FBI and Oregon Militia Get Ready To Go At It Again – While Live Streaming!

BEND, Ore. –

Day 40 of the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge reached a dramatic climax Wednesday evening with the FBI confirming it had moved in to surround the four holdouts, who were speaking to an FBI negotiator — and to thousands of YouTube listeners in a streaming online phone call.

Here’s the full FBI statement:

“At approximately 4:30 pm (Pacific) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, one of the occupiers rode an ATV outside the barricades established by the militia at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. FBI Agents attempted to approach the driver, and he returned to the encampment at the refuge at a high rate of speed.

“At this time, the FBI has moved to contain the remaining occupiers by placing agents at barricades both immediately ahead of and behind the area where the occupiers are camping. Negotiations between the occupiers and the FBI continue. No shots have been fired.

“It has never been the FBI’s desire to engage these armed occupiers in any way other than through dialogue, and to that end, the FBI has negotiated with patience and restraint in an effort to resolve the situation peacefully. However, we reached a point where it became necessary to take action in a way that best ensured the safety of those on the refuge, the law enforcement officers who are on scene, and the people of Harney County who live and work in this area,” said Greg Bretzing, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon.

“Wednesday marks day 40 of the occupation of the refuge.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    The FBI is favored by 21 points, so if our militia members can beat the spread…

    • El Martyachi

      …. guy just cited Braveheart .. not a great sign.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Did he quote the movie?

        • El Martyachi

          No direct quote, no. He said something along the lines of ‘.. just like Braveheart when he died for what he believed in no matter what.. ‘ . And they picked the wrong negotiator … this woman is driving me nuts after 15 min..

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I was kind of hoping that there would be some kind of popular lash back against the Feds, but since that ain’t happening, they do need to cut their losses.

          • Kathy Nelson

            The woman was KrisAnne Hall. A consitutional scholar. Here is a link but keep in mind the Oregonian is a corrupt and exceptionally trashy news outlet:
            http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/02/who_is_krisanne_hall_conservat.html

          • El Martyachi

            … just how I liked my women… (corrupt and exceptionally trashy…)

  • Jay Currie

    It may be time for these boys to go home.

    But, on the other hand, it would only take two touchdowns and three field goals to hit DbN’s spread. And, as the Superbowl showed us, it really is all about Defense!

  • Jay Currie

    Dear Lord this is an awful thing to listen to.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      We never promised that potentially-fatal-outcome infotainment would be pleasant. 🙂

  • Jay Currie

    Where is the militia safe space?

  • Jay Currie

    “Mass Revolution, I guarantee it” “And then you go to Hell”

    Go home kids.

  • Jay Currie

    This is wild…

  • Jay Currie

    “Take the high ground says the militia coach”…

  • Jay Currie

    Totally bizarre.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Yeah, I had pretty much the same reaction.
      Totally EFFIN’ bizarre.

  • lolwut?

    I;m betting the FBI will be firing up the cell jammer pretty soon.

  • lolwut?

    shots fired

  • mauser 98

    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is Kathleen Wynnes equivalent
    a deranged raging dyke

    Hammonds served a jail sentence , then were re-charged as terrorists
    which means going to max. security prison
    a death sentence for the 74 year old Hammond

  • pdxnag

    If I Occupied™ a courtroom in the Federal Courthouse and excluded the judges and litigants (at gunpoint, though holstered cough cough) until they recognized my “constitutional” right to direct the whole show how do you suppose they might react?

    • andycanuck

      A small outpost in the wilds that isn’t manned during the winter isn’t the same thing. That’s why they chose it.

      • pdxnag

        It only takes one threat to use deadly force to exclude the recognized authorities or ordinary citizens to send them all to prison for many years and to deny them the right to carry firearms for life.

        • andycanuck

          You didn’t answer my criticism of your comment. The comparison you made isn’t proportional even though both are breaking federal law.

          • pdxnag

            The statutes invoked to put the criminals in jail are the same. If the “protesters” screamed from private property there would be no crime. If they paced back and forth on a sidewalk, without impeding pedestrian traffic including law enforcement and anyone else, there would be no crime.

            There is no legally significant distinction here to be made as to which federal site they seize by force with guns.

            It is not unusual to “invite” a lawsuit to get a court process started to address some nuanced legal disagreement. For example collecting signatures for a petition in Pioneer Courthouse Square in defiance of a city prohibition. Here the challenge is not nuanced at all, and not diminished by remoteness. They are asserting that the public property is their own, even if they claim it is owned by some other not-represented government party for whom they are an agent.

            If they were all in some court, without ever having brandished guns, then a judge would just roll their eyes as a pro se litigant with a chip on their shoulder babbles on without hitting on any on-point legal argument except by accident.

            (Occupy(tm) had trained legal representation, which is clearly lacking or ignored here.)

          • Kathy Nelson

            What you fail to recognize here, sir, is that the protesters had exhausted all courses of “legitimate” action against an abusive government system. In the US citizens have both the right and obligation to confront and abolish a government that has fallen into tyranny. That is why US citizens maintain the right of citizens to bear arms (2nd Amendment). The US Constitution Article 1, Section 8, clause 17 clearly spells out what lands the federal government can use or lease and it doesn’t include millions of acres of state lands or bird sanctuaries.
            The USA was founded by acts of rebellion which I’m sure you will find in Canadian history as well. We call those rebels patriots now. The British called them something else.

  • pdxnag

    They put old man Bundy in jail last night.
    http://www.mcso.us/PAID/Home/Booking/1364036

  • Exile1981

    I wouldn’t want to walk out of the refuge at night knowing the FBI had trigger happy snipers all around the perimeter.

    • andycanuck

      It’s okay. pdxnag says you deserve to die for breaking federal law, so it’s cool.

    • Clausewitz

      Obama needs his Ruby Ridge. It’s all about his legacy.

  • mauser 98
  • Kathy Nelson

    Dear Canadians, here is one of the trashiest and most contrived pieces of theater writing as you will ever lay eyes on. It is the charges being leveled on 74-year-old Cliven Bundy who went to Oregon to help negotiate the surrender of the the four remaining in the Malhuer Refuge. It is the foulest pack of lies I have ever seen and I am sure there will be authorities in Canada hoping to use it as a template to squash Canadian farmers and ranchers as well.
    Cliven was ambushed just like LaVoy Finicum was and might even die because he is being denied access to blood pressure medication:
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/wapopartners.com/wweek-wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/11112532/cliven-bundy-complaint.pdf

    • mauser 98

      BLM run by Harry Reid buddy
      BLM sets thousands of fires every year
      Clintons , Chinese , Reid all have interests here