Does Anyone Else Find This Rather Ominous?

 

Senator Harry Reid at a Las Vegas Review-Journal event had some interesting statements to make regarding recent events at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada.

“They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists, I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism….There were hundreds, hundreds of people from around the country that came there,” Reid said. “They had sniper rifles in the freeway. They had weapons, automatic weapons. They had children lined up. They wanted to make sure they got hurt first … What if others tried the same thing?”

Mention was also made of a federal task force being organized all though no details were provided regarding that.

This type of attitude seems all but guaranteed to escalate matters.

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  1. user_82762 Inactive
    user_82762
    @JamesGawron

    The Mugwump:

    Reid has fully accepted the demonization of the right wing as a standard political tactic. Facts matter less than the hyperbole. However, we certainly have the right to ask why a sitting senator is so heavily involved in a local land deal. ……………..Republicans may not be able to unseat this senator for life, but a successful 2014 election might be able to defang him as majority leaders. Here’s hoping.

     M,

    From your keyboard to Gd’s ear.  Still I can dream.  Maybe damning emails surface that directly link him to manipulation of BLM and EPA.  It won’t be hard to prove that he and his boy are profiting big time in Nevada land.  Hook it all to a phony Chinese Solar project that make Solyndra look lame and it’s time for a Harry Bar B Que.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  2. BuckeyeSam Inactive
    BuckeyeSam
    @BuckeyeSam

    Reid should just get it over with and issue us our gold stars and get the boxcars rolling to the camps. This is absurb coming from a national politician.

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  3. captainpower Inactive
    captainpower
    @captainpower

    DrewInWisconsin: As far as I can tell, the only “sniper rifles” in the vicinity were those the federal government had trained on the citizens.

    No Caesar: The only automatic weapons and sniper rifles I saw in the videos were held by the BLM agents.


    via

    http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2014/04/courage-is-contagious-defiance-is.html

    via

    PracticalMary
    http://ricochet.com/unanswered-questions-about-the-blm-action-in-nevada/comment-page-1/#comment-2545972

    and 

    Image: A protester aims his weapon from a bridge next to the Bureau of Land Management's base camp where seized cattle, that belonged to rancher Cliven Bundy, are being held at near Bunkerville
    Protester Eric Parker aims his weapon next to the Bureau of Land Management’s base camp where seized cattle are being held near Bunkerville, Nevada, April 12, 2014. Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters

    via
    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/feds-blink-and-other-headlines

    Now are these guys for real or just posers, I have no idea.
    I don’t even know what kind of gun that is.

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  4. user_937199 Inactive
    user_937199
    @Chainsaw

    Happy Good Friday!
    Three issues for sure. One; Harry Reid and his Family are a terrorist organization, and a nasty one at that. Two; he is doing what all psychopaths do, throw as much dust in the air to hide what the real objectives are. Three; I am very sure he wants his way on this issue, but is dam close to being thrown in jail himself, (and should be in Prison).
    The entire issue is very close to the departed San Diego Mayor. Keep a bad politician in office with kickbacks, so the outside interests can rape and plunder! You were right, it is the Obama way of doing business. Funny to read all the people concerned about the rule-of-law; that is exactly the leverage Reid uses?
    Happy Easter Chainsaw

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  5. DrewInWisconsin Member
    DrewInWisconsin
    @DrewInWisconsin

    No Caesar:

    DrewInWisconsin:

    What would Harry Reid advocate as a means of putting down a peasant revolt in Nevada? Is there a line he wouldn’t cross? How about the President himself? Eric Holder? How far would they go? They assert the right to use drones against American citizens if they think they’re terrorists. Oh, look! Harry Reid says they’re terrorists!

    Experience shows they are only limited by what they think they can get away with.

     They’ve already gotten away with a hell of a lot.

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  6. user_7742 Inactive
    user_7742
    @BrianWatt

    James Of England: “…I’m pretty sure that if the Feds did decide to shoot people, they’d have been able to select targets.”

    Well, that’s a relief.

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  7. Wylee Coyote Member
    Wylee Coyote
    @WyleeCoyote

    captainpower:

    Now are these guys for real or just posers, I have no idea.I don’t even know what kind of gun that is.

     Looks like an SKS variant of some kind.  Lacking a scope, it’s hard to call it a “sniper rifle”.

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  8. Dudley Inactive
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    @Dudley

    Tyranny is defined as “that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.”

    Reid is a would be tyrant.  And his party is quickly morphing into a fascist entity.

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  9. Klaatu Inactive
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    @Klaatu

    DrewInWisconsin:

    They assert the right to use drones against American citizens if they think they’re terrorists. Oh, look! Harry Reid says they’re terrorists!

    Maybe you can explain the concern with drones.  Unmanned Aerial Systems differ from other aircraft chiefly in the fact the pilot operates the aircraft from somewhere other than the aircraft itself.  There is no substantive difference for the target of the missile is launched from a UAS or a manned aircraft.
    As for targeting American citizens, enemy combatants are enemy combatants regardless of nationality.  Every president from Washington (Whiskey Rebellion) thru Lincoln & FDR has targeted US citizens during wartime.  What is the concern now?

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  10. Fake John Galt Coolidge
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    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    James Of England:

    Carey J.:

    Klaatu:

    And Reid & Co. believe anyone who would stand up to the government is a terrorist. This sort of program helps them target their attacks more precisely, and kill off fewer “loyal” serfs in the process.

    Are you suggesting that Reid favors killing all the militia at the Bundy Ranch? While that doesn’t seem plausible to me, it may be that I’m missing your point entirely. For instance, I’m against the killing of Republicans in general, but if we were transported to an alternative universe where this might happen, and Reid were to kill a few hundred of them, I’d prefer it if he killed as few “serfs” in collateral damage as possible. Why would anyone want more Americans to die?

     No just enough that he can make his political points and achieve his goals.  

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  11. Foxman Inactive
    Foxman
    @Foxman

    Just whom was terrorized?

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  12. Roberto Inactive
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    @Roberto

    captainpower:

     

    Protester Eric Parker aims his weapon next to the Bureau of Land Management’s base camp where seized cattle are being held near Bunkerville, Nevada, April 12, 2014. Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters

    via

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/feds-blink-and-other-headlines

    Now are these guys for real or just posers, I have no idea.I don’t even know what kind of gun that is.

     That is an uncomfortable picture, one that does Bundy and his supporters no favors. I think many Americans seeing this might be inclined to suspect Senator Reid had a point. 

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  13. WI Con Member
    WI Con
    @WICon

    Though I realize that Harry Reid is from Nevada, why does what he (and his ‘private sector/lost gubernatorial race’ son)  say about the standoff warrant more/any coverage than Nevada’s Governor or other Senator? So Rory Reid stands to gain nothing but microphones are being shoved in his face and he doesn’t address the actual accusations that he’s involved in real estate manipulation and dealing? I initially didn’t think Reid had anything to do with this but am starting to reassess that.

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  14. user_3130 Member
    user_3130
    @RobertELee

    What Lefties think about guns.
    Tactical Musket

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  15. Carey J. Inactive
    Carey J.
    @CareyJ

    James Of England:

    Carey J.:

    Klaatu:

    And Reid & Co. believe anyone who would stand up to the government is a terrorist. This sort of program helps them target their attacks more precisely, and kill off fewer “loyal” serfs in the process.

    Are you suggesting that Reid favors killing all the militia at the Bundy Ranch? 

    I don’t think Reid would shed a tear if they had been killed. He’s not honest enough to come out and say it, but I think he thinks the world would be a better place if the BLM storm troopers (And WTF is BLM doing with SWAT teams, anyway?) had gunned down a few dozen of them.

    Terrorists are not people you talk with. Terrorists are not people you negotiate with. Terrorists are people you kill, preferably before they kill someone you care about. Calling someone a terrorist is saying they deserve to die.

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