Skip to comments.Agent: I was ordered to let U.S. guns into Mexico [March 3, 2011]
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 ...
Who are they going to have to answer to, the GOP?
Congress needs to zero out all line items funding the ATF.
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.
You’ve got the date wrong. This was a 2011 story.
So is Benghazi...he needs to hang for one or both of them.
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
Obama speech in Mexico — full text:
“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 Ive 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. Its the right thing to do. (Applause.) So well keep increasing the pressure on gun traffickers who bring illegal guns into Mexico. Well keep putting these criminals where they belong — behind bars. “
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
And the flabby old Muslim Socialist thought Ben Ghazi was a pain in the ass.
Thank you for posting the photo of Zapata and Terry....they will not be forgotten.
You are welcome, and no, they will not.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.