Armed Stand-Off Happening Right Now in Nevada Between Cowboys and Cops

Events ongoing since April 7, 2014.

List of updates:

4/7:  Bundy Family Refuses to Submit, 200 Officers and Snipers Surround the Property

4/9:  Cowboys and Family Confront Officers, Officers Run Away (VIDEO)

4/12: Up to 5,000 Armed Militia Members Heading to Property to Protect Bundy Family

4/12: VIRAL: Censored Document Exposes Real Reason for Land Grab

4/12: Officers Suiting Up for Combat, Threatening to Shoot Supporters

4/12: Supporters Stand Ground, Feds Back Down and Cease Operations

Article in full:

NEVADA — Do you know about the armed stand-off happening right now in Nevada between cowboys and cops?

Cliven Bundy and his family have been letting their cattle graze on their land since 1870, providing local grass-fed beef to the surrounding communities.

Unlike an industrial factory farm, the cattle on Bundy’s land are not confined in small spaces and injected with hormones — they are feral and roam freely.

"As far as I'm concerned, the government doesn't exist," said Cliven Bundy, when asked why he refused to pay fees to use his own land.

“As far as I’m concerned, the government does not exist,” said Cliven Bundy, when asked why he refused to pay fees to the government in order to use his own land.

Recently, armed officers with the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began using helicopters to chase Bundy’s cattle off the land. Suspicions have risen that they have also been isolating the cows to cause them to starve to death.

According to breaking reports, a corporation is using BLM as “hired muscle” to grab the land for a natural gas pipeline that runs underneath it, and Senator Harry Reid may be orchestrating the operation behind the scenes.

This is happening while government-loyalist media outlets try to convince Americans that the stand-off is happening because Bundy’s cattle are “endangering desert turtles.”

Rather than being driven from their land and losing their cattle, the Bundy family responded by declaring “range war” and calling for nationwide help.  Thousands are now heading to the location in Nevada.

Ammon Bundy ripped Taser hooks from his body and did not back down from police, eventually forcing them to leave. Kriss Thornton (right) tends to his wound. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher)

Ammon Bundy ripped Taser hooks from his body and did not back down from police, eventually forcing them to leave. Kriss Thornton (right) tends to his wound. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher)

When asked by reporters why he wouldn’t obey and cooperate, Bundy replied that “it’s not just about the cattle, it’s also about our freedom in this country.”

The BLM claims that Bundy owes up to $1 million in fees for letting his cattle graze on the land, despite the fact that Bundy’s family has owned the land since 1870 — long before the BLM was formed by the US government.

When asked why he wouldn’t pay these fees to the government, Bundy replied, “As far as I’m concerned, the government does not exist.”

AD-2After making emergency calls to networks throughout the nation and declaring range war, the federal law enforcement presence grew much larger on the land, leading to an armed stand-off.

Hundreds of officers, snipers, armored vehicles, helicopters, and drones now surround Bundy’s property, monitoring his transmissions and activities.

These officers have blocked roads leading into the property in an attempt to keep out armed militias who are reportedly on their way and “are not afraid to shoot,” according to reports.

Several of Bundy’s close family and friends, many of whom are life-long cowboys and ranchers, are still inside the boundaries of the property, staging protests and attempting to drive law enforcement away.

In one incident, 20 cowboys were able to break the federal blockades and retrieve the stolen cattle.

Cowboys broke a blockade and helped the family erect a large billboard warning police that they will stand for "Liberty, Freedom, and God."

Cowboys broke a blockade and helped the family erect a large billboard warning police that they will stand for “Liberty, Freedom, and God.”

In another, the cowboys along with Bundy’s family members banded together and confronted the officers aggressively.

The officers quickly retreated to their vehicles and left, as one of the family members can be heard saying “Get out of here losers, and don’t come back!” Watch the video below:

Another video shows the cowboys and ranchers facing off against officers who had earlier attacked a pregnant mother on the land. A cowboy can be seen getting in an officer’s face.



Appearing scared, the officer pointed his Taser gun at the cowboy and began yelling orders, which had no impact on the cowboy.

Another officer then sicked his K9 unit on the cowboy, but the cowboy kicked it away and moved in closer.

That’s when the first officer activated his Taser gun and began electrocuting the cowboy.

Amazingly, the cowboy ripped out the Taser hooks with the help of his family and resumed the pressure on the officers.

The situation began spinning out of control, but further bloodshed was avoided as the family stayed in control and once again forced the officers to retreat. Watch the video below:

Bundy’s national call for help has potentially saved him from being a victim.

Typically when stand-offs like this occur, the victims will be burned to death in their homes as police stand outside and shoot anyone trying to escape.

That is what officers did to the Branch Dividians in Waco, the Weaver family in Ruby Ridge, the MOVE organization in Philadelphia, and more recently to Christopher Dorner in Big Bear.

Over 70 men, women, and children were incinerated by federal agents and police who burned their church down in Waco, Texas.

Over 70 men, women, and children were incinerated by federal agents and police who burned their church down in Waco, Texas.

Police dropped bombs from their helicopters onto homes in Philadelphia, killing men, women, and children who belonged to MOVE, a black liberation organization which protested the government and refused to pay taxes.

Police dropped bombs from their helicopters onto homes in Philadelphia, killing men, women, and children who belonged to MOVE, a black liberation organization which protested the government and refused to pay taxes.

This time, however, thousands of people around the country, including militia members, appear to be breaking that pattern. They are descending upon the land to guard Bundy. His call to action may have prevented another Waco-style event.

We will provide breaking updates as the situation unfolds.

UPDATE (04/12/14): Up to 5,000 Militia Members on Their Way to Nevada to Protect Family

The Daily Sheeple says that Bundy will be “backed up by militia members from across the country,” citing a CBS article that indicates that militia members from Montana, Utah, Texas, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Florida are mobilizing.

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They have been heading toward Bunkerville, Nevada since yesterday (4/11).

“Expect to see a band of soldiers,” said Ryan Payne of the West Mountain Rangers.

Videos have been circulating online giving people “the green light,” such as the following example:

A report from The Free Thought Project puts the number at around 5,000 armed militia members.

It is estimated that around 200 officers from a variety of agencies are surrounding the land right now.

UPDATE (04/12/14): Censored Report Exposes Reason Behind Land Grab

A document from the BLM’s own website is now going viral online, detailing the reasons behind the land grab. (Hint: it has nothing to do with “saving the desert tortoise.”)

Cliven Bundy, family members, and guards ready for more supporters and militia members to arrive. Image source: REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Cliven Bundy and trained guards were ready for more supporters and militia members to arrive. Image source: REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The document was hosted on blm.gov but was  promptly deleted once someone online started linking media outlets to it. Fortunately, users took screencaptures of the document before the BLM took it down and it has been preserved in its entirety at Free Republic.

It details how Bundy’s feral “trespass cattle” make it such that development plans for the land by certain “non-governmental organizations” are “not durable”:

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It claims that Bundy’s cattle are trespassing on “federal land,” despite the fact that Bundy’s family has owned the land since 1870 (when BLM did not even exist).

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The question on everybody’s mind is: What’s the organization whose operations would not be “durable” because of Bundy’s cattle, and what is the organization planning to do?

It’s reportedly the Chinese giant ENN Energy Group. The corporation describes its principle business as “the investment in, and the operation and management of, gas pipeline infrastructure…”

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There is a natural gas pipeline underneath the land that Bundy’s cattle now graze on.

Senator Harry Reid and his son are US representatives of the ENN corporation, and Harry Reid’s former adviser is the director of (you guessed it) the BLM.

Basically, Reid and ENN have a chance to make a lot of money. But they need to drive the Bundy family off the land in order to do it.

ENN plans to also use the land for a $5 billion manufacturing plant, and Reid and his son Rory are one of ENN’s “most prominent advocates,” according to Reuters journalist Marcus Stern.

And that brings us to the current stand-off:  low-iq individuals who call themselves “officers” have agreed to initiate force on peaceful Americans for a paycheck, quite literally so that politicians and a Chinese corporation can earn huge profits.

UPDATE (4/12): Officers Now Suiting Up for Combat, Threatening to Shoot Supporters

Reports have been circulating that the BLM agreed to cease operations and leave the property as of this morning. That may have been a diversion.

Live communication from the property indicates that the situation is actually heating up, as officers are suiting up and threatening to shoot supporters if they do not disperse.

Communication feeds have been blocked and a “no-fly zone” has been imposed in order to keep press helicopters away, resulting in a media blackout.

Dozens of cowboys on horseback are preparing to retrieve the stolen cattle. Officers have ordered them to disperse but they are holding their positions. This is the latest photo from the scene:

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UPDATE: The BLM has backed down.

You can watch a live stream of them leaving right now:



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