The FBI et al dismantled the “Militia Movement” by simply infiltrating it with agents and agent provocateurs that acted to convince the leadership to do something illegal–leaders go to jail and the group goes to hell. (We always said, there are two ways to tell the government agents: 1) he is the guy trying to get you to do something illegal and 2) they are the only guys who pay their membership fees on time.)
At that point, the resistance went to what was known as a “leaderless resistance.” The slower would ask, How do I join the “leaderless resistance?” You don’t. There is no such organization, no rosters, etc. You are either one of us or you are not. If you don’t know whether you are or not, then you are not.
Basically, this has become known as Open Source Warfare. — jtl, 419
FBI officials have established checkpoints around the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as a handful of armed militants remain inside.
Bradley W. Parks/OPB
As the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge enters its 30th day, it appears the FBI may be locking down lines of communication.
OPB spoke with the remaining occupiers inside the refuge Sunday by cellphone. They say federal authorities have locked down their ability to make or receive calls.
David Fry, one of the four remaining militants, said the FBI made it so the occupiers can’t make outgoing calls on their cellphones. Fry said he can receive incoming calls, but that the other three in the refuge appear unable to receive calls on their cellphones. The militants also said they’ve lost access to the internet.
The militants said they aren’t currently inside any of the buildings at the refuge and they’ve been using a generator so they aren’t sure if the FBI also cut power to the buildings.
Sean Anderson, another of the remaining militants inside the refuge, expressed frustration with the FBI’s barricade that is preventing media from getting into the refuge.
Repeated calls to the refuge’s landline Sunday morning resulted in a busy signal.
OPB has reached out to law enforcement for confirmation.
The Ranch consists of approximately 5,316 acres (2,151 Hectares) of private land. The approximate cattle carrying capacity is 120 head annually depending on rainfall.
The Ranch lies at the southern extremity of the Animas Mountains of southwestern New Mexico. The northern boundary of the property is the US-Mexican Border. Adjacent to the Ranch on the north is the Diamond A Ranch, a 321,000 acre property that is owned by the Animas Foundation. The Diamond A has been protected by conservation easement and is nationally recognized for its innovative research and conservation efforts in this unique area of the southwest.
The Potrero de San Luis is a breathtakingly beautiful property with sweeping views in every direction. There are very few valleys with such lush grasslands that have such a tremendous amount of biological diversity. Given the proximity to the Diamond A Ranch, there may be opportunities in the future to participate in conservation improvements on the property.
Listed Price: $700,000
Rancho Puerta Blanca
The Ranch consists of approximately 13,699 acres (5,544 Hectares) of private land. The approximate cattle carrying capacity is 200 head annually depending on rainfall.
The Ranch lies at the southern extremity of the Peloncillo Mountains of southeastern Arizona. The northern boundary of the property is the US-Mexican Border. The topography is hilly to mountainous and the Ranch is bisected by several large canyons with lush riparian vegetation. Guadalupe Canyon, which flows into the northern area of the Ranch from Arizona, has many large Sycamore trees and is the location of the Ranch headquarters.
There are two houses at the headquarters. The original house has been remodeled and includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The second house has two bedrooms and one bathroom. There is also a large corral and barn.
The Rancho La Puerta Blanca is a beautiful property that has a diversity of geography. There are interesting mountains and lovely valleys. Access is very convenient from Highway 2 and the headquarters improvements are located adjacent to the border. This is a very unique property that would be an ideal cattle ranch/hunting property combination.
Listed Price: $2,050,000
The ranch is generally rectangular in shape being three miles from north to south and one mile wide including a total of 1,173 deeded acres.
Building improvements include a single family residence constructed in the 1950’s with an addition done in the 1980’s. The house is of wood frame construction on concrete foundation and floors in fair condition. There is an attached 2 car garage. The house has not been lived in for many years and the house is considered to be in disrepair.
Vegetation is generally open grassland with some scattered junipers throughout. There are a few scattered fruit trees in the yard around the house and a small 1-2 acre irrigated field directly northeast of the house which is currently planted with improved pasture for grazing. There was an old apple orchard located on the northeast edge of the ranch which has not been farmed in many years. All of the orchard trees have died. Remnants of the old trees, fencing and irrigation ditch are still present.
There is also 320 acres of grazing land which is leased from the Zuni Indian Tribe. The property is directly adjacent to the subject on the northern boundary and provides a good source of additional livestock forage.
Listed Price: $595,000
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