Update 8:31 a.m. EST: Sometime during the night the Oathkeepers took down the video interview they had with their source. They apparently came under heavy attack after posting it along with a statement expressing worry over how things could turn out in Oregon.
The update from the Oathkeepers site which was added around the time the video was removed from YouTube reads:
NOTE and UPDATE as of 4am, Wed., Jan 6: We are already getting flack for even saying this, with people accusing us of spreading “false intel” or rumors, and of course, wild-eyed accusations of us somehow being “traitors” because we don’t want to see women and children put at risk. It is really a no-brainer that this Administration would at least stage both military and Federal law enforcement Special Response Teams for possible use in this situation.
That is hardly an out-there conspiracy theory. And it should be a no-brainer and common sense to keep women and children clear of such an armed occupation of a federal facility, but apparently it is not, and so we felt duty bound to tell people to keep them away, and exactly why we think it necessary (I will ALWAYS put the safety of women and children first, no matter who it pisses off. I am not in this for a popularity contest). So, don’t shoot the messenger.
In addition, last night (Jan 5) Ammon Bundy himself let it be known that he had received information from three independent sources that a dynamic raid of some kind was possibly coming soon. So there! – Stewart
Swift quick response anticipated, says retired First Sgt.
PRINCETON, Ore. (INTELLIHUB) — A retired First Sgt., U.S. Army Special Forces recently told Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes that a SOD-X Spec Ops unit has been tasked in the standoff with the ranchers and militia currently occupying the Oregon federal building.
Oath Keepers posted a statement on their website which reads in part:
Due to this, anyone who has children there, at the wildlife refuge, needs to get them out immediately, and DO NOT take any more children there for any reason (and we do know that some children, including a baby, have been seen there).
We do not need to have the risk of dead children in this incident. It is unconscionable and immoral for anyone to place children at risk of being in the middle of a firefight or military raid/strike on the armed men holding that federal wildlife refuge.
“We do not need another Waco situation–you have dead children–that will cause a civil war in this country,” Rhodes said.