Statement by Stewart Rhodes
USA -(AmmoLand.com)- See the below video. Very interesting interaction between the Pacific Patriot Network (PPN) leadership delegation and the FBI (who were all kitted out with rifles, plate carriers, and chest rigs).
Among the PPN leaders are Brandon Curtiss, the founder of the Idaho III%; Brandon Rapolla, the Oregon Oath Keepers state CPT Coordinator; and Joseph Rice, the leader of the Josephine County, OR chapter of Oath Keepers (site of the Sugar Pine Mine operation this last year).
They are doing this under the banner of the Pacific Patriot Network, which is a coalition of groups from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, including local Oregon Oath Keepers chapters (and note that they stressed several times at an earlier press conference that they are not a militia, but that is what the media, including alternative media, insists on calling them).
Their purpose there in Harney County is to help open a line of dialogue and to serve as a buffer to prevent another Waco incident. This is a righteous mission, if done right, and we stand in full support of it.
However, at this time we are not doing a national call out for other Oath Keepers members to go there. The local Oregon guys, along with the very capable leaders of Idaho III%, appear to have this mission covered (of being a buffer and facilitating dialogue), and less is more when it comes to keeping things de-escalated, as is the stated wish of everyone involved, including Ammon Bundy.
Unless our guys in OR say they need our help for this mission, stay home and get your own AO squared away. Got a community Quick Reaction Force (QRF)? Have a neighborhood watch with real teeth? Can you answer the three critical questions of “who’s on your buddy team? Who’s on your fire team? Who’s on your squad?” Got a posse behind a good constitutional sheriff? Got Minuteman unit? Got civil defense unit? Got militia? If not, then you need to get that done before you even think of running off to another state, unless it’s a dire emergency, like Bundy Ranch was.
If this situation goes south, and the Obama Admin turns this into another Waco, the crap WILL hit the fan nationwide, since there are no more free Wacos – not anymore – and you will have your hands full right where you are, and in reaction, the first thing you should do is organize town and county militias for mutual defense. And that is something we will all need sooner or later.
So, start laying the groundwork for that now. Today.
For the Republic,
Founder and President of Oath Keepers
Video courtesy of the Pete Santilli Show:
This article is at Oath Keepers National: https://www.oathkeepers.org/9435-2.
About Oath Keepers:
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders, who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” That oath, mandated by Article VI of the Constitution itself, is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and Oath Keepers declare that they will not obey unconstitutional orders, such as orders to disarm the American people, to conduct warrantless searches, or to detain Americans as “enemy combatants” in violation of their ancient right to jury trial. See the Oath Keepers Declaration of Orders We Will Not Obey for details.
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