Skip to comments.Report: "Fast & Furious" Designed to Justify Gun Control (NRA)
Posted on 12/12/2011 3:51:09 AM PST by marktwain
From the first moment that the American people became aware that senior BATFE officials ordered agents in the field to allow guns sold in the U.S. to be smuggled on an all-but-certain path to Mexicos vicious drug cartels, many of us have wondered why.
What possible legitimate purpose could be fulfilled by allowing a large number of gunsover 2,000, by some estimatesto disappear across our southwestern border without the Mexican governments knowledge?
There has been only one logical answer possible. Someone within the BATFE or higher in the Department of Justice wanted the smuggled guns to be recovered at crime scenes in Mexico, and traced to sources within the U.S., so that the Obama Administration could claim a need for one or another gun control measure being pushed by anti-gun groups. Someone who values gun control more than the lives of innocent people killed by cartel operatives armed with the BATFEs walked guns. Someone who believes, as one BATFE official put it, that to make an omelet, you have to break some eggs.
Until now, there was no proof, however. But this week, CBS News reported that the BATFE discussed using their covert operation Fast and Furious to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. In particular, agency officials wanted guns to fall into Mexican drug cartel hands and be traced back to gun dealers in the U.S. to make a case for requiring dealers to report individuals who buy more than one detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifle over .22 caliber in a five day period.
According to CBS, emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called Demand Letter 3. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or long guns.
CBS singled out a July 14, 2010 email sent by BATFE Field Operations Assistant Director Mark Chait to Bill Newell, the agencys Special Agent in Charge in Phoenix, from which Fast and Furious was based. In the email, Chaits asked Newell to see if these guns were all purchased from the same [licensed gun dealer] and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales.
Pro-Second Amendment U.S. Senator John Cornyn (Texas), the senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committees Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee, quickly responded to CBSs revelation, saying If these reports are true, even by Washington standards this reaches a new level of arrogance and corruption. With Attorney General Holder again appearing before Congress to testify about Fast and Furious this week, Sen. Cornyn added, again, the Attorney General has some explaining to do.
Also this week, CBS reported another means by which Mexicos drug cartels have acquired a large enough number of U.S.-made firearms to partially explain the high tallies repeated time and again by Mexican president Felipe Calderon, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, and other gun control supporters.
Apparently, hundreds of firearms sent to Mexico by U.S. firearms manufacturers, through Direct Commercial Sales approved by the State Department since 2006, cannot be accounted for by Mexican officials and are presumed to have made their way to the cartels. As CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson relates it, The Mexican military recently reported nearly nine thousand police weapons missing. Yet, the U.S. has approved the sale of more guns to Mexico than ever before. The government of Mexico now buys more U.S.-made firearms than Iraq, whose security forces American and allied troops trained from the ground up, after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Providing some insight into the scope of the problem, after one U.S.-made rifle sold to the Mexican military ended up in a cartel arms cache, the State Department asked Mexico to account for 1,030 more rifles, but received no reply. Between 2006 and 2009, 2,400 firearms were sold to Mexico through direct sales. But trying to avoid further embarrassment, State refuses to provide the numbers for 2010 and 2011. Attkisson says, With Mexico in a virtual state of war with its cartels, nobody is tracking how many U.S. guns are ending up with the enemy.
‘Bout time, too.
This stuff is about a year old.
Wake up ping.
Obama, Holder, and the rest of the DC goons are guilty of murder. They deliberately allowed over 300 people to die, including a border patrol agent, so they could pass stricter gun laws.
Why aren't Janet El-Renio and Weasely Clark in prison for murder?
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
We were the ones who let it get away, and now it's time to us to pay. If not for us, then for our children and grandchildren...
What took YOU so long?
When you figure out the rest of their plans, your anger will turn to FEAR.
Global warming? When the idiot Muslim playing POTUS shuts down all the coal plants and your electric rates skyrocket, what will you do?
What will you do when the dollar and our banking system collapse? The Muslim playing POTUS never saw a $Trillion he didn't want to spend on $hit.
The other day the idiot was saying that he thinks unemployment could be down to 8% by election time. Are you stupid enough to still believe anything he says?
The Muslim POTUS is going for it, using the radical Demo party to destroy America and the Press who controls America don't have a clue.
December 8, 2011
Dear Representative Gardner:
Dear Senator Udall:
Dear Senator Bennet:
Let's call Fast and Furious, Castaway, "Grenade Walker" and "Cash Walker" what they are. State-sponsored terrorism.
On this side of the border they are violations of the RICO Act. In Mexico and Honduras it is state-sponsored terrorism.
What else would you call heavily arming international criminal syndicates within foreign countries wherein those countries are in a death struggle with those syndicates?
Especially when it goes beyond thousands of assault rifles to include grenades, RPGs, shoulder fired rockets, anti-aircraft guns, night vision equipment, body armor and special deals to bring their drugs onto our soil with legal impunity?
Not to mention the just-revealed news that the rip crew that killed BP Agent Brian Terry was there with DEA and FBI assistance and approval to attack and kill a rival cartel's smuggling crew.
Let's not leave out the FBI and DEA laundering millions of dollars for the drug cartels by setting up bank accounts for them that they otherwise couldn't do.
It is organized, it is spread throughout every Federal LEA and it violates numerous domestic laws and numerous statutes and treaties that deal with foreign nations. Yet none of it has been officially sanctioned by Congress. (that I know of) It is the Federal government acting like mafioso.
Pres. Obama, AG Eric Holder and Sec. State Hillary Clinton are all deeply involved in this and it is unquestionably state-sponsored terrorism by the definition used to define states like Iran and North Korea.
PS: if you think I am wrong or exaggerating any of this I will be glad to bring you up to speed with very well sourced articles, legal depositions (publically available) and other public information that verifies every word I have said.
Either you are with these criminals or you are with U.S. I implore you to get informed, get involved and act or get run over by this. This lawless scandal is not going away.
Town, State, Zip
Here is a petition to call for Eric Holder's impeachment.
Tea Party Petition to Prosecute Eric Holder
After signing the petition you will get an automatic way to send an e-mail to your Congressman and Senators. You can use their text or fill in your own.
I strongly encourage all FReepers to sign that petition and to send their own thoughts about this to their Congress critters. Let them know that you are aware of this issue and that you are not going to forget about it. Let them know you will be watching to see what they do about it.
I sense an audit coming soon.
Doesn’t bother me. I haven’t had any reportable income since 1993. The IRS wrote me a letter telling me to stop sending in returns. The unspoken inference was ‘stop wasting our time processing paperwork, you lazy bum.’ One of the proudest moments of my life! LOL