Fifteen of the people involved with the Malheur situation were FBI informants. LOL. Do you really think, after these militias showed up at the Bundy Ranch and pointed guns at Federal employees, that the FBI was just going to ignore them? No. They immediately started investigating, infiltrating, putting people into place, turning people who had things in their past that the FBI could use against them. And remember, only *three* of the informants testified at the Bundy trial. The other twelve are still out there. In these “militias”. Where everybody is now looking at each other, wondering, “which one of us is an FBI informant?”.
My kudos to the FBI. They saw a real threat, and they acted to contain it. These militias aren’t going to be up to anything nasty and violent anytime soon. They’re all too scared that anybody who suggests doing something nasty and violent might just be one of the FBI informants. This is how it’s done, people. This is why there will be no armed revolt that overthrows the U.S. government. To be militarily effective, you have to *organize* — disorganized people aren’t a revolt, they’re scattered criminals, easily rounded up and imprisoned. And organizing when you don’t know which of your group are Federal informants and which ones are real… that’s pretty damn much impossible.
— Badtux the Rule Of Law Penguin