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Breaking News: Source claims ATF's Tampa SAC walked guns to Honduras
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 July, 2011 | David Codrea

Posted on 07/07/2011 4:52:14 AM PDT by marktwain

Part of 'Operation Castaway'?

Exclusive Special Report by Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea

Virginia O’Brien, Special Agent in Charge at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Tampa Field Division, ran a gun-running investigation that was walking guns to Honduras using the techniques and tactics identical to Fast and Furious, it was reported to these correspondents this evening via private correspondence from a proven credible source.

On 21 September, 2010, A. Brian Albritton, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida issued a press release on Operation Castaway:

Part of 'Operation Castaway'?

Exclusive Special Report by Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea

Virginia O’Brien, Special Agent in Charge at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Tampa Field Division, ran a gun-running investigation that was walking guns to Honduras using the techniques and tactics identical to Fast and Furious, it was reported to these correspondents this evening via private correspondence from a proven credible source.

On 21 September, 2010, A. Brian Albritton, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida issued a press release on Operation Castaway:

United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton, Virginia O’Brien, Special Agent in Charge of central and northern Florida Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operations, and Susan McCormick, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations, Tampa Field Office announce the initial results of Operation Castaway, an intensive and wideranging Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) firearms trafficking investigation conducted by ATF, ICE, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and the Miami-Dade Police Department. ATF describes Operation Castaway as the most significant firearms trafficking investigation in Central Florida history.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


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To: 556x45

This is treason. Very plain, very simple.


41 posted on 07/07/2011 6:00:04 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: buck61

American’s wrongly worship the blessing, not the Blessor.


42 posted on 07/07/2011 6:01:30 AM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: marktwain
It's time we all should contact our congresspersons and tell them to find out what kind of second amendment scam is being run in their our district.

Don't be discouraged if you encounter typical congressional reaction. Their inability to understand we the people correlates to their length of time in office.

43 posted on 07/07/2011 6:01:40 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: marktwain; All
This link is from last month.

The info contained is NOT accurate.

But that's not why I'm posting the link.

To my mind, this link is proof of just what the admin intended with F&F and Castaway.

U.S. guns fuel Mexico violence

44 posted on 07/07/2011 6:01:53 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Wil Obama and Holder turn on each other, go down together, or get off scott free together?

waaaaay too many mental imageries to say that about those homos...

45 posted on 07/07/2011 6:08:00 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: silverleaf

Right, I don’t think the op had a different goal depending on country, the scenario was the same. They could point at Mex or Honduras or any random country where the ATF op was going on and say ‘See how bad America is. They’re arming criminals to hurt the innocent. We NEED much stricter gun control laws so this doesn’t happen again.’. In fact Im sure this all played neatly into the hands of those pushing the UN small arms trafficking business too.


46 posted on 07/07/2011 6:09:15 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Free America52

July 7, 2011

Dems Call for More Gun Control in Light of Operation Fast and Furious

By Katie Pavlich
6/30/2011

What’s the answer to failed government? More government!

In the June Issue of Townhall Magazine, I wrote Misfire: Obama’s Scandalous Secret Gun Control Agenda, about how Operation Fast and Furious would result in calls for more gun control and I questioned whether officials in the Obama Justice Department purposely allowed thousands of semi-automatic weapons to flow into the hands of dangerous drug cartels in order to meet President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder’s goal of re-instating the ban on assault rifles and other forms of harsh gun control.

During an Oversight Committee hearing on June 15, Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings stated the following: “No legitimate examination of this issue will be complete without analyzing our nation’s gun laws, which allow tens of thousands of assault weapons to flood into Mexico from the United States every year, including fifty caliber sniper rifles, multiple AK variants and scores of others. When Mexican President Calderon addressed Congress in May, he pleaded for us to stop fueling a full-scale drug war with military-grade assault rifles.”

The problem is, as Mr. Cummings failed to point out, many of these weapons were been provided directly to violent cartel members courtesy of the U.S. government, not because of “lax” gun control laws.

Today, democrats on the House Oversight Committee, led by Rep. Cummings, issued a report calling for more gun control in light of Operation Fast and Furious. Their solution to the Obama Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious scandal is to give the same officials who purposely broke U.S. federal law within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) overseen by the Justice Department, even more power and control over American gun rights, stomping on the Second Amendment to defend government incompetency rather than placing responsibility on Washington bureaucrats.

During the same hearing on June 15 we found out ATF Director Kenneth Melson watched a live video feed from his cushy Washington D.C. office of straw purchasers in Arizona, who he knew were working for Mexican drug cartels, buying mass amounts of weapons, but democrats like Cummings are blaming the Second Amendment for the lethal consequences of the operation....

http://townhall.com/columnists/katiepavlich/2011/06/30/dems_call_for_more_gun_control_in_light_of_operation_fast_and_furious/print


47 posted on 07/07/2011 6:10:28 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: ctdonath2

Same thing I always do. Work tirelessly on our elected officials and spread the word. three years ago, people laughed when I told them we’d get Incorporation for the 2nd. We ARE making progress slowly and the “Fast and Furious” program shows desperation by our Government. We will win... it’s just going to take time but if our Government doesn’t play by the rules, many citizens will feel they have no need to do so either.


48 posted on 07/07/2011 6:10:45 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: marktwain; Quix

I suspect this is something more nefarious.

Arming enemies for future invasions?


49 posted on 07/07/2011 6:11:57 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: marktwain

It was reported awhile back that each division had it’s own name, F&F was just one.

IIRC there was one that was in Philadelphia that was letting guns walk to the gangs.


50 posted on 07/07/2011 6:13:13 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: marktwain
did we honestly believe that there was only a 'few' guns being run to mejico ???

*if* the lid does come off this thing, itll prolly amaze us all to see the amount of money and number of rifles being diverted to all locales south...

takes LOTS of effort to fund and arm a generation of rabble-rousers...

51 posted on 07/07/2011 6:15:47 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Free America52

Yes - it’s just a coincidence that this MO was employed on both ends of the Country *and* there was absolutely, positively, no involvement whatsoever, from a coordinating entity in authority that happens to have a gun controlling agenda. (eye roll)


52 posted on 07/07/2011 6:17:06 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Nachum

Ping! Might be a good one to ping the list to.


53 posted on 07/07/2011 6:21:40 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: IMR 4350

gun running = jobs for unemployed inner city yoots?

sigh

Please don’t tell us “stimulus money” was used to launder US govt sanctioned or ordered purchases of these guns for export to criminals and marxists and violent anarchists in Mexico and central America?


54 posted on 07/07/2011 6:22:41 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: factoryrat
I'm with you.

This isn't about gun control.

They are arming up.

In 1996 the Chinese military was caught shipping full auto weapons to the gangs in LA, it was described as enough weapons for a small army. The Chinese were going to make sure the Clinton's didn't leave the WH. They did the same thing for Mugabe (SP) a few years ago.

The left has no intention of loosing their power and control.

55 posted on 07/07/2011 6:30:41 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: silverleaf

“What possible ideology could the installed associates and cronies of a US President have for running guns to criminal cartels amd marxist revolutionaries?”

Communism and marxism. Quite simply...Obama is a marxist revolutionary. Using this to abolish US citizens right to bear and keep arms was only a side benefit. The big bonus was to destabilize central america for the marxists to take over. The left has long tried to promote and protect marxists in Central America. They also get money in their coffers from the drug cartels in exchange for protection.

This thing could blow sky high into a huge scandal.


56 posted on 07/07/2011 6:31:35 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: buck61

He hears us.

1) Matthew 7:7: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the
door will be opened to you.”

2) John 14:13: “And whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, so that the Father may
be glorified in the Son.”


57 posted on 07/07/2011 6:33:59 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: nina0113

Yep, they definitly have jumped the shark from a LE agency to a CRIMINAL Org.


58 posted on 07/07/2011 6:35:14 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: silverleaf
"What possible ideology could the installed associates and cronies of a US President have for running guns to criminal cartels amd marxist revolutionaries?"

The Left's position/goals on the border & guns and recent actions of those Obama cronies on those issues answers your question:

Obama Regime has Mexican President Calderon in Washington as part of his effort to 1) blame Mexico's violence on US guns 2) redefine border enforcement from stopping drugs, criminals and illegals from Mexico to stopping guns from the US.

Obama Regime misrepresents statistics to claim most guns recovered from criminals and crime scenes in Mexico were traced to the US. This was exposed as a lie because the study misrepresented showed that the vast majority of recovered guns were not even submitted to the US for tracing.

Obama tells gun control activists that they're "working on gun control under the radar.”

The Obama Regime's running of US guns into Mexico served to MANUFACTURE EVIDENCE to support its gun claims and its redefinition of border enforcement - with the obvious goal of justifying policies to undermine the 2nd Amendment and real border enforcement.
59 posted on 07/07/2011 6:36:02 AM PDT by drpix
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To: poobear

This is going to come out one way or another. People will then see the light, or they had better...


60 posted on 07/07/2011 6:36:23 AM PDT by Shady (Capitalism works for men who do. Socialism works for men who don’t The numbers do not lie.)
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