Aerial footage of the revolution will not be televised: FAA declares no-fly zone over Bundy Ranch area; Update: Standoff over, for now

Instead of just backing off and letting things cool off a little, the feds continue to pour gas on the situation in Nevada.

The fact that they’ve now declared the area a no-fly zone (and as such off limits to media helicopters and such) doesn’t exactly mean they’re planning to stand down. Probably quite the opposite:

An intense showdown in the state of Nevada between a family of ranchers and federal agents continues to escalate after a longstanding land dispute two decades in the making came to a head earlier this month.

As RT reported earlier this week, hundreds of armed agents with the United States Bureau of Land Management and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have descended on the Clark County, Nevada ranch of 67-year-old Cliven Bundy to execute the court-ordered confiscation of nearly 1,000 cattle, according to his family, which the US government says have trespassed on federal property.

The Washington Free Beacon newspaper reported on Monday this week that 234 of the 908 cattle had been wrangled up by government agents and their contractors, and news of the dispute has since further propelled the story into the national spotlight.

According to a notice posted by the Federal Aviation Administration a no-fly zone was enacted for a 3-square-mile area around the site of the Bundy’s ranch.

The no-fly zone is in effect until May 11th, which makes me wonder what the government has scheduled for May 10th.

It’s too bad Bundy isn’t an illegal alien — Eric Holder himself might even be out there supporting him.

Update: Corrected the spelling of “aerial” in the title. That’s what I get for posting in a hurry!

Update II:

Well I’ll be darned. The feds, in spite of every indication they were about to go full Janet Reno on the Bundy family, have backed off and left. Bundy can now look forward to a series of continued strongly worded letters from the government.

If they come for him later on, they’ll do it quickly and in the middle of the night so there’s no opportunity for protests to form.

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