Becca Glover Watkins, spokeswoman for Chairman Darrell Issa on the House Oversight Committee said on Twitter
that this article is a "fantasy."
This is a long article and will be used by opponents to turn the Fast and Furious investigation in to a partisan fight. Read the article to learn what you are up against so you will be able to respond appropriately when needed.
posted on 06/27/2012 10:31:48 AM PDT
Fortune is a TIME brand.
What does anyone expect ?
No federal statute outlaws firearms trafficking
From the third paragraph - I'm sure there are other lies before that one, but that's the one I know for sure is blatant.
Look up ITAR. Also known as Export Control, it explicitly forbids you from sending weapons outside the country.
posted on 06/27/2012 10:36:44 AM PDT
(He who controls the water, controls life.)
oh for cripe’s sake... how are they able to know ANY of this, and present it AS FACT, when Holder will not release the documents needed to assemble this story?????
That’s the whole f*^%ing POINT!!!
(not yelling at you kristinn)
posted on 06/27/2012 10:40:02 AM PDT
by Mr. K
(I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
iF this were true - WHY NOT RELEASE THE DOCUMENTS IF IT’S SO INNOCENT?
posted on 06/27/2012 10:41:27 AM PDT
posted on 06/27/2012 10:41:36 AM PDT
(Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
The MSM is now locked in a furious attempt to explain why they have completely ignored this incredible story for almost two years now. The sitting AG is about to be held in contempt by a BIPARTISAN vote of the House tomorrow(!) and anybody who only gets their news from DNC/CNN/ABC/NBC/MSNBDNC/WAPO/NYT will be saying ... HUH!? What is Fast & Furious?!
And the fantasy being concocted by the desperate MSM will be laughable in the face of ... Issa: 31 Democrats Will Vote To Condemn Holder
THE REAL TRUTH about F+F:
Some undercover DEA agents in one cartel got in a battle with some undercover FBI agents in another cartel using guns that ATF agents forced gunshops owners to sell to undercover CIA agents who were gun mules, and Agent Terrys unit got caught in the crossfire.
The Sinola Cartel is coming out the ‘big winner’, and Obama and Calderon have promised the ‘winner’ rights to all smuggling through ARIZONA. (that is why the FEDS are all over AZ and the immigration laws).
Smuggling will drop along other areas of the border (Texas, for example) and Obama and Calderon will declare they have CLOSED the border.
posted on 06/27/2012 10:47:47 AM PDT
(Lame and ill-informed post)
An article purposely written with many an anecdotal aside to draw the reader to confidence in the author.
Very cleverly written. Points for that even though I believe it total BS.
posted on 06/27/2012 10:49:09 AM PDT
(Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
Here is my theory on why Obama issued his order severing ties with Arizona after the Immigration ruling from SCOTUS:
I wonder if Obama won't help Arizona because he's afraid that Fast And Furious guns will eventually be found combing back across the border with an illegal alien. It's just a matter of time.
He doesn't want to step up illegal immigration enforcement because if they find a gun, everything would begin to unravel. He's using immigration as an excuse to look the other way on everything else.
posted on 06/27/2012 10:53:34 AM PDT
by Political Junkie Too
(If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
This article is an attempt to further the cause of Fast and Furious, which is gun control. It drips with disdain for the right of Americans to purchase firearms without interference and registration from the Fed. ...Several things beg an explanation. If Feds observed straw purchases from American citizens who passed an instant check, why didn’t a flag go up to prevent those same people from making future straw purchases? The Fed must have had a plan or scheme going on that allowed the practice to continue. Since the Fed knew about these straw purchases, and knew they were going into Mexico, why weren’t Mexican officials notified? This entire article stinks of ass covering. Of course the real solution to this problem isn’t more gun control in the US, but more border control, and we know Obama, Holder, and the entire criminal regime running this country want nothing to do protecting our border from invaders.
posted on 06/27/2012 11:04:55 AM PDT
Move along. Those aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
posted on 06/27/2012 11:29:28 AM PDT
(I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
You have to be real suspicious when an article purports to have the truth on the Gunwalkergate Scandal.
And doubly suspicious when they use the word intentionally in the subhead.
posted on 06/27/2012 11:54:30 AM PDT
(Why is the Democratic National Committee waging a War on liberty?)
Let's remember where, when, and who
started all of this.
Let us ALL remember,
Over a barrel? Meet White House gun policy adviser Steve Croley
By Jason Horowitz,
(excerpt) ... On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack,
and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial large magazines.
Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney.
During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda, she said.
I just want you to know that we are working on it, Brady recalled the president telling them.
We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.
In the meeting, she said, Obama discussed how records get into the system and what can be done about firearms retailers.
Her husband specifically brought up the proposed ban on large magazine clips,
and she noted that even former vice president Dick Cheney had suggested that some restrictions on the clips might make sense.
He just laughed, Sarah Brady said approvingly of the president.
Both she and her husband, she emphasized, had absolute confidence that the president was committed to regulation.
In simpler, pre-administration times, so was the presidents point man.
In Croleys book, he argued that for all the healthy skepticism, in a complex world, regulation still amounted to the least-worst solution to pressing social problems.
Only the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN CHIF
would arm U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
with less than lethal beanbag rounds.
Read Did flawed US policies play role in death of a border patrol agent?
The Dec. 14 shootout in Peck Canyon, near Nogales, Ariz., occurred after border patrol agents halted a group of armed border bandits and fired at them with bean bag guns.
The bandits then opened fire with live bullets from AK-47 submachine guns, killing Mr. Terry.
Critics of US border patrol procedures, including Terry's family, say that
Terry, a former Marine, was operating under specific Department of Homeland Security (DHS) orders that required agents encountering suspected illegal immigrants on US soil to fire nonlethal bean bags before using live ammunition.
Also read Brian Terrys Killers Were Hunting Border Patrol Agents
You might be interested in the book below.
Fast and Furious:
Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up
by Katie Pavlich and Emily Durante
Two hundred and rising. That's the death tally for the Obama administration's "Operation Fast & Furious."
The program was supposedly designed to "win the drug war" by deliberately walking more than two thousand guns across the border to Mexico.
But instead of catching drug lords, "Operation Fast & Furious."Despite the protests of gun store owners and ATF whistle-blowers,
federal agents deliberately violated federal law -and common sense-
and wound up placing American weapons into the hands of Mexico's most violent criminals.
And when the guns started showing up at crime scenes-
including the murder scene of a U.S. border patrol agent-the cover-up began.
So reveals Townhall editor Katie Pavlich in her news-breaking exposé Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal.
While the White House has claimed ignorance of the program, Pavlich debunks their lies, denials and excuses
by demonstrating incontestable proof
that President Obama and Attorney General Holder did willfully and knowingly sanction the programA horrifying look at one of the bloodiest scandals in the history of the American presidency, Fast and Furious is this season's sensational, must-listen book that will rock America-and the Obama administration-to its core.
in order to advance their anti-second amendment agenda.
posted on 06/27/2012 12:00:07 PM PDT
(It's simple, fight or die!)
Going to be hard to claim it’s a “partisan fight” if the news stories about how many democrats are also going to vote for contempt tomorrow.....
My friends . . . welcome the Fantasy Island . . . .
posted on 06/27/2012 1:10:48 PM PDT
(I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
To: kristinn; All
“... A spokesman for the House Oversight Committee sends along this response to the story:
Fortunes story is a fantasy made up almost entirely from the accounts of individuals involved in the reckless tactics that took place in Operation Fast and Furious. It contains factual errors including the false statement that Chairman Issa has called for Attorney General Holders resignation and multiple distortions. It also hides critical information from readers including a report in the Wall Street Journal indicating that its primary sources may be facing criminal charges. Congressional staff gave Fortune Magazine numerous examples of false statements made by the storys primary source and the magazine did not dispute this information. It did not, however, explain this material to its readers. The one point of agreement the Committee has with this story is its emphasis on the role Justice Department prosecutors, not just ATF agents, played in guns being transferred to drug cartels in Mexico. The allegations made in the story have been examined and rejected by congressional Republicans, Democrats, and the Justice Department.”
posted on 06/27/2012 3:27:01 PM PDT
("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
If being a partisan hack is a crime, we’d have to round up most of the media.
posted on 06/27/2012 3:35:01 PM PDT
If they broke it into chapters, added a few dozen unnecessary side plots (lunch menus, description of the drive from Scottsdale to Paradise Valley prison to interview suspects, etc.):
And, if they made lead case agent, Hope MacAllister, 41,... tough, squared-away Phoenix veteran...
an uber hot late twenties blond to provide a romantic interest for Dave Voth, 39...Strapping and sandy-haired, the former Marine (and) outstanding law-enforcement employee of the year (and) the "hardest working federal agent I've come across...
Whoever penned this opus would have a decent novel, pure fantasy, but salable.
posted on 06/27/2012 4:01:36 PM PDT
posted on 06/27/2012 8:03:27 PM PDT
(Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
posted on 07/03/2012 9:52:44 AM PDT
(If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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