It started about a week and a half ago when BLM (Bureau of Land Management) officers tasered a member of Cliven Bundy’s family and set a dog on a pregnant woman during a protest over the seizure of land and cattle by BLM on behalf of a solar company in China and supported by Senator for Nevada Harry Reid who has some “skin in the game” with the massive Solar development on the seized land.
Call it what you will but when your lands, homes and lives are arbitrarly attacked seized and harmed by Government decrees which are not just and moral, something has to give.
In this case the ranchers in Nevada who are allowed to carry firearms openly decided enough is enough and took action which appeared to look like an episode of Gunsmoke!
Fast forward to this week and what we have is a push back by ranchers who took back the cattle and land by threatening force on the BLM officers.
A day later Harry Reid has the absolute gall to bad mouth the ranchers and call them publicly “DOMESTIC TERRORISTS”!
From the citizens point of view the Government have become the terrorists and will be treated as such
Here in Ontario, guns are not allowed and Ontarians have no real history of being violent or threatening officials with harm.
But don’t let that suggest Ontarians aren’t pissed off about how they have been routed from their homes, farms or lands by unscrupulous Wind Energy Developers with the backing of elected Politicians!
We in Ontario just do things a bit different. We remove these parriahs from public service through elections and never forget the harm they have done us. Their political careers are over and even though a few of them pop up in daylight once in a while (e.g. Harris, Mulroney), basically they will always be despised by the majority of the population!
The following public display by Senator Harry Reid should cause his supporters a bit of a concern that “this man might not be quite right in his head”!
In case you think this statement has escaped the notice of the American public just go to Harry Reid’s Facebook page and read the comments………….most can’t be repeated on this site!
“I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism”
Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com April 17, 2014
During a ‘Hashtags & Headlines’ event at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Reid referred to Bundy supporters as “Nothing more than domestic terrorists,” adding, “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.”
Image: Harry Reid (YouTube).
Reid claimed that Bundy viewed the United States as a “foreign government,” while accusing his supporters of goading violence.
“There were hundreds, hundreds of people from around the country that came there,” Reid said. “They had sniper rifles in the freeway. They had weapons, automatic weapons. They had children lined up. They wanted to make sure they got hurt first … What if others tried the same thing?”
Despite Reid’s characterization of Bundy supporters as “domestic terrorists,” the only violence metered out during the dispute was when BLM agents tasered and assaulted Bundy supporters during an incident on April 9.
No matter where you stand on the Bundy issue, Reid’s characterization of American protesters as “domestic terrorists” is chilling and a massive backlash is almost certain to follow.
It also fits the narrative that the federal government has been pushing for years through literature such as the MIAC report, which framed Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag, as potential terrorists. In 2012, a Homeland Security study was leaked which characterized Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.
Reid was referring to the stand off on Saturday in Bunkerville where Bundy supporters, some of whom were armed, forced Bureau of Land Management agents to back down and release around 380 head of cattle belonging to Bundy that had been seized over the course of the previous week.