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.
The Obama Administration has abruptly sealed court records containing alarming details of how Mexican drug smugglers murdered a U.S. Border patrol agent with a gun connected to a failed federal experiment that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico.
A reasonable person would probably say that involvement in acts that resulted in murder constitutes a high crime. It would certainly become one if the perpetrators went on to lie and cover up their involvement in that act. It has become quite clear that Attorney General Eric Holder, perhaps Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and highly likely, their boss, Usurper Barack Hussein Obama-Soetoro, were involved in just such a crime and cover-up with Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious.
Even at the current level of cursory investigation – a congressional committee, rather than a special prosecutor – there appears to be undisputed evidence that this was a politically motivated plan designed to create the false impression that massive gun trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico was taking place, so Democrats could demand and impose draconian new gun control laws. They allowed thousands of guns to be illegally transported across our open border into Mexico by known members of Mexican drug cartels. Some of these weapons were used to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, ICE Agent Jaime Zapata, and wound ICE Agent Victor Avila. In addition, the weapons were used to murder dozens of Mexican citizens.
Fast & Furious is literally a killer of a scandal, drenched in the blood of victims of a federal government operation. Despite the best efforts of the Obama team to obfuscate, the truth is emerging, so that the media and even some Democrats are focusing on a full unearthing of the facts.
Tuesday, October 18 proved to be an important day in the slow march towards justice for the families of murdered federal agents Brian Terry and Jaimie Zapata, and the hundreds of Mexicans dead from Fast & Furious firearms.