Skip to comments."Fast And Furious" Just Might Be President Obama's Watergate
Posted on 09/28/2011 8:34:19 AM PDT by maggief
Why a gunrunning scandal codenamed Fast and Furious, a program run secretly by the U.S. government that sent thousands of firearms over an international border and directly into the hands of criminals, hasnt been pursued by an army of reporters all trying to be the next Bob Woodward or Carl Bernstein is a story in itself.
But the state of modern journalism aside, this scandal is so inflammatory few realize that official records show the current director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), B. Todd Jones yes the individual the Obama administration brought in to replace ATF Director Kenneth Melson Aug. 30 in an effort to deflect congressional criticism also has questions to answer about his involvement in this gunrunning scandal.
Fast and Furious was an operation so cloak-and-dagger Mexican authorities werent even notified that thousands of semi-automatic firearms were being sold to people in Arizona thought to have links to Mexican drug cartels. According to ATF whistleblowers, in 2009 the U.S. government began instructing gun storeowners to break the law by selling firearms to suspected criminals. ATF agents then, again according to testimony by ATF agents turned whistleblowers, were ordered not to intercept the smugglers but rather to let the guns walk across the U.S.-Mexican border and into the hands of Mexican drug-trafficking organizations.
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What did BHO know and when did he know it?
Worse - The Watergate break-in and cover-up didn’t kill anyone.
It has become obvious that the Constitutional protections for the right to keep and bear arms were being subverted for a leftist political goal of the administration. This program was one of the vehicles.
As the media has the same constitution subverting political agenda, they have chosen to ignore the illegal and subversive activity of the members of the administration responsible for this in the White House and Justice Department.
Please move on, nothing to see here, nothing to see here, please move on.
There will be no obama Watergate with the mainstream media. They’ll cry racism.
It was most likely something he helped plan.
Those at the highest levels of complicity, must face the death penalty.
6-page article ping
From the excellent 6 page article;
“Evidently to quell internal dissension, on March 12, 2010 David Voth, the ATFs Phoenix Group VII supervisor, sent an e-mail to field agents that said, Whether you care or not people of rank and authority at HQ are paying close attention to this case and they also believe we (Phoenix Group VII) are doing what they envisioned the Southwest Border Groups doing. Voths e-mail went on to say, It may sound cheesy, but we are The Tip of the ATF spear when it comes to Southwest Border Firearms Trafficking. We need to resolve our issues at this meeting. I will be damned if this case is going to suffer due to petty arguing, rumors or other adolescent behavior. If you dont think this is fun youre in the wrong line of work period.
I’ve got my hopes up too many times.
I’ll believe it when I see it. So far, Obama has been above the law.
Watergate? Remind me again, how many people died during Watergate?
Burglary vs. murder, followed by a coverup, bungled as it is, stonewalling by DOJ. Watergate looks like a juvenile prank compared to this ongoing crime.
The media used the coverup of the Watergate break in to remove a white republican president.
Obama’s media won’t touch this.
More like 0bama’s and Holder’s Iran-Contra.
I don’t see the big deal. They threw away $500 million dollars of taxpayers’ money but they got two photo-ops out of it (one for Obama and one for Biden). Obama is wasting taxpayer money on photo-ops every day (except when he’s at Martha’s Vineyard)—the individual photo-ops are less expensive than the Solyndra rathole, but put them all together and it might come close to that cost.
If the media treated 0 like they did Nixon, it would be all over.
Thanks for posting. While I am aware of Fast and Furious, I had not read the details before this.
I was not aware that Obama may have sold these thousands of guns for political purposes of being able to say that Mexican criminals buy their guns in the USA.
It depends on what you believe about United Airlines flight 533, which crashed near Chicago Midway airport on Dec. 8, 1972. One of the 45 people killed was Dorothy Hunt, wife of Watergate figure E. Howard Hunt. There was also a Democratic Congressman killed, George W. Collins, who was black.
It's generally considered to have been an accident, but there were conspiracy theorists who thought otherwise.
Somehow I do not believe it will play out the same. I don’t see Zero giving up his office like President Nixon, to spare the Country further grief. Zero could pull that Marshall Law card.
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