Nevada Standoff: Government Lies… It’s Not About Turtles… It’s 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 turtles.

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 turtles in the eyes of the 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 turtles. 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(1) 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 turtles, 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 turtles (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 turtles than large commercial fracking companies. The truth is that Cliven Bundy is probably fighting to save those turtles 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 were 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 surely arrived last night and more will come today.

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I don’t think many people on either side really believe this is about turtles.

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21 Responses to Nevada Standoff: Government Lies… It’s Not About Turtles… It’s About Fracking

  1. BigMamaTEA says:

    Whether it has anything to do with this situation or not, BLM also has plans for “solar farms” all over six states, of course including Nevada. I was told yesterday that at the start there were 50 something cattle ranches, now the Bundys are the last one.

  2. oldmanrick says:

    How much money will Harry Reid net from this debacle?

  3. lady south says:

    Great post, jere!
    I will not comply!

  4. Kevin says:

    I know this looks bad, but these aren’t military. Don’t throw them under the bus. These are federal agents and are totally different from the military who would never participate in something like this.

  5. lady south says:

    If one hair on mr. Bundy’s head is harmed….the gates of hell should open on the feds!
    This is not right under any circustances!
    Our country, rich people, has surely lost their way and was not set up to operate like this!
    We fought over a tax on tea…so wonder what the american patriots will do over this???
    Something has got to give in this country, with all it’s corruption.
    nothingi good will come from this.
    it may be the”spark” that sets off the next revolution.

  6. rbodell says:

    why don’t you tuff little sissies go get your guns and point them at the police and see what happens

  7. Kay Smith says:

    The reason they came with such heavy artillery was to make sure the Bundy’s or anyone else didn’t interfere with them taking all the water pipes and leaving the area with no water. Here’s the link to the video watch for yourself.

  8. Martha Barfield says:

    T.he Feds. need to get the heck off the land and let the cattle eat, never saw a cow eating a turtle so what is the problem If the land belongs to the state, why can’t “the people” use it for feeding? I don’t get it. I don’t believe in bucking the fed. govt. but I believe in equality for all people too. When we have extricated the farmers, cattlemen and truck drivers we aren’t gonna make it. Think!!!

    • lady south says:

      I agree, martha!
      We the real american patriots better ban together or it could be you/ me next!
      New world order coming into fruition in frknt of our american faces!
      We must stop this now!

  9. Perry Smith says:

    It seems the cattle, turtles and frackers could get along without BLM.

  10. Jere says:

    There is a very important take-away from this situation, and it is likely to be overlooked — and that is that Bundy simply refused to comply. And that refusal, steadfastly maintained, precipitated an overwhelming response by the tyranny.

    In other words: (a) THIS is how you fight them, and (b) THIS is what they fear. Their entire power structure depends upon compliance. If enough people steadfastly refuse to comply with a tyranny, it must fall.

    Bundy may end up paying with his life before this is over; non-compliance is not risk-free. But that’s the price of freedom.

    Learn from his example.

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