Skip to comments.Holder Lied: DOJ News Release Shows Obama Admin Approved ATF Mexico Weapons Smuggling
Posted on 07/10/2011 10:43:38 AM PDT by loucon
Attorney General Eric Holder at the Mexico/United States Arms Trafficking Conference in CUERNAVACA, MEXICO Thursday, April 2, 2009
Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels. My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail.
But as todays conference has emphasized, the problem of arms trafficking will not be stopped at the border alone. Rather, as our experts emphasized, this is a problem that must be met as part of a comprehensive attack against the cartels an attack in depth, on both sides of the border, that focuses on the leadership and assets of the cartel...
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They would if Republicans were to blame.
Is this real or not?
As a long-time FReeper, I’m getting a bit tired of all the satire that gets posted...
I, like many here, simply don’t have the time to chase down every freakin article to find out if it’s authentic.
BTW, if it is real, thanks for sharing. Important information.
Impeachment and imprisonment.
No ! I think it is Felony Perjury !
We can lie when we want to."
From the DOJ’s own website:
He’ll probably get out of it by saying something like, “I knew about Project Gunrunner but not Fast and Furious, and I did not know the details of the operation.”
Unfortunately, yes. It’s all too real.
Sounds like Zero knew. Did the acting ATF director change when Obama got elected?
If so, I find it hard to believe he would have taken on an initiative like this without his bosses approval.
Real. Not a smoking gun (Operation Gunrunner” was a legitimate Bush program), but the implications of some comments stink.
During the visit in Mexico, officials are also expected to discuss ways to target "straw purchasers," those who buy guns for smugglers, as well as continuing cooperation with the ATF and other agencies to trace weapons back to sellers in the US.
It’s real, it’s a transcript of a press conference in Mexico. You can see it on YouTube.
Just give Darryl Issa enough time and he will hang these guys.
OPERATION GUNRUNNER AND OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS WERE TWO SEPERATE PROGRAMS THAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK IS ONE PROGRAM.
Curiously, Melson was appointed acting ATF chief in April 2009.
“However, we need to be very careful how we write about this story. Both Ross and Hollingsworth, as well as Buck Sexton as Glenn Becks site The Blaze, conflate Project Gunrunner with Operation Fast and Furious. The terms are not interchangeable. So far as I can tell, Attorney General Holder did not profess ignorance about Project Gunrunner, as Sexton alleges. He professed ignorance about Operation Fast and Furious. Thats a critical difference that, at this point, leaves him off the hook.”
Holder lied? Can we just about count on one hand, the number of times Holder has told the truth?
But, this document does not. Check the creation date of this document. (left click and select properties)
This document was created on 1/21/2011 where it was put on the justice.gov domain as a press release.
I can’t believe a program as apparently successful as this would be missed by the higher ups.
But is 150 dead people considered a “high crime” to a King?
Best image of those two!
It's time for Fox News to start leading a story instead of following a story and prove it's really part of the MSM. I don't recall them ever being the catalyst that brings the 'Big' story on to all of the front pages. Now is the time!
It’s OK for muslims to lie to infidels. It’s one of the sacraments of the muslim religion. Most of their other sacraments involve terror and murder.
Or, in the words of Craig Livingstone, former Clinton employee, “The truth is whatever we want it to be.”
This is all too real.
As others pointed out Holder will say he did not know the name of the operation, Fast and Furious, and he will say he did not authorize anyone to force dealers to sell American weapons to known drug cartel
and he will say he did not know the weapons being sold did not have tracing devices. He will LIE
Project Gunrunner started with Bush and was a software tracking program. Bush had his people instruct people in mexico and other nations on how to track weapons. The weapons had tracjing devices.
Fast and Furious project forced sending untrackable weapons into Mexico while not alerting the Mexican gov’t we were flooding their country with thousands more weapons.
That is why the mexican gov’t has requested 0dumbo to turn over the people responsible for Fast andFurious.
This is All too real
who knows how many innocent mexicans were killed with the weapons 0dumbo sent. They estimate 150 plus 2 American agents
this must be investigated
I went to your link and there is Fast and Furious in all its glory
bugt Holder knew nothing of it even though he spoke of it in 2009 without naming it? Without that link he can say he had not heard the name FAST and Furious
His lie is going to be hard to maintain
Please archive that link. It would be just like 0dumbo and Holder to scrub it
Why am I not surprised? It’s the season, treason the reason!
“The national MSM, every local news paper, and every local television station should have coverage on this story.
They would if Republicans were to blame. “
WE CAN WRITE IN COMMENTS TO BE POSTED
....for more realism...start surfing up the Tampa Gunrunner story or read the Stimulus bill....the link to page 16 of the legislation shows the funding was provided right from the get-go by Congress.
We have nobody in power that cares about the rule of law. Nothing will be done. O could murder Michelle on the front lawn on CNN and he would be excused.
ALERT!!!! Like Bush, perry is a Globalist, a One wo4rlder. Is anyone listening to Jan Markell right now. She is talking today about how Obama is ushering the Muslim Brotherhood into our blessed country! Communism, Socialism, Fascism and Islam are all segments of the New World Order! What Bush 41 and 43 promoted with their New World Order is being finally carried out by Muslim Barack Hussein Obama! SHE IS ON YOUR LOCAL FM RADIO. tune it in!
Deputy Attorney General David Ogden plainly states that "the President and AG Eric Holder ordered" new facets to Operation Gunrunner. (and describes to a T the facets of Operation Fast and Furious) on March 24th, 2009.
On June 27, CNSNews.com asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Could you tell me what is the exact date that the president learned about the Justice Department ATF operation to allow guns to flow into Mexico?
Operation Gunrunner is the program that became Operation Fast and Furious. What Holder is talking about there are the changes made to Gunrunner that became F&F by name a few months later.
Melson was hired in April '09 just a few months after Holder and DAG Ogden described the changes to Gunrunner.
I’m pointing out that while he his noting the transition, his comments do not contain admission that the guns in question would be released uncontrolled - which is the criminal act. What he said can be construed as just increasing what is presumably legal investigations.
See post #40.
But he describes operational parameters and funding that are known to be specifically part of F&F not Gunrunner which puts him pretty close to admitting he knew the exact changes down to allowing guns to cross the border. See the second link in post #39 and listen to DAG Ogden detail it even more, at about the same time as Holder’s speech in Mexico, where he names 0bama as ordering this new phase of Gunrunner, later to become known as F&F, and he names Holder as well.
See post #40 and subsequent posts. There is a good reason they are both conflated. They are related.
Same here. With thing that are really happening that not too long ago would have been considered satire its time to keep things real. Theres a flap going on right now about a piece that was satire that some took to be truth.
I wish there was a way to have our settings be everything BUT SATIRE AND BLOGS!!!!
Aye, there’s the rub.
It’s why whatshername is free and not facing execution.
What we do have is a DAG who publically connected 0bama and Holder with specific descriptions that can only be a part of F&F which gives us the certainty that they lied about knowing about it. All that is necessary to tie it together is one person's testimony or a document that Holder and/or 0bama were briefed on the specifics of ignoring the straw buyer's purchases.
We know without doubt now that 0bama ordered the program, Holder spoke about the program and they both lied about knowing about the program. Anyone clinging to the thread that they can deny that they knew more details, the damning details, and that no one can directly contradict that is holding on to a single strand of silk thread.