I admit I haven't done much research into it, but those are my two cents. Here's a posting from someone who knows more about it:
The Truth About The Standoff At The Hammond Ranch In Oregon, USA, That Everyone Must Be Made Aware Of by Northern Truth Seeker
As Scott Creighton said over at American Everyman, the Feds want to be able to justify disarming anti-government types in general. Agents provocateurs are real, folks, and this whole operation smells.