Skip to comments.Truth about Operation Wide Receiver important to determine
Posted on 06/27/2012 8:10:39 PM PDT by Nachum
Counter-arguments to charges by Obama administration supporters that Fast and Furious gunwalking began in the Bush-era Operation Wide Receiver program have been gaining wider attention over the past few days, with numerous tips and inquiries being sent by readers to Gun Rights Examiner for comment. Just as with many of the wrong assumptions being promulgated by administration supporters, there are some misconceptions being promoted by its detractors that require clarification if the goal is to understand what happened, as opposed to merely spreading a perception becomes reality meme.
Among these misconceptions being repeated: that no Wide Receiver guns walked to Mexico because they were all controlled deliveries; that no one was killed; that the Mexican government was fully informed; that RFID tracking devices were placed in all the guns; and that the program was shut down at the first sign of danger.
Gun dealer and writer Mike Detty was a central figure in Wide Receiver, who, in his capacity as confidential informant for ATF, sold 450 rifles and handguns to suspected traffickers. As Paul Barrett reported in Bloomberg Businessweek, The vast majority of the guns were never recovered by U.S. authorities. This means control was not maintained on all deliveries, and it is impossible to tell if any people have been killed, and if so, how many. Still, it's crucial to note Detty was told that surveillance would be maintained, and he took great personal risk to assist law enforcement.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
The media explains why it has not covered the Gunwalker scandal:
‘Nuff said. Ping.
Nothing they say or do can put this djinn back in the bottle.
Interesting new info. I never really credited the RFID story, and wondered what the truth really was.
Does a scandal happen in the USSA if the MSM is playing the part of Pravda?
Only the cartels were different. los zetas vs sinaloa.
When my liberal friends say that Bush started Operation Wide Receiver, I reply, “Then let’s release all of the documentation. Let’s find out who is guilty of engineering this tragedy. And if it’s Bush’s fault, as you insist it is, let’s prove it and throw him in jail.”
That always shuts them up.
Great post on Dems F+F lies.
In fact Maddow is on Maher (HBO) right now repeating the same lies that this post exposes. Maddow is really good at filbustering with her canned talking points that flip reality upsidedown.
I have to turn the channel fast, that show makes me sick. I got 6 free months of HBO and CM.
The Waco disaster was also a plan, by the ATF, to get headlines for increased ATF funding.
More information o Wide Receiver
Tom Gresham Discusses the matter.
Sheryll Atkinson has some of the story wrong on Wide Receiver.
All of the guns in wide receiver were TRACKED.
NONE of the guns in F&F were.
The entire show 6/24/12 parts a, b and c.
Rush breaks down the two ops really good on this vid.
Another huge difference was that the Mexicans were aware and allowed the movement of the guns across the border.
Thanks for posting the article.
“Gun dealer and writer Mike Detty was a central figure in Wide Receiver, who, in his capacity as confidential informant for ATF, sold 450 rifles and handguns to suspected traffickers.”
So... a gun dealer who got caught selling illegal arms for a ‘hobby’ was forced to do it for a living, so the CIA could have another avenue for arms that they use to support various factions and sides in Mexico, South America and ‘friends’.
AND THAT IS THEIR DEFENSE ?
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