- Deb JordanTHE TRUTH IS THERE WAS NO STANDOFF IN OREGON
Did you know there was never a "STANDOFF" at the Malhuer Refuge in Harney County Oregon?
The Oregon Standoff is ...a myth created by the press at the command of the FBI, Sheriff David Ward, and Judge Steven Grasty who acted under direction of Oregon Governor Kate Brown.
Governor Kate Brown's office controlled the Narrative right down to what David Ward and the FBI would say to the press.
At no time were the men and women unable to communicate freely with law enforcement -- actually the opposite occurred.
They traveled freely from County to County. They traveled freely in and out of the town of Burns and met with local authorities on an almost daily basis.
Most, including Ammon Bundy, shook hands with and had meals in local establishments with Law Enforcement and FBI present who were having a meal at the same establishment at the same time.
They traveled freely to buy groceries, and shop in local clothing stores. They went to meetings in town, and yes, they even attended local church services on Sundays.
They met in the homes of many local citizens.
At no time did I observe Law Enforcement or Protestors treat one another as if they were frightened.
I saw them engage in civil conversation.
I saw them shake hands.
I saw them smile and laugh.
I saw them interact on a level that was anything but hostile or threatening.
Hotels and businesses were appreciative of the much needed business, and were happy to do that much needed business with their new found friends.
Hugs and thank you's were the norm.
At no time was there a hostile Law Enforcement presence at the Refuge.
I asked other Media persons if they were frightened to be there and they ALL said -- NO! Some even said it was kinda boring. Some said they didn't understand why the FBI and David Ward insisted that people were terrified.
The most terrifying things that happened was in the form of an AMBUSH designed by the FBI and OSP that ended in violence, and a counter protest after the fact where LEO failed to constitutionally protect the protestors from harm.
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