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Blood Money: Obama Contributor Ran Fast and Furious
IBD Editorials ^ | Posted 07/02/2012 06:50 PM ET

Posted on 07/03/2012 6:34:56 AM PDT by raptor22

Scandal: A campaign contributor who was an architect of the 1994 assault weapons ban was the mastermind behind the Fast and Furious operation that let guns walk into Mexico, including those that killed two U.S. agents.

Shortly after the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on Dec. 15, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder's deputy chief of staff, Monty Wilkinson, received an email from U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke telling him just that:

"The guns found in the desert near the murder(ed) BP officer connect back to the investigation we were going to talk about — they were AK-47s purchased at a Phoenix gun store."

It is an email that helps demonstrate that Holder, despite his congressional testimony — as vague, contradictory and misleading as it was — could not have been ignorant about Fast and Furious and its deadly consequences.

It also brings to light the name of Dennis Burke, a seldom-mentioned Obama campaign donor who oversaw Fast and Furious and helped convert it from a gun-interdiction to a gun-walking program.

Burke, who resigned shortly after the scandal became public, has long been a gun-ban architect for the Democratic Party.

As a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, he was behind the ineffectual 1994 "assault weapon" ban that sunset in 2004. Burke was also the chief of staff for Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano for a number of years before she became the secretary of homeland security.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; dennisburke; dhs; doj; ericholder; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ibd; ibdguns; ice; jaimezapata; murdergate; obama; terry; zapata

1 posted on 07/03/2012 6:35:05 AM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

The Obama administration is ten times dirtier than the Nixon people ever thought about being.

2 posted on 07/03/2012 6:37:52 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Fast and Furious ping

3 posted on 07/03/2012 6:51:24 AM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: lonestar

You are correct and the media is about a thousand times less interested in Fast and Furious.

In fact there have been numerous stories about Watergate on various outlets recently. They just cannot let it go.

F&F on the other hand is being suppressed as strongly as it can be by the mainstream media.

4 posted on 07/03/2012 7:11:49 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: raptor22

this is a call to people like Allen West... things are not getting done in congress... its too corrupt and too concerned in preserving its power and perks. It is time to get unconventional... This presedential election will be the last time I vote Republican. After this it Tea Party Part 2... use your imagination...

5 posted on 07/03/2012 8:06:26 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: raptor22
"The guns found in the desert near the murder(ed) BP officer connect back to the investigation we were going to talk about — they were AK-47s purchased at a Phoenix gun store."

Let's talk about the third gun, now missing, found at the scene.

There is reason to believe that Agent Terry's BORTAC team knew nothing about the rip crew and the rip crew knew nothing in advance about Agent Terry's team.

FBI Criminal Informant Complicit in Brian Terry’s Death (PJM Exclusive)

Previously, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death in Peck Canyon, Arizona was described as a chance meeting that led to a firefight: an illegal alien “rip crew” working for the Sinaloa cartel was hoping to find other illegal aliens and to rob them at gunpoint. Instead, they stumbled across a Border Patrol unit and murdered Agent Terry.

Last week, the Washington Times offered a new version of the encounter: they reported that the rip crew was not hunting illegals, but Border Patrol teams — with the intention of engaging them in combat.

Sources now tell PJ Media that neither version of events is accurate: the rip crew was not waiting for a chance encounter with other illegals, nor did the members intend to engage American law enforcement agents.

The rip crew was in Peck Canyon that evening with the intention of stealing money and drugs from a specific shipment of which they had prior knowledge.


The rip crew knew to be in Peck Canyon that December evening because a CI working for the FBI found out about a smuggling run — from the FBI.


A source tells PJM that the FBI knew from wiretaps that the CI was using their information to set up an ambush. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) — through its own CIs and communications intercepts — was also aware of the planned assault. Neither the DEA nor FBI warned Border Patrol about the expected criminal activity.


Multiple sources tell PJM that this third weapon “disappeared” because it was the weapon carried by the FBI CI who ran the rip crew. When it was recovered near the scene of the murder and subsequently traced by the ATF, it traced back to the FBI CI via the gun shop in Texas where it was purchased.


Neither agency bothered to warn Border Patrol to keep their BORTAC teams out of Peck Canyon that evening. As a direct result of this FBI and DEA failure — combined with Homeland Security forcing BORTAC units to carry less-lethal beanbag rounds in some of their primary weapons — Brian Terry’s under-armed four-man unit walked into an ambush against a heavily armed rip crew, at least five of whom were carrying rifles.

Brian Terry’s murder was entirely preventable. The incompetence of the DEA and FBI let his Border Patrol unit walk into an ambush. After the ambush, it appears the FBI tampered with evidence to cover up that one of their informants was involved with the murder of a federal agent.

IIRC the DEA and FBI are also overseen by Holder's DoJ.

6 posted on 07/03/2012 8:28:03 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: yarddog

Yeah, the Watergate Revival is noticeable, and I take it as a sign that the Obamamedia is worried about F&F. It’s their childish little “Mommy, he did it too!” strategy, that Obama has been using ever since he announced his candidacy.

7 posted on 07/03/2012 9:10:42 AM PDT by FlyVet
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To: FlyVet

So who was heading the FBI at the time, Panetta? Who now is Secretary of Defense, defending us from all enemies, foreign and domestic? Feel safe?

8 posted on 07/03/2012 9:43:04 AM PDT by NEMDF
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“Fast and Furious” highlighted in Investor’s Business Daily.

9 posted on 07/04/2012 12:35:32 AM PDT by XHogPilot
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