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The Crimes, Corruption, and Cold-Blooded Murders of the Clintons

With Hillary Clinton running for president in a bid to be the first woman in that post, I thought it might be a good idea to take a hard look at not only her corrupt history but also that of her criminally-deviant husband, Bill. After all, given the obvious shortcomings of Barrack Obama as president, there’s no reason why Americans should vote on nothing more than a novelty any more than they should on how verbally charismatic they are…something that both Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama know a thing or two about. It should come as no great surprise that Hillary Clinton, despite her power-hungry obsession for landing in the White House, has a difficult time relating to voters in any real humane way. These kinds of political euphemisms used by the mainstream press that most assuredly are behind establishment hacks like Hillary and Jeb Bush ought to be seen in their proper context. In other words, if she seems cold and calculating, it’s because she is…polished image notwithstanding. And, if she appears to flip flop on her issues and various stances out of political expediancy, it’s because she is a vicious political animal, through and through, and where she stands today on an issue might not be where she stands tomorrow (at least not outwardly) given the nature of the beast or as I like to call her, “The Whore of Babylon”.

Hillary at Benghazi Hearings

In what is surely the major scandal under her watch as Secretary of State, she showed a bit of her true colors before the congressional inquiry about Benghazi when she was asked about why congress and the public were purposefully misled about why terrorists attacked the US consulate in Libya by replying- “What difference does it make?” It was no doubt this kind of openly callous regard for American deaths, due to the lax security at an embassy which is ultimately the Secretary of State’s responsibility of course, that got her removed from her job in the Obama cabinet as a clear liability. I’ll probably revisit Benghazi at some point in the future, given that there’s a lot more to the story and cover-up than what we’ve been told in the major media. And, despite what Hillary would have you believe about Benghazi being nothing more than a political witchhunt, she still hasn’t been made to account for her criminal negligence and subsequent obfuscation along with elements within the CIA that knew what was going on prior to Benghazi and why. Perhaps, her unsecured emails that were recently leaked might shed greater light on just what she knew and when she knew it along with how she planned to spin the damage control from the fall out of Benghazi to salvage her bid for the White House in 2016. Suffice to say, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if she’s a lot more guilty than we’ve been led to believe in the deaths of embassy personnel that day.

Hillary’s husband, Bill Clinton, as most of us remember was such a slick and lecharious pathological liar…he damn near turned it into an artform, especially during the Monica Lewinski scandal. Of course, Monica was just one of dozens of women, who had alleged Bill had groped, fondled, molested, and even raped over the course of his long political career going back to his days in Arkansas. Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, and the list goes on and on. Lying about women he’s had sex with is one thing, you might be saying (who doesn’t do that?), but what if I were to tell you that Bill Clinton’s history of lying, criminality, and corruption have imperiled this nation’s security at the highest levels and was done out of greed for campaign money and favoritism for saving him and his closest friends from further embarassing scandals? Such was the case with a number of close personal friends of the Clintons (some of whom go all the way back to when he was an up and comer in Arkansas), who were also aligned with the totalitarian government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and related members within Chinese criminal syndicates like the Triads. The following is a laundry list of those individuals, their contributions to the Clintons, and their connection to the PRC, PLA, and Triads.

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The Lippo Group and Chinese Espionage in the Clinton White House

According to the book, Year of the Rat: How Bill Clinton Compromised U.S. Security for Chinese Cash, the man who contributed the most money to Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign was James Riady, who gave him $450,000 that year. And just who is James Riady? He is the second son of three in a huge business empire, the root of which is the Lippo Group and its patriarch Dr. Mochtar Riady. As authors Edward Timperlake and William C. Triplett II of the aforementioned book write, “The Riadys began in banking, branched into securities, and later into land development. In Indonesia, the company has its fingers in many pies, making textiles and electronics, mining coal, selling insurance, and building shopping centers, housing developments, and hospitals. Though precise figures are difficult to determine due to complex relations among Riady-associated companies, the Lippo Group as a whole has been quite successful, and the Riadys are extremely wealthy.”

Year of the Rat

Bill Clinton became friends with James Riady through Jackson Stevens back in the late 1970s, when the later two became co-owners of the largest bank in Arkansas, Worthen. This bank was subsequently shut down by federal regulators due to massive corruption involving self-serving sweetheart loans and embezzlement of funds totaling some $7 million dollars to phony accounts set up by Riady in Hong Kong. However, that didn’t stop James Riady from using Worthen to issue the Clinton campaign $3.5 million worth of letters of credit along with another $600,000 that made its way into DNC coffers and state parties where the election was considered a toss-up. It’s undeniable, therefore, that Riady made a difference in the 1992 campaign that he would help repeat in 1996. And, he was rewarded by Bill Clinton by having practically unfettered access not only to the Clintons themselves but was able to put his right-hand man, John Huang, in a highly coveted spot in the Commerce Department, where he could pass along very valuable classified trade, policy, and technological information to his business partner in Jakarta, Indonesia and political partner in Beijing, China. Just how close was James Riady and by association John Huang to the heirarchy of the PRC and Chinese intelligence? According to the CIA during a Senate investigating committee:

“The Committee has learned from recently-acquired information that James and Mochtar Riady have had a long-term relationship with a Chinese intelligence agency. The relationship is based on mutual benefit, with the Riadys receiving assistance in finding business opportunities in exchange for large sums of money and other help. Although the relationship appears based on business interests, the Committee understands that the Chinese intelligence agency seeks to locate and develop relationships with information collectors, particularly with close association to the U.S. government.”

James Riady and his “man in the American government” John Huang weren’t the only people connected to the PRC that gave money to the DNC and the Clintons either directly or through their charity front groups. Take Ng Lapseng, who operates a casino-hotel in Macau called Fortuna. The upscale hotel doubles a brothel with Triad-controlled VIP rooms, where drugs and prostitution are common Triad rackets. And yet, this same Ng that is associated with Chinese government officials through his mainland business enterprises including PRC arms dealer, Wang Jun, of the the Poly Group, he also wired $1.1-$1.5 million to accounts controlled by Charlie Trie, who subsequently laundered at least $645,000 through the DNC as illegal campaign contributions.

Ng Lapseng

Does this sound like something that ought to have raised some serious red flags given what we know about the heavy infiltration and espionage of Chinese intelligence operatives in this country? Given how many military installations and high-tech corporations working under government contracts have already been compromised by Chinese spies and students working their way through academia into fields and firms coveted by the PRC, you would think that a president would be more cautious about who is allowed into the inner circle of the White House and cabinet, but that wouldn’t be the case at all under Bill Clinton and no doubt wouldn’t be the case under Hillary Clinton as well.

The Clinton Death Count including the “Murder” of Vince Foster

The connections and unprecedented access that Bill Clinton gave to Chinese operatives, opportunists, and gangsters is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his criminality, however. And, although insiders and investigators like Terry Reed, Larry Nichols, and Rodney Stich have known about Clinton’s crimes, involving turning a blind eye to CIA narcotics trafficking through the Mena, Arkansas airport, many of his former associates, political enemies, and victims of sexual abuse threatening to derail his career have ended up dead under “not so mysterious circumstances” when you really understand who would benefit from their “apparent suicide” or “freak accident”. The list of deaths have come to be known online as the “Clinton Death Count”, and it is indeed pretty telling just who is on it, their relationship with Bill Clinton, and why they died. Ron Brown, for instance, was Clinton’s Secretary of Commerce, where you may remember the aforementioned John Huong was passing along CIA briefings, US Commerce trade information, and classified diplomatic cables to his business friends at Lippo and his Chinese intelligence friends in the PLA. He was killed when his plane mysteriously crashed in what investigators see as clear engine tampering. The most infamous strange death on the Clinton death list is of course White House Lead Council, Vincent Foster. It is very instructive to consider that Vince Foster was the highest ranking government official to be shot in office since JFK, and yet everything about the investigation into his death reveals that it was a gross coverup of a murder and not a mere suicide. Just consider for a moment some the irregularities in the Foster death ennumerated by the tenacious investigator, Rodney Stich, in his excellent book Defrauding America:

  • There was virtually no blood at the scene, which was highly improbable with a gunshot wound into the mouth.
  • Blonde female hair was found on his clothes. No attempt was made to investigate this matter.
  • Semen was found on his underwear, indicating sexual activity on the day of his death. There was no attempt to find out why. Was he lured into a sexual encounter and then killed?
  • No fingerprints were found on the gun.
  • The gun was found in Foster’s right hand. He was left-handed.
  • He allegedly walked on 600 feet of dirt and through knee-high shrubbery without any evidence of dirt or shrubbery on the soles of his shoes or clothes.
  • Three handwriting specialists held during a news conference that the Foster suicide note was a forgery.
  • Eyewitnesses, such as the person who found Foster’s body, were not called to testify.
  • Critical pictures of the death scene disappeared.
  • Refusal to allow the FBI to investigate Foster’s death, leaving the investigation of the highest federal official to be killed since the JFK assassination in the hands of Park Police who had virtually no experience in the area.

Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster

Were Vince Foster’s death really just a suicide, as it is claimed, why would the Clintons’ do everything they could to prevent a real investigation from taking place and engage in a concerted coverup after the fact? Shortly after Foster’s death, Hillary Clinton ordered her aide to completely clean out Foster’s office in the White House, and boxes of evidence that could have provided real clues as to what he was doing just prior to his death were eliminated from further scrutiny. Given that Vince Foster was a long-time friend of the Clinton’s going back to Hillary’s Rose Law Firm days where it is rumored that they were having an affair, I would argue that she has some serious questions to answer in regards to the Foster death and would be in the best position to know just why he was killed…and crazy as it sounds (given the blonde hair found on his clothes and semen in his underwear) might very well have just killed him herself. She’s certainly the prime suspect in my book. Whether she killed Vince Foster or not, by engaging in a clear coverup…she’s (at minimum) an accomplice to his murder along with Bill Clinton, who aided and abetted the whole thing. As Defrauding America makes evident:

  • Many of Foster’s files were shredded by the Rose Law Firm.
  • A subpoena was arranged to keep Foster files from investigators.
  • The U.S. Park Police refused to release the autopsy report, and then quickly ruled the death a suicide.
  • No grand jury was convened to investigate the evidence.
  • None of the people contacted by the Park Police were put under oath.
  • FBI Director William Sessions was fired by Clinton the day after Foster’s death, leaving the FBI without a leader and hampering a proper investigation.
  • None of the neighbors at the death scene were interviewed.
  • Fiske investigators pressured the person who first found the body to change his statements about the crime scene.
  • Government refusal to release the medical examiner’s report.

Strange Death of Vince Foster

Let’s not forget that Bill and Hillary Clinton’s rise through the ranks of political obscurity to the nation’s highest office was marked throughout by crooked business deals like Whitewater, money laundering schemes run through entities like the Arkansas Development Finance Agency (ADFA), and known criminal associations with drug smugglers and arms dealers that used facilities in and around the airport in Mena such as his relationship with poultry mogul Don Tyson. So, while Clinton likes to claim that he was completely unaware of the tons of cocaine flying into Mena, AR under his watch as governor of the state under CIA cover and proprietaries around the same time when Iran/Contra scandal broke- his very buddy and financial supporter, Don Tyson, was using his fleet of trucks to traffic cocaine, heroin, and methanphetamine all through the Southwestern United States. Based on confidential statements made by informants in affadavits given to the Washington County Criminal Investigation Division:

“Don Tyson…is involved in drug traffic and stolen property…Tyson has been operating a Crystal Methamphetamine lab that was located at the Swepco Generator Plant…Most of the product of this drug lab are being passed on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. TYSON brings in his supplies for his lab in his trucks that haul frozen chickens. An associate of TYSON was now ex-sheriff HERB MARSHALL…was to have been furnishing confiscated weapons to TYSON for sale…Also involved with the stolen guns is Joe Starr,…operator of Springdale Farms. Starr also is involved in purchasing cocaine and marijuana and hires the runners to distribute it. STARR and TYSON work together in the narcotics and stolen gun dealings.

CLINT SPENCER…operator of the Spencer Bonding Agency in Fayetteville is said to work for TYSON as a hit man. Drug dealers that owe Tyson money were tracked down by Spencer and said to have been found missing and not to be heard of again.” (Defrauding America, pg. 652)

Defrauding America

How Bill and Hillary Clinton Directly Benefitted from the Oklahoma City Bombing

The investigation into the Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City back in 1995 was, in my view, a complete sham after the FBI steered the entire blame towards Timothy McVeigh and his accomplice Terry Nichols, described as a couple of militant anti-government angry white guys affiliated with Neo-Nazi militias. However, before the mainstream media fell into their usual role as monotonous mouthpieces for federal government propaganda to demonize right-wing militias and “patriots” fed up with clear cut cases of FBI and BATF abuse of American citizens such as the Ruby Ridge standoff and the Waco seige, local media were reporting on several bombs that were being found inside the Murrah building that day that were being defused by the bomb squad and were described as being “even bigger than the bomb that went off”. In addition to law enforcement personnel finding bombs inside the building (that would suggest there was clearly a lot more to the story than a lone nut with an ANFO fertilizer bomb in a Rider Truck that blew away half the building), explosive experts like General Ben Partin also did extensive investigations of the structural damage to the building that showed how it was the result of a far more powerful explosive than anything a relatively small ANFO home-made bomb could effect (like C-4) and that it was situated inside the Murrah Building, since the debris field is blown outward.

Murrah Building Bombing

The other very strange anomaly that the media suddenly stopped reporting on that might very well have led them to a much larger conspiracy was the many eyewitness accounts of John Doe #2, who was described as being Middle-Eastern looking in appearance. What few people realize is that after the first Gulf War, George H. W. Bush Sr. actually initiated the resettlement of some 18,000 Iraqi refugees into the US without the normal vetting procedures that usually occur for immigrants (especially ones who clearly might very well have an axe to grind following the Gulf War and/or be inclined to form terrorist cells inside the US to exact revenge as Iraqi agents). This policy of resettlement continued unabated under the Clinton administration even after their was an effort in the US House of Represenatives to put an end to it under a “Sense of the Congress” resolution sponsored by Dan Manzulla of Illinois and Clifford Stearns of Florida. Stearns commented, “We’re rolling out the welcome wagon to prisoners of war, yet our own veterans who fought there are having trouble getting any help.” Indeed, he was quite right when you consider that Iraqis were being given $6,000 a piece as part of the resettlement program at the same time returning veterans suffering immensely and dying from “Gulf War Syndrome” and related illnesses were being completely ignored by the VA. “Okay…assuming this is all true,” you may be saying, “but, what evidence is there that the Clintons benefitted personally from the coverup of the Oklahoma City bombing?”

According to the excellent and definitive book on the subject entitled The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror by David Hoffman, “On April 17, a Special Federal Grand Jury handed down a sealed indictment charging Hillary Clinton with bank fraud- misappropriating or embezzling $47 million from a federally insured S&L, and benefitting from secret offshore accounts payable to Vincent Foster Jr.” It is interesting to note that Vince Foster was indeed racking up a ton of frequent flyer miles criss-crossing the globe on missions, which in light of the indictment makes sense in terms of Hillary Clinton setting up offshore accounts from her embezzlement and money laundering schemes that really began at least as early as her Rose Law Firm days in Arkansas working with Foster as I mentioned previously.

Later that same day, a very curious and suspicious event occurred when, as Hoffman notes, “a military C-21 Lear Jet carrying several high-ranking military officials, including a supervisor to the NSA, crashed near Alexander City, Alabama. The disaster, which occurred on a clear day, appeared more than a simple accident. The highly experienced crew reported ‘fuel management’ problems, a classic sabotage technique. Witnesses Miranda Wyckoff and Jimmy Keel claim they heard multiple exposions while the plane was airborne.” Could this plane have been carrying a key witness or witnesses that could have testified against Hillary Clinton and/or had incriminating evidence against her or Bill? Obviously, we’ll never know for sure given that (like so many others before) anybody that posed a threat to the Clinton’s power and “business as usual” corrupt practices met with a violent and tragic end. David Hoffman observes that it “crashed not far from a Delta Force base in Alabama…” where rumors had it that “elements of the 20th Special Operations Group (SOG) guarded Mena airport during the Iran-Contra drug-running. A Special Federal Grand Jury in Alabama was blocked from investigating the crash.”

Oklahoma City Bombing Victim

Bear in mind that all of this occurred just two days prior to the Oklahoma City bombing that would consume the news for months and shift attention away Bill and Hillary’s complicity in the many crimes and corruption scandals that were threatening to take them down around that time. As David Hoffman very astutely points out:

“The bombing conveniently shifted attention from Clinton’s activities at Whitewater, the ATF and FBI’s murderous actions at Waco, and the Octopus’ drug-running at Mena onto Oklahoma City…Was it just a coincidence that two weeks after the bombing, a group of annonymous, black-hooded, machinegun-toting federal agents began loading files removed from the Murrah Building onto two unmarked trucks? What were in the files that over a dozen heavily-armed agents were so anxious to hide? Were the files records incriminating the Octopus for its drug-running at Mena, or records incriminating the ATF for their actions at Waco? It may be more than a coincidence that the ATF agents who raided Waco wore black uniforms with no identifying badges.”

We do know that despite the ATF having offices in the Murrah Building…no ATF personnel were killed that day, since none were in the building. What did the ATF, as well as the FBI that also were conveniently absent on April 19th, know that the 168 people who died that day didn’t? And, what did Bill and Hillary Clinton know about the destroyed and confiscated files inside the Murrah Building? Regardless of all this, one thing is for sure…the Oklahoma City bombing was credited by Bill Clinton as pretty much saving his presidency from what could have easily turned into scandalous ruin.

As British journalist, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, wrote- “The momentum of Republican ‘revolution’ drained overnight, as people drew back from the anti-government rhetoric of the right, unleashing the startling decline in its fortunes. President Clinton told reporters that he owed his political comeback to that bomb. ‘It broke the spell,’ he said.” If you ask me, it’s Bill Clinton that cast a spell over an American public all too eager to believe in his phony folksy down home Southern charm over all the evidence that pointed to him being a lying, leacherous rapist, who left a mountain of dead bodies in his rise to political acendency. We can only hope that Hillary Clinton isn’t able to cast her evil witch’s spell over the populace in a similar fashion. Lastly, authors Roger Stone and Robert Morrow will be at Brave New Books at 1904 Guadelupe in Austin, TX on November 7th at 7pm for what is sure to be an excellent and enlightening talk about their new book entitled, The Clinton’s War Against Women. If you’re in the Austin area, this is a must attend event!

Clintons War Against Women Book

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Under Siege with the Bundy’s and the BLM: Shades of Waco, Ruby Ridge, and the Fight Against Federal Fascism of the 1990s

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The latest standoff between federal agents of the Bureau of Land and Management (BLM) and Nevada cattle rancher, Cliven Bundy, is coming to a head around the same time that another standoff ended in catastrophe and bloodshed some 21 years ago on April 19th. I’m speaking of course of the splinter group of Seventh Day Adventists, known as the Branch Davidians, whose compound was raided by the ATF and FBI back in 1993 in what would end in fiery tragedy for some 76 members of the church including 23 children. Thanks to the tireless work of many investigators into the Waco tragedy…we now know that the CS gas that was shot into the compound by the Bradley tanks was highly flammable, and this (of and to itself) could have started the massive fire once it was exposed to any kerosine lamps, pilot lights, or candles inside the building.

However, there is also evidence that the FBI actually started the fire by using flash grenades in multiple parts of the compound. While this may appear to be somewhat controversial, based on what we know about the provable corruption, coverups, and criminal acts of the FBI…this should come as no surprise as I’ll clearly show. So, for instance, as the Waco compound was burning to the ground, Branch Davidians were being shot at from the back of the building by what were later determined to be Special Forces snipers, including members of the elite Delta Force. How do we know this? We know that there were shots being fired at the back of the compound as it was going up in flames because of the analysis of the FLEER video, which shows heat signatures of what can only be rifle muzzle flashes.

Waco Compound Burns

Also, it is worth noting that a subsequent investigation by the Texas Rangers on the scene showed bullet holes entering a double door in the back, but this door was seized and promptly “lost” by the FBI. Again, this is not a “conspiracy theory” but is historical fact. One of the lead investigators of the Texas Rangers at Waco was Joaquin Jackson, who later retired in disgust over the whole sordid affair. However, don’t expect the media to tell you what really transpired at Waco. There are tantalizing clues, however, if you know how and where to look.

One such clue that I came across recently was Dick Morris, who told Sean Hannity of FOX that Janet Reno blackmailed Bill Clinton to giving her a 2nd term as Attorney General or else she would “tell the truth¬† about Waco”. What did she know about Waco besides the fact that she and the FBI had a lot of innocent blood on their hands? The only thing that makes any sense is that Bill (and possibly Hillary) Clinton also knew and probably even ordered the compound be torched on the 51st day of the siege. Unfortunately, Morris doesn’t clarify just what Reno knew, and we’re left with a juicy clue and nothing more.

ATF Goon Squad

It’s instructive that we begin with the Clinton presidency, though, since that’s when we saw a great rise in governmental over-reach of federal power against individual citizens, who were targeted merely for being 2nd Amendment advocates, outspoken about federal centralization of power, or just plain “different” enough to draw the attention and ire of the Feds. This took on an almost maniacal and feverish pitch when the Oklahoma City bombing occurred in 1995 and was quickly blamed on so-called disenfranchised anti-governmental militia types as Timothy McVeigh was claimed to have been.

However, anyone that has studied the Oklahoma City bombing with any real depth can see that the building’s debris was blown out from the inside rather than from the outside inward with a Rider truck filled with a 1,200 lb. fertilizer bomb. There are several affidavits that attest to there being at least two other bombs “inside” the the building that day, including one by Tiffany Bible who swore that she spoke with an ATF agent that told her the Murrah building was destroyed because of retaliation for the Waco debacle. Many of the records of the Waco investigation were being housed in the Murrah building when the lead investigator moved them to Oklahoma City. However, none of the ATF personnel were in the building at the time, which strikes me as very oddly convenient. Meanwhile, the initial reports coming out of the local media describe two unexploded bombs being taken out from inside the building. So, there’s a lot more to the story than what we’ve been told, and I encourage you all to go watch the excellent documentary film “A Noble Lie” should you want to learn just what that other stuff is.

Suffice to say, McVeigh (who asked directions on how to get to the building beforehand) was clearly nothing more than a FBI/ATF stooge patsy that took the fall in order to demonize the “patriot movement” and other champions of the constitution as well as states’ rights over federal power. So, he was blamed for the thing, and Bill Clinton was able to pass the “Anti-Terrorist Act” in 1996.

Another gut-wrenching story of one man’s courageous fight against encroachments from the federal goon squad agents of the ATF and FBI occurred in the Ruby Ridge case of the Randy Weaver family of Idaho. Here again, federal agents were using an informant to entrap Randy in an “illegal weapons” charge and attempting to drag him into court over a sawed-off shotgun. They staked out his property, harassed his children (just as the BLM has with the Bundy’s), and even shot the family dog. Unfortunately, after they shot the dog, Randy’s 14-year-old son Sammy was killed, when he exchanged fire with the federal agent that killed his beloved pet.

Randy Weaver

Idaho ( much like Montana) was known to have stalwart ranchers and farmers, who distrusted their corrupt government and clearly had a “Don’t Tread on Me” attitude. That’s why the Weaver family had their community’s support from the beginning of their ordeal to the horribly tragic conclusion, when Randy Weaver’s wife was shot between the eyes by an FBI sniper as she held her infant in the doorway of their house. Even the corrupt FBI agent had to admit his heinous crime in this case and settle with Randy for $3.1 million in a subsequent lawsuit that he filed against them for the wrongful death of his wife.

However, I don’t care how much you’re able to get in a lawsuit after the fact…nothing, absolutely nothing can ever make up for losing your wife and one of your children! These are the kinds of crimes of the state that were infuriating a small but growing handful of mostly rural people in the US during the 1990s, who were dismissed by the mainstream media as crazy “conspiracy theorist”¬† domestic terrorists.

At one point, the infamous inventor of the “magic bullet theory” Warren Commission member, Arlen Specter, chaired a congressional hearing about the rise of militia groups in America that had grown in response to tragedies like Waco and Ruby Ridge. You can tell that he’s clearly incredulous to the outcry and claims being made by the various militia men, concerned patriots, and constitutional attorneys on the video. However, since he was a part of the coverup of the JFK assassination, this should come as no surprise. One surmises that he (along with the US congress, White House, and various alphabet soup agencies) were looking at these courageous men as “threats” to the attempt being made to slowly turn this country into a slavish, technocratic, corporate-socialist police state, which is exactly what happened and accelerated into hyper-drive post 9/11.

Under Siege

One must realize that with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall…the Military-Industrial-Complex had to find a “new enemy” to keep the money flowing into their coffers, and this meant that, even if a huge existential threat and enemy was imaginary, the important thing for the US hegemonic war machine was to have something to be able to justify their enormous Pentagon and National Security State budgets. That’s why “terrorism” was chosen as the new “existential” enemy that can and would not ever be eliminated. After all, terrorism is a strategy of fighting (largely poorly armed people against standing armies) and therefore it’s not even a legitimate external enemy as such. Also, when big powerful countries like the US invade a smaller country like Iraq (as it did in 2003) under false pretenses, there is quite naturally going to be a violent backlash from the occupied people of that country attempting to throw off the yoke of foreign domination and control. So, all the US does is create legions of terrorists around the world every time it or its Israeli client state drops a bomb or fires a missile into the dwellings of “suspected” terrorists, who just as often as not end up being innocent men, women, and children that we derisively label “collateral damage”.

Now, let’s get back to Cliven Bundy and his fight against the BLM. While it’s fairly obvious that he was pushing his luck in not paying the grazing fees for his cattle since 1993, he contends that it is “public land”, and he has more of a right to it than any federal agency. Of course, the idea of public land belonging to the public is just that…an idea and largely a false one at that. The state of Nevada, in particular, is almost all government-owned land. And, even if you think you own a piece of property, tell me this- “Why (assuming that you own it) would you need to pay property taxes on it year in and year out?” What happens when you refuse to support the psychiatric public school system and decide that you’re not going to pay? Obviously, you’re going to lose what was never really yours to begin with.

However, let’s concede that Mr. Bundy does in fact have the right to the land, since he’s the one that lives there and raises his cattle on that land. This hearkens back to the days of the great migration westward when pioneers were allowed to lay claim to a piece of real estate so long as they built a home there, tilled the soil, or raised animals on the land. And, in that respect, yes Cliven Bundy certainly does have (under those settler’s conditions) more of a right to the land than a third party governmental agency, whose dubious role in the desert Southwest has been far less than stellar. The BLM, to my mind, are nothing more than a bureaucratically meddlesome bunch of control freaks, who showed their true colors in the wild horses scandal that has been ongoing now.

One certainly has to wonder whether or not the reasons for the harassment under the approval of Clark County’s sheriff and Sen. Harry Reid is really nothing more than a land grab situation, where the Bundy ranch just so happens to sit on what some oil and gas company want to frack or a mining company wants to dig. After all, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, Barrick, have several major operations in Nevada. And, according to investigative journalist, Greg Palast, they were able to practically steal the rights to the largest known deposits of gold in this country for a mere $10,000 and turn it into $10,000,000,000 in pure profit. That’s $10 billion dollars that went to a Canadian company and was given a big assist by George H.W. Bush Sr., who just so happened to be given a multi-million dollar consulting job after he left the White House. That’s big money, people, and I can guarantee that if the Bundy’s are sitting on what some might think is even a fraction of this kind of wealth…I wouldn’t doubt it when Harry Reid says- “It’s not over.” Interestingly enough, one of Senator Reid’s largest campaign contributors over the years has been a mining company called Newmont that are involved in a joint venture with Barrick in Nevada.

 

Nevada Rancher And Federal Gov't Face Off Over Land Use Battle