Skip to comments.Deadly drug cartel shootout with Mexico police linked to "grenade-walking" scandal
Posted on 10/17/2013 5:44:07 AM PDT by don-o
(CBS News) CBS News has learned of a shocking link between a deadly drug cartel shootout with Mexican police last week and a controversial case in the U.S. The link is one of the grenades used in the violent fight, which killed three policemen and four cartel members and was captured on video by residents in the area.
According to a Justice Department "Significant Incident Report" filed Tuesday and obtained by CBS News, evidence connects one of the grenades to Jean Baptiste Kingery, an alleged firearms trafficker U.S. officials allowed to operate for years without arresting despite significant evidence that he was moving massive amounts of grenade parts and ammunition to Mexico's ruthless drug cartels.
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WOW! See-BS actually is SEEING the BS? Is CBS falling prey to the “phony scandal”?
U mean like Adrian Peterson? Saw a hot babe reporter giving him a sympathy hug. He didn’t even know his son.
A random act of journalism.
Actually, Sharyl Attkisson has been very good on F & F as well as Benghazi. Credit where due, please.
GRENADES? How to blame this on US gun laws and gun dealers?
I wonder how barry’s raiders were going to work this into a second amendment violation. I just don't see how our current laws support the stockpiling of grenades to “right wing extremists”. Stay tuned though because these boys always make some outlandish assertions which are bought hook line and sinker by most of the loyal press and fellow travelers.
“GRENADES? How to blame this on US gun laws and gun dealers?”
Gun Show Loophole!
Thats where I buy all of my grenades!
Yes, Atkisson is reporting fact, while other people in the press have succumbed to Obama worship.
“Significant Incident Report” ...reminds me of Rainman and his “Serious Injury List”.
I am at a loss for words.
It is a Criminal Government.
“Gun Show Loophole!
Thats where I buy all of my grenades”
Wal Mart has a special on RPG’s this week.
Buy a gross of RPG”s at regular price, get a crate of grenades for half price.
Flamethrowers will be on sale next week.
Wal Mart will be having a sale on their halftracks with quad 50’s, but I don’t know when, and you are only limited to 1 at sale price.
How do you trace a spent grenade?
It won’t matter when 0 gets his super majority in 2014. The Stupid party will see the lowest turnout for door knocking, calling, and contributions in history. I can picture how the campaigns will go.
“Vote for John Boner.”
“Well. Because, uh, I’ll be your best friend!”
There is little “honest journalism”. There are a handful of real journalists. Sharyl Attkisson is one of them.
>>How do you trace a spent grenade?<<
Obvious answer! Piece by tiny piece.
In one week? In a foreign jurisdiction? Knowing how things are done in Mexico it is difficult to imagine forensic techs on their hands and knees with tweezers picking up frags, and even harder to imagine the entire mess being sorted and assembled from multiple devices and then ID'd and traced in time for a summary report.
My best guess is that they recovered unused ones left at the scene.
In the previous answer i was being a smart A but in my day all the parts were made of steel so I imagine a good magnet would gather all the pieces, then start sorting for serial number fragments. Possible to do? Maybe but not probable, IMO.
I gots tuh git me one o’ them halfasstracks, they’s da best fer haulin’ out hogs what U shoots in da swamps. How long of a winch cable does they got?
The inert grenade bodies are not serial numbered, and are often sold as gag items in the United States.
The key is activating the grenades, which is no small task. The fuse is key, as faulty fuses are as likely to kill the user as the people the user is intending to kill.
Note that three police men and *four* cartel members were reported killed by these “weapons”.
I would rather not have a “weapon” that is as likely to kill me as the person that I try to use it on...
The fuse is just a DuPont blasting cap.
Any news on who hacked into her computer?
Not that I have heard.
This is the NSA. We have no clue. Honest.
A simple blasting cap will initiate immediately.
Not what you want in a hand grenade.
I get my grenades at “Grenades R Us”, right next to “ Toys R Us” and “Tanks for Tots”.
I thought everyone did this too.
Flamethrowers? Gee, I need a couple because my BBQ grill is broken. (Hint: See Gary Busey light up a fireplace with a flamethrower in the movie “DC Cab”. The best scene in the whole thing and Busey was at his crazy best).
Reports of grenade purchases prompted the ATF to raid the Branch Davidians....go figure.
Footprints in the butter?
No, it’s a staged cap. They used to be available in 20, 15, 10, 5, and 3 seconds. Then when the mining engineers learned about using one concussion blast to ricochet it off another that’s when the demand for det cord went through the roof.
No doubt that the Mexican Army has hand grenades. Question is, are they manufactured in Mexico or acquired externally?
In any event they could be from Army stockpiles.
You are right.
I see you grasp The Tao of Republican Orthodoxy.
“Gun Show Loophole!
Thats where I buy all of my grenades!”
I just ask the guy who runs the fruit stand outside the gun show for the “little pineapples”.
Of course it’s phony. No Americans were hurt, only Mexicans, and it didn’t happen on TV. So who cares, unless you want a taco?/s
Hillary and Holder were in cahoots on all of this. Holder was letting guns and explosives walk to Mexico so Hillary could take the bully pulpit and demand additional gun control. The only problem is they got caught red-handed and now Hillary has clammed up completely on the issue. Manufacturing evidence consisting of dead bodies is a very ugly business and indicative of the depth to which these people will sink to move closer to their goals.
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