Skip to comments.ATF gunwalking scandal: Second agent speaks out (Other Agencies knew about it!)
Posted on 03/21/2011 3:54:11 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
(CBS News) WASHINGTON - South of El Paso on Mexico's side of the border lies Juarez - the most dangerous city in the world. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports ATF Special Agent Rene Jaquez has been stationed there for the past year trying to keep U.S. guns from being trafficked into Mexico.
"That's what we do as an agency," Jaquez said. "ATF's primary mission is to make sure that we curtail gun trafficking."
That's why Jaquez tells CBS News he was so alarmed to hear his own agency may have done the opposite: encouraged U.S. gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexico's drug cartels. Apparently, ATF hoped that letting weapons "walk" onto the street - to see where they'd end up - would help them take down a cartel.
But ATF wasn't working alone on the case known as "Fast and Furious." Documents show ATF had conference calls with DHS (Homeland Security,) "USMS" (U.S. Marshals,) and DEA. An "ICE" or Customs agent was on ATF's Fast and Furious team. They were advised by an "AUSA" or Assistant U.S. Attorney under the Justice Department.
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As I read the article I had the strangest feeling that this gun-walking was brought about by a mole embedded in the ATF or DOJ. Does anybody else smell a rat?
It clearly goes to the top.
typical Lib anti-Gun PR scam that killed people. As usual
Where does the world go when the largest government on the planet becomes the terrorist?
This is a link on the same page as the linked story.
To a gun show.
So the ATF is full of criminals and ran guns to mexican criminals. Where is nobama, the great leader, and holder, the race-baiting racist attorney general? Are they investigating this and prosecuting these criminals?
He's in Rio. Hope he stays there!
Good question. This is the last stand for freedom on earth - are y'all ready to do what's necessary to keep it?
0bungle is in Chile today. He'll be hot tamale.
Let’s NOT lose sight of the fact that all these other agencies KNEW about this, THEREFORE AS THOSE AGENCIES ARE CABINET LEVEL THE WHOLE DAMNED OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WAS IN ON IT.
Blacker than night were the eyes of Obama
Wicked and evil while casting a spell
His hate was deep for this second amendment
With it in place, his grand plan would not swell.
When did all this start? Did it start under ocokesnorter?
Has anyone come to the same opinion as I have that the departments of Justice and Homeland Security and all associated bureaus have been transformed into organized crime enterprises. Gun running, judges bought and sold, prosecutors that don’t prosecute but do persecute, border security that allows and profits from drug running, sex rings, etc. Wonder how much of the payoffs are going to Zeros re-election campaign.
“If it was to follow guns and bust the gun runners, they failed.”
I don’t see how allowing the guns into Mexico, then waiting to see if they turn up a crime scenes, could ever reasonably be expected to “bust the gun runners”. I am willing to be convinced, though. Please explain just how this would work?
This thing still has legs. Now it needs to run over some “senior officials”. Take your pick. It’s open season as far as I can see.
That’s what I’m wondering. We will probably hear it twas “BUSHES FAULT”
The ATF should have walked Cuban cigars instead.
The government is criminals...
I have no idea how this would work. No idea. I lean towards the other option, that they were trying to shut down legal sales by claiming the cabals were getting their weapons on the north side of the tracks.