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.