Bob Owens

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The “cartel ringleaders” that were ATF’s excuse for Fast and Furious were FBI informants

Written By: Bob - Feb• 10•12

Why, it’s almost like the entire excuse for the gun-walking plot was something other than law enforcement:

Mexican cartel suspects targeted in the troubled gun-trafficking probe known as Operation Fast and Furious were actually working as FBI informants at the time, according to a congressional memo that describes the case’s mission as a “failure.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has acknowledged that guns were allowed into the hands of Mexican criminals for more than a year in the hope of catching “big fish.”

The memorandum from staffers with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform says the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration were investigating a drug-trafficking organization and had identified cartel associates a year before the ATF even learned who they were. At some point before the ATF’s Fast and Furious investigation progressed — congressional investigators don’t know when — the cartel members became FBI informants.

So Barack Obama’s Department of Justice is asking you to believe, dear reader, that:

  • Despite working out of the same Fusion Center, the DEA, ATF, and FBI, all reporting to the same U.S. Attorney and the DOJ, none of these organizations had any idea what the other organizations they rubbed shoulders with on a daily basis were doing… and despite claims that everyone knew about it.
  • All three agencies, the U.S. Attorney, and the DOJ itself suddenly “forgot” the long-standing deconfliction process to discourage this exact sort of fiasco, and not just once, but from Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 until Brian Terry’s death in December of 2010.
  • It is just complete coincidence that the a rabidly anti-gun President that told an anti-gun activist in a private meeting that he was working on gun control “under the radar” appointed a anti-gun Attorney General, who appointed a gun control architect as the U.S. Attorney over the same ATF office that included radically anti-gun agents that thought gun-walking was a great tactic to politicize border state firearms dealers and shut them down.

That is a lot to ask anyone to swallow, especially when the Administration still refuses to answer even the most basic questions about the operation, such as who came up with it, and who approved it.

Every bit of evidence dripping out of this poorly-conceived cover-up points to one, and only one plausible conclusion.

Barack Obama’s Administration was willing to sacrifice the lives of thousands of Mexican nationals and Mexican-Americans along the border states in an effort to blame gun dealers for crimes the Administration committed, solely in the hopes of using those deaths to bolster their unpopular dream of reinstating the failed Clinton-era assault weapon ban.

News Editor Katie Pavlich of Townhall tagged the emerging scandal on the real reasons behind Operation Fast and Furious as “Murdergate” over a month ago.

The longer this investigation drags on and the more evidence that comes forward, the more apparent it is that murder was a tool the Obama Administration was willing to exploit in what is the deadliest politicial scandal in American political history.

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One Comment

  1. Dell Owens says:

    If Eric Holder is found to be culpable, will the United States let Mexico extradite him? I would think so.