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Oregon Standoff: Federal Provocateurs, Sociopaths And Idiots


This article was written by Mike Vanderboegh and originally published at Sipsey Street Irregulars

“Militia takes over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters.” (See also the twitter feed of Les Zaitz.)

BURNS — An unknown number of militia have broken into and are occupying the headquarters building of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of here. A government official speaking on background Saturday said initial reports had the militia entering a building that was closed for the holiday. He said they apparently brought support trailers with them. Law enforcement officials couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.

Brandon Curtiss, an Idaho militia leader who helped organize a protest parade Saturday, told The Oregonian/OregonLive he knew nothing of the occupation. He said he has been told that Ammon Bundy, the son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, is one of the occupiers. “This has nothing to do with us,” said Curtiss, who had been attending a post-parade gathering at the Harney County Fairgrounds with many of the militia members who participated. The wildlife refuge is about 50 miles southeast of Burns.

Ryan Payne, a U.S. Army veteran from Montana, confirmed that he is among the those occupying the refuge headquarters but refused to provide details. He said additional information will be released to militia media outlets. Members from Oregon, Idaho and elsewhere had converged on this ranching town in recent weeks to make the federal government the target of their anger. They came to protest and perhaps even block the imprisonment of Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son Steven, local ranchers convicted of arson.

With their side arms and sometimes hot talk, militia members had unsettled the community, creating fears that Saturday’s rally would involve more than speeches, flags and marching. . .

I was first apprised of this a few minutes ago by folks on the ground out in Oregon. They report that Payne, Ritzheimer and every other “tiger-talking” fruit, nut and federal provocateur previously identified from the Bundy standoff were now in possession of the building and daring the Feds to do anything about it. My initial reaction was to observe that at least afterward we’ll know who the federal snitches are because they will be the only ones who survive the raid to take back the building. My understanding is that this premeditated action has been condemned by the Oregon Three Percenters and other groups but the fact of the matter is that these people are writing checks that they expect the rest of us to cash in our blood. And the Hammonds themselves are disavowing this action in the strongest terms.

For the regime, this could not come at a better time. The old Roman adage “cui bono” applies here. There is nothing on the talking heads channels as yet, but by Monday, when Obama meets with his Attorney General on the subject of citizen disarmament, you can bet the farm that this will play right into that narrative. Perfect timing. You’ve got to give the federal handlers of these pukes credit. This is precisely the sort of offensive action on the part of the “militia terrorists” that they needed.

A Threeper source on the ground relates:

“The stupid has gone so far that I don’t know if it can come back. These f-cking morons have no idea what they’ve done. The sheriff has retreated to a ‘staging area’. These guys are about to get obliterated. MSM just picked it up outside local area. It’s now regional (San Fran etc.)”

LATER: Another source says that the Feds are staging, bringing in various SRTs. This is just beginning.

I’ll have updates as I get them, but for now it looks like 2016 is going to start out with a huge propaganda victory for the regime.

Still later, from the Oregonian:

Among those joining Bundy in the occupation are Ryan Payne, U.S. Army veteran, and Blaine Cooper. Payne has claimed to have helped organize militia snipers to target federal agents in a standoff last year in Nevada. He told one news organization the federal agents would have been killed had they made the wrong move. He has been a steady presence in Burns in recent weeks, questioning people who were critical of the militia’s presence. He typically had a holstered sidearm as he moved around the community. At a community meeting in Burns Friday, Payne disavowed any ill intentions.


Brandon Smith


  1. I wouldn’t trust the socialist paper the Oregonian for stating anything of the truth. Condemning a group that is willing to put their lives on the line for the constitution and our freedoms. This liberal Oregonion is full Government supporter not matter how Obam and muslum followers bash the constitution.

    1. Ryan Payne is a pogue, federal provocateur. He states he was an army Ranger but there are NO records at Fort Benning of a Ryan Payne EVER attending. Buddha bear is a fake and cooper is as well. I do not get this from the Oregonian but from a high up official in the militia. These individuals along with others are being paid to provoke those at the refuge to do something stupid enough to cause the LEO’S to react so they can have another Waco and Obama’s gun control fanatics can have their point made for them. Don’t buy into any of the MSM because they are only going to tow the line. I am a Lifetime member of Oath keepers and a combat vet, I’m telling everyone at the refuge please stand down and go home. You are only doing exactly what those that are pulling the strings in the federal government want. They want another Waco so that they can show the American public that the gun control they want is right. They are gonna use this standoff as their battle cry.

  2. “but by Monday, when Obama meets with his Attorney General on the subject of citizen disarmament, you can bet the farm that this will play right into that narrative. Perfect timing. You’ve got to give the federal handlers of these pukes credit. This is precisely the sort of offensive action on the part of the “militia terrorists” that they needed.”

    Stewart called it correctly here. This was probably a set-up by those that serve within the general (federal) government. This bunch is NOT the Militia but are saboteurs working to destroy the US Constitution, the American people, our nations sovereignty. Maybe even Traitors.

    “…but the fact of the matter is that these people are writing checks that they expect the rest of us to cash in our blood.”

    Why would they REASONABLY expect that when it was made clear from other real Militia or freedom groups that they did not believe in forcing themselves on a person who asked that they NOT be present. This action by them, if you think hard and correlate with others in the past, has all the markings of another “false flag” to be used against Amerincas and their arms.

    “These f-cking morons have no idea what they’ve done. ”

    I believe that they know exactly what they have done. Maybe not all of them. But there is nothing constitutional about breaking, entering, and occupying the headquarters building of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Unfortunately this makes it a crime.

    Understand that I believe that the Hammond’s were unlawfully tried and served the sentence handed down to them for the same crime. I also believe this is a battle that needs to be fought out in the courts, even to the point where judges who do not use “Good Behaviour” be removed and charged, prosecuted for that crime.

    I believe in defending ourselves and others, and removing those who “serve” within our governments – but lawfully with charges brought, and prosecutions held. I also believe that those that are found guilty of Treason need to get the death penalty, hanging if allowed as it will make the most imnpact on other Traitors not yet found, charged and prosecuted.

    “…but for now it looks like 2016 is going to start out with a huge propaganda victory for the regime.”

    How about if we try and follow the trail and see where it leads so that if it is another false flag created by the FBI, etc then we can turn it against them – the Traitors who are willing to murder to destroy our nation?

    Stay Safe everyone!

    Molon Labe!

    If there were never intended to be action to defend the Constitution from those who are domestically attempting to destroy its power and authority, why would each Oath require it of those who take the Oaths?

    Chief Tecumseh: “When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

    1. Said the American chief as the greedy white men plundered his home lands and murdered his family.

    2. if this was conspiracy psyop it would have been all over the news 24/7.instead the establishment keeps a lid on the whole situation and feeds false info in order to keep p
      eople suspicious and divided…Most have fallen into the trap…

    3. Is it Constitutional to have the fed control the land? If not, why is there a Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to begin with? And is it crime to occupy what should be considered public property?

  3. boy,this could go badly,if handled badly.Someone needs to get the Bundys back on track.this wont go well for us/or them.It couldbe what wont be good for any of us.

  4. No doubt the corrupt tyranny of government will make the most of this. The Stalinist have already taken over the blinded; now we see the useful idiot splay into totally making our constitution irrelevant. There numbers are great, ours ore less.


    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    1. You mean the bureau of Land Management? Yeah they are taking over people’s property by declaring them wildlife refuges and then selling the land to fracking companies. One Rancher’s property was almost seized in order to sell land to the Chinese who want to make a coal burning powerplant.

      The BLM is also responsible for stealing horses and selling them for meat.

  5. Mr. Vanderboegh,

    You should hope that these men are one of the three things you state in the article title.

    If, instead, they are decent men, looking to give back for services they received during the original ranch standoff, and men looking to pay it forward as an example of “drawing a line” against government over reach…then your credibility as a “leader” of any movement has to be toast.

    1. Was you at the standoff?…. Did you pay attention to anything that came out of the standoff!…. One has to scratch their head at your post………

      1. Lee,

        I was not, and I did not. I do not know any of the people involved, and next to nothing about the Oath Keepers.

        I noticed the news about the stand off, looked at some pictures on the news, and visited this site.

        I was surprised to see the the negative responses to the current situation in Oregon, in the comments sections. The I saw the article above. And I was scratching MY head. I visited a few other sites, read some articles and background, not much. Just my opinion. If you tell people that something is wrong, and something needs to be done, you don’t mock and insult those people when they do it. I get the fact that in some peoples opinions, the occupation is a huge mistake, and from what I have read, unsanctioned (although I don’t know who has the power to “sanction” the actions of free men). I get it. But they did it, and there it is. Now what? I didn’t expect to see “screw them” when I came here. Certainly not from someone in a leadership position. Why would I think he wouldn’t throw me under the bus, if he didn’t like my style? You know?

        Honestly, all I can say is, good luck to them, and their families, and prayers out.

  6. I am no one important so please read along

    ok folks a little logic and thoughtfulness is needed here

    A. the cliven bundy standoff was a clear cut case of federal abuse of power and breaking their own laws..
    the feds could NOT tell the bundy family where they legally could feed their cattle
    they couldnt find it on a map – yet they claimed (falsely) that the bundy family broke some law and went over some mysterious line that no one could find on any MAP..

    then the feds STOLE their cattle for failure to pay for range fees (they had no way legally to validate) that they owed..
    this was a clear cut case of the FEDS being in the wrong..

    B. this case is about a family that was grazing their cattle and started a fire to clear some brush and it got out of control and DID do a lot of damage to the feds range lands.. this is true and can be verified so this time the family was in the wrong – and went to jail..

    now the judge said wait we need to jail them again because we didnt punish them enough (i have a problem with that called double jeopardy) or more realistic is double punishment – you cant do that as far as i am concerned – once a judge hands out a sentence – and the person has fulfilled the sentence you cant go back and change it again) –

    Now to the final point C

    jomini which i read his works was more focused on unit and battle field tactics
    clausewitz i read his works too – was focused more on the POLITICAL side of making war..

    So considering these points please consider point C

    point C
    1. you took over a bathroom in the middle of no where
    What military objective is there to defend or attack ?

    2. what political objective is there to attack or defend ?
    i mean come on a bathroom in the middle of no where ? what politician is going to defend your actions?

    3. what strategic gain is there by taking over this said bathroom ?

    4. what unit level advantage do you gain by having all your men in a loop road which can easily be cut off by no more than 3 police cars one per intersection?

    5. most importantly how will attract people to your cause – i surely can see why no one would risk their lives and their lively hoods to fight with the feds over a STINKING BATHROOM

    if you do anything stupid like start shooting – this will be known as the
    Stinky SHOT heard around the world..

    i mean please folks come on here

    I agree our government is corrupt and out of control and by various means
    an do anything correctly.

    But this has no political point to be achieved nor any military objective nor any mass media connection
    unless your intention is to start a fire fight OVER a STINKING BATHROOM..

    Some times a fight is necessary (like on our borders) to stop illegals and drug dealers from shooting up our homes and families (that is a reasonable recourse) when faced with imminent danger and threats..

    But this ?
    please will someone actually get a leader out there that can actually THINK ????

  7. “Authoritarianism” cares less of its mode of travel, as long as “It” gets around. Nor does “It” care of which side of the tracks “It” lays Its” head to rest. “It” conspires to enlist and conscript into service those who falsely believe that It cannot survive on their side of the tracks, thus misleading others to do “Its” bidding.. History proves that “It” thrives in where-ever “It” calls home. As for this ongoing foolery in Central Oregon, it reminds me of “Imminent Domain”. As, one side wants to imprison while the other deems it necessary to give them an excuse, thus, the entire Hammond family loses all. The Republic of the United States was not founded by Collectivists, but by Individualists and their families with thoughts of commonality and eventual equality. The Elite knew what the cheapest and purest form of energy was, so did our forefathers. Its too bad that the bulk of today’s supposed Americans’ can’t recognize it, regardless of what side they think their on. As an American and a Loner, for what it is worth, I fully agree with and salute Mr. Stewart Rhodes on the decision, as something doesn’t smell right on this event. I trust no one fully, but trust some more than others.

  8. Real estate expert Fabian Calvo thinks the recent standoff between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy is about much more than grazing rights. Even though this standoff is over, we find out It’s really about sweetheart deals for federal land. Calvo says, “The hair on the back of my neck stood up when I was doing research for this and speaking to some of my contacts on Wall Street. The BLM is part of the Department of the Interior, and look at what they have been doing? Through the BLM, the Department of the Interior has been confiscating land and going after land, for example, in the high desert in California and all over the place. What I am hearing is they are categorizing this land for future collateralization or to sell off. In the Weimar (Germany) hyperinflation, after the hyperinflation, what did they back their currency with? They backed it with mortgages and they backed it with land. This is a total possibility here in America, but here’s the part that is more sinister and crazy. The Department of the Interior and BLM have been providing sweetheart deals for Chinese investors.

  9. Yes, with everyone in the country hungover from the holidays, the perfect time to restrict your freedoms some more.

  10. These occupiers are patsies of the federal government. Agents of the federal government incite these individuals to commit acts that promote the administration’s agenda. Think Oswald, McVeigh….not Weaver or Karesch when you think of these clowns. They’re actually enabling the administration’s call to disarm the population.

    1. If they were “patsies” of the feds this will be all over the news 24/7…Instead I see that most of the people have fallen into the division trap..Well, what would someone expect from a state where you can go to prison for collecting rain water?
      Soon the pitch forks will be banned and still we’ll hear that the tome to put the establishment within constitutional boundaries “has not come yet”… the O.
      K lost all my admiration…

  11. My only comment. The FEDS should just wait them out. Word is they have no food. They will eventually surrender.

  12. As a x deputy from Oregon, 100% disabled Veteran, and someone who Loves and believes in the US Constitution, of which I have given most of my life for, to include my lower body, I am sicken by what I have read from the “Oath Keepers”. I did have a lot of Respect for all of you, but since this incident, not so much. I know of the battle between ranchers and the federal government, the ongoing BLM Kingdom. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like or approve what these individuals have done in Burns, but you will not hear me bad mouth them. It appears to me that Oath Keepers is a bunch of use to be/ has been’s, a bunch of want to be adults / men. Mind you I am not saying all of you seem to be this, but the ADMIN, has proven one thing. All bark no bite. Sure you done a really great job in Ferguson. I did not see or hear anyone from the right say anything negative about what you did. Why in the hell have you been blasting these people, if you cannot say anything nice, or cannot support them, how about keeping your mouth / fingers quiet. I do know and have observed that many Federal Agencies along with Federal Employees have been doing many criminal activates against ranchers, Farmers, Civilians for many years now. In Fact Most of the members of BLM, USFS act as if the land they are so call Managing is their own Property. Treating everyone else like dog crap, being bully’s, harassing these people to and past the point it is criminal. I can say from past events in my life, to be harassed by someone or agency and there is nothing you can do about it, mostly when local LEO’s, State LEO’s, or State DOJ’s will not get involved (when they should be, its their jobs, IT IS THEIR DUTY BY OATH) and yet you are forced to sit there, having loved ones worry, and even get mad because there is nothing they can do. People get to the point they do things, Criminal at times, I understand it, even can support them quietly. But I have never went off yelling at someone who support the Constitution, or the rule of law under the constitution. Saying bad things, or calling them names. You that are doing this are the ones who have fallen into the OBAMA trap, that’s what the left wants, more division. I believe personally that those men in Burns have made their point, have gotten the word out about the BLM there, the Criminal Actions of government Officials. It is time to walk away, there is nothing to die for there. The Fight is coming, and it will be shortly. Obama’s authority is shot, his days are numbered. Its time for all on the right to stay close, work together to stop the Liberals from destroying the country.

  13. [Three words deleted by Elias Alias, editor] its the tyrannical government that’s the terrorist you antiamerican Liberal [One word deleted by editor]. You’re leaving out a HUGE part of the real story. Before this ever happened I talked to a friend I went to High School with that owns a gold mine claim. The Bureau of Land Management and the Environmental Protection Agency has been threatening and intimidating peaceful innocent civilians on THEIR LAND! Trying to chase them off. They have been doing it to Ranchers, Gold miners, farmers, and fishermen. It’s being done in Nevada, California, and Oregon especially. What the government is doing is like what the railroad did to land owners in the 1800’s:leave or we will kill you. It’s the government that is the terrorist you sorry excuse for a journalist! Read the damn Constitution ya [One word deleted by editor]! Anytime a government becomes tyrannical in nature it is OUR DUTY to form a Militia to restore the balance of power. You just remember its supposed to be We The People,they are supposed to be serving us. By the way The Land Management Bureau isn’t part of the United State’s Government it is an international corporation that has NO business doing any of this! The men that were jailed for this “So called crime” was tried twice for the same crime! Can you say Double Jeopardy! It’s illegal and against the law to be tried twice for the same thing you ignorant Liberal [One word deleted by editor]. These men are TRUE Americans God Bless These Brave Patriot’s. I know these Patriot’s won’t fire the first shot, but the damn government sure will the damn murderers. If the government fires first I hope these men [seven words deleted by editor] before being murdered by their own government.

  14. Let us cool our heads and we will prevail . I am sure that you fellas in the f.b.i. can read this. If I may , permit me to tickle your ear for a moment. It was probably clear to you days ago that your target bears every single mark of the victimized instead of the purpatrator, Well you can see it is a mess.Not your fault. You see the fault must be those that you call your bosses.
    Now, not to seem like an ass but to disclose to you that you have been duped into a position of trespassing . If you will take a little time with me and take a refresher course in law with me you will soon see clearly that you have no power or authority outside of the district of Columbia . You see, the power and authority you assume was miss represented to you by your bosses.Because it had to be or else you did know that you were wilfully breaking the law. As you have been for some time. Google it to save time. It just so happens to be that your bosses are not elected representatives of we the people . …in fact they are a corporation with EXTREMELY limited power outside of that constitutionally blessed 100 square mile patch on the other side of this nation. And that out here with us small folk that is all you are out here as small folk as well . Thank you for your time and when you are disenchanted with your bosses and quit which

  15. You are right sir. We are now able to see who the agent provocateurs were, cause they were the first ones to jump ship. Just like rats escaping from a sinking ship.

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