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FBI Criminal Informant Complicit in Brian Terry’s Death (PJM Exclusive)
PJ Media ^ | December 1, 2011 | Bob Owens

Posted on 12/01/2011 8:16:30 AM PST by jazusamo

From multiple sources come shocking charges of deadly ineptitude and an FBI coverup.

Previously, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death in Peck Canyon, Arizona was described as a chance meeting that led to a firefight: an illegal alien “rip crew” working for the Sinaloa cartel was hoping to find other illegal aliens and to rob them at gunpoint. Instead, they stumbled across a Border Patrol unit and murdered Agent Terry.

Last week, the Washington Times offered a new version of the encounter: they reported that the rip crew was not hunting illegals, but Border Patrol teams — with the intention of engaging them in combat.

Sources now tell PJ Media that neither version of events is accurate: the rip crew was not waiting for a chance encounter with other illegals, nor did the members intend to engage American law enforcement agents.

The rip crew was in Peck Canyon that evening with the intention of stealing money and drugs from a specific shipment of which they had prior knowledge.

Sources claim the Department of Justice has been trying for almost a year to hide the key information — how the rip crew knew the shipment was coming through that night.

Criminal informants (CIs) are a common tool of law enforcement agencies. When agencies apprehend criminals, agencies often reduce or drop charges in exchange for information leading to the arrests of higher-ranking criminals. Earlier this year, reports claimed that Operation Fast and Furious weapons smuggled over the border were actually chosen by an FBI informant, and paid for with money provided by the federal government.

The rip crew knew to be in Peck Canyon that December evening because a CI working for the FBI found out about a smuggling run — from the FBI.

It is not clear if the information was provided intentionally, but a possible motivation for the FBI to provide the information is known to exist: the CI had previously lost a shipment of drugs, and wanted to regain the trust of the cartel with an offering of drugs or money. The other possibility is that the FBI mistakenly allowed the CI to discover the information.

The CI used this information to organize an ambush of the drug convoy. A source tells PJM that the FBI knew from wiretaps that the CI was using their information to set up an ambush.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) — through its own CIs and communications intercepts — was also aware of the planned assault.

Neither the DEA nor FBI warned Border Patrol about the expected criminal activity.

The federal government will still not reveal if one of the two WASR-10 AK-pattern semi-automatic rifles located near the scene — provided to the Sinaloa cartel via Operation Fast and Furious — was the weapon that put a bullet through Brian Terry’s heart. The existence of a third recovered gun, an SKS carbine, has been disputed by the FBI despite the fact it had been talked about openly in the beginning of the investigation among federal agents.

Multiple sources tell PJM that this third weapon “disappeared” because it was the weapon carried by the FBI CI who ran the rip crew. When it was recovered near the scene of the murder and subsequently traced by the ATF, it traced back to the FBI CI via the gun shop in Texas where it was purchased.

Deconfliction is a major element of high-risk undercover law enforcement work. Undercover agents and informants often cross jurisdictional paths, and deconfliction is the process whereby agencies warn off other agencies so that their assets don’t end up in conflict, putting investigations and lives at risk.

In this case, the FBI and DEA failed to deconflict. Neither agency bothered to warn Border Patrol to keep their BORTAC teams out of Peck Canyon that evening. As a direct result of this FBI and DEA failure — combined with Homeland Security forcing BORTAC units to carry less-lethal beanbag rounds in some of their primary weapons — Brian Terry’s under-armed four-man unit walked into an ambush against a heavily armed rip crew, at least five of whom were carrying rifles.

Brian Terry’s murder was entirely preventable. The incompetence of the DEA and FBI let his Border Patrol unit walk into an ambush. After the ambush, it appears the FBI tampered with evidence to cover up that one of their informants was involved with the murder of a federal agent.

The government has recently sealed the case against the only suspect the FBI chose to keep behind bars.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; borderpatrol; brianterry; castaway; cia; clinton; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; hillary; hillaryclinton; holder; ice; obama; statedept; terry

1 posted on 12/01/2011 8:16:34 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: MestaMachine

Ping!


2 posted on 12/01/2011 8:18:30 AM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: bayouranger

Ping!


3 posted on 12/01/2011 8:26:52 AM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Thanx!


4 posted on 12/01/2011 8:36:30 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: jazusamo
The incompetence of the DEA and FBI let his Border Patrol unit walk into an ambush.

Taking a mental excursion...
Perhaps the FBI and DEA let this all come down to expose the BATF and the administration's actions.
Interdepartmental rivalries/.gov.$$$ and all that...
It could happen! /Judy Tenuta

5 posted on 12/01/2011 8:44:06 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

It’s getting harder and harder to tell the good guys from the bad.

Our Justice Department and its offspring need a good overhaul.

PS. It won’t get it from the bunch that’s running it now.


6 posted on 12/01/2011 9:19:04 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

The truly disturbing part is that it’s all too plausible of a possibility.


7 posted on 12/01/2011 9:25:05 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: jazusamo

This story boils down to one thing,,,

Foreign criminals are running military patrols in American territory. Screw you Newt, Screw you Bush, Screw you Obama.

In the last year i have read stories of signs going up warning Americans away from National monuments because they ae defacto controlled by the Mexican insurgents.

I have read of almost permanent MEXICAN Observation Posts on mountaintops well inland that serve to warn smugglers of USBP. (the IR signature and electric signature has to be like a big brass band IF we wanted to interdict them.

They openly run military style patrols dozens of miles inland from the border.

Our republican party is allowing MEXICAN trucks onto US highways now.

In view of all this, which i believe is the number one threat to the nation, co-equal to the economy because it is so intertwined, i REFUSE to vote for anyone who talks of having a heart for the Mexican invasion.


8 posted on 12/01/2011 9:30:15 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: jazusamo

This story boils down to one thing,,,

Foreign criminals are running military patrols in American territory. Screw you Newt, Screw you Bush, Screw you Obama.

In the last year i have read stories of signs going up warning Americans away from National monuments because they ae defacto controlled by the Mexican insurgents.

I have read of almost permanent MEXICAN Observation Posts on mountaintops well inland that serve to warn smugglers of USBP. (the IR signature and electric signature has to be like a big brass band IF we wanted to interdict them.

They openly run military style patrols dozens of miles inland from the border.

Our republican party is allowing MEXICAN trucks onto US highways now.

In view of all this, which i believe is the number one threat to the nation, co-equal to the economy because it is so intertwined, i REFUSE to vote for anyone who talks of having a heart for the Mexican invasion.


9 posted on 12/01/2011 9:32:45 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: philman_36

philman_36,
Judy Tenuta was married for a while to Emo Phillips.
Love to be a fly on the wall watching that freak show.


10 posted on 12/01/2011 9:35:16 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) No RINO's)
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To: jazusamo

Hey, Newt and every other repub.

When the Nazis invaded the USSR, they invaded with about 5.5 million men along an 1800 mile front.

When the Mexicans invaded the USA, they invaded along our 1900 mile front with a force that is admitted to be at least 10 million, and is probably 15-20 million.

You refuse to address it in a way that puts America as sacred, then NO VOTE FROM ME.

Just sayin’


11 posted on 12/01/2011 9:38:08 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Joe Boucher
Love to be a fly on the wall watching that freak show.
In character? Oh yes!
12 posted on 12/01/2011 10:23:07 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Travis McGee; archy; Squantos; Noumenon

Words fail.


13 posted on 12/01/2011 10:46:14 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: jazusamo

bttt


14 posted on 12/01/2011 2:45:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
IF you do not read another single Gunwalker thread today, you MUST read this one. And if there is any justice at all left in this world, this goes viral and heads roll!!!


15 posted on 12/01/2011 5:43:52 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: jazusamo; bergmeid

Thank you for the ping and thanks you to bergmeid for the heads up!


16 posted on 12/01/2011 5:47:00 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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17 posted on 12/01/2011 5:49:07 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: MestaMachine
Brian Terry’s murder was entirely preventable. The incompetence of the DEA and FBI let his Border Patrol unit walk into an ambush.

Incompetence hardly seems to be the appropriate word choice, given the facts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~

A suspect named Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, who suffered a gunshot wound, was arrested at the scene.

Here is what has been made public to date:

Osorio-Arellanes was charged initially [presumably in mid-December] with illegal entry in a case that is published on PACER, an online database of federal court filings. But that case was terminated when Osorio-Arellanes and several unidentified co-defendants were secretly indicted April 20 for murder by a federal grand jury.

Three weeks later, a judge temporarily unsealed the indictment, which lists co-defendants whose names were blacked out because they had not been apprehended. Since then, the entire case has been invisible. A clerk at the federal court in Tucson confirmed that the file is sealed, including the judge's reason for closing it. Even the docket is hidden from public view, so a search for U.S. vs. Osorio-Arellanes turns up no record of the homicide prosecution.

Excerpt from source mentioned in article

18 posted on 12/01/2011 6:39:14 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: MestaMachine; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; ...
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IF you do not read another single Gunwalker thread today, you MUST read this one. And if there is any justice at all left in this world, ..."

Thanks, Mesta.

19 posted on 12/02/2011 12:11:36 AM PST by LucyT
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To: Ajnin

FYI


20 posted on 12/02/2011 7:55:47 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1046 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: Joe Boucher
Judy Tenuta was married for a while to Emo Phillips.
Love to be a fly on the wall watching that freak show.

Wow! That would have made a GREAT reality show.

Even tightwad me would consider PPV for that!

21 posted on 12/02/2011 7:59:17 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1046 of America's ObamaVacation from reality.)
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To: jazusamo

So, has anyone noticed the latest Cain kerfluffle hit the airwaves just in time to keep this off the front page? Hmmmm.


22 posted on 12/02/2011 8:37:40 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: jazusamo

So, has anyone noticed the latest Cain kerfluffle hit the airwaves just in time to keep this off the front page? Hmmmm.


23 posted on 12/02/2011 8:38:09 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Yep, the Obama thugs will be in full coverup mode on this.


24 posted on 12/02/2011 9:12:11 AM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Bump.


25 posted on 12/02/2011 12:41:18 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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