Media Links Las Vegas Shooters to Bundy Ranch
Incident follows reorganization of domestic terrorist task force
by Kurt Nimmo
June 9, 2014
The corporate media is linking two suspected shooters who executed two police officers at a Las Vegas pizzeria and another person at a Wal-Mart to Cliven Bundy and the patriot movement. Media reports characterize the shooters as white supremacists.
According to a report posted at the Daily Mail, the married couple suspected in the shootings and who executed a suicide pact following the rampage were “militant” and “obsessed with conspiracy theories.” They allegedly shouted at diners to “tell the police the revolution has begun.”
The male suspect, named as Jared in media reports, allegedly claimed to have been involved in the standoff between Cliven Bundy, his supporters and the Bureau of Land Management, according to a neighbor.
Carol Bundy said the shooting in Las Vegas is not related to the standoff at the Bundy ranch. “I have not seen or heard anything from the militia and others who have came to our ranch that would, in any way, make me think they had an intent to kill or harm anyone,” she told The Daily Mail.
It was reported after the pair shot the police officers they draped their bodies with a Gadsden flag. The yellow flag depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike was adopted as a symbol of the Tea Party movement in 2009.
News reports added a further lurid detail by saying a neighbor described the pair as users of methamphetamine.
The shooting follows the announcement on June 3 by the Justice Department it will investigate groups and individuals it deems to be terrorists. It will reorganize a task force originally formed in the wake of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing but disbanded after the 9/11 attacks as law enforcement agencies concentrated on threats from foreign terrorists.
“We must also concern ourselves with the continued danger we face from individuals within our own borders who may be motivated by a variety of other causes from anti-government animus to racial prejudice,” Attorney General Eric Holder said.