Government Lies about Standoff with Cliven Bundy – It isn’t about the Tortoise, its About Fracking

If the situation in Nevada is to escalate into bloodshed or even the next American Revolution, it is important to understand that these 200 armed federal agents are not in Nevada to save the tortoise.

The American people are not stupid. Our government cares nothing about the Desert Tortoise. There is no money in saving the turtles. However, like every foreign war in our history, if there is to be bloodshed there must be a cause of righteousness to justify it. Cliven Bundy doesn't have weapons of mass destruction, and he has not, to our knowledge, taken part in any terrorist activities.

But the land he is using does have something in common with Iraq and Afghanistan.

It is rich in resources.

The other thing Mr. Bundy has in common with the many unfortunate targets of American military intervention is that he decided to no longer participate in a system that was unjust, in his opinion. Just like those who decided to try to stray away from the Petrodollar in foreign lands, Bundy decided many years ago to stop paying the federal government's fees for something that he felt entitled to. For this, there is a consequence. You do not cross the federal government.

The constitutionality of this is debatable, but Bundy is standing on the Tenth Amendment. He believes that this land belongs to Nevada and that the Federal Government has no right to collect fees for its use. People are sick and tired of the government taking more and more while delivering less and less. They are sick of the "taxation without representation" and they are sick of the intimidation of the current police state.

So is this about tortoises in the eyes of the federal government?

Only for their useful idiots that do not know better.

And for the rest, whatever makes you sleep at night.

Natural News dropped a bombshell yesterday, and I want to give you an excerpt below. Americans are smart enough to know that our government would not send 200 armed agents to protect some tortoises. It is always about money or resources/assets that can be turned into money. Mike Adams reports:

The Bureau of Land Management says its 200-man armed siege of the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada is all about protecting an "endangered tortoise." But a Natural News investigation has found that BLM is actually in the business of raking in millions of dollars by leasing Nevada lands to energy companies that engage in fracking operations.

This document from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology shows significant exploratory drilling being conducted in precisely the same area where the Bundy family has been running cattle since the 1870′s. The "Gold Butte" area is indicated on the lower right corner of the document (see below), and it clearly shows numerous exploratory drilling operations have been conducted there.

What's also clear is that oil has been found in nearby areas and possibly even within the Gold Butte area itself.

It is, of course, customary for the U.S. government to bring armed soldiers to an oil dispute. (Operation "Iraqi Freedom" for starters…) Heavily armed snipers, helicopters and militarized soldiers have never been invoked over tortoises. (Anyone who thinks this siege is about reptiles is kidding themselves.)

Here's the map showing the oil exploration conducted on the land where Bundy runs his cattle (all the red crosshairs are oil and gas exploration drilling operations):


If you would like to read the full article, it goes on to give examples of oil and gas leases that are already happening in Nevada.

I think the issue here is transparency.

Why can't the government just come out and say, "Hey, this is not about the tortoises, it is about the gas and oil deposits that we found on the land"?

Why? Because when this started, some 20 years ago, it was about the tortoises (so they claim) and like any pathological liar that you have ever known, the government must continue to live the lie.

To tell the truth would upset those who really do care about the environment.

The truth is that 700 cows are probably less of a threat to those tortoises than large commercial fracking companies. The truth is that Cliven Bundy is probably fighting to save those tortoises whether he knows it or not.

He has stated that it is not about grazing fees for him, but about control. If the federal government was as honest and open as Cliven Bundy, then we probably wouldn't have ever come to this impasse.

As of yesterday afternoon Pete Santilli was reporting that 50 militia members had already arrived at the Bundy Ranch; more militia surely arrived last night and more will come today.

I don't think many people on either side really believe this is about tortoises.

Please pray for America today. This situation could get ugly.


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  • ScottLayne

    Let us not overlook Hairy Reed's involvement with Chinese plans for a large solar installation there as well. Plans suddenly pulled down from public view.

  • rockyvnvmc

    According to Judge Jeanine, last night, the Federal Gov't. was Euthanizing those same tortoises, as late as 1991, before they began challenging Bundy, in 1993, over their being on the 'Endangered List'. If they are, indeed, endangered, it's because of the Federal Governemnt killing them off, in the first place.
    The story is Never what they claim it to be (the government).
    'Those powers granted the general (Federal) government, are Few and Enumerated, while those left to the States, are Numerous and Infinite.' ~ James Madison , Federalist #45.

  • Chris C

    I have been reading Freedom Post for quite some time now...this is for Ray-Jesus is the Son of God......Though I agree with a lot that you post, the constant post you seem to favor is referring Obama as a homosexual. With all the issues at hand and the fact that Obama is and will continue to run this once great country right into a Socialism, the comments about Obama's personal life in question has nothing to do with all the important issues. As the saying goes, "what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?" If you are going to make comments on an article, have it pertain to the subject of the article!! As for Bundy and his land... his family has been there since the 1880's and as far as us Nevadans are concerned, this land belongs to the State..NOT the Federal Government! This is all about greed and as the article points out, has absolutely nothing to do the with tortoises. In fact the same issue was brought up on the same land back in 1993 and at that time, they did not use saving the tortoise as an excuse fact, they were killing them because of the over population of them! And 20 years later they are going to use "saving the tortoise" as an excuse? Puhleezz........

  • chuckie2u

    Sort of like Ukraine... Its all about Oil. Oil oligarcies have to have access to the oil so the serfs have to give up their land and their potential share of the loot.

  • gnafuasusual

    And, now we know that China has bought up land and busy with fracking. No wonder this asinine government is going after Bundy! China will put Obama's arss in a sling if those cows continue to graze! And, Reid is privy to all of this!!!!! Thank you, Bundy, for standing up for your rights! Had this not happened, Americans would not know what more devious measures are going on behind Americans' backs! Now, onto the next crisis, Mr. Presidento! Hope you have a lot of Yuan! How much did Michelle come home with?

  • mikelorrey

    This has NOTHING to do with Fracking, thats democrat disinformation. Its about Harry Reid's son being the paid rep for a Chinese solar power company that wants the land for a solar power plant while getting hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars in subsidies. Obama crony capitalism.

  • 9400budlang8406

    Didn't you know? If they actually find and produce oil they will use the profits to pay off our national debt. And if you believe that I have a large expansion bridge in the same area I'd like to sell you. As usual, follow the money trail.

  • Paula

    OUR government would like to us? Reminds of a joke (not so funny one) I heard:

    I have found that my Congressman never lies to me... except on days that end in "y"

  • reggiec

    The BLM is reported to have impounded 134 of the ranchers cattle. That is 134 counts of rustling. It will be interesting to see what, if any, court order was issued allowing BLM to steal the cattle.
    If any order was based on turtle protection it would be invalid because the BLM is killing them due to overpopulation in their own sanctuary.
    If it turns out it was done so politicians can make money through Chinese energy projects; it is pure unadulterated corruption.

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  • reggiec

    Besides possible fracking it looks like Harry Reid, his son and other Nevada officials also have a financial interest in a Chinese energy company that wants land in the area.

  • blaineiac

    Grazing fees? SERIOUSLY?? What about the cattle manure "fertilizing" fee the Gov't owes Mr. Bundy??

  • brabbie2002

    And Harry Reid sold it to the Chinese! What a great American thing to do. NOT! Hang onto your backsides, folk. This is going to be a very bumpy ride! And I think the feds will be the losers!

  • dennykray

    We have the right-we have the duty-to replace this government.