I'm seeing hints that DOJ, State, CIA, and DOD all have differing interests in Fast and Furious, but see it as a common vehicle to achieve their ends.
DOJ wants to further cripple the Second Amendment. State wants to prop up the "official" Mexican government against the drug cartels. CIA sees this as a source of "sterile" weapons that can be deployed anywhere, and blamed as "another one of those Gunwalker weapons". DOD is concerned with the even hotter drug war in southern Mexico, with the danger that the Zetas will work as mercenaries for Cuba and Venezuela.
We don't even have evidence that this "walking" has stopped. For all we're allowed to know, the federal government is still using sanctioned strawman sales to buy more weapons with our tax dollars, and then "spread the wealth" among various "stakeholders".
Perhaps this is how 0bama's equipping his "civil security force" that is supposed to be "as well equipped as the American military". Well, this would at least provide plenty of small arms, with no paper trail. All traces of criminality are just scrubbed off the books, or die in tragic "accidents".
This along with all thier other antics are well planned and in the wings. This is no accident or a flub this is planned. Small fires lit in many parts of the sytem and the country will come into play in the near future, I believe. The 2012 election is the end of thier riegn and they know it, they will pull out all the stops.
And they never did say where their recruiting stations are, did they?
I think it's a great idea and have wanted to sign up from the git go. But, alas, their lack of transparency remains a stumbling block to me driving a tank.