Ben Covin, BLM, Bundy Ranch, Bunkerville, Clive Bundy, Dann Ranch, Diana Alden, Fallon, grazing fees, Jack Vogt, militia, Oath Keepers, Raymond Yowell, Richard Mack, Senator Harry Reid, Shoshone horses, Stewart Rhodes, Treaty of 1863
. . . ” when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men that produce nothing — when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods but in favors — when you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you — you may know your society is doomed. Quote-Excerpt from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shugged , Fransico’s speech page 413 (hard bound).
The story begins much earlier with BLM rustling cattle from Jack Vogt of Lida, Nevada and Ben Covin of Goldfield Nevada in mid 2001. A story covered by myself on a website owned by Diana Alden, titled inflyovercountry. This was round one, and an auction followed in Fallon Nevada. The protestors were thick enough then, that the auction failed, as there were no bids. The issue was the same; grazing fees. A year later the BLM went after Raymond Yowell, the Chief of the Western Shoshone, in Lamoille Valley, Nevada and The Dann’s Ranch in Crescent Valley, Nevada. The issue, of course was the same, but this time treaties were involved. The Ruby Valley Treaty of 1863. Reading through the treaty, it is obvious that it was violated. It wasn’t cattle the BLM was after at the Dann sisters Ranch, it was the horses that belonged to the Western Shoshone Tribe. If you have ever seen the movie “Hidalgo” and how in the end it was the wild mustangs that were saved from destruction by the U.S. government. This was a similar story with the Danns, but this time the Western Shoshones horses that were rounded up by BLM. The issue was grazing fees; sound familiar?
The Bundy Ranch and Grazing fees
The Bundy Ranch came under attack by the BLM on April the 10th. Oath Keepers, militia, and the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, led by Sheriff Mack, a few politicians were quick to respond. Those of us that lived through Ruby Ridge and the Waco massacre, swore never again, and so forces assembled to prevent BLM or any other Federal Agency from killing those at the ranch.
On the 10th as well a call went out for militia to defend the Bundy family. and did show, but not in the numbers this article states as 5,000, but BLM was still out manned and out gunned. Also on the 10th of April the Oath Keepers ask for donations of food, water and other supplies for the ‘boots on the ground’.
The Oath Keepers have done a marvelous job of documenting the event, including this speech by Clive Bundy before the Overton, Nevada Town Board. Be sure and watch it at the source. He has a message for all Americans that you shouldn’t miss.
On Sunday, the 13th of April, BLM backed off, but were they cowering to Cowboys, or preparing to return. The enemy has always liked to disgrace the memory of Patriots Day, April 19. It was the beginning on the original American revolution as well as the date the Davidian’s were burned at Waco.
The Oath Keepers agree, they will return. Here is another interesting interview by Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers.
. . . when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods but in favors — when you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by work,
Enter supposed Zionist Senator Harry Reid from Nevada into the picture, and possible deals with China. Reid Smelling Anything But Rosy In Ranch Fight. Corruption in the Senate is a big possibility according to this issue of World Net Daily. At what point doing deals with the Chinese for graft and riches becomes treason when you sit in the U.S. Senate? Not that Reid has ever represented Nevadans, that wish to keep there Rights. Is this a development zone to keep the Chinese from flooding the market with U.S. Treasury Bonds?
It seems remote, that this was all about the desert tortoise. The desert tortoise is not rare if you know how to find one. West of a train stop named Arden, the government used to have a station to inspect tortoises. In their garbage dumpsters in front of the facility, tortoises were always found dead. The government had been killing them.
BLM almost started a second American Revolution, and one thing is certain; they will return.
The Oath Keepers website is down. Sorry for any inconvenience, but also worried a bit as the 19th of April is not far off. I hope I didn’t pick the right date for the siege to begin again. Is it a coincidence the suite is down? Unknown, but they rang the warning bell before. Update 4/16/14
The Oath Keepers website is back online. Update 4/17/14.