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  • Underwear bomber seeks new US lawyer

    12/21/2011 1:10:49 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    The young Nigerian man dubbed the "underwear bomber" after trying to blow up a packed US-bound airliner wants a new lawyer to help him with an upcoming sentencing hearing. ... He asked Judge Nancy Edmunds to appoint a Muslim lawyer ... The reputation of the US intelligence services also took a hit because Abdulmutallab's father, a prominent Nigerian banker, had warned the CIA about his son's growing radicalization.
  • Father disputes Iran's claims that son was CIA spy (U.S. citizen & Marine)

    12/20/2011 6:42:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 1+ views
    -excerpt- Amir Hekmati was born in Arizona and graduated from Central High School in Flint. From there, his son joined the Marines
  • US demands release of CIA spy by Iran (Amir Mirzaei Hekmati)

    12/20/2011 6:34:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Press TV ^ | 12/20/11
    US demands release of CIA spy by IranTue Dec 20, 2011 9:35AM GMT The United States has demanded that Iran release "without delay" a CIA spy who was recently detained in the country and who confessed to being commissioned by the US to infiltrate Iran's intelligence circles. On December 17, Iran's Intelligence Ministry announced the capture of an American CIA agent of Iranian decent, foiling an intricate US plot to carry out further espionage activities in the Islamic Republic following the capture of an American spy drone in northeastern Iran. In a televised confession, broadcast on the Iranian television on...
  • Mexico says captured cartel leader had arsenal

    12/13/2011 11:23:35 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 13, 2011
    MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities said Tuesday that an alleged founder of the Zetas drug cartel had an arsenal of 169 guns when he was captured Monday, and may have been linked to the abduction of nine Mexican marines. Navy spokesman Jose Luis Vergara said suspect Raul Lucio Hernandez Lechuga oversaw Zeta operations around the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, where nine marines disappeared earlier this year. Vergara said a suspect was killed and a marine wounded in a firefight that erupted during Hernandez Lechuga's capture Monday in the Veracruz state city of Cordoba. The bust was the result of...
  • Hezbollah Identifies Undercover CIA Officers Working in Lebanon

    12/12/2011 4:01:41 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Hezbollah made the names public in a broadcast Friday night on a Lebanese television station, al-Manar.
  • Pentagon admits Iranian TV footage DOES show U.S. stealth drone..but insists it WASN'T shot down

    12/08/2011 7:39:16 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/8/2011 | MARK DUELL
    Mystery surrounds how American's most sophisticated spy plane was captured by Iran after it was paraded on Iranian state television earlier today in mint condition. Iran claims the lost RQ-170 Sentinel was on a surveillance mission last week when it was detected by Iranians over Kashmar and was downed by their armed forces. But the fact the drone is in such good shape contradicts Iran's claim it was shot down - and backs up U.S. claims that Tehran did not bring it down through electronic, cyber or any other means. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2071741/Is-downed-U-S-stealth-drone-Iranian-TV-airs-footage-military-officials-inspecting-craft.html#ixzz1g0LLMLpg
  • Drone Lost in Iran Was Joint CIA-Military Reconnaissance Plane

    12/06/2011 3:23:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/6/11 | Jennifer Griffin
    The U.S. drone that apparently fell into Iran's hands was part of a joint CIA-military reconnaissance operation, Fox News has learned. A senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that the spy plane was being used for the CIA-military operation along the Afghan-Iranian border when it lost connectivity and disappeared. Officials had earlier confirmed the Iranians have the RQ-170 drone, but it was previously unclear what the drone was doing or which agency was operating it. After Iran's military made the questionable claim Sunday that it had shot down the drone, the CIA at first referred questions to the Pentagon....
  • DoJ lied about Fast and Furious in letter to Congress

    12/06/2011 7:23:36 AM PST · by Dysart · 17 replies
    Aerican Thinker ^ | 12-6-011 | Thmas Lifsn
    The Fast and Furious Scandal gets worse for AG Eric Holder and his Department of Justice. The Watergate adage that it is not the crime, it's the cover-up that matters comes to mind, with the reservation that the crime in F&F -- supplying thousands of sophisticated firearms to a drug cartel -- dwarfs a third rate burglary in gravity. Hundreds of Mexicans have been slaughtered, and two US sworn agents murdered. The fact that the Department of Justice has now acknowledged that it has lied to Congress, covering up its involvement, should make this a headline-grabber of a case, dominating...
  • Legal U.S. gun sales to Mexico arming cartels. (State Dept.)

    12/06/2011 11:47:37 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/7/2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Selling weapons to Mexico - where cartel violence is out of control - is controversial because so many guns fall into the wrong hands due to incompetence and corruption. The Mexican military recently reported nearly 9,000 police weapons "missing." Yet the U.S. has approved the sale of more guns to Mexico in recent years than ever before through a program called "direct commercial sales." It's a program that some say is worse than the highly-criticized "Fast and Furious" gunrunning scandal, where U.S. agents allowed thousands of weapons to pass from the U.S. to Mexican drug cartels. CBS News investigative correspondent...
  • Drone that crashed in Iran may give away U.S. secrets

    12/06/2011 8:56:48 AM PST · by Qbert · 43 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times via Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 6, 2011 | W.J. Hennigan, David S. Cloud & Ken Dilaniar
    Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington— The radar-evading drone that crash-landed over the weekend in Iran was on a mission for the CIA, according to a senior U.S. official, raising fears that the aircraft's sophisticated technology could be exploited by Tehran or shared with other American rivals. It was unclear whether the drone's mission took it over Iran or whether it strayed there accidentally because of technical malfunctions, the official said. Though the drone flight was a CIA operation, U.S. military personnel were involved in flying the aircraft, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the...
  • STUNNING revelation: FBI responsible for Fast and Furious death of Brian Terry!

    12/04/2011 10:32:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/04/2011 | Doug Book
    Since the December 2010 shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and its Department of Justice masters have represented the tragedy as a chance encounter between Terry’s patrol unit and armed, illegal alien drug runners in the Arizona desert. But new information makes it clear that Attorney General Eric Holder’s DOJ has labored for the past year to hide the fact that the heavily armed gang which exchanged fire with the bean-bag equipped members of Terry’s border patrol unit that night was in the Peck Canyon, Arizona location thanks to a tip...
  • White House denies reportsObama knew of ‘Fast andFurious’in 2010

    12/04/2011 10:07:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/11 | Matthew Boyle
    A White House spokesman pointed Friday to an account published by the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in its denial of three online claims that President Barack Obama was briefed about the failed “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking program in 2010. According to recently released White House visitor logs, then-Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler was admitted to the White House four times in 2010 between May 7 and May 19. The Los Angeles Times has reported that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives program was at its peak during May 2010.
  • Fast & Furious Cover-up Grows Bigger

    12/04/2011 7:36:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    The Fast & Furious scandal pot may be reaching the boiling point.  Attorney General Eric Holder has maintained he knew nothing about the “gun walking” operation on the southern border that put thousands of high powered weapons into the hands of the Mexican gun cartel and led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and increased the mayhem on both sides of the border.    He would have us believe that the operation was simply a misguided adventure involving a couple of rouge officers behaving badly way out west.  Holder contends that even after Agent Terry’s murder in...
  • The 'Gun Lobby' and Dennis Burke's future (Gunwalker email: NRA "stooges"; "greedy gun shop owners")

    12/03/2011 2:38:17 PM PST · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/3/2011 | Josh Gerstein
    The furor over Operation Fast and Furious has already put a shadow over the political future of prominent Arizona Democrat and former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, as POLITICO reported back in August when he resigned the prosecutor's post under pressure. That shadow grew significantly darker and longer on Friday with the release of internal Justice Department documents in which Burke excoriated the "Gun Lobby" (presumably, the National Rifle Association) as well as its "stooges," among whom he counted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Here's one of Burke's e-mails on the subject, included in my story last night on the latest Fast and Furious document dump:...
  • ATF memo describes operation designed to get guns to Mexico

    12/03/2011 8:50:30 AM PST · by thouworm · 15 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | Dec 2, 2011 | David Codrea
    See the memo itself in the sidebar media player, obtained by Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars and posted exclusively on Gun Rights Examiner. [snip] [Of significance in the Styers memo Lajeunesse references but does not detail...] “The most important observation of Styers is that the ATF end of this operation was by all law enforcement standards set up to fail,” Vanderboegh said in a phone conversation with this reporter moments ago. “Indeed, it seems Styers’ opinion was that this was designed to be a necessary fail. “Styers describes an ATF operation that is deliberately incomplete, seeming to shield the...
  • Justice Withdraws Inaccurate 'Fast And Furious' Letter It Sent To Congress

    12/03/2011 8:16:57 AM PST · by Mr. K · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/2/2011 06:14 pm | Carrie Johnson
    Under fire for losing track of weapons that turned up at crime scenes along the Southwest border, the Justice Department has taken the extraordinary step of formally withdrawing an inaccurate letter about the episode that it sent to Congress earlier this year. Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole sent nearly 1,400 pages of emails and other documents to Capitol Hill late Friday afternoon that lay bare the raw and sometimes cringe-worthy process by which the letter was drafted. The materials contain clues into how misleading information about the botched gun trafficking operation made it into a Feb. 4, 2011 letter to...
  • Justice Dept. Fast and Furious emails show disagreement over response to Grassley

    12/03/2011 7:26:36 AM PST · by thouworm · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 2, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    More than 1,000 pages of frenzied email exchanges were fired back and forth among Justice Department officials, as they weighed how to respond to initial inquires about the gunwalker scandal. Today, the agency turned over those subpoenaed records to Congress in advance of a hearing next week with Attorney General Eric Holder. The emails are marked by intra-office disagreement over how vigorously to defend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF)....
  • FLASH: DoJ Dumps more than 1,000 pages of documents on House

    12/03/2011 5:49:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 December, 2011 | Dave Workman
    The Department of Justice late Friday afternoon staged a “document dump” of more than 1,000 pages related to the Operation Fast and Furious investigation, including some e-mail exchanges critical of Senator Charles Grassley, and one exchange that raises questions about what some Justice Department officials should have known was an erroneous statement in a Feb. 4, 2011 to Grassley. An earlier estimate of the number of documents from one sources has been reduced down from about 2,000, reported earlier by this column. The documents have gone to the House committee investigating the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation....
  • Traditional Friday Night DOJ Docu-Dump a whopping 1400 pages. Blaming Arizona. (gunwalker)

    12/03/2011 5:41:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2 December, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    NPR: Justice Withdraws Inaccurate 'Fast And Furious' Letter It Sent To Congress. Under fire for losing track of weapons that turned up at crime scenes along the Southwest border, the Justice Department has taken the extraordinary step of formally withdrawing an inaccurate letter about the episode that it sent to Congress earlier this year. Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole sent nearly 1,400 pages of emails and other documents to Capitol Hill late Friday afternoon that lay bare the raw and sometimes cringe-worthy process by which the letter was drafted. The materials contain clues into how misleading information about the botched...
  • Issa says Holder ouster is up to White House

    12/02/2011 5:42:28 PM PST · by DaveTesla · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, December 2, 2011 | Chuck Neubauer
    Rep. Darrell Issa, who has been investigating the Fast and Furious operation for nearly a year, declined on Friday to call for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to resign over the botched undercover probe that led to hundreds of weapons being “walked” to gun smugglers in Mexico. Mr. Issa, California Republican, said the operation is not about Mr. Holder or Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, both of whom he has criticized strongly over their handling of the failed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive’s (ATF) investigation. “It is not about...
  • Border Agent's Murder Brings Calls For Investigation

    12/02/2011 5:29:34 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 2, 2011 | IBD Staff
    Scandal: The Justice Department has sealed court records detailing the circumstances of a border patrol agent's murder by a Mexican drug cartel, including the fact U.S. agents were being hunted with U.S.-supplied weapons. The murder of Border Patrol Agent Bryan Terry by Mexican drug cartels with weapons provided by his own government is a national disgrace. Attorney General Eric Holder, who professes being out of the loop regarding Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF program that got Terry killed, is doing his best to keep the American people from the truth. Holder's Justice Department has abruptly sealed court records in...
  • Memo Shows Early ATF Concern on Fast and Furious Probe Despite Claims

    12/02/2011 3:25:53 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies · 1+ views
    While federal officials publicly denounced a lone whistleblower and told Congress the Obama administration had done everything it could to stop guns from going to Mexico, administration officials had signs that Fast and Furious investigators were losing track of weapons, a new memo obtained exclusively by Fox News suggests. The memo, written in early February by Agent Gary Styers with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, appears to corroborate allegations made a few weeks earlier by whistleblower ATF Agent John Dodson about the gunrunning probe. It also conflicts with a letter from Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich to...
  • Justice Dept. details how it got statements wrong

    12/02/2011 2:32:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/2/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has provided Congress with 1,364 pages of documents detailing how the department gave inaccurate information to a U.S. senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border. In a letter last February to Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had not knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser
  • Memo Shows Early ATF Concern on Fast and Furious Probe Despite Claims (Exclusive new memo obtained)

    12/02/2011 1:30:45 PM PST · by Qbert · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/2/2011 | William Lajeunesse
    While federal officials publicly denounced a lone whistleblower and told Congress the Obama administration had done everything it could to stop guns from going to Mexico, administration officials had signs that Fast and Furious investigators were losing track of weapons, a new memo obtained exclusively by Fox News suggests. The memo, written in early February by Agent Gary Styers with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, appears to corroborate allegations made a few weeks earlier by whistleblower ATF Agent John Dodson about the gunrunning probe. It also conflicts with a letter from Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich to...
  • "Gunwalker": Agent's family wants death details

    12/02/2011 1:27:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 9, 2011 | NA
    A Senate committee investigating the so-called "gunwalking" scandal spent hours Tuesday questioning Attorney General Eric Holder, who testified that "Operation Fast and Furious," which has been tied to the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, should never happen again. Agent Brian Terry was gunned down in Arizona near the Mexican border 11 months ago. Two assault rifles that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allegedly let walk into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in "Fast and Furious" were found at the scene. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who broke this story, has spoken exclusively...
  • FBI Criminal Informant Complicit in Brian Terry’s Death (PJM Exclusive)

    12/02/2011 12:11:58 PM PST · by old school · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 1, 2011 | Bob Owens
    "Brian Terry’s murder was entirely preventable. The incompetence of the DEA and FBI let his Border Patrol unit walk into an ambush. After the ambush, it appears the FBI tampered with evidence to cover up that one of their informants was involved with the murder of a federal agent."
  • Obama Knew About Fast And Furious In May 2010(gunwalker)

    12/02/2011 7:34:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 December, 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- To date Barack Obama, the dispenser of hope and change and the presiding officer over the least transparent presidency in history, has claimed he only learned about Fast and Furious earlier this year. However, with each new document dump Obama’s timeframe seems to be as inaccurate (or as purposely misleading) as Attorney General Eric Holder’s. For example, just months after he took office it was evident he was focused on a Fast and Furious-like operation, ostensibly aimed at cutting down on gun trafficking on the southern border. Thus, on March 24, 2009, Deputy Attorney General David...
  • FBI Criminal Informant Complicit in Brian Terry’s Death (PJM Exclusive)(gunwalker)

    12/02/2011 7:11:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1 December, 2011 | PJM
    In the growing Fast and Furious scandal, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death in Peck Canyon, Arizona was previously described as a chance meeting that led to a firefight: an illegal alien “rip crew” working for the Sinaloa cartel was hoping to find other illegal aliens and to rob them at gunpoint. Instead, they stumbled across a Border Patrol unit and murdered Agent Terry. Last week, the Washington Times offered a new version of the encounter: they reported that the rip crew was not hunting illegals, but Border Patrol teams — with the intention of engaging them in combat. Sources...
  • Critics: When Holder loses control, it’s ‘not good for the country’ as ‘people end up dying’

    12/01/2011 9:51:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/1/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    Americans for Limited Government president Bill Wilson told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder’s loss of control on Tuesday is a sign that he’s “got something to hide and he’s scared.” Holder lost control of his demeanor on Tuesday at the White House when TheDC asked him to respond to the surge in calls for his resignation over Operation Fast and Furious. “You guys need to — you need to stop this,” Holder said. “It’s not an organic thing that’s just happening. You guys are behind it.” Fast and Furious was a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • You don’t say: Media Matters defends Eric Holder

    12/01/2011 3:31:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/1/11 | Tina Korbe
    Poor, much-maligned Eric Holder. He should be able to implicitly approve an ultimately lethal operation without anybody ever asking questions about it. Luckily for him, the tax-exempt “watchdog” group Media Matters agrees with him. You know the story so far: The Attorney General received memos that clearly outlined the controversial tactics employed in Operation Fast and Furious, a program to funnel firearms to straw purchasers in a purported attempt to track the weapons from the hands of the straw purchasers and into the hands of the leaders of Mexican drug cartels. The program’s credibility was called into question because the...
  • Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu on Fast and Furious

    12/01/2011 2:17:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 November, 2011 | NRA News
    Fairfax, VA --(Ammoland.com)- NRA-News is a valued partner that continues to cover breaking gun rights news with a new and improved short video format in the “NRA News Minute” videos. To view the current firearms or gun rights news video, please click above: Cam Edwards talks to Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu on White House continuing to get away with fast and furious.
  • FBI Criminal Informant Complicit in Brian Terry’s Death (PJM Exclusive)

    12/01/2011 8:16:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 1, 2011 | Bob Owens
    From multiple sources come shocking charges of deadly ineptitude and an FBI coverup. Previously, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death in Peck Canyon, Arizona was described as a chance meeting that led to a firefight: an illegal alien “rip crew” working for the Sinaloa cartel was hoping to find other illegal aliens and to rob them at gunpoint. Instead, they stumbled across a Border Patrol unit and murdered Agent Terry. Last week, the Washington Times offered a new version of the encounter: they reported that the rip crew was not hunting illegals, but Border Patrol teams — with the intention...
  • BREAKING NEWS on Fast and Furious: Obama knew in May 2010?

    12/01/2011 11:49:58 AM PST · by blueyon · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/01/2011 | AWR Hawkins
    To date Barack Obama, the dispenser of hope and change and the presiding officer over the least transparent presidency in history, has claimed he only learned about Fast and Furious earlier this year. However, with each new document dump Obama’s timeframe seems to be as inaccurate (or as purposely misleading) as Attorney General Eric Holder’s. For example, just months after he took office it was evident he was focused on a Fast and Furious-like operation, ostensibly aimed at cutting down on gun trafficking on the southern border. Thus, on March 24, 2009, Deputy Attorney General David Ogden made the following...
  • Report: Holder’s DOJ Retaliated Against ‘Fast And Furious’ Whistle-Blowers (video)

    12/01/2011 8:17:42 AM PST · by blueyon · 20 replies
    Breitbart.TV ^ | 11/30/2011 | Fox News?
    The employees of the Justice Department who testified to Congress about the notorious "Fast and Furious" program claim that they have been punished by the department while the people most responsible for the program have been rewarded.
  • Eric Holder Demands We Stop Reporting On Him

    11/30/2011 7:46:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/30/2011 | John Hayward
    Calls for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation from Congress have swelled to 52, along with “three presidential candidates and two sitting Governors,” as reported by the Daily Caller.  Holder really wants them to stop reporting this stuff. As Vice President Joe Biden recently explained to HUMAN EVENTS, only liberal media outlets are allowed to ask questions of Democrat Party royalty, at carefully orchestrated events.  Holder spoke briefly with the Daily Caller and expanded this doctrine to include the reporting of embarrassing, but objectively accurate, facts: As Holder’s aide was escorting the attorney general offstage following his remarks Tuesday afternoon at the...
  • 'Most transparent administration in history' seals file on border agent murder

    11/30/2011 6:41:24 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 30, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    The Fast and Furious scandal is causing the Obama administration to try to suppress evidence from public view. Judicial Watch reports: The Obama Administration has abruptly sealed court records containing alarming details of how Mexican drug smugglers murdered a U.S. Border patrol agent with a gun connected to a failed federal experiment that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico.
  • 'Fast and Furious' Whistleblowers Struggle Six Months After Testifying Against ATF Program

    11/30/2011 3:11:57 PM PST · by Doogle · 11 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 11/30/11 | William Lajeunesse
    Six months ago, several agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives stood before Congress to testify about the details of a U.S. government program that armed Mexico's largest drug cartel with thousands of assault rifles. The administration denied it at the time and questioned the agents' integrity. The men were nervous and scared. They said they feared for their careers, their reputation and their families. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed on Dec. 14, 2010. Weapons found at the scene were linked to Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF program that let guns be purchased illegally...
  • Holder Lashes Out at Media Over Fast and Furious

    11/30/2011 9:15:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 30, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    Attorney General Eric Holder blames the media for Fast and Furious and mounting calls for his resignation. No, he really does. More, including the audio, at the Daily Caller. A couple of things today about this latest loss of cool. First, it isn’t just the Daily Caller covering the story as Holder wrongly claims. Every corner of the media is covering it. This sounds like something Press Harpy Tracy Schmaler at DOJ might be telling him, that only just one or two outlets are covering the story, but it isn’t true. She has a reputation of lying to the...
  • Holder blames Americans for gun-running

    11/30/2011 10:48:35 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/2011 | Neil Munro
    Attorney General Eric Holder scolded The Daily Caller’s reporting on the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal shortly after government officials and reporters heard him admonish Americans for funding gun-runners. Holder appeared Tuesday at a White House event to showcase a new media campaign that is intended to stigmatize the selling and buying of knock-off videos and counterfeit fashion products. Holder recorded one critical radio ad, which is titled “You can help.” The clip was played to the audience in the White House auditorium. “This is Attorney General Eric Holder. We are working hard to protect our communities by reducing gang...
  • Obama Admin Seals Records of Murdered Border Patrol Agent Implicated in Fast and Furious

    11/30/2011 9:25:44 AM PST · by bayouranger · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11-30-11 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    And to think thatAttorney General Eric Holder is getting testy about congressional calls for his resignation. After all, the Justice Department has nothing to hide, right?: The Obama Administration has abruptly sealed court records containing alarming details of how Mexican drug smugglers murdered a U.S. Border patrol agent with a gun connected to a failed federal experiment that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico. This means information will now be kept from the public as well as the media. Could this be a cover-up on the part of the “most transparent” administration in history? After all, the rifle used...
  • 'Fast and Furious' Whistleblowers Struggle Six Months After Testifying Against ATF Program

    11/30/2011 9:47:51 AM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/2011 | William Lajeunesse
    Six months ago, several agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives stood before Congress to testify about the details of a U.S. government program that armed Mexico's largest drug cartel with thousands of assault rifles. The administration denied it at the time and questioned the agents' integrity. The men were nervous and scared. They said they feared for their careers, their reputation and their families. [Snip] And while President Obama has said the operation was a mistake and that "people who screwed up will be held accountable," the record so far does not bear that out. Those...
  • RED ALERT: Deputy A.G. behind 'Fast and Furious' met with President Obama four times

    11/30/2011 4:16:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views
    directorblue.blogspot.com ^ | 28 November, 2011 | Doug Ross
    Item 1: In March of 2011, President Obama denied knowledge of 'Operation Fast and Furious' -- the Justice Department program that sent thousands of murder weapons to Mexican drug cartels. 25 March 2011 - Under fire for an operation that allowed smuggling of U.S. weapons across the nation’s border with Mexico, President Obama said in an interview that neither he nor Attorney General Eric Holder authorized the controversial “Operation Fast and Furious.” ...Obama told Univision‘s Jorge Ramos that President Felipe Calderon wasn’t informed of the operation because he — the president of the United States — wasn’t informed either. When...
  • Does Grassley’s latest barrage signal bad moon rising for Holder?

    11/30/2011 4:06:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 November, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley’s two new blistering commentaries on Operation Fast and Furious and Attorney General Eric Holder’s curious lack of knowledge about that operation’s direct link to the slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last year may signal what awaits Holder next week when he is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. Grassley threw a left jab at Holder Monday and followed it up today with a right hook that – if this were a boxing match – might have left the embattled attorney general on the mat. All of this is fascinating Pacific Northwest gun...
  • Holder lashes out at The Daily Caller while refusing to address growing calls for his resignation

    11/29/2011 2:47:04 PM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Nov 2011 | Neil Munro
    Embattled Attorney General Eric Holder today demanded The Daily Caller stop publishing articles about the growing calls in Congress for his resignation because of the failed Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program. As Holder’s aide was escorting the attorney general offstage following his remarks Tuesday afternoon at the White House, a Daily Caller reporter introduced himself and shook Holder’s hand. The reporter asked him for a response to the growing chorus of federal legislators demanding his resignation. Holder stepped towards the exit, then turned around, stepped back toward the reporter, and sternly said, “You guys need to — you need...
  • ATF gun probe: Behind the fall of Operation Fast and Furious

    11/28/2011 12:55:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    The Arizona Republic | Nov. 27, 2011 | Dennis Wagner
    It's a long, sometimes misleading, summary about Fast and Furious from Gannett, so it can only be linked.
  • Obama: People Responsible for Fast and Furious 'Will Be Held Accountable'

    10/19/2011 5:52:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 57 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/19/11 | M Gould
    The people responsible for the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal “will be held accountable,” President Barack Obama pledges during an interview for "Nightline" Tuesday night. “It’s very upsetting to me to think that somebody showed such bad judgment that they would allow something like that to happen,” Obama told ABC News’ Jake Tapper. “And we will find out who and what happened in this situation and make sure it gets corrected.” Obama told Tapper, “People who screwed up will be held accountable,” according to a report on ABCnews.com in advance of the broadcast. His comments came on the day that...
  • U.S. Seals Court Records Of Border Patrol’s Murder

    11/26/2011 12:00:14 PM PST · by opentalk · 45 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 23, 2011 | Judicial Watch
    The Obama Administration has abruptly sealed court records containing alarming details of how Mexican drug smugglers murdered a U.S. Border patrol agent with a gun connected to a failed federal experiment that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico.This means information will now be kept from the public as well as the media. Could this be a cover-up on the part of the “most transparent” administration in history? After all, the rifle used to kill the federal agent (Brian Terry) last December in Arizona’s Peck Canyon was part of the now infamous Operation Fast and Furious. Conducted by the Bureau...
  • Facts are STUBBORN Things, Knowledge of the Connection Between Agent Terry's Death and Fast and...

    11/29/2011 10:56:35 AM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    U.S. Senate ^ | November 28, 2011 | Senator Grassley
    Article For Immediate Release November 28, 2011 Facts are STUBBORN Things, Knowledge of the Connection Between Agent Terry's Death and Fast and Furious Setting the Record Straight on the Justice Department Oversight Hearing “Facts are STUBBORN Things” “…and whatever our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” - John Adams, December 1770   Senate Judiciary Committee Oversight Hearings with Secretary Janet Napolitano, October 19, 2011, and Attorney General Eric Holder, November 8, 2011 Knowledge of Connection Between Agent Terry’s Death and Fast and Furious •    Senator Grassley: “Have...
  • Eric Holder and Barack Obama's "mens rea" on Fast and Furious

    11/29/2011 9:25:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/29.2011 | Doug Book
    Mens rea is Latin for “guilty mind.” In legal theory acting to set up a crime before committing it indicates a guilty mind; or guilty intent. In the spring of 2009, just a few months before the Obama Administration instructed the Phoenix ATF office to commence Operation Fast and Furious, Attorney General Eric Holder introduced and secured a curious change to United States gun legislation. The tracing of firearm serial numbers provides information about the manufacture of a weapon, its original retail seller and buyer, the entire known history of the weapon. For years, anti-gun rights zealots had procured these...
  • Fast, Furious and Lawless Obama Regime

    11/29/2011 3:33:37 AM PST · by scottfactor · 10 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 11/29/2011 | Gina Miller
    At this point in time, anyone who does not understand that America has been taken over by a lawless, communist regime is woefully out of touch with the glaring reality of our situation. How anyone could not see the devilish behavior of Barack Obama and his Marxist buddies in Congress and his administration is hard to fathom, except when we consider that there really are extremely stupid and deluded people in the world. How much more of the Obama administration’s hellish, unconstitutional conduct will we stand by and take? Who will hold this imposter, Obama (or whatever his name is),...