Bundy Militia Barricades Oregon Federal Building As Potential FBI Raid Looms
A suspected FBI raid on the Malheur Wildlife Reserve building in Oregon has armed protesters preparing for a potential standoff.
According to Infowars reporter Joe Biggs, who is currently on the ground at the occupation’s epicenter, several sources speaking with Ammon Bundy have stated that the FBI are preparing to descend on the remote location.
“Ammon Bundy says that they do have credible intel from three different sources that they believe that the FBI will be coming down on them,” Biggs said.
A federal source speaking with the Guardian early Tuesday said that the government’s first plan of action would be an attempt to flush out the group by shutting off the building’s power, forcing protesters to face eastern Oregon’s freezing temperatures.
“It’s in the middle of nowhere. And it’s flat-ass cold up there,” the source said. “After they shut off the power, they’ll kill the phone service. Then they’ll block all the roads so that all those guys have a long, lonely winter to think about what they’ve done.”
The Bundys and militia members have reportedly begun taking defensive positions in preparation for the suspected raid, blockading a nearby road with government vehicles.
The protesters reiterated that they have no intentions of leaving the area and will only fire their weapons if fired upon.
The occupation, which is preparing to head into its fourth day, surrounds the mistreatment of two local cattle ranchers by the Bureau of Land Management, protesters have said.