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Statement by Governor Jan Brewer - Federal Operation Fast and Furious placed Arizonans at risk
Office of the Governor State of Arizona ^ | June 15, 2011 | Janice K. Brewer

Posted on 06/16/2011 9:27:40 AM PDT by neverdem

"I am outraged by findings in a new Congressional report that alleges federal agents were instructed to stand aside and do nothing as up to 2,000 weapons were illegally purchased in Arizona and resold. In many cases, the end result appears to have been the arming of violent drug cartels south of the border.

"During Operation Fast and Furious in 2010, according to this report, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms were ordered to simply track these „straw buyer‟ weapons sales but not intervene. Longtime federal agents have now testified before Congress that allowing these weapons to leave the premises, a practice generally known as 'gun walking,' was a marked departure from accepted law enforcement practices.

"ATF agents lost track of many of these weapons, including assault weapons and .50 caliber sniper rifles. A significant number undoubtedly found their way to Mexican drug cartels. Tragically, two AK-47s traced back to Operation Fast and Furious later turned up at the crime scene near Rio Rico, Arizona, where Arizona Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered by bandits. Authorities are still looking for the murder weapon.

"If the allegations contained in this Congressional report are accurate, then Operation Fast and Furious endangered the lives of innocent people on both sides of the border. The people of Arizona deserve answers from the Department of Justice and ATF as to how this could have been sanctioned, let alone encouraged. We may never know how many weapons illegally sold as part of this operation later turned up at a crime scene. But the connection between this failed federal operation and the death of Border Patrol Agent Terry is clear. The Congressional report puts it best: 'The death of Border Agent Brian Terry was likely a preventable tragedy.'"

http://www.azgovernor.gov/dms/upload/PR_061511_FastAndFurious.pdf


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; brewer; doj; fastandfurious; gunwalker; holder

1 posted on 06/16/2011 9:27:43 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

This is getting interesting. I’m praying on my knees that this is the one “oops” that will take down this administration, if the Lord is willing.


2 posted on 06/16/2011 9:32:59 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

This is getting interesting. I’m praying on my knees that this is the one “oops” that will take down this administration, if the Lord is willing.

__________________________

And the BATF, or whatever it is calling itself today. Sooner or later, state authorities need to issue warrants for the arrest of rogue federal agents. That will be some fun times indeed.


3 posted on 06/16/2011 9:36:43 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn; arizonarachel; AZLiberty; Travis McGee; Joe Brower; wardaddy; El Gato; Squantos; ..

You go, Jan! The more, the merrier!


4 posted on 06/16/2011 9:38:03 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

I am wondering if Obama’s refusal to close the AZ border has anything to do with the operation.


5 posted on 06/16/2011 9:48:16 AM PDT by Eva
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To: rarestia

Do you really think that Eric Hold my afro will ever investigate his peeps in the White House? I say Nay Nay!


6 posted on 06/16/2011 9:48:26 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: crazydad

Last I checked we are still a representative Republic. While the tenets of that ethos are holding on tenuously at best, we still have the right and the voice to go to our Congressmen and women and demand swift and immediate action against the executive branch.

Obama is a criminal.


7 posted on 06/16/2011 9:52:31 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: neverdem; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
"This is getting interesting."

You aren't kidding. More and more people seem to be piling on this now.

No one would be happier than me to see the whole current corrupt regime get strung up by its collective gonads over this.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

8 posted on 06/16/2011 9:59:34 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: rarestia
Obama is a criminal.

It's now obvious, isn't it? No flunky Attorney General is going to authorize an operation like this, this is Obama's WATERGATE.

The press is going to cover for this scumbag until WE THE PEOPLE put so much pressure on them that they have to do something. We may have to eventually take out the trash in Washington DC ourselves but until then it is going to be very interesting (if we put enough effort into exposing the truth).

9 posted on 06/16/2011 9:59:45 AM PDT by politicianslie (Democrats are COMMUNISTS, Repubs are SOCIALISTS, and Barry is a Muslim manipulating USEFUL IDIOTS)
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To: politicianslie

If the Reps are smart, they will use this during the campaign to bring this criminal down.


10 posted on 06/16/2011 10:04:45 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: neverdem

Jan isn’t the brightest bulb in the box is she! She didn’t figure this out when AZ and the feds were going round and round about border ‘security’? Oooookkkk...

The fed govt cares NOTHING for its citizens. OTOH if your a govt agent then the routine is very different. In fact gun walker/fast & furious wouldn’t be on the radar right now if someone in LE hadn’t gotten killed b/c of it. This whole operation was all about manufacturing ‘facts’ to help the cockroaches in Congress make more laws restricting our 2A rights.


11 posted on 06/16/2011 10:10:05 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: cld51860
If the Reps are smart, they will use this during the campaign to bring this criminal down.

You don't get it.

This is not a campaign issue! This is a criminal matter!

150 Mexicans dead from firearms traced to the Fast & Furious program.

2 Americans dead from firearms traced to the Fast & Furious program.

Everybody connected to this must be charged with third degree manslaughter in the US, then possibly extradicted to Mexico to face homocide charges there.

Let us also never forget that all US firearm owners were being framed by this administration for something they were engaging in.

12 posted on 06/16/2011 10:13:14 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: neverdem
Okay, Governor Brewer, did they break any Arizona laws while doing this? Arrest them and see if Obama will do anything to bail them out. Doubly so for the Mexican government. I would love to see the head of the BATF visit Mexico and then spend the rest of his life in a Mexican jail (after a fair arrest and trial, of course).
13 posted on 06/16/2011 10:20:01 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: politicianslie

see tagline


14 posted on 06/16/2011 10:20:39 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: Erik Latranyi
The Press needs ( impossible) taken to task. After they claimed that is its their job to view Sarah Palin's E-Mail's.

Well as much as they are against guns isn't it their job to find out about these guns sent to Mexico or are they afraid of what they will find out.

This could be bigger than Watergate.

15 posted on 06/16/2011 10:22:01 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: KarlInOhio

Now that’d get their attention... I like how you think.


16 posted on 06/16/2011 10:29:26 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Erik Latranyi
This is not a campaign issue! This is a criminal matter!

These days, who can tell the difference between this administration and criminal activity?

17 posted on 06/16/2011 10:33:24 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: KarlInOhio; Travis McGee; Joe Brower; wardaddy; El Gato; Squantos; archy; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...
Okay, Governor Brewer, did they break any Arizona laws while doing this? Arrest them and see if Obama will do anything to bail them out.

I was just about to write something to that effect, assuming that AZ has a law on the books for accessory to murder.

There are some big differences between this and the aftermath of the Waco massacre. Clinton was popular, while this administration has lost the bounce from killing Osama already. Texas had the rat Ann Richards for governor, while Jan Brewer has another reason to get even - illegal immigration. David Korash and his cult had very little sympathy, even for "the children." The Oklahoma City bombing and the the militia movement were being demonized during the mid 1990s.

I don't see the DOJ pursuing DOJ for any wrongdoing, but I don't see why AZ can't prosecute our feds for this travesty.

18 posted on 06/16/2011 10:59:15 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem
I don't see the DOJ pursuing DOJ for any wrongdoing, but I don't see why AZ can't prosecute our feds for this travesty.

I really expect that the final result would be similar to the case against the Ruby Ridge sniper Lon Horiuchi. After the state tries to prosecut it the feds would assert that they have a superior case, and then promptly drop it to bury it.

19 posted on 06/16/2011 11:11:05 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: rarestia

If this is still a representative Republic, then why was Clinton not removed from office and put away for his crimes?


20 posted on 06/16/2011 11:14:26 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe ( "Failure to speak out against evil is evil itself" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
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To: MikeSteelBe

Because apparently sexual indiscretion isn’t considered problematic enough for the plurality of the public.

On the other hand, the death of a law enforcement officer due to collusion at the highest levels of government might be a Ft. Sumter moment.


21 posted on 06/16/2011 11:17:27 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

You don’t get the big picture.

This is surely a criminal matter, but congress never held the Clinton regime accountable fot it’s many crimes.

What makes you think this is different?


22 posted on 06/16/2011 11:18:39 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe ( "Failure to speak out against evil is evil itself" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
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To: rarestia

What about the death of Vince Foster and the Branch Davidians at Waco?


23 posted on 06/16/2011 11:20:10 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe ( "Failure to speak out against evil is evil itself" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
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To: KarlInOhio
The Ruby Ridge Prosecutions

This time could be different. This crackpot scheme to infringe on the 2nd Amendment resulted in Border Patrol Agent Terry's death.

24 posted on 06/16/2011 11:33:32 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Erik Latranyi

No, you are right. It is a criminal matter. I was just saying it was more grist for the GOP mill, and that they should use it. Because you know this media will cover for him. Well, hell, they ARE. Where else are they talking about it? Are they reporting any of this on NBC, CBS, ABC? If they are it isn’t getting any traction. Why?


25 posted on 06/16/2011 11:34:01 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: MikeSteelBe

I’m certain we’ll see more one-car accidents and SWAT team actions on innocent civilians in the coming months.


26 posted on 06/16/2011 11:38:10 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: KarlInOhio

There is actually a law that permits the feds to have a case against a federal official filed in a state court to be removed to federal court.


27 posted on 06/16/2011 12:14:09 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: cld51860
Are they reporting any of this on NBC, CBS, ABC?

http://www.cbsnews.com/sharylattkisson

Sharyl Attkisson has done quite a number of stories about "Gun Walker" for months. Are they confined to the web? I don't know. WABC, 770 AM, talk radio in New York City had the "Gun Walker" story on the hourly news updates on Wednesday and Tuesday of this week. Strangely, I never hear it mentioned by any of their talk radio hosts, e.g. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, etc.

28 posted on 06/16/2011 12:17:02 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: MikeSteelBe
If this is still a representative Republic, then why was Clinton not removed from office and put away for his crimes?

Because hypocritical rats have de facto neutered the removal provision upon conviction from impeachment without the two thirds vote. They had no shame.

The End of the Clinton Era

Maybe with Weiner's resignation this will change. I won't hold my breath.

29 posted on 06/16/2011 12:50:21 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

The State of Arizona should sue the BATF to turn over to them the identifying information (make, model and serial numbers) of every gun that the Feds sold under this program so that the Arizona law enforcement authorities can audit all guns they have seized or will seize in the future. And no, provision of this information by Arizona to the BATF so that THEY can run the audit is not satisfactory.


30 posted on 06/16/2011 1:03:36 PM PDT by RonF
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To: neverdem

31 posted on 06/16/2011 1:43:34 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: archy

It’s sad. If only a couple of the flunkies working for him would come forward and say Obama gave the OK. I know I’m dreaming.


32 posted on 06/16/2011 2:04:56 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks neverdem.


33 posted on 06/16/2011 2:35:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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