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Homeland security chief Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday denied knowing about the existence of the controversial gun-tracking Operation Fast and Furious while it was ongoing.

Napolitano told a Senate panel she didn’t find out about the operation until around the time of a U.S. Border Patrol agent’s murder in December in Arizona.

“Given the high level of information-sharing between departments, were you made aware of the operation while it was underway?” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

“No,” said Napolitano, who was testifying under oath before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Multiple officials who played leading roles in the gun-tracking operation were reassigned within the Justice Department or resigned in late August after months of investigation into Fast and Furious, an joint federal law-enforcement operation meant to take down Mexican cartels that were importing U.S.-bought weapons and shipping drugs to the United States.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed illegal sales of firearms to straw purchasers to occur and sought to trace them back to cartels. Napolitano’s department doesn’t have jurisdiction over ATF, which is located in the DOJ.

The government lost track of roughly 2,000 firearms throughout the operation. Several were later found at the scenes of Mexican drug crimes, according to a report by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Two of the guns were found in December at the scene of the murder of the U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry.

The House oversight committee is conducting one investigation, led by Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. Issa, his committee and Grassley are seeking to find out what high-ranking DOJ officials knew and when they knew it.

The DOJ’s inspector general is also investigating; no date has been set for the release of the IG report.

The FBI is still investigating Terry’s murder and has conducted interviews and forensics at the scene, agency Director Robert Mueller told the committee. Mueller declined to give further information, citing the ongoing criminal investigation.

Napolitano said she couldn’t remember when she found out that guns from the Fast and Furious operation were at the scene of Terry’s death.

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2011/09/homeland-security-chief-janet-napolitano-denies-knowing-about-fast-and-furious-during-operation/

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I'm sure she didn't. That's how this compartmentalization thing works. Do all the illegal crap you want, just don't tell me about the details. Plausible deniability. I bet she could pass a lie detector test.

Of course there is no outcry in Amerika about how the director of a department doesn't know about a smuggling ring within her own department. Nah, why would she ? She's only the head of it, that doesn't make her responsible for her ignorance...where's football ?
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I'm sure she didn't. That's how this compartmentalization thing works. Do all the illegal crap you want, just don't tell me about the details. Plausible deniability. I bet she could pass a lie detector test.

Of course there is no outcry in Amerika about how the director of a department doesn't know about a smuggling ring within her own department. Nah, why would she ? She's only the head of it, that doesn't make her responsible for her ignorance...where's football ?

Then the question should be why not? Why didn't she know? We need to start scanning the ATF, FED, TSA with pre cog to make sure they are not committing though crimes.

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Then the question should be why not? Why didn't she know?

Once again compartmentalize. She sits at the top of the pyramid. Two lower level minions sit directly below her. These minions are wise to the NWO agenda and know what their job is. What will happen is Napo will have a meeting with the minions, in said meeting she will 'casually' mention how nice it would be for their cause if drug gangs could get their hands on some high-power firearms. The lower level minions then know that it's their job to get gangs guns. They will then do all the leg work to set up the elaborate networks and work out all the details amongst the many minions below them, without ever mentioning a word of it to the director.

Pretty soon there's an elaborate arms smuggling ring set up by our gov. Does Napo 'know' there is a ring ? Of course not ! She doesn't know the ins and outs and all the grimy details. She has no idea ! So she can tell you the truth while she's lying to your face. See the beauty of the pyramid ?

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We need to start scanning the ATF, FED, TSA with pre cog to make sure they are not committing though crimes.

Yes, constant vigilence is always our duty as patriots.
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I'm sure she didn't. That's how this compartmentalization thing works. Do all the illegal crap you want, just don't tell me about the details. Plausible deniability. I bet she could pass a lie detector test.
Of course there is no outcry in Amerika about how the director of a department doesn't know about a smuggling ring within her own department. Nah, why would she ? She's only the head of it, that doesn't make her responsible for her ignorance...where's football ?
D..that's a bump. Their acts are predictable, yup, deniabilty. Lying is an artform for this gang, sociopaths are masters of this art. Nappy is clinically insane, off her FK nut, even a lie detector would not be effective on this one.
 Look back at our Prez and his campaign promisses, Bush will be questioned, the wars will be stopped. Ya, 3 bags full.

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Once again compartmentalize. She sits at the top of the pyramid. Two lower level minions sit directly below her. These minions are wise to the NWO agenda and know what their job is. What will happen is Napo will have a meeting with the minions, in said meeting she will 'casually' mention how nice it would be for their cause if drug gangs could get their hands on some high-power firearms. The lower level minions then know that it's their job to get gangs guns. They will then do all the leg work to set up the elaborate networks and work out all the details amongst the many minions below them, without ever mentioning a word of it to the director.

Pretty soon there's an elaborate arms smuggling ring set up by our gov. Does Napo 'know' there is a ring ? Of course not ! She doesn't know the ins and outs and all the grimy details. She has no idea ! So she can tell you the truth while she's lying to your face. See the beauty of the pyramid ?

Yes, constant vigilence is always our duty as patriots.

What is the point of being "DHS boss lady" if you don't know what is going on? What is the need of having someone in charge if they are in charge of not knowing things lol.

She needs to be fired either way. If she knew she was complicit and if she didn't what good is DHS? Right?

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What is the point of being "DHS boss lady" if you don't know what is going on? What is the need of having someone in charge if they are in charge of not knowing things lol.
Ha, welcome to Amerika.


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Yes the whole department should be abolished. As with many other alphabet agencies. There is a thread somewhere on this forum about the original head of the TSA saying it should be abolished citing its uselessness.

Mainly what I think we should do is just keep the conversation going in our local communities. Keep our fellow citizens questioning and resisting these behemoth bureaucracies, keep the pressure up. Of course do that by citing things such as fast and furious, and complement that with the fact that the head of 'Homeland Security' isn't even aware of smuggling rings being run by our own government in our own homeland, and the ridiculousness thereof.
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Ha, welcome to Amerika.

Yes the whole department should be abolished. As with many other alphabet agencies. There is a thread somewhere on this forum about the original head of the TSA saying it should be abolished citing its uselessness.

Mainly what I think we should do is just keep the conversation going in our local communities. Keep our fellow citizens questioning and resisting these behemoth bureaucracies, keep the pressure up. Of course do that by citing things such as fast and furious, and complement that with the fact that the head of 'Homeland Security' isn't even aware of smuggling rings being run by our own government in our own homeland, and the ridiculousness thereof.

Crazy huh? I think Ron Paul said these were exciting but dangerous times, I agree and can't wait to see whats next.

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Could this be her or even Obama's/Holder's Watergate moment?

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/181237-napolitano-denies-knowledge-of-fast-and-furious-program
Napolitano denies knowledge of Fast and Furious gun-tracking program
By Jordy Yager - 09/13/11 08:17 PM ET
 
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told senators Tuesday that she had no knowledge of a botched federal gun-tracking program while it was in operation.

In testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Napolitano said she was first made aware of the Fast and Furious program after U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in the line of duty in Arizona in December 2010.

Weapons lost track of by Fast and Furious agents were found at the scene of Terry’s death.

“Let me be very clear for the record: You were unfamiliar with Operation Fast and Furious while the operation was under way?” asked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). “That is accurate,” Napolitano replied.

The Fast and Furious operation was launched by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2009 to try to trace weapons from the United States to Mexican drug cartels by authorizing the sale of guns in the Southwest border region to known and suspected straw purchasers for the cartels.

But ATF agents were often told to abandon their surveillance of the weapons, allowing them — and the straw buyers — to disappear, according to House testimony from numerous agents. The only remaining hope for agents to track the guns was if other agencies found them at crime scenes or during drug raids and identified them by their serial numbers.
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Both President Obama and Holder have said they were unaware of the operation while it was ongoing. And with Napolitano’s admission to not knowing about it, the top ranks of who gave the ultimate authorization are rapidly thinning.

http://sadhillnews.com/2011/07/09/eric-holder-bragged-about-operation-gunrunner-in-2009
Eric Holder Bragged About Operation Gunrunner In 2009

Pay attention folks.

Two days ago we learned that despite Barack Hussein Obama and Eric Holder repeatedly denying knowledge of Project Gunrunner over the years, Obama approved and signed the stimulus funding for its operations back in 2009. And during that same year, Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder bragged about Project Gunrunner at the arms trafficking conference in Cuernavaca, Mexico – as documented on the Department of Justice website (see image below).

Side Note: Janet Napolitano’s name is beginning to surface, which would further explain her absurd attempts to forcefully ignore the US-Mexico border.

Side Note #2: Shocking, I know, but not a peep from CNN, MSNBC, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, FOX, USA Today or the Associated Press.

Holder Lied. People Died.

(Doug Ross) In sworn testimony, Attorney General Eric Holder denied knowledge of Gunrunner on May 3, 2011.

Asked in May when he learned of Operation “Fast and Furious” and “Project Gunrunner,” Holder claimed he ‘probably’ learned of it ‘over the last few weeks.’ In the testy exchange that followed, Issa pointed out that two Americans were killed by weapons associated with the botched operation, and that in the end, no major criminals were brought to justice. Issa also implies that the Department of Justice was deliberately slow-rolling the request for documentation about the program.

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Holder Bragged About Operation Gunrunner (aka ‘Fast and Furious’, aka ‘Gunwalker’) Back In 2009

(Washington Examiner) On May 3, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testified before House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa’s committee that he only learned about the government’s sale of weapons to Mexican drug cartels “in the last few weeks.”

But Big Government found a 2009 speech by Holder on the Department of Justice’s own website that proves the attorney general was well aware of Operation Gunrunner back in 2009:

The problem with Holder’s feigned ignorance is that he gave a speech in Cuernavaca, Mexico, on April 2, 2009, in which he boasted about Operation ‘Gunrunner” and told Mexican authorities of everything he was doing to insure its success.

When questioned by the media, Holder also denied knowing anything about Gunrunner:

“Holder’s office at first vehemently denied ATF has ever knowingly allowed weapons to get into the hands of suspected gunrunners for Mexico’s drug cartels,” CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reported.

But at the arms trafficking conference in Cuernavaca, Holder not only acknowledged the program, he bragged that he was in the process of expanding it:

“Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels. My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail.”

So Holder’s May 3rd denial appears to be refuted by his own words.

With 43 automatic weapons with serial numbers traced back to the ATF operation seized during a single traffic stop in Phoenix, and others showing up in crimes throughout Arizona, the ATF director now claims that Holder’s department is obstructing the congressional investigation.
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/29/nra-holders-resignation-project-gunrunner-allegations/
NRA to Call for Holder's Resignation Over 'Project Gunrunner' Allegations
By William Lajeunesse  Published April 29, 2011
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What especially galls and upsets U.S. gun owners is this: While the ATF was allegedly sending guns south, hoping to eventually bust the entire trafficking organization, Obama administration officials, including President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were partly blaming U.S. gun stores for the violence in Mexico.

"This war is being waged with guns purchased not here but in the United States. ... More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that lay in our shared border," President Obama said on a visit to Mexico on April 16, 2009.

That statement, which Holder expanded on a month later, laid the groundwork for the anger felt by U.S. gun owners. Many of them even accuse the administration of purposely fueling the violence in Mexico to justify tighter controls on the type of guns sold in the U.S. and where they can be sold.

"When does it stop being law enforcement and start being a criminal enterprise," La Pierre told CBS News. "Innocent people are dying. I mean artificially they set up straw man sales, to prove what? It is all under their watch."
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http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/10/allen-west-obama-must-remove-eric-holder-or-he%E2%80%99s-complicit-with-fast-and-furious-cover-up/
Allen West: Obama must remove Eric Holder, or he’s complicit with Fast and Furious cover-up - 07/10/2011

Florida Republican Rep. Allen West is demanding that President Barack Obama force Attorney General Eric Holder to resign.

Appearing on Nashville radio host Steve Gill’s show last week, West said Obama would be “complicit” with what he sees as Justice Department attempts to slow down and avoid a congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious and Project Gunrunner if he didn’t push his attorney general to resign. “The president needs to realize that Eric Holder needs to be removed from the Department of Justice,” West said after detailing why he thinks Holder should appear before an investigative committee to testify about how the DOJ has handled its response to the Operation Fast and Furious investigation.

“Or else I believe President Obama is complicit and he is in approval of the actions of his attorney general.” (Hume: Obama handling of ‘Fast and Furious’ reminiscent of scandal-plagued Nixon DOJ)
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http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/0811/Barack_Obama_rejects_calls_for_Eric_Holder_to_resign.html
August 12, 2011 - Barack Obama rejects calls for Eric Holder to resign

President Barack Obama has forcefully rejected calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over a controversial federal law enforcement operation that allegedly allowed hundreds of guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels.

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and the National Rifle Association have called for Holder's resignation over Operation Fast and Furious, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives investigation that monitored suspicious gun sales. Several of the weapons have been recovered from drug gangs in Mexico and two guns were found at the scene of the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent last December.

However, when asked at a roundtable with Spanish-language print media on Monday whether Holder should quit, Obama flatly said, "No."

"He was kind of uncomfortable with the question, I'd say," one of the journalists on hand, Antonieta Cadiz of La Opinion, said. (Read her story here, or the Google Translation into English here.)
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Of course she didn't know because she's been too busy all year doing damage control for the pornoscanners. I'm sure she stands to profit plenty like her predecessor Chertoff did. I don't even think Obama knew. Seriously, if you were that high up that you were letting illegal gun running go on for political reasons, why tell two people as incompetent as Big Sis and Obama are?  Just let them go on making their stupid speeches and leave the shadowy illegal activity to the more grown ups of the group. 
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  You have to be a liar to work for Nobama.
I'M A DEPLORABLE KNUCKLEHEAD THAT SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP.  MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND KEEP HIM SAFE.

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McCain couldn't/wouldn't find the MIA's/POW's so now ....

http://americaswatchtower.com/2011/09/08/gunrunner-john-mccain-requests-a-senate-hearing-on-fast-and-furious/
Gunrunner: John McCain requests a Senate hearing on Fast and Furious
September 8, 2011 by Steve Dennis

As more details emerge about the deadly Operation Gunrunner scandal–the latest being the news that the ATF authorized the illegal sale of weapons to gang bangers in Indiana, some of which have turned up at crime scenes – John McCain has requested that the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee open up a second investigation into this scandal.

  He is also requesting that Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, and Todd Jones be called upon to testify as witnesses under oath. While it is encouraging to see more of our elected officials taking an interest in the Gunrunner scandal I don’t think that his request will amount to anything because the Senate is still controlled by Democrats. And it goes without saying that it is most likely the Democrats will put party ahead of country–to use Barack Obama’s term levied at Republicans–and decline to open an investigation into Gunrunner.
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I believe that Eric Holder is stonewalling this investigation for the purpose of dragging it out past the next election in the hope that the Democrats will win back the House and drop the investigation–or appoint a friendly special prosecutor–and this cannot be allowed to happen.
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MINUTEMAN FOUNDER: ATF PROJECT GUNRUNNER SCANDAL GETTING WORSE AND WORSE
Published 09/14/2011 - 6:28 a.m. CST  Napolitano denies knowledge of Fast and Furious gun-tracking program

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McCain asked Napolitano to supply the committee with the specific date when she found out that guns sold under the operation were found at the scene of Terry's killing. McCain has long butted heads with Napolitano, who is the former governor of Arizona, but he is a latecomer to criticism of the administration regarding Fast and Furious.
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Both President Obama and Holder have said they were unaware of the operation while it was ongoing. And with Napolitano's admission to not knowing about it, the top ranks of who gave the ultimate authorization are rapidly thinning.



http://drclarkjensen.com/2011/09/gun-runner-ii/
Gun Runner II by drclarkjensen on September 2, 2011



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I don’t know why we aren’t hearing much about this in the newspapers, because it is a big, ugly, cover-up and I am pretty sure this goes all the way to the top, though Obama, Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano are all denying they knew anything about the Gun Runner (sometimes called Fast and Furious) scandal early on.
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It looks like a cover-up of much greater consequence than Watergate.  Assistant U. S. Attorney General Ronald Weich even went so far as to declare, “The claim that firearms agents sanctioned or knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to straw buyers who then brought them to Mexico is false.”  Weich was lying through his teeth.

http://partisan.blogs.hopelesslypartisan.com/item_10693.htm
PROJECT GUNRUNNER/OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS: AN EXCELLENT QUESTION
Saturday, 03 September 2011 Ken Berwitz

Here's an excellent question about the Project Gunrunner/Operation Fast and Furious scandal; one that mainstream media should have been asking - demanding an answer to - for the past year:

"How can Valerie Plame get a special prosecutor, and Fast and Furious – this scandal where the Obama justice department ran thousands of guns into the hands of the most evil people on the planet – how can that scandal get nothing but an Eric Holder cover-up?"—Wayne LaPierre (Executive Vice President, NRA)

Don't hold your breath waiting for a response from this administration.  It will never come - certainly not as long as our wonderful "neutral" media are there to run interference for Obama, holder & Co.
 
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http://www.redstate.com/moe_lane/2011/09/17/operation-fast-furious-rocket-launchers/
Operation Fast & Furious… Rocket Launchers?
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Saturday, September 17th
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Let’s review: When we first learned about Fast and Furious, the news was that a number of assault rifles had been sold to straw purchasers. Soon, we learned that the number was approximately 2,500 and that some of those were .50 caliber sniper rifles. Then we learned that somewhere between 1,200 and 1,300 of the weapons were unaccounted for, and that the ATF had allowed another upstanding gentleman to walk grenade components into Mexico (I guess he ended up in Mexico: no one knows because the ATF lost him).

And finally, we’re learning that just a few days ago, on our side of the border, U.S. Border Patrol Agents found rocket and grenade launchers, assault rifles, and C4 explosives.
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That last bit references this local report (via Town Hall)- “U. S. Border Patrol agents seized six assault rifles, one rocket launcher, a grenade launcher, and three packages of what appeared to be C-4 explosives Tuesday near the Rio Grande.” – complete with helpful picture, just in case you were wondering whether they might have just seized an artist’s portable carrying case, or something.

Mind you, this particular seized contraband may not have had anything to do with Operation Fast and Furious (certainly you can’t buy fully-loaded rocket launchers in gun stores. At least, I hope) – but is it safe to bet that way? After all, the ‘grenade components’ thing refers to this story about an American citizen smuggling grenade parts into Mexico; in case you were wondering, yeah, the ATF knew about him and let him go. Last year**. The .50 caliber sniper rifle story? Here you go.
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http://www.themonitor.com/news/launcher-54726-grande-grenade.html
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 a DEA AGENT DECLARED O9PERATION  FAST AND FURIOUS, INSANE.
 THEY GAVE THE CARETELLS GUNS AND LET THEM WALK.
     Nappy, Holder,  the lackeys in the justice dept and very possible high ups. They will deny, deny deny, not matter  what evidence is exposed, this will drag on untill iit finds the way into the black hole.
    The power will ine up, cover one another, and some smucks who were of the beleif they were in the circle of power will be sacrificed, or some mornic explanation will fe food sped to the mornic public with assistance from the elites MSM. Wolfy gae this 30 seconds on CNN.

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Project Gunrunner: Now In Theaters Everywhere!



http://partisan.blogs.hopelesslypartisan.com/item_10754.htm

Wednesday, 14 September 2011
OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS UPDATE
Ken Berwitz

Finally, at long last, there is a glimmer of hope that media will be covering the enormous Project Gunrunner/Operation Fast and Furious scandal.

The LA Times is on it.   And, as you can see from the following excerpts of Sharyl Atkisson's piece below, so is CBS News:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8300-31727_162-10391695.html?contributor=41919
3 more murders linked to Gunwalker
By  Sharyl Attkisson

Weapons linked to ATF's controversial "Fast and Furious" operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide.

According to a letter from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the disclosed incidents may be only a partial list of violent crimes linked to Fast and Furious weapons because "ATF has not conducted a comprehensive independent investigation."

When added to the guns found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in the U.S., the newly-revealed murders in Mexico bring the total number of deaths linked to Fast and Furious to four. 

Murders, kidnappings, and God only knows what else.   How could it possibly have happened?

The answer?  It could only have happened if one or more people very high up in the Obama administration issued an ok to proceed.  Middle level people do not have the authority to sign off on operations like this.

Amd what was the plan?  It was to arm Mexican drug cartels with thousands of automatic weapons so that the weapons could then be traced.  Except:

a) in what apparently is some kind of surprise to the administration, the cartels are using those weapons to commit violent crimes, and

b) incredibly, almost none of the weapons were actually traced.

Could this possibly have been a more harebrained operation?  Could it possibly have been bungled more compleely?

Thank you CBS news for acting like journalists.  It's about effing time.  And where the hell are the rest of the "accomplice media", which have looked the other way as this scandal unfolded, to protect Barack Obama and the people around him.

The Operation Fast and Furious scandal is on the cusp of blowing sky high.  To their credit, CBS, the LA Times, and a precious few others are poised to be at the forefront when it does. 

The rest?  Enjoy sitting on the sidelines and trying to explain to your readers/viewers, after the fact, why you were never even on the playing field.


ATF audio: Border agent was "collateral damage"
Sep 21, 4:03PM by Sharyl Attkisson, Chris Scholl

WASHINGTON - In secretly recorded conversations between two individuals deeply entwined in the ATF's controversial "Fast and Furious" operation, the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is described as "collateral damage."

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8300-31727_162-10391695.html?contributor=41919#ixzz1YdJzmsjn

ATF whistleblower called 'toxic' on secret tapes
Sep 20, 4:12PM by Sharyl Attkisson, Chris Scholl

In a series of secretly recorded audio tapes believe to have been recorded last March and obtained by CBS News, an Arizona gun dealer and an ATF agent involved with ATF's "Fast and Furious" operation worried about the unraveling scandal

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8300-31727_162-10391695.html?contributor=41919#ixzz1YdKJeMzt

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ATF investigation expands to White House
Sep 9, 3:29PM by Sharyl Attkisson

Today, the Congressional investigation into ATF's Fast and Furious scandal officially expanded to include White House staffers. In a letter to President Obama's National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) asked for records involving three current and former White House staffers.

The staffers are: Kevin O'Reilly, former Director of North American Affairs, National Security Council; Dan Restrepo, Special Assistant to the President, National Security Council; and Greg Gatjanis, Director for Terrorist Finance and Counternarcotics, Counterterrorism Policy, National Security Council.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8300-31727_162-10391695.html?contributor=41919#ixzz1YdKXzKpK

http://justf.org/blog/2009/05/18/obama-administrations-latin-america-team
Monday, May 18, 2009

The Obama Administration's Latin America Team
The Obama administration announced last week its third appointment of an official with responsibility for U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean. Arturo Valenzuela was nominated to be assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs. He now joins Dan Restrepo, director of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council, and Frank Mora, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, as the "Latin America appointees" in the Obama administration. Valenzuela's is the only appointment of the three that requires Senate confirmation.
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Dan Restrepo - director of Western Hemisphere Affairs in the National Security Council
Prior to moving to the National Security Council, Dan Restrepo was the director of the Americas Project at the Center for American Progress. Restrepo is a first generation American of Colombian and Spanish background and received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Before Restrepo started to work with the Center for American Progress, he spent three years as an associate at the law firm of Williams & Connolly, LLP. Restrepo also served on the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, under Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN), from 1993 to 1996, where he worked on many aspects of U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/13/spanish-spoken-during-whi_n_186371.html
Spanish Spoken During White House Briefing For First Time
First Posted: 04-13-09

The White House made history on Monday. ...When Dan Restrepo, President Barack Obama's senior adviser on Latin America, addressed the Spanish-language media in their native tongues, he is believed to have been the first person to speak a language other than English during a White House briefing.

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/regions/americas/index.html


http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/the-latest-on-gunwalker-remember-the-name-dan-restrepo/
The Latest On Gunwalker: Remember the name, Dan Restrepo
September, 8, 2011 — nicedeb

The name will ring a bell to bloggers who covered the Obama administration’s bizarre handling of the Honduran affair, two years ago. In the summer of 2009, the Honduran government chose to depose their out-of-control President Zelaya when he tried to go full-Chavez on them in an unconstitutional bid to essentially make himself el-Presidente for life.

It shouldn’t have even been a question for a pro-American, pro-Democracy administration to support the Honduran government during that crisis. Once the facts of the situation were laid out, it was a no-brainer. But the Obama State Department took Zelayas‘ side in the dispute, calling the ouster a “coup”, and punishing the pro-American Honduran government for what they did.   

The pro-Zelaya side marched under the  Communist flag, and  included Chavez, Castro, Ortega, (all of the Socialist countries in the region) and the United States government. Their attempt to force the reinstatement of Zelaya ultimately failed, but the shocking episode marked the first time in my life I had ever regarded my own country as one of the “bad guys” on the world stage.

Restrepo, the National Security Council’s top man for Latin America, was one of the figures behind the  U.S. Honduras policy. Hiding behind the curtain was the Puppetmaster, himself.
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Prior to moving to the National Security Council,  Restrepo was the director of the Americas Project at the Center for American Progress (CAP), the Soros funded liberal think tank, whose President and Chief Executive Officer is John Podesta

He also appears to be part of the brain trust behind the Obama administration’s gunwalker fiasco.

Late last Friday, CBS News and the Los Angeles Times reported that Restrepo and two other officials, were in on ATF memos from the Gunwalker operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2009/09/08/could-george-soros-be-behind-the-obama-administrations-disgraceful-treatment-of-honduras/
Could George Soros Be Behind The Obama Administration’s Disgraceful Treatment Of Honduras?
September, 8, 2009 — nicedeb

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"SHE'S LYING!" Period, end of report.

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She did so she'll have to live with that, sooner or later the truth will bear out.
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AS the head of Homeland Security, she is required to know what was going on. Admitting she didn't know is an admission of failure to do her job. So I think she should follow the lead of Dennis Burke, Arizona US Attorney...

http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2011/08/30/20110830us-attorney-arizona-burke-resigns30-ON.html

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U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke resigns
112 commentsby Robert Anglen - Aug. 31, 2011 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic
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Seven months after controversy erupted over a botched federal gun-running probe, a major shake-up hit Justice Department offices Tuesday that included the resignation of Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke.

The departure of Burke and the reassignments of two others who oversaw Operation Fast and Furious, however, were cast as voluntary rather than disciplinary by the U.S. Department of Justice. The department has been under fire since January as congressional committees investigate the gun-trafficking probe, which put hundreds of weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.



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http://www.redstate.com/moe_lane/2011/09/17/operation-fast-furious-rocket-launchers/
Operation Fast & Furious… Rocket Launchers?
Posted by Moe Lane (Profile)
Saturday, September 17th
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And finally, we’re learning that just a few days ago, on our side of the border, U.S. Border Patrol Agents found rocket and grenade launchers, assault rifles, and C4 explosives.
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http://www.themonitor.com/news/launcher-54726-grande-grenade.html

We know that ATF, FBI and CIA are involved, now we know the US military is as well; unless someone knows of a gun stores that sale grenade and rocket launchers. 

 
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Sharyl Attkisson interesting - hit and run investigative journalism? So she gets some ratings bringing up the touchy subjects - then drops them like hot potatoes?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharyl_Attkisson
Sharyl Attkisson (born in Sarasota, Florida) is an investigative correspondent in the Washington bureau for CBS News. She has also substituted as anchor for the CBS Evening News.
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In 2011, Attkisson reported on a literature review by Helen Ratajczak, a former scientist at a pharmaceutical firm, which theoretically linked the development of autism with the administration of vaccines containing human DNA via the mechanism of "homologous recombinaltion tiniker"
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In July 2011, Attkisson was nominated for an Emmy Award for her "Follow the Money" investigations into Congressional travel to the Copenhagen climate summit, and aid to Haiti earthquake victims. [6] Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for "Outstanding Investigative Reporting of a Business News Story" for her exclusive investigations into TARP and the bank bailout. In 2002, Attkisson also won an Emmy Award for her Investigative Journalism about the American Red Cross.[2]

 In the same year, she co-authored a college textbook titled Writing Right for Broadcast and Internet News .[7] In 2003, Attkisson was nominated for an Outstanding Investigative Journalism Emmy Award for "Drugs, Money, and Safety"; reports on prescription drugs and vaccines. [8] In 2010, she received an Emmy Award nomination for her investigations into members of Congress, and she also received a 2010 Emmy Award nomination for her investigation into waste of tax dollars.
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Attkisson is a third degree black belt in taekwondo.
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http://www.redstate.com/moe_lane/2011/09/23/darrell-issa-calls-for-special-prosecutor-on-fast-furious/
Darrell Issa calls for special prosecutor on Fast & Furious - 2011/09/23.
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House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa on Tuesday called for a special prosecutor to investigate the growing “Fast and Furious” scandal, in which the Obama administration allowed guns to walk to Mexico, where they fell into the hands of drug lords and were found at the murder scene of at least one U.S. border agent.
 
Issa complained in a conference call that, “there is ongoing cover up of a pattern of wrongdoing that can’t be explained by any ordinary people (who tried) to do the right thing but made a mistake.”

... Entertainingly, Attorney General Eric Holder would be the one who would have to appoint the person investigating… him; even more entertainingly, this actually makes it more difficult for Holder to stonewall things.  It’s irrelevant, in fact, that Barack Obama will not want an independent investigation into Operation Fast & Furious*: it is a truth that no administration ever likes to appoint a special prosecutor.  This is mostly because appointing a special prosecutor is like pulling the pin on a hand grenade and throwing the grenade down a ventilation shaft: you don’t know what’s going to go BOOM, but something will.  And the BOOM never benefits the party in power, which is why the ICA is simultaneously loathed and left alone.  Because what goes around, comes around; and the hypocrisy on hating/supporting the practice is so widespread and persuasive that in an odd sort of way it stops being hypocritical.  It’s all very Orwellian.

http://www.mainjustice.com/2011/03/18/issa-demands-answers-on-gun-smuggling/
 
So.  Let’s get that special prosecutor up and running!  I mean, if Eric Holder and Barack Obama are truly innocent then they have nothing to worry about: only the guilty should fear transparency, right?
 
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*Short version: The US government deliberately let guns get run into Mexico, where they were promptly lost to sight until Mexican narco-terrorist groups started using them to kill people.  The Mexican government, in particular, is not amused
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 Terror is the tip of the elites spear.
 Adolf used it victoriously after the Reichstag, get the hint. We have our 911, WMD's, migration, drug cartells, cripling debt, home forclosures, unemployment, etc. etc. etc.
 Fear disables humans, the elitist tribe is well aware of this fact and are using it at every opportunity, arming the drug gangs (fast and furious) fed the fires.
 From personell experiences I found that there is a remedy to brain numbing fear. Anger, pure unadulterated rage brings a focus, calls upon our adrenalin and the desire to act rather than being paralized mentally.
 I realize the folks on this site are aware of this but how many of our fellow Americans tip toe around in a state of underlying fear, unable to focus on the perpetrators of this abomination. Every day I hear about the formentioned issues from acquantences, each one seems to aim their irritation at one of these issues, or simply target Obama as if he alone accomplished this disaster. Their Focus is lost in the mass of horrors. 
 

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gee I feel so safe with Homeland Security.  An agency that doesn't even know what is going on with our borders & guns.

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Sharyl Attkisson keeps the story rolling:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8300-31727_162-10391695.html?contributor=41919
New Fast and Furious docs released by White House
Sep 30, 9:35PM by Sharyl Attkisson

WASHINGTON - Late Friday, the White House turned over new documents in the Congressional investigation into the ATF "Fast and Furious" gunwalking scandal.

The documents show extensive communications between then-ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office Bill Newell - who led Fast and Furious - and then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O'Reilly. Emails indicate the two also spoke on the phone. Such detailed, direct communications between a local ATF manager in Phoenix and a White House national security staffer has raised interest among Congressional investigators looking into Fast and Furious. Newell has said he and O'Reilly are long time friends.

http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/WH_F&F_000001-000102_To_Hill.pdf

ATF agents say that in Fast and Furious, their agency allowed thousands of assault rifles and other weapons to be sold to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels. At least two of the guns turned up at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December.

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The White House counsel who produced the documents stated that some records were not included because of "significant confidentiality interests."
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http://christian-everything.com/2011/10/04/wh-screams-swears-at-reporter-for-covering-scandal/
WH screams, swears at reporter for covering scandal…
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2787750/posts
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/cbs-news-reporter-says-white-house-screamed-swore-her-over-fast-and-furious_595011.html
CBS News Reporter Says White House Screamed, Swore at Her Over Fast and Furious
The Weekly Standard | 10/4/11 | MARK HEMINGWAY
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What's more, CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson -- who's been covering the scandal from the beginning -- says in an interview on the Laura Ingraham Show today that the White House and Justice Department have taken to screaming at her for reporting on the story. You can listen to the full interview below, but here are the key excerpts from Attkisson:

In between the yelling that I received from Justice Department yesterday, the spokeswoman--who would not put anything in writing, I was asking for her explanation so there would be clarity and no confusion later over what had been said, she wouldn't put anything in writing--so we talked on the phone and she said things such as the question Holder answered was different than the one he asked. But he phrased it, he said very explicitly, 'I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.'
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The congress sends a note to the Potus....

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/04/house-republicans-to-request-special-counsel-to-probe-holder-on-fast-and/
House Republicans Request Special Counsel to Probe Holder on 'Fast and Furious'
Published October 04, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was sending a letter to President Obama on Tuesday arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself, and requesting the president instruct the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel.
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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20115038-10391695.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody
October 3, 2011 5:59 PM
ATF Fast and Furious: New documents show Attorney General Eric Holder was briefed in July 2010
By Sharyl Attkisson

WASHINGTON - New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress.

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That's why Globalists hire women.  For operations Plausible Denialbility, just remember than one gal who worked for the FED who didn't know where $2 Trillion went.

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That's why Globalists hire women.  For operations Plausible Denialbility, just remember than one gal who worked for the FED who didn't know where $2 Trillion went.
Ok, and along with it her hubby is a big dog and she is certifyably insane.

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It's a perfect cover bring in women with a naive "Sex in the City" mindset to the real world, then when it fails on their watch you can...

A. Blame them like the misogynist you are and hold them accountable.

or

B.  Shrug it off saying after all they're only women and be labeled a chauvanist.

Either way the bankers have their cover.

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That's why Globalists hire women.  For operations Plausible Denialbility, just remember than one gal who worked for the FED who didn't know where $2 Trillion went.

Just remember that without people like Sibel Edmonds, Indira Singh, Cynthia McKinney, Cathy O'Brien, Carol Lam, Jersey Girls, Kay Griggs...WE WOULD BE IN A MUCH MORE SERIOUS SHITHOLE. Please refrain, no matter how true you think it is, from vomiting sexist bullshit here. Thanks
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DoJ creates fake terror linking Iran to Fast and Furious to save Holder's ass!

AHA, a reporter still has his nuts...He just asked about the Subpoenas in regard to Fast and Furious...Holder stated he "would undoubtedly comply with them, but he will not allow those to detract from the important business..." The presser was immediately closed at that point.
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New Evidence: Hillary Mastermind Behind Operation Fast and Furious

Last week it was reported that the State Department and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were deeply involved in the scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious, or Project Gunwalker. Today, however, new evidence has surfaced indicating that not only was Hillary deeply involved in the scandal but was one of the masterminds behind it.

According to investigative citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh, sources close to the development of the Gunwalker scheme state that early on, Hillary and her trusted associated at State, Andrew J. Shapiro, devised at least part of the framework of what would later become Operation Fast and Furious. It was Shapiro who first described the details of the proposed scheme early in 2009 just after the Obama Administration took office.

Vanderboegh relates the following:

    My sources say that as Hillary's trusted subordinate, it was Shapiro who first described to the Secretary of State the details of what has become the Gunwalker Scandal.

    The precise extent to which Hillary Clinton's knowledge of, and responsibility for, the Gunwalker Plot, lies within the memories of these two men, Shapiro and Steinberg, sources say.

    The sources also express dismay that the Issa committee is apparently restricting itself to the Department of Justice and not venturing further afield. The House Foreign Affairs Committee, they say, needs to summon these two men and their subordinates -- especially at the Mexico Desk at State -- and question them under oath as to what Hillary Clinton knew about the origins of the Gunwalker Scandal and when she knew it.

    There is one other thing those sources agree upon. The CIA, they say, knows "everything" about the "Mexican hat dance" that became the Gunwalker Scandal.

The 'Steinberg' mentioned in the quote above is Hillary Clinton's former Deputy Secretary of State, who was appointed directly by Barack Obama and was considered from the start to be an 'Obama man' whose objective was to carry out the wishes of the President in the State Department.

Hillary had said of Steinberg,

    Clinton said Steinberg had been a “fixture” at meetings with the National Security Council (NSC) and frequently represented the US State Department at the White House.

That statement is key. Hillary herself stayed out of all meetings dealing with strategy concerning the euphemism the Administration used to designate Gunwalker, 'strategy meetings on Mexico and the problem of drug and gun trafficking.' Hillary's absence would give the impression that she had no connection to the scheme while making sure that her views were represented by Steinberg and Shapiro, both of whom were fully complicit with the details that developed concerning how to pad statistics on U.S. guns in Mexico.

According to sources, Hillary was obsessed with gun statistics that would prove that '90% of the firearms used by Mexican criminals come from the United States.' As previouly reported, that meme, repeated incessantly by Democratic Senators, Barack Obama, certain members of the ATF, Janet Napolitano, and Hillary Clinton was patently and blatantly false. The fact that they all knew it was false is borne out by the lengths to which each of the above named co-conspirators went to attempt to 'prove' that the 90% figure was true.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-national/breaking-new-evidence-show-hillary-a-mastermind-behind-gunwalker?CID=examiner_alerts_article
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Issa sends a note...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/12/issa-issues-subpoena-to-holder-in-fast-and-furious-investigation/
Issa Issues Subpoena to Holder in Fast and Furious Investigation
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Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a subpoena Wednesday to Attorney General Eric Holder as part of his investigation into the gun trafficking operation known as "Fast and Furious."
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The subpoena seeks, among other things, all communications regarding the operation from 16 top Justice officials, including Holder, his chief of staff, Gary Grindler, and the head of the department's criminal division, Lanny Breuer,  as well as correspondence on specific dates to and from the former head of the ATF's Phoenix field division, William Newell.
 
It also asks for all documents and communications referring or relating to the murder of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata, including any correspondence outlining the details of Zapata's mission at the time he was murdered.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/12/issa-issues-subpoena-to-holder-in-fast-and-furious-investigation/#ixzz1aaHEEf4B
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A Syrian-born arms dealer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for conspiring to sell millions of dollars of weapons to Colombian rebels. A New York court found Monzer al-Kassar guilty of masterminding sales of arms, including surface-to-air missiles and grenade launchers to left-wing rebels. His Chilean associate Luis Felipe Moreno Godoy was sentenced to 25 years.

Al-Kassar, 63, lived in Spain and was known as the "prince of Marbella" for his lavish lifestyle. In the Latino press he managed to pick up the nickname "The Godfather of Terror".


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7909411.stm

This stuff is all connected

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Congress to FBI: clarify evidence in "gunwalker" murder
Oct 20, 5:01PM by Sharyl Attkisson

WASHINGTON- Today, members of Congress investigating the Fast and Furious "gunwalker" scandal asked the FBI to clear up questions about evidence at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

Napolitano testifies on ATF Fast and Furious
Oct 19, 1:44PM by Sharyl Attkisson


WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano said today she had no conversations with her one-time chief of staff former Arizona US Attorney Dennis Burke, about the Fast and Furious scandal that led to Burke's resignation.

Burke was Napolitano's Chief of Staff when she governor of Arizona.

He's the only government official to step down in the wake of the controversial operation that allowed thousands of weapons to be sold to traffickers supplying Mexican drug cartels.



DOJ: No 3rd gun in "Fast and Furious" murder
Oct 18, 12:22PM by Sharyl Attkisson


The Justice Department released a new statement Monday night regarding evidence in the murder of a Border Patrol Agent connected to the Fast and Furious scandal. The statement said "reports of a third gun recovered from the perpetrators at the scene ... are false."

Congressional investigators seek DoD records Oct 14, 3:15PM by Sharyl Attkisson

Was a Defense Department organization aware of Operation Fast and Furious? A new letter from Congressional investigators obtained by CBS News asks the provocative question.

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 Stepped down my arse, he fell on the sword.(patsy) But don't cry for him, we can be sure he wil be well taken care of.
 Hillary is a piece of work, it is their intention to create a state of fear and confusion that will tear the fabric of this nation ot shreds.

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/21/holder-cites-race-in-explaining-scrutiny-justice-department-actions/?test=latestnews
Holder Cites Race in Explaining Scrutiny of Justice Department Actions
Published December 22, 2011 | FoxNews.com
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Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., said it looks like Holder is playing the "last card in the deck."
 
West told The Daily Caller that Holder's "incompetence" is behind the criticism. "It has nothing to do with your race -- it has everything to do with competence, with your character and with your ability to lead the Department of Justice," West said.
 
Holder is not the only black Cabinet-level official in the Obama administration. He's just the one who attracts the most partisan scrutiny.
 
Holder, in testimony earlier this month, decried the gun-walking tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious -- which was tied to the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry one year ago, as well as the deaths of Mexicans south of the border. Holder has claimed he did not learn about the operation until earlier this year.
 
He said at the hearing on Capitol Hill this month that "nobody" in his department has lied, he and urged lawmakers not to let the issue become a "political sideshow."
 
Despite Holder's appeals, the controversy is not going away. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, this week urged Holder to testify before his panel next month.
 
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus meanwhile have been divided over the Fast and Furious scandal.
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Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., though, told The Daily Caller earlier this month that the Fast and Furious fallout is a "manufactured controversy."

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Will Holder fall on his Ak-47? (to save Napolitano?)

http://www.personalliberty.com/news/more-calls-for-holder-to-step-down/
More Calls For Holder To Step Down
December 22, 2011 by Sam Rolley

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Dozens of lawmakers want Eric Holder to resign.

Representative Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) said he “has seen enough.” Schilling is the 61st in the House of Representatives to say Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over Operation Fast and Furious.
 
“Rep. Schilling has seen enough to feel that Attorney General Holder should have known and done more with regards to Operation Fast and Furious, and is supportive of calls for his resignation,” Schilling’s spokeswoman told The Daily Caller.
 
Now, between independent calls and a “no confidence” resolution drafted by Representative Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), more than 90 lawmakers have called for Holder to step down from his position.
 
A letter sent to Holder from the House Oversight Committee last week, asks the AG to testify to “examine flaws in the management structure of the Justice Department as demonstrated in the genesis and structure of ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious” in January
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 The crew inside that pulled this off were hand picked, profiled and will be protected no matter what  the investigation turns up. Its similar to gangs. blood oaths, stick with the gang and all will be taken care of, to step out of line is suicide. They remind of a gang I heard about (the Bloods) I beleive was the name.
 The one difference, they don't advertise, they deceive.
Many people are terrified of gang members, rightly so. Just as those citizens were in Iraq etc. in fear of Americans.
These gang leaders wear finery,have makeup, carry a title, have underlings do the killing, command forces within the Gov and when asked a direct question they know plausible deniability will do the trick, they have it waxed..   We have been conditioned to see gangsters as big bellied Sicilian spagetti eaters or the typical street trafficers and gang bangers. Well guess what, those psychos in power are high class criminals with their act down pat, they have been fooling us for decades. Taking over neighborhoods is childs play, they are into nations.  &  Ours is targeted.
 Fast and furious will be buried in that black hole.

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Kicking the constitutional can...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77327.html
Eric Holder warns of ‘constitutional crisis’
By TIM MAK and JOSH GERSTEIN | 6/12/12 11:31 AM EDT

Under threat of a House contempt citation over the botched Fast and Furious gun-walking operation, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke in a conciliatory tone Tuesday about his willingness for “compromises” to avoid what he called “an impending constitutional crisis” over the withholding of documents in response to a congressional subpoena
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Holder’s remarks were his most aggressive public offer yet to wheel and deal with Congress to head off a dramatic contempt showdown — Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has scheduled a vote on the citation for June 20 in his committee.
 
At issue between Republicans and Democrats are the withholding of Justice Department documents in response to a Congressional subpoena. The DOJ claims that previous administrations have reserved the right to withhold deliberative documents
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Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77327.html#ixzz1xawctFjV

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FYI ... The CIA connected mexican cartel got the weapons....

http://www.libertyroundtable.com/2011/10/07/gun-running-drugs-going-bush/
Gun Running for Drugs Going on Since Bush
Written by Joel Skousen  //  October 7, 2011  //  Article  //  0 Comments

The latest revelation about operation Fast and Furious is that it didn’t start with the Obama ATF. It has been going on since the Bush administration, and probably even before. The Mexican Sinaloa cartel is really part of the CIA drug pipeline and that is why the US has been funneling weapons into their hands under the guise of a sting operation. There is so much competition for drugs in Mexico that the CIA connected cartel is fighting for its life, and a constant flow of US weapons is part of the CIA support of this evil partner. It’s no sting operation when you transfer over 2,000 weapons and make attempts to arrest anyone.
 
The cover-up about who knew about this and how long it has been going on continues to blossom, but don’t expect anyone to take a fall from this. The so called shakeup in the ATF didn’t involve firing anyone, only transferring high level assistants to supervisory positions in the Washington DC metro area. No one expects Attorney General Holder to be dismissed, even as he lies about how much he knew and when. In the past six months, no one was calling him on it, but now a few Republicans are calling for his resignation. Fast and Furious’ documents secured by Congressional investigators reveal that AG Holder was given multiple detailed accounts of the gun program, and that he perjured himself in Congressional testimony under oath.
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... in a newly discovered July 2010 memo Michael Walther, director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, told Holder that straw buyers in the Fast and Furious operation ‘are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to the Mexican drug trafficking cartels.’

http://www.legalizeheroin.org/post/10205437039/is-the-cia-really-collaborating-with-the-sinaloa
Is the CIA Really Collaborating with the Sinaloa Cartel? Does It Matter?

A few days ago, the Narcosphere published another article on the case of Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, a former high ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel, who claims to have collaborated with the CIA in exchange for immunity:
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The government has repeatedly denied granting immunity to Zambada Niebla, but has not made any comment regarding collaboration between Zambada Niebla and the CIA.  Prior to this week’s pleadings Stratfor and others had argued that the Zambada Niebla’s claims were a ruse designed to take advantage of circumstantial evidence (the most relevant being Operation Fast and Furious). Following the CIPA request, however, it seems slightly less drastic to conclude that there is some substance to the defense’s allegations of a CIA-Sinaloa relationship (it is also perhaps worth noting that Zambada Niebla’s Sinaloa lawyer is a confirmed DEA source).   Still, considering the breadth of information requested by the defense, it is possible that the classified documents in question are related to other operations (such as Fast and Furious) rather than any directly involving Zambada Niebla.

Regardless of whether any specific agreement existed between the Sinaloa and the CIA, there is no denying that the US funded Merida Initiative has greatly benefited the Sinaloa Cartel; since the US expanded its role in Mexico in 2008, the Sinaloa has become the dominant cartel in Mexico (the DOJ’s “2011 Drug Threat Assesment” published last week confirmed that the Sinaloa is the only cartel to have supply lines running through every region of the United States).  In essence, the Zambada Niebla affair is simply a potential explicit confirmation of what is already implicitly true.

http://www.insightcrime.org/security-police/merida-initiative
The "Mérida Initiative" is a multi-billion dollar effort by the United States government to assist Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean in their fight against drug trafficking organizations. Proposed under President Bush and implemented under President Obama, the program has provided close to $1.8 billion in assistance to the region to date. About $1.5 billion has gone to Mexico, $300 million to Central America and $40 million to the Caribbean
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5