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Agent: I was ordered to let U.S. guns into Mexico [March 3, 2011]
CBS News ^ | May 3, 2013 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 05/04/2013 10:54:23 AM PDT by Innovative

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.

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

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; attkisson; banglist; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; guncontrol; gunrunner; guns; gunwalker; holder; hsi; jaimezapata; mexico; obama; obamadrugpartner; secondamendment; terry; waronterror; zapata
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1 posted on 05/04/2013 10:54:23 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative; Nachum

Bump


2 posted on 05/04/2013 10:55:16 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: MestaMachine

Ping-—Sharyl Attkisson


3 posted on 05/04/2013 10:58:33 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: Innovative
suspected drug cartel suppliers carrying boxes of weapons to their cars

They must have passed their background checks with flying colors. [/s]


4 posted on 05/04/2013 10:58:44 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

That would be Holder-colored nackground checks...


5 posted on 05/04/2013 11:01:13 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Innovative

6 posted on 05/04/2013 11:02:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: TomGuy

Dang, I hate to say it but I guess for once king hussein didn’t lie about the US being responsible for the violence in meh-ico. As long as the feds are letting guns walk there will be an issue. Did they stop doing that? Or is it still an “ongoing investigation/sting operation”.


7 posted on 05/04/2013 11:02:57 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Innovative

“The idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a cartel.”

No, the idea was to load up Mexico with guns that originated in the US so that Obastard could use it as an excuse for tighter gun control.


8 posted on 05/04/2013 11:02:59 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Innovative

March 3, 2011 6:10 PM

That was a long time ago.


9 posted on 05/04/2013 11:04:18 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Blood of Tyrants

But, there’s a twist in the motive here. Holder wanted to set the stage for GOING AFTER GUN SELLERS/FFL’s for selling guns to criminals. I believe that was Holder’s ultimate objective.


10 posted on 05/04/2013 11:07:01 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Innovative

This disgusting and corrupt regime has a hell of a lot to answer for.


11 posted on 05/04/2013 11:07:02 AM PDT by madmominct
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To: Innovative

The thing that REALLY ticks me off about this Fast and Furious deal is that, the Kenyan and Holder set up the Fast and Furious fiasco to set the stage for exactly what the Kenyan did in Mexico the other day. Blame all of the killings in Mexico on OUR Second Amendment. This whole regime is hateful and despicable. Very anti-American. So how did America get this point? Politicians offering free handouts for votes.


12 posted on 05/04/2013 11:07:20 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Bingo:

You got that right.

Now the liar in chief goes to Mexico and tell them we are responsible for the gun in their country, but he doesn’t add that he sent them there.


13 posted on 05/04/2013 11:08:14 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Agree. This story needs to go absolutely viral.


14 posted on 05/04/2013 11:08:36 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
Dodson's risking his job to go public? Hmmm.


15 posted on 05/04/2013 11:09:29 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Gadsden1st

Yes, the published date is wrong on the FR post. It was dated May 3rd not the date on the article which was Mar. 3rd.

Thanks.

But it does fit nicely with the other Obozo administration criminal actions in Benghazi.


16 posted on 05/04/2013 11:10:18 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Venturer

Unfortunately Mexico knew damn well what was going on because it fit their goals as well.


17 posted on 05/04/2013 11:10:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Innovative

Brian Terry was murdered a long time ago. What difference does it make?

Most Americans think “Fast and Furious” was the name of an old Clint Eastwood spaghetti western.


18 posted on 05/04/2013 11:13:40 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: lonevoice

Vin Diesel.


19 posted on 05/04/2013 11:18:02 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: Innovative

This is orders-of-magnitude worse than Watergate.


20 posted on 05/04/2013 11:18:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Innovative
The idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a cartel.

Exactly which cartel did they take down?

21 posted on 05/04/2013 11:24:39 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Innovative

Dated, but still a great reminder of who it was that caused (according to Obama) all the Mexican gun violence.


22 posted on 05/04/2013 11:24:52 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: Innovative

It feels like a sting that morphed into corruption - just old fashioned selling guns to Mexican Drug Cartels... I’d like to know where the money went...

Government bought guns with taxpayer dollars.

Sold to Mexican Drug dealers

Where’s the cash?


23 posted on 05/04/2013 11:29:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (The screed of so-called journalists: 'If it doesn't fit, you must omit.' - - freeper Vigilanteman)
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To: Innovative

At the time, my memory is that Holder was encouraging the Mexican government to file suit against the big name gun manufacturers. Law firms were salivating for their piece of the multi-billion-dollar settlements that would result.

The beauty of it was classic Obama and classic Soros. They would get the result they desired but the visible fingerprints would not be theirs.

It blew up when Brian Terry was killed.


24 posted on 05/04/2013 11:31:10 AM PDT by marron
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To: Innovative

If Ojango was concerned about guns heading to Mexico he would stop selling them to the Cartels and enforce border control.


25 posted on 05/04/2013 11:33:17 AM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: cripplecreek
Unfortunately Mexico knew damn well what was going on because it fit their goals as well.

Just so. The whole thing first appeared on stage when the President of Mexico visited the White House, and had a photo op with Obama in which they both declared that American gun dealers were responsible for providing the cartels with weapons.

Then Hillary picked up the ball, and spent the next week or two telling the networks that the violence in Mexico was all caused by American gun dealers.

Then Holder ordered the ATF to instruct gun dealers to sell to Mexican criminals and let the weapons walk to Mexico.

Then, before they could go through with the whole plan, things broke down.

But the damned idiot in the White House still thinks he can lie his way back in the intended direction. And he has the whole press on his side.

Let's hope he's wrong. It's encouraging to see CBS go with the story, although it may turn out to be just a small, one-time thing.

This is the story of the century. But we've had plenty of those from Obama, and the press would rather go out of business than pick up any of these stories and really go to town with them, like they did with Watergate.

26 posted on 05/04/2013 11:35:31 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Innovative
Agent Dodson and other sources say the gun walking strategy was approved all the way up to the Justice Department.

There it is. Obama/Holder are the masterminds.

27 posted on 05/04/2013 11:35:46 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Innovative

I’m sure the mainstream media will get around to covering this story, eventually, but of course they have more urgent stories that take precedence. They don’t want us to miss the details of Lindsey Lohan checking into the Betty Ford Clinic.


28 posted on 05/04/2013 11:47:52 AM PDT by Colinsky
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To: Cicero
But the damned idiot in the White House still thinks he can lie his way back in the intended direction. And he has the whole press on his side.

Yes, but at least the idiot in the White House is being consistent with his stance on the video-motivated death of the late lamented Mr. Ben Ghazi.

29 posted on 05/04/2013 12:04:39 PM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: Red Steel
Agent Dodson and other sources say the gun walking strategy was approved all the way up to the Justice Department.

(There it is. Obama/Holder are the masterminds).

Seriously, so what. Nothing is going to happen to this elite criminal enterprise, nor the next group or the group after that. They are all entrenched, compromised, etc & as long as the sheeple have a TV, six-pack & the trains run on time the beat will go on. Further the presidential nominees in this corrupt "Two-Party Cartel" will not be selected by you or me. The criminal enterprise will select it.

30 posted on 05/04/2013 12:12:14 PM PDT by Digger
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To: GOPJ
It feels like a sting that morphed into corruption - just old fashioned selling guns to Mexican Drug Cartels... I’d like to know where the money went...

Government bought guns with taxpayer dollars.

Sold to Mexican Drug dealers

Where’s the cash?

No cash needed... it was just another welfare program.

31 posted on 05/04/2013 12:20:00 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Thank you.
THAT is the truth that was never supposed to see the light of day.


32 posted on 05/04/2013 12:42:20 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: MestaMachine

That’s not ALL he’s risking!
He’d better steer clear of Ft. Marcy Park!


33 posted on 05/04/2013 12:44:06 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Innovative

Remember when there were MANY journalists who genuinely questioned the government, like this Atkisson...?

She’s a freak hero now, but her type USED 2b common.

Oh well, more for Drudge and us, I guess.

DOING WHAT COLUMBIA J-SCHOOL **USED** TO DO.


34 posted on 05/04/2013 12:45:28 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Colinsky

Oh yes! And don’t overlook the story of the Kardashian broad getting knocked up by whatizname while still married to whooozitts!


35 posted on 05/04/2013 12:48:07 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Great post.


36 posted on 05/04/2013 1:37:00 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: umgud

They won’t arrest people who clearly violate our laws and waltz across the border with bags of drugs on their backs. Yet, we are supposed to believe that they will violate Mexican sovereignty and stream across the border to start arresting drug dealers and gang bangers at will .


37 posted on 05/04/2013 1:45:27 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Innovative

OkBomb, Abridged:

The Berlin Wall came down and the USA was concerned about nuke materials getting loose. Meanwhile Germany was concerned about groups able to publish huge volumes of materials illegal under Germany law but legal in the USA. This set the stage for US/Germany intel collection synergy, and Germany provided an agent, Andreas Strassmeir; Andy would act like a right-wing German nut and infiltrate US extremist groups. In this he was aided by the resources of the SPLC, which had a long history of monitoring hate groups in a program called, “PatCon” for short.

Andy was helped by a US agent, Tim McVeigh, who like Andy had been in the army. They said he tried to become and SF and failed, but only the first part was true; in fact Tim tried out and instead received a much more sensitive assignment —infiltrate US “hate groups”.

But the field is not cut and dry, like training manuals in the Army. The field has people, who are willful and wayward. They suddenly do unforeseen things, like move up a blast timetable, which is what happened:

The US guv had collected lots of data, but a building was in rubble and they suddenly had a tarbaby on it’s hands —as things stood it could be shown they had known of an impending attack but did nothing.

SOUND FAMLIAR..? Let’s read that again: it could be shown they had known of an impending attack but did nothing.

But then they thought some more —Tim’s cover was intact, and he was still in place. They realized they could simply claim Tim was not their agent at all, but was a real extremist; they could make him the sole culprit, and escape a tidal wave of blame that had no land somewhere.

So that’s what they did —they just said it was allllll the bad Tim McVeigh, acting alone, yup.

Sorta like an LA YouTube maker, who is in jail to this day.


38 posted on 05/04/2013 2:04:48 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Gadsden1st
March 3, 2011 6:10 PM

I thought this was familiar. I believe it came out that the Director of ATF had watched this video.

39 posted on 05/04/2013 2:09:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Innovative

“This happened long ago!”

“What difference does it make?”

“Only a few people were killed!”

“Not as bad as Newtown!”

“Not as bad as Boston!”

“Another reason American should not be allowed to have guns!”

As a public service, just offering some quotes for the media and “progressives” to use to defend those who ordered this crime.


40 posted on 05/04/2013 2:30:40 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: madmominct

Who are they going to have to answer to, the GOP?


41 posted on 05/04/2013 2:53:52 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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PFL


42 posted on 05/04/2013 3:03:03 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Innovative

Congress needs to zero out all line items funding the ATF.


43 posted on 05/04/2013 3:54:11 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Innovative
The idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a cartel.

I do not doubt that Mr Dodson was told this. He may even believe it. It is, nonetheless, a truck load of bull manure.

Everybody, including me, writing from my benighted location, over 1,000 miles from the southern border, already knows the cartels are a criminal enterprise. It is like saying that Elliot Ness was going to allow "Mr Caponio" to commit one more crime so he could be "taken down."

Anybody who believes anything coming out of holder's "justice department" gets precisely what they deserve.

The vast preponderance of "domestic terrorism" today is perpetrated by various agencies of the feral (not a misspelling) government.

44 posted on 05/04/2013 6:47:59 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Innovative

You’ve got the date wrong. This was a 2011 story.


45 posted on 05/04/2013 7:20:33 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
This is orders-of-magnitude worse than Watergate.

So is Benghazi...he needs to hang for one or both of them.

46 posted on 05/04/2013 7:28:36 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: PJ-Comix

But it’s appropriate reminder in today’s context.

“We also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” the president said. “I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, that can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States.”

-— May 3, 2013

http://wtvr.com/2013/05/03/obama-in-mexico/


47 posted on 05/04/2013 7:53:27 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Obama speech in Mexico — full text:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/03/remarks-president-people-mexico

“And we also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States. (Applause.) I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms, and as President I swore an oath to uphold that right and I always will. But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do. (Applause.) So we’ll keep increasing the pressure on gun traffickers who bring illegal guns into Mexico. We’ll keep putting these criminals where they belong — behind bars. “


48 posted on 05/04/2013 7:59:24 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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49 posted on 05/04/2013 10:00:13 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Innovative.
50 posted on 05/04/2013 10:09:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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