Striking is the realization that the ATF was never tracking cartel sales at all, but were instead tracking the incidents of cartel murders, bloodshed and mahem that they could report on, in order to build a case against long gun sales and gun rights.
F&F was never reported as tracking ensuing murders provided by ATF weapons.
Some of us are just now getting that picture. 300 Mexicans dead to build a narrative against gun buyers in the US. One of our own dead.
How pathetic is this? Beyond comprehension, when you put the story in accurate terms.
And Calderon? How much does he really care? No coverage by the American press.
As reprehensible as Terry's death is, we should not lose sight of the fact that these weapons were provided to violent criminals who killed Mexican citizens, and without Mexico's knowledge. In addition to the sheer crime of the loss of lives, that is dangerously close to being an act of war against a (nominally) friendly foreign country.
This is a macabre form of political theater—a staged event meant to alter the public consciousness on an issue. The Obama camp has employed political theater regularly usually in the form of mass street demonstrations. Remember the stream of coordinated theatrics following the death of Bin Laden. In this case the intent was to create chaos in a foreign country and plant evidence that would lead back north to the U.S. firearms industry.
When the American public fully comprehends the cold-blooded crime that a handful of conspirators from the White House, Justice Department and ATF perpetrated in early 2009 they will become enraged.