Sunday, February 21, 2016

Federal authorities warn law enforcement to be on guard against retaliatory violence in response to the arrest of the Bundy family members.

Courtesy of Crooks and Liars:  

Responding to a rising tide of threats in the wake of the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., federal authorities are warning law enforcement agencies (PDF) around the nation to be on the lookout for retaliatory violence from extremists affiliated with the antigovernment movement. 

Eleven people affiliated with Ammon Bundy’s “Citizens for Constitutional Freedom” were arrested in a law enforcement sweep operation on Jan. 26, while one member of the self-described “revolutionaries” – Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, a 54-year-old Arizona rancher – was shot and killed and while resisting arrest. More than two weeks later, on Feb. 11, the standoff ended when four remaining militants inside the compound surrendered to face federal charges for their activities during the takeover, which began Jan. 2. 

“In response to news of the arrests, some militia extremists and their supporters have called for violence or unspecified nationwide action against law enforcement, federal facilities, and US government employees,” the bulletin, issued jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, said. 

Threats have swirled around the scene at the wildlife refuge since it began. Even before the takeover, government offices in Oregon closed due to fears of violence emanating from the antigovernment movement. After the Jan. 26 arrests, federal authorities bolstered security at a number of other wildlife refuges in the region, citing the need to “remain vigilant to ensure employee and visitor safety throughout the region.” At least one refuge – Turnbull, near Cheney, Wash. – closed briefly in response to the occupation. The Oregon State Patrol, one of whose troopers shot Finicum, also has received death threats over the shooting.

This of course reinforces that DHS report from last year which found that domestic terrorist sovereign citizen groups were infinitely more dangerous than Islamic terrorists.

Nice of the Bundy family to sacrifice their freedom to flush out the wingnuts and prove the liberals right, don't you think?


  1. Anonymous7:21 AM

    Any retaliatory actions must be considered treason with death the only penalty to the terrorists.

    1. Anonymous8:31 AM

      I've never understood why people think it's their "god given right" to purposely move in and take over that which doesn't belong to them. Big and bad Yosemite Sams who cry like babies and plead for immunity when the jig is up.

    2. 66gardeners8:31 AM

      The delay in criminal indictments gives the feds access to phone records during all that time. Anyone who has shown tangible support for the Bundybros is under surveillance already.

      Life is good. Obama keeps us safe. Thanks Obama.

  2. Anonymous7:38 AM

    Speaking of bullies...

    Bully of the Week: Voter Intimidation Squad Claims Hillary Wants to Steal Presidency

    True the Vote is back and just as loony as ever.

    1. Anonymous7:47 AM

    2. 66gardeners8:32 AM

      It does not look like Bernie will lose honorably, thanks in part to his supporters.

    3. Anonymous5:01 PM

      Clinton supporters were saying Obama should "lose honorably" after the 2008 Nevada caucus, too. Remember how that turned out? LOLOL.

      Clinton won Nevada over Sanders yesterday by a narrower vote % than over Obama in 2008. She's just +1 pledged delegates ahead of Sanders after 3 states.

      Like the story from 7:47 above says, Clinton dodged a huge bullet yesterday. It cost her a lot more time and a lot more money in Nevada for less delegate return than she'd anticipated.

      Take some time to study the delegate math. Sanders can lose every southern state and a number of others by large margins and still win the pledged delegate count because of very strong support in a number of delegate-rich states.

  3. Anonymous7:52 AM

    Trump Thanks Palin After His Win In The South Carolina Primary

    1. Anonymous8:11 AM

      For staying home no doubt.

  4. Leland8:07 AM

    Gryphen, the powers that be in Congress didn't believe the DHS report then, so why should they believe DHS now? You KNOW they don't listen to facts!

  5. Anonymous8:12 AM


    1. Anonymous5:55 PM

      That is not terror. It is only homeland.

  6. Anonymous8:25 AM

    Time for some frontier justice, ala the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday. That seems to be something those boys would understand.

  7. 66gardeners8:28 AM

    Maryland residents thinks the Bundybros are criminal.

  8. Anonymous8:34 AM


  9. Anita Winecooler4:06 PM

    They all need to be surgically excised and kept away from the public. I'm sure the FBI is keeping tabs and have people ready to act once they collect enough evidence and connect the dots. The county we're retiring to has already been swept for militias and squatters on public property, it seems the KKK is doing their recruiting while the clowncar stokes the fires of hate. The last few times we checked progress on the building, we saw undercover cars AND police patrols on the highway, we're talking about the suburbs of Philly in the north east. There's a property on a major highway with pro kkk graffitti, and the owner doesn't care. The neighbors are up in arms and want it removed/razed and the owner just double's down. It's zoned commercial, he owns a gun and tackle shop across the road, it's an eyesore, offensive and I always give people an alternate route so they're not exposed to it.

  10. Anonymous5:00 PM

    It's also interesting how extreme Mormonism and this anti federalism mix in some western states. Also the Koch machinery helps feeds it (regardless of religious viewpoints).

  11. Here's a nice chart from Rolling Stone comparing deaths in the U.S. from terrorism to deaths due to guns.

    The article is a great one regarding the current Apple vs. Homeland Security privacy challenge.

    As in, can't we acknowledge that the security threats in this country aren't phones, they're guns.


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