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This is to point our readers to Mike Vanderboegh’s website, known widely as “Sipsey Street Irregulars“. I will place just a bit of his article below to urge readers to go ahead and read what Mike has to say about the Oath Keepers and the Bundy Ranch situation.
Mike and I chanced to be at the Bundy Ranch at the same time, and we both spoke on that stage in the shade on the afternoon of April 19, 2014. Mike gave his “Badger” speech to mark the anniversary of his “Smuggle” speech back on April 19/20, 2013, at West Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, respectively. As I did on April 19, 2014, in Lexington, Massachusetts with Mike present, I gave an Oath ceremony this recent April 19 2014 at the Bundy Ranch, while celebrating Oath Keepers’ fifth anniversary.
I mention that because I need to give some of the more concerned true Red White And Blue patriots who have fretted grandly and with fanfare of emphasis over the alleged rumor that in light of a possible drone strike at the Bundy Ranch over this past weekend (April 25-27, 2014) the Oath Keepers may have with cold-hearted intent abandoned their posts to save their own hides. The righteous indignation with which so many ardent defenders of liberty have belched forth their heaped criticisms of Oath Keepers leadership for daring depart before a missile could be inserted up their collective wazzoo, has inspired me to dash to the assistance of every laboring soul who struggles now with the full effect and revelation of such rumor and its impact on the whole wide world. What I have for you is a new diversion, something to overshadow and render impotent the previous rumors which were graciously offered you for unquestioning assumption by the very people who could not stand for the Bundy family to actually achieve popular support for their States’ Rights issue with the BLM. What the heck, eh? Let the proletariat swelter and swarm and sweat in the horrific damnations which surround Oath Keepers demise in cowardly shame over that rumor that Oath Keepers deserted their posts over a mere threat of some silly little missile which any good militia leader could snatch right out of the air with his bare teeth, spitting it all the way to Peking where it could be safely de-activated, any time those danged fedgov forces might send in a drone or three – we have a new puzzle in all of this, something to get one’s teeth into, and you may be able to help us solve our dilemma. Just remember: you found it first right here at Oath Keepers.
Here is the Intel: Mike Vanderboegh mysteriously showed up at the Bundy Ranch at about the same time Elias Alias did. It is rumored that Elias arrived by automobile with two cats, Opie and Black Alias.
We are told that Mike Vanderboegh arrived by airplane and was transported to the Ranch by Stewart Rhodes himself. Note: Stewart cannot cop a plea of ignorance on that, for Mike himself has already verified it. By Friday April 19, 2014, both Mike Vanderboegh, founder of the Three Percenter Movement, and Elias Alias, founder of The Mental Militia, were seen cavorting about recklessly with Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers.
The first part of our question has to do with whether all three, Stewart, Mike, and Elias, can wear the same hat. Mike has testified that he is not an Oath Keeper, and Elias has testified that he is not a Three Percenter, and not one “leader” on the ground at the Ranch has brought up any suspicions relative to both of them spying their way about the grounds of the Virgin River bridge and back-stage at for-public-consumption events down by the bridge on the road where public participation mixes with media and militia. Although that has little to do with who can wear the same hat, here in raw pictures taken clandestinely by an unidentified infiltrator posing as an Oath Keeper is a shot of Mike Vanderboegh with his hat.
But, my goodness! Here is a secret pic of Elias Alias with the same hat! Inquiring minds want to know: What’s with the hat?
Why have Mike Vanderboegh and Elias Alias both been pictured at the same event at the Bundy Ranch with the same hat on the same day? How can that be? What happened to the security on the grounds, eh? This is blatant evidence that both of them were playing magic hat tricks right out there in front of God and everybody, including the alleged “militia leaders”.
But while that is a burning question, the grand-daddy of all conspiracy theories screams for an answer to this unhinged question – Is Elias wearing Mike’s hat, or is Mike wearing Elias’ hat? That is the question! This is what we should be focusing on in sorting out the cloudlike obfuscations adrift all around the Bundy Ranch success story, which is being veiled even now by rumor and accusation and name-calling and in-fighting – all the things which Agents Provocateur are trained to induce when the “enemy” (which is we the people lately) is becoming too successful in their fight for liberty; and which is, we remind readers once again, that the Cowboys rode into the face of the BLM’s soldiers who had been brought out to oppress the Ranchers, and they forced the commanders of the government’s theft mechanism called BLM to withdraw their troops before all hell could break through. My my my. Looky who is doing all that. Notice that the leaders who are doing that wickedness, the liars who are tossing slings and arrows at Oath Keepers, are not saying one word about whether Mike is wearing Elias’ hat, or whether Elias is wearing Mike’s hat. So that is the question, and the petty lies and accusations of desertion etc etc may now be retired to the small print behind the sports page in next month’s newspapers.
We may never know whose hat it was, or even if it was Stewart Rhodes’ had and he had possibly put each of them up to wearing a magic hat for some nefarious but classified reason of his own. When asked by this journalist, each culprit simply grinned and sluffed-off the question, changing the subject to a new paradigm scenario – they each questioned the journalist right back, asking what the journalist would tell his readership about a couple thousand libertarian Mental Militia people joining forces with over forty thousand Constitutionalist Oath Keepers members and over three million “No More Free Wacos!” Threepers! Is that a tip-of-the-iceberg hint from Fate, or is it a bit of mis-info found in a beer-wrapped vision from south of the border where mushrooms grow in magic? What a concept! People everywhere are going to now focus on solving these mysteries, so we would like to see your comments, clues, and chuckles.
Mike has the critical eye of experience and the wisdom of one who has learned well from his experience. And Mike knows the history of our nation’s founding culture pretty doggone well also. Mike is an unabashed observer and commentator on current events in the patriot movement, the liberty movement, the Constitution movement. As founder of the III%ers, he has established himself with solid aim and sure-fingered accuracy as a staunch defender of the Constitution. That has much to do with his patience during Oath Keepers’ early years, and it also shows much about the man’s character, about his vision of successful strategy in talking down an arrogant government which routinely sends its provocateurs into all sorts of social situations for wicked purposes. Oath Keepers notices at rallies and events across the nation that Mike’s Three Percenter flags are flying above crowds of patriots, and we particularly enjoy it when we see those Three Percenter flags flying alongside the gold and black Oath Keepers flag.
But enough of that. Mike has written quite a bit about the Bundy ranch situation. Yesterday we sent him our video in which Stewart and company debriefed on camera for all viewers and readers. That video is now embedded in Mike’s newest article, fresh off the presses this morning, and I’m sure every Oath Keeper on the map will want to read Mike’s article today. When watching the video itself, and when following that viewing by reading Mike’s article, one finally begins to see the complexities and sensitive nuances which came into play over the weekend of April 25-27, 2014 as Stewart Rhodes and the Oath Keepers fought to stay atop a multi-pronged assault inserted first by a piece of bogus “info” regarding an alleged possible drone strike by the US Federal government on the ranch of Cliven and Carol Bundy. Using that as the catalyst, some very suspiciously-acting alleged “militia leaders” delivered the second round of explosions by making wild accusations about Oath Keepers and pushing those accusations all over the Internet, knowing that they were lies.Oath Keepers will have much more to say about that in coming times.
(Allow me please to make this very clear – Oath Keepers is proud of the many militiamen and militiawomen who have volunteered and sacrificed their time and energy and expenses to stand guard for the Bundy family against a damned-by-God government that has already pointed sniper rifles at the Bundy family’s children and has threatened to fire on cowboys who live in the area and have joined the Bundy family in defying the BLM’s non-existent authority. You are the militia, and you are the People. But we now must ask you to take a second look at several of your alleged “leaders” and re-evaluate your allegiance to a few of them. We say that because some of your so-called “leaders” are acting totally out of character for the American militia, and we suspect foul play by those few. Be advised, eh? To learn more about this, please view the video at Mike Vanderboegh’s website, linked – here. )
Teasers from Mike’s new article at Sipsey Street Irregulars, home of the Three Percenters:
(Quoting Mike Vanderboegh)
Further, it is important to remember that I am not a member of Oath Keepers, although I have always believed that their work reminding folks of the ramifications of the oath they took to be among the most important of tasks. There are Three Percenters who belong to Oath Keepers and Oath Keepers who are Three Percenters. That is a given. But I decided from the first that it was inappropriate of me to join the organization, having staked out a different area of operations as it were in the fight to defend the Founders’ Republic.
It is also important to recall that Stewart Rhodes, the Oath Keepers board and I have not always seen eye to eye on some things. You may recall that OK at first committed to support, and then pulled out of, the armed march in Northern Virginia back in 2010. At the time there were those who wanted me to — no, URGED me to — loudly denounce Oath Keepers in general and Stewart Rhodes in particular for that decision. I did not not do so. I have long had a policy, dating from my work with the constitutional militia in the 90s, that I do not shoot my own side’s wounded. I’m glad I had that policy, for Stewart Rhodes has come a long way since those days as a leader and the Oath Keepers are a valuable force in the fight for liberty. Those who accused Stewart then of being a coward did not see him later risk arrest last year at the hands of the Lexington, MA, police force when he refused their order to stay off the green and told them they would have to arrest him to stop him from administering the oath ceremony there. The Lexington PD, gritted their teeth and blinked, allowing the ceremony to go forward. That was entirely Stewart’s doing. No, in my experience, Stewart Rhodes is no coward.
Please enjoy reading the whole thing here:
Here is more info from Stewart Rhodes and company on the rift between the alleged “leaders” of the militia down at the Bundy Ranch. This debriefing focuses on just a few men who would sabotage Oath Keepers’ mission at the Bundy Ranch. It explains some sequences and some activities which you’ve not heard about before.
Please understand that Oath Keepers has great faith in the majority of good men and women in the militias represented at the Ranch. We just have problems with people who want to stir up trouble, for such people are most often what we call “Agents Provocateur”. We are not accusing anyone of being an agent provocateur, but we are definitely identifying certain actions and statements by questionable men as being exactly the sort of activity an agent provocateur would display. It is just a few, and we think that the greater majority of militiamen and militiawomen serving there are tops, and you have our support and our gratitude for your sacrifice for the Bundy Ranch mission. Well done. Oath Keepers suggests that you do question your leadership to be sure they are who and what they claim to be. We would especially encourage people to look into any claims about any specialty service in the military that any of the current leaders might claim.
But note please – this debriefing session with five Oath Keepers is important, but this only covers one aspect of our work at the Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada. Oath Keepers marches on, and our reports will continue to dispel the psy-op rumors about our work at the ranch. View this video to find many answers to questions currently flying about the Internet. Try to help people learn the truth by sending this to your lists. Thanks!
Elias Alias, editor
Be sure to attend and learn about the Federal Land & Resource Grabs. Sheriff Mack, CSPOA, and Oath Keepers of So Cal will be represented and speaking.
California Land and Water Wars: The Green Agenda to Destroy Your Property Rights
Sunday, May 4 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd #204, West Los Angeles, CA 90064
Admission: Pre-registration: $40.00 (includes lunch and all materials) Genearl Addmission: $50.00 (includes lunch and all materials)
Parking: In parking structure
Directions: The Olympic Collection Banquet & Conference Center, located in west Los Angeles at the junction of the 405 and 10 Freeways.
About the Topic:
California Central Valley farmers are under siege. After years of drought, not only has their water allocation, guaranteed to them under Government contract, fallen to 40%, but much needed water, vital to the sustenance of crops, is currently being siphoned off to protect certain fish species believed to be endangered. The emphasis on saving wildlife at the expense of human need is of a piece with the environmental campaign against agricultural activity across this country. Over the next ten years thousands of dams are slated to be closed, affecting farmers in dozens of states. Water authorities have also vowed to make their control and regulation of urban water supplies far more centralized and coercive. Join AFA at this important half day forum to learn from farmers, journalists, activists and water utilization experts how far reaching is this pernicious environmental campaign and what you can do to stop it.
American Freedom Alliance – Lecture Series – California Land and Water Wars
This official advisory is from Elias Alias, your friendly editor at http://www.oathkeepers.org/
This advisory will be an encapsulation of a much larger story with numerous feature or peak points to reveal in coming weeks and months. The Bundy Ranch Revolution against federal land management within the several States is positively huge. My comment to Stewart Rhodes regarding the gravity and significance of the Bundy stand is that it is a watershed moment in Twenty-first Century American history, and I am totally proud of Oath Keepers for jumping in with the Bundy family and their good neighbors.
And that is true. And that is why Oath Keepers is being kicked in the teeth by people purporting to be pillars of the patriot community. Justice will arise from the smoke of this obvious fray, and it won’t take very long. Oath Keepers would seriously like to thank Sheriff Mack and his CSPOA and Mike Vanderboegh and his national Three Percenters movement.
But this advisory is not the place to develop themes which can reveal who and what is trying to sabotage the Bundy stand against federal land management. This advisory is just to let our members know that we’re all over this. Regarding your humble servant, I’ve been so heavily inundated with articles, videos, audio files, phone calls and emails – all relative to this affair – that I’ve been unable to even crystalize a simple concise report with which to update our people on what’s really been happening there at the ranch. I also have not been able to talk with Stewart to wish him a happy birthday. Stewart is traveling home to Montana with Renn and company so Stewart can be home with his family for his birthday. I shall get to other details as they can be assimilated – there is much material to share with our readers, and some of it is quite remarkable. Some follows in this advisory.
Meanwhile, please read the following.
Bundy Ranch Advisory for April 29, 2014
Yes, it is true: Oath Keepers received a bizarre bit of leaked info which could not be verified but which also could not be ignored. Our contact is connected with the Department of Defense – or “was”. The info we received stated that Eric Holder of the Department of Justice had okayed a drone strike on the Bundy ranch near Bunkerville, Nevada, within a 48 hour period over the weekend of April 26/27, 2014.
That, fortunately, turned out to be “dis-info” – a false rumor. And though it came from a trusted source, Oath Keepers could neither prove nor disprove it. Oath Keepers is thankful that the rumor was false and no one got hurt. Oath Keepers also is aware that the source of that rumor requires debriefing, which would hopefully lead to the author of that operation. It was a directed attack on Oath Keepers to do several things including gaging our comms depth, our speed in Intel, and study how we responded. The project’s cheerleaders were already implanted in the militias operating on-site at the ranch, so that when Oath Keepers responded to the rumor new forces would be ready to pounce on Oath Keepers.
Oath Keepers is doing excellent work at the ranch. We are in touch with the family and they wish to continue working with us. Oath Keepers are encouraged to donate at our website or send checks directly to Cliven and Carol Bundy (* see below)
This mis-info came from a trusted source, a former Special Forces soldier with significant connections inside DOD. Though the info was unbelievable, in the present climate generated by the BLM and Senator Harry Reid (who called the ranchers and their friends “domestic terrorists”), Oath Keepers decided that the info must be regarded as indicating that a drone attack was at least “possible”.
Knowing that this sort of info is at least bizarre, Stewart and our Board members who were there at the ranch finally, after painstakingly going over all possible angles, decided that this should be handled just as the authorities would handle a bomb threat at a school – evacuate the kids from the school immediately and then sift for the bomb, if indeed one turned out to exist there. Stewart knew this was a potential trap for Oath Keepers, but felt that he could not remain quiet about the info which had come to us. Better safe than sorry, in a nutshell, defines his thinking on this. Oath Keepers is tremendously happy that nothing happened and that this was a bad tip, a piece of “dis-info”, a “psy-op”.
On the basis of that, Oath Keepers alerted the Bundy ranch and all who were working there this past weekend. Oath Keepers advised people there to consider evacuation. Now we’re being attacked on many fronts in the backwash.
Let’s take a moment to assess the psychological environment in which this rumor was active. The BLM had already accosted members of the Bundy ranch on the road, tackling a woman roughly, letting one of their combat dogs loose on Ammon Bundy (Cliven’s son), and tasing him in a confrontation brought about when armed fedgov troops accompanied a BLM effort to round up the Bundys’ cattle and the Bundy family came out to protest. Ensuing days saw rising tensions and a build-up of troop levels by the BLM, which had finally amassed a veritable army which included S.W.A.T. and helmeted combat agents and snipers. The Bundy’s children could look up and see snipers aiming rifles at them from ridge-lines. There was much fear, much agitation, and much tense concern, as we might imagine each of us would feel if a federal agency sent troops into our own yard.
So that was the temperature on the ground leading into last weekend. But in the national political environment we saw a very damning picture presented by a Nevada Senator named Harry Reid. Senator Harry Reid greatly fueled the tensions nationwide, deliberately. Reid, as the whole world knows, publicly declared that the Bundy family and their neighbors and supporters were “domestic terrorists”. Yes, believe it or not, a sitting U.S. Senator actually said that. His statement is now coming home to roost. Here is why.
All Oath Keepers know that President Obama signed into “law” the infamous NDAA-2012, which placed American citizens under military jurisdiction. Under the NDAA-2012 any American citizen may be picked up by the military and placed in custody under a military tribunal – without even being charged with a crime – and – without benefit of a lawyer – and – may be held indefinitely until the so-called “war on terror” is finally over, which some politicians have said could last a hundred years or more. We also know that the USA PATRIOT ACT of 2001 greatly released restrictions on government enforcement agents and permitted them to violate American citizens’ unalienable rights. We all know that the NSA is collecting all of our communications. We know that dissent against current policy in government is being targeted by government agencies including the IRS and DHS.
Additionally, our situation includes the observation that Americans now bear the brunt of more than 70,000 S.W.A.T. raids a year, mostly over victimless so-called “crimes” or just to serve warrants. Our police are being militarized and under the command of the US Department of Homeland Security are now in effect an extension of a standing army being readied to control mass dissent among the people. (See: NORTHCOM in Colorado, which is now home of the first US military deployment of combat troops on US soil. Worse, we note that federal agents are now militarized and are extensions of the military, same as are our local police. All are interfaced under DHS authority. We notice that the BLM placed combat troops online against the Bundy family, pointing military guns at our cowboy citizens in an unacceptable and unforgivable portrait of enforced tyranny. The fedgov cannot take back the fact that they brought a ghastly army down to bear on an American ranching family and their friends. They did it.
Further, we also know for fact that the President has a private, secret “kill list” of people his Administration may consider killing on sight, sans any due process, simply on the President’s word.
So all of that is in the picture here as we look at the “leak” which got everyone excited. Considering how bizarre that listing of government sins-against-the-people really is, it’s not such a far reach to understand why a threat of a war-on-terror-styled attack in retribution for the Bundy cowboy defeat of the BLM gov-thug soldiers earlier this month is not such a far-fetched idea after all. At the very least, and under current environment terms, letting people know the nature of the alleged threat was the right thing to do.
In the wake of this remarkable anomaly, I see that some so-called “patriots” have gone to exaggerated extents to attack Oath Keepers. The hysteria levels are up past flood-stage markings. We have people accusing Oath Keepers of many different offenses, including stealing money we collected for the Bundy family. Oath Keepers has resources and attorneys and a good name to protect. Regarding the money-related accusation, the Oath Keepers book-keeper just informed me that we have raised more than forty thousand dollars for the Bundy Ranch operation, and of that sum we have presented a check for $12,500.00 to the Bundy family – not cash, a check. All accounting will be available in coming weeks as receipts are collected, and our membership may know with confidence that full reckoning will be completed. Here is part of the statement I just got from our book-keeper:
“Here are the things I know we bought, food, water, ice, clothing, tents, field equipment/supplies, port-o-potties and travel expenses for the OK BODs and anybody willing to take rotating shifts out at the Bundy Ranch. We also gave the Bundy’s $12,500.00 via a check, not cash.”
She told me that we’ve taken in more than forty thousand dollars.
Please allow me to explain something in better detail. First, Oath Keepers raised that money from sympathetic members and supporters. We are very proud of everyone who shouldered the cost of doing this at the Bundy Ranch. We presented the Bundys with the check for $12,500.00 without any stipulation – it is their money to do with as they choose, and we need no accounting from them regarding that money. We will be able to account for all monies we’ve taken in. Oath Keepers is grateful to every member and supporter who sent money to this project, and we stand honorably to account for that money.
Also regarding the money part of this operation: The following is a video showing part of what that money accomplished at the Bundy ranch. Oath Keepers has played a powerful role in how the public came to see the justice in Cliven Bundy’s battle for his State’s right to own and manage its own land. We work with People Against the NDAA, and we work with the Tenth Amendment Center, among other fine organizations including the Fully Informed Jury Association.
We understand that the Bundy affair is classic and that Mr. Bundy himself is a patriarch of our American heritage and as such he is to be protected by the people at all costs. His vision is in harmony with that of the founders, and we all know it. When Oath Keepers brings in to the Bundy Ranch out-of-State legislators, and when CSPOA and Oath Keepers bring in men and women from our Peace Officer community to stand by Mr. Bundy, the power in the unique outreach style of Oath Keepers becomes clear. Please enjoy this brief example of the good that came from our members’ and friends’ financial support, and, again, please accept Oath Keepers thanks to each of you who have contributed to make this sort of moment possible:
All Oath Keepers may be proud that we were part of that moment and that we indeed helped that moment to happen by our activism. So please know this from my fingertips to God’s eye:
Oath Keepers is happily hosted at the Bundy Ranch by the Bundy family. A film/video is en route to Montana right now, riding by car with Stewart, for editing and subsequent posting to our YouTube channel. That video will feature Stewart himself in powerful expressions of the principles on which Cliven Bundy stands, and the direness of the hour in our Republic’s history, and the need to overcome the UN’s Agenda 21 domestic usurpations carried via now-stolen “federal agencies and departments” such as the Forest Service and the BLM. The BLM’s policy is mirrored in Agenda 21, and the entire Bundy Ranch affair traces back to corruption in internationalist-federal deal-making in the name of the People’s government. Chinese management of Nevada land is at the bottom of this, as Alex Jones exposed Senator Reid’s connections with a Chinese firm wanting to operate a solar energy farm on land related to the eco-plans for developing that site, which included moving a population of desert tortoise from that site to the area where Bundy’s cows graze – and that was a problem for EPA as well as the Endangered Species Act, which caused seriously-armed federal force to move in to make sure that the Bundy cattle were removed from the new home of the tortoise – correct me if I’m wrong. This is United Nations covert activity inside the United States and it involves the planet’s largest Communist nation, China. The Bundy connection connects also the relationship of the BLM to the Reid family. It is deep stuff.
And that is why suddenly, as Oath Keepers is getting into gear to ramp up and build upon this defense of the people against the BLM’s tyrannical forces, and as we are making awesome strides, all hell suddenly breaks loose with the militias, who in a surprising twist of fate, have decided to destroy Oath Keepers at the same time we’re hit with a rumored leak about a drone attack being possible. Sheesh. The militias are being unruly about it, and somewhat rude, assuming that the word “rude” includes threatening to shoot Stewart or his officers in the back “for desertion” – if you can believe that. Some of the alleged militia leaders are threatening to accost Oath Keepers’ leadership if leadership step foot on the Bundy Ranch. That is fairly rude, but that has actually been said.
Other accusations bordering on the absurd are being passed around, and it appears to be a concerted or choreographed Internet activity as if designed by anyone wanting to discredit Oath Keepers. There are pieces to our puzzle which are not yet on the table, but it is obvious that somebody wants us shut down and will use what national media coverage exists to smear us to a progressive audience we would not otherwise know existed.
A typical FBI psy-op would plant “leaders” in every militia they could infiltrate. What those sorts of FBI agents or surrogates do is always “handled”. Some of the purported “leaders” of the militia at the ranch are doing exactly what any agent provocateur would do after having infiltrated the militia and claimed a role in leadership. Did you notice the massive ego about who is going to command who? Did you notice the drama in the tendency to speak of Oath Keepers as if we were a militia, which we are not. These militia “leaders” would judge us by battlefield standards even though there has not been a “battlefield” since April 12, 2014? They would shoot us for desertion? Really? That is amazing, and is the kind of bumbling consciousness which a conditioned and programmed special warfare officer or a federal agent would offer if he had to think on his feet of a sudden.
I’ll confide something with you. Let us not be deceived about the real strength and power of the true American militia. Let us examine any militia which opposes the historic role of the Constitutional militia of the several States. Yesterday I had a longish phone conversation with Mike Vanderboegh, who was wanting to think-tank some stuff with me for concurrence in what we might do next to combat the idiocy being circulated presently. All you III%ers listen-up. As Mike and I were talking about the situation I said something to which he replied, “Well, how do we know that *they* are *the* militia of the people?” I pondered that and thanked him for bringing it up.
We were suggesting that the FBI (and other related groups) firmly believes in creating its own opposition for purposes of controlling it from atop and within. The model is searchable online as “COINTELPRO”. The fedgov infiltrates all social and cultural segments of America’s population. It is best to presume that the militias across America are all infiltrated. If you want to see the leadership of the co-opted militias currently at the Bundy ranch, you will have to search for a video put out to smear Oath Keepers. The link I had last night (April 28, 2014), is now invalid. The video of a circle of men denouncing Oath Keepers and threatening Oath Keepers with being shot in the back as “deserters”, and accusing Oath Keepers of stealing from the Bundy family, will give you the true insight into the steroidal psycho-pathic dreamwish of little boys playing “Army” in the fields near the house forty and fifty years ago, who somehow retained that aloofness and swapped it for a job with a badge or uniform and a gun and a retirement plan that could be counted on, or worse, in some cases, self-proclaimed “officers” who never bothered to go into the military when they grew old enough to enlist, or never made the police force. If just one of those militia leaders’ personal scenarios, isolated into private little spheres of command and control as they may be, could be synthesized and condensed for distribution to the vast majority of thinking Americans – if these aberrations were not so sad, they would be funny, and I might have more to say to and about the mental states possessed by such “patriots” in coming times. But whatever the situation in anyone’s perception, Oath Keepers is not a militia and we do not take our marching orders from any militia. We merely support the idea of reinstating the Constitutional Militia of the several States as revealed by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.
This much is certain: The federal government has many agencies and contracting private-sector corps to which it can send requests for certain clandestine or covert actions in the public sector. All Oath Keepers officers are aware of that, and we stand strongly and without fear, to oppose the tyranny which has gripped our nation. In the face of personal hardship, discomfort, and deep-seated concerns about personal safety, our officers, myself included, actually live the fight for liberty every day. We have noticed that the more successful our mission becomes, the more flak is thrown at us. My comment today is, “When we look about, who today is tossing slings and arrows at Oath Keepers? To see who is trying to destroy Oath Keepers, we see those who make wild accusations, unfounded charges, and imaginary scenario situations glossed over by their berserk egoism which presupposes that the rest of the world can’s see their motivation and their jealousy and their fear.
Know this. Oath Keepers has a contingent on the ground there right now working in an Oath Keepers-directed security op. I’m told my good friend from Kalispell, Montana, Brother Paul Stramer, is down there with equipment for comms at present. And Sheriff Mack sends me this word regarding the continuing stream of Sheriffs who will come to the ranch to stand with the Bundys:
“I spoke with SR yesterday. There were no wounded. Bundys are still happy with all help. Yes, we are still
sending in Sheriffs. Christopher will be there tomorrow.” – Sheriff Mack to Elias Alias April 28 2014
Now that should read “today”. So we are continuing our presence at the Bundy Ranch at Bunkerville, Nevada. All Oath Keepers should continue to plan on going there as “boots on the ground” to help the Bundys.
Supplies and gifts should be mailed or delivered to -
Cliven and Carol Bundy * 7175 Gold Butte Rd * Bunkerville, NV 89007
You may also continue to support our area of the operation by contributing at our website:
Elias Alias, editor, Oath Keepers
Yours truly giving the Oath at the Bundy Ranch April 19 2014
Note: This article may be updated at any time.
A statement from Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers and on the ground in Nevada at the Bundy Ranch April 16, 2014
Stewart Rhodes puts a call out to all Oath Keepers to come to Bundy Ranch in Nevada to rotate guard duty. Here is a video of Stewart Rhodes explaining:
Also posted at oathkeepers.org
This comes from the We Are Change website.
This is the sort of story I look for every day. Here is a Constitutional-minded Cop who is well spoken, highly intelligent, and presently on administrative leave because – well, because he believes in the Constitution and practices his rights under the Bill of Rights. Oath Keepers, stand by. I’m thinking that most who will watch this video will want to do something to help this guy. He’s beautiful in his righteous defense of our Constitution. I can’t shake his hand from this ice-bound valley in the middle of Montana, but I can send him Oath Keepers’ finest…
Elias Alias, editor
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In honor of the 238th anniversary of the Marine Corps (OORAH!), Oath Keepers is placing billboards outside of Marine Corps bases across the United States. We have already placed a billboard outside of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, California (see photo below).
Now we need to do the same at Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton, MCB Quantico, outside the Recruit Depos at San Diego and Parris Island, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, the Mountain Warfare Training Center, etc, with the ultimate goal of billboards outside of every Marine Corps base in America. Each billboard will send Marines to a special page on our site dedicated to outreach to Marines.
We have set a goal of $25,000, which should be enough to put up billboards outside of at least four bases, for several months, but if we raise more than that, it will mean we can put up even more billboards, and keep them up longer.
Oath Keepers Billboard on way into MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California.
All funds raised in this campaign will be used exclusively to outreach to current serving Marines, and will be kept separate from our general billboard campaign fund. Every penny will be used first, for billboads outside of Marine Corps bases. That is priority number one. We already have two billboards scheduled to go up outside of Camp Lejeune this next week! Here is what they will look like:
Off to a great start! The above billboards will go up this next week just outside of two entrances to Camp Lejeune.
Then, once the billboards are up, if we have enough funds left, we will run ads in the Marine Corps Gazette, and then any funds left after that will go to supply our Marine veteran volunteers with outreach materials that they can hand directly to current serving Marines on the way into the bases, such as pocket Constitutions, booklets on particular issues (such as booklets on each of our ten orders we Oath Keepers commit to refusing to obey, beginning with gun confiscation), DVDs, flash drives, and brochures.
We will be doing a similar focused fundraising drive for Army billboards, asking Army veterans and family members to donate for billboards outside of Army bases. So, Marines, don’t let the Army show you up!
Oath Keepers has a well established, strong track record of running a very effective, ongoing billboard campaign. In addition to the existing Marine Corps billboard at Twentynine Palms (which was one of our first), we have successfully placed billboards at: Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas (to protest a Ft. Leavenworth instructor who characterized the Tea Party as a future domestic military enemy); in the Washington D.C. Metro subway station near the Pentagon and at the D.C. Metro stop near the White House (directly calling on Federal employees to blow the whistle on what really happened at Benghazi, and also protesting against NSA spying on Americans); in addition to billboards placed outside of Army bases such as at Ft. Hood, Texas; Ft. Benning, GA; and Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, with the help of Oath Keepers Army veterans in Georgia and Texas (who also passed out thousands of pocket Constitutions at Ft. Hood). Now we need more billboards outside of Marine Corps bases!
From the beginning of Oath Keepers, Marines have had a strong presence within our org. As our dedicated Marines page says:
Here at Oath Keepers, you will find many brother Devil Dogs, both current serving and veterans. Four Marines sit on the Oath Keepers National Board of Directors: Rand Cardwell – a Scout Sniper veteran (who’s son is a current serving Scout Sniper); Jay Stang (son of the late, great anti-communist firebrand and radio host, Alan Stang) who also serves as our Texas Chapter President; David Rivers -Vietnam combat vet who serves as our General Counsel; and Franklin Shook (aka “Elias Alias”) – also a Vietnam combat vet who serves as our site Editor and Montana Chapter President. Other Marines serve in our state chapter leadership, such as Vietnam combat vet Steve Homan, our Nebraska President.
“For me, the Marine Corps is the epitome of all for which the United States stands. Duty and honor to the Constitution, as written, creating a system under which a Nation of Sovereign States are governed by a Sovereign people bound by the freedom to act and take responsibility for those acts. A group of individuals making up a whole, sworn and dedicated to the preservation of the American way of life so help us God.” - David Rivers. Marine Infantry, Vietnam Combat Veteran, Oath Keepers General Counsel
The mission of Oath Keepers is to honor the oath we all took to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to restore the Founders Republic.
That mission is dedicated to the memory of World War II Marine John Adams, who, at the age of 16, lied about his age to join the Marine Corps to fight the Japanese. His enlistment date was December 10, 1941 – just three days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He fought across the Pacific, including at Iwo Jima. Read more about him here.
John Adams. Patriot, Marine, and Oath Keeper Extraordinaire
NOTE FROM STEWART RHODES, FOUNDER OF OATH KEEPERS:
Marines, although I served as an Army Paratrooper (following in the footsteps of my Grandfather, who fought at the Battle of the Bulge), there are many Marines in my family. My father and uncle were Marines, and three of my Great-uncles on my mother’s side of the family fought as Marine riflemen in the Pacific during WWII. Throughout our family history on both sides, we have pretty much gone back and forth between Army Airborne and Marines. And I had the great honor of knowing WWII Marine combat vet John Adams, who was my Father-in-law.
So, I understand the esprit de corps and brotherhood you share, and it was no surprise to me that when I started Oath Keepers, we saw a bunch of Marines and a bunch of Army Airborne step up to the plate to say “here I am, send me.” And ever since, there has been a friendly rivalry between those two groups of dedicated American warriors within Oath Keepers, which only fires them up and furthers our mission.
Now it is your turn to help us use billboards to reach your current serving Marine brothers and wake them up to the danger our Republic is in from domestic enemies. The hour is late, and there is a storm coming. We know those young Marines have courage and honor, because we have seen it in person. But do they know enough about the Constitution to know where the lines are, to know when to refuse unlawful orders, amidst crisis and emergency, here at home? Did they learn enough about our history and heritage in High School, to not be fooled by modern power elites who are repeating history by following in the footsteps of King George, Hitler, Stalin, and Mao?
Don’t think American Marines would ever obey such orders? It is sad to say, but true, that in response to the infamous Twentynine Palms Survey, by Navy Lt. Cmd. Ernest Guy Cunningham, 26.2% of the Marines polled answered either “agree” or “strongly agree”when asked the following in the final question of the survey:
- The U.S. government declares a ban on the possession, sale, transportation, and transfer of all non-sporting firearms. A thirty (30) day amnesty period is permitted for these firearms to be turned over to the local authorities. At the end of this period, a number of citizen groups refuse to tum over their firearms. Consider the following statement:I would fire upon U.S. citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms banned by the U.S. government
|Strongly disagree||Disagree||Agree||Strongly agree||No opinion|
You can read more about that survey here, at our original site.
And here is Commander Cunningham’s speech at our rally on Lexington Green, April 19, 2009:
Sadly, over one-quarter said they would, even in the Marine Corps, who’s motto is Semper Fi.
But over a third also said not just no, but HELL NO. And that is great news. We just need to make more of them!
And we all saw what happened during Hurricane Katrina, where active duty police and military obeyed blatantly unconstitutional orders to confiscate the firearms of peaceable American citizens who were just trying to protect their property and their lives against violent looters. Thankfully, there were some current serving there who refused to go along with such orders. Our mission is to increase the number of those who know what is right, so they will do it.
Let’s make sure what happened during Katrina (or worse!) never happens again. Let’s make sure our Marines know the Constitution well, and let’s encourage them to think in advance about what they will do if such orders come down from command. The domestic enemies of the Constitution, no matter their lust for unlimited power and subjugation of the American people, cannot do it if enough of our active duty refuse to be their muscle.
Because the American people are armed, and because so many of us are veterans, there are just not enough “American Stasi” secret police loyalists to get it done without the U.S. military. And the bad guys know it, which is why they are trying to brainwash our current serving into thinking constitutionalists are enemies of our nation, with recent disclosure of briefings at Fort Hood and Fort Shelby confirming this trend. Read one of the lesson plans here.
That came as no surprise to us, as we had already seen the same indoctrination being conducted by instructors at West Point and at Ft. Leavenworth, which relentlessly tries to conflate and artificially associate constitutionalists with racists and terrorists, which is right out of the Southern Poverty Law Center playbook (also, see this, and this).
The domestic enemies of the Constitution are preparing to make war against traditional, constitutionalist Americans and they are attempting to shape the “future battle-space” in their favor by conditioning the troops to see us as the enemy.
We need to counter that program and shape the future battle-space in favor of the Constitution and the rights of the people. Let’s make sure our warriors know what is right, so they can do what is right. Together, we can save our Republic.
For the Republic!
Founder and President of Oath Keepers
Stewart Rhodes gave a talk, recently, at Brave New Books in Austin, TX. He talked about our Civilization Preservation Teams concept. If you have committed, or are thinking of committing, to one of these teams. we encourage you to watch this video. – Shorty Dawkins, Oath Keepers Associate Editor
URGENT CALL TO ALL OATH KEEPERS TO STAND HONOR GUARD IN CORVALLIS, OREGON FOR FALLEN SOLDIER SPC CODY J. PATTERSON
Calling all Oath Keepers to stand as Honor Guard this Sunday October 20, 2013 in Corvallis, Oregon for Fallen Soldier SPC Cody J. Patterson
Posted by Jeff W. Ford on oathkeepers.org
Oath Keepers along with the Patriot Guards, many students of Oregon State University and many others have been asked to help stand as honor guard to support the family of SPC Cody J. Patterson of Philomath, Oregon to have a proper funeral and to help in building a human shield to protect the family from the hate group known as the Westboro Baptist Church who is said to be there to protest the funeral.
The sister and aunt of SPC Cody J. Patterson are very pleased that we will be there, they are very thankful for the support.
SPC Cody J. Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Oregon, died Oct. 6, 2013 in Zhari district, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
Below is video from KEXI 9 TV in Eugene, OR about the Motorcade procession for SPC Cody J. Patterson passing through Philomath, Oregon on October 17, 2013:
We need all able bodied Oath Keepers including friends and family members to join us at Reser Stadium at OSU in Corvallis at NOON on Sunday October 20, 2013. There is a parking structure there where everyone is meeting including the Patriot Guard and many students of Oregon State University.
Address for Reser Stadium: 660 SW 26th St, Corvallis, OR 97331
Asking all Oath Keepers to wear Oath Keepers hats and T Shirts and any other Oath Keepers gear you may have. If possible, bring a 3×5 American flag on an 8′ pole to stand in the flag line.
The Corvallis Police are on our side and there will be 80 Army Rangers from Washington coming in support of the family.
There will be Oath Keepers there from all over Oregon and many from Washington State as well.
On Facebook, there are already over 1500 people from all over the state saying that they will be in Corvallis, Oregon on Sunday October 20, 2013. The Facebook event page is called: OSU Supports Cody J. Patterson
Oath Keepers of Oregon state websites:
Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/Oath-Keepers-Oregon/
Also posted on oathkeepers.org
In keeping with our solemn obligation to preserve the liberty that our World War II heroes fought for, Oath Keepers posted an Honor Guard at the WWII Memorial, beginning on Wednesday morning, October 16, led by 91 year old WWII Army Airborne combat veteran Renn Bodeker, to ensure that the Memorial remained open and accessible to the WWII veterans on Honor Flights, and open to the public, for the duration of the absurd “shutdown” of the Memorial (which made no sense at an open-air memorial made of concrete and stone).
Our concern was that in between large demonstrations, there was a risk that WWII veterans would be denied access. We made sure that didn’t happen.
WWII veteran Renn Bodeker flew in from Montana on Wednesday morning and promptly led the Oath Keeper Honor Guard in dismantling the silly ‘Barrycades’ and carrying them across the street, where they were left on the grass on the other side, in front of the Washington Memorial. People were already ignoring the barricades and walking around them to enter the Memorial, but Renn found the presence of barricades around the WWII Memorial so offensive and absurd that he couldn’t stand to see them up. So, they came down!
Stewart’s Account of What Happened:
When Renn and I arrived at the Memorial, he told us he couldn’t stand the sight of the damned barricades so we resolved to remove them. Nobody tried to stop us (frankly, we did it so fast we were inside the reaction time of the police). Some police officers did finally show up, just as we were finishing. They were very polite and respectful when speaking with Renn. When the lead officer asked “if we bring all these back, you’re not going to do it again, are you?” Renn replied, “won’t promise anything.”
The officers let us know that they were veterans too, and understood why we were doing this. Clearly, they were in no hurry to see the barricades back up, and for most of the day, there were NO barricades up at the WWII memorial at all, as it should be. Mission accomplished. An eye-sore and blight upon the honor of our veterans had been removed, yet again. On Sunday, thousands of veterans had “stormed the ‘Barrycades’” and had torn them down, marked them “Return to Sender,” and marched to the White House, where they deposited them in front of the fence, but those barricades had been promptly replaced on Monday, and had been up again since.
We enjoyed a peaceful, serene day at the Memorial, and talked to many WWII veterans, Honor Flight volunteers, and High School students on tour, who very much enjoyed hearing Renn’s account of how he and his brother paratroopers parachuted in behind enemy lines to rescue 2,100 POWs at the Los Banos prison camp in the Philippines before the Japanese guards could kill the prisoners.
Unfortunately, late in the afternoon, a work crew showed up in trucks with NEW barricades and put them in place, yet again annoying the hell out of our WWII veterans and their families.
We had some spirited debate with the work crew about how they were “just following orders” much like was done in Germany, and were getting ready to take the new barricades down when a police Captain arrived and talked to us, very respectfully, telling us that a “compromise” to end the shutdown was in the works, and asked us to hold off on removing the barricades again until we saw whether that happened, and assured us that people would have access to the Memorial, with some wide space at each side of the barricades for folks to get in. Renn agreed to that, and said he would wait till Thursday morning to see what happens. He was our “commander” for the day, and we deferred to him. If the barricades had remained up on Thursday morning, we would have taken them down again.
All, in all, it was a good day. The primary purpose was to make sure the WWII veterans had access to their memorial, and we also managed to remove the eye-sore of the ‘Barrycades’ for most of the day. Many people thanked us, and especially thanked Renn, and he had a blast. He did an interview with ABC, and a Norwegian news crew, and we have more video and pics that we will post ASAP.
The Obama Administration had amply demonstrated its desire to shut down the Memorial and deny access, including trying to keep out WWII veterans on once-in-a-lifetime Honor Flight trips. To their honor, from day one the WWII vets ignored the stupid signs and barricades, and went in anyway, and that set the precedent for all others to follow, with thousands of Americans ignoring the signs and entering the Memorial each day since.
We did not want to risk even the chance that a WWII veteran would be denied access, so we established the Honor Guard. The “shutdown” is now apparently over, and the barricades have finally been removed by the government work crews, but the fiasco and absurdity of placing barricades around the WWII Memorial has awakened many Americans to the arbitrary, Alice-in-Wonder Land mentality that dominates in D.C., and rekindled the spirit of civil-disobedience – lead by our WWII veterans. It is sad that in their twilight years those who fought arbitrary, capricious, oppressive government abroad had to fight it here too, but we are glad they led by example and reminded us of our great obligation to preserve what they fought so hard for.
For the Republic,
Founder of Oath Keepers
Note: Stewart flew World War II hero Renn Bodeker to D.C. from Plains, Montana, to join the action. Renn is one of Oath Keepers’ cherished – and distinguished – members. In this video Renn is talking about his combat parachute jump into the Japanese prison camp at Los Banos, Philippines, in early 1945. Last year Renn went on his own Honor Flight to the memorial, and Stewart flew there with him. Now Oath Keepers has flown Renn back for an unexpected 2nd trip from Montana to D.C., so Renn could lead the Oath Keepers Honor Guard.
Enjoy as Renn recalls his famous parachute jump which saved over two thousand American lives in 1945. We apologize for the terrible audio. Unfortunately, the camera mic picked up surrounding conversations, but the content is still worth a listen: