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Retaliation fears keeping more ATF whistleblowers from coming forward(gunwalker)
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 July, 2012 | David Codrea

Posted on 07/17/2012 5:04:43 AM PDT by marktwain

A combination of fear that Department of Justice and ATF management will take revenge on them, and that most of the press and administration-supporting lawmakers will allow and even encourage that to happen, is keeping critics of agency corruption and abuse silent, Gun Rights Examiner learned over the weekend through a series of emails and telephone discussions with an agent whose name is being withheld for that reason.

A post on CleanUpATF, the “whistleblower” site where allegations tying Bureau-sanctioned gunwalking to Mexico with the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry were first raised, added to the call to investigate Eric Holder for bar sanctions following his being found in contempt of Congress. Outlining a list of reasons, the agent, posting anonymously through a proxy in defiance of a cited “order not to air ATF's dirty laundry,” concluded “The ABA needs to be pressured to enact their own rules by suspending Holder's law license because he has been held in contempt. Their rules are for everyone with a law license, so they must be applied to everyone equally. Disbar AG Holder now!”

An insider source attempted to act as go-between on behalf of the agent so the reasons could be elaborated on, but after two days of trying to arrange direct communications, Gun Rights Examiner was informed that fear of retaliation is keeping the agent from coming forward, even with the pledge that anonymity will be protected. While additional reasons, including fear within the ranks of some managers trying to wait out and survive the current administration, were shared in correspondence, permission was not granted to make the specifics public.

“I just wanted to give you an idea how scared everyone is right now,” the go-between told Gun Rights Examiner. “I've known this particular agent since [REDACTED]. [He/she] is

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; fastandfurious; gunrunner; gunwalker; murdergate
Retaliation against whistleblowers is real and widespread.
1 posted on 07/17/2012 5:04:48 AM PDT by marktwain
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Codrea on fear in ATF ping.


2 posted on 07/17/2012 5:12:15 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: marktwain
This whole fast and furious business makes me think that Obama was trying to create a crisis in order to coerce 2/3 of the senate into ratifying the UN arms transfer treaty.

from the ATT:

A State Party shall not authorize a transfer of conventional arms if there is a substantial risk that those conventional arms would: Be used in a manner that would seriously undermine peace and security or provoke, prolong or aggravate internal, regional, subregional or international instability.

the instability created in Mexico by the sale of assault weapons (by the ATF of course) in America coupled with the aforementioned ATT language coupled with Obama's outright admission that he was working clandestinely to undermine the second amendment seems like a potential touchdown for the gun control crowd and even more so for various Muslim dictatorships.

It makes me wonder what might have been had Brian Terry not sacrificed himself to change that future. The lord works in mysterious ways.

3 posted on 07/17/2012 5:51:51 AM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: marktwain

Unsurprising since the ATF is a criminal organization.....which needs to be disbanded.


4 posted on 07/17/2012 5:55:12 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: marktwain

The problem is, to whom do they “come forward” with less or no risk of retaliation? Can’t be the DOJ. The FBI is also under Marxist control, CIA is not appropriate.

Drudge, Hannity, O’Reilly? A conservative senator? The Washington Times?


5 posted on 07/17/2012 7:38:53 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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6 posted on 07/17/2012 7:59:00 AM PDT by LucyT
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Maybe there needs to be rewarded/punishment incentive...Immunity?
Have the book thrown at them if they do not come forward?
7 posted on 07/17/2012 8:13:49 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

Against an administration that murders?

You need a witness protection program effective against Obama and Holder. That may be a bit difficult.


8 posted on 07/17/2012 10:36:59 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks for the ping.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 11:00:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious......... Ann Coulter)
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To: marktwain
...and that most of the press and administration-supporting lawmakers will allow and even encourage that to happen, is keeping critics of agency corruption and abuse silent, Gun Rights Examiner learned over the weekend through a series of emails and telephone discussions with an agent whose name is being withheld for that reason.

How charming that our press is so controlled by the State that honest men are afraid to come forward ...

10 posted on 07/17/2012 5:36:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious......... Ann Coulter)
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