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"Fast and Furious" Scandal Making Cops, Citizens Furious Fast
Right Side News ^ | 7/12/2011 | Jim Kouri

Posted on 07/13/2011 7:11:29 AM PDT by IbJensen

When the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee released a report -- “The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents -- it infuriated law enforcement officers and American citizens across the country.

One police commander in New Jersey told Law Enforcement Examiner, "We need to get to the bottom of this renegade operation fast. I am furious that our government actually contributed to the killing of two American law enforcement officers -- one in the U.S., the other in Mexico."

The at times shocking report includes testimony from four Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents offering firsthand accounts about the controversial Operation Fast and Furious that allowed suspects to walk away with illegally purchased guns.

The gunrunners reportedly smuggled the weapons into Mexico and the agents, who were supposed to conduct surveillance, lost track of the suspected gun smugglers and the weapons which are believed to still be in the hands of Mexican drug cartel members.

"This is a prime example of an administration that is clueless in running a law enforcement operation," said former intelligence officer and police detective Mike Snopes.

"[Attorney General Eric] Holder and his minions are being deceptive in this case claiming they were unaware of the operation," said Snopes.

Two of the approximately 2,000 guns that ATF let criminals walk away with were found at the murder scene of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.

“ATF agents have shared chilling accounts of being ordered to stand down as criminals in Arizona walked away with guns headed for Mexican drug cartels,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House committee investigating the government snafu.

“With the clinical precision of a lab experiment, the Justice Department kept records of weapons they let walk and the crime scenes where they next appeared. To the agents’ shock, preventing loss of life was not the primary concern,” said Congressman Issa.

“These agents have risked their lives working for the ATF and they’ve risked their careers by coming forward to speak the truth about a dangerous strategy that was doomed from the start,” Senator Chuck Grassley said.

“Th[is] report shows the street agents’ perspective on this risky policy to let guns walk. It should help people who are wondering what really happened during Operation Fast and Furious understand why we are continuing to investigate.”

"Transparency appears to be in short supply in the Obama Administration these days. I know that dozens of FOIA requests go unanswered and investigators seeking information usually must watch the 'Washington two-step' before seeing any progress made on their requests for information," said political strategist and attorney Mike Baker.

According to Baker, highlights of the Congressional report include:

The supervisor of Operation Fast and Furious was “jovial, if not, not giddy but just delighted about” walked guns showing up at crime scenes in Mexico according to an ATF agent.

Another ATF agent told the committee about a prediction he made a year ago that “someone was going to die” and that the gun-walking operation would be the subject of a Congressional investigation.

The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords created a “state of panic” within the group conducting the operation as they initially feared a “walked” gun might have been used.

One Operation Fast and Furious Agent: “I cannot see anyone who has one iota of concern for human life being okay with this …”

An ATF agent predicted to committee investigators that more deaths will occur as a result of Operation Fast and Furious.

Multiple agents told the committee that continued assertions by Department of Justice Officials that guns were not knowingly “walked” and that DOJ tried to stop their transport to Mexico are clearly untruthful.

While President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder denied knowledge of the operation, according to law enforcement sources, the rationale for the operation that went awry was that Attorney General Holder and his staff at the Justice Department wanted to show proof of his, and other Obama administration officials', statements that the majority of firearms used by Mexican drug cartels originated in the United States and are smuggled into that drug war-torn country.

"The aim is to use the violence and death south of the border to take away Americans' Second Amendment rights to own and bear arms," said former police officer Edie Aguino.

In addition, investigation into this and other actions by President Barack Obama, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Department of Justice show that they knowingly distort figures to hide from federal lawmakers, state political leaders, and the American people the rampant corruption in this nation’s immigration court system as well, according to a Beltway watchdog group.

Adding insult to injury, U.S. taxpayers finance the enormous number of court appeals filed by illegal immigrants -- through their taxpayer financed legal counsel deported -- for criminal convictions and fraudulent marriages.

The suspected pervasive corruption allows deportable aliens to evade hearings without consequences and permits more than 1 million removal orders to be ignored by the Obama Administration, say officials with Judicial Watch, a public-interest group that investigates public and political corruption.

From 2000 to 2007, Americans doled out $30 million for aliens’ court costs, according to a new report from a former immigration court judge -- Mark H. Metcalf -- in south Florida, considered a hotbed within the immigration system.

The veteran jurist says the nation’s immigration courts, which are operated by the DOJ, are ruled by deception and disorder and are at the heart of a system that nurtures scandal. About 250 overwhelmed judges preside over hundreds of thousands of cases annually and rarely are their deportation orders enforced, according to Judicial Watch.

Even after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, 50% of all aliens who were free pending trial disappeared, according to figures provided in the judge’s report. Between 2005 and 2006 the number of aliens who failed to appear at their court hearing grew to 59%.

The Government Accountability Office's report on visa holders states that up to four million aliens remain in the country illegally once their visas expire.

Further, officials at Judicial watch revealed that the DOJ deceptively reported the figure as “only” 39% by combining aliens who were free pending trial with those in custody who were forced by authorities to appear in court. That allowed the so-called bail-jumpers to appear as a smaller part of a bigger overall figure.

The GAO told Congress that immigration courts rule in favor of aliens only 20% of the time when in fact its 60% and that aliens appeal deportation orders in only 8% of cases when the figure is actually 98%. Many more examples are included in the judge’s report, which refers to the DOJ’s findings and statistics as a sham.

“Accuracy, credibility, relevance, and timeliness elude this agency and the flow of believable statistics to the public,” it says. Judge Metcalf suggested that Congress order its investigative arm, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct an in-depth probe.


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Lying crop of obozo communist cronies deliberately putting guns in the hands of killers who will indeed kill people and the blame will help them destroy our 2nd Ammendment!

(Or so these weasels think!)

1 posted on 07/13/2011 7:11:34 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen
The POS leftist media are too busy running stings on the Bachmann family counseling clinic to notice.

Who cares about a few lost guns when a republican presidential candidate's husband is out there encouraging gays to go straight?

2 posted on 07/13/2011 7:16:11 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...

FOR REFERENCE:


3 posted on 07/13/2011 7:18:28 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: IbJensen
WALKERS
4 posted on 07/13/2011 7:25:54 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
6 posted on 07/13/2011 7:52:02 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: IbJensen
>>”The aim is to use the violence and death south of the border to take away Americans’ Second Amendment rights to own and bear arms,” said former police officer Edie Aguino.<<

Brit Hume says he just doesn't see that happening due to the current make-up of Congress. http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday/blog/2011/07/10/fns-panel-plus-july-10-2011 What Brit forgets (senior moment?) is that this started BEFORE the 2010 election. To say that it won't happen now does NOT mean that it was not the original intention.

7 posted on 07/13/2011 7:57:45 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurer of arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: DCBryan1; FrankR

Sometimes pictures are worth far more than a thousand words. Those are great.
I just finished checking my stats. The Gunwalker Ping graphic has been seen and/or used almost 30,000 times on more than ten sites and it isn’t even a week old.
I’m sort of astounded.


8 posted on 07/13/2011 7:59:12 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: IbJensen

Obama really WAS “Gun Salesman of the Year”:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2165726/posts


9 posted on 07/13/2011 8:03:38 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: IbJensen
"The aim is to use the violence and death south of the border to take away Americans' Second Amendment rights to own and bear arms," said former police officer Edie Aguino.

"The aim is to use the violence and death south of the border to take away Americans' Second Amendment rights to own and bear arms," said former police officer Edie Aguino.

Bears repeating.

Drums in the distance, getting louder.

10 posted on 07/13/2011 8:06:09 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: going hot
Drums in the distance, getting louder.

A distant thunder, to be sure. War is coming.

11 posted on 07/13/2011 8:23:40 AM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: going hot
Drums in the distance, getting louder.

Yet Drudge has still not posted a single article relating to the story. Inexplicable, to say the least.

12 posted on 07/13/2011 8:29:36 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: reagandemocrat

There’s mounting evidence the OA is going to make the #1 position again. S&W reported a 30% gain in 2nd quarter sales recently. >PS


13 posted on 07/13/2011 8:32:08 AM PDT by PiperShade
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To: Windflier
...Drudge has still not posted a single article...

Yes, that IS curious. Ordinarily, he'd all over this type of story like BBQ sauce on a pulled pork sandwich.

14 posted on 07/13/2011 8:33:49 AM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: Noumenon

Maybe the chicago way is more persuasive than the arkansas way.


15 posted on 07/13/2011 8:37:56 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Noumenon
Drudge has still not posted a single article... Yes, that IS curious. Ordinarily, he'd all over this type of story like BBQ sauce on a pulled pork sandwich.

Honestly, this makes me think he must've gotten a visit from someone high up in the regime, on the order of: "Nice website ya got there, Matt. Be a shame if it got shut down."

16 posted on 07/13/2011 8:39:28 AM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment?)
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To: PiperShade

Obama should get it hands down, if you include the Gunwalker firearms.


17 posted on 07/13/2011 8:43:44 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: DCBryan1

That’s great! I’ll make a tee shirt out of that and wear it to the next gun show.


18 posted on 07/13/2011 8:50:20 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: IbJensen
""The aim is to use the violence and death south of the border to take away Americans' Second Amendment rights to own and bear arms," said former police officer Edie Aguino."

Lot's of folks on the Right don't want to admit this to be true. But it's becoming real obvious it was the sole purpose of these various programs.

"Castaway", "Runner" and "Fast and Furious". They literally put guns in the hands of individuals they knew full well would use them to kill people, drug cartels and gang members like MS13, using a reported 20 million is stimulus funds to pay for it.

Even when busted hussein doubles down and signs executive orders limiting gun rights. Un-F'n-believable.

19 posted on 07/13/2011 8:52:50 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: going hot; Marathoner

I believe that you gentlemen have the gist of it.


20 posted on 07/13/2011 8:59:46 AM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: IbJensen
"The aim is to use the violence and death south of the border to take away Americans' Second Amendment rights to own and bear arms," said former police officer Edie Aguino.

"... He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
- He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
- He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
- He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
- For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
- For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
- For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
- He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
- He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions..."

21 posted on 07/13/2011 9:08:04 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

More info will be released today including pimp the assault weapons emails. Sispey indicates rumors are swirling that Holder is leaving DC.
http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/

Another email, from July 2010, described the arrest in a Phoenix suburb of an illegal straw purchaser and former felon who was captured after a high-speed car and foot chase in which he broke his leg. In his vehicle, authorities recovered 20 rifles and two pistols that had just been obtained from a local store under Operation Fast and Furious.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-guns-documents-20110713,0,1830564.story


22 posted on 07/13/2011 9:21:42 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: MestaMachine

The TEA is brewing, brewing...


23 posted on 07/13/2011 10:02:21 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Joe Brower

Wake Up America!!

The progressive fascists are taking over!!


25 posted on 07/13/2011 11:44:30 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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