Stolen Valor, Militia at OR Refuge, and Divided Patriots

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Stolen Valor, Militia at OR Refuge, and Divided Patriots

We have repeatedly told our patriot friends that they need to watch out who they are hanging around with. Not everyone who says they are a “patriot” is a patriot. Not everyone who claims to be a U.S. Marine is one either. And there may be undercover Feds somewhere in the mix.

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Ammon Bundy talking to reporters

There are some articles floating around tonight that reveal some tough information for the patriots at the refuge in Oregon.

Know those who labor among you- Stolen Valor?


Brian Cavalier dresses like a military person and talks like one…but Daily Mail says he is a guy with a record

In an article by the Daily Mail,

“A key figure in the armed militia takeover of a federal building in Oregon has been posing as a retired US Marine to boost his ‘combat’ credentials, Daily Mail Online can reveal.

Brian Cavalier – the personal bodyguard of controversial ranchers Cliven and Ammon Bundy who lead the group – openly boasted to members of the press that he is a Marine who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

But Daily Mail Online has learned that Cavalier, 44, has faked his military background to appear more credible as a militia henchman – a fact sure to anger some of the group’s supporters.

According to US Marine Corp records Cavalier has never served as a Marine, whether it be as a recruit or a Marine Corps contractor.”

Brian Cavalier


The report states that Cavalier is operating just barely within the law. The Stolen Valor Act only calls it stolen valor if someone is claiming a combat decoration, and does so with “intent to obtain money, property or other tangible benefit.”

The Daily Mail reported that Blaine Cooper was never a Marine either, but he finally admitted it back in 2014 after a fairly high profile statement saying that he was. According to their article, he enlisted in the Delayed Entry Program, but never went to boot camp.

Oathkeepers do not support this action

The Oathkeepers posted an article from January 3 by Mike Vanderboegh, founder of the ThreePercenters, entitled: “Oregon Standoff:Federal Provocateurs, Sociopaths, and Idiots.”

An excerpt from the article:

“I was first apprised of this a few minutes ago by folks on the ground out in Oregon. They report that Payne, Ritzheimer and every other “tiger-talking” fruit, nut and federal provocateur previously identified from the Bundy standoff were now in possession of the building and daring the Feds to do anything about it.

My initial reaction was to observe that at least afterward we’ll know who the federal snitches are because they will be the only ones who survive the raid to take back the building. My understanding is that this premeditated action has been condemned by the Oregon Three Percenters and other groups but the fact of the matter is that these people are writing checks that they expect the rest of us to cash in our blood.

And the Hammonds themselves are disavowing this action in the strongest terms.”

Stewart Rhodes of Oathkeepers posted this statement, which reads in part:

Oath Keepers opposes the armed occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge for the reasons already stated here last Friday (I had a hunch Ammon was going to go beyond a peaceful march and protest and was going to conduct some form of armed direct action)…  


In this case, neither the Hammonds nor their neighbors were in imminent threat of being murdered, and neither the Hammonds nor their neighbors asked for any form of armed standoff (the Hammonds decided against taking a hard stand).   In fact, they oppose it.  

Mr. Rhodes also stated that he believed Ryan Payne was an “agent provocateur.” He also stated that this armed situation was the “best Christmas Present” they could have given to Obama- and played right into the hands of the “regime.” 

He continued,

“However, as much as we oppose what Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne have done, we must warn the Obama Administration that it does not have free reign to “Waco” the people in this standoff by using deadly military force, such as an SOD-X, Delta Force, or the FBI HRT to kill them all. 

The Federal government must respect their right to due process and do all it can to end this standoff peacefully, without loss of life.   It must treat it like the Freeman standoff, not the Waco standoff.   There will be no more free Wacos, as Mike Vanderboegh, Founder of the Three Percenter movement puts it.  We agree.   Treat this with kid gloves or risk a civil war.


We all need to watch this thing carefully, as there is also talk about undercover Feds involved in this situation to lure them to a trap. Keep your eyes open and watch your six.





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