Oregon Fire Chief Catches FBI Agents Posing as Militia – Quits His Job in Protest

chris briels oregonBy John Vibes

This week, Harney County Fire Marshall Chris Briels resigned after discovering undercover FBI agents posing as militia members near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which has been the site of a standoff for weeks now. According to Briels, he found FBI agents who were impersonating militia members lurking around the town’s armory. When he inquired about the undercover operation with county Judge Steve Grasty he was told to back off.

Just before this discovery was made, there were reports of people who looked like militia harassing locals, which is uncharacteristic of the protesters who initially assembled at the refuge. It turns out that these militia members suspected of harassing locals were actually undercover FBI agents.

During an impromptu press conference, Briels explained how he was so disrespected in his encounter with Grasty and was so disgusted with the situation in general, that he no longer wants to work for a government that he does not believe in. Briels added that he would still be helping people in the community with fire prevention and other issues that he has helped with in the past, but he will just no longer be doing it as a government employee. Briels went on to describe how he exposed undercover FBI agents who had come to town and were creating problems amongst the locals.

When announcing his resignation, Briels described his encounter with the judge.

“I’ve been told by Steve to distance myself from this committee of public safety. I’ve been told that we don’t know what we’re doing. I’ve been told that my life is in danger. I’ve been told all kinds of things. I will not be told what to do. I have my own mind, and I will use my own mind, not somebody else’s,” Briels said.

Many activists and militia members are now suspecting that the undercover agents were planning to act as agent provocateurs and create trouble in order to frame the protesters for things that they did not do. This theory is supported by the fact these undercover agents were reportedly bothering locals and acting in a threatening manner.

However, mainstream media has reported that militia members were harassing locals, but now that version of events is being brought into question considering the fact that undercover agents were posing as militia. The looming threat of agent provocateurs may be one of the reasons why the refuge occupiers are turning away help from outside militias who have attempted to join the occupation.

As the situation at the refuge becomes increasingly volatile, leaders of the occupation have announced that they will soon be making plans to disperse, but they have not yet said when this will happen. Meanwhile, the FBI has said that they will be filing federal charges against the militia members that they have found evidence on throughout the occupation.

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  • Robert Colescott

    This kind of stuff bothers me enough to type four letter words. I apologize for doing so previously as I didn’t realize this was not an acceptable practice on your site.

    • freddie

      Pretty damn sad that in this day and age you can not express yourself any damn way you want. Not too sure who’s precious little ears they think they are protecting but I, for one, don’t give a crap what language someone uses to emphasize and show just how pissed they are. If a little profanity offends someone to the point of censorship then they need to get out more or realize that they ARE NOT a little princess that needs to be protected from everything that may offend. People are being murdered in droves and this is the battle people pick…
      Peace, Robert.

      • Mark

        Apart from censorship think about this—If it requires curse words for your “thoughts” to have impact, what do you really have to say that is of value?

        • Aradesh of Shady Sands

          You obviously cannot comprehend emphasis or emotion. Please direct any empathy to the above comments (or lack thereof in your case). I’m not trying to be aggressive or initiate any arguments, I am simply employing the strictly semantic retaliatory obligation as a free minded citizen to share my thoughts with one I disagree with. Is this form of expression meeting your approval master? Would an increase in verbosity and complexity of my vernacular please you? If it would, Fück off. I don’t give a damn about your incessant fetish for political correctness nor what arbitrary value you think my comment doesn’t have. You are nothing to humanity and make attempts to stifle emotional expressions which are the most human of all. If anyone is inhumane in their expectations, it would be you.

          • Mark

            Both of you need to read more carefully.

            If it requires curse words for your “thoughts” to have impact, what do you really have to say that is of value?

            Nothing I said suggested eliminating all cursing, but there is plenty of “entertainment” and even “opinion” that, once the cursing is stripped, has nothing of value left.

          • Aradesh of Shady Sands

            You’ve missed the point, unfortunately. I never contested whether profanity was necessary. But I did point where the argument may lead in due time. Is emotion truly necessary? Anger? I just like to make people think, and this argument does that finely. I have achieved a polarization of ideologies and in doing so have learned much about this community.

          • You cannot comprehend the nature of barbarism. LOL. You act as though it is a master/slave issue when it is in fact a mark of civilization vs. barbarization. You act as though emotions can only be expressed through cursing or require such behavior or are bettered by it – take your pick. They are laughable concepts that show little understanding of humanity.

            If you don’t like a site’s policies, go elsewhere. It’s not hard to understand.

          • Aradesh of Shady Sands

            Tell me more about what I can and can’t understand… How immature.

        • Vault City Is America

          Imagine every piece of entertainment you’ve every witnessed, and remove all the lines which mention curse words or natural expressions of emotion. I guarantee you won’t enjoy the piece of entertainment as much due to not being as immersive, believable, realistic, or relatable. Have fun ruining countless works of literature, films, and music as I’m sure most here would agree.

          • You live in a cesspool and you regurgitate cesspool thoughts from what you’ve experienced. I can list quite a few great works of art that have ZERO profanities in them – and that includes movies, stories, music, and so on.

            Immersive? You require profanities in order for something to be immersive? LOL.

            Believable? You do mean, believable to you, because your concept of protagonists are so low.

            Realistic? Every work of fiction is already unrealistic.If you can handle dragons, why can’t you handle a lack of profanity?
            Relatable? You do mean, relatable to you, right?

            Open your mind.

          • Vault City Is America

            You may notice, if you could pay attention what you’re seeing, that I never said entertainment couldn’t live without profanity, yet many genres would be lacking or missing atmosphere. You write about me having a “closed mind” whilst you are putting words into my mouth to vilify and defame my opinions. If anyone were to come across as narrow minded, it would be you for comparing fantasy literature to nonfictional works. Talk about delusions.

          • Mark Penick

            It would actually make it better.

        • Shannon Hensley

          its words get off you high horse.

      • *shrug* Does it matter? Their site, their rules, If you want to behave like a barbarian, go elsewhere. Of course you know that site admins can’t censor – only the government can censor. If you want to publish your “thoughts”, you still have the right to do so.

      • Mark Penick

        It has nothing to do with “precious little ears they think they are protecting.” Using that language makes you look like an imbecile.

        • World Peace Now

          George Carlin comes to mind…

      • hseik

        Well said.

    • Robin Raven

      There is no need to apologize. In some situations, a cuss word is the most appropriate word and works for the person using it like a valve on a pressure line. We are all under pressure and using a few chosen cuss words beats violence, alcohol and any number of other pressure valves we could choose.

  • mtman2

    Yeah?…, so where are pictures+video from people there?
    Some wing-nut FBI-provocateurs or even militia is not going to intimate me from getting footage of events around my place of residence as an American. There should be facial pics online of these people.
    Validating their identity as to who they are!

    There’s to be no more federal wing-nuts creating Ruby Ridges or Wacos = NOT gonna be tolerated again…
    WE have NOT forgotten and silently by the millions are watching to make sure of it.
    Screwups+coverups are not what American people want to see from those WE hire, elect and pay.
    Many federal employees, policy makers and politicians belonged in jail from decisions made then for the killing and outright murder of U.S. woman and children.

    The DC, federal employee political country club of being above the law needs to be dealt with.
    Hillary Clinton being arrested would verify a commited FBI + rule of law, finally, here in the USA.
    WE the People are watching this unfold; Lois Lerner, John Koskinen aren’t hiding – any better then Janet Reno.
    Even Bill Clinton is being put to silence as to his pretense of immutibility by his sycophants useful-idiot fans.
    Time will tell as to people demanding the truth in this federal BLM/FWS overreach in Oregon on states Constitutional RIGHTS as clearly delineated ~!

  • George Boosh

    Drumming up and excuse to raid the complex, that’s what the FBI is doing.

    • Andy Capp

      Causing the excuse yeah.

  • Mark

    Unsurprising, but this “wage war by deceit” shows that USA law enforcement has been spending way too much time studying in “Israel.”

  • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

    eventually the public will learn harry reid used the FBI to block investigations into his well organized multi billion dollar corruption schemes which took place within the country known as deseret.
    harry reid used his ties to the blm as well as his long time friend and previous nevada senator richard bryan who both have now gone into the business of selling land they do not own to Chinese corporations who need raw materials to build solar and electric car batteries.

    harry reid and richard bryan don’t realize the public is not as dumb as they think.
    and the tax exempt corporation known as the mormons who operate the legal system within deseret will also be exposed .
    .enjoy your prison cell harry reid

    your govt reminds you……..when you see something say something.

  • Bill Moore


    During the troubles in the 1960s in Pittsburgh PA, we went through a period of martial law.

    At one demonstration, where it appeared to be a bunch of Hippies causing trouble, it was discovered that twelve of the fifteen demonstrators were government agents.

    Interestingly, the government agents were from different departments, and didn’t know that each other were there.

    They’re sneaky bastards,
    Bill Moore.

    • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

      corruption typically employs Milgram experiment graduates = useful idiots :
      wearing a govt uniform or public employee union logo of 1 type or another

  • John Tahoe

    We live a police state now. You did the right thing Chris. The only way evil can win is through deceit. God bless and Semper Fi.


  • john smith

    i would fact check this
    i do not believe that they posed as militia

    • Brian

      You discount things you hear because of your opinion? Very foolish.

      • john smith

        please point out where it is said they were posing as militia

        • Robin Raven

          Is twice in the first paragraph good enough for you?

      • TruthTalk

        He never said they posed as Militia. Not once.

  • LowellST13

    The USA today, is about control and deciding who will be sacrificed at the alter of Globalism or in truth Satanism. I will die free, and live the same way. The powers that be will eventually kill some of us, but they will have to answer to the LORD at their judgement day. I wouldn’t want to be them.. the Torment will consume them in HE**.

  • chimera

    You fbi agents are foreign corporate mall cops (foreign private corporate mercenaries of the foreign corporation called THE UNITED STATES). You are acting in your private capacity as a hired mall cop and you are trespassing on the Sovereign Soil of the Continental United States. You had better be careful that you do no harm to any of the free and sovereign people of the Continental States militia. They are enforcing the Constitutional law of these Continental States. What you are doing is in violation of the Constitution and International Law, the Lieberman Code and the Geneva Convention of 1949. The free and sovereign people of these States united are watching you. We will hold you accountable for any crimes you commit against us.

  • TruthTalk

    Pete Santili, Blaine “stolen valor” Cooper, and Brian “stolen valor” Cavalier are all FEDS and if they aren’t called out then not only is this press conference meaningless but the entire protest is 100% PsyOp

  • Robin Raven

    Congratulations to Chief Briels. I applaud anyone willing to give up their job for ethical reasons. I said from day one that the militia would be infiltrated by federal agents and was hounded as being a gun-toting extremist, conspiracy nut, and some other unpleasant names, simply because I used past events to predict present events. Has everyone had their memory cards erased?

  • TruthTalk

    Nowhere in this video does he say or even imply that those undercover FBI agents were posing as Militia. Pete Santili, Blaine “stolen valor” Cooper, and Brian “stolen valor” Cavalier are
    FEDs and are calling the shots there. Everyone there pretty much knows about this and damn near all of them still support these guys. That tells me not only is this press conference an absolute joke and meaningless but this entire thing is a PsyOp.

    FYI they keep deleting this.


  • picomanning

    What impact from the remote Oregon protests would require undercover FBI to infiltrate the “militia”?
    This is VERY troubling to me. I live in Oregon. A father of 5. A Viet Nam era veteran. A former business owner. Am I radical too? Well one never knows what this leftist administration will do. I’ll have to buy another gun and load up on ammo. The FBI infiltrating our fellow citizens? This is getting out of control.

    • Robin Raven

      I love this! Every time Obama utters the words “more gun control” more people arm themselves. It’s surreal and farcical. It’s also farcical the government claims they are trying to disarm is, when the reality is we are more armed than we ever were. The violence is not coming from the armed, it’s coming from the armorers themselves. The United States, Inc. is the largest weapons purveyor in the world. It’s a total farce on all levels.

  • Robert

    The FBI has turned from the absolute premier law enforcement agency of the world to a political hack tool. Waco, Ruby Ridge, now they want to start promoting trouble from the inide

    • Undecider

      They’ve always been a political hack tool.

  • Mark Levin, RUSH Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Matt Drudge, Judge Napolitano need to be ALL OVER this! US govt sold URANIUM mineral rights on this land – to RUSSIA!

  • Freedom

    This is not just an Oregon problem it is a Nation Wide Problem. And why are we not hearing from all our so called Congressmen and Senators? They are supposed to be working for us not the Federal Government. Sorry I forgot they take the Office for their own benefit.

  • FuccTheCops

    Treason is treason. It’s legal to end those types of people’s lives. Sounds like Karma to me; The white man abused the Native Americans and look what happens to you now. Not trying to poke fun, but one sees treason occurring in a lot of places. Just recently, at least to my mind, Flint, Michigan, One sees a lot of talk, but no action. One also, realizes this speech is to oneself….

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