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Yet another Fast & Furious gun turns up at a crime scene in Mexico
Hotair ^ | 01/02/2013 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 01/02/2014 3:33:30 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Lest anyone forget that the Obama administration has yet to fully come clean on the travesty that was Operation Fast and Furious — the not-”botched” but certainly crooked gunrunning scandal in which federal officials pressed American gun dealers into selling more than 2,000 weapons to known cartel smugglers, and then allowed those criminals to funnel the weapons back across the Mexican border with no way of actively tracing them — the results of the administration’s egregiously deficient enterprise are still popping up in the aftermath of deadly violence. Back in August, CBS reported on the unwelcome discovery of three Fast & Furious guns at cartel-related crime scenes, and now we’ve got another one, via CNN:

A U.S. official said Tuesday that investigators have traced at least one firearm recovered at a December 18 gunfight in Puerto Peñasco, across from the Arizona border, to Operation Fast and Furious. …

The shootout in Puerto Peñasco, also called Rocky Point by Arizona tourists, two weeks ago left at least five suspected cartel gunmen dead, including possibly a high level Sinaloa cartel chief, according to Mexican authorities.

Witnesses reported hours of shooting and grenade explosions, with Mexican authorities using helicopters to attack fleeing suspected cartel gunmen on the ground. …

The ATF, in a statement, said: “ATF has accepted responsibility for the mistakes made in the Fast and Furious investigation and at the attorney general’s direction we have taken appropriate and decisive action to ensure that these errors will not be repeated. And we acknowledge that, regrettably, firearms related to the Fast and Furious investigation will likely continue to be recovered at future crime scenes.”

…Yes, well, as reassuring as I’m sure it is that that Attorney General Eric Holder has directed the ATF to take “appropriate and decisive action to ensure that these errors will not be repeated,” that assurance would carry rather a bit more weight if the Justice Department would talk the talk and walk the walk by finally releasing the subpoenaed documents they are still willfully withholding from Congressional investigation. Being held in contempt of Congress over the same evidently didn’t even phase Eric Holder, and the administration is still trying to get the executive-privilege pull making its way through the judiciary dismissed out of hand. Fortunately, a federal judge completely rejected the administration’s farcical argument that it somehow isn’t the courts’ role to adjudicate the dispute (“dismissing the case without hearing it would in effect place the court’s finger on the scale, designating the executive as the victor based solely on his untested assertion that the privilege applies,” the judge wrote), but the administration is unapologetically looking to appeal that decision — because the rule of law as well as that little constitutional mechanism we like to call checks-and-balances clearly do no apply to the Most Transparent Administration, Evah.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fastandfuriousgun; fbi; gunrunner; guns; gunwalker; holder; hsi; jaimezapata; mexico; obama; terry; zapata

1 posted on 01/02/2014 3:33:30 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
FBI Criminal Informant Complicit in Brian Terry’s Death (PJM Exclusive)

The rip crew was in Peck Canyon that evening with the intention of stealing money and drugs from a specific shipment of which they had prior knowledge.


The rip crew knew to be in Peck Canyon that December evening because a CI working for the FBI found out about a smuggling run — from the FBI.


The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) — through its own CIs and communications intercepts — was also aware of the planned assault.

Neither the DEA nor FBI warned Border Patrol about the expected criminal activity.


The federal government will still not reveal if one of the two WASR-10 AK-pattern semi-automatic rifles located near the scene — provided to the Sinaloa cartel via Operation Fast and Furious — was the weapon that put a bullet through Brian Terry’s heart. The existence of a third recovered gun, an SKS carbine, has been disputed by the FBI despite the fact it had been talked about openly in the beginning of the investigation among federal agents.

Multiple sources tell PJM that this third weapon “disappeared” because it was the weapon carried by the FBI CI who ran the rip crew. When it was recovered near the scene of the murder and subsequently traced by the ATF, it traced back to the FBI CI via the gun shop in Texas where it was purchased.

Brian Terry’s murder was entirely preventable. The incompetence of the DEA and FBI let his Border Patrol unit walk into an ambush. After the ambush, it appears the FBI tampered with evidence to cover up that one of their informants was involved with the murder of a federal agent.

2 posted on 01/02/2014 4:04:57 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What, if anything, are the Vichy Republicans doing about the Fast & Furious conspiracy?

3 posted on 01/02/2014 4:34:22 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...
Losing count. More blood on holder's hands. Why is the man still walking free?

4 posted on 01/02/2014 4:38:00 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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Exactly. If you or I engineered and executed such a {expletive}’d up scheme that resulted in dozens, maybe even hundreds of people killed... We’d be behind bars and the proverbial key would be gone. Holder still free to screw up more and kill more people?

5 posted on 01/02/2014 4:51:30 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: SeekAndFind
When Big Cons go bad...


6 posted on 01/02/2014 5:34:29 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

Extradite Eric Holder to Mexico.

7 posted on 01/02/2014 10:25:44 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Standing Wolf
They say that they're letting the courts do their job with the executive privelege thingy before they proceed.

In other words...nothing

This is all they needed to impeach zero and it should have been done long ago.

8 posted on 01/03/2014 10:34:52 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: SeekAndFind

The FBI’s drug snitch was in trouble with a cartel by losing a load — there was a risk he was going to be ostracized or ed. At the very least the snitch would noonger have access to good drug Intel.

To help the snitch makes things right and again assure him access to drug Intel the FBI gave the snitch the info about the impending load by the rival cartel.

To assure access to future drug Intel the FBI laid the groundwork for a major drug rip-off that resulted in the death of a US federal agent.

This owe the pattern of the US undercover agent Timothy McVeigh, who partipated in the bombing of a federal building as part of PatCon, an ambitious FBI/SPLC coventure to bring down right wing subversives.

9 posted on 01/03/2014 10:50:52 AM PST by gaijin
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This OWE the pattern = This FOLLOWED the pattern

10 posted on 01/03/2014 10:53:52 AM PST by gaijin
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