posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 06:46 AM
reply to post by DJW001
Well I guess that justifies paramilitary action against him and his home then right?
I'm not arguing that he is legally wrong here.
I am saying to you, right now, that as a soldier-what I see going on here scares the crap out of me. It should NOT be happening like this and has the
potential for bloodshed on both sides.
It is on these grounds alone that I stand with this group of protesters. This is an overreach and an ABUSE of power by the Federal government in terms
of its response to this. If they had shown up with the sheriff and said.."We're here to start rounding up cattle oh and here's a big ass fine for
the trouble" I would have been fine, because THAT would have been an appropriate response to this.
Snipers on overwatch is NOT. Putting up a ROZ is NOT. Roughing up protesters right or wrong is NOT.
Like I said, it even got to Gov. Brian Sandoval who views this whole fiasco as intimidation by the Federal government.
Right or wrong on the issue the rancher is NOT a hardened criminal. He is NOT a terrorist. He is a rancher whose family has been using that land for
generations. While he may have lost the court battle and is now legally in the wrong, to say his particular protest is illegitimate, and that the
BLM's response is, is absolutely and astoundingly obtuse.