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How the US gave guns to Mexican cartels
The New York Post ^ | 1 December, 2013 | John Dobson

Posted on 12/02/2013 6:13:09 AM PST by marktwain

Edited on 12/02/2013 6:40:01 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

In September 2009, John Dodson, an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, was assigned to the ATF’s Phoenix office. What he found there shocked him. The bureau was encouraging gun dealers to sell weapons in bulk to known straw buyers, who would funnel those guns to Mexican drug cartels. Known as Operation Fast and Furious, it ended with the death of at least one American law enforcement officer. Dodson became a congressional whistleblower, and the investigation into the operation is ongoing. In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, “The Unarmed Truth,” Dodson explains how tragically inept Fast and Furious was.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; crapoff; crapon; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; guncontrol; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; hsi; jaimezapata; obama; terry; zapata
Interesting to see a fairly major U.S. media source give an account of the Fast and Furious scandal that does not give cover to the Obama administration.
1 posted on 12/02/2013 6:13:09 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

- CRAP ON

- CRAP OFF


2 posted on 12/02/2013 6:17:20 AM PST by devolve (- "He's (Obama) just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." - "All this for a damn fag!" -)
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To: marktwain

Uncle Scam gives guns to Mexican drug cartels and Christian slaughtering Al-CIA-duh terrorists for free and then constantly schemes to deny US citizens the right to keep and bear arms. IF the US were under foreign occupation would we be able to tell the difference?


3 posted on 12/02/2013 6:20:43 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: marktwain
and use "underwear gnomes" as an analogy

btw - I reference the underwear gnomes often

4 posted on 12/02/2013 6:20:59 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: marktwain

Welcome to the party NY Post. You are only about 5 years too late and after it could hurt Obozos election.


5 posted on 12/02/2013 6:24:52 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: marktwain

6 posted on 12/02/2013 6:25:35 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Obenshain’s position against gun-safety legislation was standard GOP fare — but it reflected a state and a voter mind-set that no longer exist. Almost all Virginians support sensible gun-safety legislation..............The swing vote began to shift dramatically in our favor at the end. When the ballots were counted in Northern Virginia, Herring not only beat Obenshain there by more than 100,000 votes, but he also increased the total Democratic vote in Northern Virginia for attorney general by more than 124,000 since the last election. A post-election survey of voters in Northern Virginia by the Global Strategy Group indicated that 57 percent of those who voted for Herring in Northern Virginia believe gun issues had a major impact on the way they voted.

Support for gun control helped a candidate win in Virginia
7 posted on 12/02/2013 6:36:42 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: marktwain

I still think this was to boost the numbers of “legally sold guns” used in US and Mexican crimes as a way to promote gun control. The target was the 2nd amendment, not the drug cartels.


8 posted on 12/02/2013 6:37:47 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: KarlInOhio

Of course it was. The plan was to find guns originating in the US at murder scenes and then use them as an excuse to tighten up gun laws here.


9 posted on 12/02/2013 6:46:52 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: KarlInOhio
I still think this was to boost the numbers of “legally sold guns” used in US and Mexican crimes as a way to promote gun control. The target was the 2nd amendment, not the drug cartels.

And hundreds of lives were expendible to accomplish that.

10 posted on 12/02/2013 6:47:56 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: marktwain
How the US gave guns to Mexican cartels


11 posted on 12/02/2013 6:47:56 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: marktwain

Hmmmmm finally reported by the NY com POst. Old news that mindless lemmings will scruff off. They can legitimately say they ran that story and look like they actually care after nothing is done.


12 posted on 12/02/2013 6:53:04 AM PST by oust the louse (The Democratic Party might as well be called the Death Party. Abortion & ObamaCare/death panels.)
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To: marktwain
In September 2009 . . the investigation into the operation is ongoing

Why have no heads rolled after 4 years?

13 posted on 12/02/2013 8:21:27 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton; All

Why have no heads rolled after 4 years?

Several reasons.

1. The Democrats have no shame or ethics. Clinton never resigned. Nixon did.

2. The Democrats controlled the House, Senate, Presidency, and MSM until 2011. They still control the Senate, Presidency, and MSM.

3. The Democrats in the House have done everything they can to stop the investigation and to claim that it is all “political”.


14 posted on 12/02/2013 6:11:50 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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