In The Land of the Assassins by Betty Krawczyk

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In The Land of the Assassins
By
Betty Krawczyk

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Assassinations are always political. I was raised in Louisiana. Huey P. Long, who had served as governor of Louisiana and then was elected senator of the state was assassinated in 1935 .I was seven years old. Traumatized by this event, I became extremely nervous. My mother started dosing me with an oral product called Liberty Tonic that my father sold from his car along with other items. No telling what was in this concoction, but the taste was so ghastly I tried hard not to have the nightmares that were plaguing me. These nightmares were accompanied by involuntary cries and whimpering that would bring my mother and another dose of the dreaded tonic. I would insist that I was fine, but my mother knew I wasn’t. So did I. How could anybody be fine when the Armageddon was at hand? I knew this because of the way all of the adults in my world were acting following Huey P. Long’s assassination. Especially my father.

The country was trying to come out of the Great Depression. We were cash poor but never hungry as we grew and raised most of what we ate. The money my father made from his business helped. Others weren’t so lucky. The rich oil wells and refining capacities of the state were owned by Standard Oil. Little of the oil money slipped outside of the coffers of the company owners and corrupt government officials. Until Huey P. Long became governor in 1928. Then things started perking up. Long taxed the big oil money and started building new roads. He instituted new health care programs and best of all, new schools for both black and white kids. Everybody I knew loved Huey P. Long. He was a man of the people, for all the people. I thought he must be like Jesus. When Long was assassinated my father withdrew. I had never seen him cry before. To me, that signified the end of the world. Later I realized that assassinations kill more than the duly elected politician. They can also kill the hopes and dreams of ordinary people and plunge the nation (state, province) into despair. In recent times the American people have become so used to political assassinations’ we hardly notice anymore, or remember …Malcom X, President Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martian Luther King, and the ongoing almost daily assassinations of African Americans by US police. Obama’s drone program and kill lists are the perfect assassination tools for modern times.

The shrill US demands for Trump’s blood are growing louder. Trump is the opposite of my hero, Huey P. Long in most ways, but he will be the duly elected president. If the combined interests of the White House, CIA, FBI, Homeland Security and the banking cabals can’t get Trump through the media, I worry they are planning to bring him down in other ways. The three options they have are (a) to figure out a way to impeach Trump as soon as he takes office, (b) start a war with Russia that Trump would have to continue, (c) or kill him. Any of these three options will bring confusion, chaos and endless bloodshed, at home and abroad. I pray to the Great Mother of us all that I am wrong in worrying about this so much.

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Ammon Bundy Totally Vindicated….and Now… By Judge Anna von Reitz

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Since publishing this article on Ammon Bundy new information has come in that indicates Anna von Reitz isn’t really a Judge.  This is not to say that her viewpoint shouldn’t be dismissed as she’s spot on in her critique.

John R. Prukop from Able Danger wrote to John Kaminski stating:

“John, et al:

Anna von Reitz is NOT a “Judge” and is not clothed or vested with that title, or any powers or authority in any official capacity, whatsoever.

Check the attached document, where the real fireworks are located. I’ve yellow highlighted the KEY items if you want brevity, but the entire pleading is excellently laid out.

First impressions: I’d say Harney County Judge “Nasty” and his henchmen Sheriff and everyone else involved in this, including the cold-blooded murderers of Lavoy Finicum (Oregon State Police & FBI), are about to sweat bullets… as well as the Governor of Oregon who signed off on this.

Thanks to Larry Becraft for pulling this from PACER.

John”

The court document can be accessed HERE


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Ammon Bundy Totally Vindicated….and Now… By Judge Anna von Reitz

September 15, 2016

“These federal “agents”—- private commercial subcontractors—- were allowed to entrap, ambush, and murder an innocent American rancher, mortally endanger his family, and falsely arrest and imprison all the others for all these months.” ~ Judge Anna von Reitz

The Ninth Circuit Court (15-10-117) just ordered the Federales to prove federal subject matter jurisdiction — not just assume subject matter jurisdiction– over property “owned” by the federal government.

Federal ownership of land may be (and usually is) merely proprietary— meaning that the Federales are acting as property managers— a role that does not create any exclusive use by the federal government and does not create federal subject matter jurisdiction.

This Ninth Circuit case cited above is not directly tied to the Bundy Cases, but addresses the issue of federal subject matter jurisdiction merely presumed to exist on the basis of federal property ownership.

In truth and in fact claims of Federal subject matter jurisdiction require: (1) a Federal use of the land (that is, a use related to the duties directly delegated to the federal government); (2) specific action by the State ceding jurisdiction. Neither one of these conditions were met with regard to the Oregon Wildlife Refuge.
The portions of the Wildlife Refuge including the buildings which the protestors occupied were purchased by the Federales from private land owners back in the 1930?s — under a Congressional Act that not only allowed, but which invited, adverse possession claims such as the protestors brought forward and which additionally ordered the “liquidation” of such properties back to state or private ownership.

Read that as: Federal ownership of the Wildlife Refuge property occupied by the Bundys and others should have been terminated years ago according to the very Acts of Congress which allowed the Federal Government to acquire the property in the first place.

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The County Sheriff was always the supreme peacekeeping authority present at the Wildlife Refuge Stand-Off and the officer responsible for protecting the Bundys and enforcing their constitutional guarantees, but instead, Federal Agency personnel—- private corporate subcontractors working for the federal property managers– were allowed to come in under color of law and assert authority and jurisdiction that they never possessed.

These federal “agents”—- private commercial subcontractors—- were allowed to entrap, ambush, and murder an innocent American rancher, mortally endanger his family, and falsely arrest and imprison all the others for all these months.

And Ammon Bundy stands fully vindicated.

What do I think? I think it is more than past time to prosecute the federal agencies and their personnel to the fullest extent of the organic and public law.

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It’s time for the men involved in the LaVoy Finnicum ambush to be arrested and charged with premeditated murder, conspiracy against The Constitution, and gross violation of Lavoy Finicum’s most basic and constitutionally protected rights.

It’s time for the misnamed DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, BLM, and FBI corporations, and the appointed politicos responsible for controlling and directing those men involved in spooling up the stand-off and allowing the ambush of LaVoy Finnicum to be stripped of any claim of immunity and tried by an international war crimes tribunal for their part in these outrages against Americans who were exercising their right to peaceably assemble and to travel unmolested on the public roads they paid for.

It’s time for the numbnuts County Sheriff to be charged with dereliction of duty, breach of trust, breach of contract and breach of oath, willful endangerment, aiding and abetting murder, conspiracy against The Constitution, and false arrest.

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Acting in my capacity as an Article X Judge I gave him more than fair Notice prior to all these events taking place and it is firmly established on the public record that I did. There can be no excuse for his failure to know the jurisdictional issues because he was told point blank, not once, but twice. He knew, yet he buckled under the political pressure of federal influence and failed to enforce The Constitution and protect the people who were depending on him.

And because of that Sheriff’s failure to exercise his authority and honor and enforce the Law of the Land, a good man, a true American, was ambushed and killed by foreign commercial mercenaries on his way to attend a public meeting.

It’s time for that Sheriff to fry in his own oil for it.

It’s time for “Governor” Brown to be summarily impeached for moral turpitude, gross incompetence, and conspiracy against The Constitution, to have all pretension of foreign or sovereign immunity stripped away, and to stand trial with the rats from the DOJ and BLM and FBI before an international war crimes tribunal.

It’s time for the family of LaVoy Finnicum to become multi-millionaires.

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It’s time for all the others to be set free and for serious compensation to be paid to them and their families for the time they have spent under false arrest and all they have been through and all that they have suffered and risked simply to assert rights and prerogatives that were always theirs to begin with.

It’s time for everyone in America to wake up and remember Ruby Ridge, Waco, Oklahoma City, 911, LaVoy Finnicum, and so much more—-and to see these things in their proper light.

These things are not being done by our government.

These things are being done by British Subjects and by other foreigners and by their hired-gun subcontractors—-all in the employ of private, for-profit, mostly foreign bank-owned corporations in the business of providing government services.

The DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, BLM, and FBI are all separate for-profit corporations which have functioned in this instance and in many others as crime syndicates and failed even the most basic tests of competency and good faith. They have violated their charters and besmirched their names and this is not the first time.

I remember reading about Randy Weaver’s wife and baby, just as I read about LaVoy Finnicum and the siege at Waco and 911.

And I thought then and I think now—-these rotten, worthless, criminals are our employees.

They are sticking their filthy paws in our pockets and drawing a paycheck for the “service” of preying upon us— for racketeering, for falsely arresting, for mischaracterizing, for thieving, for violating our constitutional guarantees, for trespassing upon us and our property, and yes, even for murdering us—-all in violation of their commercial contracts and in violation of the treaties allowing them to be here.

They need a jack boot so far up their butts the steel toe sees daylight.

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To see more of Judge Anna’s articles please visit her website at http://www.annavonreitz.com

Toxic Beef: Sacred Cows & Left Gatekeepers Joe Giambrone

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Edito’s Note: Like many in the Alternative News Media I initially began my career in publishing lauding the work of Professor Noam Chomsky. Some of his earlier works on events in Guatemala and Nicaragua as well as his books on the Palestinian/Israeli problem were most helpful to me in getting a start in trying to untangle the massive web of lies, half-truths and outright deceptions that the msm kept dispensing to the general public surrounding these historic events. These were years well in advance of 9/11. After the attack on the Twin Towers and Building 7 by the Israeli/Mossad/CIA/FBI matrix forces Noam Chomsky’s reactions to this paradigm event began to reveal his own true motives and as writer Joe Giambrone clearly illustrates in his article, Professor Chomsky’s ongoing denial of the “who’s who” in this classic false flag has torn his once impeccable status as historic researcher to tatters. Truth always prevails in the end.]

Toxic Beef: Sacred Cows & Left Gatekeepers

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Some may be following my ongoing challenge to Professor Noam Chomsky and his clearly misleading spin regarding the September 11th controversy. Or perhaps not, since none of the outlets which publish his every utterance, like clockwork, will dare publish criticism of the deified thought leader. No rebuttals may appear. My previous pieces established how Chomsky transforms matters of vital public interest, crimes, facts, glaring cover-ups of Congressional reports, into matters of his own personal opinion, which he dismisses and disregards to set an example for others.

My challenge is as much with the deception from Left so-called “alternative” media as it is with Chomsky personally. The demonstrable bias and deliberate misleading of readers (see below) motivates my pieces, such as this one. Many readers, whom I come across, are clearly misled, deluded, and yet proudly ignorant for some odd reason. More on that later, too.

How can an editor look himself in the mirror after being shown to be a serial liar? And a liar not on some trivial gibberish—this isn’t Kardashians—but on the “new American Century,” mass murder, and wars into the foreseeable future?

Media censorship has aided and abetted the perpetrators of the September 11th attacks after the fact. The solution to that editorial guilt is simple self-deception. Censor out the problem (evidence, logic), and so there is no problem; voilà.

Noam Chomsky helps to manufacture conformity. The Professor’s great expertise in media itself is problematic, as so-called “alternative” media looked to him personally for marching orders. It thus empowered Professor Chomsky to define the limits of permissible discourse post-September 11th of 2001.

Chomsky participates in the same Manufactured Consent he once seemed to oppose. The Left foundation-funded press is a different beast than corporate news media, which he and Edward S. Herman wrote about, but its uniformity and its unwillingness to correct itself when shown to be demonstrably wrong is dangerous and a massive institutional failure. The disinformation put out regularly by the Left “alternative” media brings real-world catastrophic implications. War propaganda, in its myriad forms, entails consequences.

Early in the 2000s, Noam Chomsky told the world to ignore the September 11th cover-up.

Result: The entire American Left turned off its critical faculties and let Deep State domestic terrorists get away with their “new Pearl Harbor” and their “Project for a New American Century.” Public opposition to them died out. We became a bi-partisan, unrestrained empire that wages unlimited war around the world with impunity. This is sold to the public every day in the name of “defense.” Never forget 9/11, and the bombing can commence on the next target.

Professor Chomsky and the deciders in so-called “progressive” media helped erase the 9/11 controversy from history. They did the bidding of the imperialists, either intentionally or as useful dupes. Probably it was a combination.

The 9/11 cover-up, an undeniable reality, became a censored topic as it is today. This piece will most certainly NOT be published at The Nation, Mother Jones, The Progressive, Truthdig, Alternet, Fair, Z-Magazine, et al., just as over a decade’s revelations about the 9/11 attacks have been conspicuously omitted from those same journals. The public was marshalled to look elsewhere and to ignore the greatest Treason in the history of this country. The natural enemies of such a crime, the watchdog press, the 4th estate, were transformed into dulled-down head bobbers, stenographers, who like obedient lapdogs pointed elsewhere on command.

That is why it is my well-considered view today that Professor Noam Chomsky is probably the most dangerous propagandist in the Western World. He has directed numerous adherents toward ignorance rather than knowledge, toward opinion and speculation, rather than toward verifiable facts.

This should not be a surprise to people who have challenged Chomsky previously, as when the JFK assassination controversy became the focus of his ire. Chomsky went to work selling his trademark catch phrase: “Who cares?”

Yes, “who cares?” If the CIA blew the President of the United States’ head off in broad daylight, erased reality from history, and created a false reality for the next century? Who could possibly find that problematic? Certainly not Professor Chomsky.

“Take for example all this frenzy about the JFK assassination. I mean I don’t know who assassinated him and I don’t care, but what difference does it make?”

Professor Noam Chomsky

Chomsky cannot find a reason to “care” about any of that, and neither should you. Chomsky similarly came to a pointed lack of empathy regarding the September 11th attacks:

“I mean even if it [a September 11th government conspiracy] were true, which is extremely unlikely, who cares? I mean it doesn’t have any significance.”

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Sound familiar? He doesn’t “care” about that either, and neither should his many followers. And guess what? They don’t. The magic spell worked. Proud champions of the most grotesque ignorance imaginable they are bolstered by the marching orders of their idol, and little else. One might wonder what it is Professor Chomsky actually does “care” about?

The JFK hit determined who was actually going to be in charge of the American empire: a democratically elected President or Deep State, unaccountable murderers.

Chomsky also had no basis whatsoever for claiming it “extremely unlikely.” The 9/11 cover-up is not only likely, but real and challenged by many in Congress, even today. Chomsky’s reckless and speculative opinions have substituted for hard facts. He pointedly avoids the facts of the cover-up, and that should be a red flag. Many on the Left have behaved like gullible children accepting his vague speculation while ignoring facts from the FBI and the Congress.

An odd position, Professor Chomsky claims time and again not to “care” about subjects that he writes entire books about. His books have come at the Kennedy and at the 9/11 issues from some strangely oblique angles, avoiding the actual evidence of cover-up and complicity. His books are carefully crafted to establish a general uncaring. Don’t care about John F. Kennedy and his “Camelot” presidency; he was a jerk unworthy of your sympathy. The point is dismissal, not enlightenment about the crime. Chomsky flatly refuses to explore the many glaring anomalies, discrepancies, and suspicious facts involved with those two ongoing cover-ups.

Professor Noam Chomsky plays a role, and it is akin to Orwell’s Emmanuel Goldstein. He is a supposed leader of the opposition, but it turns out—for Winston Smith anyway—to be not the case.

If Professor Noam Chomsky didn’t exist, the Deep State would have to invent him. He has misdirected a significant portion of the American and global public. They have accepted his flawed logic and rhetoric in place of hard facts. Fanciful talk has substituted for evidence regarding the crime of September 11th, the crime of the century. Minds have closed to any alternative sources of information whatsoever, a state of insular ignorance among his tribe that is staggering to behold. Talking to these people one-on-one—his many defenders—is an exercise in psychological extremism, something very much like the Helsinki Syndrome. That is not meant to be an exaggeration.

“What you say to the people collectively in that receptive state of fanatical abandonment remains in their mind like an order given to someone under hypnosis, which can not be wiped out and resists all logical argument.”

-Adolf Hitler

As an exclamation point to the Left Gatekeeper phenomenon, the last time those 28 redacted pages seem to have appeared at The Nation (online), was in July of 2003. There, Robert Scheer, currently of Truthdig (sic) fame, wrote a piece of propaganda that appears to say one thing, but actually says quite a few others instead.

Said Scheer:

“Yet even in its sanitized version, the bipartisan report, long delayed by an embarrassed White House, makes clear that the United States should have focused on Saudi Arabia, and not Iraq…”

“Embarrassed?” A curious word indeed. Not complicit? Treasonous? Felonious? Not a crime, apparently to give “aid and comfort” to the Saudi sponsors of the September 11th attacks, according to Scheer and The Nation propaganda organ. No plain stating of the facts of criminal complicity ever made it into print. An opinion about Bush’s alleged embarrassment was all that was said.

Scheer continued:

“…Bush diverted the war against terror.”

There is no “war against terror.” That is accepting the ridiculous neocon framing of the discussion. Scheer just sold the concept that a “war against terror” was a real thing. More propaganda.

In a shocking bit of hammering home his dubious message, Robert Scheer repeated the previous silliness:

“Quite an embarrassment if the censored pages reveal that the Bush Administration covered up the Saudi connection to the terrorist attacks.”

No, Robert Scheer. That’s high Treason, as defined in our Constitution, Article 3.

While Scheer attempted to spin away these shockers as inconsequential matters of saving face (echoes of Chomsky?), apparently The Nation found even that line of social engineering a bit too risky. This unresolved controversy disappeared from its pages in 2003 and has now been absent for almost 13 years since.

The Perfect Storm of Ignorance

This is not to imply that the Left has been unique in its willful blindness. It seems every niche that you can name has an angle to play regarding the September 11th attacks, spinning them one way or another, and usually for (assumed) partisan political gain.

The Deep State, however, is bi-partisan and persists across administrations, obviously. The two political parties have similar goals, if different game plans to achieve global dominance. Beyond Republican “neocons,” one can merely recall Democratic Party stalwart, and Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Allbright lamenting: “What’s the point of having this superb military you’re always talking about if we can’t use it?”

It seems quite clear to me that the bi-partisan nature of the 9/11 Treason is the number one reason they got away with it. It was never just Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld, and that assumption is as erroneous as most others.

The San Diego hijacker cell arrived in America during Bill Clinton/George Tenet’s reign. Tenet’s CIA hid the known Al Qaeda members from the FBI. George Tenet was then kept on as CIA Director by Bush, after the stolen election of 2000. While Tenet made claims of his “hair on fire” in the summer of 2001, because of so many glaring warnings of impending attacks, the truth was more of a ‘pants on fire’ scenario. The San Diego Al Qaeda cell was protected from exposure right up until the 9/11 attacks actually occurred.

In addition to the complaints of FBI Agents involved in trying to stop 9/11, even the Counter-Terrorism Adviser to the White House, “Czar” Richard Clarke has flat out accused Tenet and “fifty” CIA officers of hiding the hijackers from him and thus allowing the 9/11 attacks to happen. That’s corroboration, but that’s not the version we see repeated ad nauseum whenever the September 11th attacks appear in print.

Where is the call to arrest George Tenet for aiding and abetting the September 11th terrorist attacks? Why are these life and death matters of actual “national security” brushed aside and ignored? Tenet was given a shiny medal for his efforts, and every CIA officer who helped mislead the FBI was promoted.

By the way, where’s Chomsky when you need him? Fact after fact, but old Noam can’t bring himself to “care.”

News media repeats the watered-down, official 9/11 for dummies story without any qualification to inform readers about ongoing and criminal cover-ups of the Congressional Joint Inquiry report, and the rest of it. Most media fail to note the sham nature of the 9/11 Commission, which was “set up to fail” as admitted to by two of its so-called Chairmen. It was in fact rigged behind the scenes by Bush operative Philip Zelikow, who censored it and fired staff who wouldn’t go along with the sham. Senator Max Cleland resigned so as not to be a part of another “Warren Commission.” None of this information is particularly difficult to locate, and so there is no excuse for its curious absence in any discussions of the September 11th attacks throughout the media, left, right and centrist.

Some editors have made clear mistakes in judgment, which they refuse to correct for, ignoring all the evidence that has since emerged after their initial opinions were formed. Others simply rejected the disinformation and half-truths floating around out there among the amateur sleuths of the 9/11 Movement, the FUD that seeded the debate with false leads. Many issues turned out to be simply out-of-context mistakes. Much is currently unknown, owing to multiple cover-ups, including the criminal destruction of World Trade Center evidence.

All these factors combine in a perfect storm of American ignorance. The Swiss cheese media biases the discussion against fighting to uncover the truth. Truth has been downgraded, myths elevated.

This climate of ignorance is dangerous to us all. Without truth we live in a world of myths and lies. Be they official lies, ideologically based speculation, or knee-jerk rejectionism, the dismissal of true facts is antithetical to democracy. It is a strategy to disempower all of us, and to shift power toward those who maintain secrets. Rule by myths and cover-up represents the complete collapse of the democratic model of governance. It is no trivial matter.

“Who cares?” Mr. Chomsky. I do.

Take everything you hear from your pet sources of political news with several grains of salt. Left and “progressive” media have been just as reckless and false as any other news sources you might name. Challenge their assumptions, especially when you can prove them wrong, no matter who is making the false claim.

(P.S.

No one has disproven a God damned thing I’ve said in this entire series so far…)

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On the scene of LaVoy Finicum’s political assassination By Prof. Tony Hall, Editor In Chief, AHT

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On the scene of LaVoy Finicum’s political assassination
By Prof. Tony Hall, Editor In Chief, AHT

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Prof. Tony Hall in John Day beginning his investigation.

16 Feb/16, John Day Oregon.  I have just traveled by car about 700 miles from my home in Lethbridge Alberta to John Day, Oregon. John Day was supposed to be the destination on January 26 of the two vehicles carrying some of the leadership, together with at least one FBI undercover infiltrator, of the Citizens for Constitutional Freedoms (C4CF). The travelers did not reach John Day. For one, the destination was death together with the resurrection invoked by martyrdom.

On the fateful day the FBI pulled over one of the two cars. All the passengers were taken into custody including Ammon Bundy. Ever since the armed standoff with federal authorities in 2014 over ranching rights in Nevada, the family of Cliven Bundy has been instrumental in mobilizing the political and legal aspects of the C4CF movement. On Feb. 10 the FBI arrested Cliven Bundy at the Portland Airport.

The second car traveling along Highway 395 was lured into an ambush where the most visionary spokesman of the group, LaVoy Finicum, was assassinated in an elaborate FBI-led operation. Also in the white truck driven by Finicum were Shawna Cox, Cliven Bundy’s biographer, and Victoria Sharp. Both women have given detailed, recorded accounts about the vehicle they were in being riddled with dozens, if not hundreds, of police bullets. Both referred to Finicum being fired on repeatedly, the first shot piercing his back when he had his hands in the air.

Also in the car was Ryan Bundy who was wounded. Sharp and Cox attribute their survival during the ordeal to divine intervention and to the fact they were hunkered down hugging the targeted vehicle’s floor. The removal of the sound track from the public release of the FBI’s videotape of the event in question seems well calculated to withhold crucial information from the public about the timing and magnitude of police shooting.

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Ashley Dancer, Eyewitness to FBI Preparations for the Ambush Resulting in the Death of LaVoy Finicum. Credit: Tony Hall/ AHTribune

When I checked into the Best Western Inn here in John Day, the receptionist, Ashley Dancer, was quite happy to share important information about what she has seen in recent days and weeks. She indicated that the FBI plainclothes agents began moving into this Inn two weeks before the ambush took place on Highway 395.

Ms. Dancer indicated that many of the “dozens” of FBI agents who stayed here at the John Day Best Western indicated when they checked in that they were all “lawyers” preparing for a big trial. She spoke of her surprise when suddenly these supposed lawyers all appeared in full FBI uniform shortly before Finicum was assassinated. She spoke of witnessing them carrying about large cases full of federal firearms. Ms. Dancer mentioned that in Burns there were a number of FBI undercover agents among the protesters. She also spoke about the trauma she witnessed of hotel guests at the Best Western Inn including Victoria Sharp’s mother and some bereaved family members of LaVoy Finicum.

As related by Shawna Cox, Finicum’s obsession on the day of his death was to arrive here at John Day for a community meeting including a planned negotiation with the Sheriff of Grant Country. Ms. Dancer indicated that this local Sheriff, Glen Palmer, is presently being accused by political opponents of helping to set up the targeted assassination of LaVoy Finicum. Palmer is seeking re-election as Grant County Sheriff next month. He went on record during the occupation of the Malheur Federal Wildlife Reservation with his opinion that the Hammonds, father and son, should be released from prison.

In October of 2015 the Hammonds were sentenced to five years in prison for setting fires to ranch lands to push back, they claimed, invasive species. Their incarceration was the trigger to start the occupation. The Grant County Sheriff also went on record indicating the FBI should withdraw and leave the enforcement of law to state and municipal authorities.

The Federal Elimination of a Voice of Coalition Building, Reason and Resistance

Behind the story of ranchers in conflict with the federal government’s Bureau of Land Management is the fact that ownership of about half of the entire landmass of eleven western states, including New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana, is claimed by the federal government headquartered in Washington DC. About 80% of Nevada, where the US government regularly tested nuclear weapons in the 1950s in the open atmosphere, is under federal jurisdiction.

Much of the federal land has been given over to ranchers who often have an uneasy and strained relationship with their federal landlords. The ranchers’ grievances generally and the incarceration of the Hammonds more specifically became the original basis of the Malheur occupation of federal facilities. Once LaVoy Finicum got involved, however, he very quickly began tapping deep into the wells of an enormous undercurrent of resentment felt by average men and women inside and outside the United States. Whether in Harney County Oregon, or in Damascus Syria, or in Germany, or in Pakistan, there is growing aversion to the US federal authority that is increasingly seen to be acting too often like a ruthless predator preying on the innocent.

No matter whether he was filmed taking down a federal spy camera, or proposing the return Indian artifacts back to their proper Native America owners, or giving various sorts of civic lessons on federalism, LaVoy Finicum was connecting the dots. He was speaking in clear yet penetrating ways about many major issues of the day. He did so with a degree of educated thoughtfulness that transcended the usual stereotypes which ruling groups expertly deploy to keep subject peoples divided and subservient. It was for that reason that federal officials from the US president on down probably decided that this voice of coalition building, reason and resistance would have to be eliminated.

A Martyr Given to Those That Resist

Ms. Dancer spoke about her sense of dismay that the federal government intervened during the prelude to the assassination into the family life of LaVoy and Jeanette Finicum. Presumably under federal instructions, social service agencies removed the Finicums’ foster children from their Arizona ranch. The Finicums have been entrusted over the years to take into their domestic care dozens of wards of the state. Often the Finicums were sent the most difficult cases plucked from group homes, drug rehab clinics and similar gathering points for troubled youths.

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Jeanette Finicum, Mother of a Very Large Extended Family, Celebrating Christmas. Credit: Tony Hall/ AHTribune

As the natural and adopted children will attest, LaVoy’s mentorship and Jeanette’s attentiveness together with the vigorous nature of disciplined life at the Finicum ranch, contributed to the making of a healing home. Many say the Finicum home in the wide-open spaces of the American West became a Godsend for many young people otherwise pushed to society’s margins of neglect and alienation.

A similar intervention by child welfare agents took away the fostered children of Blaine Cooper of the Pacific Patriot Network. Cooper was among the first to put out a call to gather near Burns Oregon to make a citizens’ stand at the headquarters of the Malheur Wildlife Federal Wildlife Reserve.

Like LaVoy Finicum, Cooper has been bold in making accusations against the federal government. In 2013 Cooper was pictured accusing John McCain of lying to the American people while promoting US collaboration in Syria with al-Qaeda, the very group immediately and, as we now know, wrongfully blamed for the 9/11 sabotage from within. Citing 18 U.S. Code at 2381, Cooper accused McCain of treason, of being part of a cabal of domestic enemies of the people of the United States.

Blaine Cooper calls for John McCain to be arrested and tried for treason at town hall meeting

Writing for MintPress, Eric Draitser has included Cooper on a list of possible spies and provocateurs in a federal operation designed to take the wind out of the sails of pure uninfiltrated and genuine anti-federal activists including, presumably, his own posse at StopImperialism.org. While the possibility of purposeful federal provocation by agents has to be taken into account, I think this kind of bad-jacketing of individuals, some of whom do indeed have checkered careers, deserves to be subjected to skepticism similar to that which Draitser dishes out.

The one individual that, it seems to me, most successfully did rise above the fray was LaVoy Finicum. I have made no secret of my my view that he should be seen as a genuine martyr now gifted to a simmering popular uprising against the tyranny exercised by elite abusers of US federal authority.

The Mormon Church on Both Sides of the Firing Squad that Eliminated LaVoy Finicum

To me a very important aspect of this ongoing saga of resistance and lethal repression points to the very important role of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is well know that LDS members are disproportionately well represented in the FBI, in other elite police forces and in the inner sanctums of the national security state. The LDS Church also has many members in the self-styled militias and Patriot groups whose members emphasize gun ownership as an essential attribute of a free and strong sovereign people able to withstand oppression from above by false prophets and governors. Thus it can be be said that the Mormon Church was well represented on both sides of the firing squad that eliminated LaVoy Finicum.

Most of the leadership of the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom are LDS members in good standing. They are Mormons. Like many other evangelical Christian groups, Mormons understand the United States and the US Constitution to have been established through the Grace of God.

Dallin H. Oaks is a senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. More than any other individual, Apostle Oaks’ career indicates how much the Mormon Church can overlaps with the supposedly secular institutions of US governance. Along with the three members of the First Presidency, the Quorum of Twelve constitutes the highest governing authority of the worldwide operation of the LDS Church. Together all Fifteen Apostles of the Mormon Church replicate the Fifteen Apostles of Jesus.

Apostle Oaks was president of the Mormons’ Brigham Young University in Utah. He has been Professor of Law at University of Chicago and a Justice on the Utah Supreme Court. One of the major influences on Apostle Oaks has been the legendary LDS legal scholar, Ezra Taft Benson. The holder of the LDS Presidency from 1985 to 1994 and US Secretary of Agriculture under US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Apostle Benson is the author of The Constitution: A Heavenly Banner.  Benson’s volume was written to recognize the 200th anniversary of the US Constitution. This compact volume has quite clearly been a major primary source of the constitutional interpretation emanating from the Bundys, from Shawna Cox and from Lavoy Finicum among others.

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The Mormons’ ecclesiastical interpretation of the US Constitution favors the imperatives of the US states over federal powers. The usurping of the powers of the states and the rights of citizens is characterized by the Mormon jurists in the tradition of Apostle Benson as a crime aided and abetted by the unconstitutional interventions of the US Supreme Court. Apostle Benson wrote in 1986:

“In recent years we have allowed Congress to fund numerous federal agencies. While these agencies may provide some needed services and protection of rights, they also encroach significantly on our constitutional rights. The number of agencies seems to grow continually to regulate and control the lives of millions of citizens.

What many fail to realize is that most of these federal agencies are unconstitutional. Why are they unconstitutional? They are unconstitutional because they concentrate the functions of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches under one head. They have, in other words, power to make rulings, enforce rulings, and adjudicate penalties when rulings are violated. They are unconstitutional because they represent an assumption of power not delegated to the executive branch by the people. They are unconstitutional because the people have no power to recall administrative agency personnel by their vote.”

What is the current position on these matters of Apostle Dallin H. Oaks, now the leading jurist in the highest echelons of the rich and influential Mormon Church? What might be the behind-the-scene roles of the Mormon Church establishment in this saga to date?

To me much hinges on how the LDS power structure decides to mark the life and death, at federal hands, of LaVoy Finicum. From all that I have been able to find out so far, this martyred soldier for justice really does epitomize some sort of marriage between the best of Mormon ethical principles and the truest sense of US patriotism. As many are seeing it, LaVoy Finicum gave his life defending the USA from its worst and most vicious enemies from within.

For all intents and purposes the federal government of the United States essentially crucified the targeted man. The federal police force did so in a gruesome public spectacle with the potential to wedge public sentiment in much the same fashion that imperial Rome’s decision to assassinate Jesus put a wedge among Jews from which a new Abrahamic religion would arise.

What Will Be LaVoy Finicum’s Memorial?

I asked Ashley Dancer, the receptionist I met earlier tonight here at the John Day Best Western, if she knew anything about the state of the shrine being built up by citizens to commemorate the life and death of LaVoy Finicum. I saw on the Internet the beginnings of this shrine taking form on the FBI ambush site on Highway 395 where the targeted man was assassinated.

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Ms. Dancer indicated the shrine had been removed by unknown parties but that it was rising once again from the spontaneous actions of those who regularly come to honor the downed man. Tomorrow when I make my pilgrimage south towards Burns on Highway 395, I’ll certainly be on the lookout for the place where the shots were fired in what future historians might come to see as the beginning of a New American Revolution.
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References
http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/01/post_2.html
http://www.mintpressnews.com/212606-2/212606/
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/01/04/3735830/bundy-mormonism/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/27/the-political-assassination-of-lavoy-finicum/ambushed by the FBI on Highway
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/upshot/why-the-government-owns-so-much-land-in-the-west.html?_r=0
https://www.rt.com/usa/329381-militiaman-loses-foster-kids/

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Burns Oregon–Live from refuge–FBI seige happening now!

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FROM ERIN GUREL ON FACEBOOK:

Guys please do your part as Americans and call the Portland, Oregon FBI office and the local county sheriff office and try to get the government to stand down. 5,000 people are listening now. I just called the Portland, Oregon FBI office and asked the operator to let the concerns of the American people be know to the FBI operatives on scene at the refuge right now. We can influence what happens there tonight. Get your phone and call the FBI office in Portland, Oregon right now. Don’t make threats, just express your concerns and be polite. The lady on the phone was very polite and said she would relay our message to the FBI operatives at the refuge. This is our duty as Americans guys, we need to prevent any further bloodshed after the cold-blooded murder of LaVoy Finicum. I will provide all the numbers below.
Number for the Portland, Oregon FBI Office: (503) 224 – 4181 (Press 0 to speak to an operative once the automated system starts giving you the options such as Press 1, 2, 3 for…etc)
Number for the Harney County local sheriff’s department: (541) 573 – 6156
THE LINES ARE SWAMPED, BOTH AT THE FBI OFFICE AND SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. CALL IN PATRIOTS. WE CAN STOP THE BLOODSHED TONIGHT.
Links to other parts to the crisis on YouTube.
Watch “Burns Oregon—Live from refuge–FBI siege happening now! part 1” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/8Y70PlpRnas
Watch “Burns Oregon– Live from refuge–FBI seige happening now! part 2” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/YTNFHA9Brxk
Watch “Burns Oregon–Live from refuge–FBI seige happening now! part 3” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/5aOR7KIZ8iI
Watch “Burns Oregon–Live from refuge–FBI seige happening now! part 4” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/vi-0-a4dcn4
Watch “Burns Oregon–Live from the refuge–FBI seige happening now! part 5” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/2yWWq1kvBJI
Watch “Burns Oregon–Live from refuge–FBI seige happening now! part 6” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/L-Mwmy_SM7g
Watch “Burns Oregon–Live from refuge–FBI seige happening now! part 7” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/N2N__ukntk0
Watch “Burns Oregon–Live from refuge–FBI seige happening now! part 8” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/AIjOqkE-czw
Watch “Burns Oregon–Live from refuge–FBI siege happening now! part 9” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/B9l8n_lbEZE
Watch “Burns Oregon–Live from refuge–FBI siege happening now! part 10” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/SXhMESKyOII

Burns Oregon–Live from refuge–FBI seige happening now! part 4
Please visit Gavin Seim’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLK-K8xXz_zgUZxO2bK5miQ
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Joshua Lai
Joshua Lai Listening to it right now

Erin Gürel
Erin Gürel Didn’t think things would escalate like this all of a sudden.

Dawn Maria Schute
Dawn Maria Schute I live in Portland, OR!!

John Bennett
John Bennett I don’t live in the United States, what happened?

Erin Gürel
Erin Gürel Please make sure to call in!

Erin Gürel
Erin Gürel Basically the whole refuge is surrounded by FBI vehicles and armed men and the people at the compound are either saying leave (to the FBI) or kill us all.

John Bennett
John Bennett HABBENING

Pedro Ruiz Damn! The FBI has sure gone nuts. What is wrong with those people!

Erin Gürel
Erin Gürel This is what happens when the tribe controls America! They made the people become enemies of one another!
Erich Köhler
Erich Köhler Woah shit, get me up to speed what’s going down?

Erin Gürel
Erin Gürel Basically the whole refuge is surrounded by FBI vehicles and armed men and the people at the compound are either saying leave (to the FBI) or kill us all.

Erich Köhler
Erich Köhler Verdammt. Alright, I’ll get in it, and a friend of mine.

Erin Gürel
Erin Gürel Part 9 is up now guys.

Watch “Burns Oregon–Live from refuge–FBI siege happening now! part 9” on YouTube…See More

Burns Oregon–Live from refuge–FBI siege happening now! part 9
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Erin Gürel
Erin Gürel Hans Pietsch

Erich Köhler
Erich Köhler Just look up The Watchmans News, it’s all one livestream!

Erin Gürel
Erin Gürel Thanks man! I found it on another channel! I’ll tag you.

Hans Pietsch
Hans Pietsch I cant watch, no data sadly

Erin Gürel
Erin Gürel Connie Cruickshank

Luke Edward Mitchell
Luke Edward Mitchell What’s happening man ?

Cliven D. Bundy gives Notice to Harney County Sheriff

Notice To Harney County Sheriff from Cliven D. Bundy

The USA is beginning to feel the effects of the Zionist control of its government. The incident described below reminds one of the type of behaviour one would expect to see in Gaza or the West Bank in Palestine, not America.

The following screen shot is taken from the website shown here: https://westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/screen-shot-2016-01-28-at-3-38-39-pm.png

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A grieving family responds to the US government’s assassination of a “Patriotic Martyr,” an American hero ruthlessly stolen from them by American Herald Tribune staff

http://ahtribune.com/us/441-lavoy-finicum-family.html

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JANUARY 30, 2016
BY AHT STAFF

“We are deeply troubled and saddened that our governments have come to place so little value on life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness.”

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LaVoy Finicum, just days before days, in his family’s words, he was “gunned down by his own government without due process.”

STATEMENT FROM THE LAVOY FINICUM FAMILY 1-29-2016.

We know that there are always at least two sides to every story. We also know and recognize that the FBI and law enforcement agencies involved will do everything in their power to make it appear as if the needless death of our husband, father, grandfather, brother and son, LaVoy Finicum, was justified.

Like almost everyone else, we were not there, so we don’t know exactly what happened. Like most others, we have no choice but to rely on other sources of information. One of those sources of information is the account of Victoria Sharp. Another piece of information is the video recently released by the FBI, along with the FBI’s chosen narrative of what happened. In response to this information, we would like to make a few observations.

The first observation is that from what we understand, the occupation was on track toward a peaceful resolution. LaVoy and those he was with were en route to a public meeting in an adjoining county when they were stopped in something far different than a “routine traffic stop,” as has been portrayed by the media. Unfortunately, the powers that be were not interested in being patient enough for the occupation to come to a peaceful end. Some had called for LaVoy and those he was with to simply be gunned down, just as he was, with no due process. Oregon Governor, Kate Brown, was putting pressure on the FBI to end it sooner rather than later. The Harney County Sheriff’s Department working in conjunction with the FBI tried to do everything they could to emphasize how disruptive the occupation was to the local community, when in reality it appears to have been their own reaction that was causing most of the disruption. And it was the FBI that chose to escalate the situation to force a confrontation, and violent ending.

With respect to the actual facts and circumstances surrounding LaVoy’s death, the video really speaks for itself. People will interpret it according to their own views. As the FBI’s own narrative stated, LaVoy was not wielding a firearm or any other weapon when he was killed. His hands were obviously in the air. Knowing LaVoy, it is our view that he was moving away from the vehicle in an attempt to draw any hostility or violence away from the others.

LaVoyFinicumFamilyUnfortunately, we don’t know what he was saying, and what was being said to him. He appears to have been gesturing, or trying to keep his balance while moving in the deep snow.

Although he may have been animated, he does not appear to have been threatening or posing any real threat or danger to anyone. The FBI claims that LaVoy had a loaded firearm in an inside pocket of his coat. After rereviewing the extended video, at this point we are not accepting at face value the FBI’s statement that LaVoy was actually armed. But even if he was, as far as we can see, that firearm posed no more danger to anyone than it would have if he had stayed in the vehicle, with his hands on the steering wheel. Contrary to what has been stated by some sources, LaVoy was not “charging” anyone. He appears to have been shot in the back, with his hands in the air.

It is our understanding that according to applicable law, the use of deadly force is justified only if there is a genuine threat of death or serious bodily injury. It is our understanding and position that deadly force should only be used as a last resort. In LaVoy’s case it appears that they were determined to go straight to the last resort. It is our understanding that the U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of appeals have ruled as follows:

“The reasonableness of [officers’] actions depends both on whether the officers were in danger at the precise moment that they used force and on whether [the officers’] own reckless or deliberate conduct during the seizure unreasonably created the need to use such force.”

“[W]here an officer intentionally or recklessly provokes a violent confrontation . . . he may be held liable for his otherwise defensive use of deadly force.” Although officers may claim self-defense, they may still be liable for using excessive force if their reckless and unconstitutional actions create the need to use excessive force.

It is our understanding that in addition to shooting LaVoy multiple times, after he was left lying harmlessly on the ground the officers also fired upon his truck and the passengers in it, putting them all at risk, despite the fact that they were posing no threat to anyone. The video clearly shows one of the windows being blown out. It has been gutwrenching for our family to view the video of LaVoy being shot, and then left to lie in the snow while a whole army of so-called “public servants” terrorized the others.

We can only hope their families never have to watch such a thing. We will be interested to inspect the vehicle. We will also be interested to see the autopsy report. At this point we will await the outcome of any investigation, but based on the information currently available to us, we do not believe that LaVoy’s shooting death was justified. We likewise can’t see any justification for the force and risk of serious injury or death that was exerted against the others in the truck, who posed no threat.

We know that under such circumstances law enforcement typically makes every attempt to cast such shooting victims in the worst possible light. In that regard, we also want to observe and emphasize that LaVoy had a squeaky clean record, and had never had so much as a speeding ticket. In addition to raising his own eleven children, he had also been entrusted with the care of at least 50 foster children over the course of approximately 10 years.

On January 7, 2016, LaVoy issued an official statement from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. Among other things, the statement said:

We want to clarify that we share any and all concerns about safety for everyone involved, including ourselves, our families, the public, and law enforcement officers. All lives are important to us. Ultimately, we want everyone involved to be able to return safely to their homes and families.We are deeply troubled and saddened that our governments do not share the same concern for human life. We are deeply troubled that our governments would view whatever was happening at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge to be worth spilling blood over. We are deeply troubled and saddened that our governments have come to place so little value on life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness.

We love LaVoy as our husband, father, grandfather, brother and son. He was a hero to us. We believe he died as a patriotic martyr. Regardless of any and all differing opinions, we know that he died standing for a cause HE believed in. LaVoy’s funeral will be held in Kanab, Utah on Friday, February 5, 2016.

We take comfort in our faith and our belief that LaVoy is now in a better place. May our dear Lord bless and receive him into that realm. We sincerely appreciate all the thoughts and prayers that have been sent our way. We pray for those who chose to take LaVoy’s life. We desire justice and genuine accountability for what happened, but we pray for them. And finally, we thank God for this country and what it is supposed to stand for. We pray for this country, and that God will please bless, help and forgive us all.

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