3/04/2011

Despite Obama administration denials, evidence piles up that they were letting US guns into Mexico

Where is the rest of the media on the Obama administration first complaining about US guns in Mexico (inaccurately), then putting guns into Mexico, then lying about the whole thing? From CBS News:

Federal agent John Dodson says what he was asked to do was beyond belief.
He was intentionally letting guns go to Mexico?

"Yes ma'am," Dodson told CBS News. "The agency was."

An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010, Dodson's job is to stop gun trafficking across the border. Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen.

Investigators call the tactic letting guns "walk." In this case, walking into the hands of criminals who would use them in Mexico and the United States.

Dodson's bosses say that never happened. Now, he's risking his job to go public.

"I'm boots on the ground in Phoenix, telling you we've been doing it every day since I've been here," he said. "Here I am. Tell me I didn't do the things that I did. Tell me you didn't order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn't happen. Now you have a name on it. You have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now, tell me it didn't happen."

Agent Dodson and other sources say the gun walking strategy was approved all the way up to the Justice Department. The idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a cartel. And it was all kept secret from Mexico.

ATF named the case "Fast and Furious."

Surveillance video obtained by CBS News shows suspected drug cartel suppliers carrying boxes of weapons to their cars at a Phoenix gun shop. The long boxes shown in the video being loaded in were AK-47-type assault rifles.

So it turns out ATF not only allowed it - they videotaped it. . . .

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2 Comments:

Blogger Cory said...

This is criminal negligence, as well as a violation of federal and state laws. If *ANYONE* did this in the private sector, they'd be vilified in the media, arrested, tarred and feathered, have civil judgments against them in the sums of hundreds of millions of dollars, and thrown in jail with the key conveniently flushed down the toilet.

The management in the BATFE related to this program needs to just go to jail. The agency itself needs to be disbanded.

Thanks John for coming forward. You did the right thing. Now we need to make sure this doesn't get swept under the rug.

3/04/2011 3:27 PM  
Blogger Chas said...

The Obama Administration needed guns going from the US to Mexico to justify their case for more gun control. ATF supervised the flow of guns, while ordered to do nothing to stop it, to ensure that the guns did, in fact, get to criminals in Mexico.
Along the way, ATF was fully aware that the guns would likely be used to kill people, even innocent people. Low-level agents protested vehemently but were ignored. Apparently, only ordinary Mexicans were expected to be killed with those guns. Eric Holder didn't consider the repercussions of a US Border Patrol Agent being killed with a gun that Holder had ordered to be allowed to "walk". Brian Terry didn't have to die - Barack Obama and Eric Holder are culpable in his death in that their breaking the law by allowing those guns to be illegally smuggled out of the US to advance their anti-gun rights, political agenda led to his death.
What did Holder and Obama know, and when did they know it? Let’s put those smoking guns in the hands where they belong - the bloody hands of the murderous Obama administration that ordered the guns to “walk” into the waiting hands of criminals, while knowing full well that people would be murdered with them.

3/05/2011 7:45 AM  

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