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'Fast & Furious' report leaves Americans with crucial questions
FoxNews.com ^ | October 01, 2012 | John Lott

Posted on 10/03/2012 10:40:33 AM PDT by neverdem

Finally, the media is showing the staggering human cost of Operation Fast & Furious. But the news broadcast wasn’t in English.

Sunday, Univision, the Spanish language television network, ran a program showing the faces and stories of dozens of people who have been killed in Mexico with guns the Obama administration supplied to Mexican drug gangs. One Mexican interviewed summed up the theme: “Americans aren’t moved by pain beyond their border, only with their own.”

Americans are now getting some partial answers about Operation Fast & Furious. The recent report by Justice Department's Inspector General identified Jason Weinstein as the highest-ranking DOJ employee to have been in a position to stop the program. He has now resigned from his post as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division.

It sure is about time.

This is 34 months after Operation Fast and Furious began supplying guns to Mexican drug gangs in October, 2009, and 22 months after one of those guns was involved in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

Ironically, at the same time that people were poring over the new report, President Obama was denying that his administration had any responsibility for the program. On Univision Thursday, Obama claimed: “I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration.”...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Mexico; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; fastandfurious; fastfurious; gunrunner; murdergate; univision

1 posted on 10/03/2012 10:40:41 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Only those Americans that have an ingrained sense of freedom. Those not enslaved by entitlements and government checks that pay for their votes.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 10:42:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: neverdem

Is the most recent death of a Border Patrol Agent a result of F&F?


3 posted on 10/03/2012 10:46:10 AM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: neverdem
I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration

Bold face lie

4 posted on 10/03/2012 10:46:32 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: paul51

It’s very important for him to try tp get people to believe that.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 10:54:59 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: neverdem

I disagree. F&F is merely collateral damage in our descent into centralized government where people smarter than we are get to tell us how to live. The only ones who have suffered the consequences are either dead, fired from lower level positions, or still in office and working on the next outrage.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 10:55:50 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: neverdem
I’ve got a question:

If they weren’t actually tracking those guns, what ostensibly was the purpose behind Obama’s Guns for Gangsters program?

Or did I just answer my own question?

7 posted on 10/03/2012 11:23:03 AM PDT by Voice of Reason1 (Absolute power corrupts absolutely Lord Acton 1887)
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To: neverdem; marktwain; MestaMachine; Joe Brower; Nachum

8 posted on 10/03/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: neverdem

9 posted on 10/03/2012 11:59:08 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
The two most evil faces in America.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 12:12:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: neverdem

11 posted on 10/03/2012 12:14:46 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Travis McGee; Joe Brower; MestaMachine; JohnLott

http://www.telemundo47.com/results?search=site&keywords=%22R%C3%A1pido+y+Furioso%22&searchbutton.x=38&searchbutton.y=17&searchbutton=Go

“rapido y furioso”

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/News/fast-furious-scandal-details-emerge-us-government-armed/story?id=17352694#.UGn0yq4ZmSr

NRO linked that URL today.


12 posted on 10/03/2012 12:33:19 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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