Skip to comments.Eric Holder’s ‘fast and furious’ demise
Posted on 10/14/2011 7:04:54 AM PDT by SmileRight
Fast and furious isnt just the name of a flawed government gun-running scheme. Its also turning out to be the speed of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holders fall from grace.
Pressure for Holder to resign has been mounting daily amid growing evidence that he knew details of the failed gun-running operation almost from its inception. Fast and Furious was a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives scheme that ultimately resulted in firearms being supplied to Mexican drug cartels. Those same guns later killed two U.S. agents and at least 200 Mexican citizens.
Holder testified under oath before Congress that he first knew...
(Excerpt) Read more at bizpacreview.com ...
When Holder dropped the charges against the Black Panthers and then did the same thing for ACORN, I knew the fix was in. Under his control, the DOJ can no longer be trusted.
Holder going down? Really???
Black cat walks under ladder?
And gets run over by obama’s bus...which ALSO happens to be black. Imagine that.
I’m holding my breath and hoping. I think it’s a lot worse than any of us suspect as far as deaths. For months and months and months, we in El Paso would read our newspaper and see that dozens of Mexican citizens were mowed down daily by gunmen using automatic weapons. They arrived at children’s birthday parties and weddings and anniversary parties. Gunman planted themselves outside of schools. We were told that somehow all of these people killed were connected to drug cartels and this was all part of retaliation. In essence, they deserved it. It was more like terrorism with guns that may have been supplied by the Fast and Furious program. I’ve lost count. I think there have been nearly 3,500 hundred killed there in 2010 and that is expected to double in 2011. Whole generations of innocent, humble citizens of an impoverished city have been wiped off the face of the earth. Congressman Issa was the first to mention the deaths a week or so ago. There is a related problem as far as I’m concerned. Thousands and thousands of Mexicans fled Juarez. Some set up businesses here in El Paso. How long will it be before the “cartels” come looking for those people. How many innocent Americans will die as they sit in a restaurant when these jokers come in? This problem will be America’s problem for a very loong time.
We believe that even if at the highest levels there was not detailed operational knowledge, there has to be accountability with respect to anybody in the Iranian government engaging in this kind of activity.
And so we will continue the investigation. We will continue to put forward all the facts that we have available to us. But the important thing is for Iran to answer the international community why anybody in their government is engaging in these kinds of activities -- which, as I indicated before, are I think out of bounds for not just a country like Iran that historically has been engaging in these kinds of activities, but violates basic principles of how diplomats are dealt with for centuries.
Read more: http://thepage.time.com/2011/10/13/transcript-of-president-obamas-and-president-lees-joint-press-conference/#ixzz1alYFxLb9
Apply Obama's statement re. Iran to Fast and Furious.
Remember when Obama said to Sarah Brady, (paraphrased), "We're still working on gun control, but we have to do it under the radar."
I'm sure he said a lot more to many of his inner circle. Some may have recorded him. Time will tell. But among the Dirty 16, you can bet they are all angling for deals and figuring out how to incriminate all the others.
Holder, in fact NONE of that crew, seem likely to pull a G. Gordon Liddy and go to prison with sealed lips. They are all just sociopathic Rats, who came up with F&F. They will sell each other out readily.
And I wonder how much of a role Eric Holder has in this recent distraction? The loudly proclaimed Iran is behind the plot to
kill a Saudi using an agent for the Mexican Drug Cartel. The whole thing demands answers. Timing and Playas suggest the Obama Administration ( or the Muslim Brotherhood they embrace) or perhaps a worried Eric Holder was whispering to the Iranian—perhaps as a coverup. But TREASON ought be TREASON
and I cannot believe IRAN goofus as IRAN can became up with this all on their own.
Do people who don’t watch Fox News even know about this story? I don’t watch the network news—I’ve heard there has been some reporting on CBS but I don’t know if the other networks have even mentioned it.
Not only did he drop the charges against the NBP Party and ACORN, he insisyed on prosecuting (and outing) CIA, giving Al Qaeda Miranda warnings and prosecuting them in civilian courts. I see he just got hit with another subpoena. Let’s hope something comes of it. He has to go.
I’m a’holding my breath (and praying) right along with you! We’ve had bad AGs before, but none as bad as this!
I hear ya’. People who watch network news (especially of the NBC family) are totally clueless. I sometimes mention things I gleaned from Fox to others, and the look like I’m from outer space.
0bungles knew that Holder didn't know before Holder knew that he didn't know.
Needed to be said. Thank you.
At the risk of sounding heartless again, I think it best to to avoid connecting all the deaths of innocent Mexicans at the hands of the cartel terrorists to the 2,000 plus weapons from F&F.
While few who have been following the story have little doubt the 2,000+ F&F weapons were turned over to the cartel terrorists with expectations of nothing less than the intentional gruesome high profile murders that followed, the cartel terrorists needed no schooling on how that’s done. They’ve been doing it for some time now.
Recall the study from earlier this year that posited only 12% of the weapons entering Mexico came from the US.
There were even grenade attacks that occurred back in ‘08 that you all in El Paso had to have read about. And while the following article clings to the ‘90% of guns comes from the US’ line, it is interesting to note it lists the ATF as the source for that number.
“At the risk of sounding heartless...”
Well...at the risk of sounding uninformed to begin with, I have to admit you’re right. Facts often interfere with passion. What I meant to suggest was, the lack-of trust factor compels one to make that giant leap. Chaos 17 miles from my doorstep tends to do that to ya. Thanks.
Until all is said and done, there is no real way of knowing how many weapons the ATF and its associated agencies sent to Mexico. Fast and Furious was but one of the gunwalking programs.
Roger that, my FRiend. Prayers up for all in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and the bottom of CA.
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