We don't celebrate violence or loss of life here at C&L. And it is important to note that the standoff in Oregon is not over. Oregon Public Radio reports that the FBI has established checkpoints around the compound, and that a handful of armed militants still remain in the Malheur building. Thankfully, there are no children remaining inside.
I expect the FBI checkpoints mean the commandos inside are no longer free to go on Wal Mart runs. This could get ugly. Our thoughts are with the reporters and civilians in range of this dangerous situation.
But the arrest of the rest of them? Couldn't happen to a nicer group of, um, "right wingin’, bitter clingin’, proud clingers of our guns" survivalists.
@crooksandliars And so ends the dreams of pathetic little boys who want to dress up and play soldier in the woods. Losers
— Starpass (@Starpass2) January 27, 2016
UPDATE 2: Ammon Bundy, through his attorney, has asked the rest of them to go home:
#BREAKING Ammon Bundy, through his attorney, asks remaining occupiers at wildlife refuge to stand down and go home. #LiveOnK2
— Lincoln Graves (@LincolnGraves) January 27, 2016