via Oregon Live.
Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who touched off one armed showdown with federal authorities and applauded another started in Oregon by his sons, was arrested late Wednesday at Portland International Airport and faces federal charges related to the 2014 standoff at his ranch.This just about puts a wrap in this thing. They captured Bundy (I will never understand why he would leave his ranch to head to another standoff....was he smoking crack?) and the rest of the Militia Movement is turning on itself.
Bundy, 74, was booked into the downtown Multnomah County jail at 10:54 p.m.
He faces a conspiracy charge to interfere with a federal officer -- the same charge lodged against two of his sons, Ammon and Ryan, for their role in the Jan. 2 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns. He also faces weapons charges.
The Bundy Ranch Facebook page reported Cliven Bundy was surrounded by SWAT officers and detained after his arrival from Nevada.
He was arrested at 10:10 p.m., authorities said.
I won't link to all the videos but the accusations of being paid informants, of people being snitches, and of deals being cut is all over YouTube.
The Militia Movement is in turmoil.
I guess I over thought this thing. I thought that with so much military and law enforcement (supposedly) in the ranks that they would be a bit more hardcore than they turned out to be. Additionally I looked at the amount of weaponry at their disposal, and watched the videos and thought that they were motivated and convinced about their cause.
What actually happened? The first real sign of resistance from the Feds and they crumbled like stale cookies.