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The furor over ‘Fast and Furious’ ^ | 9 August, 2012 | Ed Feulner

Posted on 08/10/2012 7:38:13 AM PDT by marktwain

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder may show up on “Jeopardy!” one of these days. No, not as a contestant. As an answer. The clue: “He’s the first attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress.” The answer: “Who is Eric Holder?”

That’s surely not the distinction Holder was going for when he took the job. But thanks to the scandal known as Fast and Furious, that’s what he’s best known for: overseeing an operation that put more than 2,000 guns into the hands of a Mexican drug cartel and led to the deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens and a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Presumably, this appalling mortality rate wasn’t the intention when Fast and Furious was launched in 2009. But we all know what the road to Hell is paved with.

How did it get to this point? Let’s review the basic facts.

The idea was that agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives would let U.S.-based “straw purchasers” associated with the Sinaloa drug cartel buy guns from federally licensed gun dealers and allow them to “walk” across the border into Mexico (whose government wasn’t informed). The agency would track the weapons and trace them to high-level cartel operatives.

It doesn’t take a degree in law enforcement to see that the “track and trace” portion of the foregoing description is probably its most key detail. But according to whistleblowers, this simply wasn’t done. Once the guns “walked” across the border, their whereabouts became a total mystery to the ATF. Then the weapons began showing up at crime scenes.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; fastandfurious; gunrunner; gunwalker; murdergate; sourcetitlenoturl
The only "tracing" that was expected was when the guns showed up at Mexican crime scenes. That was the plan.
1 posted on 08/10/2012 7:38:16 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.

2 posted on 08/10/2012 7:39:08 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: sauropod


3 posted on 08/10/2012 7:40:38 AM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: marktwain
The plan was to collect statistics on US guns used in Mexico.

Then the plan was to use those statistics against the gun distributors and businesses selling guns, then to use those statistics against the citizens in the UN as the Community Organizer's plan was to work behind the scenes, remember?

Yes, it's Obama, not Holder. Just like Watergate, the pawns have to be sacrificed to protect the Kings and Queens.

It's Obama that is guilty along with his supporting staff of criminals and traitors.

4 posted on 08/10/2012 7:44:31 AM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: marktwain

My brother is a border patrol agent so this issue hits home for me. Thankfully he cut his teeth in Afghanistan and is no stranger to combat, but this is the boarder for God sake! I can see the logic in helping the enemy kill each other but surly there had to be a better way.

5 posted on 08/10/2012 7:47:59 AM PDT by chaos_5
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To: marktwain

The author of this article was interviewed by Joe Pags this morning. As Joe said - this explosive revelation, if true could be 10 times worse for Obama than what Watergate was for Nixon!

High-Ranking Mexican Drug Cartel Member Makes Explosive Allegation: ‘Fast and Furious’ Is Not What You Think It Is

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 8:00am by Jason Howerton

A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as “Fast and Furious” isn’t what you think it is.

It wasn’t about tracking guns, it was about supplying them — all part of an elaborate agreement between the U.S. government and Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel to take down rival cartels.

The explosive allegations are being made by Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, known as the Sinaloa Cartel’s “logistics coordinator.” He was extradited to the Chicago last year to face federal drug charges.
Sinaloa Cartel Operative Jesus Vincente Zambada Niebla Makes Explosive Allegation About Operation Fast and Furious

Jesus Vincente Zambada-Niebla (Source: MSNBC)

Zambada-Niebla claims that under a “divide and conquer” strategy, the U.S. helped finance and arm the Sinaloa Cartel through Operation Fast and Furious in exchange for information that allowed the DEA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies to take down rival drug

6 posted on 08/10/2012 7:50:43 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: marktwain
Early on in the Emperor's reign didn't Mexican President Fox claim that there was a flood of assault weapons coming across the boarder from America? Wasn't that claim steadfastly denied by the Administration?

Could it be that Fox was telling the truth and the Administration was lying?

Could it be???

7 posted on 08/10/2012 8:04:30 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: marktwain

Eric Holder probably sees his contempt charge as a badge of honor. He hates Congress. He hates white people. He hates guns. He hates the Constitution. All with a smile, just like his Marxist Muslim gay illegal alien comrade 0bama.

8 posted on 08/10/2012 8:10:23 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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Quit pussy footed around. FAST & FURIOUS was instigated from the very top. The evidence points to THE FOREIGNER, WITHHOLDER, HILLARY, BIG SID, were the ones pushing this IDEALOGICAL NIGHTMARE. THE FOREIGNER hiding behind EXECUTIVE PRIVALEGE and WITHOLDER being held in CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS are proof positive THE REGIME is once again taking a dump on american. In 90 days the FOREIGNER'S REGIME will lose it's power. We must make sure the investigation and prosecution doesn't stop at that time.
9 posted on 08/10/2012 8:54:51 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: marktwain; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

“But we all know what the road to Hell is paved with.”

Don’t we though?

10 posted on 08/10/2012 12:03:39 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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