President Obama is not only coming after our guns, he is also targeting American’s that call themselves ‘right wing patriots.’ The Obama administration has a long history of claiming that Islamic terrorism is less of a threat than “homegrown” terror.
During his two terms in office, Obama’s government has issued report after report saying that groups such as Tea Party groups, and patriotic Americans, nativist groups, and even our soldiers are possible domestic terrorists.
Last week, FBI agents responsible for investigating domestic terrorism have arrested a Washington man they claim to be affiliated with the right-wing “patriot” movement for possessing an assault-style rifle with an illegal short barrel,” Seattle Times reported.
A former Marine and a “right-wing patriot”, Schuyler Barbeau, who is also an Oathkeeper has been arrested for possessing an assault-style rifle with an illegal short barrel.” A judge has ruled he must stay in jail and no bail will be granted.
The Seattle Dog Spot reported that the Seattle Times and several other media outlets reported that on Sunday, December 6th, the FBI agents “responsible for investigating domestic terrorism have arrested a Washington man they claim to be affiliated with the right-wing “patriot” movement for possessing an assault-style rifle with an illegal short barrel.”
The man the FBI arrested is Schuyler Barbeau. Court documents say Barbeau was charged with illegal possession of an AR-15 semi-automatic 5.56mm caliber assault rifle with a 10.5-inch barrel and a sight.
It was also reported that Allen Aenk, the co-founder of Shepherd’s Way Animal Rescue in Springdale, WA, was in the car with Schuyler. They were on their way back to Shepherd’s Way with a dog for the rescue when the FBI arrested Barbeau.
Barbeau lived in a trailer on the property where Allen Aenk and his wife Carrie lived and ran Shepherd’s Way. A Facebook post from one of his supporters said that he provided “protection and assistance” for the Aenks.
At the time of his arrest several FBI agents also raided the property where the Aenks live and run Shepherd’s Way to search for explosives, but by all reports they didn’t find them.
Schuyler Barbeau lives in a trailer at Shepherd’s Way Animal Rescue and is accused of being a domestic terrorist by the FBI. Image fKING 5.
Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit group that monitors the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists, said that the investigation of Barbeau began in early June when an informant told the FBI that Barbeau was making frequent statements that the “federal government was not abiding by the principles set forth in the Constitution and that many public servants, such as judges and police officers who had sworn to uphold it, had deviated from their oath of office.”
According to court documents, Barbeau claimed it “was his duty to educate public servants who were not living up to their oath and discussed ‘lynching’ those he deemed unworthy if necessary.”
Just before he was arrested Schuyler tried to intimidate one of his critics by posting her name and address online.
Schuyler’s arrest and his connection to the Aenk’s and Shepherd’s Way Animal Rescue is just another in a series episodes that raise HUGE red flags about how the Aenk’s and how they run their rescue. For example:
- Carrie Aenk was convicted of bank fraud in 1998.
- In February of 2014 Carrie Aenk was charged with stealing $8300 of hay for horses she claimed belonged to Shepherd’s Way.
- Last summer during the Eastern Washington fires the Aenk’s claimed that “the official command center for volunteer fire fighters” was on their property, but the Stevens County Fire Chief said “There was never a tent city nor was there ever an “official” command post at this location (very rarely will a post be set up on private property.” A fundraising appeal on YouCaring for the Aenk’s work on this supposed tent city was taken down after people raised questions about it.
- This fall the Aenk’s made a fundraising appeal to raise money to rescue Max, a German Shepherd in New Jersey. Max disappeared the day after Carrie Aenk picked him up, and the Aenk’s refuse to say what happened to him. Many people, including me, believe Carrie Aenk had Max put down.
In my opinion, these incidents should raise the public’s concern regarding how the Aenk’s run Shepherd’s Way. It’s the only rescue I’ve ever heard of that needed security from a suspected domestic terrorist or was raided by the FBI.
I’ll be writing more about sketchy activities at Shepherd’s Watch in the next few days.
Here’s the story from KING 5 about Barbeau’s arraignment yesterday.