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Univision’s Documentary Operation “Fast and Furious: Arming the Enemy”
Guns.com ^ | 10.12.2012 | S.H. Blannelberry

Posted on 11/05/2012 1:14:50 PM PST by neverdem

Univision’s new documentary “Fast and Furious: Arming the Enemy” is a must watch. In approximately 45-minutes, investigative journalists at the American Spanish language cable news channel give the viewer a real sense of the tragic repercussions the fatally flawed gunrunning operation has had on the Mexican people.

Here are just a few of the documentary’s key findings, courtesy of Gun Owners of America (which did its own analysis of the film):

* There have been other Americans -- in addition to U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry -- who were murdered by Fast & Furious guns, such as Air Force medic David Booher who was executed at a Juarez bar;

* There are scores of other crime guns which came into Mexico as a result of Fast & Furious that have not yet been tallied by Congress, such as the weapons used to massacre over a dozen teenagers at a party in Mexico -- including some who were gunned down by lookouts as they escaped; and,

* There were other gun running operations, such as Operation Castaway which sent guns into Colombia, Honduras and Venezuela.


(CLICK HERE TO WATCH FILM)

What was most striking about the film, at least to me, was the human element – that is to say, learning about some of the victims and their families.



In covering Fast and Furious, it’s easy to get bogged down in the details, such as the number of guns trafficked over the course of the operation, or the politics, the ongoing debate on whether Attorney General Eric Holder should resign, and forget about the people who were gunned down by cartel operatives using firearms that were essentially gifted to them by the U.S. Government.

(There’s one scene that depicts cartel thugs raiding a dinner banquet and shooting attendees who are lying on the ground, execution style).

It’s sad, really really sad. And it’s easy to get really, really pissed off about the whole ordeal. Particularly, when one learns more about the casual indifference the ATF leadership exhibited toward the lives of innocent people.

A key example of this, as reported in the documentary, is ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division Bill Newell’s conclusions about the operation, that “the only way to track the guns was to wait fo


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Mexico; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; fandfvideo; fastandfurious; fastandfuriousvideo; gunrunner; gunwalker; mexico; murdergate; univision
This should help with the Latino turnout NOT.
1 posted on 11/05/2012 1:14:57 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

bump


2 posted on 11/05/2012 1:19:33 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: neverdem

I am guessing it was no coincidence thus didn’t come out earlier

shame on them for delaying this so 0dumbo could get elected

Univision may want justice but they also want illegsl to get citizenship


3 posted on 11/05/2012 1:58:39 PM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: neverdem

I know, no evidence, but I really think that SOMEHOW the Romney camp was involved in getting this on Telemundo.


4 posted on 11/05/2012 2:11:46 PM PST by LS
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To: wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...
NRA's most 'targeted' effort ever threatens Obama

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The Worst News from Benghazi

"Hey Hey LBJ how many kids did you kill today," does not bring back fond memories. The last link is a youtube with some footage including marines in Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive, IIRC.

Between Fast and Furious and Benghazigate, we don't have just a biased, lame stream media, with rare exceptions, it's been corrupted. By ignoring these stories or giving minimal coverage, they are complicit as a minimum with accessories to murder and dereliction of duty.

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5 posted on 11/05/2012 2:28:46 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...
NRA's most 'targeted' effort ever threatens Obama

Sandy and Climate Change. Complex science, simpleminded politics.

The Fog of Benghazi: What we now know—and still don't—about President Obama's 9/11.

The Worst News from Benghazi

"Hey Hey LBJ how many kids did you kill today," does not bring back fond memories. The last link is a youtube with some footage including marines in Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive, IIRC.

Between Fast and Furious and Benghazigate, we don't have just a biased, lame stream media, with rare exceptions, it's been corrupted. By ignoring these stories or giving minimal coverage, they are complicit as a minimum with accessories to murder and dereliction of duty.

Some noteworthy articles about politics, foreign or military affairs, IMHO, FReepmail me if you want on or off my list.

6 posted on 11/05/2012 2:29:42 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

Now that we know that 9/11/12 was an inside job where are all of the Paulbots?


7 posted on 11/05/2012 2:42:11 PM PST by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: RWGinger
I am guessing it was no coincidence thus didn’t come out earlier

shame on them for delaying this so 0dumbo could get elected

Look at the date from Guns.com. It's almost a month ago. I checked Google News for Fast and Furious, and one of the selections in their menu was Fast and Furious Univision. Voila!

8 posted on 11/05/2012 2:42:25 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Eaker

LOL! Excellent question!


9 posted on 11/05/2012 2:44:48 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

OUTSTANDING post! Thanks, neverdem.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 2:46:13 PM PST by PGalt
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To: LS; TheOldLady; KarlInOhio
I know, no evidence, but I really think that SOMEHOW the Romney camp was involved in getting this on Telemundo.

This should have been on TV in the border states with Mexico and other states with significant Latino populations. The RNC chairman, Rience Preibus(sp?) told The Daily Caller last December that they were going to make a big stink about Fast and Furious, IIRC. I'm in NYC, so I haven't seen anything. Did you see anything in Ohio?

11 posted on 11/05/2012 2:58:04 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

The only place I hear about F&F is here on FR.


12 posted on 11/05/2012 3:44:11 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Thanks for your answer.

I just watched the Univision video. It has English subtitles. They mentioned Operation Castaway in Florida and the guns sold in Texas that killed ICE agent Jaime Zapata. Those had nothing to do with Operation Fast and Furious out of Arizona. Eric Holder & Co. still haven’t explained these other states.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 4:06:18 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

This thing is huge, but no one is talking about it but us and Univision.

Didn’t someone mention on one of these threads that no one knows about Benghazi or F&F? That he has to explain these things to everybody because they haven’t heard a word about them?


14 posted on 11/05/2012 4:18:24 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks neverdem, and thanks Ernest for this additional sidebar:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2955152/posts


15 posted on 11/05/2012 4:44:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: neverdem

Nonetheless, thank YOU indeed, you awesome Freeper!


16 posted on 11/05/2012 6:02:15 PM PST by Weirdad (Don't put up with ANY voter fraud...)
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To: TheOldLady
Didn’t someone mention on one of these threads that no one knows about Benghazi or F&F? That he has to explain these things to everybody because they haven’t heard a word about them?

I don't know, but if it were a Republican President in office when Benghazi or F&F happened with all these numbers of dead people, the broadcast networks and cable news stations would be frothing at the mouth like they did with Watergate, Iran/Contra and Abu Ghraib, instead of barely paying it lip service. Pardon the pun. Presstitutes fills the bill.

17 posted on 11/05/2012 6:59:54 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem
Speaking of abu Ghraib, in Clinton's time it went unmentioned too among all the bleeding heart stories about sanctions...that Saddam Hussein was holding an American there.

1996 : (IRAQ : AMERICAN STUDENT SAM JASON IS TORTURED & INTERROGATED IN BAGHDAD'S ABU GHRAIBH PRISON AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF BEING A US SPY; HE IS GIVEN A SENTENCE OF 28 YEARS --see PRISONER ABUSE) "Nine years I spent in jail for saying three banned words — that Saddam would go either by negotiation, bribe or force. I didn't know they had bugged my office. Nine years for three words. They tortured me, they beat me, they used electrodes on my lips, ears, and other parts, and they burned me with cigarettes until I finally said what they wanted to hear." Fainting from the ordeal, Jason woke up to see a coffin in the corner. ***** More about Jason: "Abu Gharib Prison: Nowhere in Iraq was butchery more rife," ROSIE DIMANNO, Toronto Star, Apr. 13, 2003
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(* my note: His plight was ignored by the American media [and apparently the US government as well] during Clinton's final term of office.
Sam Jason would not be freed until April 2003 during the US invasion of Iraq................
Meanwhile, thanks to the idiotic propaganda of the "progressive" left and an immature female US soldier named Pfc. Lynndie R. England, Abu Ghraibh is now known to the duller elements of the American public more for alleged U.S. panty-humiliation of prisoners than for the thousands of Iraqis and others who were tortured and murdered there by the regime of Saddam Hussein. It is as if Auschwitz' history of horrors had been subject to historic revisionism and had suddenly become infamous for petty vandalism. )

18 posted on 11/05/2012 7:20:18 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: neverdem
They mentioned Operation Castaway in Florida and the guns sold in Texas that killed ICE agent Jaime Zapata. Those had nothing to do with Operation Fast and Furious out of Arizona. Eric Holder & Co. still haven’t explained these other states.

IIRC, Fast & Furious was not limited to AZ, and the TX guns were actually a part of F&F. I also wonder about NM, and would be utterly unsurprised to hear of F&F operations there, too.

19 posted on 11/05/2012 9:58:51 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark; MestaMachine
IIRC, Fast & Furious was not limited to AZ, and the TX guns were actually a part of F&F.

I'm pretty sure they admitted responsibility for guns from AZ just to the US Attorney, one guy whose last name was Burke who resigned, and the ATF in AZ. They didn't accept responsibility for guns walked from Texas or Florida, the latter being called Operation Castaway.

20 posted on 11/05/2012 10:20:21 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

Realizing that this is election eve, there are many reasons to rid ourselves of this regime, but this one and Benghazi in which so many people were murdered in cold blood by our own government should be on top of the pile. Unfortunately, very few people even know about either one. G-d help us defeat these bloody monsters.


21 posted on 11/05/2012 10:33:02 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: neverdem

Indeed. It’s an abomination and dereliction of duty by an American free press. They are shirking their Constitutional duties with regard to the First Amendment, and they should all be shunned like the liars and traitors that they are.

Not paying any attention to them does wonders for my blood pressure, level of profanity, and vocal cords.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 5:13:49 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: neverdem

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23 posted on 11/07/2012 9:09:02 AM PST by XHogPilot
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