Skip to comments.Did Operation Fast and Furious have a Tampa twin, Operation Castaway?
Posted on 07/14/2011 9:03:25 AM PDT by sunmars
Republican lawmakers are alleging that Operation Fast and Furious may have had a twin in Tampa: Operation Castaway.
The new revelations have come to light as Florida Republican Rep. Gus Bilirakis fired off a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and acting ATF Director Ken Melson asking them for answers about the newly discovered program.
In recent days, it has come to light that the ATF and DOJ have participated in the act of gun walking beyond the acts conducted within the scope of Operation Fast and Furious, Bilirakis wrote to Holder and Melson.
Recent reports have suggested that Project Gunrunner may not have been limited to weapons trafficking to Mexico and that similar programs included the possible trafficking of arms to criminal gangs in Honduras with the knowledge of the ATFs Tampa Field Division and the Department of Justices Middle District of Florida through an operation known as Operation Castaway, the letter read.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Obama promised us a civilian force as big and strong as the military. This is how he planned to arm his domestic muslim brotherhood.
I am loving this.
Bilirakis has traditionally been respected by both democrats and Republicans... and he knows this doesn't add up...
That's how Watergate started - people just kept saying it didn't add up... didn't 'seem right'... This has that same feeling.
Bilirakis is a good guy. I hope he gets some media coverage on this.
full letter and details
Worth an off topic ping? (I’m away from my list)
Check out the Patriot Post — they tie the recent Obama EO to Holders’ Operation Castaway - to provide additional “supporting evidence for Obamas’ gun control Mandate.” Selling guns to MS13. someone one said something about men of zeal —and their encroachments on our Liberties. Holder really ought be permanent guest in a Prison run by Sheriff Joe in a cell reflecting the old Yuma Territorial Prison.And Barry IMPEACHED for agreeing to such lawlessness.
Did Operation Fast and Furious have a Tampa twin, Operation Castaway?
. . . . Check out article.
Then from link at # 8:
"...questions about a Fast & Furious-like gunwalker operation out of Tampa, Florida, that allegedly put weapons in the hands of MS-13 gangsters in Honduras."
Thanks, nully. Yes. Definitely worth a ping.
And the answer to “Did Operation Fast and Furious have a Tampa twin, Operation Castaway?” would be yes.
Now then, why is this so significant....because it shows coordination between offices in two vastly far apart offices which can only mean one thing: Central planning above the ATF offices.
Torpedoes in the water approaching Holder’s water line...does he abandon ship or go down with it? One telling indication, Holden has been VERY quiet and out of the spotlight recently. Perhaps Bohner can end one of those white house kabuki theater sessions with an Oh, by the way, Mr. Pro Tem President, the investigative committee asked me to drop this off with you...something about a subpeona for records. Have a nice birthday celebration.
I would love to see that just from the standpoint of recalling when Perry had a letter for him as he greeted him on his arrival in Texas, (.)bama shugged off his letter to a low level minion as he strutted away.
Hmmm. Mexico and Honduras...Now what do they have in common?
Bigger Than Watergate (BTW)
That’s been my theory, also. Compare to Libya.
Was MacDill involved?
What could possibly be the motive behind this lunacy?
On the last day of December last year, Manuel Mel Zelaya, the deposed Honduran president and self-described victim of high-frequency radiation attacks by Israeli mercenaries, vowed to the press that he would return to Honduras. Few outside of Honduras have paid much attention to Zelayas MacArthur-esque prediction, but it has become apparent there is more behind his declaration than his usual hyperbole and bombastic absurdities.
Behind the scenes in the Obama administration there appears to be a concerted effort to pressure the democratically elected government of President Porfirio Lobo to dismiss charges of misappropriation of government funds and falsifying documents that are pending against Zelaya. This would open the door for his return to the country, and would be certain to undermine the delicate process of reestablishing democracy and order that is currently taking place in this poor and beleaguered nation.
When Zelaya was removed from office in July of 2009, the Obama administration at first joined with leftist dictators Fidel Castro of Cuba, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua in calling for his reinstatement. The Obama White House seemed oblivious to the Honduran constitution, as well as the threat Zelaya posed to the stability of the country and the region. When the courageous Honduran people held firm to their democratic constitution and refused to yield to the pressure exerted by the U.S., the Obama administration found no way of saving face other than reversing course and backing the democratic presidential elections called for by their constitution.
The Honduran Connection 7.7.11 Now we know why Hillary Clinton and Obama were falling all over themselves to support and prop-up the Honduran Marxist dictator-wannabe, Manuel Zelaya back in 2009. I never could figure out why they would create such blatantly unflattering, pro-Marxist optics for the Obama regime for a small country like Honduras. Now it all makes perfect sense. Zelaya attempted to overthrow the Honduran constitution and install himself as dictator for life, a la Hugo Chavez. The Honduran Congress AND Supreme Court followed their Constitutional Rule of Law to the letter and removed Zelaya. Within hours Obama and Clinton were threatening Honduras and demanding that the Marxist dictator Zelaya be re-installed. Now we know why. Obama and Clinton were arming Zelaya and were coordinating with Zelaya to run arms through Honduras. Presumably the deal was that some of the arms would stay with Zelaya and most would move into Mexico from the South. Then, Obama and Clinton could "find" U.S. guns in Southern Mexico and Central America, and thus use these optics to bolster their false contention that "90%" of Mexican guns were sourced directly from the U.S. "See? U.S. guns are all the way down in Chiapas State and Guatemala. U.S. guns are everywhere! The Second Amendment simply is not feasible any longer!"
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