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Sipsey Street Exclusive: Investigators discover I.C.E. Report of Investigation on seizure of Fast
Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 6/15/12 | Dutchman6

Posted on 06/15/2012 7:45:50 AM PDT by Nachum

Texas Congressman Michael McCaul grills Janet Napolitano, 15 February 2012.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.): “Madam secretary, there’s been some speculation that the weapons used to kill Agent Zapata may have been possibly linked to Fast and Furious. Do you have any information to indicate there is a connection there?”

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: “I have no information to that effect, no. I don’t know one way or the other.” -- Hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee, 15 February 2012.

Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jaime Zapata and the scene of his ambush murder.

Congressional investigators permitted to view Department of Homeland Security documents related to the Fast and Furious operation have located and seen an Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Report of Investigation (ROI) from August 2010 describing 80 weapons seized in an arms smuggling interdiction between Phoenix, Arizona and San Antonio, Texas. Of these weapons, the majority (approximately 50) were noted to have come from Operation Fast & Furious in Arizona, purchased by Uriel Patino and Jacob Chambers. The ROI was written and signed by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jaime Zapata, who was shot dead in an ambush at a fake roadblock in San Luis Potosí, Mexico on 15 February 2011. At the time of the report, Agent Zapata was assigned to the Laredo office.

Two of the weapons found at the murder scene were later traced back to Texas -- One was purchased in August 2010 near Houston on behalf of accused drug dealer Manuel Gomez Barba, and the other in October 2010 by a Dallas trafficking ring that included Otilio Osorio and his brother Ranferi.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; jaimezapata; janetnapolitano; murdergate; obama; terry; zapata
Full title: Sipsey Street Exclusive: Investigators discover I.C.E. Report of Investigation on seizure of Fast & Furious weapons in Texas in August 2010 SIGNED BY JAIME ZAPATA!
1 posted on 06/15/2012 7:46:01 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 06/15/2012 7:47:15 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

>>Full title: Sipsey Street Exclusive: Investigators discover I.C.E. Report of Investigation on seizure of Fast & Furious weapons in Texas in August 2010 SIGNED BY JAIME ZAPATA!

Holy crap this is big. If Holder intentionally ordered the murder of an agent to close a loophole...


3 posted on 06/15/2012 7:50:11 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

bump...


4 posted on 06/15/2012 7:54:13 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Nachum
Special Agent Jaime Zapata, who was shot dead in an ambush at a fake roadblock in San Luis Potosí, Mexico on 15 February 2011

And who set up the fake roadblock and knew that Agent Zapata was on that road....enquiring minds seek to know.

5 posted on 06/15/2012 7:56:57 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: struggle
Holy crap this is big. If Holder intentionally ordered the murder of an agent to close a loophole...

Holder will simply say that Bush started it. The MSM will run that as the story, the Republicans will run for cover, and that'll be it.

6 posted on 06/15/2012 7:57:29 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Triple

My theory:

Zapata signs the ROI and alert is sent to someone that Zapata is choking the gun supply and now has begun investigation.

Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta takes care of the rest and is later freed as a thanks.

Convoluted.


7 posted on 06/15/2012 7:59:06 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

Okay so on the very same day the Head of Homeland Security is grilled over a report of 80 plus weapons traced back to F&F, the agent who authored that report was killed with weapons from the Fast and Furious?

This wasn’t a murder Americans. This was an Execution of a United States Custom Agent who exposed said corruption.

It’s never the crime, always the coverup that gets em. That and a murder or two.

ISSA: String the bastards up!


8 posted on 06/15/2012 7:59:50 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Nachum

So is the premise of this article the possibility that the murdered agent previously uncovered the F&F operation and was eliminated to keep his mouth shut?


9 posted on 06/15/2012 8:00:38 AM PDT by mikeandike
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To: Nachum

So now the plot thickens considerably .... you’ve got Napolitano in front of Congress dumping it all in Holder’s lap when it looks like DHS’s got dirt under their fingernails, too. Did she lie? If she truly didn’t know about the Zapata report, should she have known which calls into question her competency? Now the question is WHY was Zapata killed? Just a lucky ambush or were more sinister forces at work?


10 posted on 06/15/2012 8:01:19 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: VRWCarea51

Oops, my mistake. I see She was questioned a year after the agent was killed.

Still a cover up.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 8:02:33 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: struggle

>>Zapata signs the ROI and alert is sent to someone that Zapata is choking the gun supply and now has begun investigation.

>>Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta takes care of the rest and is later freed as a thanks

All someone would have to do is leak Zapata’s itinerary to Celis-Acosta and the problem would be taken care of that day.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 8:04:50 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: MissMagnolia

Too many coincidences... Yeah they killed him to cover it up. They most likely just told the mules where he would be and that he was in the way. Their thugs did the rest and got a free pass back south...and a few guns to take with them.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 8:06:40 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: struggle

The agent injured with Zapata was Victor Avila.

Apparently it was not a roadblock. It was an assassination. Two vehicles, 10 gunmen.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 8:09:46 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

The agent injured with Zapata was Victor Avila.

Apparently it was not a roadblock. It was an assassination. Two vehicles, 10 gunmen.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20032296-504083.html

I’m guessing the “roadblock” was massaged in to make it seem less like an orchestrated hit.


15 posted on 06/15/2012 8:11:34 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

Have to update the Obama Dead Pool now

http://www.nachumlist.com/deadpool.htm


16 posted on 06/15/2012 8:15:20 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
This explains why the killers knew Jamie's route, the fake roadblock and the fact that he was issued a SUV without armor.

He was set up and assassinated to stop his investigation that would lead back to ATF and Holder.

17 posted on 06/15/2012 8:17:14 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: struggle

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/18/AR2011021806995.html

Ok, this is where it gets VERY WEIRD. 2 agents, traveling in a BULLETPROOF SUBURBAN, and they get forced off the road. One of the OPENS THE PASSENGER WINDOW, Zapata gets shot, AND THEN THE WINDOW IS CLOSED and Avila calls for help.

This sounds like the hotel scene from “Bullitt.” How much you wanna bet Avila was driving, opened the door, got shot in the leg when they nailed Zapata (in the passenger seat) and then rolled the window up when they were done.

WHO THE HELL OPENS A WINDOW TO 10 ARMED MEN WHO MADE YOU PULL OVER?


18 posted on 06/15/2012 8:18:27 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Navy Patriot

>>This explains why the killers knew Jamie’s route, the fake roadblock and the fact that he was issued a SUV without armor.

The SUV was bulletproof. They plugged the SUV with over 80 rounds. The PASSENGER WINDOW WAS OPENED BY SOMEONE.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 8:19:47 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: VRWCarea51

So ... when macho man Obama sits in his 2nd floor ‘office’ watching his favorite sports shows and riffling through his ‘deck of cards’ looking at pictures and deciding who lives or dies .... was Zapata’s name on one of them? Hmmmm?


20 posted on 06/15/2012 8:23:15 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: struggle

This is “Holy Crap” level information.

Those in the know have to choose - protection and cooperation or take your chances with lawless killers.

Not easy - but now is the time...


21 posted on 06/15/2012 8:23:27 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: struggle

Have to update the Obama Dead Pool now

http://www.nachumlist.com/deadpool.htm


22 posted on 06/15/2012 8:25:40 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: struggle

Accused killer http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/01/ice-agents-accused-killer-appears-for-the-first-time-in-u-s-federal-court/

The Zetas hand him over to the US http://www.insightcrime.org/insight-latest-news/item/2348-did-the-zetas-force-us-agents-killer-to-surrender

Alledged mistaken ID http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2011/02/24/ice-agent-jamie-zapatas-alleged-killer-confesses-mexican-army-error/

THEN THE US ATTORNEY’S TAPE OVER AN FBI WITNESS ABOUT ESPINOZA ZAPATA AND DO NOT RECALL HIM TO TESTIFY ABOUT THE MURDERER AGAIN http://www.texasobserver.org/big-beat/grand-jury-testimony-in-jaime-zapata-murder-case-accidentally-taped-over-by-court-reporter

It’s APRIL and the murderer’s lawyer has yet to see his “confesion”
http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/04/lawyer-for-zeta-to-seek-suppression-of-confession-in-killing-of-ice-agent-jaime-zapata/

Cornyn asking questions last month about this http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/05/john-cornyn-wants-to-know-if-ice-agent-was-victim-of-texas-based-operation-similar-to-fast-and-furious/


23 posted on 06/15/2012 8:33:04 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle
The agent injured with Zapata was Victor Avila.

So where is he now? What is his version of events?

24 posted on 06/15/2012 8:46:41 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

Other than that, very little
The murderer pleaded not guilty after "confessing" to the Mexican police (i.e. have it beaten out of him).
25 posted on 06/15/2012 8:51:54 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

http://www.texasobserver.org/big-beat/more-evidence-of-fast-and-furious-type-program-in-texas

Here’s what I think the new “whistleblowers” will be informing the House Oversight about - Texas Fast and Furious. Arizona was an extension of Project Gunrunner, but Texas would be an expansion of the program under Obama. If this does blow up in Holder’s face, it’s going to be felonious to the point of no return.

I’ve emailed this reporter Cindy Casares about this and hope for some interesting response. She seems VERY in-the-know about what’s going on.


26 posted on 06/15/2012 9:01:12 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Nachum

The dots are being drawn...will the GOP have the spine and balls to connect them...


27 posted on 06/15/2012 9:03:10 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Nachum

Make sure you have this one also:

Top US Federal Judge Assassinated After Threat To Obama Agenda

A Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the top US Federal Judge for the State of Arizona was assassinated barely 72-hours after he made a critical ruling against the Obama administrations plan to begin the confiscation of their citizen’s private retirement and banking accounts in order to stave off their nations imminent economic collapse, and after having the US Marshals protecting him removed.

According to this SVR report, Federal Judge John McCarthy Roll was the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona who this past Friday issued what is called a “preliminary ruling” in a case titled “United States of America v. $333,520.00 in United States Currency et al” [Case Number: 4:2010cv00703 Filed: November 30, 2010] wherein he stated he was preparing to rule against Obama’s power to seize American citizens money without clear and convincing evidence of a crime being committed.

http://www.eutimes.net/2011/01/top-us-federal-judge-assassinated-after-threat-to-obama-agenda/


28 posted on 06/15/2012 9:03:29 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: phockthis

Thanks. I think it is related. I have put it in the “Related Murder/Coverups” on the Dead Pool page


29 posted on 06/15/2012 10:02:23 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

If Congress doesn’t do this job right...We the People have a job to do...


30 posted on 06/15/2012 10:10:44 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Nachum
Here's the little trick Holder and ATF are playing. F&F was an ATF operation run out of the Tucson AZ office. But some guns were walked out of Texas gun shops which puts them in the jurisdiction of Texas ATF offices so those ops must have had other names. So far I have not seen any reporting on what those op names were.

Armored SUV could not protect U.S. agents in Mexico

U.S. investigators recovered one of the military-style semi-automatic weapons used in the attack that killed Zapata.

The gun came from Texas.

Ballistic testing of spent shell casings and the raising of an obliterated serial number revealed the weapon was a popular Romanian-made AK-47 knockoff purchased at J&J’s Pawn Shop in Beaumont, smuggled south to the Zetas by a methamphetamine trafficker named Manuel Gomez Barba, a U.S. citizen.


31 posted on 06/15/2012 10:42:33 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: struggle

This sounds like the hotel scene from “Bullitt.” How much you wanna bet Avila was driving, opened the door, got shot in the leg when they nailed Zapata (in the passenger seat) and then rolled the window up when they were done.

WHO THE HELL OPENS A WINDOW TO 10 ARMED MEN WHO MADE YOU PULL OVER?

Interesting theory.

Armored SUV could not protect U.S. agents in Mexico

The door locks popped open.

That terrifying sound — a quiet click — set into motion events that remain under investigation. When Zapata needed it most, the Suburban’s elaborate armoring was rendered worthless by a consumer-friendly automatic setting useful for family vacations and hurried commuters but not for U.S. agents driving through a red zone in Mexico.

(snip)

With the Suburban on the side of the road and unlocked, the Zeta gunmen wrestled Avila’s passenger door open. As the agents screamed that they were Americans and diplomats, Avila or his attackers hit the button that rolled the bulletproof window down. The gap was just four inches but enough for one gunman to get the barrel of his AK-47 into the Suburban and rake gunfire across their laps.


32 posted on 06/15/2012 10:59:22 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: struggle
"WHO THE HELL OPENS A WINDOW TO 10 ARMED MEN WHO MADE YOU PULL OVER?"

"The agents were forced to the side of the road and, when their passenger-side window briefly opened, the assailants fired several rounds into their vehicle, fatally shooting Zapata, who was driving, and wounding Avila in the leg."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/18/AR2011021806995.html

Zapata was driving. Avila was in the passenger seat. The passenger side window was opened. I'd assume that Avila opened it, which makes it even more suspicious, since Zapata took the brunt of the fire and Avila only one non-life threatening wound.

33 posted on 06/15/2012 11:52:15 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Thanks for the info. There was a previous mention that the doors clicked open, but the early reports state that the passenger window was “rolled down.” It would be nice to talk to this Avila guy about it before he ends up missing. Who really knows what the heck happened, but 2 vehicles and 10 armed men spells hit job.

They knew who they were going after and why.


34 posted on 06/15/2012 11:58:09 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

I just read the story about the doors unlocking automatically when the vehicle was put in park. If that’s the case, then I would think that the window got rolled down on accident as they were fumbling desperately to hit the door lock button. Definitely still sounds like a hit job to me, because why would they stick a gun in the window and start shooting if the attackers were trying to commit a robbery or kidnapping?


35 posted on 06/15/2012 3:38:41 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Someone needs to talk to the other guy and get him as a witness. If Texas did have an expanded F&F then Holder is going down.

Freaking PATCON idiot.


36 posted on 06/15/2012 8:27:03 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

I’m sure if the other agent wasn’t in on it, he’s been sufficiently intimidated to never say a word to anyone.


37 posted on 06/15/2012 9:27:34 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: struggle
The PASSENGER WINDOW WAS OPENED BY SOMEONE.

That I didn't know.

38 posted on 06/16/2012 6:05:57 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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