The Political Assassination of LaVoy Finicum?
By Anthony Hall on January 27, 2016
According to a report on his own You Tube channel, LaVoy Finicum was killed on the evening of January 26, 2016 by a US special forces unit while the deceased Arizona rancher “was on his knees with his hands up.” Finicum is said to have been shot “three times” in an episode that also included the arrest on Highway 395 in Oregon of some of the leadership of the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom. Nevada Assembly woman Michele Fiore also reported in a tweet that Finicum was shot by federal authorities with his hands up.
The group had left the camp of the armed protestors that took control of the federal building overseeing the Federal Malheur Wildlife Reservation. The entourage, including Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy who was wounded in the episode, was on their way to address a meeting in the Oregon community of John Day. Police reportedly apprehended a second group in an episode that at this moment remains ill defined.
Inevitably Finicum’s death will be viewed by many as a political assassination by a US federal government that has become accustomed to extrajudicial killing all over the world. A veteran of the controversial standoff at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Nevada in 2014, Finicum was emerging as a compelling voice of for a movement that some see as a patriotic defence of the rule of law in the United States. Where some see freedom fighters, others see as drove of coddled terrorists cut way too much slack by the federal authorities.
A member of the Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints who grew up on the Navajo Reservation in the Four Corners area of the American West, Finicum was fast acquiring prominence as a go-to person by journalists covering the evolving standoff. Again and again Finicum threw out sound bites addressing in an usually clear way major issues whose scope goes far beyond the immediate issues of federal regulation of ranchers on federal lands in the American West. Finicum made history, for instance, when he commented eloquently on his own filmed removal of a spy camera from a lamp post in the vicinity of the protest camp.
After coming down from the ladder with the spy camera in hand, Finicum fended off pressures from his fellow protesters to destroy the expensive spy device. He made a point of letting it be known the spy ware would be sent back to the appropriate authorities in Washington DC. The symbolic importance of this ritual on contested federal lands is obvious during an era when Edward Snowden must live in exile in Russia, ruthlessly criminalized for exposing the pervasive, permeating, privacy-obliterating illegality of the national security states quickly expanding apparatus for “Total Information Awareness.”
Confounding the “Progressive Left’s Stereotypes of Militia Members as Ignorant Red Neck Bigots
Most interesting to me was Finicum’s success in confounding the “progressive” left’s stereotypes of of militia members as ignorant Red Neck bigots. Citing his experiences growing up on the Navajo Reservation, Finicum made it very clear he well understood that the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs applies to the America’s Indian reservations many of the same repressive indignities visited on many non-Indian citizens by the Interior Department’s deeply corrupt and politicized Bureau of Land Management. The image cannot be easily brushed aside of LaVoy Finicum declaring days before his death, “The Native American People Need to Be Free…. The Tribes Need to Be Free.”
LaVoy Finicum and His Wife, Jeanette
The symbolic sinew of Finicum’s outreach to the First Nations was his inspection of the deplorable conditions of the First Nations “artifacts” being held in the dank basement in federal headquarters of the Malheur Wildlife Reservation. Finicum made it clear that the artifacts should be “returned to their rightful owners.” Why should this collection of First Nations material culture be “locked away” where apart from the communities who properties they most genuinely are.
From these comments Finicum’s demonstrated his familiarity with the “repatriation” discourse among First Nations people. As this discourse has unfolded, museums around the world have been returning to their true owners material items such as ceremonial pipes, implements and regalia. The giving back of these embodiments of distinct heritages and cultures of Indigenous peoples signifies respect for living societies trying to secure places in the future by claiming for their posterity the material evidence of their own histories.
Finicum repeatedly called for representatives of Native Americans to come forward to begin a dialogue transcending the Hollywoodized mythology of cowboys and Indians. Finicum’s apparent sensitivity to the need for dialogue with Native Americans was part of a plea to find common ground in order to host and support a rainbow confederacy of constituencies all imperilled by an out-of-control federal juggernaut menacing the entire global community in this era of never-ending 9/11 wars.
Finigan made a point of telling the cameras that he and those for whom he was speaking are not “anti-government.” Rather it has been the failure of the federal authority to adhere to even its own laws that has made it necessary for the creation of a mass movement of citizens opposed the imposition of various forms of tyranny from above. As Finicum declared in the hours before his death, “This is not just a little occupation. This is a mass movement involving tens of millions of people.”
In my estimation Finicum was way too conservative in assessing the true extent of those who have lost all confidence that the federal authority in the USA, or in my own country of Canada for that matter, has any chance of redemption under current conditions. Like some of the leading activists of the Occupy movement, Finicum seemed well aware of the reality that the federal government of the United States has that been taken over by a tiny cabal perfectly prepared to advance its interests through fascism, genocide, eugenics, forced migrations, geoengineering and banking frauds.
This of list of federal malevolence and malfeasance is far from complete. Under our current conditions only a popular mobilization on a massive scale capable of transcending many different types of divide has even a chance of holding back the onslaught. This onslaught of debt enslavement, militarization and environmental holocaust is being forced upon us by an extremely elaborate, old and well organized criminal gang that has rendered the federal authority of the world’s ailing superpower as a blunt weapon exclusive available for its own disposal.
Assassination or Suicide?
Finicum’s death is already raising bitter controversies even before his body is buried. SeniorVeterans Today Editor, Gordon Duff, has already suggested Finicum’s killing by federal bullets amounted to “suicide by cop.” This characterization of Finicum’s death introduces a meme that will probably reverberate across media venues of the controlled opposition. It is true that Finicum spoke openly about his unwillingness to be incarcerated in “a concrete box.” Going from there to making Finicum the author of his own death, however, is a huge leap for the veteran special forces expert to make. Such a judgement while the body is literally still warm raises the ante of interpretation concerning the death of a person who will almost certainly be regarded as a martyr taken down in defence of a higher ideal.
The killing is throwing up huge controversies for the USA’s Utah-headquartered Mormon Church that has many f it members involved in various capacities with the libertarian militia movement. How will this rich and successful religious denomination respond? In this election year, how will many right-wing politicians including Donald Trump respond to the death of such an iconographic family man, the natural and foster patriarch of a large extended mormon clan? Is Mitt Romney or LaVoy Finicum a better embodiment of Mormon family values, of idealized patriotism growing out of love of country?
Mormon broadcaster Jake Morphonios has already disagreed with the Church establishment’s ruling that the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom are operating outside acceptable Mormon behaviour. For Morphonios, the CCF was engaged in the Nevada and Oregon standoffs in “a legitimate self-defence against and aggressive and abusive bureaucracy that is far outside the rule of law.”
Paul Craig Roberts versus Russia Today
Another emerging controversy over the meaning of Finicum’s death was foreshadowed in disagreement of between conservative American pundit, Paul Craig Roberts, andRussia Today. Emphasizing, for instance, the huge implications of the 9/11 false flag event, Israeli domination of US foreign policy, and the undermining of America’s worldwide interests by a kleptocratic banking cabal based on Wall Street and the City of London, Roberts welcomed the militia stand in Oregon as a part of a necessary resistance to the grotesque neocon abuse of federal power.
Roberts criticized Russia Today for looking away from this larger picture and emphasizing instead the disparity of police treatment between the public demonstration by the protestors at the Black Lives Matter demonstration in Ferguson Missouri and the arms bearing “ranchers” who have gathered at the Malheur Wildlife Reservation. While the racism of the US police state was certainly a factor in the contrast, Roberts pointed out how this slant in coverage plays right into the divide-and-conquer agenda of the likes of American plutocrat George Soros.
It is well known that Soros funds the completely compromised and ineffective so-called peace movement. Multi-billionaire Soros also funded the so-called colour revolutions that laid the foundations for the Ukranian-Russian divisions presently pushed and exploited by NATO. It is less well known that Soros is also busily funding the Black Lives Matter movement. It seems that all is well with the dominant global cabal of organized crime as long as potential opponents of their bought-and-paid-for devices of pseudo-democratic government are sliced and diced into as many isolated fragments as possible.
Militia Fanatics or Average Americans Standing Up to Fascism?
Gordon Duff is utterly contemptuous of the “Bundy/Oregon militia,” alleging that its members’ are subject to a plague of “race hatred, religious extremism and tasteless ignorance.” No doubt the group Duff thus dismisses does have some factions and members that display some of these symptoms of extremism in varying degrees. How could it be otherwise in an American failed state permeated with racism, religious extremism, and forms of ignorance that are aggressively and insidiously promoted by a media culture that profits hugely from the dissemination of disinformation and round-the-clock PR bullshit.
But who of us is without sin? What religious extremist was it that said something like, “let he who is without sin cast the
Gordon Duff Being Interviewed on Kevin Barrett’s Truthjihad
first stone?” Are we only qualified to work for revolutionary transformation of our present intolerable conditions when we follow Gordon Duff’s lead in rising above all the foibles and weaknesses inherent in the societies around us?
Part of Duff’s criticism is based on probably-true accusations that the group in and around the Wildlife Reservation protest camp is riddled with undercover federal agents. This observation itself, however, should speak to the covert thuggery of a federal authority that has removed from the vast majority of citizens the protections of social security and the rule of law including due process for the redress of grievances. The domestic and international versions of the national security state are all in place, at huge expense to us, so that no true movement for genuine redress can even get off the ground before the instruments of Full Spectrum Dominance kick in.
The name Pete Santilli seems to come up often when possible undercover agents are mentioned in this context. Santilli is the You Tube-making blogger of the protest camp who was apparently among those arrested. One could observe the great gulf between the positions of Santilli and of LaVoy Finicum. Shortly before his death Finicum vowed that the federal building on the Wildlife Reservation will never be returned to Washington. He spoke of it being handed over instead to the local Harney County government
This statement of intent contrasts dramatically with a You Tube of Santilla at the height of the crisis driving along somewhere in Oregon looking from time to time into the camera. He speaks into the recording device advising the FBI to hold back from attacking the protest camp said to be full of women and children. A female voice in the car echoes this caution.As justification for this advise, Santilli declares his intent to go to the camp and clear it out of inhabitants.
Finicum himself described the build up of spy planes and spy drones over the camp in the hours before the mobilization of federal actions that led to his death. He anticipated “kinetic action” on the part of the feds stating, “I have no intention of spending my days in a concrete box. There are things more important than your life and freedom is one of them.”
“Helpingmind,” the nom de plume of one the commentators on Duff’s Veterans Today article observed, “Militia my ass. They are mostly average Americans who know we are very close to fascism via false flag reaction psychosis around the world… The core group is mirrored by 10s of millions in America alone and their take on the entity in DC is that it is a fascist immoral ‘criminal mob’—- Your words Mr. Duff”
Bundy, Santilli Taken Into Custody, One Dead in FBI Crack Down (updated)
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor on January 26, 2016
The Feds arrest veterans for carrying the flag upside down and the Bundy mob has gotten away with this for 25 days...
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
Editor’s note: There are two mindsets as to how to deal with the Bundy gang’s survivors, still sitting hoping to steal public land and sell off timber, pollute water and destroy even more wildlife. Mike Chester says we should use drones on them. After all, we are killing much better folks in Yemen and this is closer to home.
The Bundy clan is pure “Bundy,” the intelligence of Al Bundy and the morals of Ted Bundy.
This reminds me of the Jade Helm hoax scare and a radio show with Webb, Fetzer and Cambell discussing how to make chlorine gas grenades and use them on American military and their families. No, we aren’t making this up.
I personally judge the Bundy klan by its supporters. What I love most is how they, and you know who you are, love throwing around “trollish” accusations, anyone not willing to talk up some support for the Bundy morons is either a “Jewish shill” or has “Nigger blood.” Even folks to are banned from Walmart for shop lifting can still get to a public library and borrow a computer. I can still see them, walking up and down the aisles pointing toward the floor wondering if the secret entrance to the Walmart prison complex tunnels is in hardware or behind the home entertainment section.
The Bundy/Santilli gang are End Times Zionists with ties to the Bronfman family in Canada, Alex Jones and the Bolshevik neocon’s. This has been known for some time. Their backers, a combination of mentally ill, parnoids mostly and trailer park trash, are solid mainstream GOP.
They represent the solid connection between the phony European identity/White Power movement and multi-generational organized crime, both Mormon and old line “Jewish mob.”
It has finally happened, a blogger has been arrested, Pete Santilli. I talked with him on the phone years ago, a conversation he chopped up and edited into what he tried to construe as CIA death threats against himself, a wild fabrication. My only impression during the call was that he was inherently dishonest and delusional and most probably a working for the FBI to discredit those of of us who do make a difference.
I now believe I am totally correct on that. Let’s see if they let him go. He has done this for sure, he has opened the door, as have others including two I fired from VT, to round up the rest of us for the very real work we are doing, investigating US backing of ISIS, the current bio-warfare against Southern Russia and the endless false flag terrorism, among other things too many to recount here.
When former VT personnel asked the public to make chemical weapons, in this case chlorine gas bombs, and use them against the military which includes off duty military and their families, I saw a combination of very bad judgement and paid agent provocateurs, even one we had let into VT for a time.
When VT stopped Jade Helm, an obvious attempt to cut down free dissent in America, we could see another Bundy type fiasco, greedy little morons fronting for corporate logging interests trying to finish off the last few decent public treasures owned and enjoyed by the American people.
Listen to recordings of Bundy bragging about his “big money” Mormon friends who were ready to clear cut a national wild life preserve, selling the trees to the Japanese of course, hiring illegal alien labor as usual and hiding the profits in their overseas corporations partnered with Bain Capitol in Cuba and the Caymans.
We are told that LaVoy Finicum was killed. We will include what we can as things become clearer. We offer our condolences to the Finicum family but we also accept that Finicum had long planned a “suicide by cop.” We don’t know him personally and now never will and thus don’t know what was in his heart.
As for the Bundy “klan,” VT is singularly opposed to groups such as this one, right wing totalitarian extremists who favor a government that would bring VT and its veterans into armed conflict to prevent. The Bundy/Oregon militia’s race hatred, religious extremism and tasteless ignorance is inexcusable.
Our own knowledgeable sources confirm that one police informant was arrested with the group today as part of a cover operation. We will watch events carefully, particularly waiting to see what Alex Jones has to say.
I still remember two minor episodes that marked the death of the Michigan militia, the largest ever organized in America. I believe it may have been Thomas R. Wayne who said at a militia gathering: “Will all FBI informants please leave the room.” Before he could get the next sentence out, he found himself alone.
More or less officially, the Michigan militia disbanded when George “W” Bush took office stating: “With a man like this in office, there is no need to protect the American people, not when George W. Bush can do it better than we can.
No more telling words were ever spoken and these are the words.