The arrest of Cliven Bundy and his sons, Ammon and Ryan, brings to an end better than a year’s worth of anti-government right-wing terrorism with the Bundy name stamped on it. Now, as the remaining militia members decamp in the cold wilds of Oregon, they’re warning feds that they left some rather nasty traps– but didn’t say if the trip wires or other devices would trigger explosives.
The showdown started in January, when the militia men hijacked the wildlife refuge in Oregon and claimed they were on a mission for the people. It spanned 41 days and came to an end just recently with triple Bundy arrest – Cliven, Ammon, and Ryan — and a shoot out.
By all accounts, Ammon, at least, doesn’t appear to have gotten the message he was arrested.
All told, Bundy’s idiot sons cost the tax payers some $500,000 dollars — and if recent reports out of Reuters are to be believed, that number is only going to increase.
Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a law enforcement official told Reuters that the militia “spoke to us about booby traps. We don’t know how sophisticated or what kind.”
Nobody’s sure if they had the materials to make explosives, but the workers who previously occupied the refuge were responsible for controlled burns of the land, so the answer is likely “yes.”
The official said law enforcement would use caution when they move in:
There were materials that could be used to create hazardous devices, so it’s just very prudent for us to do to that.
The last four of the terrorists left Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday to join the other 12 who are facing federal charges.
Still don’t think they’re terrorists yet, right-wingers? Or do potential bombings not count when the American citizens being killed work for the federal government?
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