Skip to comments.Senator Harry Reid: Cattle Rustler for Communist China
Posted on 04/12/2014 8:33:43 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
This week, the Bureau of Land Management has been attempting to confiscate the cattle of Cliven Bundy, the last rancher in Nevadas Clark County. On Wednesday, BLM agents confronted the Bundy family and supporters, using attack dogs, tasers and stun guns. Bundys son was tased and his daughter thrown to the ground. Three others were injured. Bundy supporters eventually drove the BLM off, but not before they had taken some cattle.
The BLM claims the cattle are tresspassing on land designated for the endangered desert tortoise. This designation is a red flag that something else is going on. Desert tortoises have co-existed with cattle for over 100 years and the cattle offer no threat.
Sure enough, as Dana Loesch reports today in a great piece of investigative journalism, Senator Harry Reid, known as Cleanface by the Nevada mob, and named by Judicial Watch as one of Washingtons Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians, has been using the BLM to seize rangeland on behalf of campaign contributors. One of Reids former senior advisors, Neil Kornze, was recently appointed to lead the BLM, but he has worked there since 2011, and been de facto leader for at least a year. According to Loesch, Reid even ordered BLM to alter boundaries of tortoise habitat to allow top contributor, Harvey Whittemore, to develop the land. Yet another compassionate Democrat concerned for the environment. Good old Cleanface.
All other ranchers have been driven out of the county, but Bundy refuses to bend. The BLM claims Bundy owes them grazing fees dating back to 1993, however, he says his grazing rights predate the BLM, his family has used the land since the 1800s and those rights should have been grandfathered in. Contrary to BLMs accusations, Bundy has been paying grazing fees, but to the governmental entity he believes has true title to the land: Clark County, Nevada. Loesch relates:
The BLM arrived much later, changed the details of the setup without consulting with Bundy or any other rancher and then began systematically driving out cattle and ranchers. Bundy refused to pay BLM, especially after they demanded he reduce his heards head count down to a level that would not sustain his ranch.
The BLM may have authority under the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934. Bundy says that public land belongs to the citizens, but the court claimed that the public lands in Nevada are the property of the United States because the United States has held title to those public lands since 1848, when Mexico ceded the land to the United States. In justifying the seizure the court stated Bundys cattle have caused and continue to cause damage to natural and cultural resources and pose a threat to public safety. It would be interesting to see the justification for that claim. What cultural resources exist in that open, undeveloped, remote area, and what was the damage to natural resources? Certainly not the tortoise, which they used as an excuse to close the off the land in the first place. What they really want is the land.
The desert tortoise is so endangered in this area, that the government is planning to euthanize some of them. Furthermore, the tortoise was virtually extinct before people even settled the area. Ranchers actually improved its prospects by accessing springs and developing other water sources, according to Myron Ebell, Director of the Competitive Enterprise Institutes Energy and Environment Center. But with the extreme environmentalists at the Interior Department no good deed goes unpunished, because they want the land, period.
The governments agenda in this and many other land confiscation activities is actually motivated by Agenda 21′s Rewilding program, which advocates pushing humans out of rural areas entirely, and into densely packed urban zones. The idea was a brainchild of Dave Foreman, founder of EarthFirst! who popularized the use of tree-spiking to prevent logging. Read here how its working out in California. However, these environmental hypocrites have all shown their true color when these precious lands subsequently are sold, developed or otherwise used to benefit the politicians who fixed the deal.
The politicians who fixed this deal are Senator Harry Reid and his son, Rory. And they did so on behalf of the Communist Chinese who intend to build the largest solar energy complex in America. Reuters reports:
[Reid] and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert. Reid has been one of the projects most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada.
His son, a lawyer with a prominent Las Vegas firm that is representing ENN, helped it locate a 9,000-acre (3,600-hectare) desert site that it is buying well below appraised value from Clark County, where Rory Reid formerly chaired the county commission. (Emphasis added.)
So now we get the true picture. Likely Clark County political corruption going along with this. All for the tortoise, that will doubtless become completely extinct when this massive monstrosity blankets its ground. This issue needs to be fought at every level and Harry Reid & Co. need to be brought up on charges!
Bundy is getting some support. Sheriff Richard Mack, founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Police Officers Association, is traveling to the ranch along with some fellow CSPOA members, and state representatives from Arizona and Nevada, as well as Nevadas governor, Brian Sandoval, have issued criticisms.
Sandoval has taken a wait and see attitude. Earlier this week, I advised the BLM not to limit or hinder the constitutional rights of Nevadans and be mindful of its conduct he said. Clearly the BLM has done neither. Will Sandoval let them get away with it? It is now clear what is happening. Will Sandoval allow this fraud to continue? Is he part of it? This is a telling moment for the Republican govenor. Will he do his job and honor his oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic? Right now it appears that we are dealing with enemies both foreign and domestic.
The legal issues on the land rights may be debatable, but the federal governments increasingly despotic behavior toward defenseless citizens is completely without justification. Furthermore, its alleged reasoning is outrageous, given what we now know about the filthy handed, Cleanface, Harry Reid.
This is a defining issue and a defining moment in U.S. history, one that should be at the forefront of our nations attention today.
Just more of the Democrats “War on Cows”
BLM stepped down before this story got legs.
Who knew he came from a family of outlaws who eschew being caught in a SEARCHLIGHT?
One of the few times that this administration lost control of the story before they knew what hit ‘em.
He’s been too busy pushing the Gender Pay Inequality lie, crashing memorials and fundraising..
Excellant piece, Jim.
Here’s an analogy for you between Clay County and Benghazi.
Both govt versions of events were based on lies. In Benghazi, the attacks on our embassy/staff were the result of an unseen video and subsequent protests that never happened in Libya.
In Clay County, the government’s lie was that the Desert Tortoise was endangered by the cattle with whom they have been living and multiplying successfully for decades without federal interfere.
Obama’s government is built on a series of lies from start to finish.
Obama lied about his ties to communists throughout his life, won’t show us his true birth certificate, claimed he was conceived during a civil rights march 4-5 years before he was born, never revealed the marxist ideology of his mentor Saul Alinsky, lied about the wage gap between men and women (77% which doesn’t exist); lied about global warming and climate change; about the danger that the coal industry poses to the world; that he didn’t really know communist terrorist BillAyers and his terrorist wife Bernadine Dohrn, and that “You can keep your insurance policy and doctor. PERIOD!.
Not enough computer bytes around to chronicle all Obama’s pathological lies, but I hope the above is a start.
This is what should be being told on the MSM. This is pretty complete info. Thanks for posting!
The America we knew is finished. No doubt. There is a better America waiting for us to make it happen. The question is should we deport? Not illegals (at least not alone). The America haters need to go. They did it in Singapore. Harry Reid and his ilk (Pelosi, Schumer, he’ll, any Rat held office in the last decade or two) need to go. Now.
Commie SOB for sure.
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They want to eradicate cow farts.
America owes Cliven Bundy a heap of gratitude. If the Bundys had caved like many of the other ranchers, this would never have been known. This man, this true American was in court fighting a crooked government for over ten years!! Will the rest of the ranchers harmed by Reid and his mob be made whole? Will they get their ranches and cattle back?
Imagine if this Country had a Media that would actually report this at any level
This is not America
I’m told that the State of Nevada has 82 % of its land under Federal Control.
What is the % of that 82 % in under the control the Federal Bureau of Feudal Land Management?
Maybe Nevada Feudal Lord Reid might know - - - ?