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Obama Adminstration still dodging responsibility for 300+ dead in Operation Fast and Furious. Media still refuses to ask the hard questions that would see Admin officials indicted for felonies

Written By: Bob - Mar• 01•12

In a February 6 post at Pajamas Media I asked three questions about Operation Fast and Furious.

The leftist media politically allied with the President still refuses to ask these same obvious questions or demand accountability for the most deadly political scandal in the history of the United States.

I openly challenge the New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Associated Press, Reuters, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN, and online outlets Politico, Huffington Post, Slate, Salon, and Daily Beast to seek out the answers to those questions.

  1. Who conceived this radical departure from normal law enforcement practices? Who conceived an operation that depended upon the deaths of hundreds or thousands of Mexican nationals for its success?
  2. Which Department of Justice officials saw that Operation Fast and Furious was dependent on hundreds or thousands of firearms being given to the cartels and recovered at the scenes of crimes, knew that the crimes in question were likely to be murders of Mexican nationals or U.S. citizens along the Mexican border where the cartels operate, and approved the operation anyway?
  3. Knowing that Operation Fast and Furious could be the political and criminal albatross that drives away moderates and Latino voters and destroys his chances of winning a second term, why does President Obama refuse to appoint a special prosecutor or, at the very least, call for Eric Holder and his direct reports to resign?

These are the most basic questions one can ask about a gun-walking plot that has resulted in the deaths of 300+ Mexican men, women, and children, and the murder of two U.S. federal law enforcement officers.

Who came up with a plot that was dependent on drug cartels taking lives?

Which Obama Administration officials signed off on this plot?

Why does President Obama refuse to summarily fire Eric Holder for this plot, and appoint a special prosecutor to determine if criminal charges should be filed against the officials responsible?

I extend to the leftist blogosphere the same challenge. Call for answers to these same simple questions, unless you  arequite comfortable covering for a rogue government that appears willing to facilitate murder.

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One Comment

  1. Prosecutor Needed says:

    The answer is: They are quite comfortable covering for a rogue government that appears willing to facilitate murder.

    Clearly, most of the media outlets you have challenged are firmly in agreement with the Marxist maxim that the end justifies the means. The means used was in an attempt to further propaganda in support of disarming American citizens. The leftist media obviously views the collateral deaths as quite acceptable in view of the results being sought.

    An appeal to conscience is wasted when there is no conscience.