific targets:
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.
The lone, mentally ill gunman in Aurora killed 12 and wounded 58 last month, so it should go without saying that four trained soldiers with $87,000 worth of weapons could certainly inflict some major damage somewhere.
I’d caution against jumping to any broad conclusions based on the few details available at the moment, but this is clearly important news. It’s especially going to be an issue for the many soldiers who worked with those involved in the plot and who might find themselves under some intense scrutiny. And there are also some obvious questions about how the plotters amassed such a stockpile of weapons.
As news becomes available, I’ll update this thread or make a fresh post.