“This is a revolution.” …The recent domestic terrorism attack in Las Vegas and its roots in the Cliven Bundy standoff

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It’s being reported that Jerad and Amanda Miller, the couple who murdered two Las Vegas police officers as they ate lunch on Sunday, and then moved on to a nearby Wal-Mart to continue their killing spree, may have been involved in the mid-April anti-government standoff between federal authorities and armed militia members supporting racist Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Regardless of whether or not they participated in that armed uprising against Bureau of Land Management agents, who had massed outside Bundy’s Bunkerville, Nevada ranch in order to roundup his cattle, which had been grazing illegally on federal land for the past 20 years, though, there’s no doubt that the two harbored deep anti-government beliefs.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok, who we spoke with not too long ago about the growing threat of the anti-government groups in Michigan, “Witnesses said that (the Millers) shouted ‘this is a revolution’ and draped the (murdered) officers with a Gadsden flag — a symbol of liberty used by both the anti-government ‘Patriot’ movement and many Tea Parties — before going on to kill themselves as police closed in.”

By way of background, here’s a clip from the Las Vegas Sun:

…In his last Facebook post before Sunday’s fatal shooting, Jerad Miller spoke of the “dawn of a new day.”

“May all of our coming sacrifices be worth it,” the June 7 post read.

Miller’s online presence over the last year includes dozens of Facebook posts and 20 YouTube videos posted under the username USATruePatriot.

The posts and videos depict Miller as a man frustrated with the government to the point where he considered violence.

“To stop this oppression, I fear, can only be accomplished with bloodshed,” Miller wrote in a lengthy rant posted on June 2.

One video posted on Oct. 15, 2012 shows Miller dressed up in full face make-up as the Joker, Batman’s comic book nemesis. The video, titled “joker for president” shows a costumed Miller ranting in front of an American flag.

“Year after year I’ve watched you Americans, my fellow citizens, vote for tyranny,” Miller said. His other online posts mention having visited the Bundy ranch during Cliven Bundy’s showdown with the federal government in April. They also touch on topics ranging from Benghazi to gun rights to the militia movement…

Here’s Miller’s last entry on Facebook.

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While there’s not yet evidence placing Jerad or Amanda Miller in the area of Bundy’s ranch in April, along with all of the other militia members pointing their weapons at law enforcement officers, a photo has surfaced showing Jerad with former Arizona sheriff Richard Mack, the leader of the radical “Patriot” group The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the two met at a February 8 campaign event for Libertarian candidates running in Clark County, Nevada. (See photo below.)

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I mention this likely connection between the Millers and the anti-government crew that coalesced on the Bundy ranch not to suggest that the latter were in any way directly responsible for the murder of these three individuals in Las Vegas, but to ask the question, “Do those individuals who knowingly spread misinformation about our government share any culpability when things like this happen?” In other words, should those individuals who, for political reasons, purposefully spread misinformation about Benghazi, chemtrails, Obama’s secret Muslim agenda, and any number of other things, feel any sense of responsibility when something like this happens? I think they do. The folks who orchestrated events at the Bundy ranch may not have turned this couple into the killers that we saw on Sunday, but there’s no doubt that their paranoid fears were being stoked by Cliven Bundy and those individuals surrounding him. (Bundy, when you strip everything else away, is just a wealthy rancher who doesn’t want to pay the over $1 million he owes to American people for grazing his cattle on federal land. Everything else… all the talk of federal tyranny… is just bullshit intended to whip up the anti-government masses who rushed in with their assault weapons to defend him.) Bundy and company may not have put the guns in the hands of Jerad and Amanda Miller, and pointed them toward a target, but they certainly played a role. And, in my opinion, they should be held accountable for that in some way.

And if you didn’t see this coming, you haven’t been paying attention.

update: After initial denials that the Millers were at The Bundy ranch, footage has surfaced which shows them there.

update: Cliven Bundy’s son Ammon Bundy just confirmed with The Associated Press that Jerad and Amanda Miller were among their supporters on site in April. According to Ammon, though, they were asked to leave due to their radical beliefs. Backpedaling ferociously, he said, “The only thing worse than tyranny is anarchy, and we certainly recognize that.”

So apparently it’s OK to point your guns at officers, just not to pull the trigger.

update: Well, that didn’t take long… It’s now being suggested that Sunday’s killers were FBI plants put in place to discredit the “Patriot” movement. The following clip comes from the Info Wars.

…Mother Jones, formerly edited by anti-Second Amendment zealot Michael Moore, writes in a screed implicating Infowars.com in the shooting that Miller suffered from “decaying teeth, lack of health insurance, and inability to find work,” in other words the supposed rightwing extremist likely did not have the funds available to buy a shotgun, handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Moreover, photos of Miller at the Bundy ranch show him toting an AK-47, the very weapon he pined for on his Facebook page. He is outfitted in crisp new camos and a bulletproof vest.

AK-47 semiautomatic rifles are priced between $450 and $3,500, depending on manufacture origin and modifications. The price of AK-47 ammo, the 7.62×39, while relatively inexpensive, routinely costs over $200 for a thousand rounds bought in bulk. A bulletproof vest can cost hundreds of dollars. The question is: how did an unemployed felon manage to buy this equipment?

TPM would have us believe a patron contacted on Facebook may have provided the funds necessary. While this may in fact be true, it does stretch credulity. In fact, this scenario is reminiscent of the behavior of the FBI agents during patsy frame-ups on terror charges.

Adding to the possibility that Miller was handled by the FBI is the fact he was ejected from the Bundy ranch. Ammon Bundy, the son of Cliven Bundy, said Jerad and Amanda Miller were told to leave the ranch. He said the couple were “very radical” and did not “align themselves” with the protest’s main issues.

This is classic agent provocateur behavior.

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14 Comments

  1. Posted June 11, 2014 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    I think we finally need to learn the truth about what happened in Banghazi.

  2. Posted June 11, 2014 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Benghazi.

  3. Elf
    Posted June 11, 2014 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    This is a failure of law enforcement. They should have had a file on every person at the Bundy ranch during the April stand-off. If they’d been monitoring the social media of the Millers, they would have seen this coming.

  4. anonymous
    Posted June 11, 2014 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    This is what the right does. They manipulate the mentally ill, and then deny all responsibility when the inevitable happens.

    There are only so many times you can tell people, “they’re coming for our guns, they want to impose sharia law, our government has been hijacked by a muslim terrorist who wasn’t even born in the united states,” before people actually start acting on that information, imagining themselves to be patriots in the tradition of the founding fathers. Risking your life to sign the declaration of independence, however, is quite a bit different from shooting random people in a Walmart.

  5. Meta
    Posted June 11, 2014 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    We live in mad times. People dressing like comic book characters. People ranting about chemtrails and vaccine conspiracies. People shooting one another. A school shooting every week. It’s like humanity, collectively speaking, has had a psychotic break.

    On the subject of school shootings, there was another one in Oregon yesterday. Two lives were lost.

    With 74 total incidents since the Dec. 14, 2012, Newtown shooting, the nation is averaging well over a shooting a week at a school.

    Read more:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/school-shootings-since-newtown_n_5480209.html

  6. John Galt
    Posted June 11, 2014 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    I object to your use of the word “terrorism” when discussing this event. These individuals don’t look even remotely ethnic.

  7. XXX
    Posted June 11, 2014 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    I’m inclined to say it’s unfair to leave this on the doorstep of Team Bundy, however much I may disagree with what transpired around the Bundy property.

  8. K2
    Posted June 11, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/las-vegas-shooting-another-odd-batman-connection/

    Was Jerad Miller a government agent used to infiltrate and discredit specific groups? Was he programmed to carry out the murders to then take his own life? Was he just a crazy guy with a gun? It’s difficult to say. It is however clear that the media spin on the Las Vegas shootings is perfectly in line with a top Agenda element of the elite : To discredit, demonize and lump together various groups that are not welcome in the U.S. anymore. Whether we look at Libertarians, constitutionalists, survivalists, or religious and pro-gun groups, they are all being targeted by the elite.

    While I won’t claim that every person involved in these groups is a kind, balanced, law-abiding citizen, it is clear that most of these groups exist because rights and freedoms are being chipped away in America. The main goal of many of these groups is to preserve the original spirit of the U.S. Constitution, which has been seriously violated in the past two decades. However, as the elite is transforming America into a NWO-friendly police-state, these groups are now perceived as a serious threat. More importantly, the elite needs the public to turn against them.

    What would be an efficient way to discredit these groups? Here’s an answer: Send out someone like Jerad Miller to commit something awful like killing police officers who have children. Then have newscasters use “conspiracy theorists” and “constitutionalists” in the same sentence as “murderer” and “White Supremacist”.

    Whether or not Jerad Miller was a government agent, his actions definitely furthered the biggest Agenda item of the next few years.

  9. Lynne
    Posted June 11, 2014 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    While I agree that morally, those who spread false information are partly responsible when people make bad decisions based on that information, I am unable to think of a way to hold such people responsible without violating our first amendment. I mean, we already have laws which forbid people from inciting others to violence. I am just thinking about the ramifications about holding people responsible for the actions of others, even if those actions are based on something they have said. Good people often believe false information and then they share it. I see this all of the time with the anti-vaccination crowd.

    I don’t have a good answer though. I hate that so many people just believe everything they hear or see on the news. I hate it especially because major news outlets are supposed to be trustworthy. Are we failing to educate people? Is it that the internet amplifies the crazy voices among us? Is it just greed? I mean Fox News makes a LOT of money selling lies to people who desperately want to hear them.

    One thing that does scare me and has for a long time is the rhetoric of those passionate about gun rights. I’ve had my life threatened just for saying that I would be in favor of repealing the second amendment! As someone who is working to change some of our gun laws, I worry that the reaction of those in opposition to me will not be political. Look at how these guys react to the smallest perceived loss of privilege. Consider too that part of their value system is that it is perfectly ok to use guns in opposition of a tyrannical government. That wouldn’t be so terrible except that many of them seem to think that any law they don’t like equals tyranny even if the law was the result of popular opinion in a democratic republic sort of government.

    I expect we will see more shootings.

  10. 734
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    Where us EOS in this conversation?

  11. alan2102
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    It’s a relief to know that the Proper Authorities are arming themselves well against the possibility of insurrection or civil disturbance, or even just for plinking at suspected terrorists if need be. Now if only we can get all the guns out of the hands of the crazy civilians, and ensure that guns are only in the hands of those we know to be responsible.

    http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/federal-agencies-with-guns-weather-service-social-security-railroad-retirement-board-140610?news=853369
    Federal Agencies with Guns: Weather Service, Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    Thousands of federal government employees are armed with handguns and even semiautomatic and automatic weapons as part of their jobs for agencies that are not traditional law enforcement operations.
    These gun-toting civil servants include those performing missions that involve Social Security, delivering the mail, predicting the weather, and overseeing railroad pensions. Others authorized to carry firearms conduct audits for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    The Social Security Administration has sought to purchase 174,000 rounds of hollow-point bullets, while at least nine agencies have their own SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams, including the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Labor, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Fish and Wildlife Service….

  12. alan2102
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    PS: linked in the above article:

    http://truth-out.org/news/item/24186-usda-and-submachine-guns-latest-example-of-mission-creep-as-federal-policing-expands
    USDA and Submachine Guns: Latest Example of Mission Creep as Federal Policing Expands
    Saturday, 07 June 2014 09:00 By Candice Bernd, Truthout

    …. the article asks: “Why does the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) need submachine guns?”

    I think the answer is obvious: To take out terrorists hiding behind sides of beef, and taking refuge in grain elevators.

  13. Elm Spider
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Badass patriots taking out cops while they’re eating pizza. Way to fight back against the man. Don’t go after the swat teams bursting into homes without warrants. Go after two beat cops eating pizza.

  14. jacobtheposwhiteperson
    Posted August 24, 2015 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    You people make me sick wanting to criminalize speech.

    Your good liberals, bring it all down man. The first amendment, who needs it?

    Anti semitism was punishable by death in the soviet union, and that seems to be what you, the adl, and splc want.

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