After Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Bundy Ranch supporters “domestic terrorists” earlier this week, on Friday he doubled down.
On KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, Reid had this to say:
“If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.”
“They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one retired sheriff from Arizona posted he put women and children, so that they would get hit first.”
“If there ever was an example of people who were domestic violent terrorist wannabes, these are the guys, and I think that we should call it that way. We have a situation that is really untoward.”
Notice that its not the federal government whose bad for threatening to murder peaceful protestors, it is the protestors fault for possibly getting shot.
A Fox News interview with Constitutional sheriff Richard Mack is what Reid was in part referring to.
Here is the 22 second sound bite:
Obviously Mack is discussing having women VOLUNTARILY placed at the front lines to act as a deterrent to violence, reasoning that surely the feds wouldn’t shoot them. But if they did, it would illustrate the full injustice and manically nature of the mafia style situation.
The mainstream liberal media has fed the public a steady diet of pro-government propaganda for the last two weeks. Even going as far as to label Cliven Bundy and his supporters dangerous anti-government right wing extremists and domestic terrorists for daring to live by their conscience, and stand up to a thieving government.
The Southern Property Law Center, famous for its far-left radicalism has even tagged Bundy and his supporters as a “threat” in their “Hate Watch blog:
Its literally amazing how many Americans are reacting to this obvious abuse of power by the federal government and their enforcers. Just visit #BundyRanch on twitter and you will get your fill of unwavering totalitarian support of caging, stealing from, and even physically harming and killing Cliven Bundy and his courageous supporters for daring to make a stand.
Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) objected to Reid’s description of the events in Bunkersville, Nevada, last week at Bundy’s ranch. Heller told What’s Your Point? Hosts Jeff Gillan and Amy Tarkanian, “What Senator Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots. We have a very different view on this.”
Reid responded, “These people think they’re patriots, and they’re not. If they’re patriots, we’re in big trouble.”
“It’s a pretty broad brush when you have boy scouts there. You have veterans at the event. You have grandparents at the event. And these are people who, as long as they’re not promoting violence, in my opinion…” said Heller.
Reid, shocked by Heller’s remarks, said, “Promoting violence? There were sniper rifles. Talk to Sheriff Gillespie – automatic weapons. That’s grandmothers? That’s boy scouts? I hope not, because we got more problems with boy scouts than whether they can have gay leaders, if that’s the case.”
Heller told Gillan and Tarkanian that he took “more issue with BLM coming in with a military army of individuals with snipers. I was talking to individuals at the event, and to have your own government with sniper lenses on you – it made a lot of people very uncomfortable.”
Heller says he plans to call for hearings on Capitol Hill to try and find out why BLM handled the situation so heavy-handedly as well as the situation surrounding the federal ownership of land, while Reid has spoken to Clark County Sheriff Gillespie, Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and FBI chief James Comey as to what steps to take next.
Despite Reid’s characterization of Bundy supporters as “domestic terrorists,” the only violence that occurred during the dispute was when BLM agents tasered and assaulted Bundy supporters during an incident on April 9.
Reid’s characterization of American protesters as “domestic terrorists 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.
Spokespeople for Reid refused to comment when asked by Appalachian Area News about the double standard of supporting armed agents attempting to steal personal private property while demonizing armed Americans resisting them.
For slime ball Reid, armed federal snipers and machine gunners good, armed Americans bad. OK got it. Now why would anyone need that pesky second amendment?
Turns out Reid has been using the federal and state governments for years to push hard working Americans off their land in order to secure shady energy deals.
Check out this article by Jerome Corsi for the extensive details. It does not include the Solar farm story many in the alternative media have pointed to as the reason Bundy was being pushed of his land. Even though their were specific references to thew removal of Bundy cattle in project documents, the project was shelved in 2013.
Contributed By Asa Johnson
Editor, & Top Contributor of Appalachian Area News Network & Affiliates