Skip to comments.Gunrunning’s collateral damage: Mexican teens
Posted on 10/05/2012 7:43:00 AM PDT by marktwain
Fourteen teenagers slaughtered at a birthday party in Mexico with weapons purchased during the now-discredited Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation are the faces of a reckless operation that allowed hundreds of illegally purchased guns to be transported south of the border.
We have known for some time that weapons brought to Mexico from Operation Fast and Furious would contribute to significant death and carnage, said Rep. Darrell E. Issa, who chaired a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigation of Fast and Furious.
Univisions new findings add details and faces to what occurred as a result of a reckless initiative, mismanagement and lack of leadership within the U.S. Justice Department, he said.
Mr. Issas comments Wednesday came in the wake of a report Monday by the Spanish-language television network Univision that Fast and Furious weapons were used by members of the Juarez cartel to kill 14 teenagers and wound 12 others at a birthday party during a commando-style raid.
The deaths correspond to concerns outlined last month in a report by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General (OIG), which concluded after a lengthy investigation that those in charge of overseeing Fast and Furious failed to adequately consider the risk to the public safety in the United States and Mexico.
Hundreds of weapons, including AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifles, were allowed to flow into Mexico as part of Fast and Furious, finding their way to brutal drug smugglers.
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Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
This scandal and Benghazi should be enough to impeach and imprison Clinton, Holder and Obama.
If somebody could get hands of the pictures of at least some of these kids, and publish them as “Children murdered by Eric Holder’s illegal guns smuggled to Mexico”, it could be politically devastating to the Obama campaign.
“How many more children have to die because of Eric Holder?”
I am convinced Obama allowed the guns into Mexico to destabilize the government in hopes of getting a socialist government installed.