An event occurred in Nevada recently that only about 3% of Americans have even heard of, yet will radically alter all their lives. As numbers go, however, III% was all that was needed.
In 1993, the United States government ratcheted down control of its massive self-allotted “public lands” by making most of them off-limits to private husbandry:
Near Las Vegas, the Bureau of Land Management designated hundreds of thousands of acres of federal land for strict conservation efforts. “Among the conservation measures required,” according to the Post’s coverage, “are the elimination of livestock grazing and strict limits on off-road vehicle use in the protected tortoise habitat. Two weeks ago, the managers of the plan completed the task of purchasing grazing privileges from cattle ranchers who formerly used BLM land.” ~ Everything You Need To Know About The Long Fight Between Cliven Bundy And The Federal Government, Jaime Fuller, Washington Post
The Bundy family was one of 52 other ranches grazing cattle on “public” land. They’ve been doing that since 1877. Since the Bureau of Land Management declared war on them over 20 years ago, each and every one of those other ranches has thrown in the towel. Cliven Bundy and his kin are all that remain.
This Cattle War came to a head in October of last year when District Judge Larry Hicks granted a “Motion to Enforce Injunction” for the Bureau of Land Management against the Bundy family. As is the way now with any government enforcement agency, they came prepared to re-take Fallujah.
“The battle’s been going on for 20 years,” Bundy told the Washington Free Beacon. “What’s happened the last two weeks, the United States government, the bureaus are getting this army together and they’re going to get their job done and they’re going to prove two things. They’re going to prove they can do it, and they’re gonna prove that they have unlimited power, and that they control the policing power over this public land. That’s what they’re trying to prove.”
Bundy said the government has brought everything but tanks and rocket launchers.
“They’re carrying the same things a soldier would,” he said. “Automatic weapons, sniper rifles, top communication, top surveillance equipment, lots of vehicles. It’s heavy soldier type equipment.”
His wife, Carol Bundy, said that roughly 200 armed agents from the BLM and FBI are stationed around their land, located about 75 miles outside of Las Vegas. Helicopters circle the premises, and the airspace and nearby roads remain blocked.
“We’re surrounded,” Carol Bundy said. “We’re estimating that there are over 200 armed BLM, FBI. We’ve got surveillance cameras at our house, they’re probably listening to me talk to you right now.” ~ Armed Federal Agents Surround Nevada Ranch In Latest Standoff, Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon
The government thugs gave taxpayer money to local rustlers to see it done.
This combination of jackboots and mercenaries began rounding up, torturing and slaughtering Bundy’s cattle to the tune of $3 million taxpayer dollars, shooting the animals from helicopters, stressing them to death, separating calves from mothers (it is calving season) and dumping their dead bodies into mass graves.
During the 1992 UN “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro, a blueprint was unveiled for conserving “Earth’s resources” and, tacitly, corralling the ever-growing population of “useless eaters” (you) into small megatropolises, titled “Agenda 21”.
Each modern effort to restrict freedom of movement and drastically cut down your living space has its roots in Agenda 21 (the Elite plan for their “21st Century”) and the feudalist philosophy that created it.
As more and more people are squeezed out by the iron fist of government, it presents great opportunities for parasites used by the Elite to do their dirty work.
The scam idea that cattle flatulents and your breathing is causing the world to enter cataclysmic “global warming” was the excuse for banks and megacorporations to outright slaughter Ugandans when they didn’t vacate their land fast enough.
Mr. Bakeshisha, 51, said he was given land in Namwasa forest in Mubende district in 1997 by a local kingdom through his father’s serviceman association. Mr. Bakeshisha lived happily on the property for years, becoming a local administrator and ardent supporter of President Yoweri Museveni. In a neighboring district, people had been living on land the company would later license since the 1970s.
Tensions brewed. The company and government said the residents were living illegally in a forest. Residents said they had rights. Community members took the company to court in 2009 and a temporary injunction was issued, barring evictions. Nevertheless, Oxfam and residents say, evictions continued.
Residents were given until Feb. 28, 2010, to vacate company premises while soldiers and the police kept surveillance. Company officials visited, too. From time to time a house would be burnt down, villagers said. Then came Feb. 28, a Sunday.
“We were in church,” recalled Jean-Marie Tushabe, 26, a father of two. “I heard bullets being shot into the air.”
“Cars were coming with police,” Mr. Tushabe said, sitting among the ruins of his old home. “They headed straight to the houses. They took our plates, cups, mattresses, bed, pillows. Then we saw them getting a matchbox out of their pockets.”
Homeless and hopeless, Mr. Tushabe said he took a job with the company that pushed him out. He was promised more than $100 each month, he said, but received only about $30. ~ In Scramble for Land, Group Says, Company Pushed Ugandans Out, Josh Kron, NY Times
They got away with it because no one, not even Al “CI-7” Sharpton, was interested in protecting black Africans from Luciferian London banksters. Why bother when it’s so lucrative shaking down businesses in America?
Such opportunities for squeezing out settlers abound in America, as investigative reporter Anthony Hilder uncovered recently.
You must watch this video at least from 02:00 to 05:00—
SENATOR PAT GEARY
When you look up “graft” in the dictionary, the ones printed in Nevada come with a man’s picture next to the term.
Harry Reid has been working the streets of corruption his entire career. Like the fictional character in Godfather II, Reid is clearly in bed with nefarious forces that keep him empowered for their use.
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., may have beaten back challenger Sharron Angle and retained his post as the majority leader, but his campaign and one of his biggest supporters may have violated federal law to do so.
As National Review reported earlier this week, the Reid campaign sent a desperate e-mail to the senior vice president for government relations at Harrah’s Casinos asking the company to pressure its employees to get out and vote for Reid. The campaign even offered to have Reid call Harrah’s executives to help give “the backing” needed to get the company working on this.
The Reid staffer involved told Harrah’s it needed to “put a headlock” on its supervisors “to get them to follow through.”
This plea was distributed to senior executives throughout the company by a Harrah’s vice president, Marybel Batjer. Batjer demanded that those executives “do whatever we need to do to get the supervisors to know that there is NOTHING more important than to get employees out to vote. Waking up to a defeat of Harry Reid Nov 3rd will be devastating for our industry’s future.”
Harrah’s did just that, getting headcounts and insisting that supervisors explain why their employees had not yet voted. They also coordinated with employee unions to get buses and shuttles to take the employees to the polls. ~ Hans A. von Spakovsky: E-mail Shows Illegal Activity In Reid’s Campaign, Washington Examiner
Instead of global warming, this time, the forces of corruption used the “desert tortoise” as the excuse to run the last cattle rancher out of town. Never mind that the desert tortoise already has a symbiotic relationship with the cattle, or that the nice guys at the Bureau of Land Management had already forced thousands of them to be slaughtered because there wasn’t a priority of funds or they were all “sick”:
For decades, the vulnerable desert tortoise has led a sheltered existence.
Developers have taken pains to keep the animal safe. It’s been protected from meddlesome hikers by the threat of prison time. And wildlife officials have set the species up on a sprawling conservation reserve outside Las Vegas.
But the pampered desert dweller now faces a threat from the very people who have nurtured it.
Federal funds are running out at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center and officials plan to close the site and euthanize hundreds of the tortoises they’ve been caring for since the animals were added to the endangered species list in 1990.
“It’s the lesser of two evils, but it’s still evil,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service desert tortoise recovery coordinator Roy Averill-Murray during a visit to the soon-to-be-shuttered reserve at the southern edge of the Las Vegas Valley last week. ~ Desert Tortoise Faces Threat From Its Own Refuge As BLM Closes Vegas Rescue Center, Hannah Dreier, Associated Press
But there was money to be had in them thar’ hills and Harry Reid was going to get a big chunk of it…maybe from China.
Exactly one year before they received their “Motion to Enforce Injunction” on Cliven Bundy’s cattle, the BLM put out their Solar Regional Mitigation Planning report along with answers to “Frequently-Asked Questions” that showed Bundy’s cattle were interfering with their “mitigation”.
Dirty Harry’s son Rory (named during a Scooby Doo cartoon) was busy working a generous solar power deal with China in September 2012, right before the BLM posted their “SRMP” but that deal apparently fell through. This has been cause for the Leftist media propaganda shills to crow that the “conspiracy” behind railroading Cliven Bundy had nothing to do with corruption or energy deals. It was really about the desert tortoise.
Meanwhile, the resources in that area—from $1.27 million in oil and gas leases to solar power interests within the state itself—offer more than enough incentive to oust troublesome bovines. In an interview with Next News Network, BLM volunteer and Nevada land broker Rusty Hill disclosed that even precious minerals used in rocket fuel and military/industrial composites can be mined from the land the Bundy family has worked for generations.
No, it’s all about “land”, as real estate expert Fabian Calvo told USA Watchdog’s Greg Hunter:
Real estate expert Fabian Calvo thinks the recent standoff between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy is about much more than grazing rights. Even though this standoff is over, we find out it’s really about sweetheart deals for federal land. Calvo says, “The hair on the back of my neck stood up when I was doing research for this and speaking to some of my contacts on Wall Street. The BLM is part of the Department of the Interior, and look at what they have been doing? Through the BLM, the Department of the Interior has been confiscating land and going after land, for example, in the high desert in California and all over the place. What I am hearing is they are categorizing this land for future collateralization or to sell off. In the Weimar (Germany) hyperinflation, after the hyperinflation, what did they back their currency with? They backed it with mortgages and they backed it with land. This is a total possibility here in America, but here’s the part that is more sinister and crazy. The Department of the Interior and BLM have been providing sweetheart deals for Chinese investors. I have a laundry list of deals that have been approved just in the last year. Whether it’s Smithfield, a giant hog producer in America, and all of the farm land, overnight, the Chinese became the number one employer in a ton of cities across the U.S., but it doesn’t stop there. Chinese investors are getting approval for solar fields. There are battery companies they have taken over, and the list goes on and on. The USDA gave the Chinese approval to import their chickens. Why is this happening? It is an end of the road situation. It is just like where America was with England when we were exercising leverage over them around WWII because we were the largest creditor nation. Now, we are the largest debtor nation, and we owe all this money to the Chinese. In order to not have them dump our debt, we’re basically allowing them, through the Department of the Interior who is stealing rancher land and killing their cattle, they are selling out America.” ~ BLM Selling Out America-Fabian Calvo, Greg Hunter, USA Watchdog
Anyone who isn’t driven out by the Department of the Interior before they shake hands with foreign bankers usually ends up leaving after the deals and projects are completed—like the 87 windmills put up for the “Searchlight Wind Energy Project” that made residents so upset they filed suit to stop it. Large wind turbines are accused of causing local home-owners very strong, adverse health effects, but it’s not something that bothers Barack Obama, who recently signed a presidential permit for such facilities to slaughter the majestic American eagle as well as scores of many other avians. Few of Obama’s acts have been more poignant.
Environmental lobbyists like Defenders of Wildlife president Jamie Clark have noted that, even at their best, the BLM was still squashing tortoises to utilize thousands of acres of “your” land for their purposes.
They have a lot to work with in Nevada where the residents control 12% of the state and Washington DC owns the rest.
But Dirty Harry Reid is no stranger to lucrative land deals. In 2006, he received over $1 million dollars for land he hadn’t even owned for 3 years!
In the 27 years since Reid has been enshrined as a servant of the people (the Founders are rolling over in their graves), Reid has gone from a night watchman to having as much as $10 million in secret wealth.
On the same day his cronies in both parties were granting his former chief of staff Neil Kornze control over the Bureau of Land Management, the BLM pseudo-SWAT hardons were moving out to start squeezing the Bundys.
But, unlike so many other cases where the government came in the middle of the night to steamroll some poor unsuspecting family, the Bundys turned out to be hard targets. As their story broke through the internet (corporate media refuses to touch it to this day, minus some modest coverage by Fox News sandwiched in between non-stop reporting on Malaysian flight MH370 and the Oscar Pistorius trial), a groundswell of Patriots saddled up and drove out to take a stand alongside their cowboy brethren.
THE BATTLE OF BUNKER-VILLE
The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed’s Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle is named after the adjacent Bunker Hill, which was peripherally involved in the battle and was the original objective of both colonial and British troops, and is occasionally referred to as the “Battle of Breed’s Hill.”
On June 13, 1775, the leaders of the colonial forces besieging Boston learned that the British generals were planning to send troops out from the city to occupy the unoccupied hills surrounding the city. In response to this intelligence, 1,200 colonial troops under the command of William Prescott stealthily occupied Bunker Hill and Breed’s Hill, constructed an earthen redoubt on Breed’s Hill, and built lightly fortified lines across most of the Charlestown Peninsula.
When the British were alerted to the presence of the new position the next day, they mounted an attack against them. After two assaults on the colonial lines were repulsed with significant British casualties, the British finally captured the positions on the third assault, after the defenders in the redoubt ran out of ammunition. The colonial forces retreated to Cambridge over Bunker Hill, suffering their most significant losses on Bunker Hill.
While the result was a victory for the British, they suffered heavy losses: over 800 wounded and 226 killed, including a notably large number of officers. The battle is seen as an example of a Pyrrhic victory, because the immediate gain (the capture of Bunker Hill) was modest and did not significantly change the state of the siege, while the cost (the loss of nearly a third of the deployed forces) was high. Meanwhile, colonial forces were able to retreat and regroup in good order having suffered fewer casualties. Furthermore, the battle demonstrated that relatively inexperienced colonial forces were willing and able to stand up to regular army troops in a pitched battle. ~ Battle of Bunker Hill, Wikipedia
In similar events past, the government has had full control over both their targets and how their actions get reported. The Bundy Range War was different, and Cliven Bundy knew his history:
The 67-year-old veteran rancher, who has compared the situation to similar confrontations with government officials in Ruby Ridge and Waco, Texas, told TheBlaze that his family has used land in the 600,000-acre Gold Butte area since the late 1800s.
“I have raised cattle on that land, which is public land for the people of Clark County, all my life. Why I raise cattle there and why I can raise cattle there is because I have preemptive rights,” he said, explaining that among them is the right to forage.
“Who is the trespasser here? Who is the trespasser on this land? Is the United States trespassing on Clark County, Nevada, land? Or is it Cliven Bundy who is trespassing on Clark County, Nevada, land? Who’s the trespasser?” ~ Armed Fed Agents and Snipers? Nevada Rancher Is Taking on the Gov’t in a Battle That’s Reaching a Breaking Point, Becket Adams, The Blaze
Soon, Bunkerville, Nevada was flooded with ranchers, Tea Partiers and Patriots and many of them were armed almost as well as Bureau of Land Management who sported camouflage, body armor and beards like despicable Special Forces wanna-bes. Another shocking example of the militarization of domestic authorities.
It wasn’t long before clashes between the two forces got heated.
Earlier Saturday, one of Bundy’s daughter’s was “harassed” by five BLM rangers while she was parked along the same road. Bundy said they threatened to give Stephey Cox several tickets and take her to court.
He said Cox told the BLM rangers they did not have jurisdictional or arrest powers.
“But what was bad is there was a Nevada State Highway trooper within about a hundred feet of all this action and he didn’t come to help her,” Bundy said. “She said I will recognize his (the trooper’s) jurisdictional authority if he would just come and tell me to move or whatever and he would not come and so they harassed her for quite awhile.” …
In a Sunday afternoon news conference call, Lake Mead National Recreation Area spokeswoman Christie Vanover, said the government’s hopes violence will be avoided.
“We support everyone’s rights to express themselves lawfully and peacefully, but when threats are made that could jeopardize the safety of the American people, the contractor and our personnel, we have the responsibility to provide law enforcement to account for their safety.”
Vanover said the cost of the impoundment action won’t be know until the event is concluded. Some estimates have placed it as high as $3 million. ~ Son Of Rancher In Public Land Dispute Arrested By BLM, KSNV MyNews3
At first, the Patriots were outgunned and outnumbered but they were absolutely resolute and their numbers continued to grow.
That was in spite of their complete betrayal by a “Republican” governor who did little more than bloviate from the governor’s mansion:
Wednesday, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) joined Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in criticizing the federal government’s handling of the Bundy cattle dispute, arguing that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management was “overreaching” while Sandoval blasted the department for creating “an atmosphere of intimidation” by the extreme manner in which it was seizing Bundy’s private property. ~ Nevada Senator, Governor Join Critics of Bundy Ranch Roundup, Bradford Thomas, TruthRevolt.org
“Blasted” is not a word I would use for an armchair warrior like Sandoval.
Sadly, Democrat support for government stormtroopers is now the norm, thanks to the enthroning of their messiah, Barack Hussein:
U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas, noted that BLM officials were enforcing federal court orders that Bundy remove his animals. The legal battle has been waged for decades.
Kornze, the new BLM chief, is familiar with the area. He’s a natural resource manager who grew up in Elko, Nev., and served previously as a senior adviser to Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid. ~ U.S. Senator Joins Critics Of Federal Cattle Roundup, Ken Ritter, Associated Press
But when the phony Right joins them because they are that invested in the Machine, it is a special low of betrayal. Once again, Glenn Beck tops that list.
As is so sadly the case (at least in media), when the man’s work of defending America needs be done, the only one doing it is a woman. Dana Loesch had this retort for those who whined that Bundy wasn’t paying “the people’s” fees:
Those who say Bundy is a “deadbeat” are making inaccurate claims. Bundy has in fact paid fees to Clark County, Nevada in an arrangement pre-dating the BLM. The BLM arrived much later, changed the details of the setup without consulting with Bundy — or any other rancher — and then began systematically driving out cattle and ranchers. Bundy refused to pay BLM, especially after they demanded he reduce his heard’s head count down to a level that would not sustain his ranch. Bundy OWNS the water and forage rights to this land. He paid for these rights. He built fences, established water ways, and constructed roads with his own money, with the approval of Nevada and BLM. When BLM started using his fees to run him off the land and harassing him, he ceased paying. ~ The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment, Dana Loesch
The man who could’ve done the most to turn the tide—Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie—was nowhere to be found. Examples abound of bad-ass sheriffs taking their authority seriously and booting feds from harassing their constituents but that is not the cloth Doug Gillespie was cut from.
Like the moment when uncorruptable NYPD narcotics officer Frank Serpico has his arm caught in the door and realizes his partner is going to watch him get shot and do nothing, Dirty Harry Reid had Doug Gillespie well in hand before the BLM drove up their first armored vehicle.
COMPLY OR DIE
When the government showed up in Clark County, they were ready to kill any who stood in their way just as they had done to young D’Andre Berghardt only two months before.
The boys from the Bureau came to win even if that meant shutting down cell towers and getting the FAA to create an Iraq-style “no-fly zone” to keep Patriots from seeing what they were doing and how they were treating Cliven Bundy’s cattle.
Like jackals, the tough “special operators” of the BLM went after pregnant women and cancer patients, after it was discovered that they had exceeded their “court authority” and were destroying the infrastructure that the Bundys used to water their cattle with.
Things got really dicey when InfoWars reporter David Knight told his boss Alex Jones that he was listening to the BLM tell the Bundy supporters over loudspeakers that they have the authority by court order to shoot them. Shortly after that, Jones sent out a panicked report that he had lost contact with all of his on-site crew.
But the Patriots would not be denied.
In an interview with Harlem Pastor Dr. James David Manning, Bundy supporter Steve Klein told the upstart cleric, sometimes pausing to weep, that the overwhelming sense amongst the protestors was that they were doing the anointed work of their Christian God, and not even death would stop them.
When it was reported that both the head of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), retired Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack, and President of the Oathkeepers association, Stewart Rhodes, were headed to the Bundy ranch, the writing was on the wall for the BLM.
A tense stand-off came to a climactic finish when Patriots decided to slowly march toward the BLM compound, daring them to shoot. In a moment of crazed stupidity or unmatched courage, New York cameraman Dennis Michael Lynch jumped in front of the throng to test the resolve of the BLM on a clearly unarmed representative of the media. Later, during the rare corporate media coverage conducted by Fox, Lynch skewered the hypocrisy of the government with the efforts they put towards beating down the Bundys while they knowingly allowed vicious drug cartels to act unhindered just a few hundred miles south of their location.
But they didn’t shoot. They, instead, parlayed a “deal” with the Bundys that saw what remained of the gathered cattle returned to them and the BLM pulling out lock, stock and barrel.
InfoWars reporter David Knight and cameraman Josh Owens were there to film the historic event.
IT’S JUST THE BEGINNING
But the fight was far from over.
Almost immediately, word leaked out to Sheriff Richard Mack that the government was planning a SWAT raid on the Bundy home, and Patriots again were rounded up to hold vigil there where some are still today.
Dirty Harry assured the press that “it’s not over” and called the Bundy supporters “domestic terrorists”:
Little Rory Reid whined on a local Nevada NBC talk show that Cliven Bundy “should be prosecuted.”
In a piece uncharacteristic of the normally “neocon” National Review, Kevin Williamson noted that such “civil disobedience” was long overdue.
King George not only would have been well within his legal rights to hang every one of this nation’s seditious Founding Fathers, he would have been duty-bound to do so, the keeping of the civil peace being the first responsibility of the civil authority. Every fugitive slave, and every one of the sainted men and women who harbored and enabled them, was a law-breaker, and who can blame them if none was content to submit to what passed for justice among the slavers? The situation was less dramatic during the government shutdown, but every one of the veterans and cheesed-off citizens who disregarded President Obama’s political theater and pushed aside his barricades was a law-breaker, too — and bless them for being that.
Harry Reid, apparently eager for somebody to play the role of General Dyer in this civil-disobedience drama, promises that this is “not over.” And, in a sense, it can’t be over: The theory of modern government is fundamentally Hobbesian in its insistence that where political obedience is demanded, that demand must be satisfied lest we regress into bellum omnium contra omnes. ~ The Case for a Little Sedition, Kevin D. Williamson, National Review
But just like the illegal jailing of tax protestors who rightly state “there is no law requiring you to file a tax return”, the Leviathan simply can not afford to allow this to end in Patriot victory.
The Food and Drug Administration has joined the fight, sinking their tendrils into the cooperative efforts between beer breweries and cattle ranchers, intending to cut off the breweries from giving leftover grain to ranchers as they have been doing for years.
As you read this, Michael, Lord of Bloomberg, is spending $50 million of his copious coffers in a renewed attempt to part you from the type of guns that kept the fingers of the BLM frightened and off their triggers.
How will the government teach the Bundys and their Patriot supporters a lesson? Only time will tell.
But a flame of Rebellion has been kindled in the west. If the Orwellian controllers running America’s government aren’t careful, they could fan the flames into an inferno that consumes them all.
UPDATE, Monday, 21 April 2014; 02:27PM, EST:
Sheriff Doug Gillespie tied to radical Left/governmental agenda that targets Patriots, Tea Partiers, Occupy Wall Street, Libertarians and abortion protestors as the new “terrorists”. See this presentation then scroll to the rogue’s gallery of names and find Gillespie there. [hat/tip Oath Keepers and The Great Tuxkabin.]