Sunday, January 03, 2016

Terrorists Hijack Government Agency!

Will conservatives call these people radical Christian extremists?

That annoying conservative agitator Sean Hannity is probably one of the biggest voice in the extremist movement. His right wing carnival had helped motivate the "anti-gubmint extremists".

Back in 2014, this rancher from Nevada named Cliven Bundy got into a heated standoff with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management over his repeated violations of using government land for his cattle.

He was about to loos.e his cattle. He took to social media to protest the move. That drove conservatives to the forefront. Conservatives from all walks of life came to the defense of this seemingly nice rancher. The rancher is fighting against this big bad government.

Hannity couldn't resist promoting Bundy. In order to make this about President Barack Obama, that annoying conservative agitator gave Bundy exposure. Bundy and his daughter and son would appear on that right wing carnival to blast the Obama administration. Bundy declared himself a "sovereign citizen" who doesn't really believe the U.S. has a right to his land.

He picked up supporters such as presidential candidate Rand Paul, the U.S. senator from Kentucky who believes that he has the powers to shrink government.

But later on, he was caught on camera complaining about the NEGRO and the government plantation. He said the NEGRO should be better off picking cotton.

Hannity of course, was shocked to hear such comments from Bundy. He said that he repudiates Bundy and cuts all ties to him and his family.

Now it seems like the Bundy clan is back with avengence.
Ammon Bundy and his extremist buddies takes over a federal building.
Ammon Bundy, the son of Cliven Bundy warns the U.S. government that they're ready to battle.

Bundy and his armed thugs decided to take control of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in rural Oregon.

I'm surprised that the law haven't went in guns ablazing. After all, BlackLivesMatter and some liberals are pointing out the hypocrisy.

The hashtag #OregonUnderAttack became a viral theme.

Conservatives have singled out Muslims as terrorists.
Conservatives have singled out Blacks as thugs.
Conservatives have singled out Hispanics as illegals.

What will conservatives call these individuals?

The Bundy family of Nevada joined with hard-core militiamen Saturday to take over the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, vowing to occupy the remote federal outpost 30 miles southeast of Burns for years.

The occupation came shortly after an estimated 300 marchers — militia and local citizens both — paraded through Burns to protest the prosecution of two Harney County ranchers, Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond, who are to report to federal time out on Monday.
The Hammond family. Dwight and Steven Hammond were sent to federal time out for deliberately burning on federal lands. They got a nickel bid and the racist right isn't happy about it.
Among the occupiers is Ammon Bundy, son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, and two of his brothers. Militia members at the refuge claimed they had as many as 100 supporters with them. The refuge, federal property managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was closed and unoccupied for the holiday weekend.

In phone interviews from inside the occupied building Saturday night, Ammon Bundy and his brother, Ryan Bundy, said they are not looking to hurt anyone. But they would not rule out violence if police tried to remove them, they said.

"The facility has been the tool to do all the tyranny that has been placed upon the Hammonds," Ammon Bundy said.

"We're planning on staying here for years, absolutely," he added. "This is not a decision we've made at the last minute."

Neither man would say how many people are in the building or whether they are armed. Ryan Bundy said there were no hostages, but the group is demanding that the Hammonds be released and the federal government relinquish control of the Malheur National Forest.

He said many would be willing to fight — and die, if necessary — to defend what they see as constitutionally protected rights for states, counties and individuals to manage local lands.

"The best possible outcome is that the ranchers that have been kicked out of the area, then they will come back and reclaim their land, and the wildlife refuge will be shut down forever and the federal government will relinquish such control," he said. "What we're doing is not rebellious. What we're doing is in accordance with the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land."
They vow to stay there.
Government sources told The Oregonian/OregonLive that the militia also was planning to occupy a closed wildland fire station near the town of Frenchglen. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management posts crews there during the fire season.

Law enforcement officials so far have not commented on the situation. Oregon State Police, the Harney County Sheriff's Office and the FBI were involved.

Ammon Bundy posted a video on his Facebook page calling on patriots from across the country to report to the refuge – with their weapons.

The dramatic turn came after other militia groups had tried to dampen community concerns they meant trouble.

Brandon Curtiss, a militia leader from Idaho, told The Oregonian/OregonLive he knew nothing about the occupation. He helped organize Saturday's protest and was at the Harney County Fairgrounds with dozens of other militia for a post-parade function. Another militia leader, BJ Soper, took to Facebook to denounce the occupation.

The occupation is being led by hard-core militia who adopted the Hammond cause as their own.

Ammon Bundy met with Dwight Hammond and his wife in November, seeking a way to keep the elderly rancher from having to surrender for prison. The Hammonds professed through their attorneys that they had no interest in ignoring the order to report for prison.

Ammon Bundy said the goal is to turn over federal land to local ranchers, loggers and miners. He said he met with 10 or so residents in Burns on Friday to try to recruit them, but they declined.

"We went to the local communities and presented it many times and to many different people," he said. "They were not strong enough to make the stand. So many individuals across the United States and in Oregon are making this stand. We hope they will grab onto this and realize that it's been happening."
He inspired the extremists.
Among those joining Bundy in the occupation are Ryan Payne,  U.S. Army veteran, and Blaine Cooper. Payne has claimed to have helped organize militia snipers to target federal agents in a standoff last year in Nevada. He told one news organization the federal agents would have been killed had they made the wrong move.

He has been a steady presence in Burns in recent weeks, questioning people who were critical of the militia's presence. He typically had a holstered sidearm as he moved around the community.

At a community meeting in Burns Friday, Payne disavowed any ill intent.

"The agenda is to uphold the Constitution. That's all," he said.

Cooper, another militia leader, said at that meeting he participated in the Bundy standoff in Nevada.

"I went there to defend Cliven with my life," Cooper said.

This is the rise of the "Sovereign Citizen Movement" a division of the racist right and the conservative agitators who inspired them.

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