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Gunwalker's Cousin: 'Moneywalker'?
PJ Media - Daily Digest | 12/7/11 | Bob Owens

Posted on 12/07/2011 8:20:53 AM PST by Haiku Guy

Operation Fast and Furious and other alleged gunwalking operations run out of the Department of Justice have provided thousands of weapons to Mexican drug cartels, which have been traced to the murders of hundreds of Mexican nationals and two U.S. federal agents. It is a contender for worst political scandal in American history, despite a concerted effort by media to minimize or even apologize for the damage done.

The scope of the scandal may have gotten significantly worse. Reports have emerged that while the FBI and ATF were arming cartels, the DEA was laundering and smuggling millions of dollars in drug profits:

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Several thousand guns were provided to cartels in ten alleged gunwalking operations, and hundreds of millions of dollars were potentially laundered on their behalf. All of it was orchestrated in the Justice Department, apparently at the highest levels. This strongly suggests that not only does Eric Holder bear responsibility for these operations, but so does much of the DOJ’s long-term bureaucracy as well. The attorney general can certainly approve such operations, but the volume of guns walked and dollars laundered could not have taken place without the direct knowledge of long-term, high-level DOJ managers.

When the nation’s cops have become criminals, where can you turn?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; cashwalker; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; moneywalker; obama; treasury
At some point, stupidity is no longer a sufficient explaination...
1 posted on 12/07/2011 8:21:00 AM PST by Haiku Guy
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To: Haiku Guy
Link: Gunwalker's Cousin: 'Moneywalker'?
2 posted on 12/07/2011 8:26:00 AM PST by Haiku Guy (We don't need to Occupy Wall Street... We need to Occupy K Street!)
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To: Haiku Guy

Weren’t there reports of money laundering by the DEA for Columbian drug cartels during the Clinton administration?


3 posted on 12/07/2011 8:26:39 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Political operatives handling large quantities of untraceable cash with no oversight? What could go wrong?!?


4 posted on 12/07/2011 8:28:35 AM PST by Haiku Guy (We don't need to Occupy Wall Street... We need to Occupy K Street!)
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To: Haiku Guy

Where are all the whistleblowers?


5 posted on 12/07/2011 8:28:35 AM PST by FES0844
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When this surfaced over a month ago, I understood that most of the money was going via Miami down to latin america as opposed to mexico.


6 posted on 12/07/2011 8:30:06 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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Just yesterday I read that severalthopusands of guns sold legally to Mexican police and military are showing up in the hands of the Cartels.

Anybody with half a brain knows that banks are laundering money for drug Cartels, but I have yet to read about one White Collar banker being arrested for it.

The war on drugs is failing because the Mexican Government and parts of our own government are getting rich off drug profits.

I don't trust the Mexican government nor it's military as far as I can throw them and I do not trust our own government much farther. How can I when I read of Executive Orders taking the place of laws and Justice and Homeland Security paying no attention to subpoena's.Ignoring laws and then suing States for doing the job they will not do.

7 posted on 12/07/2011 8:30:06 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Haiku Guy
Just yesterday I read that severalthopusands of guns sold legally to Mexican police and military are showing up in the hands of the Cartels.

Anybody with half a brain knows that banks are laundering money for drug Cartels, but I have yet to read about one White Collar banker being arrested for it.

The war on drugs is failing because the Mexican Government and parts of our own government are getting rich off drug profits.

I don't trust the Mexican government nor it's military as far as I can throw them and I do not trust our own government much farther. How can I when I read of Executive Orders taking the place of laws and Justice and Homeland Security paying no attention to subpoena's.Ignoring laws and then suing States for doing the job they will not do.

8 posted on 12/07/2011 8:30:29 AM PST by Venturer
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Just yesterday I read that several thousands of guns sold legally to Mexican police and military are showing up in the hands of the Cartels.

Anybody with half a brain knows that banks are laundering money for drug Cartels, but I have yet to read about one White Collar banker being arrested for it.

The war on drugs is failing because the Mexican Government and parts of our own government are getting rich off drug profits.

I don't trust the Mexican government nor it's military as far as I can throw them and I do not trust our own government much farther. How can I when I read of Executive Orders taking the place of laws and Justice and Homeland Security paying no attention to subpoena's.Ignoring laws and then suing States for doing the job they will not do.

9 posted on 12/07/2011 8:31:11 AM PST by Venturer
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Maybe we should be drafting Issa for presidental run in 2012....


10 posted on 12/07/2011 8:31:39 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
Money for nothing, guns for free...


11 posted on 12/07/2011 8:35:17 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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What Does Sec. of State Clinton Know About Fast and Furious (and El Paso)?

http://biggovernment.com/awrhawkins/2011/12/07/what-does-sec-of-state-clinton-know-about-fast-and-furious-and-el-paso/

In July, I had a post on Big Government about an article in the El Paso Times which detailed an alleged gun smuggling operation into Mexico from El Paso, TX and/or Columbus, NM. The weapons being smuggled were not part of the 2,500 guns Holder & Co. let walk into Mexico from Arizona, but were alleged to have been regularly transported from the Dallas/Fort Worth area into El Paso or Columbus in an operation overseen by Obama’s State Department.

The weapons smuggled weren’t .22 rifles, .410 shotguns, or pellet guns. Rather, we’re talking about “anti-aircraft weapons and hand grenades from the Vietnam War era [as well as] grenade launchers, assault rifles, handguns, and military gear including night-vision goggles and body armor.” According to at least one former DEA official and one “CIA contract pilot,” the weapons were being sold to drug cartel members in Mexico, where they were being stockpiled for use at an unspecified future place and time.

Is ‘Fast and Furious’ Just the Tip of Obama’s Gun Smuggling Iceberg?

http://biggovernment.com/awrhawkins/2011/07/27/is-fast-and-furious-just-the-tip-of-obamas-gun-smuggling-iceberg/


12 posted on 12/07/2011 8:47:01 AM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: FES0844
Where are all the whistleblowers?

Fired?

13 posted on 12/07/2011 8:49:52 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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“Where are all the whistleblowers?”

Last I herd, they were all invited to a picnic in Fort Marcy Park.

14 posted on 12/07/2011 9:37:25 AM PST by IMR 4350
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All this patterned after the Clinton Administration’s ICBMwalker program for Red China? I bet it was.


15 posted on 12/07/2011 9:44:02 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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Several thousand guns were provided to cartels in ten alleged gunwalking operations, and hundreds of millions of dollars were potentially laundered on their behalf. All of it was orchestrated in the Justice Department, apparently at the highest levels.

But so far not one single person has admitted or been named as knowing anything about it. TRANSPARENCY!

Issa wrote that, according to the report, many agents said the $10 million requirement was frequently “waived” because it was treated more like a guideline.


"They're more like guidelines than actual laws if you're a Fed Pirate, ye scurvy peon! Now be runnin' along with yer little investigation. We've got villages to burn and booty to plunder."

16 posted on 12/07/2011 10:09:41 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Smokeyblue; MestaMachine; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; ...
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From limk at # 2:

"“Apparently, this same goal of dismantling Mexican drug cartels motivated the Drug Enforcement Administration in aiding and abetting these same cartels in laundering millions of dollars in cash,” Issa continued. “In fact, The New York Times reports that agents needed to seek Department approval to launder amounts greater than $10 million in any single operation.”

"Issa wrote that, according to the report, many agents said the $10 million requirement was frequently “waived” because it was treated more like a guideline. He said that means “hundreds of millions of dollars” could’ve been “laundered” into the hands of drug cartels by the 0bama administration and Holder’s Justice Department.

"Several thousand guns were provided to cartels in ten alleged gunwalking operations, and hundreds of millions of dollars were potentially laundered on their behalf. All of it was orchestrated in the Justice Department, apparently at the highest levels.

"This strongly suggests that not only does Eric Holder bear responsibility for these operations, but so does much of the DOJ’s long-term bureaucracy as well. -- The attorney general can certainly approve such operations, but the volume of guns walked and dollars laundered could Not have taken place without the direct knowledge of long-term, high-level DOJ managers.

"When the nation’s cops have become criminals, where can you turn?"

. . . . Article, then see # 12 .

17 posted on 12/07/2011 2:45:02 PM PST by LucyT
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“The weapons smuggled..., we’re talking about “anti-aircraft weapons and hand grenades from the Vietnam War era [as well as] grenade launchers, assault rifles, handguns, and military gear including night-vision goggles and body armor.” According to at least one former DEA official and one “CIA contract pilot,” the weapons were being...stockpiled for use at an unspecified future place and time.

We’re being set-up by Obama for a war here in the United States.


18 posted on 12/07/2011 3:00:04 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: LucyT
"When the nation’s cops have become criminals, where can you turn?"

Thanks for the ping.

19 posted on 12/07/2011 4:35:04 PM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: LucyT

Thanks for the ping.


20 posted on 12/07/2011 5:37:06 PM PST by Liz
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Back to the thread; check out # 18.

Thanks SatinDoll.

['Nite All.]

21 posted on 12/07/2011 9:12:56 PM PST by LucyT
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Mexican cartels must have felt some gratitude for the guns... wonder who benefited from that...
22 posted on 12/08/2011 9:00:23 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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