Skip to comments.Report points to Clinton-era gunwalking
Posted on 06/29/2012 6:51:57 PM PDT by RummyChick
The first official identified by name in the Fast and Furious gunwalking investigation has been tied to a similar Minnestoa operation in 1996 where more than 150 guns flow[ed] into the Twin Cities underworld, Kevin Diaz of the Star Tribune reported yesterday. Identifying supervisor George Gillett, Jr., who is now a cooperating witness in House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigations, Diaz reveals Gillett was a street agent tracking gun store sales to straw buyers working for suspected gang members. Some of those guns turned up in drug busts and crime scenes, including one that was found at the scene of a deadly shootout in north Minneapolis.
Gillette was first identified as a central figure in the Fast and Furious investigation by a post on CleanUpATF, a whistleblower website aimed at exposing agency corruption, which was first reported by Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars in late December, 2010.
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Anything to take the heat off the Obama/Holder mess.
That must have been around the same time they helped facilitate walking some “ANFO” into Oklahoma City.
It doesn’t take the heat off.
they are inter-related.
“It does lead to some interesting questions, particularly for those demanding to expand investigations to include the Bush-era Operation Wide Receiver program and his then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey. The Twin Cities operation took place under Janet Renos watch under President Bill Clinton.
That in turn makes speculation on Hillary Clinton and the State Departments awareness of and involvement in Fast and Furious more understandable, especially recalling that former National Security Council official and current State employee Kevin OReilly has been placed out of Oversight Committee reach by assignment to Iraq and White House Counsel refuses to allow him to cooperate. It also leaves unanswered questions about why International Traffic in Arms Regulation implications have not been explored for ATF/Department of Justice complicity in apparent willful violations of ITAR provisions, which would have presumably occurred unless State had provided them with an exemption”
No one here has been able to give me a reasonable explanation for how a plane used in CIA rendition flights ended up with over 6000 pounds of Sinaloa cocaine on it. A plane that still had not been remarked since two sales several weeks before it crash landed.
They’ve been doing those operations, tracking straw purchasers, for many years, in all the major cities with gun bans. Completely different from F&F though.
In these operations, they just set up surveillance at gun shops outside the city borders, and then keep tabs on volume purchasers, and track them to find out who they are delivering to. Once they get enough evidence for a big, spectacular press conference, they try to swoop up all the people involved.
What they do not do is force the gun stores to sell weapons to criminals. Usually, the gun stores aren’t even breaking any laws, though they try to use these operations to garner support for laws to crack down on the gun shops and sue gun manufacturers anyway.
The real question is, did they follow the money?
And was drug money paid to US politicians in return for the US allowing "GunWalking" into Mexico?
Guess I never knew that. So the same players who scammed the first AWB are trying to relive their glory days?
Just damn. These folks are sinister.
What’s to explain? The CIA has funded its black book operations partly through drug smuggling for years. That’s one of the reason they like to own their own airlines, through proprietary corporations. They also like to sell their businesses and equipment back and forth between those thousands of dummy corporations, to make it impossible to trace anything back to the Company, hence the frequent sales of the aircraft. No need for remarking, since the same people were still operating them, no matter whose name was on the title.
It’s not too late to send Clinton AND Bush to jail.
Bush should be in jail for the CJ Roberts gift.
The lefties never give up, they just morph and try a new strategy. Kind of like viruses. Actually, exactly like viruses :)
Umm, there is no comfort in your post....
Well, a reasonable explanation other than that one...because I surely have seen plenty of posts claiming that the CIA couldn’t possibly have been involved in Fast and Furious that was arming the Sinaloas.
Yet, there was the mysterious case of over 200 million dollars worth of Sinaloa cocaine on a former CIA rendition plane.
Interesting enough, the son of the Drug Lord (who owned the cocaine) was recently captured.
Well, the CIA fans, especially after 9/11, love to play up the angle that the CIA is a great patriotic organization, protecting our freedom. In some cases, that’s true. What a lot of people don’t realize is that, in the business they are in, they will always be dealing with the shadier people in society. Those are the guys that they can easily blackmail or bribe to work for them, and those are the guys who are already in the business of getting things done outside of the law.
So, if they wanted to get something dirty done in Mexico, no need to infiltrate 100 or 1000 agents into the society and give them plausible cover. There are already secret armies infesting the country, so all they need to do is send a couple guys down there with the money and skills to get those bad guys to do what the CIA wants done. If they can make a few billion in non-traceable profits to pay for operations they don’t want to have to get Congressional approval for while they are at it, then all the better for their purposes.
Keeping digging, Daryl.
The NYT, incidentally, removed the story from its home page today. You need to scroll down, click on "U.S.," then scroll down again to "More News" and click again. Then you're rewarded with a picture of the Democratic press conference protesting the vote. The WSJ and the Wapo at least kept the story of the firstAttorney General to be cited for contempt on page 1.
Definitely the work of the next Woodward and Bernstein, for sure!