Courtesy of Crooks and Liars:
The Bundy Boys are now just picking a fight they’re not going to win in the long run, but don’t tell them yet.
Today’s little show was named “Knock Down The Fences,” orchestrated by Ammon Bundy.
“This will help them out, being able to run their ranch like they have in the past,” Bundy bragged as he knocked down the fence.
Bundy also claimed his band of destructive militants had the family’s permission from the to destroy the fence. “They actually showed us where they wanted it,” Bundy said.
Except that fence is on Federal land, not Hammond land.
According to Oregon Live, they used an excavator to remove the fence that bore the logo of the Fish and Wildlife Service, while bragging about how they were liberating the land for the cows to graze.
So when are the authorities going to do something about it?
And then there is this…
Residents of Harney County are reporting an increase in intimidating interactions with self identified militia members and other nonresidents, Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward said in a statement released Monday night.
Ward said his department is receiving “continual reports” of law enforcement officers and community members being followed home; of people sitting in cars outside their homes, observing their and their family members’ movements; and of people following them and their families as they move around the community.
“While not direct physical threats, these activities are clearly designed to try to intimidate,” Ward said in his statement.
Ward said he’s been told by officials at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that their employees have encountered similar incidents. The department manages the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where an armed militia has occupied buildings since Jan. 2.
In addition, self-identified militia members “have attempted to engage (Fish and Wildlife) employees and their family members in debates about their status as federal employees,” Ward said in his statement. “Many of these confrontations are taking place as their employees are grocery shopping, running errands with their families and trying to lead their day-to-day lives.”