This is a thread to discuss the government response to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. I put it in Weaponry because I think we can consider for
the purpose of discussion the government as a weapon that was used to deal with the refuge occupation. How was that weapon arrayed then? What forces
were brought to bear, and when, and why exactly? I'm personally very curious about the minutae concerning this happening that comprised the
government's response to this event.
This is a thread in the Weaponry forum to allow that discussion to take place. I'm sure there are plenty of insiders and experts that will be willing
to share some insight into what flags dropped and when, what wheels started spinning and how, etc. Don't get yourselves in too much trouble now, if
you're doing sensitive work that would prevent you from speaking about this issue. There are specific rules that I'm sure you know much better than I
do that will prevent you by law from saying certain things. Much of the process is not so protected though, I think, so as to make this a boring
topic to discuss. Please then, do tell, insiders and close observers.
Arguments about whether Finicum was murdered or not, the constitutional legal issues, whether the Bundys were right or not, etc., are not welcome
here. If you must broach these in discussion, perhaps try to frame it as an either or or something like that. For instance: 'If they meant to take
Finicum out they would have done this, if they meant to apprehend him they would have done this.' Only as a hypothetical please, and only in the
context of providing context for how the aparratus was responding to the situation. You know what I mean.
I'm asking for heavy moderation on this one. Off topic argument should not be tolerated, in my opinion. Please help me out on this one, mods. This
thread is to study, learn about, and share information and wisdom on the nature of the government's response to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Let's try and keep it to that please.
I don't know where to start really in terms of good research on the topic. I'll dig up some links as we go along, though. I will refrain from
posting an opening link then as anything I submitted right now would be ignorant, essentially.
Also please note that I will shortly create a thread about the psy-op that was the Occupation in the Military Projects forum, so that sort of
discussion(The government's psychological approach to the occupation and related psy-op strategy) would fit better there.
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TheBadCabbie because: to add the last paragraph
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