(NaturalNews) If you havenâ€™t figured out by now that President Obama is doing all he can to sabotage and trip upÂ President-elect Donald J. TrumpÂ before he takes office, then youâ€™re not paying attention. As time runs out on his presidency, he is doing everything he can to make Trumpâ€™s first years in office as chaotic and treacherous as possible.
To wit, Obama just signed an executive order designating a massive amount of land in Nevada and Utah as the Golden Butte National Monumentâ€”a portion of which just happens to be near lands owned and operated by Cliven Bundy, who, along with supporters, engaged in an armed standoff with Bureau of Land Management personnel just a few years ago over long-claimed grazing rights for Bundyâ€™s cattle. And the grabÂ doesÂ include land that the Bundyâ€™s have used to graze their cattle.
Is Obama exacting someÂ payback, while at the same time attempting to provoke an armed incident which he would certainly use for his own political advantage while disrupting the incoming Trump administration? It sure looks that way.
AsÂ reported byÂ Intellihub, the massive new land grab includes the very site of the Bundy Ranch standoff, in addition to land very close to the Bundy Ranch itself. â€œWith this move Obama has possibly triggered another armed standoff while also heading off any moves set to be made by incoming President Donald Trump,â€ the site reported.
Administration says environment, Native Americans prompted action but, as usual, thatâ€™s not true
According to aÂ fact sheetÂ published by the White House, Obamaâ€™s order designates â€œtwo new national monuments, protecting sacred sites, spectacular scenery, and important natural and cultural resources in the desert landscapes of southeastern Utah and southern Nevada. The creation of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada follow years of robust public input from tribes, local elected officials, and diverse stakeholders, and draws from legislation introduced in Congress.â€
The fact sheet also acknowledged that the radical Obama has also taken away more land from states and the people than any previous president, as if thatâ€™s something to be proud of. Add to that the fact that the federal governmentÂ already ownedÂ more than 85 percent of all lands in Nevada, while owning a sizeable portion of Utahâ€™s land as well.
IntellihubÂ reported that at present, itâ€™s difficult to know actuallyÂ howÂ much land Obama just grabbed, under the phony guise of â€œenvironmental protectionâ€ and deference to â€œNative American tribes.â€
In an interview, Jason Vantatenhove, national media director for Oathkeepers and founder ofÂ Ex-Media, told Natural News there were several political implications to the grab.
â€œThis will wind up in the political arena,â€ he said, adding that in reality, unlike what the White House is claiming, there are actually a number of â€œindigenous tribes fighting against it,â€ as well as local political leaders.
Vantatenhove said the administrationâ€™s lie about taking action on behalf of Native AmericansÂ to preserve their landÂ is par for the course. He said heâ€™s learned that over the years, having been at the first Bundy standoff as well as other citizen actions against the federal government, including theÂ Malheur standoff in Oregon in JanuaryÂ and, more recently, the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
Follow the money?
At present, he told Natural News, there are no plans for armed militia groups to take up positions near the Bundy Ranch, and there have been no moves by federal agencies to mark off the new federal preserves.
But that could change at a momentâ€™s notice. And he did say that some groups had put calls out to their members to prepare to move to the area.
â€œThis Golden Butte area doesnâ€™t include the Bundy Ranch but it does include a good portion of their grazing allotment, where the original legal conflict beganâ€ in 2014, Vantatenhove said. And that could certainly inflame the issue because the Bundyâ€™s have invested a lot of money in the infrastructure there, including cultivating and developing water sources.
Cliven, along with sons Ryan and Ammon, remain in jail on charges stemming from the Malheur standoff.
Vantatenhove also speculated that there could be a financial reason for the land grab. He noted that the Golden Butte region contained one of the countryâ€™s largest gold reserves, and is also home to several deposits of veryÂ valuable minerals.
â€œJust follow the money,â€ he said. â€œYou look at Malheur, itâ€™s the same thing. Itâ€™s got one of the worldâ€™s richest depositsâ€ of uranium, which is vital in the manufacture of nuclear energy and nuclear missiles,Â as well as gold, he said.