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Fast And Furious: 22 Shocking Facts About The Scandal That Could Bring Down The Obama Administration

Could Fast and Furious be the scandal that brings down the Obama administration?  With the full knowledge of the Department of Justice, ATF agents facilitated the sale of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels and dropped all surveillance of those weapons once they crossed the border.  Weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious have been used to shoot U.S. border control agents.  Weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious have been found at dozens of crime scenes in Mexico.  Nobody has been held accountable for this scandal yet.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been stonewalling all efforts by members of Congress to look into Fast and Furious.  A CBS reporter that has been aggressively investigating this story was recently screamed at and cussed at by a high ranking official that works in the White House.  It has become abundantly clear that the Obama administration desperately wants to hide what went on during Operation Fast and Furious.  So will they succeed or will we eventually find out the truth?

What you are about to read should shock the living daylights out of you.  The U.S. government purposely armed Mexican drug cartels with thousands of guns and then ordered agents not to follow the weapons across the border.

This should be a story that the mainstream media is pounding on every single day.

But they aren’t.

In fact, they are mostly ignoring it.

However, if the truth starts getting out and the American people start grasping what really happened this thing could become absolutely huge.

In fact, this could end up being Obama’s Watergate.

The following are 22 shocking facts about the scandal that could bring down the Obama administration….

#1 During Operation Fast and Furious, ATF agents purposely allowed thousands of guns to be sold to individuals that they believed would get them into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

#2 ATF agents were specifically ordered not to intercept the guns before they crossed the border.  The following is a brief excerpt from a CBS News report that detailed the fierce objections that many ATF agents expressed when they were ordered to stand down….

On the phone, one Project Gunrunner source (who didn’t want to be identified) told us just how many guns flooded the black market under ATF’s watchful eye. “The numbers are over 2,500 on that case by the way. That’s how many guns were sold – including some 50-calibers they let walk.”

50-caliber weapons are fearsome. For months, ATF agents followed 50-caliber Barrett rifles and other guns believed headed for the Mexican border, but were ordered to let them go. One distraught agent was often overheard on ATF radios begging and pleading to be allowed to intercept transports. The answer: “Negative. Stand down.”

CBS News has been told at least 11 ATF agents and senior managers voiced fierce opposition to the strategy. “It got ugly…” said one. There was “screaming and yelling” says another. A third warned: “this is crazy, somebody is gonna to get killed.”

#3 Operation Fast and Furious remained a secret until the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December.  Two guns that were sold during Operation Fast and Furious were found at the scene of the murder.

#4 ATF Special Agent John Dodson was one of the first to blow the whistle on Operation Fast and Furious.  Dodson explained to the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on June 15, 2011 that many ATF agents were becoming extremely frustrated when they were ordered to cut off surveillance on the weapons that were being sold because they knew “that just days after these purchases, the guns that we saw these individuals buy would begin turning up at crime scenes in the United States and Mexico.”

#5 It appears that Operation Fast and Furious began some time around September 2009.  At that time, the ATF began pressuring gun shops near the border with Mexico to participate in a new covert operation that was being set up.  The gun store owners were told to help the ATF get guns into the hands of people that would take them back to the Mexican drug cartels.

The following description of the mechanics of Operation Fast and Furious comes from a recent Los Angeles Times article….

In the fall of 2009, ATF agents installed a secret phone line and hidden cameras in a ceiling panel and wall at Andre Howard’s Lone Wolf gun store. They gave him one basic instruction: Sell guns to every illegal purchaser who walks through the door.

For 15 months, Howard did as he was told. To customers with phony IDs or wads of cash he normally would have turned away, he sold pistols, rifles and semiautomatics. He was assured by the ATF that they would follow the guns, and that the surveillance would lead the agents to the violent Mexican drug cartels on the Southwest border.

When Howard heard nothing about any arrests, he questioned the agents. Keep selling, they told him. So hundreds of thousands of dollars more in weapons, including .50-caliber sniper rifles, walked out of the front door of his store in a Glendale, Ariz., strip mall.

#6 In some gun stores, cameras were set up so that top ATF officials could actually watch these transactions take place.  Back in June, U.S. Representative Darrell Issa stated the following….

“Acting Director Melson was able to sit at his desk in Washington and himself watch a live feed of straw buyers entering the gun stores and purchasing dozens of AK-47 variants.”

#7 It has also come out that in some cases ATF agents were actually the ones buying the guns and getting them into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.  The following is how author Michael A. Walsh recently explained this in an article in the New York Post….

This just might be the smoking gun we’ve been waiting for to break the festering “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal wide open: the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives apparently ordered one of its own agents to purchase firearms with taxpayer money, and sell them directly to a Mexican drug cartel.

Let that sink in: After months of pretending that “Fast and Furious” was a botched surveillance operation of illegal gun-running spearheaded by the ATF and the US attorney’s office in Phoenix, it turns out that the government itself was selling guns to the bad guys.

#8 According to the Los Angeles Times, guns that were purchased during Operation Fast and Furious have “turned up at dozens of additional Mexican crime scenes, with an unconfirmed toll of at least 150 people killed or wounded.”

#9 Mexican authorities were never informed that thousands upon thousands of guns were being allowed into Mexico.

#10 Authorities in Mexico have asked the U.S. government over and over to explain what in the world happened during Operation Fast and Furious but they have not been given an adequate answer.  In fact, according to the Los Angeles Times, the Obama administration has not even responded to questions from the attorney general of Mexico….

Marisela Morales, Mexico’s attorney general and a longtime favorite of American law enforcement agents in Mexico, told The Times that she first learned about Fast and Furious from news reports. And to this day, she said, U.S. officials have not briefed her on the operation gone awry, nor have they apologized.

#11 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been withholding key documents about Fast and Furious from Congress and has been consistently stonewalling U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley and other members of Congress that have attempted to look into this matter.

#12 The acting director of the ATF, Kenneth Melson, had been cooperating with the investigation.  At the end of August he was suddenly transferred to the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy.

#13 Several other key officials that were heavily involved in Operation Fast and Furious actually got promoted.

#14 On May 3rd, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testified under oath in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious.  During that testimony, Holder made the following statement….

“I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”

#15 Since that time, a large amount of evidence has come out that Holder was not telling the truth.  For example, a recent Fox News article discussed some of the very revealing memos about Fast and Furious that have been discovered recently….

However, newly discovered memos suggest otherwise. For instance, one memo dated July 2010 shows Michael Walther, director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, told Holder that straw buyers in the Fast and Furious operation “are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to the Mexican drug trafficking cartels.”

Other documents also indicate that Holder began receiving weekly briefings on the program from the National Drug Intelligence Center “beginning, at the latest, on July 5, 2010,”

#16 Holder now claims that he simply misunderstood the question.  He now says that he had heard of Operation Fast and Furious previously but that he was not aware of the specific details.

#17 Emails exchanged between two Department of Justice officials last October make it abundantly clear that high level officials at the DOJ were very aware of what was going on…

Two Justice Department officials mulled it over in an email exchange Oct. 18, 2010. “It’s a tricky case given the number of guns that have walked but is a significant set of prosecutions,” says Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. Deputy Chief of the National Gang Unit James Trusty replies “I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.’ It may be more like, “Finally they’re going after people who sent guns down there.”

#18 House Republicans are now asking for a special prosecutor to be appointed to investigate whether or not U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress during his recent testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious.

#19 U.S. Representative Darrell Issa believes that those involved in the Fast and Furious gun trafficking operation may have violated international arms trafficking agreements and could potentially face very serious criminal charges.

#20 U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley is absolutely convinced that a major coverup is going on….

“But I can tell you this. They’re doing everything they can, in a fast and furious way, to cover up all the evidence or stonewalling us. But here’s the issue, if he didn’t perjure himself and didn’t know about it, the best way that they can help us, Congressman Issa and me, is to just issue all the documents that we ask for and those documents will prove one way or the other right or wrong.”

#21 Did Barack Obama ever know about Operation Fast and Furious?  He says that he did not authorize the program.  On March 22, 2011 Obama made the following statement….

“I did not authorize [Fast and Furious]. Eric Holder, the attorney general, did not authorize it. There may be a situation here in which a serious mistake was made. If that’s the case, then we’ll find — find out and we’ll hold somebody accountable.”

#22 CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson claimed on the Laura Ingraham show the other day that officials in the Obama administration were literally screaming and yelling at her for aggressively investigating the Fast and Furious scandal….

Ingraham: So they were literally screaming at you?
Attkisson: Yes. Well the DOJ woman was just yelling at me. The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me. [Laura: Who was the person? Who was the person at Justice screaming?] Eric Schultz. Oh, the person screaming was [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.”

Where there is smoke there is usually fire.

Something about this whole thing really stinks.

It would be a shame if Operation Fast and Furious is allowed to be swept under the rug.

The weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious are going to be used to kill a lot of people.  The legacy of this scandal will be felt on both sides of the border for years to come.

The Mexican government deserves some answers.

The American people deserve some answers.

Hopefully we will get some.

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  • Golden Child

    Our government dealing in dirt is nothing new. Not a gram of the thousands of tons of heroin and cocaine that are sold and used across the United States is homegrown here in America. I live outside of Baltimore City which is the undisputed heroin capital of North America. Baltimore gets tons of exclusive South American heroin shipped into the city every month. Don’t you think our government could put a stop to this if our army could topple the entire country of Iraq in three weeks?

    • Gary2

      good point. I never thought about it this way. thanks

    • US ARMY

      Hi there,

      I just wanted to add that OUR tax dollars are being used to protect poppy fields here in southern Afghanistan, Helmand Providence in the guise of helping farmers and stopping insurgents. If you can believe that I’ve got bridge to nowhere to sell.

      Cconcerned US Soldier in Afghanistan.

  • Colin

    Michael,

    The danger with removing a leader you don’t like is that you may end up someone who could be worse than the person who left. Although I don’t think Biden is worse than Obama, would you be accepting of a Biden presidency?

  • mondobeyondo

    It’s going to take more than Fast and Furious to bring down the Obama administration.

    Better get some boots on the ground, that’s all I have to say. Heavy duty, Woodward and Bernstein type boots, if you wanna bring down Obama and Co…..

  • mondobeyondo

    Why do so many people insist on covering up the truth? And why is it so damn difficult to uncover it?

    Because, well…it’s because… ummm… it’s like, um… err..

    And? And?
    AND????

  • Imran

    Obama was just chosen by the system to do it’s dirty work that would make the wealthy even wealthier. It would have made no difference whatsoever had someone else been your president because the system is corrupt to the core!

    It’s all about making money through war, war and more war but for that they need to invent an enemy even if it’s an invisible one!.

    So we see that America is the biggest supplier of weapons and arms every nation on earth to boot then preaches peace to the very people!!! It accuses other people of having killer weapons that it first supplied and has enough itself to make ten holes in the planet!

    But a coward can only attack vulnerable people so America does not have the balls to go to war with China, Russia or openly against any nuclear power. American’s then wonder why outsiders hate them so much!!!!!

    • G’man

      It is obvious to the most casual observer the US is not wanting a war with Mexico. What would be the point? To cut off illegal immigration? Hardly.

      Obama/Holder want to disarm Americans by repealing the Second Amendment. F&F was a way for them to show that we gun owners are evil and our rights are somehow fueling violence. So, take away the right to bear arms to end the violence.

      After all, it’s a lot easier to affect tyranny against an unarmed populace.

  • Airborne71

    This will bring the president down ? Don’t hold your breath people . Obama is too well protected for that to happen . His lap dogs the main stream news media will not allow that to happen . So this will just blow over and be forgotten in a few weeks .

  • mark

    Where is the main stream press on all of the issues they hang on consertives? The libs hate guns, but they use a drone to take out a citizen without due process. Where will these types of actions lead? This country is going down hill fast. Holder lied under oath. When you put radicals in charge this is what you get. To them the end justifies the means. The left’s end game leaves the rest of us with out freedom.

  • Guido

    No, I don’t think we could. Not with our nation’s pesky civil rights and whatnot. We haven’t been able to stop the home-grown drugs, either. Drugs are too easy to smuggle, too cheap to be prohibitive, too addictive and enjoyable to quit using, too lucrative not to sell, and too easy to produce. The so-called war on drugs has presided over a constant increase in drugs. During this same time, drugs have proliferated AND become more potent and pure. The drug war may even have driven the creation of new drugs, like meth, which anyone can make.

    I think Carlin had a good point when he said the bankers were the real problem, since they launder the drug money.

    Drugs, like any contraband, will never go away because you can’t stop people from doing what they really want to do. Read Schlosser’s book on domestic pot operations, Reefer Madness.

    Thanks to the drug war, grow operations in the US have become incredibly sophisticated, the weed they produce is the highest quality and potency in the world, and they hid them in plain sight in suburban houses, which are notoriously cheap in this day and age.

    Plus, law enforcement is starting to go by the wayside as communities run out of money to fund them. Have you seen how Camden, NJ is now so broke, the only 2 industries in town are prostitution and drugs?

  • http://! Sheila

    I live here in New Mexico, the ATF went to small gun shops and bought cheap guns to make the gun store owners look bad and and back door to attack the 2nd amendment .

    Only a tyrant would be worried if the people had guns!

    http://www.placeofrefuge2012.com

  • William

    The Obummer administration is intent on gutting the 2nd Amendment. Just wait for the next false flag “terrorist” attack and then watch the restrictions on guns and ammunition. Remember, Shrub Bush trashed the US Constitution. Who is to think that the Obummer will not also??

  • Guido

    For those of you who don’t know, the ATF has always been considered to be a bit of a yahoo operation. Folks used to call them F Troop, after the 60s comedy about a buffoonish cavalry unit out on the frontier. After Waco, folks said BATF meant Burn All Toddlers First.
    This latest scandal is nothing new. They haven’t always enjoyed the best reputation for professionalism.
    I believe their mission is very important, but their execution of it isn’t always so hot.

  • Guido

    I think this scandal is funny, too, since the left has been focusing on American guns being the cause of Mexican gun violence for years. Their goal was to reign in US gun sales, but they ran head-first into Obama and Holder, instead.

    Meanwhile, Mexico’s drug dealers, who earn billions of dollars a year, get their weapons from the Army and Police, many of whom also get their weapons from the US. (ever hear of the Mexican SF unit that mutinied en mass and joined the drug lords?) One dealer made the point that 400-1000$ semi-auto AKs in America are sort of a waste of money when you can get full-auto AKs on the world market for roughly 25-50$ a piece.

  • Klaus

    As long as we have a media that refuses to investigate any Democrat there is no hope that this will ever be prosecuted. Most of the media needs to be prosecuted, along with the criminals running our country.

  • Cheri Fleming

    Until and unless we deal with this country’s insatiable demand for drugs, we’re NEVER going to win the so-called “war on drugs”. More importantly, the dirty little secret is that American banks are making billions of dollars via money laundering. Since policy is all about serving the banks, nothing meaningful will ever be done about the problem.

  • http://www.lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w205.html Piglet

    Therein lies the problem. The US military invaded and occupied Iraq, but it did not pacify it. Instead, it only opened the gates of Hell and rivers of blood flowed forth. Likewise, the War on Drugs has also been an abysmal failure. It is better described as a “huge narcotics price support program.”

  • KnightOwl

    Holder should be toast, but won’t be…They’ll throw some lackey under the bus, some holdover from the Bush Admin that they can tar with this…

    People are DEAD because of this and they are StoneWalling.

  • NickyG

    Why is this a surprise? Ever heard of the Golden Triangle and Air America? How about the Iran-Contra scandal? Dope and armaments are the mother’s milk of governments. No one is going to jail – no one except you and me.

  • Nam Marine

    Obama and Holder need to be arrested and sent to Gitmo! They are guilty of Treason!

    • Former WAC

      When I was in the military, if anyone in the platoon broke a rule or law, the squad and/or platoon leader was also held accountable. It sure does seem that that rule does not hold true if you are “commander in chief”. What’s sauce for the goose is not always sauce for the gander.

      If their goal is to disarm the civilian population, they may have to wait till us older ones are gone. And I still don’t think it will ever go over in the midwest and south central states. Most of us are fiercely independent, and many of us hunt.

  • David Carter

    What should happen is that after Obama is out of power, Holder and the rest of that rotten bunch should be extradited to Mexico to stand trial for conspiracy to commit murder. Lets see what 40 years in a Mexican prison does for his political views.

  • Philip

    There is one answer to this problem it’s called impeachment and jail sentences for Eric Holder, Holder not only tries to subvert our 2nd amendment rights he went out and has cause murder of our border agents knowingly, he needs to go to jail and ************** for his crimes against our nation. don’t forget this leads right back to the white house and the fraud who sits in the main seat. and to you judges on the supreme court your hands are tainted with blood because of your refusal to hear the case for his birth certificate. you judges will be impeached for treason against our nation also.

  • Steve

    Why would Holder appoint anyone as Special Counsel to investigate himself? It’s just like the NBPP “investigation” all over again: There’s nothing to see here, move along. I don’t think there’s anyone in Congress, Issa included, that will pursue this to the end, which would be with Holder either resigned or impeached. And there will be nary a peep out of the WH about it.

  • http://www.b2bf.com Bob

    I agree with Ginger above, isn’t there some way we can blame all this on Bush?

    The guys at the top usually plan ahead and have a fall guy.

  • Joshua

    The filthy gun grabbing leeches in government have failed spectacularly to neutralize our Second Amendment Right in the courts, so now they have “upped the ante” in deadly fashion. Make no mistake there is only one reason for Fast and Furious, it is to blame the Mexican and U.S. gun violence on our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms, plain and simple. There can be no other reason for it. The BS cover story about tracking the guns to locate illegal arms dealers is now blown wide open. Quite frankly, what the ATF has done to innocent Americans and Mexicans would be considered an act of war in most parts of the world.

  • InArizona

    I am SO GLAD to see you cover ths story, but

    Sorry Michael but I have a few corrections:

    3 F&F guns were found at the scene of Border patrol Terry’s murder, the FBI colluded to cover it.

    Over 200 unconfirmed Mexican murders and at least 17 guns tied to violent crime scenes here in US.

    ICE agent Jamie Zapata was murdered in Mexico with a F&F gun.

    • Michael

      Good comment, and I hope that we can get the media to start paying much more attention to this very important story.

      Michael

  • InArizona

    Also interesting to note:

    The BATF in F&F in AZ the guns were sold to the Sinaloa Cartel.

    The STATE DEPT in F&F in El Paso, TX, the guns were sold to the Zetas along with balistics vests, hand grenades and .50 cal vietnam era weapons.

    The Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas are the waring factions.. why do you suppose that the BATF would arm the Sinaloa Cartel and the State Dept would arm the Zetas??

  • InArizona

    oh.. sorry one more thing

    The Arizona AG resigned as soon as this story broke.

    Another interesting tidbit: When Gabby Giffords was shot in the head and a Federal Judge was murdered… the emails and phone calls were ALIVE with concern over “where” Laughner got his weapon.. they were scared shittless that it was a Fast & Furious Weapon!

  • InArizona

    and.. the best place for information on F & F: Sipsy Street Irregulars

    http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/

    Thanks Again Michael, this is near and dear to my heart for many reasons.. the biggest is; two of my LE Brothers were shot and killed by this criminal administration. And this story isn’t getting any traction, this is an impeachable crime!

  • MountainHome

    Fast & Furious will only bring down the Obama Administration if they start trying to lie and then cover up their lies.

    Imagine America giving guns to drug deals. And Obama says those with “Guns and Religion” is the biggest threat to America.

    Great article!

  • JD

    Fast and Furious? Isnt that that cool car movie with Vin Diesel? Oh wait you mean its a scandal? I thought the only news was Amanda Knox, the Reno Air Crash and Michael Jackson. Oh crap. Wait Steve Jobs too. Hmm. Sometimes I hear about a recession, protests, and something about a failed solar company and speaking of the sun I hear about some sunspots that might cause trouble. But duh.. Im just a sheeple.. I just want my new phone and my SNAP card and my porn. What do I know? Lets face it.. Obama is the new Teflon Don. This is not going to stick to him. If this was ol’ Johnny McLame there would be daily news reports of tent cities, the real unemployment rate, and if this happened under his watch you would see guest speakers on CSPAN calling for impeachment just like Dubya. This is crap. And I dont see any of the Repub dorks jumping all over this. No, just be a good sheep and watch the kindergarter news with Robin Meade in the morning, and the world is a happy, sparkly, place. After all, we’re just in a jobless recovery and Nancy Grace’s boob didnt pop out, just ignore that nasty little Youtube. Full of fake stuff. ;)

  • Talnik
    • Michael

      Wow – thank you for posting that link.

      It looks like they shut her up really quick, didn’t they?

      Michael

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    I’m going to take the oppose view to some of my fellow posters who believe this will not bring down BO and his minions. One there is an election next year (yes there will be one). If half the crap I’m hearing is true the Democrats are in for a blood bath the Republicans will take control of both houses. They may not take control of the White House the Republicans will screw that up not that that it will make a difference. Fast and Furious will be a ready-made scandal on the stove since 2010 to beat BO over the head with.
    With the change the ATF agents who supervised this atrocity will run not walk to the Special Prosecutors office. Meanwhile the MSN fades more and more into irrelevance. This will take time to get traction the MSN will spin this, but the story is fairly simple so the sheeple will be able to get their minds around it.

  • http://moneycrisisgameplan.com Money Crisis Game Plan

    Obummer said “I did not authorize [Fast and Furious]. Eric Holder, the attorney general, did not authorize it. There may be a situation here in which a serious mistake was made. If that’s the case, then we’ll find — find out and we’ll hold somebody accountable.”

    That was in March, so apparently they didn’t find ‘somebody’ :-P

    Texas is directly affected by this, so Rick Perry SHOULD be leading the charge against Obummer.

    • Highspeedloafer

      Why? If he opens his mouth, he will stick his foot in it before he says anything worthwhile.

  • http://www.planorperish.com Gutter Economist

    Based on everything else associated with Obama, people will probably say that it does not matter.

    http://www.planorperish.com/?p=1530

  • horsedude

    I cannot believe how stupid Obama, DOJ, and ATF are – they all give a new meaning to ************* idiots.

  • MountainHome

    Obama insulted myself and millions of rural Americans by mocking us as “guns and religion”. Now, I wonder who the biggest threat is to America. They tell everyone it’s people with guns, but it appears that the biggest threat is our own government. Great article. Thanks.

  • WOP2

    Nice article, but like most boneheaded journalists trying to get a “scoop”, you’ve ignored what laws were broken. Here’s your chance to get in front of the pack of talking heads and conspiracy nutballs. The specific LAW that was broken is the Arms Export Control Act of 1976. The specific REGULATIONS that were violated are the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, commonly referred to as the ITAR. Its all codified at 22CFR120-130. May I suggest that one, since you’re in the same hole with the other nitwits, you drop the shovel. Do some reading, and you’ll find that small arms are SME, significant military equipment, that they require a DSP-5 export license, and the crimes committed certainly fall under the ITAR. Prison time, incredible fines, and most certainly impeachment of elected officials are all appropriate. With a bit more digging, you’ll see that the DOJ is a red herring. ITAR is administered by the State Department, not Justice. Hillary should be sent to a Gulag, as this happened on her watch.

    Get smart, people. Right now everyone is selling the sizzle. What you and I deserve is the steak. While your article has lots of sizzle, there’s no steak. Perhaps if you tell the American people that a 35 year old law, designed to protect America’s interests, was violated, you might turn some heads. Absent that, this is just another “Gunrunner, gunrunner, off with their heads.”

  • http://www.thedailycrux.com/content/8840/Obama/rss MN. Mark

    Jay Mabe, excellent point! I’m thinking that as it was such a horrific idea on it’s own, coupled with the fact they then let the weapons cross the border, Holder must have thought ATF involvement would all be kept on the Q. Then later they could make some arrests domestically, show where the guns came from, leave out the fact that shops where forced to sell to questionable buyers and add fuel to their anti gun arguments. The arrests make the DOJ and ATF look like heroes, and the guns in the hands of the cartels the finishing touch in their argument to ban the sell of arms here. These fools need to go to prison.

  • skeeter il

    OK US citizens. Now you know how “collateral damage” feels in other countries. I’m just sayin…

  • JC

    Bush was doing something very similar, but this gets no mention anywhere. They’re all corrupt.

    AP sources: Bush-era probe involved guns ‘walking’
    http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/ap-sources-bush-era-1194310.html

    • InArizona

      JC it HAS been mentioned ‘elsewhere’.. the MSN (AP) was spinning this angle, BUT remember it wasn’t the undercover sting operation that makes this a problem it is these simple differences:

      1: BP Agent Brian Terry, ICE Agent Jamie Zepata, & 200 unnamed Mexicans survived the Bush presidency.

      2: Bush did not allow the guns to “walk” across the border, an intradiction team intercepted the guns and arrested the trafficers.

      3: Under Bush no one lied in congressional testimony to cover their ass(at least not in reference to “Wide Receiver”)

      Look, we all have issues with Bush and his presidency, but throwing the whole “Bush did it” meme out there to excuse or provide cover for this administration is getting old what are we children?

      Let’s have an honest discussion and not be intellectually dishonest in the process, we need to stick with an apples to apples comparison, and stop blaming Booooshh. Obama is a big boy and he should be held accountable for HIS actions.

    • dave

      JC

      It hasnt gotten much attention but it looks like investigators have or are in the process of nailing several perpetrators that took part in the scandal. Lets hope they all are brought to justice

  • http://www.manews.org/warning1210.html Ron

    Larry Pratt, of Gun Owners of America said that the Gunrunner scheme was really part of the administration’s agenda to end heartland Americans right to own an effective self-defense firearm. (“You can watch Pratt explain here.)

    Obama’s track record on firearms is documented here.

    Obama exposed here.

    Don’t doubt that .gov is planning the disarmament of White America. Just as the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments) of 1965 were designed to get rid of you, they want you also to be disarmed and HELPLESS for their End Game.
    If you would like to know what that is like read up on the Bolsheviks. Read about the CHEKA, about what happened during the Ukrainian famine in which millions died horrible deaths of starvation and disease, read about it, then be determined to not let it happen here.

  • Disgusted

    The obvious question is: Why? What could possibly have been their motive? Here’s a suggestion: To create such mayhem and chaos in Northern Mexico that it would justify an invasion and occupation of the northern tier of Mexico by the US Army.

    Behold: Afghanistan comes to our borders, the defense contractors get to scoop up a few trillions more of our taxes, and the National Security State gets to put the squeeze tighter on the US public. It might even give them an excuse to take our guns away on this side of the border, since they just cannot tell a law-abiding citizen from an illegal Mexican drug-runner.

    (Don’t laugh – they molest 95-year-old grandmas in wheelchairs and 5-year-old kids in the airport because they might be Al Qaeda terrists. You think these mouth-breathing jackasses could possibly figure out a redheaded farmer in Texas is not a Chicano descendant of the Maya? Impossible… Take his guns away!)

  • a patriot

    Is anyone really surprised by this? Obama will never come down for this….they are always immune from being held accountable, just like their predecessors!

    Chip Tatum was a spy, drug runner and admitted killer for the United States government under George Bush Sr. …..and told in detail about what he was made to do by Bush and Olive North….drug running and murder…..and NO ONE did anything about it. Chip was found tortured and murdered on a beach in Panama…watch his interview….it’s beyond amazing that the powerful elite NEVER have to account for their crimes:

    Here’s an overview of what Chip knew in an interview called Presidential Secrets:

    http://www.ask.com/videos/watch-video/former-cia-black-ops-member-confesses-nwo-plan/jbRe0aIXVHy6M_O-XJ2AGw?o=ushpd&l=dis&ver=11&domain=ask.com

    and here is the entire interview which should be seen by everyone:

    http://www.ask.com/videos/watch-video/presidential-secrets-former-cia-operative-chip-tatum-speaks/WTXtjA3KYaVtdIxhf8YfRA?o=ushpd&l=dis&ver=11&domain=ask.com

    Still not convince about how sick these people really are?

    Pedofiles in our highest ranks NEVER brought to justice:

    Conspiracy of Silence: The Franklin Coverup a Censored Documentary

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3IsCPOADc4

  • http://google jet52

    These agents need to leave their posts! It would be a sacrifice, of course, to quit your job, but this is a war.

  • max vogel

    our country sells weapons to enemies and friends.. its been that way for years.. they probabbly wanted a shift of cartel dominance and saw to it that someone less apt at beating them gained more power

  • Legion
  • Kevin Beck

    The best things that could happen at this time are:

    1. Holder is forced to resign, stand trial, get convicted and be shipped off to prison;
    2. Obama is damaged goods next election season;
    3. The next President dismantles the BATFE;
    4. The Department of Injustice is sent back for remedial education;
    5. All regulations ever created by BATFE are eradicated.

  • http://butterflystorms.blog.ca Ron

    The reason they are beginning to protect poppies in Afghanistan is because the world needs the opiates to make drugs such as morphine and Codine etc. Apparently the word was running out of these drugs and the UK began growing their own heroine poppies.

  • Mike

    I bet you this, if they look at the connection between the black panthers, the nation of islam, and those drug cartels illegal drug operations, I bet you find out that they are one in the same. This is just another way to support the distruction of this contry, and to put money in the hands of those who obama assoicates with.

  • leigh ann martin

    Watch Obama get promoted by the elites who run everything behind the scenes, to be the puppet for the UN. That’s the only place he’s going…up.

  • http://Newsmax Douglas nelson

    EVERYONE needs to Know that the Masons are in charge with an AGENDA –since the CREATION of our Nation= Under SATAN(U.S.) look upo “33lvel Masons who were presidents” ALL OF THEM and the arent misguided they are guided and youll get the picture : the next chosen by them for the sheeple is RON PAUL… research some conspiracies –Illuminati, Bildebergs, FREEMASONRY — they even have software to RIGG any election.. so VOTE for who they dont want – make waves open floodgates send VIDEOS viral — fight for your Nation is getting destroyed — first fiancially and then like Father Bush the UN will run us.. Prescott bush fianced HITLEr his father finaced death of Jews next are the Christians and the mark of the BEAST — wake up SHEEPLE — Socialism then communism — but first they have us in WWIII–censorship is almost completely here the Nephilim — Underground Bases and Nibiru… they have you right where they want you but have just a few weeks before the ECONOMIC PLANNED DESTRUCTION — perhaps it is already here — I see the Double top of the DOW– the greed of Corporate Obama Presidency — the war Machine for $$ for the ELITES.. the destruction of the Middle class– the giving away of our Jobs– we need to think More is going as planned then you think — NEXT is the ANTICHRIST– Prince Charlse or OBAMA — the division of israel the Muslim destruction of Christan Nations.. west.. Religios freedom goes for SATAN TOO.. take away guns and they cant fight back as much.. FEMA death camps ready to house 2 Milllion people-the New Concentration camps after all every Nation since Rome was destroyed by debt and now theyy want to limit how much Gold you can by Over the COUNTER — pen Eyes go Viral turn of the tv propanganda and Unite as ONE –ASSEMBLE or the Communists have won without firing a shot– TRUMAN

  • riverside_ca

    we the people want answers. rep and dem your days of *********** the american people will soon be over. then you can tell your lies to your cellmate.

  • http://Newsmax Douglas nelson

    Prince Charles is the ANTICHRIS — YOUTUBE ” HARD EVIDENCE PRince Charles is the ANTICHRIST”” make it go Viral because the END is near WE ARE LOOKING RIGHT NOW at the CLIFF — Obama is Kenyan born bithcertificate was layered and doesnt even have the Hawiian seal– falsified– hushed away — Barry Soretoro was his name as a boy Chosen by Kissinger, the Pope is the False Prophet– the Catolic Church SERVES SATAN obama serve s SATAN — MUSLIM leading a Christian Nation over the Cliff– genetic clone of egyptian AKETnatuhan? mis?spelled non human alien Nephilim family tree along with his wife and kids.. look like Nephritits kide exactly — oh and Osama wasnt killed the seal team that went in were just murdered — One New world order one cuurrency one RULER -one GOVERNMENT — the UN started by Bush Senior(skulls and bones club) — the Bohemian grove where they sacrafice children.. ASSEMBLE take action email your reps congress.. send info VIRAL to all you know email open your eyes and do something this is the last Nation ten yards lsft.. represnting FREEDOM a Constittion they keep destroying..OBAMA is his own GOD and wants to be worshipped after he divides YISRAEL– before1948 LORD YOHOSHUA have mercy on them for they Know not what they do.. but they do NOW!!!!!

  • http://Newsmax Douglas nelson

    Censorship even here

  • http://Newsmax Douglas Nelson

    what i wrote is all true you people do some research and you will know why censorship causes this kind of thing to happen clean it up for the miss- spelled words or you just like the other 5 media groups are part of My nations current problems really look inward on what you represnt the truth or untruth.. you will chooose

  • http://Newsmax Douglas Nelson

    the END of AMERICA starts with control mind control of a nation or the removal of reedom of expression .. perhaps you dont agree but research each and you will be knowlegeable of the truths here — all knees will bow to Yohoshua– you know him in the pagan greek name(JESUS) not orinal jewish name yohoshua the dismantling of the Nation of YISRAEL soi happening today..

  • http://Newsmax Douglas Nelson

    So look up the Hearld coat of ARMS chosen by Prince Charles– look up the Videoon youtube “HARD EVIDENCE!!! Prince Charlse is the ANTICHRIST” and go to your quiet place and pray for the ability to discern the truth.. ALLAH in original Hebrew Math == 666 as well as Prince Charles name ==666 the RFID chip is here for you too.. or perhaps the barcode which is 666

  • http://Newsmax Douglas Nelson

    My yohoshua awaits knocking at the door even for you because he is the SON of All Mighty GOD… knocking waiting for he is the truth, the way and the life..all who ask for his LOVE LOVE LOVE will be SAVED –or the pit cast into hell with the DEMONIA ( DEMONS) Nephilim.. who have been ruuning planet EARTH since they were cast down from Heaven… E den sons of ADAM.. ONE GOD monothestic.. DIVINE.. SAVIOR in a SON.. REDEEMER. the Antichrist is known but perhpas to not enough — you will stop it make your choice.. serve satan disinformation ot the truth.. your souls will be JUDGED at the GREAT white throne Judgement for the censorship you decide here– just like all the removal fo praying to jesus in schools.. Evoluton is ron pauls webpage logo — the opposite of creation — he is the next Mason chosen by them…

  • txbluebonnet

    If some investigator had the balls to get in there and really dig, I just bet he’d find that all the top officials, from the Prez on down are on the take for drug money from the cartels in Central and South America and Mexico! And that includes past Prezs like Clinton and maybe even Bush! Think about it! Why else would the Prez refuse to enforce our borders and the illegal immigrant problems!?! Think real hard about this!

  • Jason X

    If this happened under a Republican president the media would be all over it and it would be front page news for months. Fox is the only one even remotely reporting anything about this.

  • Blue Blood

    Perhaps the tracking isn’t via usual visual intelligence procedures, and the Mexican government and military approved this method with high risks. Risk a lot to solve a lot.

    Right now the pathways, traffickers, cartel storage areas, and the myriad of cartel distribution route are being documented. If the blown up media hype over an incomplete, and yes dangerous investigation, hasn’t blown the operation’s conclusion (thanks right-wing-racist-witch-hunting-conspiracy-theorists), then perhaps Mexico and the US DEA, BP/ICE, and Special Forces can work with Mexico’s partner agencies to finally crush the organizations behind the cartels instead of trying to stem the tidal sized flow of drugs and aliens across the massive border.

    Not every gun has to be watched to be useful in the investigation. Where it ends up tells a lot about the criminal use of the weapons, where it was, how it was transported and who exchanged it. Now that is intel that is not obtainable in any other way.

    If I had intel like that, I wouldn’t want it released to the media until it had served its purpose either. And no, not every swinging jack on the job needs to know the whole operation.

  • http://spacegaspschannelyoutube Tom Eaves

    Where`s the “News Media”?….Oh…they`re covering it up…because they`re weasels.

  • antiglobalist

    Where is the outrage???????????? This is nothing more than an CHICAGO style crimnal enterprize. Its RICO law 101……………………..

  • Jacquelyn

    It’s funny how soon we forget about the Alli North (Regan) administration scandal guns for drugs and how this country went to hell in a hand basket during the Bush administration. Stop blaming black people for the bs someone else did. It’s not Obama stop lying on him

  • http://AmericanDream Michael

    Is it possible that Fast & Furious was a bungled attempt to overthrow the Mexican government by supplying guns to Terrorists ( Drug Cartels are now considered to be Terrorist organizations.) Wow imagine that. If not to overthrow the Government then to help destabilize it.Somethig to think about.

    fast and

  • John Hendricks

    When was the last time a scandal brought down an administration? Watergate in 1973? I’ll believe it when I see it.

    Clinton would release new scandals to distract the public from the old scandals. They are dancing with scandals. Nothing will happen, and the public will neither know or care.

  • Roxy

    Why would the ATF take matters in their own hands set up operation Fast And Furious and let our guns go into Mexico?? How could Obama not know that this is going on?? If he didn’t he does now and is doing nothing about it!!!! SECURE OUR BOARDERS!!!!! We are giving guns to drug cartel,and these are the people ploting to assasinate the ambassader. Definately a higher power callin the shots here!! There’s alot more we don’t know and the government will keep it that way.

  • Roxy

    Polititions want us to believe everything they say! Well it’s kind of hard when it’s constantly he said she said lies. It’s hard to tell who are the honest and trustable ones!!! They wonder why were so angry!! Grow up White House, Take blame and quit putting it on everyone else!!!!!!

  • TGC

    Americans are easily “misinformed” and it has become the mechanism of some very wealthy people to drive their interest down our throats. We (Americans) can be pitted against each other so easily and thus creating confusion. Confusion is used to keep us from banning together to use the one thing these wealthy manipulators can not control (yet, it’s coming)and that is our VOTE. We CAN control this if we could be together on one issue, FREEDOM. Less government is the key to FREEDOM. As long as there is Big Government we will have less and less FREEDOM.

  • Robert Maxwell

    The 5o Caliber rifle could have been used to shoot down the Drug Enforcements Chief’s Helicopter in Mexico.

  • http://www.bearsmaster.com/ Bears Jersey

    EVERYONE needs to Know that the Masons are in charge with an AGENDA –since the CREATION of our Nation= Under SATAN(U.S.) look upo “33lvel Masons who were presidents” ALL OF THEM and the arent misguided they are guided and youll get the picture : the next chosen by them for the sheeple is RON PAUL… research some conspiracies –Illuminati,

  • Dr. B. Helthi

    The debauchery of Fast and Furious puts into better perspective the murder of John M. Roll, Arizona’s chief federal trial judge, Saturday, January 08, 2011, at a shopping mall in Tucson, Arizona. Judge Roll had declared a section of the “Brady Bill” to be unconstitutional. The section declared by Judge Roll to be unconstitutional would have had a major role in voiding 2nd amendment rights. Judge Roll was appointed by George H.W. Bush Sr. in 1991. When reviewing the many mysterious murders of persons either appointed by or associated with George H. W. Bush Sr., the murder of Judge Roll appears to have been more than an accidental shooting. Much more than one element of a spontaneous acting-out event by a lone, crazed man with a special pistol, who had the hots for Congresswoman Gabriele Giffords. Perhaps, one more of the sophisticated assassinations for which the C.I.A. is infamous, world-wide? Just one more “lone gunman” fairy tale. Former C.I.A. assassin, “Chip” Tatum quit the CIA, when Bush assigned him to assassinate a candidate for the U. S. Presidency. http://www.whale.to/b/tatum.pdf

  • Wanda

    I just pray that everyone will ask the Lord to save this country that I love so much from all the corrupt and evil political people in Washington, especially that man some call a president. He is not my president, I am so ashamed of him and that no class wife of his. I can’t imagine any American voting for someone like him. Just his name should have told everyone what he is.

  • J. Poindexter

    After reading the reponses it’s easy to see that our educational system is in very bad shape.
    Regarding the scandalous “Fast and Furious” operation, I pray that it’s exposure is not allowed to die down and subsequent prosecutions be enacted!

  • http://iratetirelessminority.blogspot.com Call Me Mom

    All you have to do is look at the video where Operation gunrunner was introduced. In a C-span video on March 24, 2009, David Ogden says that it was approved by Eric holder and mr. obama.

    His exact words are:

    “The president has directed us to take action to fight these cartels and attorney general Holder and I are taking several new and aggressive steps as part of the administration’s comprehensive plan. Those steps include the following: DOJ’s drug enforcement administration, which already has the largest US drug enforcement presence in Mexico, with 11 offices in that country, is placing 16 new DEA positions in southwest border field posi-ah field operations. Specifically to target Mexican trafficking,ah, and associated violence. The DEA is also deploying four new mobile enforcement teams, ah, to specifically target Mexican methamphetamine trafficking, ah, both along the border and in US cities impacted by the cartels. DOJ’s bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives is increasing it’s efforts by adding 37 new employees in three new offices, using 10 million dollars in recovery act funds, and redeploying 100 personnel to the southwest border in the next 45 days to fortify it’s project gunrunner, which is aimed at disrupting arms trafficking between the United States and Mexico. HEF is doubling it’s presence in Mexico, um, aah, itself, from 5 to 9 personnel working with the Mexicans specifically to facilitate gun tracing, ah, activity, which targets, ah, the illegal weapons, ah, and their sources in the United States.”

    This implies that:this was done at the direction of the president-which no one is even implying at this point(Much to my surprise. What happened to “The buck stops here”?); that attorney general Holder had an integral part in the creation, planning and implementation of this plan from it’s inception-which he is currently denying; that they are working with the government of Mexico-which Mexico denies was the case; that Mexico was going to start providing serial numbers of the firearms they confiscated from criminals fro the US to trace-which hadn’t been the case; and that the sources of the weapons coming from the United states would be someone other than the United States government-which has not proved to be the case. At least not from what I’ve read. All in all, an appalling and shameful incident in American history.

  • givereasons

    The best course of action would be to turn off the TV and stop buying newspapers. This would stop the money-flow, for advertisements, to the media outlets from corporate America. Additional benefit would be that the American psyche would then also have a chance to recover from the non-stop mind-pollution perpetrated on the public.
    The President and political leaders would lose their outlet for lying to the public. We could all report our observations of the real world to each other via social media and forums such as this one.
    I have already done this! Any takers?

  • AKI

    Bush Started FAST AND FURIOUS. OF COURSE EVERYONE ONCE TO BLAME OBAMA IF THE FAST AND FURIOUS SCREWED UP AND IT DID.

  • Nightowl872

    I would bet that not only does Eric Holder know about “Fast and Furious” but that he ORDERED the Program be instigated. Also I would bet that Obama gave Holder the idea. A mutual decision, probably!!