Landowners to be evicted to make way for Chinese Investment project. No, this not a story from Sri Lanka. This is from the "land of the free".
In this case it is Senator Harry Reid's (the Senate Majority Leader) son who has been negotiating with Chinese Investors to locate a Solar Energy project on ranch land. Federal Agents stormed Cliven Bundy's land, began rounding up his cattle, arrested one of his sons and Tasered another, and allegedly shoved his sister—a cancer survivor—to the ground.
As news of the “Old West-style showdown” spread last week, armed militia members
and self-proclaimed patriot types began streaming onto the ranch,
escalating tensions and stoking fears that the situation might unspool
into another Waco or Ruby Ridge.
On Saturday, federal forces retreated and claimed it was for the sake of public safety, although they vowed to pursue
their case against Bundy.
It was suggested that their retreat may have
been linked to embarrassing revelations that Nevada Senator Harry Reid
and his son had been negotiating with Chinese investors to use that part of the desert for a solar-energy project