What’s the difference between an Islamist terrorist and the Bundy followers who have armed themselves, taken over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, and who plan to stay there “as long as it takes?”
Both are armed and dangerous. Both defy established government. Both place their own personal desires above the law and the will of the people.
Yeah, I know. One is Islamist and the other isn’t. So what? They’re both lethal and they’re both a bunch of psychopaths.
And both are perfectly willing to become martyrs for their outrageous causes.
"I didn’t come here to shoot, I came here to die,” said one militia member, who identified himself only as “Captain Moroni” — a name with great significance to Mormons and anti-government extremists. For the full Raw Story report, click here.
Ironically, when a far more peaceful group — Occupy Wall Street — took over a concrete public square block space, armed only with posters and slogans, there was a concerted multi-agency effort, combined with a private effort, that rousted them from the park.
Back in 2012 the news leaked out, through concerted muckraking, that
…a terrifying network of coordinated DHS, FBI, police, regional fusion center, and private-sector activity so completely merged into one another that the monstrous whole is, in fact, one entity: in some cases, bearing a single name, the Domestic Security Alliance Council. And it reveals this merged entity to have one centrally planned, locally executed mission. The documents, in short, show the cops and DHS working for and with banks to target, arrest, and politically disable peaceful American citizens.
But when armed and therefore evidently not-so-peaceful thugs take over an entire wildlife preserve, including buildings….so far, nada.
The Occupy Wall Street movement was out to make a point — that one percent of the nation controlled the finances and destiny of the nation at the expenses of the other 99 percent.
The point of the Oregan occupiers seems to be that the people of the United States have no damn right to set aside public land for wildlife preservation, or the peaceful enjoyment of nature, and that the occupiers have the right to graze their cattle even if it destroys an area’s natural beauty and resources, or to set wildfires, anywhere and any time they damn please.
Yet the peaceable ones got rousted while the armed terrorist in Oregon are so far free to continue their anti-American operation.
It’s time for the U.S. Government to exercise a little counter-terrorism in Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.