Interview here. Horse’s mouth and all (not that I’m calling anyone a horse).
Peaceful, cool-headed, principled resistance always works best, but it only works when backed by a substantial, credible force. Doubly so when you’re up against un-principled, arrogant foes. A thousand militia, just being there, will drain the sense of impunity right out of an aggressor. A was said elsewhere;
“No more free Wacos.”
I still don’t fully understand this particular conflict, but it is clear that these people and their supporters have grit, and that’s refreshing to see.
I hope the militia had night vision, some fifties, and some form of aerial surveillance. It’ll be needed next time. This is how the peace is kept.