In a cowardly act of intimidation, U.S. forces have moved in on a local cattle rancher in Nevada
By Shepard Ambellas
BUNKERVILLE (INTELLIHUB) — A land dispute between local rancher Cliven Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), dating back to 1993, has been intensifying over the past few days, possibly turning into what some are saying will be the next Waco.
According to reports, swarms of BLM and other federal agents have descended upon the ranch in recent days after Bundy’s livestock were declared “trespass cattle” by a court order. However, infuriated family members and proponents of the Bundy Ranch, including members of the militia, are not taking the BLM’s occupation of the ranch lightly and have even warded off the federal agents in at least one circumstance.
However, it’s also important to point out just how far overboard the BLM has taken this matter. A recent and well written article titled Feds ‘killing cattle’ in war with rancher, truly characterizes the government’s actions and intentions. An excerpt from WND reads:
While media has reported the cattle seizures, Ammon Bundy says the impression people have is that the cattle are just being re-located. But he says authorities are going far beyond that and are taking actions resulting in the death of many of Cliven’s cattle.
“They are flying helicopters over the herd to chase them,” Ammon said. “It was over 90 degrees here today, and the cattle can’t run very far in this heat before collapsing. This is especially true for the young calves. We have a lot of them being born because it is springtime, and they don’t have the strength to keep up with their mothers when they are running. The cattle then become overheated and die.”
Since 1998, the Gold Butte area has been off-limits to cattle grazing because it has been designated home of the protected desert tortoise. Despite that, ranchers have been continuously using the land. BLM officials say they are tired of local citizens ignoring their regulations, and they believe they have exhausted all other options.
While some see this a giant pissing match, it stands to reason that the behavior and actions of the federal government are not warranted.
In fact, a recent video, posted by GMN Telemedia on YouTube, tells it all. In the video, the much mocked “First Amendment Area”, which was pre set-up by law enforcement for the protestors, nearly turned into a war zone as agents threatened to taze American citizens speaking their minds.
Astonishingly, during the chaos Wednesday, a 57-year-old mother of 11, was thrown to the ground by agents while filming with her cell phone. An ambulance was later called for the woman, who appeared to have minor injuries.
Ryan Bundy, a family member, stated in a recent radio interview how “law enforcement is not present here” [at the First Amendment area], pointing out that local authorities have been unwilling to help the family in any way. “We are going to have to establish our own law enforcement”, Ryan Bundy said.
WHDT9, with Pete Santilli on scene, reported on the property rights issue gone wrong and the current “martial law” build-up in the area:
Santilli also reported that “snipers” are in the area. Others, including rancher Cliven Bundy, have reported how the scene looks like something out of the movie “Red Dawn”.
“We can see what’s happening around here that we don’t have freedom around her”, Said Cliven Bundy in a press conference, going on to point out how “snipers are on the hill so we don’t make any move against them”.
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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Shepard Ambellas is the founder, editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook. Shepard also appears on the Travel Channel series America Declassified. You can also listen to him on Coast To Coast AM with hosts, both, George Noory on “Chemtrails” and John B. Wells on the “Alternative Media Special“. Shepard Ambellas has also been featured on the Drudge Report, the largest news website in the entire world, for his provocative coverage of the Bilderberg Group. Shepard is an exclusive weapon of Intellihub.