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Gunrunning’s collateral damage: Mexican teens
The Washington Times ^ | 3 October, 2012 | Jerry Seper

Posted on 10/05/2012 7:43:00 AM PDT by marktwain

Fourteen teenagers slaughtered at a birthday party in Mexico with weapons purchased during the now-discredited Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation are the faces of a “reckless” operation that allowed hundreds of illegally purchased guns to be transported south of the border.

“We have known for some time that weapons brought to Mexico from Operation Fast and Furious would contribute to significant death and carnage,” said Rep. Darrell E. Issa, who chaired a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigation of Fast and Furious.

“Univision’s new findings add details and faces to what occurred as a result of a reckless initiative, mismanagement and lack of leadership within the U.S. Justice Department,” he said.

Mr. Issa’s comments Wednesday came in the wake of a report Monday by the Spanish-language television network Univision that Fast and Furious weapons were used by members of the Juarez cartel to kill 14 teenagers and wound 12 others at a birthday party during a commando-style raid.

The deaths correspond to concerns outlined last month in a report by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General (OIG), which concluded after a lengthy investigation that those in charge of overseeing Fast and Furious failed to “adequately consider the risk to the public safety in the United States and Mexico.”

Hundreds of weapons, including AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifles, were allowed to flow into Mexico as part of Fast and Furious, finding their way to brutal drug smugglers.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; drugcartels; fastandfurious; gunwalker; murdergate
The MSM continues to ignore this scandal, but information keeps getting out.
1 posted on 10/05/2012 7:43:07 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.

2 posted on 10/05/2012 7:44:00 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

3 posted on 10/05/2012 7:54:36 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: marktwain
The only network that would even touch this story was Univision... And now these sleazebags hired the owner's wife to shut them up...

This scandal and Benghazi should be enough to impeach and imprison Clinton, Holder and Obama.

4 posted on 10/05/2012 8:21:21 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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If somebody could get hands of the pictures of at least some of these kids, and publish them as “Children murdered by Eric Holder’s illegal guns smuggled to Mexico”, it could be politically devastating to the Obama campaign.

“How many more children have to die because of Eric Holder?”

5 posted on 10/05/2012 8:31:23 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Bon mots
"It's not a scandal if we don't report it!"

6 posted on 10/05/2012 12:22:44 PM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I am convinced Obama allowed the guns into Mexico to destabilize the government in hopes of getting a socialist government installed.

7 posted on 10/05/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT by aimhigh
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