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  • Pacific castaway arrives back in civilisation

    02/03/2014 8:18:35 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 27 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 02/03/2014 | Giff Johnson
    The surviving fisherman was found disoriporting a bushy beard and clutching a can of Coke, a castaway who says he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean arrived in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro on Monday. A male nurse had to help the man previously identified as Jose Ivan down the gangplank of a police patrol boat after a 22-hour trip from the remote coral atoll where he washed ashore last week after apparently setting sail from Mexico on December 24, 2012. About 1,000 curious onlookers crowded the dock for a glimpse of the long-haired fisherman, who...
  • Florida's own version of 'Fast and Furious' has Jacksonville roots

    10/18/2012 3:00:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 18 October, 2012 | Matt Dixon
    It was January 2010, and Hugh Crumpler III was sitting at a Brevard County gas station with a Chevrolet Suburban full of really dangerous guns. It wouldn’t last. He was there to meet interested buyer Jorge Acosta, who left with 12 Fabrique Nationale Herstal semi-automatic handguns. They are termed “matapolicias,” or cop killers, by drug cartels in South and Central American. Federal court documents say Acosta was a Texas resident who was living in the Jacksonville area. He made clear to Crumpler that the guns were not heading to the First Coast. “Jorge Acosta has advised Crumpler on several occasions...
  • Perspective: No Body Count from Watergate but Hundreds Dead from Fast and Furious

    10/09/2012 6:29:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6 October, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Watergate is arguably the most sinister crime a Democrat can find to present to the American people when trying to silence a Republican. But it pales in comparison to the lies, illegal gun sales, weapons trafficking, and wholesale slaughter of innocents we've seen as a result of Fast and Furious. Think about it -- Watergate was a break-in, the goal of which was secure some "dirt" on Democrats to help Richard Nixon during his re-election bid in 1972. Nixon, the man vilified for it, didn't even know about it until after the break-in had already happened, and his crime was...
  • Gunwalking: Univision Talks About Operation Castaway

    10/03/2012 11:21:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/3/12 | Mary Chastain
    Operation Fast and Furious was not the only gun walking program. Univision shed some light on another, Operation Castaway, centered around Hugh Crumpler, a 65 year old Vietnam War vet. Guns from this operation were found in Honduras, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. Mr. Crumpler sold guns at gun shows in Orlando, FL and noticed how certain people would show up at every gun show. ATF placed him under review because of multiple sales reports to certain clients. One of his clients, Ramon Lopez, had links to the criminal organization Torres Sabana in Puerto Rico. Another, Jesus Puentes, gave weapons to
  • Biden drug talk with Lobo (Pres. Honduras)

    03/07/2012 10:08:52 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    La Prensa (Honduras) ^ | March 2, 2012 | Redaccion
    Vice President (Biden) began a tour of Mexico and Honduras. Tegucigalpa, Honduras U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, takes a trip on Sunday in Mexico and Honduras to protect the region's leaders that his country is willing to do more against organized crime and drug trafficking, which have no mercy against the region. But the trip comes at a time of fiscal constraints in the U.S. and a growing frustration among the Central American leaders for the violence. Biden, who on Tuesday in Honduras will meet with Central American Presidents also seek to prepare the Summit of the Americas in mid-April...
  • What to do about Honduras

    02/11/2012 7:57:07 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies · 1+ views
    InterAmerican Security Watch ^ | February 7th, 2012 | José Cárdenas
    “Our homeland is bleeding painfully,” is how Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez put it recently at a religious event whose audience included Honduran President Porfirio Lobo. Indeed, Honduras is spiraling into an ungovernable and unstable situation due to the increased operations of international drug syndicates and their local gang proxies within its territory. Last October, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime reported that Honduras, a nation of 7.6 million, now has the highest homicide rate in the world. Honduras is a victim of what counter-narcotics experts refer to as the “balloon effect,” where heavy pressures on traffickers in Colombia...
  • Honduras: José Alfredo Landaverde silencing (murdered)

    12/11/2011 9:21:04 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    La Prensa ^ | December 8, 2011 1230 AM | none stated
    The wife survived the attack in which gunmen killed the former adviser of Security. His voice was drowned to death. Organized crime and the police will rest from the constant criticism that made them the secretariat adviser of Security, José Alfredo Landaverde, foully murdered yesterday. The professional engineering had become an auditor of the actions of the institutions in charge of national security. Yesterday he went with his wife Hilda Caldera when he was attacked by two gunmen who were driving a motorcycle. The unfortunate occurrence which caused the Honduran population repudiation occurred at about ten o'clock on the Boulevard...
  • DoJ lied about Fast and Furious in letter to Congress

    12/06/2011 7:23:36 AM PST · by Dysart · 17 replies
    Aerican Thinker ^ | 12-6-011 | Thmas Lifsn
    The Fast and Furious Scandal gets worse for AG Eric Holder and his Department of Justice. The Watergate adage that it is not the crime, it's the cover-up that matters comes to mind, with the reservation that the crime in F&F -- supplying thousands of sophisticated firearms to a drug cartel -- dwarfs a third rate burglary in gravity. Hundreds of Mexicans have been slaughtered, and two US sworn agents murdered. The fact that the Department of Justice has now acknowledged that it has lied to Congress, covering up its involvement, should make this a headline-grabber of a case, dominating...
  • Legal U.S. gun sales to Mexico arming cartels. (State Dept.)

    12/06/2011 11:47:37 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/7/2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Selling weapons to Mexico - where cartel violence is out of control - is controversial because so many guns fall into the wrong hands due to incompetence and corruption. The Mexican military recently reported nearly 9,000 police weapons "missing." Yet the U.S. has approved the sale of more guns to Mexico in recent years than ever before through a program called "direct commercial sales." It's a program that some say is worse than the highly-criticized "Fast and Furious" gunrunning scandal, where U.S. agents allowed thousands of weapons to pass from the U.S. to Mexican drug cartels. CBS News investigative correspondent...
  • Legal U.S. gun sales to Mexico arming cartels

    12/06/2011 11:22:03 AM PST · by HammerT · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 6, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    (CBS News) Selling weapons to Mexico - where cartel violence is out of control - is controversial because so many guns fall into the wrong hands due to incompetence and corruption. The Mexican military recently reported nearly 9,000 police weapons "missing." Yet the U.S. has approved the sale of more guns to Mexico in recent years than ever before through a program called "direct commercial sales." It's a program that some say is worse than the highly-criticized "Fast and Furious" gunrunning scandal, where U.S. agents allowed thousands of weapons to pass from the U.S. to Mexican drug cartels. CBS News...
  • DOJ cover-up of Fast and Furious coming apart at the seams

    12/05/2011 9:54:37 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 35 replies
    Coachis Right ^ | 12/05/2011 | Doug Book
    The Department of Justice cover up of Operation Fast and Furious, begun literally hours after the December, 2010 shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, is coming apart at the seams. In yet another Friday evening document dump, the Obama Administration provided Congress and an increasingly interested American public “…documents detailing how the [DOJ] gave inaccurate information to a US senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious.” In short, after spending months in all out deny and obfuscate mode, stonewalling congressional investigators and depending upon nearly universal media silence to make the issue go away, the AG...
  • Eric Holder Gets Furious Fast

    12/04/2011 6:28:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2011 | Doug Giles
    You know what makes me angry? Guys who use more than three words when ordering Starbucks coffee, lizards that steal quail eggs and speed walkers. That’s what makes me mad. You know what gets Eric Holder heated? Probing questions from young reporters. Yep, apparently young charges from conservative news sites aren’t supposed to ask Attorney General Eric Holder any itchy questions.   Hope and change. This past Tuesday the Daily Caller got duly damned by the big dog of the DOJ for asking him what he thinks about the 52 members of Congress, three presidential candidates and two sitting Governors...
  • STUNNING revelation: FBI responsible for Fast and Furious death of Brian Terry!

    12/04/2011 10:32:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/04/2011 | Doug Book
    Since the December 2010 shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and its Department of Justice masters have represented the tragedy as a chance encounter between Terry’s patrol unit and armed, illegal alien drug runners in the Arizona desert. But new information makes it clear that Attorney General Eric Holder’s DOJ has labored for the past year to hide the fact that the heavily armed gang which exchanged fire with the bean-bag equipped members of Terry’s border patrol unit that night was in the Peck Canyon, Arizona location thanks to a tip...
  • White House denies reportsObama knew of ‘Fast andFurious’in 2010

    12/04/2011 10:07:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/11 | Matthew Boyle
    A White House spokesman pointed Friday to an account published by the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in its denial of three online claims that President Barack Obama was briefed about the failed “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking program in 2010. According to recently released White House visitor logs, then-Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler was admitted to the White House four times in 2010 between May 7 and May 19. The Los Angeles Times has reported that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives program was at its peak during May 2010.
  • Fast & Furious Cover-up Grows Bigger

    12/04/2011 7:36:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    The Fast & Furious scandal pot may be reaching the boiling point.  Attorney General Eric Holder has maintained he knew nothing about the “gun walking” operation on the southern border that put thousands of high powered weapons into the hands of the Mexican gun cartel and led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and increased the mayhem on both sides of the border.    He would have us believe that the operation was simply a misguided adventure involving a couple of rouge officers behaving badly way out west.  Holder contends that even after Agent Terry’s murder in...
  • The 'Gun Lobby' and Dennis Burke's future (Gunwalker email: NRA "stooges"; "greedy gun shop owners")

    12/03/2011 2:38:17 PM PST · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/3/2011 | Josh Gerstein
    The furor over Operation Fast and Furious has already put a shadow over the political future of prominent Arizona Democrat and former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, as POLITICO reported back in August when he resigned the prosecutor's post under pressure. That shadow grew significantly darker and longer on Friday with the release of internal Justice Department documents in which Burke excoriated the "Gun Lobby" (presumably, the National Rifle Association) as well as its "stooges," among whom he counted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Here's one of Burke's e-mails on the subject, included in my story last night on the latest Fast and Furious document dump:...
  • ATF memo describes operation designed to get guns to Mexico

    12/03/2011 8:50:30 AM PST · by thouworm · 15 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | Dec 2, 2011 | David Codrea
    See the memo itself in the sidebar media player, obtained by Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars and posted exclusively on Gun Rights Examiner. [snip] [Of significance in the Styers memo Lajeunesse references but does not detail...] “The most important observation of Styers is that the ATF end of this operation was by all law enforcement standards set up to fail,” Vanderboegh said in a phone conversation with this reporter moments ago. “Indeed, it seems Styers’ opinion was that this was designed to be a necessary fail. “Styers describes an ATF operation that is deliberately incomplete, seeming to shield the...
  • Justice Withdraws Inaccurate 'Fast And Furious' Letter It Sent To Congress

    12/03/2011 8:16:57 AM PST · by Mr. K · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/2/2011 06:14 pm | Carrie Johnson
    Under fire for losing track of weapons that turned up at crime scenes along the Southwest border, the Justice Department has taken the extraordinary step of formally withdrawing an inaccurate letter about the episode that it sent to Congress earlier this year. Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole sent nearly 1,400 pages of emails and other documents to Capitol Hill late Friday afternoon that lay bare the raw and sometimes cringe-worthy process by which the letter was drafted. The materials contain clues into how misleading information about the botched gun trafficking operation made it into a Feb. 4, 2011 letter to...
  • Justice Dept. Fast and Furious emails show disagreement over response to Grassley

    12/03/2011 7:26:36 AM PST · by thouworm · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 2, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    More than 1,000 pages of frenzied email exchanges were fired back and forth among Justice Department officials, as they weighed how to respond to initial inquires about the gunwalker scandal. Today, the agency turned over those subpoenaed records to Congress in advance of a hearing next week with Attorney General Eric Holder. The emails are marked by intra-office disagreement over how vigorously to defend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF)....
  • FLASH: DoJ Dumps more than 1,000 pages of documents on House

    12/03/2011 5:49:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 December, 2011 | Dave Workman
    The Department of Justice late Friday afternoon staged a “document dump” of more than 1,000 pages related to the Operation Fast and Furious investigation, including some e-mail exchanges critical of Senator Charles Grassley, and one exchange that raises questions about what some Justice Department officials should have known was an erroneous statement in a Feb. 4, 2011 to Grassley. An earlier estimate of the number of documents from one sources has been reduced down from about 2,000, reported earlier by this column. The documents have gone to the House committee investigating the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation....
  • Traditional Friday Night DOJ Docu-Dump a whopping 1400 pages. Blaming Arizona. (gunwalker)

    12/03/2011 5:41:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2 December, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    NPR: Justice Withdraws Inaccurate 'Fast And Furious' Letter It Sent To Congress. Under fire for losing track of weapons that turned up at crime scenes along the Southwest border, the Justice Department has taken the extraordinary step of formally withdrawing an inaccurate letter about the episode that it sent to Congress earlier this year. Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole sent nearly 1,400 pages of emails and other documents to Capitol Hill late Friday afternoon that lay bare the raw and sometimes cringe-worthy process by which the letter was drafted. The materials contain clues into how misleading information about the botched...
  • Issa says Holder ouster is up to White House

    12/02/2011 5:42:28 PM PST · by DaveTesla · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, December 2, 2011 | Chuck Neubauer
    Rep. Darrell Issa, who has been investigating the Fast and Furious operation for nearly a year, declined on Friday to call for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to resign over the botched undercover probe that led to hundreds of weapons being “walked” to gun smugglers in Mexico. Mr. Issa, California Republican, said the operation is not about Mr. Holder or Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, both of whom he has criticized strongly over their handling of the failed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive’s (ATF) investigation. “It is not about...
  • Border Agent's Murder Brings Calls For Investigation

    12/02/2011 5:29:34 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 2, 2011 | IBD Staff
    Scandal: The Justice Department has sealed court records detailing the circumstances of a border patrol agent's murder by a Mexican drug cartel, including the fact U.S. agents were being hunted with U.S.-supplied weapons. The murder of Border Patrol Agent Bryan Terry by Mexican drug cartels with weapons provided by his own government is a national disgrace. Attorney General Eric Holder, who professes being out of the loop regarding Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF program that got Terry killed, is doing his best to keep the American people from the truth. Holder's Justice Department has abruptly sealed court records in...
  • Memo Shows Early ATF Concern on Fast and Furious Probe Despite Claims

    12/02/2011 3:25:53 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies · 1+ views
    While federal officials publicly denounced a lone whistleblower and told Congress the Obama administration had done everything it could to stop guns from going to Mexico, administration officials had signs that Fast and Furious investigators were losing track of weapons, a new memo obtained exclusively by Fox News suggests. The memo, written in early February by Agent Gary Styers with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, appears to corroborate allegations made a few weeks earlier by whistleblower ATF Agent John Dodson about the gunrunning probe. It also conflicts with a letter from Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich to...
  • Justice Dept. details how it got statements wrong

    12/02/2011 2:32:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/2/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has provided Congress with 1,364 pages of documents detailing how the department gave inaccurate information to a U.S. senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border. In a letter last February to Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had not knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser
  • Memo Shows Early ATF Concern on Fast and Furious Probe Despite Claims (Exclusive new memo obtained)

    12/02/2011 1:30:45 PM PST · by Qbert · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/2/2011 | William Lajeunesse
    While federal officials publicly denounced a lone whistleblower and told Congress the Obama administration had done everything it could to stop guns from going to Mexico, administration officials had signs that Fast and Furious investigators were losing track of weapons, a new memo obtained exclusively by Fox News suggests. The memo, written in early February by Agent Gary Styers with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, appears to corroborate allegations made a few weeks earlier by whistleblower ATF Agent John Dodson about the gunrunning probe. It also conflicts with a letter from Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich to...
  • "Gunwalker": Agent's family wants death details

    12/02/2011 1:27:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 9, 2011 | NA
    A Senate committee investigating the so-called "gunwalking" scandal spent hours Tuesday questioning Attorney General Eric Holder, who testified that "Operation Fast and Furious," which has been tied to the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, should never happen again. Agent Brian Terry was gunned down in Arizona near the Mexican border 11 months ago. Two assault rifles that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allegedly let walk into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in "Fast and Furious" were found at the scene. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who broke this story, has spoken exclusively...
  • FBI Criminal Informant Complicit in Brian Terry’s Death (PJM Exclusive)

    12/02/2011 12:11:58 PM PST · by old school · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 1, 2011 | Bob Owens
    "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."
  • Obama Knew About Fast And Furious In May 2010(gunwalker)

    12/02/2011 7:34:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 December, 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- To date Barack Obama, the dispenser of hope and change and the presiding officer over the least transparent presidency in history, has claimed he only learned about Fast and Furious earlier this year. However, with each new document dump Obama’s timeframe seems to be as inaccurate (or as purposely misleading) as Attorney General Eric Holder’s. For example, just months after he took office it was evident he was focused on a Fast and Furious-like operation, ostensibly aimed at cutting down on gun trafficking on the southern border. Thus, on March 24, 2009, Deputy Attorney General David...
  • FBI Criminal Informant Complicit in Brian Terry’s Death (PJM Exclusive)(gunwalker)

    12/02/2011 7:11:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1 December, 2011 | PJM
    In the growing Fast and Furious scandal, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death in Peck Canyon, Arizona was previously described as a chance meeting that led to a firefight: an illegal alien “rip crew” working for the Sinaloa cartel was hoping to find other illegal aliens and to rob them at gunpoint. Instead, they stumbled across a Border Patrol unit and murdered Agent Terry. Last week, the Washington Times offered a new version of the encounter: they reported that the rip crew was not hunting illegals, but Border Patrol teams — with the intention of engaging them in combat. Sources...
  • Critics: When Holder loses control, it’s ‘not good for the country’ as ‘people end up dying’

    12/01/2011 9:51:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/1/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    Americans for Limited Government president Bill Wilson told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder’s loss of control on Tuesday is a sign that he’s “got something to hide and he’s scared.” Holder lost control of his demeanor on Tuesday at the White House when TheDC asked him to respond to the surge in calls for his resignation over Operation Fast and Furious. “You guys need to — you need to stop this,” Holder said. “It’s not an organic thing that’s just happening. You guys are behind it.” Fast and Furious was a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • You don’t say: Media Matters defends Eric Holder

    12/01/2011 3:31:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/1/11 | Tina Korbe
    Poor, much-maligned Eric Holder. He should be able to implicitly approve an ultimately lethal operation without anybody ever asking questions about it. Luckily for him, the tax-exempt “watchdog” group Media Matters agrees with him. You know the story so far: The Attorney General received memos that clearly outlined the controversial tactics employed in Operation Fast and Furious, a program to funnel firearms to straw purchasers in a purported attempt to track the weapons from the hands of the straw purchasers and into the hands of the leaders of Mexican drug cartels. The program’s credibility was called into question because the...
  • Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu on Fast and Furious

    12/01/2011 2:17:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 November, 2011 | NRA News
    Fairfax, VA --(Ammoland.com)- NRA-News is a valued partner that continues to cover breaking gun rights news with a new and improved short video format in the “NRA News Minute” videos. To view the current firearms or gun rights news video, please click above: Cam Edwards talks to Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu on White House continuing to get away with fast and furious.
  • FBI Criminal Informant Complicit in Brian Terry’s Death (PJM Exclusive)

    12/01/2011 8:16:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 1, 2011 | Bob Owens
    From multiple sources come shocking charges of deadly ineptitude and an FBI coverup. Previously, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death in Peck Canyon, Arizona was described as a chance meeting that led to a firefight: an illegal alien “rip crew” working for the Sinaloa cartel was hoping to find other illegal aliens and to rob them at gunpoint. Instead, they stumbled across a Border Patrol unit and murdered Agent Terry. Last week, the Washington Times offered a new version of the encounter: they reported that the rip crew was not hunting illegals, but Border Patrol teams — with the intention...
  • Caption Eric Holder "You People" picture

    12/01/2011 11:58:17 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01 DEC 11 | dcbryan1
  • BREAKING NEWS on Fast and Furious: Obama knew in May 2010?

    12/01/2011 11:49:58 AM PST · by blueyon · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/01/2011 | AWR Hawkins
    To date Barack Obama, the dispenser of hope and change and the presiding officer over the least transparent presidency in history, has claimed he only learned about Fast and Furious earlier this year. However, with each new document dump Obama’s timeframe seems to be as inaccurate (or as purposely misleading) as Attorney General Eric Holder’s. For example, just months after he took office it was evident he was focused on a Fast and Furious-like operation, ostensibly aimed at cutting down on gun trafficking on the southern border. Thus, on March 24, 2009, Deputy Attorney General David Ogden made the following...
  • Report: Holder’s DOJ Retaliated Against ‘Fast And Furious’ Whistle-Blowers (video)

    12/01/2011 8:17:42 AM PST · by blueyon · 20 replies
    Breitbart.TV ^ | 11/30/2011 | Fox News?
    The employees of the Justice Department who testified to Congress about the notorious "Fast and Furious" program claim that they have been punished by the department while the people most responsible for the program have been rewarded.
  • Eric Holder Demands We Stop Reporting On Him

    11/30/2011 7:46:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/30/2011 | John Hayward
    Calls for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation from Congress have swelled to 52, along with “three presidential candidates and two sitting Governors,” as reported by the Daily Caller.  Holder really wants them to stop reporting this stuff. As Vice President Joe Biden recently explained to HUMAN EVENTS, only liberal media outlets are allowed to ask questions of Democrat Party royalty, at carefully orchestrated events.  Holder spoke briefly with the Daily Caller and expanded this doctrine to include the reporting of embarrassing, but objectively accurate, facts: As Holder’s aide was escorting the attorney general offstage following his remarks Tuesday afternoon at the...
  • 'Most transparent administration in history' seals file on border agent murder

    11/30/2011 6:41:24 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 30, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    The Fast and Furious scandal is causing the Obama administration to try to suppress evidence from public view. Judicial Watch reports: The Obama Administration has abruptly sealed court records containing alarming details of how Mexican drug smugglers murdered a U.S. Border patrol agent with a gun connected to a failed federal experiment that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico.
  • 'Fast and Furious' Whistleblowers Struggle Six Months After Testifying Against ATF Program

    11/30/2011 3:11:57 PM PST · by Doogle · 11 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 11/30/11 | William Lajeunesse
    Six months ago, several agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives stood before Congress to testify about the details of a U.S. government program that armed Mexico's largest drug cartel with thousands of assault rifles. The administration denied it at the time and questioned the agents' integrity. The men were nervous and scared. They said they feared for their careers, their reputation and their families. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed on Dec. 14, 2010. Weapons found at the scene were linked to Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF program that let guns be purchased illegally...
  • Holder Lashes Out at Media Over Fast and Furious

    11/30/2011 9:15:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 30, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    Attorney General Eric Holder blames the media for Fast and Furious and mounting calls for his resignation. No, he really does. More, including the audio, at the Daily Caller. A couple of things today about this latest loss of cool. First, it isn’t just the Daily Caller covering the story as Holder wrongly claims. Every corner of the media is covering it. This sounds like something Press Harpy Tracy Schmaler at DOJ might be telling him, that only just one or two outlets are covering the story, but it isn’t true. She has a reputation of lying to the...
  • Holder blames Americans for gun-running

    11/30/2011 10:48:35 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/2011 | Neil Munro
    Attorney General Eric Holder scolded The Daily Caller’s reporting on the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal shortly after government officials and reporters heard him admonish Americans for funding gun-runners. Holder appeared Tuesday at a White House event to showcase a new media campaign that is intended to stigmatize the selling and buying of knock-off videos and counterfeit fashion products. Holder recorded one critical radio ad, which is titled “You can help.” The clip was played to the audience in the White House auditorium. “This is Attorney General Eric Holder. We are working hard to protect our communities by reducing gang...
  • Obama Admin Seals Records of Murdered Border Patrol Agent Implicated in Fast and Furious

    11/30/2011 9:25:44 AM PST · by bayouranger · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11-30-11 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    And to think thatAttorney General Eric Holder is getting testy about congressional calls for his resignation. After all, the Justice Department has nothing to hide, right?: The Obama Administration has abruptly sealed court records containing alarming details of how Mexican drug smugglers murdered a U.S. Border patrol agent with a gun connected to a failed federal experiment that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico. This means information will now be kept from the public as well as the media. Could this be a cover-up on the part of the “most transparent” administration in history? After all, the rifle used...
  • 'Fast and Furious' Whistleblowers Struggle Six Months After Testifying Against ATF Program

    11/30/2011 9:47:51 AM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/2011 | William Lajeunesse
    Six months ago, several agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives stood before Congress to testify about the details of a U.S. government program that armed Mexico's largest drug cartel with thousands of assault rifles. The administration denied it at the time and questioned the agents' integrity. The men were nervous and scared. They said they feared for their careers, their reputation and their families. [Snip] And while President Obama has said the operation was a mistake and that "people who screwed up will be held accountable," the record so far does not bear that out. Those...
  • Obama Administration Seals Court Records of Agent Brian Terry’s Murder

    11/30/2011 6:55:57 AM PST · by Focault's Pendulum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 29, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    On December 14, 2010 in Peck Canyon, northwest of Nogales, Arizona, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot dead by a group of illegal border entrants who refused commands to drop their weapons after they were confronted by US agents. The illegals murdered Terry with a gun connected to a failed federal experiment that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico. The family of slain border agent Brian Terry blamed Eric Holder for their son’s death in a recent interview. Now the Obama Administration has sealed the court records on Agent Terry’s murder. Judicial Watch reported:
  • RED ALERT: Deputy A.G. behind 'Fast and Furious' met with President Obama four times

    11/30/2011 4:16:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views
    directorblue.blogspot.com ^ | 28 November, 2011 | Doug Ross
    Item 1: In March of 2011, President Obama denied knowledge of 'Operation Fast and Furious' -- the Justice Department program that sent thousands of murder weapons to Mexican drug cartels. 25 March 2011 - Under fire for an operation that allowed smuggling of U.S. weapons across the nation’s border with Mexico, President Obama said in an interview that neither he nor Attorney General Eric Holder authorized the controversial “Operation Fast and Furious.” ...Obama told Univision‘s Jorge Ramos that President Felipe Calderon wasn’t informed of the operation because he — the president of the United States — wasn’t informed either. When...
  • Does Grassley’s latest barrage signal bad moon rising for Holder?

    11/30/2011 4:06:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 November, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley’s two new blistering commentaries on Operation Fast and Furious and Attorney General Eric Holder’s curious lack of knowledge about that operation’s direct link to the slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last year may signal what awaits Holder next week when he is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. Grassley threw a left jab at Holder Monday and followed it up today with a right hook that – if this were a boxing match – might have left the embattled attorney general on the mat. All of this is fascinating Pacific Northwest gun...
  • Holder lashes out at The Daily Caller while refusing to address growing calls for his resignation

    11/29/2011 2:47:04 PM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Nov 2011 | Neil Munro
    Embattled Attorney General Eric Holder today demanded The Daily Caller stop publishing articles about the growing calls in Congress for his resignation because of the failed Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program. As Holder’s aide was escorting the attorney general offstage following his remarks Tuesday afternoon at the White House, a Daily Caller reporter introduced himself and shook Holder’s hand. The reporter asked him for a response to the growing chorus of federal legislators demanding his resignation. Holder stepped towards the exit, then turned around, stepped back toward the reporter, and sternly said, “You guys need to — you need...
  • ATF gun probe: Behind the fall of Operation Fast and Furious

    11/28/2011 12:55:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    The Arizona Republic | Nov. 27, 2011 | Dennis Wagner
    It's a long, sometimes misleading, summary about Fast and Furious from Gannett, so it can only be linked.
  • Obama: People Responsible for Fast and Furious 'Will Be Held Accountable'

    10/19/2011 5:52:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 57 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/19/11 | M Gould
    The people responsible for the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal “will be held accountable,” President Barack Obama pledges during an interview for "Nightline" Tuesday night. “It’s very upsetting to me to think that somebody showed such bad judgment that they would allow something like that to happen,” Obama told ABC News’ Jake Tapper. “And we will find out who and what happened in this situation and make sure it gets corrected.” Obama told Tapper, “People who screwed up will be held accountable,” according to a report on ABCnews.com in advance of the broadcast. His comments came on the day that...