Alex Jones’ website infowars.com has been reporting that the real reason for the BLM “assault” on the Clevin Bundy ranch is that US Senator Harry Reid D-NV wants the land to put a solar farm on that will be built by a Chinese company. According to infowars Reid has a deal with the Chinese and infowars uncovered the deal. But there’s a problem with what infowars is claiming.
The Las Vegas Sun ran an article by Conor Shine published on June 14, 2013. The article was entitled “Company dumps big Laughlin solar project, says market won’t support it.” The original article is located here:
In that article the Chinese company ENN Mojave Energy LLC cancelled plans to build a solar farm in southern Nevada last year because they were unable to find customers for the power that would have been generated by the farm. This was according to a Clark County spokesman. ENN contacted the county in writing telling them that the deal was off and terminating an agreement to purchase 9000 acres of land near Laughlin. The company said that the market will not support the project. The company is a subsidiary of ENN Group which is the largest energy company in China.
The price tag for building the solar farm was estimated at between $1 billion and $6 billion dollars.
The county was prepared to sell the land to ENN for $4.5 million which was about 1/6 of the lands actual value. Senator Harry Reid appeared to NOT be involved in the deal other than supporting it as it would provide much needed jobs for people in his state. So what infowars has been reporting is NOT true. We had picked up the reports on infowars and reported that here but we should have checked it out a bit more. Turns out infowars is not exactly reporting the whole story or the full truth about the Chinese solar farm deal. They say they uncovered the story but the deal has been in the news for a long while now, in fact, for the past couple of years and it’s been reported on by other media. So infowars hasn’t really “uncovered” anything new! So our apologies to Senator Reid even though we’ll still call him Dirty Harry 🙂
As for Cliven Bundy and his cattle let me put it simply, Bundy is in the WRONG! In fact he’s breaking the law. Just because he doesn’t like the law doesn’t mean he has every right to disobey the law. This man has been ordered more than once by the courts to pay the grazing fees he owes the federal government but he refuses to do so and instead claims it’s his land because his family has run cattle on it for the past 140 years. BUT the FACT is it is not his land at all. The land is owned by the federal government and managed by the BLM. For some reason this rancher thinks that since his family has run cattle on the land for the past 140 years he now owns the land but he DOES NOT. So he doesn’t think he has to pay the grazing fees, he refuses to obey various court orders, and he claims he owns the land. Why has he not been arrested for failure to obey a court order one wonders?
Now all the hype is about the BLM stepping back and that any time now the BLM will launch a “Waco style” assault on the Bundy ranch. Sorry but I’m not buying that! Although perhaps federal marshals should be sent to the ranch to place Bundy under arrest for disobeying the court orders. But an all out assault on Bundy by the BLM? NOT likely.
A quick look at the infowars website has one article that says the BLM killed some of Bundy’s cows when they were rounding them up last week. But just a few days ago it was reported that the BLM returned Bundy’s cows to him unharmed. So which is it now? Truth is the BLM returned all of the cattle they rounded up to Bundy and not a single one was dead or harmed.
What this story comes down to is this. Some are hailing it as a “victory” for the American people but it’s not that at all in fact. What it is is a DECEPTION! Someone is trying their best to fan the flames or revolution in this country and most likely they’d like to see an all out war between the BLM and the Bundy clan. I’ve heard many people say that the ultra-left is “dangerous” and what people fail to realize is that the ultra-right is just as dangerous! Both are extremists and that makes them very dangerous left OR right! That needs to be kept in mind and what we need to do is look beyond all of the talk and find the truth. In this case a rancher is refusing to pay legal grazing fees and now says that federal land belongs to him. Not so and, in fact, Clevin Bundy has broken the law. So why is the man not in jail?
Sorry inforwars but you BLEW THIS ONE!