Operation Fast and Furious was an Obama Administration plot to provide a reason for the radical left to attempt a resurrection of the failed “assault weapon” ban provision in the 1994 Crime bill that sunset in 2004. They relied on the ATF forcing gun dealers to provide thousands of weapons to straw purchasers ordered by FBI criminal informants. The FBI’s criminal informants, acting as arms providers for the Sinaloa drug cartel, dispersed the weapons to the narco-terrorist organization’s enforcers.
The plot hinged on the fact that narco-terrorists typically ditch weapons used in murders at or near the crime scene, so that ballistics cannot tie them to the murder weapon later. The Obama Administration was relying on Mexican authorities to recover weapons used to murder Mexican civilians, and then submit the serial number of the recovered weapon to the ATF for tracing.
The appearance of the American weapon at the scene of a Mexican cartel murder could then be blamed on American gun dealers by President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano, and Secretary of State Clinton, and indeed, that is precisely what they did.
After Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered in Peck Canyon, AZ by an FBI-informant led rip crew and the killers dropped their DOJ-supplied Fast and Furious weapons at the scene, whistle-blowers finally came forward to out the program and a long and tedious government cover-up began, one that continues to this day.
In response to the mechanism used by the Obama Administration to provide murderers with weapons, Congress enacted language to prevent Eric Holder’s Justice Department from simply giving murderers guns and walking away.
President Obama is using his budget to advance an anti-gun agenda just before the election. One particularly sneaky provision buried deep within his submission to Congress Monday would, if enacted, allow the mistakes of the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal to be repeated.
In November, the president signed the Justice Department appropriations bill, which included language from Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, prohibiting federal agencies from facilitating the transfer of an operable firearm to an individual known or suspected to be in a drug cartel, unless they monitor the weapon at all times.
Now Mr. Obama is proposing to remove that provision from the 2013 spending bill, thus making it legal to revive gun-walking operations in the future. The White House justification is merely that the prohibition is “not necessary.”
Mr. Cornyn did not buy this explanation. “I understand the president has ‘complete confidence’ in Attorney General [Eric] Holder to not carry out further gun-walking operations like Fast and Furious, but 99 U.S. senators voted otherwise,” he told The Washington Times on Wednesday, referring to the upper chamber’s unanimous vote in October approving the amendment.
Even Democrats wanted to prevent the Justice Department from scheming to have guns sent over the border to Mexican drug cartels after the botched scheme led to the death of a border agent. Liberal Sen. Barbara Mikulski surprised many with her outspoken support for Mr. Cornyn’s amendment. “Fast and Furious was brought to an end but with terrible problems,” said the Maryland Democrat. “Hundreds of Mexican citizens have died, our own law enforcement people have died, and we have to do something about it.”
Operation Fast and Furious, appropriately named “Murdergate” by Townhall’s Katie Pavlich, is the deadliest plot ever enacted by a Presidential Administration in Americans history, and it was apparently enacted with the express and singular goal of destroying our constitutional rights. No wonder President Obama has attempted to set the stage to use such patently evil tactics again. When you plot treason at this level, you either go big, or end up in the ashheap of history with all the other failed would-be dictators.