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A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator UAV assigned to the California Air National Guard's 163rd Reconnaissance Wing flies near the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California, on January 7, 2012. Iranian jets fired on a Predator drone on Nov
We turn now to the desert wastelands, where an anti-American warlord is seeking to consolidate his power. Armed men are everywhere. Gunman have set up checkpoints on local roads, allowing only those with the proper papers to pass. Figures in the democratically elected government are begging authorities to help them before it is too late.
[Rep. Steven Horsford], whose congressional district includes Bunkerville, wrote that his constituents are concerned about Bundy supporters carrying weapons near local churches, schools and elsewhere.

The letter also says militiamen have a presence on state and local roads as well as federal highways. In some areas, according to the letter, militiamen have set up checkpoints where drivers are stopped and asked to provide a proof of residency.

They’ve been seen carrying high-caliber weapons and keep a round-the-clock security detail on Bundy.

We've droned people in Yemen for less. That's not a suggestion, mind you, just an observation.

Originally posted to Hunter on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 09:53 AM PDT.

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