Skip to comments.Fast and Furious Racism
Posted on 06/24/2012 6:13:55 PM PDT by morethanright
For the left, Operation Fast and Furious is George W. Bush's fault, or it's a witch-hunt over already answered questions. After all, Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department gave more than seven thousand documents to the House committee investigating the matter.
Considering the sheer volume of paper involved, two questions remain unanswered: First, who ordered the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to sell assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels? Second, did the person or persons in question ever once consider the deadly consequences this action would have on the lives of innocent people caught in the crossfire?
For some, the question seems to boil down to race. Many accuse House Republicans of targeting Holder due to his skin color than credit a small cadre of GOP lawmakers for uncovering a high-level administration gunrunning operation - and its subsequent cover-up.
"I don't want to start too much [of a] forest fire here, but it is my instinct: Is this [Holder contempt vote] ethnic?" asked MSNBC's Chris Matthews.
Former Rep. Arthur Davis wrote at Politico that by invoking Executive Privilege, President Obama intended "to drive the narrative of Republican extremism," adding, "Holder's race, frankly, is a convenience that abets the other favored Democratic argument of covert Republican racism."
I submit that contemptible racism is a singular component of Operation Fast and Furious - not because of the justifiable attacks on Attorney General Eric Holder and the Stone-Walling Oval Office occupant - but that our media and political establishment ignores the deadly operation's voluminous victims ... innocent Mexican citizens.
Mario Gonzalez Rodriguez was kidnapped by the Sinaloa drug cartel in October 2010. After subjecting him to torture, his thuggish narco kidnappers switched on a video camera to record Rodriguez denouncing his sister, who was then the attorney general for the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The body of Rodriguez was later recovered with two Kalashnikov rifles, which were traced back to Fast and Furious.
"The basic ineptitude of these [ATF] officials caused the death of my brother and surely thousands more victims," said Patricia Gonzalez Rodriquez to an ATF official attached to the U.S. embassy in Mexico City.
Although no official numbers have been released, and with the media decidedly uninterested in finding out, it is estimated that at least 300 Mexican citizens died as a result of the ATF's gun sales.
In a profile on Eric Holder, The New York Times noted that a "more extreme segment" of conservatives are "motivated by animus against Mr. Obama and that he [Holder] served as a stand-in for him," said the Times.
"This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him ... both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we're both African-American," Holder told the Times.
The Afro-centric nature of Holder and Obama's mindset renders them oblivious to the suffering of others outside their racial orbit - even other racial minorities.
"Have there been mistakes made under AG Holder's watch?"
asked MSNBC host the Rev. Al Sharpton, "Yes. But was he responsible for creating the Fast & Furious program, or has he been non-cooperative? No. Is he being unfairly targeted and dragged through the mud as a method of delay from other pressing issues? Undoubtedly for sure."
No issue is more pressing than knowing if the Attorney General of the United States - charged with upholding the nation's laws - sanctioned an operation that added to the deadly arsenals of ruthless Mexican drug cartels and hastened the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of innocent people.
The truth, we are told, should take a back seat to Chicago-style race politics. "Pay no attention to the dead of Mexico," the Obama administration and the mainstream media seem to be saying, "They aren't the right shade of brown."
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Because nobody died at the Watergate.
The Mexicans are racists - The Mexicans are racists...
Video: Mexican officials want Fast & Furious officials extradited for trial
These people are seriously delusional and insane.
Sadly, most of the media, all of the Democrats. could care less how many have died or what Obama and Holder tried to do.
As Stephanopolis once replied, “The ends justifies the means”.
The Democrats are the end of America. It's over. And Fast and Furious was the final crime that made the Constitution so much wet toilet paper.
God have mercy on us all.
I think I have that about right.
That's the answer when people say "we don't actually know of any Mexican citizens killed."
The racism of Holder claiming he’s a victim of racism, or the racism of Holder not even mentioning the hundreds of Mexicans who were murdered by guns he let loose? Either way, there’s plenty of racism in Holder’s DoJ.
“Second, did the person or persons in question ever once consider the deadly consequences this action would have on the lives of innocent people caught in the crossfire?”
Crossfire my a$$. the more Mexicans murdered with these weapons, the happier the planners of those murders were.
“Almost gleeful,” were the words specifically used according to one report from someone who actually saw the emails.
I like your graphic. But shouldn’t the “0”’s in “Cool” be the Obama symbol?
I’ll be selling this design long after O is gone so that’s why I omitted it. I already have many other designs with the O.
I don’t know if there’s proof yet that Obama lied, but it sure looks like Holder lied. Obama just jumped into it with executive privilege.
Thats the question I asked about Randall Terry's murder. Lord help us all if I'm right, but, I am beginning to think this administration authorized his murder.At least the murder of any Border Patrol Agent.
Accompanied by a gun from the US, this would help to pave the way for more draconian gun control laws. Sort of "under the radar." The "whistle-blower" may turn out to be a true American hero.
Breaking: new evidence shows Hillary a mastermind behind Gunwalker
BRIAN Terry. That will teach me to look up things I don’t remember.
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