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.
OK, what does a tracking device look like?
I think everyone on the internet
should know what to look for.
Send this to Kirsten ‘I used to love Wiener’ Powers:
Isn’t that the country that includes Northern Ireland?
Orange would look good on Holder and 0bama.
You nailed it.
0bama knew of it on or before March 24, 2009.
Any compromise between good and evil favors evil. Somebody said something like this prior to me but I don’t remember who.
I think you misunderstood me. ...but it’s not difficult for most to see this once thriving “Christian” nation is not the ‘Christian ‘nation it once was..though for now it still bares the name..it’s peoples behavior and those who have tolerated that behavior hardly reflect that now.
IMO...this nation has been THE Christian nation overall...but as with everything else great about our nation, which is being torn down,....so too is that of the Christian faith....it’s replacement is something else altogether and counterfeit in every way.
Right you are, and worse still is the continuing fact that the Republicans operate on the “it’s my turn” philosophy of party leadership. This proclivity has brought us Bob “I never saw a tax I didn’t support” Dole, John, “I was tortured too severely and am stupid” McLamebrain, and last, but by no means least, John “cry me a river” Boner. And you can certainly make the case that “W” fits this mold as well. Here we hand them the means to start corrective action, and what do the “old line @$$holes do, they elect Boner and that mealy-mouthed Cantor, both of whom are abetted by the womanizer McCarthy. I guess it just means that the housecleaning still needs attention starting with the Senate’s over age Bobsy twins, Hatch and Lugar. And we need to see who supported Boner and start them toward the door. The worst of it is that we really don’t have the time to RIF these quisling bastards.
Neither did Watergate when it first began unraveling....give it time...and someone in the press who dares to leave the pack.
they say it was about tracking guns, but the other theory is that at some point later in time, the administration would point to some “study” that proved most weapons used by drug kingpins came from bad american gunowners right?
At that point in time - what was going to stop these gunshop owners from telling everyone this was part of a government operation?
I don’t get how they thought they’d pull it off in the end?
what does the video show? for those of us with dialup
It’s a C-SPAN video of an administration guy basically laying it out there that 0bama ordered Project Gunrunner and it was something new and outside-the-box and yadda yadda.
Of course, this was before things went sideways so he was sounding all proud of their new efforts to go after the bad guys. Now we find out that they royally screwed the pooch and people died as a result and 0bama and Holder are all “I had no idea. It wasn’t my idea. Never heard of anything of that nature.”
Lying criminal jackasses!
A special prosecutor with subpoena power is essential at this point or NOTHING will come of all this.
The BIG cover up is well under way.
Obama may get his 2nd term, but if he hangs around too long, he may very well get himself impeached, just like Clinton. I think that’s a real risk if gets reelected. My guess is there’s probably lots of dirt on him
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