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  • Sen. John Cornyn: American Guns and Mexican Violence

    02/10/2012 3:43:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 8, 2012 | Sen. John Cornyn
    The debate over U.S. gun laws and Mexican drug violence brings to mind Mark Twain’s famous quip about lies, damned lies, and statistics. In a recent editorial, the Washington Post blamed American policies for exacerbating the bloodshed, pointing out that “70 to 80 percent of the traceable guns seized in Mexico can be tracked to the United States.” The key word there is “traceable.” While it’s true that most of the traceable guns originated north of the border, those weapons represent a very small portion of total Mexican gun seizures.According to a Government Accountability Office study based on data...
  • Former DEA chief says 3 other federal agencies knew about Operation Fast and Furious

    02/10/2012 12:43:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2/10/12 | William La Jeunesse
    While criticism surrounding Operation Fast and Furious has so far focused on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, three other federal agencies knew about the operation and some of their agents tried to stop it, according to the former chief of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Tucson. Tony Coulson, the DEAs agent in charge of Southern Arizona during Fast and Furious, says many federal field agents knew the ATF was walking guns to Mexico, but supervisors told them to back off when they objected. Clearly, we went too far, Coulson said. The question we had among rank and...
  • MEXICO, OBAMA, CALDERONE, politics, violence and 1998 QUASHED INDICTMENT? (shortened title)

    02/08/2012 7:06:56 PM PST · by RummyChick · 33 replies
    gretawire ^ | 2/8 | greta van sustern
    Something is really, really, really not right… The New York Times has a really bizarre story on the front page today. I will make some remarks about the story and then there is a link at the bottom for you to read the entire story. I don’t want to run wild with crazy conspiracy stories but there are some really peculiar parts of this New York Time story that warrants further investigation. First some bullet points: * Juan Jose Rojas Cardona (“Pepe” and hereinafter I will refer to him as that) lives in Mexico and is part of the casino...
  • Holder granted extra time to turn over 'Fast and Furious' documents

    02/09/2012 6:59:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/9/12 | Terry Frieden
    Washington -- A key congressional Republican who had threatened to bring a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder if he did not comply with a demand for "Operation Fast and Furious" documents by 5 p.m. Thursday, has backed off his stated deadline. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, who has the backing of the committee's Republican majority, has granted a Justice Department request for an extension. No new deadline was set. The Justice Department did not dispute the committee statement.
  • Holder Tells Congress Obama Wants To Ban Guns

    02/09/2012 7:45:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Chris W. Cox, NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- Last Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about his role in the deadly Fast and Furiousgun-running scandal. However, instead of answers, Congress got more defiance, more arrogance, and more wasted time with an attorney general who clearly feels no sense of obligation to the American people or our rule of law. But for all the stonewalling, there was at least one telling moment at this hearing, and it should concern law-abiding gun owners and all Americans who expect accountability from our government. In a rash...
  • Holder tells Congress the Obama administration wants to ban guns

    02/08/2012 7:21:59 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:29 AM 02/08/2012 | By Chris Cox
    Last Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about his role in the deadly Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. However, instead of answers, Congress got more defiance, more arrogance, and more wasted time with an attorney general who clearly feels no sense of obligation to the American people or our rule of law. But for all the stonewalling, there was at least one telling moment at this hearing, and it should concern law-abiding gun owners and all Americans who expect accountability from our government. In a rash attempt to...
  • Traver up or down vote must include Fast and Furious answers (gunwalker)

    02/08/2012 6:01:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 February, 2012 | David Codrea
    Attorney General Eric Holder called to confirm a permanent ATF Director, Rep. Carolyn Maloney* asserted during her recognized time in the February 2 House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Fast and Furious hearing. Dismissing the proceedings as a politically-motivated fishing trip, Maloney used the brunt of her time to demand more gun control, and to conflate Fast and Furious with previous investigations. She even referenced a video where American Al Qaeda Adam Gadahn told followers to buy a fully automatic assault rifle without a background check at gun shows. That this is untrue and demonstrates profound ignorance of existing...
  • HOLDER'S SERGEANT SCHULTZ DEFENSE: As Hearings Mount, Attorney General is Throwing more Sandbags

    02/07/2012 7:04:45 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 11 replies
    Webtoday.tv ^ | 02/07/2012 | webtoday.tv
    Despite overwhelming evidence that memos and letters were sent to Eric Holder regarding Fast and Furious as early as July of 2010, he still used ignorance as his defense in the most recent Congressional hearing. As frustration was apparent on the faces of Republican Committee members, there was a certain smugness on the faces of Holder and his assistants, who were seated behind him.

Executive Director of the Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt has been following the Fast and Furious scandal, practically from the time it broke early last year. One of his concerns is that without the support of...
  • Mexico arrests figure in Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal

    02/07/2012 7:05:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 7, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
    Mexico arrests figure in Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities have arrested a reputed enforcer for the country's most powerful drug cartel -- a man also alleged to have amassed weapons from the U.S. government's failed Fast and Furious gun-smuggling operation (link, in Spanish, includes video). Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, 33, is also wanted by U.S. officials on drug-trafficking charges in El Paso. Mexican and U.S. authorities say he served as a top lieutenant to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel and was in charge of operations in the border state of...
  • EDITORIAL: Tempting contempt of Congress

    02/07/2012 6:40:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2012 | Editorial
    White House risks charges in probes of Fast and Furious, SolyndraThe clock is ticking for the Justice Department. As officials continue to withhold documents relevant to the administrations fatally flawed gunrunning scheme, House lawmakers grow more anxious to get to the bottom of what happened. Unless the material is produced before the deadline, Republicans shouldnt waver in issuing contempt-of-Congress citations. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members investigating Fast and Furious have given Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. until Thursday to turn over subpoenaed material and avoid an unpleasant battle between the executive and legislative branches. During his sixth...
  • Obama Fundraiser Tied To Fast and Furious

    02/07/2012 4:07:46 PM PST · by ElIguana · 1 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 02/07/2012 | PunditPress.com
    Some developing news in the case of Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, who is a fugitive on drug and fraud charges. In 2009 it was discovered that he was involved in a plot to assassinate a rival and bribe Mexican officials.
  • John Boehner To Halt Fast And Furious Investigation,Sell Out To Holder And White House

    02/07/2012 3:55:27 PM PST · by charlene4 · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | Feb. 7, 20012 | Doug Collins
    By Coach Collins, on February 7th, 2012 by Doug Book, staff writer Yesterday, Coach is Right published facts concerning an avenue which honest and courageous congressional Republicans might follow in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for the criminal misadventure of Operation Fast and Furious and its subsequent cover-up. The following represents current news of a vastly different approach. Congressman John Boehner, the House Speaker better known for displays of weeping than of courage, is reportedly cutting a deal with Eric Holder which would provide a mutually satisfactory outcome in Barack Obamas criminal, gun running endeavor Operation Fast...
  • Fast and Furious: Three Questions Not Asked

    02/07/2012 12:55:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Bob Owens
    Whether Operation Fast and Furious was a legitimate law enforcement operation, as the Department of Justice claims, or was part of a plot to impose gun control, it was radically different from all other border gun operations in one crucial way. Operation Fast and Furious was the only border gun operation that was undertaken with the full intention of the straw-purchased guns leaving the control of law enforcement officers and reaching the armories of drug cartel murderers. That fact alone should lead to the impeachment or administrative removal of everyone, from field agents to political appointees and elected officials that...
  • John Boehner to halt Fast and Furious investigation, sell out to Eric Holder and White House

    02/07/2012 11:07:09 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 165 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/07/2012 | Doug Book
    Congressman John Boehner, the House Speaker better known for displays of weeping than of courage, is reportedly cutting a deal with Eric Holder which would provide a mutually satisfactory outcome in Barack Obamas criminal, gun running endeavor Operation Fast and Furious. Months ago, Boehner prevented Darrell Issa filing a charge of perjury against Holder even after documents proved the Attorney Generals May 4th House testimony concerning the date of his first acquaintance with Fast and Furious to be an outright lie. And now the weepy Speaker will OFFICIALLY let the most corrupt Department of Justice head in the nations history...
  • Breaking: Fugitive Obama Fundraiser Linked to Fast and Furious

    02/07/2012 11:03:35 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 49 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/7/2012 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Some developing news in the case of Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, who is a fugitive on drug and fraud charges. In 2009 it was discovered that he was involved in a plot to assassinate a rival and bribe Mexican officials. This has gone public, as has his $200,000 in fundraising done for Barack Obama. Obama has now returned the money, but the scrutiny on Cardona continues. It now appears that Cardona's links to the organized crime world also ties him to the DEA, which ran Operation Fast and Furious. Cardona was allegedly involved with a top drug cartel across the...
  • Southern Preposterous Lie Center has a new employee, and they gave him an assignment: me.

    02/06/2012 6:47:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/6/12 | Mike Vanderboegh
    <p>I'm a freelance journalist, currently doing magazine work for Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hatewatch" news blog and "Intelligence Report" magazine. My current assignment is to write a half-dozen. 400-word profiles, including one on you, for the IR magazine.</p> <p>Obviously I can find a lot about you on the Internet, but would like to extend this opportunity for you to say something about yourself -- what you represent and what you don't represent, some biographical background, place of birth, military experience, college, work experiences, political-religious philosophy, etc..</p>
  • Major Obama Donors Tied to Fugitive Who Fled to Mexico

    02/06/2012 5:37:02 PM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Monday, February 6, 2012 | Mike McIntire
    Two American brothers of a Mexican casino magnate who fled drug and fraud charges in the United States and has been seeking a pardon enabling him to return have emerged as major fund-raisers and donors for President Obamas re-election campaign. The casino owner, Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, known as Pepe, jumped bail in Iowa in 1994 and disappeared, and has since been linked to violence and corruption in Mexico. A State Department cable in 2009 said he was suspected of orchestrating the assassination of a business rival and making illegal campaign donations to Mexican officials. When The New York Times...
  • Holder still hasnt talked Fast and Furious with Clinton, Napolitano, Obama

    02/06/2012 6:04:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/12 | Matthew Boyle
    During his testimony about Operation Fast and Furious before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform last week, Attorney General Eric Holder said that he still hasnt discussed the deadly scandal with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano or President Barack Obama. Holders admission that he hasnt taken the initiative to discuss how the government should handle this scandal came during an exchange he had with Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz. I had an opportunity in the Judiciary Committee to ask you questions on Dec. 8, 2011, Chaffetz said when questioning Holder on Thursday. I...
  • Darrell Issa to finally put Eric Holder behind bars?

    02/06/2012 10:38:19 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/06/2012 | Doug Book
    As a result of his refusal to honor House committee subpoenas demanding the release of some 70 thousand Fast and Furious-related documents currently withheld by the Department of Justice, Eric Holder faces the very real possibility of arrest and imprisonment by the House of Representatives. Your actions lead us to conclude that the [Justice] Department is actively engaged in a cover-up, wrote House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa to Attorney General Holder just two days before his February 2nd testimony before the Committee. (1) Stating what interested Americans have known for a year or more, Issa speaks of the...
  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: Deception Plan. The Gunwalker Conspiracy was not, and is not, primarily

    02/05/2012 8:16:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/5/12 | Dutchman 6
    Deception (military or political) includes manipulating, distorting, withholding, or falsifying evidence available to an opponent. History has shown that it is far easier to deceive by reinforcing an opponents existing preconceptions than it is to persuade him to change his mind. PSYOP personnel should encourage the opponent that the most likely way of achieving the objective will in fact be adopted (thereby diverting his attention from an alternative plan). Given two options, one of which reinforces our existing point of view, people are more likely to believe what they already suspect. Psychologically, they are gratified by evidence that confirms their...