Feds to Stand Down from Bundy Ranch in Nevada
By Top Right News on April 12, 2014 in BREAKING, Liberty
by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
The Bureau of Land Management has announced it would not enforce a court order to remove Cliven Bundy’s cattle and was pulling out of the area., defusing the nearly week-long siege on the Nevada ranch.
The BLM made the announcement Saturday morning, a week after rangers started gathering the animals from land near Gold Butte.
The agency says it is “concerned about the safety of its employees and the public”. Earlier this week, BLM officers with attack dogs and supporters of the Bundy family were involved in a nasty confrontation. Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, was tased twice by federal agents. A pregnant woman was also thrown to the ground by an officer.
This stand down order is happening with curious rapidity after a website exposed the possible inside dealing between Nevada Senator and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, his son Rory, and a Chinese company in order to make a $5 billion deal for a massive solar farm on a portion of the Bundy Ranch.
Neither Reid’s office nor the BLM have responded to Top Right News for these charges at press time.
As tension increased, thousands of militia members from as far away as New Hampshire had descended on the Ranch to support the Bundy family and prevent another Ruby Ridge or Waco from occurring on their watch.
The situation became quite dramatic Friday night, as authorities disabled cellular towers near the siege, and the FAA ordered a no-fly zone over the area — presumably to prevent local news helicopters from getting close.
But this morning the sheer numbers of outside allies to the Bundys and the massive exposure of the situation and the Reid-China connection seems to have forced the BLMs hand.
Top Right News. has learned that the deal to end the gather was brokered by Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
According to sources, the BLM wants to proceed with the sale of the cattle already gathered during the roundup but is reportedly willing to share the revenue from the sale with Bundy. Sheriff Gillespie has been negotiating with Bundy behind the scenes for months reached a tentative agreement Friday night, though Bundy insisted the sheriff come to his ranch to finalize the arrangement face-to-face.
The two men meet Saturday to discuss the agreement prior to a public announcement.
In its statement, the BLM said its actions this past week were progress in enforcing two court orders to remove the trespassing cattle from public land.
The agency director also asked that everyone involved in the dispute remain peaceful and law-abiding.