Obama Administration “Fast and Furious” Gun Running Operation Falling Apart As New Evidence Shows White House Knowledge

September 15, 2011

The disastrous Obama Administration operation “Fast and Furious”, which deliberately put guns in the hands of the Mexican cartel, exploded this week with new revelations of a cover-up, and emails which tie the scandal directly to the White House for the first time.

“Fast and Furious” was an attempt to intercept gun-trafficking that sent 2,000 guns to cartel operatives via straw buyers. Critics believe that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder saw the program as an opportunity to embarrass U.S.-based gun dealers, and help galvanize support for increased gun-control measures, while controlling where and how the guns would be “walked” across the border.

But the operation went horribly wrong as the guns went unaccounted for, leading to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry last December in Arizona, and the deaths of untold others inside Mexico – all using guns provided by the ATF.  Holder denied knowledge of the operation at a U.S. House hearing on May 3rd, but subsequent revelations clearly show both Holder and the White House had been informed about this program as it ran off the rails.

Rep. Alan West has called for Holder to resign or be fired as a result.

Now it has been revealed that after the death of Agent Terry, Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley and  then-U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke colluded to cover-up the fact that Terry was killed using one of the guns from ‘Fast and Furious’.  Evidence shows that Hurley – who knew “almost immediately” that the guns could be traced to the program, contacted Burke, and they agreed to cover it up:

In an internal email the day after the murder, Hurley, and then-U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, decided not to disclose the connection, saying ” … this way we do not divulge our current case (Fast and Furious) or the Border Patrol shooting case.”

As Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said “The level of involvement of the United States Attorney’s Office … in the genesis and implementation of this case is striking.” Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) are investigating the scandal, and AG Holder’s knowledge and role in its implementation.

Grassley’s office on Thursday also revealed that 21 more Fast and Furious guns have been found at violent crime scenes in Mexico. That is up from 11 the agency admitted just last month, and Grassley said he can only imagine the carnage that will be shown to have been made possible by the thousands of guns put into the hands of criminals by the Obama Administration.

Grassley and Issa also Thursday asked Justice for “interviews, emails, memos and even hand-written notes from members of the U.S. attorney’s office” involved with ‘Fast and Furious’. Thus far, Holder’s arrogant department has stonewalled, deceived and provided censored testimony, when it even responds.

And now, for the first time, evidence that the White House – which had denied knowledge of the operation – did in fact know about the scandal. At least three national security officials in the White House were briefed to some extent on the operation:

The supervisor of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation in Phoenix specifically mentioned Fast and Furious in at least one email to a White House national security official, and two other White House colleagues were briefed on reports from the supervisor, according to White House emails and a senior administration official.

The White House denies that they were informed of the operation’s “covert investigative tactics”, which sounds an awful lot like parsing to avoid legal jeopardy.

Where is the national media on this? During the Watergate scandal, the nation came to a screeching halt while the media expended unlimited resources exposing the debacle – no detail was too small to be exposed.

With “Fast and Furious”? Crickets. Sure, they’ll mention new details when leaked to them, or notable testimony from a House hearing. But unlike Watergate, the national media will not put dedicated reporters on the trail to dig up the whole story. Even when the Attorney General is caught in a lie – under oath. Even White House is now proven to have been in the loop all along – despite their denials.

And no one was killed from Watergate.

Hey media: do your damn job.

By John Hill, Stand With Arizona

From:  http://standwitharizona.com/blog/2011/09/02/fast-and-furious-explodes-terry-cover-up-white-house-emails-revealed/

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Obama-messiah: Americans must give up gun rights to stop flow of guns to Mexico

February 26, 2009

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Obama-messiah now says we must give up more of our 2nd Amendment rights by banning “assault weapons” (i.e., rifles that could be used to protect ourselves from rioters and criminals) in order to help “reduce the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico.”

 

The Stuttering Messiah as told a lot of lies, but this is one of his biggest whoppers.  Those scum-of-the-earth drug dealers south of the border in Mexico don’t care whether they get their weapons from the U.S., or Russia, China, Israel, or any of the other 98 countries that mass-manufacture and sells weapons. 

 

The entire idea that we have to give up our Constitutional rights in order to help stop drug dealers in Mexico from getting guns is ludicrous at face value.  They will get guns no matter what. 

 

In short, now that violence from heavily armed Mexican drug gangs is spilling over across the U.S. southern border, our own government wants to disarm us so we can’t protect ourselves.

 

When the so-called “assault weapons” ban expired under Bush in 2004, Democrats were quick to predict a rash of violent new crimes sweeping America. 

 

The bleeding heart liberals painted pictures of evil “assault weapons” owners firing wildly into the streets, killing and maiming hundreds or even thousands every year.  Of course, no such carnage emerged.   Indeed, we have now had five years with no assault weapons ban, and violent crime committed with assault weapons actually dropped.

 

So the Obama-messiah administration now has to lie through their teeth again in order to get the ban reinstated. 

 

Obama-messiah promised during the elections that “I am not out to take your guns.”  The dirty bastard lied through his teeth. 

 

Two things to do:

 

1.)  Call your representatives and let them know you are against the reinstitution of the assault weapons ban proposed by Attorney General Eric Holder.

 

2.) Join a good 2nd amendments rights organization like the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, or others, today.

 

– Spencer

 

Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=6960824&page=1

 

Previous Ban Expired in 2004 During the Bush Administration

 

By JASON RYAN

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2009 

 

The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.

 

Wednesday Attorney General Eric Holder said that the Obama administration will seek to reinstitute the assault weapons ban which expired in 2004 during the Bush administration.

 

“As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,” Holder told reporters.

 

Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.

 

“I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.” Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.

 

Mexican government officials have complained that the availability of sophisticated guns from the United States have emboldened drug traffickers to fight over access routes into the U.S.

 

A State Department travel warning issued Feb. 20, 2009, reflected government concerns about the violence.

 

“Some recent Mexican army and police confrontations with drug cartels have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades,” the warning said. “Large firefights have taken place in many towns and cities across Mexico, but most recently in northern Mexico, including Tijuana, Chihuahua City and Ciudad Juarez.”

 

At the news conference today, Holder described his discussions with his Mexican counterpart about the recent spike in violence.

 

“I met yesterday with Attorney General Medina Mora of Mexico, and we discussed the unprecedented levels of violence his country is facing because of their enforcement efforts,” he said.

 

Holder declined to offer any time frame for the reimplementation of the assault weapons ban, however.

 

“It’s something, as I said, that the president talked about during the campaign,” he said. “There are obviously a number of things that are — that have been taking up a substantial amount of his time, and so, I’m not sure exactly what the sequencing will be.”