Skip to comments.Fast And Furious Scandal: A Watergate For Obama?
Posted on 07/13/2011 4:21:30 PM PDT by Kaslin
Border: A 2-year-old video shows a high Justice official saying "the president has directed us," including the attorney general, to speed up Project Gunrunner and the offshoot that got a border agent killed.
This tape has no 18-minute gap, and while it does not feature the president himself, the March 24, 2009, video may rival the tape that turned a "third-rate burglary" into a presidential resignation. No one died at Watergate. Agent Brian Terry lost his life in the administration's obsessive pursuit of gun control.
In addition to Agent Terry, Immigration Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata was also killed in a separate incident by a weapon allowed to "walk" into Mexico from the U.S. as part of the administration's third-rate alleged attempt to track and catch gun traffickers.
The video shows Deputy Attorney General David Ogden, who would resign nine months later after less than a year's service, telling reporters at a Department of Justice briefing of major policy initiatives to fight the Mexican drug cartels.
"The president has directed us to take action to fight these cartels," Ogden begins, "and Attorney General Holder and I are taking several new and aggressive steps as part of the administration's comprehensive plan."
At the president's direction, Ogden said, the administration's plan included DOJ's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives "increasing its efforts by adding 37 new employees in three new offices, using $10 million in Recovery Act funds and redeploying 100 personnel to the Southwest border in the next 45 days to fortify its Project Gunrunner," of which Operation Fast and Furious would be a part.
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Infinite race card: no harm, no foul, not now, not ever.
The MSM studiously ignores it, because it's not a Republican scandal.
Big Media will NEVER let any scandal touch their Obamessiah!
The MSM were very motivated to destroy President Nixon. I doubt that is the case with this particular president.
Watergate was nothing compared to this.
That would require an actively attacking, propagandizing Media, seeking to destroy a politican in a payback maneuver, by grossly over-amplifying a pissant criminal activity
Could Walter Duranty every happen again? We are seeing ABC news, CBS news, NBC news, CNN all conspire to cover up mass murder in order to protect this administration. Wow, how do these people live with themselves?
I’d say that the Democrat staging of the economic collapse was a bigger scandal but Hollywood’s documentary on it treated guys like Soros and Barney Frank as informative heroes.
What did Obamao know and when did he know it?
That is correct, because no one died in Watergate
Not if the press doesn’t report it and/or the Republicans don’t attack on it
Which unfortunately is to say, no, Obama despite having blood on his hands will not face any consequences
Too bad Donald Trump blew it with the birth certificate nonsense, someone like him could get the press talking
They sold weapons to the cartels right under our noses.
Paychecks. Big ones. For most people, they trump conscience.
It would be if we had an unbiased press in this country.
To put it simply: Obama and Holder's A$$ is grass but NO ONE has the cajones to fire up the lawnmower and cut 'em down.
More GOP lack of LEADERSHIP when it comes to getting hardcore and tough.
Watergate was a break-in Fast and Furious is murder.There is no tellig hw many on both sides of the border are dying because of this.This pales in comarision to Watergate.
Walter Duranty is a good comparison to what’s going on in the media right now, which is a reason why conservatives should have pushed a greater understanding of what Duranty did.
We should have been pushing it for the last 7 decades, whenever and wherever school budgets and school elections come up.
Right now, I bet less than .01% of the population knows who he is... and maybe only a few percent of folks here in FR.
Sometimes you have to ask: “Is this Obama guy really an American.”
I think this whole scam is a Trojan horse strategy by someone who hates the USA.
“This pales in comarision to Watergate.”
I think you meant that the other way around, as in Watergate pales in comparison to Fast and Furious.
But your point is a good one.
“I think this whole scam is a Trojan horse strategy by someone who hates the USA.”
But the REAL problem facing the future of the United States, is the fact that tens of millions of Americans handily elected this hate-filled, RaceMarxist as Commander in Chief.
Watergate wasn’t a good thing, but it certainly wasn’t treason.
President Nixon loved our country, Obama does not. Nixon wanted the best for our country and all of it’s people, Obama wants the worst.
Nope, Gunrunner/walker ain’t a Watergate, instead, it’s a mountain of Felony crimes, deception and death.
I don’t want Obama and Holder to resign, I want these white hating lowlife Black pieces of scum in prison. Of course, I won’t hold my breath.
Too bad Donald Trump blew it with the birth certificate nonsense,....
Trump did not blow it; he provided the very diversion Ubama’s handlers wanted him to provide. He set up a situation whereby they could say that all of the birther questions were nonsense. Trump is a Soros tool.
“That is correct, because no one died in Watergate”
I think dead people were what the perpetrators of this treachery were hoping for. This was a dirty little conspiracy, schemed up by criminal scum in our government. They didn’t plan on getting caught.
This editorial is incorrect.
“Gunrunner” is a legit operation funded with Stimulus money.
“Fast and Furious” is the rogue operation that let straw buyers deliver arms to Mexican drug gangs. What they did was nicknamed “gunwalking.”
Confusing Gunrunner and the gunwalking in Fast & Furious will just detract from our credibility and make us seem like we don’t know what we’re talking about.
>Nope, Gunrunner/walker aint a Watergate, instead, its a mountain of Felony crimes, deception and death.
Add to that:
Acts of War, and
“I am not a murderer”
When I was in school in the 60's we used to laugh at anything in the Russian papers, Tass and Pravda, knowing full well it was nothing but propaganda. How ironic that fifty years later we must say the same about the Washington Post, NY Times, LA Times, SF Chronicle, Atlanta Constitution, etc., etc.
Call it what you want. What matters is...it get’s exposed.
I was being lazy. LOL Those are in my “mountain of crimes”. ;>)
Heck, if I were in charge I’d try to get him on at least two counts of murder too.
Hint: No peace officers died as a result of the administration’s actions in Watergate.
At a minimum, Holder should go down for this - he is a racist and completely unfit for the position he holds.
As is his boss
Over 1,400 ATF-walked guns are still “walking” around Mexico. At least another 200 “walked” into Honduras. When will the next one show up at a murder scene and where?
ATFs Fast and Furious Seems Colored With Shades of Iran/Contra Scandal
The operation that has put Melson in the hot seat before Congress is known as Fast and Furious, which was launched in October 2009 as an offshoot of Project Gunrunner ATFs larger effort to stem the flow of illegal weapons into Mexico
Between this, the budget and the middle east exploding, i don’t think the media can carry his highness to election day.
I don’t understand this Gunrunner Issue. Did Obamas people just sell guns to gangs? Why? Were they to patrol the border or something? Was it a way to make money? I don’t get it—its so complicated I can’t see the problem. Please make it simple for an old man.
Can’t wait to read the NY Times and Washington Post in-depth exposes on this.
If they report it it will be hidden on page 35 of the C section
Id say that the Democrat staging of the economic collapse was a bigger scandal but Hollywoods documentary on it treated guys like Soros and Barney Frank as informative heroes.
Amen, a complete economic meltdown 1 month before the election and no one questions the timing ? Even when we find out that a huge run on the money markets over only a couple of hours triggered it ? This has Soros written all over it and not a peep about it from anyone. Scandal of the century.
There are three possible explanations, none of them very sensible or satisfying:
1) The DOJ claims it was done to lead them to some "big fish" in the cartels. Perhaps so, but in that case they were perversely inept.
2) Follow the money. Maybe somebody (cartels?) wanting weaponry in Mexico was paying off one or more of the major figures in F&F. Maybe the top F&F guys thought that because they were detached from ATF itself and working directly under the US Atty in Arizona, controls would be sloppy (the US Attorney not being familiar with ATF operational SOP) and blurred and they could get away with it. Seems a very high-risk strategy, with a nasty downside.
3) Some higher-ups wanted to exaggerate the # of weapons flowing from the US to Mexico and get Mexico more ticked off to further anti 2nd Amendment initiatives in the US. Also weird. From the lack of DOJ cooperation and vigor, it would seem 1) and 3) are the most likely.
Also, they didn’t bother to track the firearms or make any arrests.
Add to that:
Acts of War, and
Definitely Acts of War. The government of Mexico is royally pi$$ed and has protested the operation as an act of war.