Skip to comments.Blood Money: Obama Contributor Ran Fast and Furious
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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The Obama administration is ten times dirtier than the Nixon people ever thought about being.
Fast and Furious ping
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.
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...
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 Terrys Death (PJM Exclusive)
Previously, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terrys 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 Terrys under-armed four-man unit walked into an ambush against a heavily armed rip crew, at least five of whom were carrying rifles.
Brian Terrys 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.
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.
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?
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