Update: The BLM has released the cows. Some of the captured cows are from other ranches. It is not known if they will be released. The BLM released this statement:
“Today we announced the decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our grave concern about the safety of employees and members of the public.
This afternoon, demonstrators gathered at the area where personnel and cattle were located. Due to escalating tensions, the cattle have been released from the enclosures in order to avoid violence and help restore order.
Safety has always been our number one priority, and the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service appreciate the support of those who called for a peaceful conclusion to the operation.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), formerly advisors to the Pentagon, labeled the Bundys as domestic homegrown terrorists. The SPLC is a communist front group. The fact that they have this kind of power is surreal.
Original Story: Showdown in Bunkerville, Nevada! The Southern Poverty Law Center, which is a communist front group, just listed the Bundys as domestic homegrown terrorists.
The government put martial law in force, set up free speech areas, established no-fly zones, shut down cell phone service, and tried to bully the Bundys into obeying a government regulatory power that would limit his ability to graze his cattle until it put him out of business.
Things deteriorated at the Bundy Ranch this afternoon. The government’s militarized Keystone cops, the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), said they had weapons and that they would shoot, they said this as they hid behind cars. They were going to shoot protesters and the Bundys. They told them to move back or they’d be shot but the crowd moved forward!
Protesters had gone to the corral to get Bundy’s cattle. They blocked I-15. That’s when law enforcement, SWAT, local and state police arrived. People were happy to see real police.
The BLM walked backwards and on out. The cattle are going to be released according to latest reports. Now that the Keystone BLM cops are gone, things are calm.
A court case looms.
Only hours before, about a 1,000 supporters cheered and sang “The Star Spangled Banner” upon hearing the news that BLM would leave, only they didn’t leave.
The news keeps reporting that Bundy is a deadbeat for not paying fees. This is NOT about fees. Cliven Bundy was being squeezed out. The money he was paying in fees was being used to squeeze out other ranchers. The government was going to limit the months he would be allowed to graze his cattle. It would put him – the last rancher in Clark County – out of business.
The government wants Bundy’s land and the land his cattle graze on. It might be for the minerals in the earth or the solar farm Reid is negotiating with the Chinese Communists. It’s NOT for the desert tortoise.
His daughter gave an excellent statement out explaining their case. You can read her statement on this link.
Livefeed from the PeteSantilli Show on this link.