According to a Justice Department watchdog group, it appears that the “Operation Fast and Furious” fiasco might have a part 2. The group says that Federal agents and prosecutors made a ridiculous amount of errors while investigating a U.S. citizen who was smuggling military surplus grenade components into Mexico for conversion into real grenades that cartel’s could use. (H/T FoxNews)
The highly critical report stated that the ATF “did not adequately consider the risk to public safety in the United States and Mexico created by the subjects’ illegal activities.”
We are still waiting for documents in the case because Holder has refused to turn them over and Obama has claimed executive privilege (which he can only claim for White House involvement).
Brian Terry’s family is still waiting for answers.
Over the weekend several big stories regarding the Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal developed. For the sake of brevity, I’ll make several posts with each of the stories. First, on Friday evening the lawsuit filed by the family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was dismissed.
The family had argued “ATF’s (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) failures were not only negligent, but in violation of ATF’s own policies and procedures,” which led to their son’s death from a weapon obtained from Fast and Furious.
Last Saturday was the birthday of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who died in the forlorn landscape in Rio Rico, AZ, a sacrificial lamb to this administration’s loss of honor. Not surprisingly, there was no notice of the significance of the day in the media.
People Magazine has an angelic-looking Trayvon Martin on its cover this week with the headline “An American Tragedy.” I agree. Whenever a mother loses a child, it’s a tragedy.
So I searched People‘s archives for cover photos of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE agent Jaime Zapata. Both died in service of their country, both killings involved questionable circumstances, and both Mrs. Zapata and Mrs. Terry are still waiting for answers a year later.
February 2nd is fast approaching for Attorney General Eric Holder, who is set to appear before the House Oversight Committee for questioning on Fast and Furious. This will put him in the hot seat in front of Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and other congressional members like Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who have been steady on Holder’s trail since details of Fast and Furious became public.