June 20, 2011

Scapegoat Planned For Brian Terry's Death

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
From the NY Post:

There's a war along the Mexican border all right, but it's not necessarily the one you're thinking of. In fact, this one has spread all the way to the halls of Congress.

This week, the Obama administration is expected to fire Kenneth Melson, the acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives -- tossing him under the bus as a symbolic gesture to a congressional committee headed by Rep. Daryl Issa (R-Calif.).

Issa's Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is investigating an insane ATF operation -- a supposed sting that involved the deliberate funneling of thousands of weapons to ultra-violent Mexican drug cartels in 2009-10.

This is the fubar operation that supplied the weapons to Mexican narcotics traffickers who killed Agent Brian Terry. You may be getting sick of hearing about this, but the idiots that ran this fool headed operation need to be singled out and fired or prosecuted... preferably both.

Of course that will never happen under this administration, but keep this in mind. The lying bastards in the government that are screaming about American gun dealers selling guns to Mexican narco-terrorists are the ones who where some of the biggest perpetrators!

Can you imagine ginning up a massive media campaign showing how the Evil Guns of America are responsible for the unbelievable violence across the border and then selling them the weapons to make sure that the violence continues??

The op's name, "Fast and Furious," came from the series of movies about an undercover drag racer working for the FBI -- which gives you some idea of the lack of seriousness behind this cockamamie scam.

The Justice Department, which oversees the ATF, says the idea was to allow the sale of handguns, AK-47s and .50 caliber rifles to so-called "straw purchasers," who'd then pass them along to the cartels. In theory, ATF agents would then trace the extent of the smuggling networks in an effort to stop the illegal cross-border gun trade.

Oops No 1: The agency had no real way to trace the guns once they left the country -- and no real power to operate in Mexico.

Oops No. 2: The gangs used the weapons for what you'd expect. At least two American agents have been killed with Fast and Furious guns. God knows how many Mexicans have died; since 2006, more than 40,000 have died in the drug wars.

The cold-blooded hypocrisy takes my breath away. This is right from the Pit O'Hell: make a case to disarm the American public by making sure that enough guns reach murderous Mexican maniacs who then slaughter thousands - then blame it on those evil guns and America's psychotic fascination with them. The only thing missing is another Krystal Nacht from Holder and his Justice Department Brownshirts.

Every genocide of the twentieth century was initiated by confiscating the firearms fo the general public. Russia, Germany, China and Cambodia - almost a hundred million dead.

The operation was vehemently opposed within the Phoenix Field Division of the ATF, where the scheme originated. Agent Pete Forcelli testified: "What we have here is a colossal failure of leadership. We weren't giving guns to people for killing bear, we were giving guns to people to kill other humans."

Issa and his Senate counterpart, Charles Grassley, accuse Melson of being intimately involved in the details of the operation, and claim Attorney General Eric Holder is stonewalling their investigation. "Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, DOJ continues to deny that Operation Fast and Furious was ill-conceived and had deadly consequences," they wrote in their June 14 report. Holder says he never knew about Fast and Furious.

Even if Melson winds up the only scapegoat, it's clear the operation fit with the thinking of this administration. With the Mexican president standing beside him in 2009, President Obama claimed that "more than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that line our shared border."

The claim nicely makes the porous border a two-way issue -- drugs coming here, guns going there. Mexico's been pushing the complaint for years, and gun-hating American liberals eat it up.

Problem is, there's no evidence. As the independent noted, Obama's assertion isn't supported by government statistics: "The figure represents only the percentage of crime guns that have been submitted by Mexican officials and traced by US officials." That is, most of the guns the Mexicans asked us to ID were American.


Gorges Smythe said...

This will never be known by the average American who watches the regular media and thinks he gets the news.

They Say/We Say said...

It doesn't even matter about the reports from the media; these are the times we live in, The New Wqrld Order is pulling the Strings of our Congress as well as the President-No matter who is Pres. or who sits in the House or Senate. the Health Care Bill is one example for the EVIDENCE
The FBI has the evidence that the Birth Certificate is a FORGERY, and the Congress will not take up HEARINGS on the FBI's findings.
All is not lost-but SOME ONE better than a few Bloggers will have to take on these BilderBergs/Luminaty/Masons-Blue Lodge Euro New World Order Chumps.

A Retired Marine said...

In other news.
This is Obama’s big argument for why the War Powers Act shouldn’t apply to Libya, of course. No American is in any serious danger, therefore there aren’t really “hostilities” going on, therefore there’s no need for Congress to formally authorize the mission. In theory, by that logic, if the military developed the ability to wage war entirely via drones and other unmanned units, there’d be no limit to how broad the conflict could get before requiring congressional approval in the form of a constitutional declaration of war, an AUMF, or some lesser compromise resolution under the WPA.

So no one’s in danger in Libya — and yet, according to the Pentagon, the men there are in enough danger to warrant extra pay each month for participating in combat…

sig94 said...

Gorges - It's a travesty what Americans do not find out fom the media.

sig94 said...

TSWS - I remember when Bush 41 came out with that crap on the news. Every American should have had a WTFF? moment and then called for his impeachment.

Going by Obumbles logic, if we sent a nuclear tipped ICBM Libya-way and blew it all to hell, he wouldn't need Congressional approval because no Americans were in danger.


sig94 said...

Retired - I hope you are enjopying every moment of your retirement from service to your Country.

My argument stands. By his own admission Obumbles can now wage nuclear war w/o anyone ever saying boo. He has progressed from a dangerous fool to an extremely dangerous fool.