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Darrell Issa: DOJ's ATF 'Mexican Grenade Scandal' mirrors "Fast and Furious"
Political Transcripts Examiner ^ | 7 September, 2011 | Devonia Smith

Posted on 09/09/2011 3:10:17 PM PDT by marktwain

Congressman Darrell Issa, a Republican from California who chairs the House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, was on hand at Fox News to provide details this afternoon, September 7, of an operation referred to as the Mexican Grenade Scandal. It was described by Issa as yet another operation in the ongoing scandal ATF - with troubling similarities to "Operation Fast and Furious. "

Issa acknowledged that, "It's good to rack up the higher rankings," adding, "but you can't do it on the back of dead Americans or Mexicans."

The facts of the Mexican Grenade Scandal as explained by Issa:

* ATF had in custody a dangerous explosives expert, "up to his neck in grenades and explosive devices, 116 grenades and parts; supplying explosives to a cartel."

* ATF wanted to arrest him.

* The DOJ and senior prosecutor allowed the man to go, with the intention of watching him in the hopes of catching someone higher up.

* ATF wanted to rearrest him before he crossed the border.

* The DOJ wanted him to cross the Mexico border

* The man was lost on the Mexican side of the border, outside of the ATF's jurisdiction, and ultimately sold grenades to the Mexican drug cartel.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; grenade; grenedewalker; gunwalker; issa
I don't know if the grenades were functional or not on this side of the border.
1 posted on 09/09/2011 3:10:22 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker ping.


2 posted on 09/09/2011 3:11:31 PM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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3 posted on 09/09/2011 3:19:32 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: marktwain
These incompetent buffoons! God help us! We need to get these b*ast*rds out of the White House and D.C. as soon as possible!
4 posted on 09/09/2011 3:25:15 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: marktwain

” The DOJ and senior prosecutor allowed the man to go, The DOJ wanted him to cross the Mexico border”

Holder.


5 posted on 09/09/2011 3:26:02 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Bushbacker1

I wish I could believe it was incompetence.


6 posted on 09/09/2011 3:43:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: marktwain

7 posted on 09/09/2011 3:44:31 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Darksheare

Who was calling the shots on this one. Of course, no one in the DOJ or Obama Administration knew anything about supplying grenades to terrorists. Oh, I forgot, there are not terrorists to the democrats, they are comrades.


8 posted on 09/09/2011 3:47:16 PM PDT by spawn44 (spawn44)
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9 posted on 09/09/2011 4:04:58 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: spawn44

Ah yes, the famous “Angry white religious male former military” types that Napolitano says are the ‘real’ threat.
*cough*
They slipped up by saying that they were aware of an ‘unspecific but credible threat’ for this Sunday from “two groups of middle easterners” that had flown in.
If they’d stuck to their own memo...


10 posted on 09/09/2011 4:27:15 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: marktwain

bump


11 posted on 09/09/2011 4:42:15 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Nightshift

gnip


12 posted on 09/09/2011 4:42:50 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: MestaMachine

ty 4 da ping


13 posted on 09/09/2011 4:44:19 PM PDT by tutstar
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