Skip to comments.Fast and Furious: The Issue That Could Sink Obama GOPUSA.com
Posted on 07/08/2011 5:01:37 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
There is a laundry list of issues that may lead to Barack Obama being a one-term president. There's his massive, debt-financed spending plans designed to boost the economy that, of course, failed. There's his seemingly incoherent foreign policy. There's his complete grasp of how jobs are created. But there is another issue that is waiting to explode. Obama's administration has been involved in the idiotic plan of allowing American guns to be sold to Mexican drug dealers. These guns were used to kill an American Border Patrol Agent. So... what did Obama know, and when did he know it?
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. This committee is tasked with investigating the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) and their so-called sting known as Operation Fast and Furious. Issa is trying to figure out which Obama official authorized the program in which "purchasers were allowed to buy guns in the U.S. -- in some cases, with taxpayer money, Issa said -- and then send those guns to Mexican drug cartels."
As CNSNews.com reports, the operation was established "to track the guns to see where they'd end up, but Issa says tracking devices were not put on most of the guns:"
"With only two exceptions where they put tracking devices on (the guns) was there any physical tracking beyond basically a few hours of following the first car, at most. In one case, they did watch (the guns) go on a GPS device quite a ways into Mexico, but of course they didn't inform the Mexican officials, and they didn't have a team on the other side of the border to follow it, so at some point the signal simply disappeared."
In December 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered. At the scene were two rifles that were sold to a smuggler through the ATF's Fast and Furious program.
CNSNews.com has an outstanding timeline of the program.
In this operation, which began in the fall of 2009 and continued into early 2011, the federal government purposefully allowed known or suspected gun smugglers to purchase guns at federally licensed firearms dealers in Arizona. The government did not seek to abort these gun purchases, intercept the smugglers after the purchases, or recover the guns they had purchased. In some cases, as the government expected they would, the smugglers delivered the guns to Mexico drug traffickers.
Can you say INSANITY? The Obama administration puts together a program to track guns all the way to the bad guys, but doesn't actually track the guns and certainly doesn't get the bad guys. They basically made it easier for Mexican drug smugglers to get guns... guns that were used to kill an American!
Sean Hannity, on his Fox News program, interviewed Issa on his investigation into Operation Fast and Furious:
Here's Part 2 of the interview:
CNSNews.com's White House correspondent asked a simple question during a recent press briefing: What was the exact date that Obama learned about the ATF operation. Here's the response:
And so we have a program that was designed to fail... a program that purposely allowed guns to get into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. Aren't liberals supposed to be in favor of stronger gun control? Does that only apply to Americans and not to guns being used against Americans?
As Issa commented in the CNSNews.com story, "Because the operation involved wiretaps and other agencies -- including the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona -- Issa said it's clear to him that the guns-to-Mexico operation goes to the 'highest levels' of the Justice Department."
This program is so plain stupid that it smacks of Obama thinking it up himself. What did he know, and when did he know it? Those are the questions.
During the Clinton years I learned not to get my hopes up.
0bama is a wicked bastard and has the devil himself on his side. Evil vs good.
Thank God we win in the end.
With an apparently reported strong relationship of the drug cartels with Hezbollah, and Hezbollah well established in Mexico, expect Hezbollah to have some of the US weapons. And, with the newly opened Mexican truck entrances to the US, expect heavy infiltration of the Mexican trucking industry by the cartels, and...Hezbollah.
Melson sings and Holder dances
I think they were going to arrange for their friends in the establishment news media "discover" that guns from American dealers wind up in the hands of Mexican gangsters and drug smugglers by the hundreds, if not thousands. Then, again with the cooperation of the network news and big city papers, they were going to engineer a perception that existing gun laws CANNOT work in order to deliberately ignite a nationwide gun-banning hysteria. But, of course, this administration is clumsier than the Keystone Kops or the Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight.
And people say that God is no longer looking over and protecting the United States!
I saw Kristen Powers lie about Issa at this fake meeting. See his remarks the night before. http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report/index.html#/v/1042624898001/rep-darrell-issa-talks-operation-fast-and-furious/?playlist_id=86927
First nothing will happen until the stupid party grows theyselves a few sets of balls, and even then the dhims are in total CYA mode and until some scumbag dhim stands up and demands that comrade zero and security minister holder come clean they’ll just skate, kinda like after clinton sprang marc rich.
I am afraid you are right.
Clinton was caught red handed (or maybe blue dress stained) and got away with it.
The only person the media went after was Ken Starr.
Only if GOPUSA, RINOs and the Republican party find their stones and spine.
Lord, Bless and Protect Darrell Issa!
We ARE going to have a shooting war against terrorists here in America’s borders. People better wise up to that fact sooner rather than later.
No, no one wants to think about it, but we better. And we better publicly discuss it while we still can.
For this issue to make a difference you need the media to publicize it, snd I doubt that that is going to happen. I just cannot imagine the networks and Washington Post and the such making this well-known. Not if it hurts their Bambi.
Fast and Furious was the only true “shovel ready” Stimulus Project.
Cemetery shovels, that is....
Well, we're still not dead yet so I suspect he's still blessing us with life. But I don't want to be here when all His buttons are pushed...and we're not far from that.
I do think he is withdrawing His Spirit among us...just as He did from Israel's temple...it wasn't all at once then either. So as we see Him withdraw...we also see what man and all we think we are be revealed without Him...pretty ugly picture.
Nobody died at Watergate. Impeach 0bama now!
Holder talked about the program in Mexico months ago so he knew from the beginning. There is little doubt that Obama was in on it, too.
It is only a matter of time before the guns that Obama smuggled into Mexico is found in the hands of Hezbollah terrorists.
Look around, look at history, then name for me another country that has been a generous and loyal to the Christain faith as the United States is today.
This is worse than Watergate by many, many multiples yet it is getting not one 1/000th of the attention in the mainstream media.
A couple of very limited reports just so they can say they reported on it.