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CBS: "Second gun used in ICE agent murder linked to ATF undercover operation."
Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/22/12 | Dutchman6

Posted on 02/22/2012 7:59:51 PM PST by Nachum

Look out, Eric,

Sharyl Attkisson's on the prowl again.

Prosecutors recently sentenced a Texas man, Manuel Barba, for trafficking a weapon connected to the murder of Immigration and Customs (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata. Nobody was more astonished to learn of the case than Zapata's parents, who didn't know that Barba had been arrested or linked to their son's murder.

"The family was obviously surprised to learn that there was a case involving a weapon linked to the Zapata incident," attorney Trey Martinez told CBS News. Martinez represents Zapata's parents and the surviving ICE agent in the assault, Victor Avila. "They were surprised they had never been contacted in the capacity as victims so they could give a response or some kind of reaction at the time of sentencing."

Barba was sentenced to 100 months in prison on January 30th. When we asked why the Zapatas weren't contacted, prosecutors in Houston told CBS News they only handled the weapons charges: conspiracy, false statements and exportation/receipt of firearms. Zapata's actual murder "is being handled by another US Attorney's office and... is separate and apart from the firearms case that was handled by our district," said a spokeswoman. She added the firearms offenses "are crimes that do not involve victims in the legal sense of the word and therefore, notifications are not part of the legal process."

In a related development, CBS News has obtained documents showing that Barba was under ATF surveillance for at least six months before a rifle he trafficked was used in Zapata's murder. Zapata's government vehicle was ambushed by suspected cartel thugs in Mexico Feb. 15, 2011.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; cbs; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; jaimezapata; obama; zapata

1 posted on 02/22/2012 8:00:01 PM PST by Nachum
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To: MestaMachine

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2 posted on 02/22/2012 8:03:17 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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3 posted on 02/22/2012 8:03:50 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Thanks for putting this up. Amidst all of the talk about the death of Brian Terry, many are unaware that ICE agent Jaime Zapata was a victim of this evil scheme also.

And there will be more.

4 posted on 02/22/2012 8:09:13 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Nachum
"Barba is now the second weapons trafficker who had been under ATF surveillance to be linked to Zapata's murder. As CBS News previously reported, ATF had also been watching suspect Otilio Osorio during the time he trafficked a different weapon used in Zapata's assault."

5 posted on 02/22/2012 8:31:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Nachum

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6 posted on 02/22/2012 8:52:28 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Nachum

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7 posted on 02/22/2012 8:54:20 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Nachum; mylife

Oh my.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 8:57:38 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum

Thanks Nachum for the post. Added to my crimes against humanity bookmarks.


9 posted on 02/22/2012 9:10:10 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: PA Engineer

Must be a long list :)


10 posted on 02/22/2012 9:11:48 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
"Must be a long list :)"
Yeah at some point it becomes a novel. Thanks for the updates.
11 posted on 02/22/2012 9:29:33 PM PST by bksanders (i prolly spelt my taggline rong)
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To: bksanders

You may find this helpful-

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12 posted on 02/22/2012 9:44:52 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

How long ago did I say this??


13 posted on 02/22/2012 10:10:32 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Nachum

Thanks for posting.


14 posted on 02/22/2012 10:37:17 PM PST by XHogPilot (I fear for our US Constitution and the nation of citizens it protects.)
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To: MestaMachine

Ping!


15 posted on 02/22/2012 10:39:40 PM PST by XHogPilot (I fear for our US Constitution and the nation of citizens it protects.)
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To: Nachum
Must be a long list :)

It is. The important thing is to know who they are. To life.
16 posted on 02/22/2012 11:51:36 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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17 posted on 02/23/2012 2:42:58 AM PST by bcsco
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To: TigersEye
"Barba is now the second weapons trafficker who had been under ATF surveillance to be linked to Zapata's murder. As CBS News previously reported, ATF had also been watching suspect Otilio Osorio during the time he trafficked a different weapon used in Zapata's assault

So now, they are maybe going to claim this was a 'real" sting operation, because they track weapons found with dead people?

They could have had these guys out in the parking lot...before anyone got killed.

This administration has blood on its hands, all the way to the top.

18 posted on 02/23/2012 3:11:49 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe
In the meantime, “Bonehead” Boehner is trying to stifle Daryl Issa’s committee from going after AG Holder and his DoJ for perjured testimony and outright obstruction. Why? Because anyone with a brain knows this rot goes all the way to the White House and the GOPee is afraid that going after Barry will hurt their election year prospects with the voters. What a bunch of spineless, gutless eunuchs!
19 posted on 02/23/2012 5:43:18 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Nachum

Not one question on F&F during the entire debate.


20 posted on 02/23/2012 5:44:06 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I don’t think they’re going to claim anything like that. “They” didn’t catch anybody. Mexican LEOs caught the perps. So far the only Gunrunner Project/F&F guns they have recovered have been in the company of corpses AFAIK. At least 300 Mexican citizens, local cops and Federales plus one U.S. BP agent and one ICE agent.


21 posted on 02/23/2012 2:46:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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