PORTLAND, OR. (INTELLIHUB) — In yet another move by the FBI that is sure to make the situation on the ground worse, federal agents have arrested patriot rancher Cliven Bundy as he landed at the Portland airport late last night.
Bundy was taken into custody under threat of death on what is being described as a “federal hold”. The actual charges Bundy is facing are so far unknown but local reporters have speculated that it is in connection to the 2014 standoff on the Bundy Ranch during which hundreds of patriots forced the BLM to stand down.
The elder Bundy’s booking photo is being “temporarily” withheld which could mean a variety of things including that they beat him down and do not want his injuries photographed.
Oregon Public Broadcasting is reporting that Ammon Bundy’s lawyer, Mike Arnold, was surprised at the timing of the arrest as it literally came hours before the 4 people left at the wildlife refuge were set to surrender.
“I’m wondering who’s in charge,” Arnold told OPB.org.
“I’m sort of in frustrated disbelief right now that there’s someone in the federal government right now who thought it was a good idea to arrest Cliven Bundy while (Nevada State Rep.) Michele Fiore was negotiating for the stand down at the refuge.”
What Arnold either didn’t know or wasn’t prepared to get into is the fact that Cliven Bundy was arrested just hours after he announced he was coming to Burns, Oregon and that patriots and militia should join him.
Whoever “was in charge” wanted Bundy locked up because he is a prominent figure who has the ability to rally others to the cause of protesting corruption in the BLM and the entire federal government.
That’s right, the federal government literally decided to throw Cliven Bundy in jail, almost two years after the standoff on his ranch, simply because he was on his way to Burns, Oregon and was publicly calling for Americans to join him.
There is no other way to look at it. The FBI has had countless chances to arrest Bundy since the standoff and did not do so. Now, as Nevada state Rep. Michele Fiore is en route to negotiate a peaceful surrender of the remaining people at the wildlife refuge, the FBI decides to surround the 74 year-old with a SWAT team and take him into custody.
At this point it seems the FBI is looking to purge any and all key figures within the growing movement of revolt against federal tyranny and overreach. One has to wonder when they will begin to target the independent news outlets (such as Intellihub) who are simply reporting on what is actually going on without worshiping the feds like the mainstream media is so happy to do.
This is the new America folks!
Alex Thomas is an editor and opinion journalist at Intellihub.com. His articles and reporting have appeared on numerous news outlets including Infowars, RT, Press TV, and the Guardian. You can read more articles by Alex here as well as follow him on Twitter here.