Magnify this 200 times, and you’ll begin the grasp the magnitude of Operation Fast and Furious, the worst scandal in American political history.
9Wants to Know spoke with relatives of a Colorado man killed in Mexico who say the government could have played a role in his death.
When suspected cartel members shot and killed Jake Reyes Neal in March, they used AK-47s that were likely smuggled from the United States. His family in Aurora wonders if the U.S. government put those weapons in the hands of the killers.
Tania Nava, 21, remembers being woken up by the sound of gunmen breaking down the door to their home in the Mexican border city of Juarez.
“We’ll never forget what we saw that night,” Nava said. “That’s the last time I saw him.”
Neal told his wife and their son, Anthony, to hide in a bathroom as he confronted the intruders.
“That’s the last thing I heard. And then the shots,” Nava said.
A noble president once noted the obvious responsibility of that office, famously noting, “The buck stops here.”
The ultimate responsibility for Operation Fast and Furious lies with President Barack Obama.