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  • Univision News' Fast and Furious Investigation Prompts Congressional Inquiry

    10/04/2012 5:35:04 PM PDT · by Domandred · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/4/2012 | SANTIAGO WILLS and GERARDO REYES
    On Tuesday, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) pressed the Department of Justice to provide information about 57 Fast and Furious weapons found at Mexican crime scenes, which were first exposed by a Univision News special investigation on September 30. In a letter obtained by Univision News and sent to Attorney General Eric Holder, Issa and Grassley inquired about the previously unreported Fast and Furious guns that were linked to violent crimes and featured in the Univision News report. The letter pays special attention to three firearms connected to an ATF gun-tracing operation that were used in...
  • Holder pressed on source of guns from 2011 killing‘Spillover’ effect from operations concerns...

    10/04/2012 1:48:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2012 | Jerry Seper
    ‘Spillover’ effect from operations concerns Cornyn A senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee called on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday to immediately make public any information the Justice Department has on the existence of federal gunrunning operations in Texas and to reveal the source of weapons found at the February 2011 murder scene of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, said in a letter to Mr. Holder that more than 19 months had passed since the veteran federal drug agent was gunned down during an ambush in Mexico...
  • Romney-Ryan ticket cashes in on Fast and Furious, using AG Eric Holder to solicit donations

    10/03/2012 1:55:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | October 2, 2012
    The mainstream media hasn’t covered Operation Fast and Furious too closely, but as far as Republicans are concerned the botched “gun-walking” operation is money in the bank. In an email to Republican “friends,” GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan called for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation, while soliciting donations. Ryan says Holder has “misled Congress and entirely botched the investigation of the Operation Fast and Furious debacle — yet he still leads our nation’s Justice Department.” Because President Obama won’t fire Holder, Ryan suggests that voters fire both of them this November. To help, Ryan requests that email recipients “donate...
  • Fast & Furious now officially a campaign issue

    10/03/2012 1:04:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 October, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Operation Fast and Furious has officially been elevated to the status of “campaign issue,” courtesy of a new fund-raising solicitation mailed by Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan, just as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare to square off Wednesday evening. Partisans on both sides in Washington State will be glued to their flat screen televisions, same as they were for Tuesday night's gubernatorial debate on KCTS. The Seattle Times also notes that Michelle Obama blew through town Tuesday, picking up more money from a state Democrats take for granted, which a growing number of people living outside the I-5...
  • Univision Does Its Homework

    10/03/2012 12:47:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 3, 2012 | John G. Malcolm
    Univision has done some outstanding investigative reporting on Operation Fast and Furious, the ill-conceived and disastrously executed gun-smuggling operation that was designed to identify the kingpins of a Mexican firearms-trafficking network but resulted in the transfer of approximately 2,000 high-powered weapons into the hands of dangerous thugs connected with the drug cartels. A recently issued report(PDF) from the Justice Department’s inspector general criticizes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, and senior DOJ officials for their roles in this botched investi­gation. The report cites “a series of misguided...
  • Two More Border Patrol Agents Gunned Down. News amidst new revelations about Fast and Furious

    10/03/2012 11:16:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/03/2012 | Bob Owens
    Details released to the media have been minimal so far: a Border Patrol unit that was dispatched to check an alarm triggered by a ground sensor east of Bisbee, Arizona, came under fire shortly after 1:30 a.m. in what appears to have been a hasty ambush. Three agents were part of the patrol. One agent, Nicholas Ivie, a married father of two, was killed at the scene [1]: Capas said the agents reported over the radio that they had come under fire as they were following a trail into the area. Earlier reports from authorities stated erroneously that they were...
  • WATCH THE FULL DEVASTATING FAST AND FURIOUS EXPOSÉ BY UNIVISION

    10/03/2012 10:56:24 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 19 replies
    Breitbart/Univision ^ | October 2, 2012 | Univision staff
    As news breaks that 57 more Fast and Furious weapons have been found in Mexico, it is also being confirmed that some of those weapons were used to slaughter 14 Mexican teenagers and wound 12 more near Ciudad Juarez. According to reports, a group of armed commandos parked outside a birthday party attended by high school and college students on January 30, 2010, and opened fire with some of the weapons which had been smuggled across the border during the Fast and Furious operation.
  • 'Fast & Furious' report leaves Americans with crucial questions

    10/03/2012 10:40:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 01, 2012 | John Lott
    Finally, the media is showing the staggering human cost of Operation Fast & Furious. But the news broadcast wasn’t in English. Sunday, Univision, the Spanish language television network, ran a program showing the faces and stories of dozens of people who have been killed in Mexico with guns the Obama administration supplied to Mexican drug gangs. One Mexican interviewed summed up the theme: “Americans aren’t moved by pain beyond their border, only with their own.” Americans are now getting some partial answers about Operation Fast & Furious. The recent report by Justice Department's Inspector General identified Jason Weinstein as the...
  • A Few Debate Questions for Obama That Won't Be Asked

    10/03/2012 8:07:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Wednesday night, left-leaning TV anchor Jim Lehrer of government-supported PBS will moderate the first 90-minute presidential debate in Denver. The forum will focus on domestic policy. Lehrer alone will determine the topics and questions for six 15-minute segments, and then he will control an "open discussion" for each segment. We know the liberal media bias drill: Make the Republican candidate look like a scary extremist on social issues and a greedy capitalist pig on economic issues. Avoid the Democratic incumbent's record of failure. Run out the clock. Thank you and good night. Here's my starter list of domestic policy...
  • The Smearing of Fast and Furious Whistleblower John Dodson

    10/03/2012 7:48:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    On December 15, 2010, ATF Special Agent John Dodson’s life changed forever when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in the Arizona desert. At least two of the guns left at the scene were linked to Operation Fast and Furious. Before Terry was killed, hundreds had been killed in Mexico as a result of the program, leaving only blood stained concrete and horror behind. For a year prior to Terry’s murder, Dodson worked as part of ATF Phoenix Gunrunning Group VII, the group assigned to carry out the bulk of Fast and Furious. He was told for months to...
  • Splendid idea: Lehrer lobbied to ask gun control questions

    10/03/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 October, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer is being lobbied hard to ask questions about gun control and violent crime during Wednesday’s debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and that just might be a splendid idea with unintended consequences for the president and his anti-rights supporters. That may not play well in Seattle, where the Seattle Times has offered one of the most tepid endorsements ever to grace its editorial page, recommending that voters re-elect the president. The Brady Campaign is trying to add momentum to the effort by publishing a letter from families of Batman massacre victims in Aurora, Colo....
  • Conservative group targets Hispanic voters with new Spanish-language Fast and Furious ads

    10/03/2012 5:22:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2 October, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    The Operation Fast and Furious scandal may hurt President Barack Obama’s re-election chances with Hispanic voters in November, conservative group American Future Fund thinks. On Monday, American Future Fund (AFF) released two new Spanish-language political ads — “Confienza” and “Cuentas” — that the group says will run on television and radio in Albuquerque, N.M.; Raleigh, N.C.; Washington; Las Vegas and Denver. “December 2010,” an anchor reads in the television ad, “U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry is gunned down along the Arizona-Mexico border.” “Under Fast and Furious, President Obama’s Justice Department puts thousands of weapons in the hands of dangerous...
  • The Smearing of Fast and Furious Whistleblower John Dodson

    10/03/2012 4:57:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3 October, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    On December 15, 2010, ATF Special Agent John Dodson’s life changed forever when when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in the Arizona desert. At least two of the guns left at the scene were linked to Operation Fast and Furious. Before Terry was killed, hundreds had been killed in Mexico as a result of the program, leaving only blood stained concrete and horror behind. For a year prior to Terry’s murder, Dodson worked as part of ATF Phoenix Gunrunning Group VII, the group assigned to carry out the bulk of Fast and Furious. He was told for months...
  • Romney campaign fundraises off 'Fast and Furious'

    10/02/2012 7:58:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 2 October, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan sent out a fundraising plea to supporters Tuesday saying that donating to the Romney campaign will help ensure that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., whose Justice Department oversaw the botched "Fast and Furious" gunwalking operation, will be kicked out of office. The email plea comes a day after Univision reported that guns from the U.S. government operation ended up in the hands of major drug cartel leaders and were used to kill 16 people at a birthday party in Juarez, Mexico.
  • No Coverage at the Wires as Univision Exposes Wider Scope, Sickening Carnage of 'Fast

    10/02/2012 5:40:45 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 6 replies
    As of 2 PM ET, various searches at the national web site of the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press (on "furious"; on "Univision"), Reuters ("furious"; "fast and furious"; "univision"), and United Press International ("furious"; "Univision") indicate that the three wire services have given no coverage to reports from Univision exposing the wider geographic scope and far more fatal fallout of the deliberately untrackable guns-to-cartels operation known as Fast and Furious. I wonder how the leading U.S. Spanish network's broadcasters and audience feel about getting the same treatment the establishment press gives center-right blogs?
  • Fast and Furious guns used to murder 14 at event, 18 at other event, but Obama falsely blames Bush

    10/02/2012 2:50:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 2, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Scumbags use Obama’s illegal Fast and Furious guns to murder 14 people at one Mexican event, and 18 at another – but Obama falsely blames it on Bush ABC news reports:On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming...
  • Cartel boss captured with Fast & Furious weapons

    10/02/2012 11:46:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    How high up did the weapons of Operation Fast and Furious go in the cartels? This high: When Mexican authorities took Juarez drug cartel carnage king Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez — better known as “El Diego” — into custody, he had weapons from Operation Fast and Furious on his person, the English-language transcript of the Spanish-language television network Univision’s special investigation into the scandal shows.“According to investigations, ‘El Diego’ forms the link between this massacre and Fast and Furious,” an anchor read on air in Spanish Sunday evening, referring to two different mass killings drug cartel operatives used Fast and...
  • Univision Exposes Barack Hussein's Rising Fast And Furious Body Count

    10/02/2012 11:26:39 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Scandal: A Univision special documents how weapons provided by the administration to Mexican drug cartels repeatedly have taken a deadly toll as families on both sides of the border wait for true answers and accountability. We may never know how many deaths, kidnappings and other criminal activities were facilitated by more than 2,000 weapons that were allowed to "walk" into Mexico under the Obama administration's Fast and Furious program, but a Univision special aired Sunday exposes more of the carnage. The special, put together by Univision's investigative unit and aired as a special edition of Univision's "Aqui y Ahora" ("Here...
  • Border Patrol Agent Killed; Another Wounded (October 2, 2012 at Naco, Arizona)

    10/02/2012 8:42:48 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | October 2, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    <p>NACO, Ariz. -- A Border Patrol agent was shot and killed near Naco, Arizona, on Tuesday, the agency said. Another agent sustained injuries that are not considered life-threatening, said Brent Cagen, a Border Patrol spokesman.</p> <p>The shootings happened in the southeastern part of the state, near the Mexican border.</p>
  • Univision: Juarez drug cartel leader ‘El Diego’ was captured with Fast and Furious weapons

    10/02/2012 4:43:07 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/2/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    When Mexican authorities took Juarez drug cartel carnage king Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez — better known as “El Diego” — into custody, he had weapons from Operation Fast and Furious on his person, the English-language transcript of the Spanish-language television network Univision’s special investigation into the scandal shows. “According to investigations, ‘El Diego’ forms the link between this massacre and Fast and Furious,” an anchor read on air in Spanish Sunday evening, referring to two different mass killings drug cartel operatives used Fast and Furious weapons to conduct as Univision reported. “When he [El Diego] was captured in Chihuahua in...
  • Border agent shot to death near Naco, partner wounded

    10/02/2012 7:26:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | October 2, 2012
    A truck drives on the Mexican-side of the border fence between Naco and the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation area in this 2007 file photo. Two agents assigned to the Border Patrol's Naco station were shot Tuesday morning. One agent died. A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded early today in a shooting near the U.S.-Mexico border. The agents were on duty near Bisbee when the shooting occurred about 2 a.m., according to various wire reports. The wounded agent was airlifted to a hospital. He was reportedly shot in the ankle and buttocks, the Associated Press reported....
  • Obama appoints wife of Univision owner to UN diplomatic post

    10/02/2012 7:24:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 91 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Wednesday, 09.26.12 | El Nuevo
    President Barack Obama appointed Cheryl Saban, wife of the owner of Univision, as U.S. representative to the United Nations, according to reports from various news blogs. According to the Politico blog, Haim Saban, owner of the television network, backed Hillary Clinton in 2008, but during the summer donated $1 million to groups supporting the campaigns of Democrats. And according to another blog in Spanish of Yahoo, the appointment of Cheryl Saban to the diplomatic post was made last Wednesday, the day before Obama appeared at a forum at the University of Miami hosted by Univision.
  • 20 Reasons You Just Might Be A Liberal (2012 Election Edition)

    10/02/2012 4:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | John Hawkins
    With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, you just might be a liberal if... 1) You get extremely upset about the idea of the government coming into our bedrooms unless it's to give everyone free birth control. 2) You believe that people who hold the exact same position on gay marriage that Barack Obama did last year are horrible bigots who are unfit to hold office. 3) You think that Mitt Romney, who has raked leaves for old people, helped a dying child with his will, and paid for college educations for kids who became quadriplegics in a car wreck, is less...
  • 2 US Border agents shot, 1 killed, near major drug corridor in Arizona (at Brian Terry Station)

    10/02/2012 5:42:19 AM PDT · by sunmars · 55 replies
    <p>The identities of the agents were not immediately released, but the shooting occurred at the Brian Terry Station near Naco, Ariz., which is just south of Tucson. The station was named after an agent who was killed in the line of duty in December 2010. The area is considered a remote part of the state and sources tell Fox News that the shooting occurred about eight miles from the border.</p>
  • Documentary filmmaker releases Fast and Furious preview

    10/02/2012 5:44:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 October, 2012 | David Codrea
    What started the story to unravel... Credits: © 2012 Fleming Fuller. Used with permission. All rights reserved. A preview for a documentary in the making titled “Fast and Furious: Under the Radar and Above the Law,” has been released, filmmaker Fleming Fuller announced to the Second Amendment Foundation's Gun Rights Policy Conference in Orlando, Fla., Saturday. This development marks progress toward a goal announced almost a year ago by citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars. Included in the preview is a gripping reenactment of the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. “A documentary by Fleming Fuller on...
  • Fast and Furious - Exposed

    10/02/2012 4:45:11 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 6 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/02/12 | LD Jackson
    To anyone who has followed the investigation and coverup of Operation Fast and Furious, the revelations provided in the Univision special report comes as no surprise. If you will take the time to click on the post tag, Operation Fast and Furious, you will find I have written about it many times. America's Watchtower has an extensive collection of posts about Fast and Furious. The mainstream media? Not so much. You will find very little they have written or produced about the failed gunrunning operation that the Obama administration would rather not talk about and has went to great lengths...
  • Univision Exposes Fast and Furious' Rising Body Count

    10/01/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 1, 2012
    Scandal: A Univision special documents how weapons provided by the administration to Mexican drug cartels repeatedly have taken a deadly toll as families on both sides of the border wait for true answers and accountability. We may never know how many deaths, kidnappings and other criminal activities were facilitated by more than 2,000 weapons that were allowed to "walk" into Mexico under the Obama administration's Fast and Furious program, but a Univision special aired Sunday exposes more of the carnage. The special, put together by Univision's investigative unit and aired as a special edition of Univision's "Aqui y Ahora" ("Here...
  • ABC, CBS & NBC Blackout! Major New Findings in Fast & Furious Scandal Ignored

    10/01/2012 1:37:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | By Geoffrey Dickens
    Over the weekend the Univision network broke major news in the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal. They found 57 previously unreported guns used in crimes by Mexican cartels, but ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to report the Spanish-language network’s findings. There were zero mentions on Sunday night’s ABC's World News and CBS's Evening News (NBC's Nightly News was pre-empted by Ryder Cup coverage) or on any of Monday’s morning shows. The blackout on ABC’s broadcasts is particularly confounding since they have an excerpt from Univision's report on ABC's official Web site. The refusal by ABC, CBS or NBC to...
  • WH Aide Involved in Fast and Furious Was 'Suddenly' Transferred to Iraq; Issa Threatens Subpoena

    10/01/2012 2:17:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 1, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) - Kevin O’Reilly, a member of the White House National Security Staff who regularly communicated about Operation Fast and Furious with the Arizona-based ATF agent responsible for running the operation that allowed guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels, was suddenly transferred out of the White House and into Iraq in July 2011. The transfer took place shortly after the ATF agent O’Reilly had been communicating with testified about Fast and Furious in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the White House had provided the committee with a series of emails that O’Reilly and the agent had...
  • More 'Fast and Furious' Guns Linked to Mexican Crimes

    10/01/2012 11:37:05 AM PDT · by South40 · 3 replies
    ABCNews (Yahoo) ^ | 10/1/2012 | Jake Tapper, Devin Dwyer and Jason Ryan
    A new report by our partners at Univision has found additional links between violent crimes in Mexico and guns involved in the Obama administration's flawed "Fast and Furious" operation. Fifty-seven previously unidentified weapons tied to the operation - allowed to "walk" across the U.S. border into Mexico so ATF agents could trace them - were later found at the sites of murders, kidnappings and at "two gruesome massacres," Univision's Gerardo Reyes and Santiago Wills report . The reporters made the discovery by cross-referencing a list of guns registered with "Fast and Furious" and a Mexican government list of the roughly...
  • Univision Exposes Massive Audience to Fast and Furious Scandal for First Time

    10/01/2012 12:11:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: ABC News/Univision: "Fast and Furious Scandal: New Details Emerge on How the U.S. Government Armed Mexican Drug Cartels." Now, none of this is gonna be new to you. But it is new to the audience of Univision. What impact, if any, it's going to have? Who knows? The authors here are Gerardo Reyes and Santiago Wills. "On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. "Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the...
  • Report claims to have found 57 more guns tied to Operation 'Fast and Furious'

    10/01/2012 4:38:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/1/2012 | fox news
    new report claims previously unreported weapons can be linked to the botched Operation "Fast and the Furious," and that the U.S. supplied some of the weapons used in a massacre of young men in Mexico in 2009. The report by Spanish-language news network Univision aired on the channel Sunday night in Spanish and a partial transcript was obtained by Fox News. In the report, Univision identifies a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation "Fast and Furious," and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings and...
  • Is Barack Obama a Compulsive Liar?

    10/01/2012 3:53:26 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2012 | Steve McCann
    In an earlier column I asked the question is Barack Obama a compulsive liar or a sociopath?   (h) A Sociopath: A sociopath is typically defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others.  A sociopath is often goal-oriented (i.e., lying is focused--it is done to get one's way).  Sociopaths have little regard or respect for the rights and feelings of others.  Sociopaths are often charming and charismatic, but they use their talented social skills in manipulative and self-centered ways. A compulsive liar: A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies...
  • The Obama Administration’s Deadly Scandals

    10/01/2012 1:05:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 1, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    As for Obama, even as the ongoing scandals of Fast and Furious and Benghazi continue to deteriorate, it remains almost certain no one will call this administration or its standard-bearer to account for their blood-chilling indifference. They are people who have amply demonstrated that honor, respect and decency can be brushed aside in favor of political expediency as easily as one brushes lint off one’s suit jacket. And the silent media, which both forgive and forget the pile of bodies that have accrued in two major scandals, is equally reprehensible. Of the many scandals associated with the Obama administration, two...
  • Univision report connects Operation Fast and Furious scandal to murders of Mexican teenagers

    09/30/2012 11:58:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 1, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    The Spanish language television news network Univision unleashed a bombshell investigative report on Operation Fast and Furious Sunday evening, finding that in January 2010 drug cartel hit men slaughtered students with weapons the United States government allowed to flow to them across the Mexican border. “On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez,” according to a version of the Univision report in English, on the ABC News website. “Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for...
  • Fast and Furious Scandal: New Details Emerge on How the U.S. Government Armed Mexican Drug Cartels

    09/30/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled. Indirectly, the United States government played a...
  • 57 Previously Undiscovered Fast and Furious Guns Used in Mexican Crimes (Univision)

    09/30/2012 6:03:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 59 replies
    ABC News Univision ^ | Sunday, September 30, 2012 | Gerardo Reyes and Santiago Wills
    Fifty seven previously unidentified firearms linked to Operation Fast and Furious were recovered in sites associated with murders, kidnappings, and at least two gruesome massacres. Univision News obtained the list of Fast and Furious weapons and a list containing almost 60,000 recovered firearms compiled by Mexico's Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA). A cross-reference of the serial numbers of the guns resulted in 96 full matches (several partial matches were discarded). The 96 firearms linked to Operation Fast and Furious all turned up at crime scenes in Mexico from 2009 to 2010. In a report published on July 26, Congress...
  • The Untold Story Behind The "Fast and Furious" Scandal

    09/29/2012 11:12:31 AM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 11 replies
    Who are the human faces of the U.S. government's botched "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation? Often lost amid the rancor in Washington are the stories of dozens of people killed by guns that flowed south as part of the undercover operation, and later slipped out of view from U.S. officials. Univision's Investigative Unit (Univision Investiga) has identified massacres committed using guns from the ATF operation, including the killing of 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010.
  • Univision to Go After Fast and Furious

    09/30/2012 4:17:57 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 20 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 30, 2012 | Dan Miller
    El Presidente Chávez endorses President Obama Univision Fast and Furious "Bombshell"President Obama may not get as much Latin Americans support as previously anticipated. With Univision -- the "leading media company serving Hispanic America" -- set to broadcast a "bombshell" report tonight on Fast and Furious apparently focusing on the many deaths it caused in Latin America, his support seems likely to diminish. As observed at PJ Tatler, Univision has not coddled President Obama recently. Univision’s anchors grilled President Obama about Fast and Furious during a town hall meeting on the network earlier in September, suggesting that Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Live Thread: Univision Report on Fast and Furious 7 P.M. EDT 9/30/12

    09/30/2012 4:04:20 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    Univision ^ | Sunday, September 30, 2012 | Kristinn
    Just starting now. It's supposed to have English subtitles.
  • ICYMI: Univision will air special on 'Fast and Furious' at 7pm EDT - with English Subtitles

    09/30/2012 2:03:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Equipment Here and Now and Univision Investiga uncover secrets of the failed program that rocked the Obama Administration The program here and now of the Univision broadcast on Sunday September 30th at 7PM / FP6 special center on the controversial Fast and Furious operation of the U.S. government, which facilitated the transfer of hundreds of weapons and went to hands of Mexican drug cartels.
  • As Gun Rights Conference warms, Fast & Furious heats up anew

    09/30/2012 5:29:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner | 29 September, 2012 | Dave Workman
    In Orlando Saturday, talk about Operation Fast and Furious is once again heating up with Friday’s revelation by CBS News that Capitol Hill investigators are looking at a subpoena for someone who declined to talk earlier, and a key whistleblower is demanding the retraction of a June 27 article published by Fortune Magazine. Fast and Furious was supposed to be just one of many issues discussed here at the 27th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, but there are some people here who may make it a central topic. Prof. John Lott, who wrote a blistering rebuttal to the Fortune Magazine...
  • Set your DVRs: Unvision’s bombshell report on Fast and Furious

    09/29/2012 8:18:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Sept. 29, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Just when the media thought Fast and Furious had fizzled out, it seems Univision has done a little of their own investigating and will air it all tomorrow night (Sunday) at 7PM eastern. And the word on the street is that it’s a bombshell report.
  • Fast and Furious back in headlines as Univision reportedly finds more victims

    09/29/2012 9:59:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/29/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Spanish-language television network Univision plans to air a television special that it said reveals more violence than previously known, as well as the stories of how many more Operation Fast and Furious victims were killed, the network announced in a Friday release. “The consequences of the controversial ‘Fast and Furious’ undercover operation put in place by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2009 have been deadlier than what has been made public to date,” the network said. “The exclusive, in-depth investigation by Univision News’ award-winning Investigative Unit — Univision Investiga — has found that the...
  • Video: Preview of Univision’s “bombshell” report on Fast & Furious

    09/29/2012 4:55:29 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 53 replies
    HotAir ^ | 09/29/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration clearly hoped that the Department of Justice’s Inspector General report on Operation Fast and Furious would be the last word on the scandal. which has been tied to hundreds of deaths in Mexico and the murders of two American law-enforcement officials. However, a new report from Univision to be broadcast tomorrow, previewed here by ABC News, may put the issue back on the front pages. One source called Univision’s findings the “holy grail” that Congressional investigators have been seeking:
  • Univision To Air Fast & Furious Special

    09/29/2012 9:45:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/12 | Mary Chastain
    In July and August I worked on a post for Big Government about the human aspect of Operation Fast & Furious, the government gun walking operation that put guns into the hands of already dangerous Mexican drug cartels. The Old Media largely ignores Fast & Furious, but when they do pay attention, they scarcely mention the victims. Not until I put an enormous amount of pressure on The New York Times did they start saying "Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry" instead of just "a border patrol agent." Tomorrow, September 30, Univision will be airing “Aqui y Ahora” (Here and Now)...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Honors Eric Holder

    09/29/2012 1:23:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    Biggovernment.com ^ | Sep. 29, 2012 | Mary Chastain
    Attorney General Eric Holder was awarded the Congressional Black Caucus’s Chair Award last Saturday at the Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, DC. In her keynote speech for the event, First Lady Michelle Obama gushed over Mr. Holder’s “outstanding contributions to our nation.” Contributions? Does that include Operation Fast & Furious, the government gun walking scheme that allowed 2,000 guns to land into the hands of already dangerous Mexican drug cartels? These guns are linked to the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and over 300 Mexican citizens. Hundreds are still missing and have recently been found in Colombia. Mr....
  • Univision: The untold story of what 'Fast and Furious' wrought in Mexico

    09/29/2012 10:22:09 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Sept. 29, 2012 | Patrik Jonsson
    At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Univision says it’ll air a blockbuster investigation detailing the impact of the deeply flawed gunrunning investigation, which operated between Oct. 2009 and January 2011. The Spanish-language channel says the “Aqui y Ahora” program will expose the true deadly toll of a covert program where US officials allowed over 2,000 high-powered rifles to “walk” into the hands of violent Mexican cartels. Expecting American interest, Univision will caption the program in English.
  • Exclusive: Fast and Furious whistleblower demands 'Fortune' retract story

    09/29/2012 1:20:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    politico.com ^ | 28 September, 2011 | DYLAN BYERS
    John Dodson, the Special Agent who blew the whistle on the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, is calling on Fortune Magazine to retract its landmark article asserting that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives "never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels." In a letter addressed to Fortune managing editor Andrew Serwer yesterday, obtained by POLITICO, Dodson's lawyer called reporter Katherine Eban's article "demonstrably false in many respects" when compared to a report from the Justice Department Inspector General released earlier this month, and said "a retraction is in order to correct the...
  • The Untold Story Behind The "Fast and Furious" Scandal

    09/29/2012 1:09:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 28 September, 2011 | Univision News
    Who are the human faces of the U.S. government's botched "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation? Often lost amid the rancor in Washington are the stories of dozens of people killed by guns that flowed south as part of the undercover operation, and later slipped out of view from U.S. officials. Univision's Investigative Unit (Univision Investiga) has identified massacres committed using guns from the ATF operation, including the killing of 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010. Additional guns, previously unreported by congressional investigators, found their way into the hands of...