June 13, 2011

Operation Fast And Furious - Agent Brian Terry

I am continuing the series on the death of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and the role that the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms played in his murder last year. In a nutshell, BP Agent Terry was killed in a shootout in the Arizona/Mexico border by armed illegal aliens. At least two of the weapons used to murder Agent Terry and to fire on other Agents were obtained from legitimate Arizona arms dealers who were explicitly instructed by ATF agents to sell weapons to people that the dealers did not trust and who would have refused their business but for the insistence of the local ATF supervisors.

In this latest development, the House is slowly working toward holding the US Department of Justice in contempt for withholding documents related to "Operation Fast and Furious," the ill-fated ATF operation that supplied thousands of firearms to narco-terrorists and ultimately killed Agent Terry.

Since Watergate, Congress has held just 12 senior U.S. government officials in contempt for failure to produce subpoenaed documents. On Monday, that process begins again.

A hearing in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is laying the groundwork to compel U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to turn over documents related to "Operation Fast and Furious," a secret Obama administration program that put thousands of guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

Fast and Furious aimed to track gun sales to Mexico, allegedly, say critics of the program, to build up evidence to publicly blame cartel violence on U.S. gun store owners and lax American gun laws.

In the past two months, the Department of Justice, on behalf of ATF, has ignored subpoenas and seven letters demanding details of the program. It has refused to provide a single document to the oversight committee, according to chairman Darrell Issa.

"Now the question is will DOJ give us the documents or will law enforcement officials, little by little, as whistleblowers give us what we want to show this problem goes to the highest levels," said Issa, R-Calif. "What we would like to do is get the truth out quickly, that it's the judgment of the people involved that Congress needs to question."

Right now it's Ignore and Delay for Holder and the Justice Department. Let the subpeonas come fast and furious until the information documenting bureaucratic incompetency and recklessness is released.

I hold Eric Holder personally responsible for this

Arrogant prick. A few years in solitary will cure that.


T. F. Stern said...

You stole my line, "Arrogant prick."

R.B.Côvo said...
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sig94 said...

T.F.S. - I will gladly give you the credit.

Hey everyone! T.F.S.says Holder is a prick!

sig94 said...

Portuguese spam - be gone!

Kid said...

Holder is a Racist Imbecile Extraordinaire. Mind Boggling the level of either evil or stupidity in that bag of useless flesh.

Won't even admit that Hasan, screaming Kaluha Snackbar while running around Ft Hood shooting soldiers - may have been motivated by "radical Islam". Even asking the Congressman or Senator .. "Radical ...?" Like the f*ng term was as fresh as a newborn squirrel in a F*ng pine tree.

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sig94 said...

Kid - There are at least seven different kinds of stupid sonsabitches. Holder is four of them.

Anonymous said...

Lock him in a cell with Bubba for a few years.

sig94 said...

FuzzyD - how about a whole buncha years? What these men have wrought desires even more than prison.

j summ said...

don't forget, another gun from fast and furious/gun runner was used to kill JAIME ZAPATA and wound his partner, who were ICE agents on 2/15/2011 in mexico. it was after that incident that obama said we will not arm our agents, even in a war zone like mexico.