It isn’t over: BLM says it made no deal with Bundy

Neil Kornze

BLM Director Neil Kornze

The Obama-BLM war against Nevadan rancher Cliven Bundy isn’t over.

Last Saturday, April 12, 2014, citing “safety concerns,” the BLM announced a premature halt to confiscating Bundy’s cattle and released about 400 head of cattle it had seized. BLM’s “operation” war, originally expected to take up to a month, ended after only a week.

Martin Griffith reports for The Associated Press that Bundy’s cattle were freed after hundreds of states’ rights protesters, some of them armed militia members, showed up at corrals outside Mesquite to demand the animals’ release. (An eyewitness says it was not hundreds, but THOUSANDS of protesters.)

Doug GillespieLas Vegas Police Lt. Dan Zehnder told the AP that Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie was able to negotiate a resolution after talking with Bundy.

But Bureau of Land Management spokesman Craig Leff denies there was a deal. He said, “The BLM and National Park Service did not cut any deal and negotiate anything. There was no deal we made. The door isn’t closed. We’ll figure out how to move forward with this.” Leff said the BLM will continue to try to resolve the matter with Bundy “administratively and judicially,” but declined to comment on BLM’s possible options.

The several hundred cows gathered during the roundup were short of the BLM’s goal of 900 cows that it says have been trespassing on U.S. land without required grazing permits for over 20 years. The BLM insists Bundy owes more than $1 million in grazing fees. But Bundy, the last rancher in Nevadas Clark County, has been fighting a “one-man range war” since 1993, when he decided to take a stand against the BLM by refusing to pay fees for the right to graze on a ranch run by his family for centuries.

The fight between Bundy and the BLM widened into a debate about states’ rights and federal land-use policy. Bundy does not recognize federal authority on land he says belongs to Nevada.

After years of court battles, in the name of protecting endangered desert tortoise in the region, the BLM secured a federal court order to have Bundy’s “trespass cattle” forcibly removed and, last week, dispatched some 200 agents armed with automatic weapons and sniper rifles to Bundy’s ranch about 75 miles outside of Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, environmental nazis are now irked with the BLM, accusing the bureau of capitulating to threats of violence from the “armed militia thugs” who have converged to support Bundy.

rob-mrowka1Rob Mrowka, senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, wants the federal government to pursue legal action against Bundy. Back in April 2012, the Center had filed a notice of intent to sue the BLM for canceling a planned roundup of Bundy’s cattle at the last minute.

Mrowka fumed, “The BLM has a sacred duty to manage our public lands in the public interest, to treat all users equally and fairly. Instead it is allowing a freeloading rancher and armed thugs to seize hundreds of thousands of acres of the people’s land as their own fiefdom. The BLM is setting a dangerous precedent in announcing that it will pick and choose who has to follow federal laws and who it will reward for violating them.”

The Green Nazis should know that the BLM’s war on Bundy has precious little to do with desert tortoise.

It’s all about democrat Nevada senator Harry Reid and his deal with the Chinese to build massive solar facilities on Bundy’s land. See “Dirty Harry Reid Has His Hands All Over Bundy/BLM Dispute.

~Eowyn

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AKA John Galt
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Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this important post. Once again, the government twists what this matter is really about, setting forth a response that has got nothing to do with why BLM wants to steal the land, as Dr. Eowyn set forth in her conclusion. Leave it to Harry Reid and his unethical tactics. The government is using material fallacies instead of being truthful to the American people and to Bundy.

TrailDust
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This thing has been brewing all day. The Chicoms want their money’s worth. The enviro-nazis have to complete their unholy sacrifice to the false gods of nature. The federal government is furious to have been publicly humiliated that way. There is no way these pigs aren’t coming back for another bite. And we know that when they do, it will likely look like what they did in Waco, or even like the invasion of Watertown, Massachusetts a year ago. They’ll come back in with people who are more inclined to kill Americans. But if they do, they will be creating… Read more »

marblenecltr
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The ongoing battle needs nationwide support for the Bundy’s ranch, Waco could be repeated. This is a war between 300 million individual Americans and NWO/UN/Agenda 21 globalists robbing each of us of everything as they destroy the United States of America. We should not rest in this, our rights will not be secure until the plans of a few who despise everyone else are revealed. Resumption of confrontation may be delayed until after election time, so victory of candidates who are for maintaining our great country is necessary. Do not rest in confidence because things are quiet for a moment.… Read more »

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

I have a question though. How “legal” IS the BLM’s claim of ownership of Nevada’s land? I never voted to give it to BLM;nobody I’m aware of has ever voted to give Nevada’s land over to the Government. Since the Government’s primary purpose is to serve the will of We The People,I say the US Government,and any of its Agencies have NO authority to manage,or MIS-manage,the land belonging rightly to the State of Nevada.

Seumas
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Seumas

“sacred duty”? what manner of cultish psychopath does mr. mrowka consider himself? spyentologist perhaps? The BLM isn’t anything sacred, it is as much a rapist of land as any heedless factory-farming rancher or corporate industrial dumper. They are a superfluous agency that should simply be cut from all funding, the same as the TSA and DHS should be cut from all funding, as the caners that they are. (We don’t need the NSA, either.) I still thinkt he Bundies should utilize the tortoise angle, if they make it publically known that they’re helping to preserve the creature in the first… Read more »

Mike howrightismike
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Mike howrightismike

Great post, Doc!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Obviously, some PLA-linked operation throwing millions around in a Solyndra-type boondoogle and probably polluting the place awfully is much better for that endangered tortoise…

PatriotUSA
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Center for Biodiversity is no better than the environazi group of Earth First. They are all the same, I know from way too many dealing with the eco freaks, fairies, earth muffins, tree huggers and hippies when I worked in the woods and fought fires. These hateful, narrow minded free loaders, most whom have never done any honest or REAL work are only concerned with saving the earth and could care less if people die in the process. In fact many of these eco-morons wish a lot of us would die to help foster in their utopian nightmare. Environazis need… Read more »