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09-05-2011, 05:25 AM
Obama DOJ Gave Cartel Enough Guns to Arm a Marine Regiment
by Katie Pavlich

“These guns went to ruthless criminals,” Carlos Canino, ATF Acting Attaché to Mexico said in testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday regarding the scandal-plagued Operation Fast and Furious. “It’s alleged that over 2,000 guns were trafficked in this investigation. To put that in context, upon information and belief, the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment has approximately 2,500 rangers. That means that as a result of this investigation, the Sinaloa cartel may have received almost as many guns that are needed to arm the entire regiment. Out of these 2,000 weapons, 34 were .50-caliber sniper rifles. That is approximately the number of sniper riles a Marine infantry regiment takes into battle.”

The Department of Justice proposed a southwest border strategy in October 2009 to combat Mexican cartels, with final plans for the operation now known as Operation Fast and Furious coming in January 2010. The new “strategy” included multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Agency, ICE, the IRS and the FBI. This operation entailed ATF agents watching straw purchasers buy hundreds of high-powered weapons and allowed them to go back or “walk” into Mexico, with a goal of “tracing” them back to cartel leaders. As Americans learned in the second hearing about this operation on June 15, guns were lost, not traced, and now a cover-up has begun.

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Blood On Their Hands: Giving Guns to Criminals Was the Plan All Along

“Allowing loads of weapons that we knew to be destined for criminals, this was the plan. It was so mandated.” –Special Agent John Dodson ATF Phoenix Field Division.

Damning new evidence from Capitol Hill shows that ATF Directors and Justice Department Officials knew about and encouraged the purposeful trafficking of thousands of weapons across the southern border, despite strong objections from ATF agents. Thousands of innocent lives were taken as the result, including those of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jamie Zapata.

New emails released by House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa show that ATF Director Kenneth Melson was briefed weekly about Operation Fast and Furious and watched a live feed of straw purchasers (who serve as middle men, purchasing guns and giving them to cartel members) in Arizona gun shops from his cozy Washington D.C. office. Emails also show that Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations William McMahon was enthusiastic about the operation.

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09-05-2011, 05:44 AM
they will blame it on ONE man. then they will give him a job somewhere else important.

09-05-2011, 06:23 AM
Sickening. Especially after hearing about the raids on americans to confiscate their guns without any charges filed.

09-05-2011, 08:25 AM
Arm the up real good and in a year or two we will claim they are the new Bin Laden, Al CIAda boogey man,

09-05-2011, 08:40 AM
US-Trained Assassin Teams Now Deployed in Drug War
Project Gunrunner explodes: Lies from Arizona

UPDATE WIKILEAKS CABLE: US says Project Gunrunner weapons of most interest are not in the hands of drug cartels -- but in the hands of Mexico's military and Attorney General's Office

A site that tracks such,,, much more there.

The Drug War need to come to an end.

09-05-2011, 08:46 AM
How can anybody be stupid enough to trust these people to defend them?

09-05-2011, 08:59 AM
I would add another thought/fact to the discussion.

The Full Auto weapons being used in the drug war are NOT coming from "Bud's gun Shop" or Bubba's Bait and Tackle".

They are military grade weapons. They are coming from Military sources or Black market Arms dealers.

Operation Fast and Furious was set up to attempt to target gun sales in the US and push for more Gun Control.
The few guns that they allowed to walk across the border is not the cause of the violence nor even a significant issue. But it was to be used to restrict sales Here.