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I-Team: Police faced possible 'bloodbath' at Bundy protest
8NewsNow ^ | 04-30-2014 | George Knapp

Posted on 05/02/2014 8:19:32 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016

Metro officers deal with large crowds all the time, but nothing like this. The crowd included former military men and ex-cops, people with various motives, their fingers poised just above the triggers of powerful weapons. With so much firepower in so many hands, a small incident could have set off a bloodbath and left nearly two dozen officers dead.

Assist. Sheriff Joe Lombardo:"We were outgunned, outmanned and there would not have been a good result from it."

I-Team reporter George Knapp: "A lot of scenarios could have played out that would have left a lot of dead officers."

Assist. Sheriff Joe Lombardo: "If you just have a backfire, somebody pops a firecracker, then it's over. We're done. We are going to lose that battle that day."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: banglist; blm; bundy; bundyranch; cops; demagogicparty; donutwatch; georgeknapp; harryreid; joelombardo; memebuilding; nevada; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; whitehouse
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1 posted on 05/02/2014 8:19:32 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016
"a lot of dead officers"

And a lot of dead peasants, as well.

2 posted on 05/02/2014 8:22:51 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
We're done. We are going to lose that battle that day.

And you believe you would just have lost that day? A blood bath is coming. Make your choice which side you will be on.

3 posted on 05/02/2014 8:24:06 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: PaulCruz2016

But, the citizens who “outgunned” you, held their fire.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 8:24:07 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Pecos
And a lot of dead peasants, as well.

They don't count dead peasants. As long as the officer gets to go home safe, he should blast away.

5 posted on 05/02/2014 8:25:06 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: PaulCruz2016

A lesson that needs to be repeated during the next over-reaching incident and everyone after that.

Heard from a guy who’s neighbor works for the ATF that one of the driving decisions for the BLM to back down is they there were several Navy Seals that recently left the service showed up amongst the crowd.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 8:26:12 AM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is like the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Could spin the headline to “protesters faced possible ‘bloodbath’ at Bundy ranch occupation by BLM”.

It would be a different twist/perspective, right?

7 posted on 05/02/2014 8:26:43 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: PaulCruz2016
"With so much firepower in so many hands, a small incident could have set off a bloodbath and left nearly two dozen officers dead."

And don't you forget it.

8 posted on 05/02/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: PaulCruz2016
"...and the I-Team has learned that order went all the way to the White House for approval."

Hmmm.....

9 posted on 05/02/2014 8:28:54 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: circlecity

Hence the true reason behind the movement of “gun control”. It’s about the “control”, and only indirectly about the gun.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 8:30:17 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: PaulCruz2016
We were one gunshot away from Civil War.

Charley Waite: "Well you may not know this, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dying." Open Range (2003)

11 posted on 05/02/2014 8:30:49 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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No kidding?
Perhaps it should be a lesson to you goose stepping bozos in government to keep your paddy fingers off?
No?
Too easy?
See you at the next government thuggery boys..


12 posted on 05/02/2014 8:30:55 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Fido969

“But, the citizens who “outgunned” you, held their fire.”

The problem with multi-party confrontations is both sides have wild-eyed paranoid nuts. I blame the government on this. I’d like to see all governmental paramilitary curbed. There is no need for them. If force is needed we have sheriffs and national guards. I recently read there are 170,000 certified federal SWAT agents. They have armored vehicles. Take a look at Venezuela to see how those vehicles will be used.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 8:31:18 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: PaulCruz2016

Typical cops.
No dogs to shoot, so they shoot cows instead.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 8:31:51 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Government by Gun Point.)
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15 posted on 05/02/2014 8:32:20 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: PaulCruz2016

My comment #12 - Prophetic? No, just common sense.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3149801/posts


16 posted on 05/02/2014 8:32:23 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: rjsimmon

Worse part is they think they’re in a war. What war? Even worse, they think they’re soldiers. Condescending poseur fops.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 8:32:37 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Fido969
And the world was watching... no room for deniability and no way for the Fed to get away with their typical monkey shines!
18 posted on 05/02/2014 8:35:27 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Kartographer

We’re willing to die for our country. We won’t let the liberals destroy the constitution and take our freedoms. I hope the tree of liberty doesn’t need watering with the blood of patriots, but I believe there are millions like those that showed up that day. Wait until several million walk on DC. I see that happening and am ready to go (I won’t take my guns snicker snicker and with that many we won’t need them).


19 posted on 05/02/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT by TStro (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.)
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To: Gen.Blather

There will be lots of new toys for us to play with!


20 posted on 05/02/2014 8:35:50 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: PaulCruz2016
One person in the crowd even asked Jenkins (Sgt Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) if he was ready to die.

"I don't know his name. He was wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey. I'll never forget that," he said.

Better never forget that question. These Constitutional showdowns are coming again, and spoken or not, that question will also be hanging in the air again.

I recommend studying what happened in 1775. Do you really want to die being on the wrong side, as the British soldiers were?

21 posted on 05/02/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

“If you just have a backfire, somebody pops a firecracker, then it’s over.”

It took only three firecrackers at Kent State to get things rolling.


22 posted on 05/02/2014 8:36:15 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Fido969
"But, the citizens who "outgunned" you held their fire."

That won't happen a second time. The regime will see to that. Boston Massacre - Kent State: somebody will say they "heard gunfire," and thus, the order given to "OPEN FIRE!"
23 posted on 05/02/2014 8:36:21 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PaulCruz2016

” ... their fingers poised just above the triggers of powerful weapons.”
Unlikely—journo-histrionics unless the people were ready to pull the trigger on the feds.
Molon labe baby.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 8:38:19 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: winner3000

Never, never forget that our gummint will use whatever means it can to try to intimidate us. They backed down this time because THEY were intimidated. Expect helicopters, APCs and maybe even tanks from the Feds next time.


25 posted on 05/02/2014 8:38:22 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Unlike at Ruby Ridge or Waco where the feds got to murder citizens indiscriminately and without consequence.

Never again.


26 posted on 05/02/2014 8:38:32 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Pecos

Read his comment again and you’ll see that the ‘peasants’ don’t matter to him.


27 posted on 05/02/2014 8:38:33 AM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Pecos
"a lot of dead officers"

And a lot of dead peasants, as well.

Peasants, what peasants? Didn't you hear dingy harry, they were terrorists! Only in the liberal's version of America is a Citizen standing against injustice a terrorist, while a terrorist is a freedom fighter.

28 posted on 05/02/2014 8:41:15 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: voicereason

“....there were several Navy Seals that recently left the service showed up....”

Some of them there “extremists”?


29 posted on 05/02/2014 8:41:16 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Gen.Blather
I recently read there are 170,000 certified federal SWAT agents. They have armored vehicles.

We can't really do anything about the proliferation of those vehicle to local communities.

We can do something about our reactions and attitudes.

I recommend beginning to think of those vehicles as resources for our side.

30 posted on 05/02/2014 8:41:22 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: circlecity
With so much firepower in so many hands, a small incident could have set off a bloodbath and left nearly two dozen officers dead.

Warms my heart and brings a smile to my face.

Nobody wants bloodshed, but this is exactly why the Second Amendment was added.

31 posted on 05/02/2014 8:41:54 AM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Dude seems really focused on “how many dead officers” there would have been.

That’s all I need to know.


32 posted on 05/02/2014 8:43:35 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Balding_Eagle

If you got a Steelers bumper sticker now, the Feds will run your plate.


33 posted on 05/02/2014 8:45:03 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: PaulCruz2016

Yes, this was a near disaster for the American people.

We must remember, but not for Timothy McVeigh in 1995, Bill Clinton would never have been re-elected in 1996, and this “Bundy” incident came very close to being a crisis from which the Democrats could have greatly profited in the coming mid-term election.

I can almost assure you, if such an incident doesn’t spontaneously occur between now and November, the Democrats will create one.


34 posted on 05/02/2014 8:45:09 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

“An armed society is a polite society.”


35 posted on 05/02/2014 8:48:13 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Read the comments at the original story link. The JBT cheerleaders are out in force. These anti-American people who still get to vote are the reason we’re in this mess now. Time to start taking names.

There were several ex-Navy SEALS in the “militia”? How did they know that? Oh, perhaps they were recognized by the “private contractors” the feds had hired on their side. Traitors!


36 posted on 05/02/2014 8:48:17 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: Obadiah

“If one tiny mistake had been made, the community might be attending funerals for slain police officers, law enforcement officials said. Dozens of people could have been killed if shooting had broken out.

The I-Team has learned that those who were involved in threatening the lives of officers are not off the hook, even if it takes a year or more to resolve.”

Time for the OathKeepers to step forward.


37 posted on 05/02/2014 8:49:32 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Do not ever think that MRAPS are invincible. They have known weak points. And a certain type of cocktail doesn’t discriminate by vehicle type.


38 posted on 05/02/2014 8:50:12 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
One person in the crowd even asked Jenkins (Sgt Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) if he was ready to die. "I don't know his name. He was wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey. I'll never forget that," he said

The jackboots are there for a) fun, and b) profit. Gear queer showing off and a paycheck.

The crowd was there for a) freedom, and b) rage. Our country is OURS and we haven't forgotten what happens when armed deadly force isn't aimed at tyrants who think they're entitled to murder.

Ruby Ridge and Waco led to Oklahoma City. I think you would find 100% of the "crowd" were fluent with all three events, and determined to prevent all three from ever happening again with their own blood.

Those are higher stakes than "check out my new Molle gear, dude, I'm gonna get more with the overtime from this".
39 posted on 05/02/2014 8:50:43 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: PaulCruz2016
If you just have a backfire, somebody pops a firecracker, then it's over. We're done. We are going to lose that battle that day

King Obama, when you make your overthrow plans take notice. When Americans wake up you will fail.

40 posted on 05/02/2014 8:50:55 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: PaulCruz2016
:"We were outgunned, outmanned and there would not have been a good result from it."

D.C. politicians please copy!

41 posted on 05/02/2014 8:54:04 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: PaulCruz2016; All
it put the fear of G*D..
in those BfLM JBTs; next time, they won't be so easily dissuaded.
They'll ("Rustler" Reid/BfLM JBTs) shall be better staffed/equipped.
"Rustler" Reid is p¡$$ed; b/c his deals have been exposed and
therefore, he/BfLM can't have their Chinese bribes forwarded.

42 posted on 05/02/2014 8:54:06 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: Kartographer

I wonder if they were thinking that broadly.

If this battle had occurred, it would have been the start of a much larger and more widespread war for independence from the fedgov.


43 posted on 05/02/2014 8:54:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: PaulCruz2016

BLM translation: we thought we could just intimidate the serfs with the incredible awsomness of our badges. Next time we will bring more jackboots and the library of congress swat team.


44 posted on 05/02/2014 8:54:36 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tgusa

If they do that, they’re tipping their hand.

They still have this veneer of legitimate authority,
but if they tip their hand, they admit that their only
legitimacy comes from their ability to use superior force
on the citizenry.


45 posted on 05/02/2014 8:56:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Seems 2A works well in bringing out of control government employees back into line.

Interesting, the I team reporter considered only dead cops as "losses", the free men present were valueless.

46 posted on 05/02/2014 8:58:23 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

>>”They had no respect for authority. Everything that you can think of to call a human being, animals, everything,” Jenkins said.

One person in the crowd even asked Jenkins if he was ready to die.<<

After watching the BLM operators herd pregnant cattle with helicopters in the 90 degree heat, with no thoughts about their health or the newborn calves, I would have been ready to shoot the bastards myself,


47 posted on 05/02/2014 9:00:11 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: tumblindice

have we reached the point where the first job of the BLM/government will be to shoot the news crew?


48 posted on 05/02/2014 9:00:32 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: PaulCruz2016

“When the Bureau of Land Management mobilized to go after Bundy’s cattle two years ago, they did so under an administrative order. This time, it was considered a criminal matter, and the I-Team has learned that order went all the way to the White House for approval.”

Crap-weasel owebama ordered the land grab.


49 posted on 05/02/2014 9:01:20 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Mr. PolicePerson does not know the Rule of Holes. So, when a hole, he keeps on digging.

His real fear should be what will happen when he follows the White House originated orders and 4th Generation warfare breaks out.

Another lil gem for Mr. PolicePerson:
“Never miss a chance to shut up”.

PS Yo Mama told you not to pick at a scabbed over wound.


50 posted on 05/02/2014 9:02:20 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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