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Barbara H. Peterson/Farm Wars: BLM Targets Private Land for Agenda 21

Re-posted, with permission, and thanks, from this Feb 2 post by activist and writer Barbara H. Peterson at Farm Wars. Posted in interests of uncovering more of the story on the ground in Western states regarding the BLM, land grabs, Agenda 21, mining rights, oil and gas leases, and other such behind the LeVoy Finicum, Bundy, Hammond, and Malheur Refuge stories currently in the news. Also see other Agenda 21 articles here.

From Farm Wars: “Barbara lives on a small ranch in Oregon where she raises geese, chickens, goats and horses. This rural lifestyle is under attack at the most basic level. Federal regulations and the corporate takeover of our food supply with Monsanto’s invasive GMO technology is designed to make it next to impossible to raise animals and organic food.

It is time to step up to the plate and fight or lose it all without a whimper. Choose to take a stand and fight. We can make a difference.”

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BLM Targets Private Land for Agenda 21

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(Graphic Source: The Resistance Journals.com)

Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars 

Recent events in Burns, Oregon have shed light on just who is “grabbing the land.” Government operatives in the midst of the Malheur Wilderness turmoil have planted a false narrative that the BLM is simply trying to protect public lands from ranchers such as the Hammonds, who are trying to grab it for themselves, and supposed “environmentalists” are stepping up to support this propaganda.

But to understand the real story behind who is actually doing the land grabs, let’s take a little ride on the wayback machine starting with this 2010 press release:

Washington, Aug 11, 2010
Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, today announced that he recently obtained the preceding 14 pages previously missing from an internal Department of Interior (DOI) memo leaked last February.  The original document obtained in February by Bishop detailed planning within the DOI to use the Antiquities Act to potentially designate up to 13 million acres throughout the West as new national monuments.  The newly obtained 14 pages further detail plans within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to completely overhaul the way federal lands are managed in the U.S., including the creation of new ecosystem areas that require the acquisition of new federal lands. The plans would vastly expand the power, reach and control of federal land managers.

“These 14 pages are further evidence of this Administration’s efforts, under the guidance of Secretary Salazar, to control western lands by unilaterally locking them up without input from local residents and stakeholders nor the approval of Congress.   Their plotting behind closed doors is disingenuous at best and flies in the face of this Administration’s so-called ‘transparency’,”
said Congressman Bishop.   “Thousands of westerners whose livelihoods depend upon access to our public lands stand to be affected by these decisions and yet this document blatantly goes out of its way to exclude their input or participation.  If there was any question about whether or not this Administration has declared a war on the West, these new documents are evidence enough.”The BLM is only one of the divisions of the DOI that have compiled similar memos.  On February 26, 2010, Congressman Bishop, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) and other Western Caucus Members sent a letter  to DOI Secretary Ken Salazar requesting all relative information pertaining to the DOI’s plans to designate new national monuments throughout the West.  It has been more than five months since the request was made and the DOI continues to refuse to fully comply with the official document request.“The reality is that this is NOT the complete set of documents pertaining to the Administration’s plans to overhaul the way public lands are managed in this country.  We know that other documents like this are out there. We’ve requested them, but the folks at Interior continue to stonewall,” Bishop added.  “My biggest concern is that if they’re willing to let documents this damning out from their safekeeping, they are surely protecting others that are far worse and even more revealing.”  

Page 3, paragraph 6: The sentence, “In order to expand this network of treasured lands to include the diversity of landscapes currently managed by the BLM…,” shows that the   Administration is working to broaden the jurisdictional scope of lands currently managed by the BLM.

Page 5, paragraph 5: The sentence, “Should the legislative process not prove fruitful, or if a nationally significant natural or cultural land resource were to come under threat of imminent harm, the BLM would recommend that the Administration consider using the Antiquities Act…,” shows that the Administration is constructing a new management structure without the approval of Congress.

Page 6 (b), page 7 (4.), page 8 (3.):  Details planning for further land acquisition and funding mechanisms.

Page 7, paragraph 1; Page 6, paragraph 7:  By their own numbers, the Administration will target the “acute” problem of private landholdings in BLM administered areas to the sum of 412,675 acres, or more than 370,000 football fields.

Page 9, paragraph 5: The sentence, “The BLM recommends that any major funding increases be phased in over a five-year period to allow the BLM time to build capacity in order to accomplish the increased work-load,” shows that the BLM will require an increase in funding to accommodate the proposed expanded management of lands throughout the West.


“I remain committed to forcing Secretary Salazar and all others involved in this matter into the light of full transparency, which as these documents prove, is not a place they seem to be comfortable,”
Bishop concluded. “But this potential land and power grab needs to exposed, it needs to be laid out before the public, and it needs to be stopped.”

Please take special note of the section highlighted in red:

Page 7, paragraph 1; Page 6, paragraph 7:  By their own numbers, the Administration will target the “acute” problem of private landholdings in BLM administered areas to the sum of 412,675 acres, or more than 370,000 football fields.

Fast forward to the following, published in 2014:

 Published on May 13, 2014

The newly obtained 14 pages further detail plans within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to completely overhaul the way federal lands are managed in the U.S., including the creation of new ecosystem areas that require the acquisition of new federal lands. The plans would vastly expand the power, reach and control of federal land managers.

 

Now, let’s understand just where the Hammond family of cattle ranchers fit in with all of this. They are the last private property holdouts in an area surrounded by BLM land. The court has declared that the BLM has first right of refusal to buy their land if/when they decide to sell. This is a polite way of stating that since the government is intent on grabbing the land for Agenda 21, everything will be done to get that accomplished. And when the Hammonds can no longer run their ranch due to unjust imprisonment, restriction to water and loss of grazing rights, no one will be able to buy it or even want to except for, you’ve got it, the BLM. And the agency will get it for pennies on the dollar.

By the way, while people are shouting “save public land from cattle and the ranchers” at Malheur, this is what the BLM is actually doing with some of the other public lands it grabs via Agenda 21:

Leasing it for oil and gas interests.

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Please see the following links for some background information regarding the Hammond situation:

Oregon Standoff – Agenda 21 and the BLM Uranium and Gold Deal

A Tale of Cattle, Sage Grouse, and Uranium in Oregon

©2016 Barbara H. Peterson

Victoria Sharp, Eyewitness Testimony of FBI/Police Shooting of LeVoy Finicum/News Links

Scott Bennett of Truth Unite has posted a Project Camelot TV Network video interview with Victoria Sharp, the young 18-year-old singer in the car with LeVoy Finicum, Shawna Cox, and Ryan Payne on the trip to the town John Day where their car and the Bundys’ car were both stopped by the FBI and Oregon State Police in what has since been characterized as a planned ambush rather than the “routine traffic stop” of Mainstream Media reports. In this interview, Victoria Sharp notes that her earlier audio testimony that was widely broadcast earlier (posted about in earlier notes here) where she first relayed the information about LeVoy Finicum being shot unarmed, hands above head, laser spotlighting on car occupants, and the car being riddled with bullets both before his death and after (this before the FBI video was released) was identical to Shawna Cox’s recent account, although neither had spoken to the other before offering these witness accounts.

Scott Bennett offers a note below the Youtube video describing the situation currently and asking for donations. Excerpt: “Additionally we are encouraging Americans to either go to the funeral Friday for Robert LaVoy Finicum, or travel to Oregon to stand with and help protect the people in the wildlife refuge in order for them to leave safely. Otherwise, if Americans don’t stand up, these people may be shot in a matter of hours. Additionally, people are encouraged to send checks of any amount to Victoria Sharp and those protecting, feeding, clothing, and supporting them. Donations may be sent to: 23 Railroad Ave, #23, Danville, CA 94526 and will be given directly to Victoria and those standing with her up there to provide their basic food and support.

Finally, attorneys are encouraged to provide free legal advice and representation to Victoria and others there, and ensure that all legal actions and motions are filed to preserve their rights, the Constitution, and the redress of this evil perpetrated against them by the FBI, its contractor mercenaries (fresh from the oblivion of Iraq/Afghanistan), and corrupt politicians. If we don’t stand now, the next casualties may be you and your children.
–Scott Bennett, 2LT U.S. Army Special Operations, Psychological Warfare Analyst (retired)”

Professor Doom on Youtube has a video covering the Indictments by Grand Jury of those arrested. He has other videos exploring the background to this situation, including the claims of the BLM to the land of Oregon, mining interests, and Freemason interests.

Gary Franchi of Next News Network who has a series of videos on this subject is also covering this story, and suggests other sources–Professor Doom and Pacific Patriots News Network for ongoing updates.

BPEarthWatch, Dahboo 7, and Spiro on Youtube cover this and related stories, including focuses on BLM land grabs and states such as Utah working to retrieve recently-named Federal lands.

Jean at Co-Creating Our Future on Planet Earth also regularly posts videos and news stories and links on this and related issues. Judge Reports Lavoy Shot 9 Times  posted there links to a news article and radio conversation at Regenesis Radio.  (This article posts a letter from the people of Harney County addressed to the Provost Marshall of Oregon and embodying Judge Anna’s advice regarding the FBI (posted here earlier), asking for military intervention and aid in removing the foreign FBI agents in Harney County (in the employ, it notes, of French banking cartels/IMF and not US Government).

Other news links can be found on earlier posts here.

 

Shawna Cox, Eyewitness Testimony of FBI/Police Shooting of LeVoy Finicum/Some Links

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“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

George Orwell

Information quite startlingly contrary to the controlled narratives in Mainstream Media regarding the whole scenario where LeVoy Finicum was killed and others arrested is currently emerging. New events have also occurred: Shawna Cox, one of the group in the car with LeVoy Finicum, has recently suffered a second loss in her family; her son-in-law was killed in a fire, in circumstances which seem questionable at best, and are related to her recent arrest by the FBI. (More about this in Dave Hodges’ article, linked below.)

Shawna Cox was recorded Jan 31 in an interview with Dave Hodges of The Commonsense Show, relaying her witness testimony of what happened to LeVoy Finicum, including events just prior when the group was stopped via a roadblock, and just after, when the FBI shot hundreds of bullets into the vacated vehicle. The video link below is courtesy Youtube user shuf1111. Highly recommended, for anyone interested in learning the truth of what has happened here.

Dave Hodges has posted an article relaying some of this recorded testimony, it can be found here: Eyewitness Shawna Cox Exclusive Interview On the Murder of Finicum-CSS Special Report

Excerpt:

First Encounter

As the two cars, comprising the caravan, were making their way to John Day. they were pulled over at the first roadblock. At first, neither side did anything in what could be described as a silent stand-off. The occupants of the vehicles were not given any instructions (e.g. to exit the vehicle, etc.). Finally, in an attempt to show peaceful intent, Ryan Payne put both hands out of the truck through the open window, to show he was not armed, and he was promptly shot at with the bullet striking metal of the truck between the window and the mirror.

DAVE HODGES QUESTION: DID FEDERAL AUTHORITIES EVER GIVE THE OCCUPANTS OF THE TRUCKS A CHANCE TO SURRENDER AT THE FIRST ROADBLOCK? DID THEY ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS THROUGH THEIR PA?

SHAWNA COX ANSWER: NO! THEY JUST OPENED FIRE ON US AS WE SAT THERE. THEY NEVER GAVE US THE CHANCE TO SURRENDER.

A Fateful Decision

At that point, the driver of the first vehicle, Lavoy Finicum made a fateful decision to escape the gunfire and reach the protection of the Sheriff waiting for them at John Day.

As Finicum sped away, federal authorities were in pursuit. Very quickly, they came upon a second roadblock. Cox stated that it was at that point that Payne begged Finicum to pull over and he kept saying that we have to reach the Sheriff.

The Second Roadblock

Upon reaching the second roadblock, Finicum attempted to swerve to the side of the road and the truck was stuck in a snowbank.

According to Cox, Finicum exited the vehicle with his hands up and said:

“We have women in the car don’t shoot!:

According to Cox, and her account is backed up by Victoria Sharp, Finicum had his hands in the air as he faced the FBI agents who were stationed in the trees and said:

“We are going to the Sheriff….well, just go ahead and shoot me.” This was all said with his hands in the air. Finicum (was) immediately shot upon exiting the car, several times, and was, again, shot at repeatedly while he lie in the snow dying.

Attempted Second Degree Murder of the Occupants in the Truck

Immediately, the occupants had red lasers on their bodies as the scurried for cover in the truck. Immediately after Finicum was killed, the truck came under fire. No orders were issued to the occupants, and as it was at the first roadblock, firing bullets at the occupants of the truck was the first order of the day.

Cox believes that the vehicle was struck at least one hundred times. Both women were hysterically screaming to “please stop shooting”  as the two women were begging for their lives.

This entire event, complete with two roadblocks, unprovoked gunfire and FBI agents in the trees could only be described as an “old west ambush”.

With no movement in the truck, and after firing over 100 rounds, the FBI finally issued its first order to surrender. They ordered the male occupants out of the vehicle, followed by the females.

The Arrests

I have had multiple law enforcement personnel write to me and express shock and horror that the FBI never attempted to check on the status of Finicum.

Victoria Sharp was not charged and arrested and was dumped at a Safeway parking lot with no money and only the clothes on her back. Shawna Cox was charged with impeding federal officers (I am still scratching my head on this one trying to make sense of the charge.

As a footnote, and as a precondition of her release, Shawna Cox was ordered to have all guns at her Utah home removed. After the guns were removed, her son-in-law, sitting in close proximity to the guns was suddenly and mysteriously caught in a fire in which all the guns and ammunition went up in smoke. Shawna’s son-in-law was killed in the event.

Please continue reading at Dave Hodges’ site; there’s more at the start of the article too.

Was a Handgun Planted on LeVoy?

Also see this article at Paulstramer.net, which includes the Facebook post (now removed from Facebook) by a source close to the LeVoy Finicum family about the number of shots found on his body (9), and further information about the handgun in the FBI’s report, whose serial number apparently came up as Stolen:  Was a stolen 9mm handgun planted on LaVoy Finicum after his death by the FBI?

The Group At The Refuge

Intellihub News has posted a video and an article, dated Jan 31, about those left at the refuge, which can be found here:

Idaho Sheriff Steps in to Help Militants Held Up at Oregon Refuge

The video includes the group discussing further the events surrounding LeVoy Finicum’s death, and the increasing encroachments and extremes of government that have led to this moment, where they stress Americans are being tasked currently to stand up for America and defend freedom.

Also see this earlier Jan 28 report titled Live Updates: Oregon Standoff Still on at Refuge, Situation Volatile, which includes an InfoWars video report on the situation.

LeVoy Finicum Funeral Donation Information

Jean of Co-Creating Our Future on Planet Earth has posted a BP Earthwatch-posted video related to LeVoy Finicum’s funeral and information on donations here.

Other Links

Probing and insightful article from William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate: Tyranny, Defiance, and the Death of LaVoy Finicum

Excerpt:

“Reasonable people can contend that the occupation was an imprudent provocation. That criticism can apply with equal validity to many similarly imprudent acts carried out by idealistic but obnoxious men during the 1760s and early 1770s, and now celebrated (in sanitized form) by inmates of the government-operated school system. Many of the same people who numbly absorb annual recitations of Patrick Henry’s oration at the Old South Church will see Finicum as a fanatic who committed “suicide by cop,” rather than someone for whom “Give me liberty, or give me death” was a credo, rather than a cliché. 

After being shot multiple times, Finicum fell on his back – but he didn’t die instantly. The video captured by an FBI surveillance aircraft showed him lifting his hand imploringly, and holding it up for several seconds before he lost consciousness.

 
Finicum raises his hand.

None of the officers on the scene approached Finicum to disarm him and render medical assistance while there was still a chance to save his life. In the press conference that served as a debut for the FBI’s snuff film, Greg Bretzing, a spokesman for the American Cheka, explained that potentially life-saving aid was withheld while the officers took Ammon Bundy and four others into custody.

This emphasis on “force protection” reflects the wartime priorities of an occupying army. Fallen enemy combatants are not owed the same consideration as criminal suspects. Thus Finicum’s mortal remains were left sprawled on the frozen ground, in a posture eerily reminiscent of the body of Lakota Chief Bigfoot following the vengeful Seventh Cavalry’s massacre at Wounded Knee.”

Full article at Pro Libertate.