Skip to comments.Mexico Analyzing U.S. Probe on Fast and Furious
Posted on 09/25/2012 7:13:20 AM PDT by marktwain
MEXICO CITY Mexicos Attorney Generals Office said it is studying a U.S. Justice Department report on Operation Fast and Furious, a federal undercover sting that allegedly allowed some 2,000 weapons to be smuggled south of the border.
The AGs office said Friday in a statement that the introduction of weapons into the nations territory without compliance with applicable legal requirements constitutes a crime.
Therefore, it is incumbent on the AGs office to determine whether as a consequence of Fast and Furious this crime was committed, independent of the conclusions of the U.S. Justice Departments Office of the Inspector General, it added.
A careful analysis of that report is being conducted to determine if it can provide information within the scope of previous relevant inquiries, the AGs office said.
It noted that there are also institutional channels for the exchange of information with the U.S. authorities.
Finally, it noted that effectively combating weapons trafficking is an indispensable component in battling trans-national organized crime gangs that operate both in Mexico and in the United States, and therefore national and bilateral actions in this sphere must be strengthened.
Fast and Furious was launched in 2009 by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Phoenix office and shut down in late 2010 after guns traced to the program were linked to the killing in Arizona of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
The much-awaited Justice Department report on the sting documented mistakes by several officials, but found no evidence that Attorney General Eric Holder knew of the botched effort to trace the flow of guns to Mexicos drug cartels prior to its unraveling in January 2011.
A U.S. congressional committee filed a civil suit last month against Holder demanding that he hand over additional documents concerning Fast and Furious.
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Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
Do I smell a payoff coming up?
Yeah, comprehensive amnesty and we’ll shut up.
I would imagine they are really pissed.
Will they or won’t they? That is the question.
marktwain ~ “ ... The much-awaited Justice Department report on the sting documented mistakes by several officials, but found no evidence that Attorney General Eric Holder knew of the botched effort to trace the flow of guns to Mexicos drug cartels prior to its unraveling in January 2011.
When there is a refusal to testify ..
When key witnesses are trasferred to another agency ,in another country...
When there is stonewalling and obfiscation ..
The investigation remains open !!
The current adminsitration knows that the American public has a short attention span ,... and hopes we will forget.
I suspect that Calderon was in on this pretty early.
If he was, then both he and the administration benefit. Calderon gets to claim that the U.S. is the problem, and so does this administration, with the intent to degrade the Second Amendment and institute more effective citizen disarmament.
The jokes write themselves.
I suspect Mexico will make a big deal about it January 21st 2013.