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Title: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about Fast and Furious DRUG operation.
Post by: Jordan on September 14, 2011, 01:34:20 pm
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/
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: decepticon on September 14, 2011, 01:39:58 pm
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 ?
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Jordan on September 14, 2011, 01:41:37 pm
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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: decepticon on September 14, 2011, 01:54:26 pm
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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: chris jones on September 14, 2011, 01:57:38 pm
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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Jordan on September 14, 2011, 02:23:07 pm
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?
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: decepticon on September 14, 2011, 02:38:38 pm
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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She needs to be fired either way. If she knew she was complicit and if she didn't what good is DHS? Right?
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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Jordan on September 14, 2011, 02:41:33 pm
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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 14, 2011, 08:28:05 pm
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.

Drumroll please…

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.mygen.com/images/eric-holder-2009-speech-project-gunrunner-sad-hill-news1.jpg)

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.)
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: hardrain77 on September 14, 2011, 08:41:01 pm
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. 
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on September 15, 2011, 08:32:31 am


  You have to be a liar to work for Nobama.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 15, 2011, 09:12:58 pm
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 (http://www.thecypresstimes.com/article/News/National_News/MINUTEMAN_FOUNDER_ATF_PROJECT_GUNRUNNER_SCANDAL_GETTING_WORSE_AND_WORSE/50536)
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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

(http://www.mygen.com/images/gun-runner.jpg)

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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.
 
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 19, 2011, 10:23:25 am
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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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
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: chris jones on September 21, 2011, 06:00:18 pm
 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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 21, 2011, 06:39:45 pm
Project Gunrunner: Now In Theaters Everywhere! (http://sadhillnews.com/2011/07/09/project-gunrunner-now-in-theaters-everywhere)

(http://www.mygen.com/images/project-gunrunner-operation-gunrunner-gunwalker-fast-and-furious-barack-obama-eric-holder-janet-napolitano-atf-doj-dhs-sad-hill-news-thumb-700xauto-19.jpg)

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.
...

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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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: CalAaron on September 21, 2011, 08:35:37 pm
My take on J Napo: If she didn't know, she's incompetent. If she did know, she's an idiot. Ether way, she's not working for the Constitutional America we all love or the freedom we all crave.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: JT Coyoté on September 21, 2011, 08:48:18 pm
"SHE'S LYING!" Period, end of report.

JTCoyoté

"When men yield up the privilege of thinking,
the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon."

~Thomas Paine
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Jacob Law on September 21, 2011, 09:43:22 pm
She did so she'll have to live with that, sooner or later the truth will bear out.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Kilika on September 22, 2011, 05:33:08 am
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 (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.



Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2011/08/30/20110830us-attorney-arizona-burke-resigns30-ON.html#ixzz1Yfz0lXIJ
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: 2Revolutions on September 22, 2011, 07:27:34 am
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
...

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.
...

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. 

 
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 25, 2011, 01:23:32 pm
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.
...
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"
...

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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 26, 2011, 11:22:58 am
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?
 
Moe Lane (crosspost)
 
*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
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: chris jones on September 26, 2011, 12:03:51 pm
 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. 
 
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: egypt on September 26, 2011, 01:03:24 pm
gee I feel so safe with Homeland Security.  An agency that doesn't even know what is going on with our borders & guns.

Love, e
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 02, 2011, 01:28:21 pm
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.

...

The White House counsel who produced the documents stated that some records were not included because of "significant confidentiality interests."
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 04, 2011, 02:50:41 pm
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.'
...

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.
...

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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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Constitutionary on October 04, 2011, 03:00:45 pm
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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: chris jones on October 04, 2011, 04:45:09 pm
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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Constitutionary on October 05, 2011, 03:43:16 pm
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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Dig on October 08, 2011, 09:12:45 pm
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
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 11, 2011, 04:14:14 pm
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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Catalina on October 11, 2011, 06:52:32 pm
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
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 12, 2011, 11:05:49 am
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
 Published October 12, 2011  | FoxNews.com

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
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: worcesteradam on October 19, 2011, 03:23:59 am
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
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
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 24, 2011, 07:44:30 pm
http://www.cbsnews.com/8300-31727_162-10391695.html?contributor=41919

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.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8300-31727_162-10391695.html?contributor=41919#ixzz1bkXYecKi
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: chris jones on October 25, 2011, 05:36:06 am
 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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on December 23, 2011, 12:49:12 pm
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.
...

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., though, told The Daily Caller earlier this month that the Fast and Furious fallout is a "manufactured controversy."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/21/holder-cites-race-in-explaining-scrutiny-justice-department-actions/?test=latestnews#ixzz1hNvGjAvT

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

UPI FILE

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
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: chris jones on December 23, 2011, 04:26:06 pm
 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.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 12, 2012, 10:55:08 am
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
...

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
...

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77327.html#ixzz1xawctFjV

Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 12, 2012, 11:14:23 am
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.
...
... 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:
...
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
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Valerius on June 12, 2012, 11:29:58 am
Does she know about the constitution?
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 19, 2012, 11:32:37 am
more - Kicking the Constitutional can ...  
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Issa-Holder-contempt-showdown/2012/06/19/id/442782
Issa Headed for 5 p.m. Contempt Showdown With Holder
Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 11:22 AM
By Jim Meyers

Attorney General Eric Holder and top Republican committee chairman Darrell Issa are headed for a showdown over the Fast and Furious gun probe, meeting late Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to resolve the issue before a scheduled contempt vote on Wednesday.

Holder will reportedly offer some key documents in advance of the 5 p.m. meeting, in exchange for Issa calling off a vote by his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to hold Holder, the nation’s leading law enforcement official, in contempt of Congress.

Issa has said Holder’s Justice Department hasn’t fully cooperated with the congressional investigation of Fast and Furious, a law enforcement operation that let illegal U.S. weapons purchases wind up in Mexico. The Justice Department said it has provided more than 7,600 pages of documents.

In a letter to Issa delivered on Monday, Holder said the Justice Department “has offered a serious, good faith proposal to bring this matter to an amicable resolution in the form of a briefing based on documents that the committee could retain.

...

[ Blah Blah Blah - we're crooks - get use to it ]

Issa responded to Holder’s letter on Monday by writing back with a proposal that Holder deliver about 1,300 documents pertaining to the Feb. 4 letter, plus a description of the documents he will not produce so that the committee can “determine whether the department has substantially met its obligations.”

But Issa is under pressure from House Speaker John Boehner to drop the Fast and Furious probe because Boehner fears it could be an election year distraction harmful to Republicans, Fox reported.

...

But getting a contempt measure to a House vote could be problematical. Sources told Fox that Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor do not support the vote against Holder. As a result, some Republicans fear Issa may be forced to come to an accommodation with Holder so he doesn’t appear to walk away empty-handed.

...
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: chris jones on June 19, 2012, 02:34:24 pm
 Nappy is a confirmed NWO ,poscopthic suckling bag of waste, Sure she knew, its the same ol Shiiite, deny, deny, deny.LIE.
 Does anyone beleve she didn't know, that its compatmentalization, thats the excuse.
 IF, there were witnesses to her head nodding in agrement, does anyone thiink they will come forward. If she met behind closed doors are we going to be told.  Don't trust these shiits, they don't care about us, or this nation. They think global control, America has to go down folks, thats it. Our priciples have been hit on every angle possible.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 20, 2012, 09:54:40 am
Surprise..... Not....

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/20/politics/holder-contempt/index.html
Obama asserts executive privilege on Fast and Furious documents
By Tom Cohen, CNN
updated 10:45 AM EDT, Wed June 20, 2012

Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege over documents sought by a House committee investigating the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting, according to a letter to the panel Wednesday from Deputy Attorney Gen. James Cole.
 
The move means the Department of Justice can withhold the documents from the House Oversight Committee, which was scheduled to consider a contempt measure Wednesday against Holder.

See Holder's letter requesting privilege (.PDF) (http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2012/images/06/20/ag.ltr.to.president.pdf)
...


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/20/holder-issa-set-for-critical-meeting-on-fast-and-furious-documents-contempt/
Issa: Holder didn't produce Fast & Furious documents in Capitol Hill meeting, contempt vote planned for Wednesday
Published June 20, 2012

GOP Rep. Darrell Issa said his face-to-face meeting Tuesday with Attorney General Eric Holder failed to produce the documents requested for the congressional investigation into the Justice Department’s botched Fast and Furious gun walking operation and suggested he needs them by Wednesday morning to stop a scheduled vote to put Holder in contempt of Congress
...
The contempt vote in the oversight committee will likely pass considering Republicans outnumber Democrats 22 to 16.
...

Issa had demanded to see a trove of documents on the controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation. He also wants to know who prepared a now-retracted letter from Feb. 4, 2011, in which the department claimed the U.S. did not knowingly help smuggle guns to Mexico, including those found where Terry was killed.

Issa wrote back to Holder later Monday requesting he deliver roughly 1,300 documents pertaining to the Feb. 4 letter.

The letter also stated Holder needed to deliver a description of all the documents he will not produce. Issa said the log is "essential for the committee to determine whether the department has substantially met its obligations” – a statement he repeated Tuesday after the meeting.


http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-06-20/holder-contempt-vote-nears-in-house-panel-amid-standoff
Holder Contempt Vote Nears in House Panel Amid Standoff
By Seth Stern and James Rowley on June 20, 2012

A U.S. House committee is scheduled to vote today on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, the first such proceeding against the Justice Department’s head since 1998.
...
The contempt vote would be the latest escalation in a standoff that began last year between Republican lawmakers and Holder over Fast and Furious, a law enforcement operation involving the sale of guns that ended up in Mexico.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on June 20, 2012, 09:59:59 am


  I head Sen Chuck Grassley say they received around 8,000 documents/papers of the 70,000 they wanted from Holder and his minions.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on June 20, 2012, 10:22:50 am
http://www.DesMoinesRegister.com/viewart/20120620/NEWS09/120620005/Iowa-s-Grassley-responds-Obama-s-executive-privilege-move-Fast-Furious-


Iowa's Grassley responds to Obama's executive privilege move on 'Fast and Furious'
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on June 20, 2012, 10:47:30 am
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/18/border-patrol-group-calls-holders-resignation/


Border Patrol group calls for Holder’s resignation


The National Border Patrol Council, which represents all 17,000 of the agency’s non-supervisory agents, called for the resignation Monday of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for his role in the botched “Fast and Furious” gunrunning operation that resulted in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Council President George E. McCubbin III, a 25-year Border Patrol veteran himself, described Mr. Holder’s actions in the case as “a slap in the face to all Border Patrol agents who serve this country,” adding that the attorney general has shown “an utter failure of leadership at the highest levels of government.”

Two semi-automatic AK-47 assault weapons found at the scene of the Dec. 15, 2010, killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry were traced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to “straw buyers” who bought the weapons as part of the Fast and Furious investigation.

Agent Terry died during a gunfight with heavily armed Mexican bandits along the U.S.-Mexico border south of Tucson. More than 2,000 weapons purchased during the ATF-led Fast and Furious operation were “walked” to drug smugglers in Mexico. More than 600 of them are still missing.

Mr. McCubbin said Border Patrol agents are indoctrinated from day one of their training that “integrity is their most important trait … and that without it, they have little use to the agency.” He said agents who lie or show a lack of candor are quickly disciplined.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 20, 2012, 12:35:53 pm
More Kabuki Theatre
 (http://www.mygen.com/images/kabuki.jpg) (http://www.mygen.com/images/kabuki-theatre1.jpg)    (http://bulldog2.redlands.edu/dept/AsianStudiesDept/asian_theater/workshop1.htm)

http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/20/12319021-white-house-asserts-executive-privilege-before-holder-vote
White House asserts executive privilege before Holder vote
By Steve Benen
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:30 AM EDT.
...the House Oversight Committee scheduled a vote today on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wants more documents related to the so-called "Fast and Furious" controversy, and he's been unsatisfied with Holder's efforts to reach a compromise.

Last week, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said, "The only constitutionally viable exception to the Department of Justice`s obligation under the subpoena would be executive privilege." So, today, the White House asserted executive privilege.

"I write now to inform you that the president has asserted executive privilege over relevant ... documents," Deputy Attorney General James Cole wrote to the committee.
 
Executive privilege allows the White House to argue that some private communications between the president and members of his administration cannot be divulged to Congress.
 
In theory, this should probably affect the contempt vote -- Issa recently explained, "We very clearly want to respect the history of executive privilege" -- but it won't. The far-right committee chairman said the assertion of executive privilege in this case is "untimely," so the vote will proceed anyway, because Issa wants it to.
...
Of course, now that executive privilege has been invoked, the theater is going to reach a new level.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on June 20, 2012, 12:46:41 pm
More Kabuki Theatre
 (http://www.mygen.com/images/kabuki.jpg) (http://www.worldart.com.au/images/kabuki-theatre1.jpg)    (http://bulldog2.redlands.edu/dept/AsianStudiesDept/asian_theater/workshop1.htm)

http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/20/12319021-white-house-asserts-executive-privilege-before-holder-vote
White House asserts executive privilege before Holder vote
By Steve Benen
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:30 AM EDT.
...the House Oversight Committee scheduled a vote today on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wants more documents related to the so-called "Fast and Furious" controversy, and he's been unsatisfied with Holder's efforts to reach a compromise.

Last week, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said, "The only constitutionally viable exception to the Department of Justice`s obligation under the subpoena would be executive privilege." So, today, the White House asserted executive privilege.

"I write now to inform you that the president has asserted executive privilege over relevant ... documents," Deputy Attorney General James Cole wrote to the committee.
 
Executive privilege allows the White House to argue that some private communications between the president and members of his administration cannot be divulged to Congress.
 
In theory, this should probably affect the contempt vote -- Issa recently explained, "We very clearly want to respect the history of executive privilege" -- but it won't. The far-right committee chairman said the assertion of executive privilege in this case is "untimely," so the vote will proceed anyway, because Issa wants it to.
...
Of course, now that executive privilege has been invoked, the theater is going to reach a new level.

  Hey Grassley, never give your opponent clues on what to do.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: chris jones on June 20, 2012, 03:08:09 pm
 Pizzed yes, suprised NO.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 20, 2012, 03:29:51 pm
Pizzed yes, suprised NO.

  tamasaburo kabuki dance  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABV86sCZ0FQ)

Musume Dojoji [The maiden at Dojo Temple]- Tamasaburo [FULL]. part 3  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHnymgCWpWs&feature=related)

Japanese Kabuki Performance - The Lion Dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r8lfVoSBjQ)

Kanjincho - Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYqdC4x-Vns&feature=related)

Kabuki history (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67-bgSFJiKc)

Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 20, 2012, 04:20:11 pm
Or did he? ....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/us/obama-claims-executive-privilege-in-gun-case.html?_r=1
Obama Invokes Privilege in Bid to Halt Contempt Vote
By CHARLIE SAVAGE and JOHN H. CUSHMAN Jr.
Published: June 20, 2012
...
But Mr. Issa said that the House had received no letter from Mr. Obama himself or a log specifying what was being withheld. He also raised doubts about whether executive privilege covered internal deliberative documents that did not relate to confidential communications involving the president himself.

“Our purpose has never been to hold the attorney general in contempt,” Mr. Issa said. “Our purpose has always been to get the information the committee needs to complete its work — that it is not only entitled to, but obligated to do.”
....

On Wednesday, Mr. Boehner's office immediately denounced the president’s action.

“Until now, everyone believed that the decisions regarding Fast and Furious were confined to the Department of Justice. The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the Fast and Furious operation or the cover-up that followed," said Michael Steel, the spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio."The administration has always insisted that wasn’t the case. Were they lying, or are they now bending the law to hide the truth?”
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on June 20, 2012, 04:48:29 pm
Or did he? ....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/us/obama-claims-executive-privilege-in-gun-case.html?_r=1
Obama Invokes Privilege in Bid to Halt Contempt Vote
By CHARLIE SAVAGE and JOHN H. CUSHMAN Jr.
Published: June 20, 2012
...
But Mr. Issa said that the House had received no letter from Mr. Obama himself or a log specifying what was being withheld. He also raised doubts about whether executive privilege covered internal deliberative documents that did not relate to confidential communications involving the president himself.

“Our purpose has never been to hold the attorney general in contempt,” Mr. Issa said. “Our purpose has always been to get the information the committee needs to complete its work — that it is not only entitled to, but obligated to do.”
....

On Wednesday, Mr. Boehner's office immediately denounced the president’s action.

“Until now, everyone believed that the decisions regarding Fast and Furious were confined to the Department of Justice. The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the Fast and Furious operation or the cover-up that followed," said Michael Steel, the spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio."The administration has always insisted that wasn’t the case. Were they lying, or are they now bending the law to hide the truth?”


  So is anybody going to have the balls to call for impeachment?  Probably not.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on June 20, 2012, 05:19:28 pm
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-holder-found-in-contempt-of-congress-by-house-oversight-committee-20120620,0,1925455.story


Holder found in contempt of Congress by House Oversight Committee

 

WASHINGTON -- The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted to find Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress for failing to provide subpoenaed documents in the flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking case, just hours after President Obama asserted executive privilege and backed the attorney general’s refusal to release the material.

The vote for contempt and the White House insertion into the growing Southwest border “gun-walking” scandal set up a significant constitutional clash between the two branches of the federal government, one that ultimately may not be resolved until it reaches the courts.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: chris jones on June 20, 2012, 08:36:31 pm
 The MSM will play up the fact other presidents have used executive privledge, they will play along untill it all goes down the blackhole.
 I hope I'm wrong!
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: DireWolf on June 21, 2012, 12:27:37 pm
Big sis saying she was unaware of Fast and Furious is pure bullsh#t. Inter-agency spying is a given. The one-upmanship in the attempt secure funding assures this.

With the hiding behind Executive Privilege and National Security reasoning we will never know the whole truth, but be sure of this, she is one evil bitch and you or I mean nothing to her or her kind.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 21, 2012, 12:57:45 pm
The "W" word has been spoken...

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100166854/the-fast-and-furious-scandal-is-turning-into-president-obamas-watergate/
The Fast and Furious scandal is turning into President Obama's Watergate
By Tim StanleyUS politics Last updated: June 21st, 2012

Fast and furious hasn’t been discussed a lot in the mainstream media, which is why the facts can seem so preposterous when you read them for the first time. But the story is slowly unraveling and the public is catching up with the madness.

On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over his decision to withhold documents related to the “gun walking” operation – documents that President Obama tried to keep secret by invoking executive privilege.

The question of why the Prez intervened in this way will surely hang over the investigation and the White House for many months to come. Be patient, conservatives. It took nearly eight months for the Watergate break in to become a national news story. But when it finally did, it toppled a President.
...
It’s important to note that the Bush administration oversaw something similar to Fast and Furious. Called Operation Wide Receiver, it used the common tactic of “controlled delivery,” whereby agents would allow an illegal transaction to take place, closely follow the movements of the arms, and then descend on the culprits. But Fast and Furious is different because it was “uncontrolled delivery,” whereby the criminals were essentially allowed to drop off the map. Perhaps more importantly, Wide Receiver was conducted with the cooperation of the Mexican government. Fast and Furious was not.
...
Nixon invoked executive privilege to protect the tapes. In both cases, it was the cover up that destroyed Tricky Dick – not the original crime.
 
And, forty years later almost to the day, here we have Obama making the same mistake. Perhaps it’s an act of chivalry to stand by Holder; perhaps it’s an admission of guilt.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: tritonman on June 21, 2012, 01:08:54 pm
Here is a little video montage from 2009 that someone put together to show that 
THEY KNEW......
http://www.therightscoop.com/bombshell-proof-obama-and-holder-knew-about-gun-walking-in-2009/
A right wing site I believe but the facts are still the facts. ;)
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 02, 2012, 02:31:45 pm
From Drudge - unbelievable....

http://washingtonexaminer.com/secret-service-shuts-down-fire-eric-holder-protest/article/2501155
Secret Service shuts down ‘fire Eric Holder’ protest
July 2, 2012

U.S. Secret Service officers shut down a student-led protest calling for President Obama to fire Attorney General Eric Holder this morning, according to a report from in front of the White House.

After discovering a “suspicious package,” the Secret Service ended the protest. “Several agents seemed hostile to our march and seemed anxious for us to leave the area,” Maurice Lewis, a University of California student, told Campus Reform. “The discover[y of] the ‘unidentified package’ came just as the protest began gain traction.”

more:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/02/fast-and-furious-protests-at-white-house-abruptly-ended-after-suspicious/

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/U.S./660/371/fireholder.JPG)

'Fire Holder' protesters miffed after demonstration cut short over unattended bag

A protest in front of the White House calling for the firing of Attorney General Eric Holder was shut down before it even began when Secret Service agents spied an unattended bag.

But the incident appeared to be yet another one of Washington's false alarms -- and had the anti-Holder protesters wondering why their demonstration was cut short.

“It’s definitely one heck of a coincidence. It seemed like an overreaction (by Secret Service agents),” protest organizer and activist Oliver Darcy, of Arlington, Va., told FoxNews.com.

A group of about 50 activists had gathered near the North Lawn Monday as part of a protest over the ongoing Fast and Furious scandal and were protesting for about 30 minutes before the street was cleared for an unattended backpack.
...

Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Kilika on July 03, 2012, 02:32:47 am
Quote
“The discover[y of] the ‘unidentified package’ came just as the protest began gain traction.”

Why of course it did!  ::)
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: JT Coyoté on July 04, 2012, 02:01:13 am
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.  



Ol' "el duchette," AKA, "Big Sis," has known all about the guns for drugs programs since before she was Arizona Governor... basically, from the beginning...

Bow up for us there "Nappy"... reminds me a lot of Benito Mussolini... striking resemblance wouldn't you say...?

(http://www.teaparty.org/images/posts/3801.jpg)

Oldyoti

"If war is the continuation of politics by other means,
terrorism is the continuation of war by other means".

~Pat Buchanan --Where the Right Went Wrong--
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 04, 2012, 12:13:36 pm
Ol' "el duchette," AKA, "Big Sis," has known all about the guns for drugs programs since before she was Arizona Governor... basically, from the beginning...

Bow up for us there "Nappy"... reminds me a lot of Benito Mussolini... striking resemblance wouldn't you say...?

(http://www.teaparty.org/images/posts/3801.jpg)

Oldyoti

"If war is the continuation of politics by other means,
terrorism is the continuation of war by other means".

~Pat Buchanan --Where the Right Went Wrong--


http://theothermccain.com/2011/03/10/i-dont-hate-trains/(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wAbGT6uped0/TXlm0DCq3sI/AAAAAAAAHt8/pIjI6TBQoyQ/s1600/HitlerMussolini.JPG)
I Don’t Hate Trains Posted on | March 10, 2011
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: JT Coyoté on July 04, 2012, 03:39:12 pm
Yep... it just goes to show that in the fullness of time all things become their opposite... now the fascists are working so nothing runs on time...save their eugenics agenda...

Here they are, all bowed up and ready to RULE...

(http://www.theatheistconservative.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Barack-Obama-3.png) (http://www.mygen.com/images/18.jpg) (http://www.teaparty.org/images/posts/3801.jpg)


JTCoyoté

"The Democrats and the Republicans are the two
wings of the same bird of prey, that is feasting
upon the Constitution and the American people."

~Pat Buchanan
-- From his campaign speeches as the
Reform Party candidate for president in 2000.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 05, 2012, 10:49:01 am
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/4/holders-contempt-for-house-now-affirmed/
GOTTLIEB AND WORKMAN:
Holder’s contempt for House now affirmed
Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fast and Furious stonewall a result of Team Obama arrogance

When the House of Representatives voted 255-67 to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, Mr. Holder and his Justice Department, surprisingly, wasted no time proving that they have nothing but contempt for the lawmakers who undertook that historic measure.

Justice Department officials quickly announced that there would be no prosecution and that as far as they were concerned, no crime had been committed.

Mr. Holder, his agency and by proxy, the Obama White House, thumbed its collective nose at Congress, and particularly at the family of a slain Border Patrol agent, who are still waiting for answers about his murder.
...
Alan Gottlieb is founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation. Dave Workman is communications director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/27/politics/holder-contempt-next/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_latest+%28RSS%3A+Most+Recent%29
What follows the Holder contempt vote?
By Alan Silverleib, CNN Congressional Producer
updated 8:40 AM EDT, Thu June 28, 2012

Washington (CNN) -- Washington's uproar over the infamous Operation Fast and Furious gun-running sting will likely hit its political climax Thursday as the House of Representatives votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.
 
But beyond the political symbolism of such a vote --
no attorney general has ever been held in contempt by Congress
-- what exactly does it mean? Where does the case go from here? If modern history is any guide, it won't go very far.

The GOP-controlled House is actually set to hold two votes: one for criminal contempt and another authorizing civil action.
...
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: DireWolf on July 05, 2012, 05:00:09 pm
So much for inter-agency cooperation and coordination, which by the way cost us the tax payer hundreds of millions, if not billions of $$$.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 05, 2012, 10:19:28 pm
http://www.amsterdamnews.com/news/national/justice-department-will-not-prosecute-eric-holder-for-contempt/article_722c9cb4-c6cf-11e1-82a0-001a4bcf887a.html
Justice Department will not prosecute Eric Holder for contempt
Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2012 12:00 am
By HERB BOYD Special to the AmNews | 0 comments

In a letter last week from Deputy Attorney General James Cole to House Speaker John Boehner, Cole wrote, “We will not prosecute an executive branch official under the contempt of Congress statute for withholding subpoenaed documents pursuant to a presidential assertion of executive privilege.”

This, in effect, removes any criminal charges against Attorney General Eric Holder and momentarily nullifies an unprecedented action by the House of Representatives to cite Holder with contempt of Congress—the first time such a sanction has been imposed on a sitting member of the president’s cabinet. Many observers of the dispute were bewildered by a contempt charge that, in the end, might have the Justice Department prosecuting one of its own.
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Kilika on July 06, 2012, 01:48:55 am
Quote
Many observers of the dispute were bewildered by a contempt charge that, in the end, might have the Justice Department prosecuting one of its own.

No matter. They have shown they refuse to prosecute their own, regardless of what Congress says. That's a rouge agency, and proof the system has been compromised.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 06, 2012, 12:41:26 pm
http://www.chieftain.com/opinion/editorials/mr-holder-s-contempt/article_77f4a7e2-c49d-11e1-9029-001a4bcf887a.html
Mr. Holder’s contempt
Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 5:00 am

FOR THE first time in history, an American Cabinet officer has been held in contempt of Congress.
...
After the House vote Thursday, the Justice Department said it would not investigate its boss, Mr. Holder. But we don’t think that will be the end of the case.

That could well be one more reason why voters will decide not to return the president to the White House for a second term.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 08, 2012, 07:04:11 pm
[ Now this is amazing - these are pure sociopaths... ]  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/08/holder-national-council-of-la-raza-convention_n_1656728.html
Eric Holder At National Council Of La Raza Convention Promises Aggressive Civil Rights Protection
Posted: 07/08/2012 12:35 am Updated: 07/08/2012 7:40 pm

LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. Justice Department will aggressively protect the civil liberties, voting rights and safety of Latinos in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder promised during a Saturday address at the National Council of La Raza Convention in Las Vegas.

Holder also offered a specific warning to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and any agency wanting to emulate Arpaio’s efforts to round up and expel undocumented immigrants at any cost.
...

Holder’s promise also came just two weeks after Congress voted to hold him in criminal contempt. Holder has refused to turn over documents related to Fast and Furious, an investigation that attempted to track guns purchased in the United States then funneled to violent drug cartels in Mexico. One of these guns was later found at the scene of a shootout where an American law enforcement officer died. The precise role Justice Department officials of Fast and Furious played in making the gun available remains unclear. Holder is the first sitting cabinet secretary in U.S. history to face a contempt charge.


http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/160537905.html
Biden scheduled to speak at LA RAZA event in Las Vegas
By Joyce Lupiani
CREATED Jun. 27, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is the scheduled keynote speaker at an upcoming National Council of La Raza annual conference in Las Vegas.
 ...
Several other Obama administration officials are set to appear, including Attorney General Eric Holder, Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan and consumer protection chief Richard Cordray.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyVzwSgunPQ
Terry family reacts to Holder contempt vote

Parents of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry react to Attorney General's contempt vote in Congress

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Three dead, six wounded in shooting at IHOP in Carson City, Nevada

Was this story was buried because the weapons were from Fast and Furious ?
Were the Sencion family members of La Raza?

This article was hard to find. a Mak-90 is a Chinese ak-47....  
 
(http://www.mygen.com/images/hazmatak.jpg) mak-90

http://www.kolotv.com/specialreport/headlines/IHOP_Shooter_Used_Illegal_Gun_131180703.html
IHOP Shooter Used Illegal Gun -  Reno

According to ATF at least one of his weapons that day was obtained illegally.
Posted: 3:52 PM Oct 5, 2011
Reporter: Terri Russell

“He is not reported as having a fully automatic weapon. He did not have it legally,” says Carson City undersheriff Steve Albertsen.

Albertsen says no one knows how Eduardo Sencion got the altered MAK-90.

The ATF traces it back to Mound House 5 years ago where it was sold to a private party [ The ATF? for operation gun walker? ] .  

Between then and September 6, the ATF says it was altered from semi-to-automatic weapon.

“The person that owns an automatic weapon has to have a permit through the ATF and the state and the county, we would know,” says Albertsen, and that’s to own it legally.

According to the under sheriff Sencion never applied for such permission to modify the weapon.

That's where the ATF's investigation continues as they try to figure out the chain of ownership and if Sencion may have done the alterations himself.

“What was on that computer? Is there anything interesting that we want to know. Was he making notes on that computer, was he on websites, was he talking to somebody that might answer some questions,” says Albertsen.

As for the other guns in Sencion's possession at the time of the shooting, besides the modified MAK 90, Sencion also had an AK-47, A Glock, and a .38 caliber revolver, the under sheriff says because they weren't altered, Sencion could legally have those weapons.

As far as the IHOP itself is concerned: it remains closed and the company is not talking about a plan yet. Some in Carson City say they want it leveled. Others say they want the restaurant to relocate in town. Others want it to open again, just where it is, The company may release its plan later this week.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 20, 2012, 09:02:19 pm
Notice how a contemptable Atty Gen Eric Holder is quickly forgotten... or at least on the back burner...
F&F shows WE NEED a UN disarmament treaty!!! 1000's of small arms moved easily across our borders into the wrong hands
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Kilika on July 21, 2012, 05:37:28 am
Notice how a contemptable Atty Gen Eric Holder is quickly forgotten... or at least on the back burner...
F&F shows WE NEED a UN disarmament treaty!!! 1000's of small arms moved easily across our borders into the wrong hands


Please explain yourself. That's sarcasm, right?
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 21, 2012, 10:26:13 am
Please explain yourself. That's sarcasm, right?

Sarcasm yes! - This subject has become so depressing I can't really discuss it straight anymore.
see  http://www.sarcasmsociety.com/sarcastic-quotes.html
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Kilika on July 22, 2012, 06:04:28 am
Just checkin'  ;)
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 22, 2012, 12:47:54 pm
Well this is related since Eric Holder runs the DOinJustice

http://www.conservativecrusader.com/articles/former-terrorist-receives-doj-grant-money-claims-beltway-watchdog
Former terrorist receives DOJ grant money, claims Beltway watchdog
by: jim kouri | published: 05 24, 2012

The Obama Justice Department awarded a group headed by a domestic terrorist, -- and one-time FBI fugitive with close ties to President Barack Obama -- hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars "to reduce racial disparities in the juvenile justice system," according to a leading Inside the Beltway watchdog group.
 
"This is a story you likely won’t see in the mainstream media, but a reputable political magazine exposed it this week," according to officials at Judicial Watch, an organization that investigates and exposes government corruption and abuse.
 
According to Judicial Watch's Corruption Chronicles, Department of Justice has already given $400,000 in grants to an organization that blames disproportionately high criminal behavior among minority juvenile delinquents on discrimination. The San Francisco-based nonprofit describes itself as a leading organization in the field of juvenile justice and ethnic and racial disparities reduction.
 
Among the institute’s board of directors is Bernardine Dohrn, a longtime Obama supporter and fundraiser and proud member of the Weather Underground, a radical group that used explosives to attack the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and other government buildings to protest U.S. policy. She and her group are believed responsible for the killing and wounding police officers, as well.
...
Dohrn is married to William Ayers, the co-founder of the Weather Underground. Like his wife, Ayers was also an FBI fugitive who has proudly admitted planting bombs in government buildings during the Vietnam era. In fact, he has publicly said that he doesn’t regret his terrorist acts and that in fact his group "didn't do enough."

More recently, the American contingent of the Free Gaza Movement was led by President Barack Obama's friends and supporters Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and Jody Davis, who also heads Code Pink. The Free Gaza Movement boasts the names of Bill Ayers,Noam Chomsky, Adam Shapiro and other American radicals allegedly devoted to destroying the United States and Israel.
 
"The couple has long supported Obama’s political career by donating money to his campaigns and hosting fundraisers at their Chicago home. For years they all hung out in the same political and social circles, lived in the same Chicago neighborhood and Obama and Ayers served on the board of a leftwing Chicago nonprofit. However, during the 2008 presidential campaign Obama worked hard to distance himself from his terrorist pals," according to Corruption Chronicles.
 
"Using the generous DOJ grant as a guide, it appears that Dohrn is still benefiting from the relationship with Obama. How else could one explain the DOJ grant?" the Judicial Watch blog asks. "As the article that broke the story points out, Dohrn has a history with the Justice Department and it isn’t good. Why would the agency responsible for enforcing the law and defending the country against the attacks she once carried out give her taxpayer dollars?"

Dohrn refused to comment about the Judicial Watch allegations.
 
Special thanks to Jill Farrell, director of public affairs at Judicial Watch. for her valuable assistance
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 25, 2012, 12:11:17 pm
Convienient that Holder was out of the country for the shooting in Colorado Fusion Center - interesting he also went to Malaysia then Singapore, another police state and country where guns are banned.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/archives/2373
Attorney General Eric Holder Visits Malaysia
July 17th, 2012
Posted by Tracy Russo

Attorney General Eric Holder was in Malaysia this week to meet with his counterparts to discuss issues related to transnational crime and terrorism.
 
During his visit , Attorney General Holder and Malaysian Minister for Home Affairs Datuk Seri Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on assistance in the field of transnational crimes.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2909415/posts


http://privacyasia.blogspot.com/2012/07/eric-holder-in-singapore-balance-and.html
Eric Holder in Singapore. Balance and Values
 Data Protection, Privacy and Tech Law in Asia ^ | Friday, 20 July 2012 | David Ho
 
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2012 4:38:37 PM by combat_boots

Attorney-General Eric Holder's speech on "Asymmetrical Threats: Responding to Terrorism and Cybercrime while Protecting Civil Liberties" sounded largely like a diplomatic speech addressing common values and co-operation between countries in Asia in fighting cyber-crime and terrorism. He repeated a number of times the need to continue to uphold or honour basic and fundamental freedoms while still engaging in law enforcement and protecting citizens' lives and security

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What Singapore is about - So this is what they want Globally?:

http://singaporedissident.blogspot.com/2008/05/singapore-ultimate-police-state.html
Monday, May 19, 2008
Singapore. The ultimate police state.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Below the surface of the glass towers, the skyscrapers, the Parliament, the elections and the speeches upon speeches by government officials swearing under oath that Singapore is a parliamentary democracy; below the outward trappings of democracy; truly it is the ultimate police state. There is no law, there is no justice, and men and women live each moment at the pleasure of Messrs Lee Kuan Yew and his son. This is indeed the bitter truth.

You have seen the police totally ignoring the Constitution of Singapore by arresting and imprisoning peaceful protesters, peaceful public speakers, and confiscating films which are in no way objectionable except that it is critical of Lee and son. The Constitution allows criticism under the free speech clause. Yet all these rights are blatantly ignored with the police doing anything they want.

After being arrested and charged it would have been good if at least the courts can protect you. Alas, that protection too is absent. In fact, not too recently when peaceful protesters challenged the disruption of their perfectly legal protest in court, the Judge VK Rajah made the astonishing statement that Singaporeans have no right to protest as this will undermine the respectability of government institutions!

Singapore has, just as other countries the Criminal Procedure Code that sets out the practice and procedure for the police to follow. Warrants of arrests are needed for non seizable offenses and searches and seizures of private property generally requires a warrant signed by a judge. Warrantless arrests and seizures require the finding by the police of probable cause before they can do it. But to use a local colloquial phrase " The police anyhow suka suka catch anybody they want. So the police belong to your father izzit?"

Today the police in Singapore can stop anyone anytime, take them in without rime or reason, by merely saying they suspect an offence, without more.
...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Kuan_Yew

Lee Kuan Yew, GCMG CH (born 16 September 1923) is a Singaporean statesman.[2][3][4][5] He was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, governing for three decades.
 
As the co-founder and first secretary-general of the People's Action Party (PAP), he led the party to eight victories from 1959 to 1990, and oversaw the separation of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965 and its subsequent transformation from a relatively underdeveloped colonial outpost with no natural resources into a "First World" Asian Tiger. He is one of the most influential political figures in Southeast Asia
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 05, 2012, 12:43:48 pm
UNArms (Small) Arms treaty is tabled for a while - so they must move fast and get the stockpiles of weapons out of the country.

UN Disarmament Treaty back-door

Meanwhile in Washington...  

U.S. homeland-security and law-enforcement agencies have objected to Obama administration proposals to relax export restrictions on high-powered firearms, threatening a centerpiece of the president’s trade…agenda.
 
( Posted on May 3, 2012 )
The agencies, in internal memos viewed by The Wall Street Journal, warn the changes could help arm drug cartels and terrorists and make it harder for the U.S. to crack down on gun-trafficking.
...
Under the proposed rules, close-assault weapons, sniper rifles, combat shotguns and ammunition would be moved from the “strict controls” of the Munitions List to a “lesser controlled” Commerce list, according to a Homeland Security memo.
...
Homeland Security warned in its memo that many eligible countries in Europe have “considerable government corruption, significant underground economies and no border controls for exports allowing these countries to serve as transshipment points for diversion of small arms and light weapons.” No [specific] country was named

Full Article: http://www.studentnewsdaily.com/daily-news-article/white-house-efforts-to-relax-gun-exports-face-resistance/

" U.S. manufacturers exported 195,000 firearms in 2009, the most recent year the federal government has statistics. That is down from 1993, the last peak, when more than 431,000 were exported.

Imports spiked to 2.8 million firearms in 2009, from about 892,000 a decade earlier. … "

[ interesting - now I see these articles in a new light: ]  

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/6/14/breaking_08_pledge_leaked_trade_doc
Breaking ’08 Pledge, Leaked Trade Doc Shows Obama Wants to Help Corporations Avoid Regulations
Thursday, June 14, 2012

A draft agreement leaked Wednesday shows the Obama administration is pushing a secretive trade agreement that could vastly expand corporate power and directly contradict a 2008 campaign promise by President Obama. A U.S. proposal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact between the United States and eight Pacific nations would allow foreign corporations operating in the U.S. to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its ruling. We speak to Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, a fair trade group that posted the leaked documents on its website. "This isn’t just a bad trade agreement," Wallach says. "This is a 'one-percenter' power tool that could rip up our basic needs and rights."

[ So is it any wonder that the UN arms treaty was just a smoke screen for whats really going on? (And that Obama had it rejected at the 23rd hour?]

http://www.asian-defence.com/2012/07/germany-may-relax-rules-on-arms-exports.html
Germany May Relax Rules on Arms Exports
Germany to Relax Rules on Arms Exports (excerpt)

The German government is planning to relax its tight restrictions on arms exports, according to plans drafted by the Economics Ministry, SPIEGEL has learned. The aim is to make it easier for companies to compete with European rivals. But amid a major debate about the country's role in the global weapons trade, the decision will likely garner heavy criticism.

The German government plans to simplify approval procedures for the export of weapons and defense equipment, according to plans drafted by the Economics Ministry, SPIEGEL has learned.
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In recent months, the government in Berlin has come under strong criticism for approving the sale of Leopard II tanks to Saudi Arabia, although the deal hasn't been finalized yet.

There has also been controversy surrounding rumors of a sale of tanks to Indonesia, announced by an Indonesian government official during a recent visit by Merkel to Indonesia, although Berlin denied that any arms deals had been discussed during the visit.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 10, 2012, 11:27:22 am
High-Ranking Mexican Drug Cartel Member makes Explosive Allegation

(http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/drugs.jpg)

http://chasvoice.blogspot.com/2012/08/high-ranking-mexican-drug-cartel-member.html (http://chasvoice.blogspot.com/2012/08/high-ranking-mexican-drug-cartel-member.html)

A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as “Fast and Furious” isn’t what you think it is.

It wasn’t about tracking guns, it was about supplying them — all part of an elaborate agreement between the U.S. government and Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel to take down rival cartels.

The explosive allegations are being made by Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, known as the Sinaloa Cartel’s “logistics coordinator.” He was extradited to the Chicago last year to face federal drug charges.

Zambada-Niebla claims that under a “divide and conquer” strategy, the U.S. helped finance and arm the Sinaloa Cartel through Operation Fast and Furious in exchange for information that allowed the DEA[/b]  , U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies to take down rival drug cartels. The Sinaloa Cartel was allegedly permitted to traffic massive amounts of drugs across the U.S. border from 2004 to 2009 — during both Fast and Furious and Bush-era gunrunning operations — as long as the intel kept coming.

This pending court case against Zambada-Niebla is being closely monitored by some members of Congress, who expect potential legal ramifications if any of his claims are substantiated. The trial was delayed but is now scheduled to begin on Oct. 9.

Zambada-Niebla is reportedly a close associate of Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and the son of Ismael “Mayo” Zambada-Garcia, both of which remain fugitives, likely because of the deal made with the DEA, federal court documents allege.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 10, 2012, 11:36:48 am
http://voiceofdetroit.net/2011/08/05/targeted-dead-journalist-gary-webbs-allegations-of-fed-involvement-in-drug-trafficking-further-vindicated/

TARGETED DEAD JOURNALIST GARY WEBB’S ALLEGATIONS OF FEDERAL INVOLVEMENT IN DRUG-TRAFFICKING FURTHER VINDICATED

Posted on 08/05/2011 by Diane Bukowski

Gary Webb (1955-2004) Hero journalist Targeted Individual; shot twice in head, alleged suicide
By Deborah Dupre
Human Rights Examiner

Gary Webb Speaks - Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=d6dHqP9wc3k)

August 3, 2011 - Journalist hero, the late Gary Webb was further vindicated Wednesday with news parallelling Fast and Furious and California’s prison snitch or be tortured policy. Several tons of cocaine were brought into the United States by U.S. federal agents allowing [CIA] asset [the] Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic the haul, reportedly in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to court documents filed in a U.S. federal court.
 
“The latest allegations are part of the defense of Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who was extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges in Chicago,” according to El Paso Times.

(http://voiceofdetroit.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/jesus-vicente-zambada-niebla-300x224.jpg)
Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, authorized by the CIA to traffick drugs in the U.S.

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Niebla is also connected to the Gulfstream II jet that wrecked on September 4, 2007 with four tons of cocaine on board. (Also see video about this incident in You Tube post at top.)
 
N987SA CIA rendition plane
 
European investigators linked the wrecked plane’s tail number, N987SA, to CIA “rendition” operations.
 
Niebla’s claim that he smuggled drugs from Mexico into the U.S. as an asset for the U.S. government adds further weight to evidence confirming that the CIA and U.S. banking giants are the top players in the transnational drug trade worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year.
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Targeted Individual: Investigative journalist Gary Webb (1955-2004)
 
The CIA and U.S. banking drug dealing referenced allegations has been made by, among others, Pulitzer Prize journalist Gary Webb, who supposedly committed suicide in 2004, found with two gunshot wounds to the head. (See:  Stanton, Sam. “Reporter’s suicide confirmed by coroner,” The Sacramento Bee; Dec. 15. 2004. Retrieved Jul. 20, 2006)
 
Webb had revealed that the CIA was aware of cocaine transactions and large shipments of drugs into the U.S. by Contra personnel. (See Gary Webb in embedded Youtube on page left)
 
In his 20,000 word, three-part investigative series titled “Dark Alliance,” Webb alleged that Nicaraguan drug traffickers had sold and distributed crack cocaine in Los Angeles during the 1980s, and drug profits were funding the CIA-supported Nicaraguan Contras.

[ Deja-vu Wayback machine: ]

http://www.blackstarvideo.com/videos2/Cocaine-Country.html
(http://www.blackstarvideo.com/img/cocainecountry.jpg)

Cocaine Country

Noriega was the president of Panama who decided to be an informant for the C.I.A.. George Bush was the chairman of the C.I.A. at the time when Noriega flooded his country and the United States with tons of cocaine.

Although George Bush knew of the Noriega's dealings at the time, he allowed him to continue in the drug trade until the media exposed his dealings. When George Bush became president of the United States he decided it was time to destroy Noriega.

Price: $19.99 [DVD only]

(http://www.aohell.com/media/noriega.jpg)
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 10, 2012, 08:23:49 pm
A shoe drops.... She was too busy to notice F&F

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/52747/exclusive-top-ny-homeland-security-cop-sues-napolitano-alleges-obama-dhs-officials-anti-straight-discrimination-demands-for-oral-sex-j-no-appointed-lesbian-girlfriend-ice-chief-of-staff-hara/

August 8, 2012, - 2:13 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Top NY Homeland Security Cop Sues Napolitano; Alleges Obama DHS Officials’ Anti-Straight Discrimination, Demands for Oral Sex – “J-No Appointed Lesbian Girlfriend, ICE Chief of Staff Harassed Male Agents

By Debbie Schlussel

New York’s top Department of Homeland Security cop is suing Department of Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano in an explosive but heretofore unnoticed federal lawsuit alleging Homeland Security employment discrimination against straight male agents by Napolitano (READ the federal complaint) in favor of her lesbian girlfriend and sexual harassment of male agents by Napolitano’s handpicked Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Chief of Staff, Suzanne Barr. The lawsuit alleges that Barr demanded a male ICE Special Agent engage in oral sex with her and that she relocated three top male ICE agents’ offices to the men’s bathroom at ICE headquarters. All of the alleged misconduct was the behavior of Barack Obama’s hand-picked people running the Department of Homeland Security, who’ve created a hostile work environment for straight male agents, a story I recently broke on this site.

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Title: Reality Check ”Fast and Furious” about U.S. backing a Mexican drug cartel -Ben
Post by: Irobot on August 13, 2012, 12:45:44 am
(http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/files/2011/07/WXIX_BenSwann_balanced.jpg)
Reality Check: ”Fast and Furious” about U.S. backing a Mexican drug cartel?
http://12160.info/xn/detail/2649739:Page:949066?xg_source=activity
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 14, 2012, 06:35:40 pm
http://www.examiner.com/article/lawmakers-file-lawsuit-against-holder-for-fast-furious-documents

Lawmakers file lawsuit against Holder for Fast & Furious documents
Attorney General Eric Holder
August 14, 2012
By: Jim Kouri

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday filed a civil lawsuit in federal court in the District of Columbia against Attorney General Eric Holder in an effort to compel him to surrender documents regarding to a failed law enforcement operation dubbed Operation Fast and Furious by the leaders at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (ATF).
 
Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said the legal action was taken in response to President Barack Obama's executive privilege assertion that stonewalls the Republican congressmen from obtaining Justice Department documents related to the operation.
...
Waiting nearly eight months after the subpoena had been issued to assert a meritless claim of privilege, the President's decision was a calculated political maneuver designed to stop the release of documents until after November's elections," Issa said in a statement Monday.
...

Issa has subpoenaed documents that he says would show how much Attorney General Holder and his Justice Department minions know about Fast and Furious. Holder has insisted he did not know of the operation, but little by little he's had to back away from his assertion of ignorance of the operation.
 
"President Barack Obama also denies knowledge of Fast and Furious and no one appears to display even the slightest interest in finding out the truth, except for a few people on Fox News Channel, talk radio and conservative journalists mostly on the Internet," said Mike Baker, an attorney and political consultant.
...

http://oversight.house.gov/release/house-asks-federal-court-to-rule-against-attorney-generals-stonewalling-in-fast-and-furious/
House Asks Federal Court to Rule Against Attorney General’s Stonewalling in Fast and Furious
August 13, 2012
...
The civil suit was filed today in Federal District Court for the District of Columbia by the General Counsel to the House of Representatives on behalf of the Oversight Committee.
 
Click here for a copy of the civil action filed today.

http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Complaint-08-13-12-1.pdf
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Irobot on August 14, 2012, 06:54:12 pm
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=235225.msg1370465#msg1370465
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 16, 2012, 11:31:14 am
related:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/26/REVEALED-Corzine-s-MF-Global-Was-a-Client-of-Eric%20Holder-s-Law-Firm
REVEALED: Corzine’s MF Global Was Client of Eric Holder’s Law Firm
by Wynton Hall 26 Jul 2012

Those wondering why the Department of Justice has refused to go after Jon Corzine for the vaporization of $1.6 billion in MF Global client funds need look no further than the documents uncovered by the Government Accountability Institute that reveal that the now-defunct MF Global was a client of Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer’s former law firm, Covington & Burling.
 
There’s more.
 
Records also reveal that MF Global’s trustee for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy retained as its general bankruptcy counsel Morrison & Foerester--the very law firm from which Associate Attorney General Tony West came to DOJ.
...
As Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer explains in the Washington Times Thursday, the trustee overseeing MF Global’s bankruptcy is former FBI Director Louis Freeh. At Holder’s Senate confirmation hearing Freeh served as a character witness for Holder and revealed that Holder had previously worked for Freeh. “As general counsel,” Freeh said, “I could have engaged any lawyer in America to represent our bank. I chose Eric.”
 
Until now, the conventional wisdom for why Holder wouldn’t throw the book at Corzine was that Corzine is an Obama campaign bundler. Indeed, as Breitbart News reported, four of the top officials at the Department of Justice--Eric Holder, Thomas Perrelli, Karol Mason, and Tony West--were also big money bundlers for Obama.

But the newly understood crony connections reveal conflicts of interest that extend well beyond mere political support for a common candidate--they go to a tangle of prior business dealings that further underscore the need for a special prosecutor in the Corzine case.
 
At least 65 members of Congress have already signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that he appoint a special prosecutor to investigate MF Global’s collapse and the loss of $1.6 billion in customer money
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 22, 2012, 08:38:31 pm
Question- How does Gun Walker/ Fast and Furious relate to Mexico Politics and elections?

http://congressmantomtancredo.com/category/gulf-cartel/
Congressman Tom Tancedo dot com

Mexico busts ZETA cell - Rescues 10 kidnap victims
by Admin on August 17, 2012 in Gulf Cartel, Mexcan Extortion, Mexican Cartel War, Mexican Nationals
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Via: The Blaze

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/the-next-bin-laden-raid-will-seal-team-six-strike-chapo-guzman-in-mexico/
 
The conflict in the Middle East is winding down, U.S. forces are withdrawing, and wars are being handed over to various proxy forces to fight in the context of the so-called Arab Spring from Egypt, to Libya, to Syria. Once Syria falls, more than likely after the U.S. presidential elections are complete, the Arab Spring with U.S. covert assistance will almost certainly shift its focus to the gem of Eurasia, Iran.  But that is another story.
 
Meanwhile, the policy makers and official white papers are talking about a strategic pivot, a realignment of U.S. forces to confront a real or perceived growing of Chinese spheres of influence in the Pacific Rim. This has already begun in earnest with China feuding with the Philippines and several South East Asian nations regarding territory disputes, mostly related to islands in the South China Sea.

Another realignment of U.S. military and intelligence assets is to the Southern Cone, Central and South America.
 
The third realignment is to turn the surveillance and intelligence gathering techniques and tactics developed for the War on Terror inward for domestic use, mostly under the banner of cyber-security. The defense establishment will not simply let contracts expire and shrink their margins, rather they will seek out new venues to apply the same methods of operation.


The second realignment involves various Unmanned Aerial Vehicles being reoriented into the Southern Hemisphere, but there are also a number of rumors that just don’t want to die. Has the Asymmetrical Warfare Group been south of the border to study cartel tactics, techniques, and procedures?  Are Spanish-speaking SEAL Team Six operators working with FES, Mexico’s Maritime Commando equivalent?  Many attribute the Mexican Marines, and other military forces recent successes in capturing high value targets to close cooperation and assistance from American military and intelligence sources, much of which was hashed out as a part of the Mérida Initiative.
 
All of this happens in the background of the so-called Fast and Furious scandal in which the ATF first ordered American gun shop owners to sell guns to straw buyers, and then intentionally allowed them to be smuggled across the border into the hands of cartel sicarios, or assassins.  The excuse given by ATF and the Justice Department was that the weapons were allowed to “walk” across the border so that law enforcement officials could track them to the recipients and use the information to make arrests. This excuse is just that, a pathetic cover story for what actually happened.  Why was no effort made to Tag, Track, and Locate the smuggled weapons?

The Sinaloa cartel is the oldest cartel in Mexico, with the deepest institution ties. This is a nice way of saying that the cartel cuts checks to government employees on both sides of the border. This cartel has been waging a war against their rivals and the idea that America is interested in managing the war on drugs rather than ending it is an old one. To that end, has the Sinaloa cartel been receiving covert assistance to help them wipe out their rivals and consolidate the drug trade under one organization?

(http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Snapz-Pro-XScreenSnapz1168.png)
Mexican President-Elect Nieto Pena with Sinaloa Cartel Honcho, Celaya Valenzuela who was busted in Spain this week with 337 Kilos of cocaine. (SOFREP)

Answers are not forthcoming, however some leaked information shows that CISEN, the Mexican Intelligence service along with American agencies may have their cross hairs on the Sinaloa cartel, whether or not they have actually been allied with them in the past.  According to leaked StratFor e-mails stolen by the hacker group called Anonymous and subsequently released by Wikileaks, we have an interesting account about a CISEN agent meeting with American officials at the El Paso intelligence center described by Wikipedia as “a federal tactical operational intelligence center…hosted at Fort Bliss. Its DoD (United States Department of Defense) counterpart, Joint Task Force North, is at Biggs Army Airfield. Biggs Field, a military airport located at Fort Bliss, is designated a military power projection platform.”
 
The Mexican counter-part to the El Paso intelligence center is more than likely the Office of Bi-National Intelligence in the business district of Mexico City, alleged to house the DEA, CIA, FBI, and CISEN under one roof where they receive direction from NORTHCOM, perhaps with National Security Council involvement.
 
In one of the StratFor e-mails, a Mexican diplomat identified as Fernando de la Mora writes, “Information about US military involvement in Mexico is provided only as a need to know basis. The Americans have been adamant about this, and we agree even more. Therefore, I can confirm that there is Marine presence, but I don’t know if it is MFR [Marine Force Recon].”
 
Take it for what it may or may not be worth, but I think this non-military diplomat may be confusing Force Recon with a certain Naval Special Warfare unit. To clarify, Force Recon still exists as a part of the Marine Corp and goes out to sea with the Navy to provide a Direct Action capability for the fleet they sail with as Navy SEALs no longer provide this function on any regular basis.

(http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Cartels-in-America.jpg)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/spanish-police-foiled-cartel-expansion-16977330
Spanish Police Say They Foiled Cartel Expansion
By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press
MADRID August 10, 2012 (AP)

Spanish police working with the FBI have halted an attempt by a major Mexican drug smuggling and distribution ring to establish a European operation, authorities said Friday. Four suspected Sinaloa cartel members, including an alleged cousin of the group's notorious leader, have been arrested in Madrid.

The Interior Ministry said the cartel wanted to make Spain a gateway for operations in Europe, even carrying out test runs using shipping containers without drugs. But investigators managed to monitor many of the group's activities and intercepted a container carrying 373 kilos (822 pounds) of cocaine in late July before moving in to make the arrests.
 
The ministry statement said Jesus Gutierrez Guzman, Rafael Humberto Celaya Valenzuela, Samuel Zazueta Valenzuela and Jesus Gonzalo Palazuelos Soto were arrested near their hotels in the Spanish capital. The statement did not say precisely when the arrests were made, and ministry officials reached by phone could not immediately give exact details of the dates.
 
The investigation was initiated by the Boston unit of the FBI's Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force in 2009, said Greg Comcowich, a spokesman for the Boston FBI. Comcowich said the FBI later worked with the Spanish national police.
...
Along with the alleged link to the cartel leader, the arrests in Spain have attracted a great deal of media interest in Mexico because a Facebook page in Celaya Valenzuela's name appears to show a photograph of him alongside Enrique Pena Nieto, the man who won the July 1 presidential elections. The photo was posted on Feb. 11.
 
Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party, the PRI, appeared to acknowledge he was a member, as Celaya Valenzuela claimed, but said he had not participated in Pena Nieto's campaign.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 23, 2012, 12:41:05 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/22/atf-official-tied-to-fast-and-furious-on-leave-earning-second-paycheck/
ATF official tied to 'Furious' sting on leave, earning second paycheck, lawmakers allege
By William La Jeunesse
Published August 23, 2012

Republican lawmakers allege in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder that a key figure in the failed Fast and Furious anti-gunrunning operation has been allowed to earn a second paycheck while still receiving his government salary.

The new allegations come as Holder reviews the long-awaited internal report detailing what happened in -- and who is to blame for -- Fast and Furious, in which the U.S. knowingly let some 2,500 weapons slip into the hands of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, failing to track the guns as planned.
...

Meanwhile, Sen. Charles Grassley and Rep. Darrel Issa, the two Republicans leading the charge against Holder on Capitol Hill, claimed in a letter Tuesday that ATF Assistant Deputy Director Bill McMahon has received a leave of absence allowing him to pull down two salaries. Taxpayers pay him six figures to do his ATF job while he's also reportedly pulling down in excess of $100,000 as the full-time director of global security and investigations for JP Morgan in the Philippines.

The arrangement allows McMahon to retire in December with a full government pension.

Records show McMahon approved Fast and Furious and supervised it as director of western operations. In July 2011, before a Congressional Committee, he apologized for his mistakes.

"As the ATF senior executive of the West Region, I share responsibility for mistakes that were made in the Fast & Furious investigation," McMahon said. "The advantage of hindsight, a thorough review of the case, clearly points me to things that I would have done differently."  

...

Issa and Grassley demanded to know who approved McMahon's leave, the grounds for any waiver, and his current employment status

http://wsws.org/articles/2012/jul2012/pers-j17.shtml
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Executives at London’s HSBC, the world’s second largest banking group, are scheduled to testify before the US Senate today in response to a report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations charging the bank with laundering billions of dollars in Mexican drug cartel money.

In March of 2010, Wachovia, now owned by Wells Fargo, admitted to laundering $378.4 billion for the Sinaloa Cartel.
 
Not a single top executive of a major US bank has been criminally prosecuted, let alone convicted and jailed, for illegal activities before or since the bursting of the speculative housing bubble in 2007 and 2008 that plunged the world into the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression. On the contrary, the financial oligarchy has been the recipient of trillions of dollars in public bailouts, which are being paid for through the destruction of jobs, wages, health care, education and pensions in the US and throughout Europe.

The crisis triggered by the banks has been used to consolidate the power of mega-banks such as JPMorgan and increase their control over the political system. What has been exposed with blinding clarity is the existence of an international financial aristocracy that remorselessly plunders society to increase its already obscene levels of wealth. It operates as a law unto itself.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/19/hsbc-report-shows-difficulty-of-stopping-money-launderers.html
Jul 19, 2012 4:45 AM EDT
HSBC's complicity in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels shows just how difficult it is to crack down on criminal cash.
...

The money launderers are now making headlines, thanks in part to a U.S. Senate hearing held earlier this week, during which executives from the British bank HSBC were grilled for failing to stop Mexican drug cartels, subsidiaries linked to al Qaeda, and nations on the U.S. sanctions lists like Syria and Iran, from making illegal purchases and moving money into the United States.
 
HSBC executives admitted that a large portion of some $7 billion transferred by their Mexican subsidiaries into the bank's U.S. operation likely belonged to drug cartels. "In hindsight," said a sheepish David Bagley, head of compliance at HSBC, before resigning, "I think we all sometimes allowed a focus on what was lawful and compliant rather than what should have been best practices."

"Forget hindsight," admonished Sen. Carl Levin. "Is there any way that should have been allowed to happen?"
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 24, 2012, 04:26:50 pm
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/the-next-bin-laden-raid-will-seal-team-six-strike-chapo-guzman-in-mexico/
...

The Mexican counter-part to the El Paso intelligence center is more than likely the Office of Bi-National Intelligence in the business district of Mexico City, alleged to house the DEA, CIA, FBI, and CISEN under one roof where they receive direction from NORTHCOM, perhaps with National Security Council involvement.
 
In one of the StratFor e-mails, a Mexican diplomat identified as Fernando de la Mora writes, “Information about US military involvement in Mexico is provided only as a need to know basis. The Americans have been adamant about this, and we agree even more. Therefore, I can confirm that there is Marine presence , but I don’t know if it is MFR [Marine Force Recon].”
 
Take it for what it may or may not be worth, but I think this non-military diplomat may be confusing Force Recon with a certain Naval Special Warfare unit. To clarify, Force Recon still exists as a part of the Marine Corp and goes out to sea with the Navy to provide a Direct Action capability for the fleet they sail with as Navy SEALs no longer provide this function on any regular basis.

[ Confimation of Marines in Mexico - On a Diplomatic mission?  Of course they do occupy/protect the Embassy there but...]  

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/24/3-u-s-marines-shot-in-mexico/
3 U.S. Marines shot in Mexico
Fri August 24, 2012

Three U.S. Marines were injured in a shooting south of Mexico City on Friday morning, a Mexican military official told CNN Mexico.
 
The motive behind the attack on the American servicemen, who were on a diplomatic mission, was not immediately known.
 
Unknown gunmen inside what was described as a Mexican federal police vehicle fired upon a U.S. Embassy vehicle that carried the U.S. servicemen, said the official, who declined to be named for security reasons.
 
The injured Marines were transported to a hospital in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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Update: I wonder - were GunWalker/F&F weapons used against our Embassy armored truck - Let the spin begin... Reasd the whole article - its full of it...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_MEXICO_EMBASSY_VEHICLE_SHOOTING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-08-24-13-56-48

Aug 24, 10:12 PM EDT
Mexican Navy: Police fired on US gov't vehicle
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican federal police fired on a U.S. Embassy vehicle and wounded two U.S. government employees Friday after their vehicle drove into a rural, mountainous area outside the capital where the officers were looking for criminals, Mexican and U.S. officials said.
...

It said at least four vehicles opened fire on the Americans' sport utility vehicle on a road south of Mexico City, but did not make clear if any of the four carried federal police officers.

A U.S. official who was briefed on the shooting said, however, that all the shots were fired by federal police, of which at least 12 officers were being held for questioning by Mexican authorities. The U.S. Embassy employees were on their way to do training or related work at a nearby military base, the official said.

"Apparently the police were looking for some bad guys and they ran into each other," said the official, who agreed to discuss the incident only if not quoted by name. "It looks like it was just a bad mistake ... they just shot and kept shooting."
...
The U.S. vehicle appeared to be armored and it had diplomatic plates
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on August 30, 2012, 02:16:44 pm
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-57501237-10391695/exclusive-fast-and-furious-ig-report-slams-atf-phoenix-personnel/


Exclusive: Fast and Furious IG report slams ATF Phoenix personnel


A year and a half in the making, the report examines Operation Fast and Furious, which began under the Obama administration, and the smaller Operation Wide Receiver which started under the Bush administration and was prosecuted under the Obama administration. In both cases, ATF agents allowed guns to "walk" or fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The idea was to see where the guns ended up and catch a "big fish" of a cartel.

The IG's report is expected to be publicly released in the next few weeks.

Those familiar with the contents say ATF Phoenix officials shoulder much blame, including then-Special Agent in Charge Bill Newell, the lead Fast and Furious case agent Hope MacAllister, and group supervisor David Voth.

Since the controversy was first exposed, a divide has developed between the ATF staff in Phoenix who oversaw and implemented Fast and Furious; and their supervisors at ATF headquarters and the Justice Department. The Phoenix officials say higher-ups approved of the case. But the higher-ups say it was all the brainchild of rogue ATF officials in Phoenix.

Phoenix ATF officials tell CBS News that higher-level officials were integral in shifting focus away from arresting ground level gun buyers, to "a cartel focused strategy" that allowed guns hit the streets in an attempt to make a bigger case. They say the idea was codified in the September 2010 ATF document "Project Gunrunner-A Cartel Focused Strategy." The document refers to using the tactic of "limited or delayed interdiction" of guns, while cautioning that such investigations "must be closely monitored."

When that document was published, Fast and Furious was already ten months old, and hundreds of weapons had fallen into the hands of traffickers for Mexican drug cartels with no arrests. Fast and Furious weapons were turning up at crime scenes across Mexico. Two would later be found at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on August 30, 2012, 02:19:30 pm
  Check out this comment (after the article) about the article I just posted.
  I would have said about the same thing---Holder and Napolitano were/are in charge.



by garyfouse August 28, 2012 10:57 PM EDT

As a retired DEA agent who occasionally worked with ATF, I know that no street agent or supervisor could have ever concocted this scheme. This came from the highest levels of the DOJ and they are trying to lay it off on agents in Phoenix. How disgraceful. Holder has committed perjury over and over. What has happened to the DOJ I once worked proudly for? And where is Janet Napolitano, who had one if not two of her own agents murdered? Per her own testimony, she has not spoken to Holder since the scandal broke.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Kilika on August 30, 2012, 02:21:09 pm
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The Phoenix officials say higher-ups approved of the case. But the higher-ups say it was all the brainchild of rogue ATF officials in Phoenix.

See, that's what state officials get for running with the feds! They will roll over on the state every time. It was a setup from the start on Arizona. And Washington is laughing it's backside off while they point the finger at Arizona as being the guilty party. Can you say immigration payback?  ::)
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 07, 2012, 03:14:28 pm
Last week:

Quote
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_MEXICO_EMBASSY_VEHICLE_SHOOTING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-08-24-13-56-48
Mexican Navy: Police fired on US gov't vehicle -Aug 24, 10:12 PM EDT  
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO
Associated Press

Now:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/mario-cardenas-guillen-el-gordo-captured_n_1858178.html
Mario Cardenas Guillen, Alleged Gulf Cartel Leader, Captured In Mexico
AP/The Huffington Post  |  Posted: 09/05/2012
AP) MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican navy says it has detained a top leader of the Gulf drug cartel.

Navy spokesman Jose Luis Vergara says marines detained Mario Cardenas Guillen Tuesday in the northern city of Altamira.

Vergara says Cardenas Guillen is the brother of Osiel Cardenas Guillen, who led the cartel until he was detained in 2003. Osiel Cardenas was extradited in 2007 to the United States and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

According to the LA Times, Cardenas Guillen is also known as 'El Gordo' (roughly, 'The Fat One' in English). The Times describes his presentation to the media as follows:
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The Gulf cartel's rivalry with the notoriously brutal Zetas cartel has diminished [ with the help of the F&F/CIA ?  ] the group's power recently

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Now finally a report from the DOJ is issued and will be reported to congress on 9/11 2012

http://oversight.house.gov/release/doj-inspector-general-to-testify-next-week-following-release-of-investigative-report-on-operation-fast-and-furious/
DOJ Inspector General to Testify Next Week Following Release of Investigative Report on Operation Fast and Furious
September 4, 2012

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced that Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, following the release of his report of the investigation into reckless conduct in Operation Fast and Furious, will testify before the Full Oversight Committee on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.  

In Operation Fast and Furious, agents failed to interdict firearms destined for Mexican drug cartels while hoping the guns, once recovered at crime scenes in Mexico, would lead them to higher ranking cartel officials.  Guns from the reckless Justice Department program, however, contributed to the deaths of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and an unknown number of Mexican citizens.  It also created an ongoing public safety hazard on both sides of the border.
 
“For a year and a half, Attorney General Eric Holder has cited the ongoing Inspector General investigation as his reason for declining to hold those responsible for reckless conduct in Operation Fast and Furious to account.  Next week, this excuse for delaying action ends,” said Chairman Darrell Issa.  “Although I am concerned that the Justice Department has not given the Inspector General full and unfettered access to all relevant information, Inspector General Horowitz’s report and testimony should add to the understanding of the operation and numerous related management failures at the Department.”
 
Hearing Details
 
Title: “IG Report:  The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General Examines the Failures of Operation Fast and Furious”
  
 
Time/Date/Location: 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11th in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building and streaming online at FastandFuriousInvestigation.com .
 
Witness
 
Inspector General Michael Horowitz, U.S. Department of Justice


http://m.cnn.com/primary/cnnd_fullarticle?topic=newsarticle&category=cnnd_us&articleId=urn:newsml:CNN.com:20120904:fast-furious-report:1

'Fast and Furious' report expected to be released by next Tuesday
By Terry Frieden, CNN Justice Producer

The long-awaited report on the controversial ATF gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious will be issued by the Justice Department inspector general not later than next Tuesday morning.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform announced Tuesday that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify before the committee headed by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, Tuesday morning after the report has been made public.

Attorney General Eric Holder has said he will await the report to decide what disciplinary actions he will take against those determined to be responsible for the flawed investigation.

The Justice Department Tuesday had no comment on the anticipated report. Republicans have used the issue to attack Holder and the Obama Justice Department, and the release comes as the election season heats up.
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 11, 2012, 10:46:41 am
The dance continues... til next weds...  I'll pay next tues. for a hamburger today...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/10/issa-pushes-back-fast-and-furious-hearing-for-dojs-inspector-general-report-to/
Issa pushes back Fast and Furious hearing for DOJ’s inspector general report to next week
Published September 10, 2012

House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa announced on Monday that a Tuesday hearing at which Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz was set to testify about his forthcoming Operation Fast and Furious report has been rescheduled until next week.
 
The hearing is now scheduled for Sept. 19. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has confirmed his attendance for the September 19th hearing where he will discuss his report of the investigation into reckless conduct in Operation Fast and Furious,” a press release on the House oversight committee’s website reads.
...
“In a letter to Capitol Hill, Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said his investigators now must pore over wiretap records, grand jury material and sealed court records to make sure nothing that should not be disclosed is inadvertently included in the final report,” the Los Angeles Times’ Richard Serrano wrote.
 
Horowitz told Issa that, because of those “legal restrictions, we cannot release the report or discuss its conclusions until the issues arising from this sensitivity review have been resolved


http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/relationship.asp?personId=54240042
Professional Services
Company Overview of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Michael E. Horowitz Esq.    
Partner

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=54240042&privcapId=106720&previousCapId=106720&previousTitle=Cadwalader,%20Wickersham%20&%20Taft%20LLP

Michael E. Horowitz, Esq., is a Partner of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and serves as a Member of its Business Fraud and Complex Litigation Group. Drawing on his experience as a high-level official at the Justice Department in Washington and the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York City, Mr. Horowitz counsels and represents corporations and individuals in complex civil litigation matters, and on a variety of criminal and regulatory issues, including securities, antitrust, health care, banking, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and white collar crime matters.

He also has substantial expertise dealing with compliance, corporate governance, and sentencing issues. Prior to joining Cadwalader, Mr. Horowitz served from 1999 to 2002 in the Justice Department's Criminal Division, first as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and then as Chief of Staff. Mr. Horowitz serves as a Director of Ethics Resource Center and Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He was Executive Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review at Harvard Law School. Mr. Horowitz is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

He was nominated by President Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in May 2003 as a Commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Mr. Horowitz was a Member of Advisory Group at the Sentencing Commission on the Organizational Guidelines, where he reviewed the impact of the guidelines on corporate compliance programs. While working at the Justice Department in 2001, Mr. Horowitz was appointed by the Attorney General to serve as the Department's Ex-officio Member of the Sentencing Commission, where he helped rewrite the sentencing guidelines for fraud and money laundering offenses. Mr. Horowitz holds a B.A., summa cum laude from Brandeis University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D., magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

[ notice how this guy works for both sides of the fence Bush / Obama ]

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/07/29/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts 07/29/2011
WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

• Michael E. Horowitz – Inspector General, Department of Justice
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Valerius on September 11, 2012, 11:12:38 am
This kind of thing will continute until the People hold elected officials accountable for their appointees who claim not to know anything. Not knowing should be just as fireable.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 11, 2012, 11:59:00 am
http://articles.cnn.com/2012-09-08/justice/justice_mexico-border-agent_1_operation-fast-arizona-border-border-patrol-agents
September 08, 2012
Mexico makes arrest in killing that sparked 'Fast and Furious' probe

Mexican authorities say they arrested a man wanted in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, whose death led to the public disclosure of the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling sting.

Leonel Sanchez Jesus Meza was arrested in Puerto Penasco, about 60 miles south of the Arizona border, the Ministry of Public Security said Friday in a statement.

The investigation into Terry's killing revealed the existence of Operation Fast and Furious, which sought to build arms trafficking cases against drug cartels and smuggling networks.
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Meza, who was arrested Thursday, is being held with an international extradition request by the United States, the ministry said.

Robert Heyer, Terry's cousin and chairman of the Brian Terry Foundation, said the arrest marked a milestone in the case. The family also is awaiting a pending U.S. Inspector General's report, he said
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Mexican authorities say the suspect in Terry's killing goes by the alias Lionel Portillo-Meza. He is the second person arrested in the case; three others are wanted and believed to be at large in Mexico.

The five were indicted by a federal grand jury in Arizona on several charges, including first degree murder, in connection with Terry's death.

The indictment, handed down last year in a federal court in Arizona, accuses the men of entering the United States illegally from Mexico intent on robbing drug traffickers of marijuana.

Terry was killed during a firefight on December 14, 2010, between Border Patrol agents and the men in rural Rio Rico, Arizona, near the border with Mexico, according to the indictment.
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Two guns found at the scene of the firefight were linked to Operation Fast and Furious.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Kilika on September 11, 2012, 03:14:02 pm
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Mr. Horowitz holds a B.A., summa cum laude from Brandeis University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D., magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Well, of course he's from Harvard!  ::)
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 11, 2012, 05:13:36 pm
Well, of course he's from Harvard!  ::)

Oh and he was an "ethics" lawyer - for clients with NO ethics!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadwalader,_Wickersham_%26_Taft
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is one of the oldest continuously operating law firms in the United States
...
According to a 2009 survey by The American Lawyer, Cadwalader had profits per partner of $2.41 million in 2009, up 28% from 2008.

Cadwalader's fortunes suffered in 2008 as its once-booming mortgage-backed securities business, which catapulted it to the top of the profits per partner charts in 2006, dried up in the 2007–2008 credit crisis
.

In January 2008, Cadwalader was forced to lay off 35 attorneys in its structured finance department, as it did not have enough business to provide them with work.[citation needed] Additionally, in July 2008 Cadwalader laid off 96 attorneys in the same practice area for similar reasons

http://www.whistleblower.org/press/gap-in-the-news/2203-corporate-counsel-new-ombudsman-to-set-the-tone-for-whistleblowers-at-doj
Corporate Counsel: New Ombudsman to Set the Tone for Whistleblowers at DOJ on August 14, 2012.
By Catherine Dunn

The U.S. Department of Justice is flashing a green light to whistleblowers in its own ranks. On Wednesday, the agency announced the creation of a new position in the Office of the Inspector General—that of "whistleblower ombudsperson," one of few such positions in the federal government.

Filling that new role is Robert Storch, a longtime federal prosecutor who has focused largely on public corruption and white collar crime. At the Justice Department, he's now tasked with training employees on the importance of whistleblowers in improving agency operations, in addition to educating them about protections against retaliation, according to an agency announcement.
 
"We see over and over again the importance of whistleblowers in bringing information to light," Storch said in a radio interview with The Federal Drive. "The purpose of the position is really to help ensure make that the IG's office continues to provide an appropriate forum to review those complaints, and that we do it properly."
 
The decision to field an ombudsman comes in the wake of two developments at the DOJ: revelations over the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' failed Fast and Furious operation, and the arrival of a new Justice Department inspector general, Michael Horowtiz, this past April.
 
Whistleblower allegations have figured prominently in congressional hearings over Fast and Furious, which centers on an operation, meant to combat gun smuggling, that went awry.

In June, two Republican lawmakers questioned Horowitz [PDF] as to why two whistleblowers who had testified before Congress were placed "under the supervision of someone who vowed to retaliate against them."

Storch, however, in his Federal Drive interview, emphasized Horowitz's experience in the corporate world as a key driver. Prior to joining the agency, Horowitz specialized in compliance as a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, as a commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
 
Horowitz, said Storch, "saw from his own experience in private practice, and the way corporations handle this—and then in his time since he's become IG—just how important whistleblowers can be in providing information that can lead to uncovering waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement—even corruption."
...

"This is a long overdue, much needed, and very healthy structural reform to start the long process of overcoming engrained bias against whistleblowers at the Justice OIG," says the advocacy group's legal director Tom Devine.

He continues: "Justice traditionally is counsel for the United States. They're trying to defeat whistleblower cases and rip out their charges. The [inspector general] can't avoid being part of that tradition, even though it has more of an internal watchdog role."
...
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 17, 2012, 11:41:39 am
The dance continues... til  Weds...  I'll pay next tues. for a hamburger today...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/10/issa-pushes-back-fast-and-furious-hearing-for-dojs-inspector-general-report-to/
Issa pushes back Fast and Furious hearing for DOJ’s inspector general report to next week
Published September 10, 2012

House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa announced on Monday that a Tuesday hearing at which Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz was set to testify about his forthcoming Operation Fast and Furious report has been rescheduled until next week.
 
The hearing is now scheduled for Sept. 19.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 19, 2012, 11:35:23 am
Can you say "Timed Release" ?

http://www.mainjustice.com/
Fast and Furious Hearing with Horowitz Rescheduled Again
By Elizabeth Murphy | September 12 6:00 pm

The hearing will now be held Thursday, Sept. 20.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has again rescheduled its hearing with Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to talk about his pending report on Operation Fast and Furious.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Rayburn Office Building, according to a committee news release. The committee did not give a reason for the delay. The hearing had initially been scheduled for this past Monday and then it was  pushed back  until Wednesday, Sept. 19.


http://oneoldvet.com/?p=29350
...
 The Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, is scheduled to appear Thursday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to undergo questioning about his findings regarding Operation Fast and Furious.

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/fast_and_furious_embodies_corruption_at_highest_levels.html
Fast and Furious Embodies Corruption at Highest Levels

After government-trafficked guns were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010, higher-ups all the way to the White House started scrambling to cover their tracks.

 The gun-walking program known as Operation Fast and Furious came to a head two years later on June 20, 2012, when the House voted to hold the United States attorney general in contempt for lying to Congress.
 
The same day of the House vote, the president himself publicly stepped into the fray. Obama invoked executive privilege in order to prevent long-awaited subpoenaed documents from seeing the light of day. Not surprisingly, the state-run media downplayed Obama's official entrance into the Fast and Furious scandal.
 
Now, after a 17-month-long investigation, the inspector general for the DOJ is releasing his findings. And another hearing has been scheduled for September 20 (the third time it has been rescheduled), with the IG appearing before Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight Committee.

Fox News has already obtained certain sections of IG Michael Horowitz's report. If this partial information is any indication of the rest of the report, it doesn't look like the investigation will be a shining example of transparency.
 
The IG's conclusion: Fast and Furious began in Phoenix, with most of the blame going to three ATF managers: Phoenix Agent in Charge Bill Newell, Supervisor Dave Voth, and Case Agent Hope MacAllister. Attorneys for all three vehemently defended their clients.
 
Debra Roth, an attorney for MacAllister, wrote to Inspector General Michael Horowitz that the report "fails to account for the abdication of oversight, guidance and responsibility by ATF headquarters and Main Department of Justice regarding the implementation of what is in essence a strategy to combat an international criminal enterprise.

 It looks like Horowitz plans to scapegoat ATF underlings who followed orders from higher-ups at the DOJ. What about DOJ U.S. Attorney in Arizona Dennis Burke, who talked openly about "the river of iron flowing from Phoenix to Mexico"?
 
The report also cites "a failure in leadership and a lack of accountability and oversight up and down the chain of command." Translation: nothing to see here -- just some negligent ATF agents and their supervisors looking the other way.

"We found no evidence in Operation Fast and Furious that the ATF or the (U.S. attorney's office) attempted at any point during the investigation to balance the risks to the public safety against the long-term benefits of identifying trafficking networks and participants," the draft report says.

 The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives (BAFTE) receives its orders from the DOJ. And since the president made the decision to cover for his AG, Americans can safely assume he and Holder are up to their eyeballs in Fast and Furious.
 
Did Horowitz find a smoking gun leading directly to the White House? Did Obama know about Fast and Furious back in 2009? What about Homeland Security's Janet Napolitano and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?
 
Maybe the IG will be able to explain Holder's and Obama's "under the radar role" in a plot that killed two federal agents and scores of Mexican citizens. Perhaps one of the representatives will ask Horowitz the exact location of White House National Security staffer Kevin O'Reilly. Is he still in Iraq hiding out?

Can the IG tell us when weapons possibly linked to Fast and Furious will finally stop showing up in Mexico?

Recently, a cache of firearms was found there when school authorities discovered a nine-year-old boy with a fully loaded semi-automatic gun stashed in his bookbag. A police SWAT team raided the boy's home, where they located powerful weapons -- some brand-new. The packaging suggested that they came from the United States, according to David Codrea at the Examiner. Sources will neither confirm nor deny whether the guns are tied to Fast and Furious.

Will Issa then ask Horowitz why he felt it necessary to run the report by White House lawyers before making it public? Why not just let the DOJ attorneys go over it? According to Issa, because of DOJ "pushback," Horowitz delayed the hearing a week in an effort to delete sensitive information and to allow any agencies named in his final report to refute his findings.
 
Congressman Issa told Greta Van Susteren he is "trying to be cautiously optimistic" and taht he hopes the report and hearing get to the bottom of who really authorized the gun-walking program.

After the last four years of this administration's "transparency," odds are Issa and the rest of us are going to be severely disappointed.
 
The reason the Fast and Furious scandal never gets off the merry-go-round is because the Obama administration is rife with corruption. Agencies like the DOJ that police an independent IG's reports through demands to review it before the final release to the public can mean only one thing: there's nowhere to turn for real justice.

 Read more M. Catharine Evans at Potter Williams Report. http://www.potterwilliamsreport.com/
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Kilika on September 19, 2012, 03:09:47 pm
They keep delaying I guess because somebody can't find their big boy panties!
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 20, 2012, 11:29:46 am
Oh what a let down - but of course we knew no truth could go unpunished...

A Review of ATF's Operation Fast and Furious and Related Matters pdf redacted - www.justice.gov (http://www.justice.gov/oig/reports/2012/s1209.pdf)

(http://web-japan.org/nipponia/nipponia25/images/interview/main.jpg) NAKAMURA SHIDOU (http://web-japan.org/nipponia/nipponia25/en/interview/index.html)
Maybe it's more like a Chinese Opera? But no, that's more interesting than this paint drying...  
(http://arts.cultural-china.com/chinaWH/images/exbig_images/960111b8c3b8e1628711c7ed0f7fb4a3.jpg)Beijing opera  (http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/87A622A1025.html) (http://arts.cultural-china.com/chinaWH/upload/upfiles/2009-06/04/a_stunt_in_chinese_opera_firespoutingb73402f603ea897846e7.jpg) Fire Spouting (http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/87Arts4905.html)

(http://arts.cultural-china.com/chinaWH/upload/upfiles/2011-02/28/mask_changing__the_most_guarded_arteaf589a225d75c6864dc.jpg)Mask Changing - The Most Guarded Art (http://arts.cultural-china.com/en/87Arts10584.html)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/fast-and-furious-hearing_n_1899617.html
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The report proves that "you could do the job" of digging into the facts in Operation Fast and Furious, Issa told Horowitz.

The inspector general was walking a fine political line between vociferous Republican criticisms of the operation and Democratic defenses of Holder.

"We found no evidence that the attorney general was aware" of Operation Fast and Furious or the much-disputed gun-walking tactic associated with it, Horowitz told Democratic Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

House Republicans see the IG's report as vindication because it criticizes one of their favorite targets: Holder's Justice Department.

While critical, the IG's report knocks down some of the many accusations Republicans have made about the Obama administration during their year-and-a-half-long investigation of the operation by the Justice Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In places, the report actually reads like a rebuttal of House Republicans' past statements.

"We found no evidence" that staff at the department or at ATF informed the attorney general about Operation Fast and Furious before 2011, the report says. The operation begin in Phoenix in late 2009.
...
Two of the 2,000 weapons thought to have been acquired by illicit buyers in the Fast and Furious investigation were recovered at the scene of a shootout that claimed the life of U.S. border agent Brian Terry. About 1,400 of the total have yet to be recovered.
...
During the House committee's investigation, President Barack Obama ordered Holder to withhold from the House committee, under executive privilege, some documents describing how the Justice Department responded to the panel. The Republican-controlled House voted to hold Holder
 in contempt, and Issa's committee has filed a civil lawsuit to make the administration turn over the documents. Horowitz said he was not denied access to any of the documents.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/19/quayle-on-fast-and-furious-report-holder-lied-to-my-face-during-house-testimony

Arizona Republican Rep. Ben Quayle told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder gave him false testimony under oath about Operation Fast and Furious wiretap application documents during a June 7 House Judiciary Committee hearing.
 
Quayle said the Department of Justice’s inspector general report proves that Holder lied to him while under oath during the hearing.
 
“I saw earlier that Holder is basically doing a victory dance and that he thinks this [inspector general] report exonerates him and there was no dishonesty with Congress — that’s just a blatant lie,” Quayle said in a phone interview. “I mean, he lied to me — to my face — during questioning, saying they had reviewed the wiretap applications after the fact and claiming that there was no reference to gunwalking, which is blatantly false.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/19/quayle-on-fast-and-furious-report-holder-lied-to-my-face-during-house-testimony/#ixzz271of2C3o

White House Prevented IG From Pursuing Lead In "Fast and Furious"

During the House Government Oversight Committee Hearing, the Department of Justice IG says that the White House refused to share internal communications on Fast and Furious (September 20, 2012).
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoS-ukGKSO0)

http://www.click2houston.com/news/DOJ-inspector-general-testifies-on-Fast-and-Furious/-/1735978/16672448/-/2uf5bm/-/index.html
DOJ inspector general testifies on 'Fast and Furious'

More than a dozen officials face punishment
 Author: From Terry Frieden CNN Justice Producer
Published On: Sep 20 2012 01:13:51 AM CDT Updated On: Sep 20 2012

WASHINGTON (CNN) -
The Inspector General of the Department of Justice, whose office published the report on the botched gun probe "Operation Fast and Furious," is testifying Thursday before a House oversight committee a day after the report's release.

More than a dozen officials at the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are potentially facing punishment in the wake of the report.

Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz is in charge of identifying and preventing "waste, fraud, abuse and misconduct" at the Department of Justice, which oversees ATF.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: Kilika on September 20, 2012, 03:07:00 pm
Okay, great, Holder didn't have a clue what was going on in his own Justice department down in Phoenix? So that means he's derelic in his duties! He ought to be fired for failing to keep track of the people he's over that resulted in at least one agents death.

Oh wait, his bro Obama gave him Executive Privilege. Never mind! ::)
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 28, 2012, 02:05:27 pm
Quote
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/spanish-police-foiled-cartel-expansion-16977330
Spanish Police Say They Foiled Cartel Expansion
By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press
MADRID August 10, 2012 (AP)

Spanish police working with the FBI have halted an attempt by a major Mexican drug smuggling and distribution ring to establish a European operation, authorities said Friday. Four suspected Sinaloa cartel members, including an alleged cousin of the group's notorious leader, have been arrested in Madrid.

The Interior Ministry said the cartel wanted to make Spain a gateway for operations in Europe, even carrying out test runs using shipping containers without drugs. But investigators managed to monitor many of the group's activities and intercepted a container carrying 373 kilos (822 pounds) of cocaine in late July before moving in to make the arrests.
...

[ So some cocaine goes to Spain while other cocaine goes???  Also remember the Bulgarian Bus bombing??? ]

Video - Cocaine Bulgarians Columbians (http://uk.reuters.com/video/2012/09/16/spanish-police-seize-ship-carrying-3-ton?videoId=237066844)

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=143321
Bulgarian Sailors Arrested in Cocaine Bust [Off Spain coast ] Remain in Custody
Crime | September 17, 2012, Monday
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On August 13, the Sveti Nikolay vessel was intercepted off Spain's southern coast with 3 tons of cocaine onboard. Photo by BGNES

All of the 21 Bulgarian sailors arrested onboard the cocaine-loaded  Sveti Nikolay (Saint Nikolay) ship off the coast of Spain will remain in custody until the investigation of the matter is wrapped up.
 
The decision of the Spanish court was reported Monday by private Bulgarian TV station bTV.
The 21 Bulgarian sailors face charges of crimes against public health.
It is not clear yet how long the investigation will continue.
 
According to Spanish legislation, a person can spend up to two years in custody without a sentence and the term can be extended by another two years.
 
The trial against the Bulgarian sailors is taking place in Spain.
On August 13, the Sveti Nikolay vessel was intercepted off Spain's southern coast with 3 tons of cocaine onboard.
The Spanish authorities detained 31 people, including 21 Bulgarians.

[ More Bulgarians... more coke ]

http://www.chronicle.gi/headlines_details.php?id=25894
UK authorities’ role in Spain cocaine operation
4th September 2012

Spanish police seized half a tonne of cocaine at sea yesterday in an operation that also involved Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency.

A yacht loaded with over 500 kilos of cocaine was boarded 500 miles off the Canary Islands as it sailed back to Spain from Venezuela. Spain’s Policia Nacional, which coordinated the operation, said two Bulgarian nationals were arrested.
 
A second ship that was to be used to smuggle the drugs ashore was also boarded by specialist teams from the Guardia Civil and the Spanish navy.
 
Another two Bulgarian nationals were also arrested on the second vessel.
 
An investigation is also under way in Bulgaria, where the criminal gang is based.
 
SOCAQ works closely with the Spanish authorities and has a permanent liaison team based on the Costa del Sol.

[ earliar this year - 3.3 tons bound for Mexico from Venezuela.... ]

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/27/3-tons-of-cocaine-seized_n_1458599.html
3.3 Tons Of Cocaine Seized At Venezuelan La Guaira Seaport
04/26/12

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/585215/thumbs/s-COCAINE-large.jpg)

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Security forces seized 3.3 tons of cocaine during an anti-drug operation at one of Venezuela's main seaports Thursday, a top security official said.

Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami said National Guard troops found the cocaine inside 1,680 boxes containing ceramic mix at La Guaira port. The cocaine was destined for Mexico, he said.

El Aissami told state television that two Venezuelans and a Mexican were arrested.

Venezuela has become one of South America's most important routes for smuggling drugs to the United States and Europe due to its proximity to Colombia, where most of the world's cocaine is produced and smuggled abroad by drug traffickers
...

http://bitterqueen.typepad.com/friends_of_ours/2012/06/calabrian-mafia-suffers-a-six-ton-coke-loss.html

06/05/2012
Calabrian Mafia Suffers A Six Ton Coke Loss

Police seized six tons of cocaine and arrested dozens of suspected mobsters in an international raid across Europe targeting the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia as reported by Euro News.
 
The cocaine was smuggled into Italy from South America "in fleets of ships . . . that were fully crewed" said one police source as reported by UPI.
 
Police also seized ten million euros from Swiss bank accounts as reported by Adnkronos.
 
Among the non-Italians arrested were several Bulgarian nationals based in Milan with whom the 'Ndrangheta allegedly was working as reported by Tom Kington for The Guardian:  "'Bulgarians are better known as heroin smugglers, but they had been doing this for years,' said a Carabinieri police official on condition of anonymity."
 
The 'Ndrangheta has emerged as the world's most powerful crime group due to its obscene profits from the cocaine trade in Europe, and it further has become entrenched in Australia, Canada and the United States with surprisingly little push back from law enforcement in those countries.

video - Calabrian Mafia   (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sFYFzWXJ5A)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/05/italian-police-break-mafia-drug-operation?newsfeed=true

"We now know a Bulgarian magistrate was tipping them off," said the official.

Among those arrested after a request to Bulgarian authorities is Evelin Banev, a Bulgarian businessman that the Italian police believe masterminded the trafficking. "Banev is extremely smart," said the official. "We think he was smuggling 40 tonnes of cocaine a year."
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 29, 2012, 05:45:59 pm
from drudge:

http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/19671161/mexico-finds-cartel-radio-network-300-foot-tower
Mexico finds cartel radio network, 300-foot tower
Sep 28, 2012

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican navy personnel say they have found a radio communications network operated by a drug cartel, complete with a 300-foot (90-meter) transmission tower.
...
Friday's statement does not say which cartel had operated the system. But the Gulf cartel and the Zetas gang operate in the area and have been known to operate such sophisticated communications systems.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/mexican-cartels-build-radio-network-for-military-precision-20111228-1pbyx.html
Mexican cartels build radio network for military precision
 
Date December 28,  2011

(http://images.smh.com.au/2011/12/28/2861533/cartelmain-420x0.jpg)
The Mexican Navy stands guard over seized telecommunications equipment, allegedly built by the Zetas drug cartel

...
The network allowed Zetas operatives to conduct encrypted conversations without depending on the official cellphone network, which is relatively easy for authorities to tap into, and in many cases does not reach deep into the Mexican countryside.
 
"They're doing what any sensible military unit would do," said Robert Killebrew, a retired U.S. Army colonel who has studied the Mexican drug cartels for the Center for a New American Security, a Washington think tank. "They're branching out into as many forms of communications as possible."

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/mexican-cartels-build-radio-network-for-military-precision-20111228-1pbyx.html#ixzz27txZmuNe
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 02, 2012, 11:24:06 am
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/report-mexican-drug-cartel-boss-arrested-with-fast-and-furious-weapons/#
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Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, 33, is presented to the media by federal police officers in Mexico City, Sunday July 31, 2011. (Photo: AP)

According to Univision’s recent investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, when Juarez cartel boss Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez was taken into custody by Mexican authorities in 2011, he was in possession of weapons from U.S. Operation Fast and Furious
...

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/News/cartel-leader-mexican-massacres-linked-operation-fast-furious/story?id=17362442
Cartel Leader Behind Mexican Massacres Linked to Operation Fast and Furious

Twelve hit men break into El Aliviane rehabilitation center in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and shoot 20 young men who were reportedly praying. The weapons used in this massacre have been linked to Operation Fast and Furious. (Mexican Federal Government)


By GERARDO REYES and SANTIAGO WILLS

Sept. 30, 2012

 On the night of September 2, 2009, twelve hit men carrying AK-47s forced open the main door of Casa Aliviane, a drug rehabilitation center in Ciudad Juarez. Inside, they started shooting at a group of 19 young recovering addicts and alleged cartel members. From a hallway overlooking an inner courtyard, the hit men riddled their victims with bullets.
 
In photos taken the following day, there are blood-soaked footprints in various sizes under a small tiled roof that decorates the half-pink, half-magenta façade of the Casa Aliviane. Thicker tracks mark the path of a wounded man who managed to crawl outside just before he died. In total, the gunmen killed 18 young men.
 
The massacre at the Aliviane rehabilitation center was ordered by Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, alias "El Diego", the same man who ordered the massacre of Villas de Salvarcar, an action in which three weapons from an ATF gun-tracing operation were used to murder 16 teenagers. At the time, Acosta Hernandez was one of the alleged leaders of La Linea, the armed branch of the Juarez Cartel.

After he was captured on July 29, 2010, Acosta Hernandez told Mexican authorities that he was responsible for nearly 1,500 murders, including the 18 at the Aliviane rehabilitation center and ten more at another similar facility called Centro Anexo de Vida. "Someone told us that they were using them as safe-houses -- people from the other gang who belonged to the Sinaloa Cartel," he told authorities.
 
"I instructed them to go and murder some groups of opponents in two rehabilitation centers," he said later on.
 ...
Mexican authorities captured Torres Marrufo in Guanajuato last February. Behind the mirrors of his apartment's gym, they found a cache of guns that included powerful anti-aircraft weapons and firearms linked to Operation Fast and Furious

http://blog.chron.com/texassparkle/2012/10/univision-reports-more-disturbing-information-on-fast-and-furious/
...

According to ABC News, “Univision News identified 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 at least one other massacre.”
 
Although the mainstream media have tried their best to ignore Fast and Furious, Univision, which is no conservative place, feels a bit differently about it since it is Mexicans that are being brutally murdered with our guns.


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http://www.therightscoop.com/univision-exposes-mexican-massacre-by-the-cartel-using-guns-from-fast-and-furious/
Univision exposes Mexican massacre by the Cartel using guns from Fast and Furious

Below is the video with English captions and a separate article from ABC News and Univision.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/more-fast-and-furious-guns-linked-to-mexican-crimes/


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http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/Capture-of-Zeta-leader-leads-to-bloodshed-on-border-171629701.html
Capture of suspected cartel leader leads to bloodshed on Texas border
by Angela Kocherga /11 News
khou.com

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico—The arrest of a suspected leader of a Mexican drug cartel has triggered a series of gun battles in towns along the Texas border.
 
Firefights were reported in both Piedras Negras and Nuevo Laredo hours after Mexican marines captured an alleged Zeta capo nicknamed "El Taliban."
 
A spokesman for the Mexican Navy announced the Ivan Velazquez Caballero, 42, nicknamed "El Taliban" was taken into custody in San Luis Potosi Wednesday night.
...
Nearly everyone who can has fled to the U.S. as the fighting escalated.
 
A U.S. official in Mexico confirmed the battle has created a need for manpower so the Zetas staged a massive jail break in Piedras Negras last week, freeing 132 inmates.
 
The split within Mexico’s most brutal cartel has led to a breakdown of law and order in Nuevo Laredo. Residents say kidnappings, carjacking and armed robberies are rampant.
 
The streets of Nuevo Laredo are nearly deserted and eerily quiet even during broad daylight. So far this month, at least 100 people have been killed.
 
The U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo is urging Americans to register with State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). The system warns U.S. citizens by email and text about possible threats in Mexico and other countries.
 
As security deteriorates, many in Nuevo Laredo are hunkering down and hiding in their homes. There’s growing fear Z-40 will hunt down rivals who backed "El Taliban."

http://www.drugwar101.com/blog/archives/1222
7 brutally murdered in Nuevo Laredo

(http://www.drugwar101.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Hallan-siete-cuerpos-Nuevo-Laredo-1716591.jpg)

10/01/2012
 
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – Police on Sunday found the remains of seven people whose bodies were chopped up and dumped in cars in northern Mexico, near the US border.
 
Police in Nuevo Laredo received a phone tip Sunday reporting bodies found in two cars that had been abandoned in a shopping center, state prosecutors said in a statement.
 
A source with the prosecutors’ office, speaking privately, said the bodies were those of six men between 30-35 and another person whose age and gender had not been confirmed.
...
Mexico has been in the grip of a massive crime wave in recent years, with more than 60,000 people killed in drug-related violence since the launch of a military crackdown against the cartels in 2006.

http://www.drugwar101.com/blog/archives/1277
Arizona: 2 Border patrol agents shot, 1 killed (update2)

Update 2
 
10/02/2012
 
Tucson News
 
NACO, AZ (Tucson News Now/AP) – One Border Patrol agent has died and another has non-life threatening injuries following a shooting in Naco, according to a Border Patrol spokesperson.
 
Both agents were assigned to the Brian Terry Station in the Tucson Sector. They were shot while patrolling shortly after midnight Tuesday.

A third agent was patrolling with these agents, but was unharmed during the shooting, according to Carol Capas of the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department.
 
The shooting occurred off of Highway 80, seven miles east of Bisbee, Capas stated.
 
The injured agent was airlifted to University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, according to a UAMC spokesperson. Homeland Security says the agent was shot in the ankle and buttocks.
 
Names of the agents are being withheld until next of kin has been notified, Border Patrol stated.
 
The investigation is being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.
 
The last Border Patrol agent fatally shot on duty was Brian Terry, who was killed in a shootout with Mexican bandits near the border in December 2010. The shooting was later linked to the U.S. government’s Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation.


http://www.drugwar101.com/blog/archives/1202
Fast and Furious Scandal: New Details Emerge on How the U.S. Government Armed Mexican Drug Cartels
09/30/2012
By GERARDO REYES and SANTIAGO WILLS / ABC, Univision

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...
The Univision News investigation also found ATF offices from states besides Arizona pursued similar misguided strategies. In Florida, the weapons from Operation Castaway ended up in the hands of criminals in Colombia, Honduras and Venezuela (link audio crumpler), the lead informant in the case told Univision News in a prison interview.
 
“When the ATF stopped me, they told me the guns were going to cartels,” Hugh Crumpler, a Vietnam veteran turned arms trafficker, told Univision News. “The ATF knew before I knew and had been following me for a considerable length of time. They could not have followed me for two months like they said they did, and not know the guns were going somewhere, and not want for that to be happening.”
 
Other firearms under ATF surveillance were permitted to leave the country from Texas, according to court documents and the exclusive testimony of Magdalena Avila Villalobos, the sister of an ICE agent who survived a confrontation with cartel hit men on a rural highway in Mexico on February 15, 2011. His fellow agent, Jaime Zapata, was killed during the attacks.
 
“It’s not from Arizona and Fast and Furious,” Avila Villalobos told Univision News, speaking in her brother’s stead for the first time, “but it’s a very similar operation…” She later added, “Those weapons that have been recovered, it’s been confirmed that they were weapons used in the shootout that killed Jaime Zapata and wounded Victor Avila.”
 
The Texas-based operation and the firearms linked to the attack were bought by two trafficking rings in the state, according to Raymond Thomas, the Zapata family’s lawyer.
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 30, 2012, 06:19:30 pm
Latest Fast and Furious Report Incriminates DOJ

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/13447-latest-fast-and-furious-report-incriminates-doj

The controversial Fast and Furious gun-walking operation has prompted members of Congress to take a closer look at the Department of Justice. An October 29 report on the Fast and Furious investigation reveals that Justice Department officials “failed to identify red flags” in the gun-walking operation.

Operation Fast and Furious was a gun-running operation led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in which the ATF "lost track" of 1,700 guns. The operation resulted in the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry, and a number of the guns lost during Fast and Furious appeared at a variety of crime scenes. Investigation into the operation has been particularly incriminating for the ATF.

However, investigations into the Operation Fast and Furious revealed a number of startling items.

Representative Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee that is leading the investigation into the operation, told ABC News’ Jake Tapper that pertinent e-mails revealed that the agenda of the operation was to advocate for greater gun control, not, as was alleged, to pursue criminal prosecutions of drug cartel members.

CBS had made the same determination in 2011. According to CBS, “ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called ‘Demand Letter 3.’ That would require some US gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or ‘long guns.’”

Likewise, allegations made in August by a high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative in American custody show that Fast and Furious was an agreement between the U.S. government and the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel to help take down rival cartels. Likewise, the operative indicates that drugs were permitted to be trafficked across the U.S. border from 2004 to 2009, incriminating both the Bush and Obama administrations, if proven true.

The findings did not stop there.

In the latest report from Rep. Issa’s and Senator Chuck Grassley’s final investigation into Fast and Furious, several members of the Department of Justice have been incriminated. Fox News reported Monday, “The 140-page report singles out five senior agency officials: Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein and Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed Siskel.”

The first installment from the investigation focused on the role of the ATF. The latest installment addresses the role of the DOJ.

The report’s findings are based on testimony by senior Department of Justice officials.

According to the report, Grindler and Siskel were provided details about Fast and Furious during a March 2010 brief that dealt with the illegally purchased firearms that were recovered in both the United States and Mexico. The report notes that despite the evidence brought before Grindler and Siskel at the brief, they did not ask questions or “take any significant follow-up action to monitor and supervise the conduct of the case.”

“Officials in the Justice Department saw countless warnings and some even had the gun-walking information right in front of them, yet nothing was done to stop it, said Grassley, an Iowa senator and ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The report also states that DOJ officials did not take proper action when asked by the ATF to speed up indictments in the Fast and Furious scandal, with a greater focus on the press’ response to the indictments.

Issa contends that the DOJ has taken very limited action against the “negligent managers” and has not made any indications that they would see to it that a similar “disaster” is not repeated.

The failures happened because of conscious decisions to encourage gun dealers to sell to known traffickers and avoid interdicting … all in the hope that would lead law enforcement to cartel connections,” the report concluded.  

Congressional investigators had already determined that Attorney General Eric Holder had been trying to cover-up some of the necessary facts for the investigation of Fast and Furious and the DOJ’s role in the operation.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to comply fully with the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. The vote was 255 to 67 with 17 Democrats breaking from their party to vote in favor of the contempt measure along with Republicans.

A second resolution, the civil contempt charge that would authorize the House Oversight Committee to seek judgment in federal court requiring Holder to comply with subpoenas, passed by a vote of 258 to 95, with 21 Democrats voting with Republicans.

Congress has been investigating the Fast and Furious operation for well over a year, and has grown infuriated with Holder’s refusal to adequately comply with the investigation. The New York Post reported June 13:

Holder has provided 7,600 documents while the [House Government and Oversight] Committee has issued subpoenas asking for tens of thousands more over a botched federal program that resulted in guns getting into the hands of Mexican criminals.

Holder has defended his refusal to hand over documents for the congressional investigation by asserting that it would violate the “separation of powers.”
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on October 30, 2012, 06:25:25 pm


  Thanks TahoeBlue
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on December 08, 2012, 12:03:00 pm
F&F is all but over post selection , no one has lost a job or? but the death toll continues...

http://www.mahalo.com/opium/
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_DRUG_WAR_MEXICO?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-12-07-21-32-46
Dec 7, 9:32 PM EST
13 bodies found in vehicles in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Police found the mutilated bodies of 13 people inside two vehicles abandoned in separate towns of the northern border state of Tamaulipas, an official said Friday.
 
Authorities first found the cut-up bodies of two women and three men late Thursday in a potato chip delivery truck abandoned in the parking lot of a supermarket in the town of El Mante, a Tamaulipas state official said.
...
An hour later, police found eight bodies in the town of Soto la Marina along with a message alleging the victims were members of the Gulf cartel.
 
Northeastern Mexico along the border with Texas has been a war zone of shootouts and gruesome mass killings as the Zetas and Gulf drug cartels battle each other in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas - a region that is home to cattle ranches, sorghum fields and the industrial city of Monterrey. The Zetas were hit men for the Gulf cartel until they split in 2010, unleashing their bloody war.
 
In Coahuila on Friday, police found the bodies of four men hanging from a highway overpass in the capital city of Saltillo.
 
Coahuila state security spokesman Sergio Sisbeles said the victims had been tortured and had their feet and hands bound with duct tape. None had been shot and authorities were still trying to determine the cause of death, he said.
 
On Sunday, police found the mutilated bodies of seven men in Torreon, a city in southern Coahuila.
 
Southern Coahuila also is an arena for fighting between the Zetas and the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on December 17, 2012, 12:41:13 pm
bump for gun control

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting
On December 14, 2012, Adam Peter Lanza, age 20, fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members and wounded two at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Connecticut
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on December 26, 2012, 05:57:53 pm
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2012/12/18/eric-holder-wants-to-talk-about-gun-control-as-fast-and-furious-weapon-found-at-mexican-crime-scene-n1469940

Eric Holder Wants to Talk About Gun Control as Fast and Furious Weapon Found at Mexican Crime Scene

After the Sandy Brook massacre, Attorney General Eric Holder said “we need to discuss who we are as a nation, talk about the freedoms that we have, the rights we have and how those might be used in a responsible way.”

Indeed, Mr. Holder. Let’s talk about this:

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/12/18/cbs-news-fast-and-furious-gun-found-at-site-where-mexican-beauty-queen-killed/
12/18/2012
A gun found at the scene of a shootout between a Mexican drug cartel and soldiers where a beauty queen died was part of the botched “Fast and Furious” operation, CBS News reports.

 Authorities had said that Maria Susana Flores Gamez was likely used as a human shield and that an automatic rifle had been found near her body after the Nov. 23 shootout.

 Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, tells CBS News that the Justice Department did not notify Congress that a Fast and Furious firearm was found at the scene in Sinaloa.

 CBS News learned the Romanian AK-47-type WASR-10 rifle found near her body was purchased by Uriel Patino at an Arizona gun shop in 2010. Patino is a suspect who allegedly purchased 700 guns while under the ATF’s watch.

As Katie wrote in her post today:
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/12/18/its-coming-obama-asks-for-gun-control-proposals-n1469483

The same Department of Justice that allowed the illegal transfer of 2500 semi-automatic AK-47 assault rifles to ruthless Mexican cartels, which resulted in the murders of hundreds in Mexico (including children) and two U.S. federal agents, is going to be dictating and enforcing the prohibition of sane law abiding U.S. citizen's owning semi-automatic rifles. Fantastic."
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 10, 2013, 01:39:32 pm
Discredited  FastandFurious Eric Holder continues to offend U.S.  

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/276415-holder-back-at-the-table-for-obamas-gun-control-push
Attorney General Holder back at the table for Obama’s gun-control push
By Jordy Yager - 01/10/13 05:00 AM ET

Attorney General Eric Holder will be the nation’s top law enforcement official as the administration tackles new restrictions on guns in a major initiative of President Obama’s second term.
 
The administration announced Wednesday that Holder, a longtime foe of the National Rifle Association (NRA), would remain with Obama for a second term.

The announcement came the same day Holder sat shoulder to shoulder with Vice President Biden and gun-control advocates in a meeting at the White House.
 
Holder’s attendance at the talks suggests he will have a major role in the gun violence task force established by Obama in the wake of the killing of 26 people — including 20 6- and 7-year-olds — at an elementary school in Connecticut last month.

...
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 15, 2013, 11:48:07 am

http://www.infowars.com/mexican-drug-cartels-thank-obama-for-gun-control-push/

Satire: Mexican Drug Cartels Thank Obama for Gun Control Push Jon Rappoport
 Infowars.com
 January 12, 2013

...

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/54000-mexicans-sign-petition-us-gun-control-18213562
54,000 Mexicans Sign Petition for US Gun Control
MEXICO CITY January 14, 2013

More than 54,000 Mexicans have signed a petition calling on the United States to take further steps to combat weapons trafficking. Mexico says the majority of guns used by the country's violent drug cartels are smuggled over the border from the United States.
 
Mexico's best-known anti-violence activist and a prominent intellectual presented the petition at the U.S. embassy Monday.
 
Activist Javier Sicilia said "The United States is partly responsible for our humanitarian tragedy."
 
About 70,000 people have died in Mexico in drug violence since 2006, according to the written copy of a speech presented by Mexico's interior secretary in December.
 
Before the activists presented their petition, President Barack Obama said Monday he would present a new U.S. gun control plan within days.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 18, 2013, 11:51:39 am
Wow - now Holder is reacting... No F&F for the new arms  laws....

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/17/Holder-begs-court-to-indefinitely-delay-group-s-lawsuit-fighting-for-release-of-Obama-s-executive-privilege-Fast-and-Furious-documents
Holder Begs Court to Stop Document Release on Fast and Furious
by Matthew Boyle,17 Jan 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law.
 
Judicial Watch had filed, on June 22, 2012, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious and “specifically [a]ll records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.”
 
The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA request, and in mid-September the group filed a lawsuit challenging Holder’s denial. That lawsuit remains ongoing but within the past week President Barack Obama’s administration filed what’s called a “motion to stay” the suit. Such a motion is something that if granted would delay the lawsuit indefinitely.
 
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that Holder’s and Obama’s desire to continually hide these Fast and Furious documents is “ironic” now that they’re so gung-ho on gun control.

 “It is beyond ironic that the Obama administration has initiated an anti-gun violence push as it seeking to keep secret key documents about its very own Fast and Furious gun walking scandal,” Fitton said in a statement.

“Getting beyond the Obama administration’s smokescreen, this lawsuit is about a very simple principle: the public’s right to know the full truth about an egregious political scandal that led to the death of at least one American and countless others in Mexico. The American people are sick and tired of the Obama administration trying to rewrite FOIA law to protect this president and his appointees. Americans want answers about Fast and Furious killings and lies.”

...

In Fast and Furious, the ATF “walked” about 2,000 firearms into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels. That means through straw purchasers they allowed sales to happen and didn’t stop the guns from being trafficked even though they had the legal authority to do so and were fully capable of doing so.
 
Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexican citizens–estimates put it around at least 300–were killed with these firearms.
...
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on January 18, 2013, 12:31:44 pm
http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/obama-justice-department-seeks-to-stall-judicial-watchs-lawsuit-seeking-access-to-fast-and-furious-records/

  more at the link

DOJ Seeks to Stall JW Lawsuit Seeking Access to Fast and Furious Records

(Washington, DC) –Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a brief on January 15, 2013, in response to an Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) motion to indefinitely delay consideration of Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking access to Operation Fast and Furious records withheld from Congress by President Obama under executive privilege on June 20, 2012 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)).

Rather than respond substantively to Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit, the DOJ argued in court that the lawsuit should be subject to a stay of proceedings because it is “ancillary” to a separate lawsuit filed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee against the DOJ. The Court “should let the process of negotiation and accommodation [between the House Committee and the DOJ] run its course, and then decide with the input of the parties whether and how this action may appropriately proceed at that time,” the DOJ argued, effectively abrogating the FOIA.  The Obama DOJ even suggested that the Judicial Watch litigation might encourage the Congress to fight harder to get the same documents in separate litigation.

Judicial Watch counters that FOIA demands a response and that its lawsuit is more straightforward than the House lawsuit and ripe for consideration on its merits. A decision on the House Committee lawsuit, meanwhile, could be delayed for months, if not years:

This notion that [Judicial Watch’s] lawsuit is in some way inferior [to the House lawsuit] is simply incorrect. [Judicial Watch] has as much of a right under the law as the House Committee to seek access to records of Defendant. In fact, since Defendant does not challenge [Judicial Watch’s] claim on jurisdictional grounds, it could be reasonably argued that [Judicial Watch’s] right is greater – it is certainly clearer and simpler – than that of the House Committee…Whereas [Judicial Watch’s] FOIA lawsuit is ripe for adjudication on the merits, the House Committee suit could be months, if not years, away from reaching the same stage.

The DOJ also argued that Judicial Watch’s lawsuit might somehow interfere with negotiations between the president and Congress. Judicial Watch countered: “Regardless of any potential resolution in that case, Defendant in this action will still be required to satisfy its obligations under FOIA, including justifying its withholdings. [Judicial Watch’s] lawsuit simply does not vanish if and when the House Committee suit is resolved.”


Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation holder top cop
Post by: larsonstdoc on January 18, 2013, 12:49:54 pm
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on January 18, 2013, 02:19:14 pm
http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/News/fast-furious-scandal-man-claims-shot-brian-terry/story?id=18242489


Fast And Furious Scandal: Man Claims To Have Shot U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

Video and article at the link.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 29, 2013, 02:10:15 pm
from drudge:
http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2013/01/house-holder-may-near-deal-on-fast-and-furious-contempt-155525.html
House, Holder may near deal on Fast and Furious contempt

A deal may be near in the Operation-Fast-and-Furious-related dispute that led the House of Representatives to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt last year.
 
U.S. District Court Judge Amy Jackson was set to hold a key hearing next week in the lawsuit the House filed seeking to enforce its subpoena for records of how the Justice Department responded to Congressional inquiries about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gunrunning investigation that may have resulted in as many as 2000 weapons flowing to Mexican drug cartels.

However, both the Justice Department and the House asked Jackson Tuesday to put the scheduled hearing off for more than two months as the two sides try to work out a deal that could obviate the need for the lawsuit.
 
"The parties have continued to engage in settlement talks. Without divulging the substance of those talks, the talks are progressing sufficiently such that the parties believe that further talks may be fruitful," Justice Department lawyers wrote in the new motion (posted here). "Accordingly, the parties believe that, in order to enable the parties to focus their efforts on settlement and avoid the potentially unnecessary expenditure of judicial resources, the hearing on the Motion to Dismiss should be rescheduled for the week of April 15, 2013."
...
A spokeswoman for House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the status of the talks.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on January 29, 2013, 02:31:51 pm
from drudge:
http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2013/01/house-holder-may-near-deal-on-fast-and-furious-contempt-155525.html
House, Holder may near deal on Fast and Furious contempt

A deal may be near in the Operation-Fast-and-Furious-related dispute that led the House of Representatives to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt last year.
 
U.S. District Court Judge Amy Jackson was set to hold a key hearing next week in the lawsuit the House filed seeking to enforce its subpoena for records of how the Justice Department responded to Congressional inquiries about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gunrunning investigation that may have resulted in as many as 2000 weapons flowing to Mexican drug cartels.

However, both the Justice Department and the House asked Jackson Tuesday to put the scheduled hearing off for more than two months as the two sides try to work out a deal that could obviate the need for the lawsuit.
 
"The parties have continued to engage in settlement talks. Without divulging the substance of those talks, the talks are progressing sufficiently such that the parties believe that further talks may be fruitful," Justice Department lawyers wrote in the new motion (posted here). "Accordingly, the parties believe that, in order to enable the parties to focus their efforts on settlement and avoid the potentially unnecessary expenditure of judicial resources, the hearing on the Motion to Dismiss should be rescheduled for the week of April 15, 2013."
...
A spokeswoman for House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the status of the talks.

  a deal-----translation---- a cover up
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 22, 2013, 11:50:16 am
Drugs Sinola Cartel - Spain - Money laundering - Russian mob

http://www.euronews.com/2013/01/30/spanish-police-make-fifth-arrest-in-russian-money-laundering-ring/
Spanish police make fifth arrest in Russian money laundering ring
30/01 2013 01:05 CET

The deputy mayor of a Spanish coastal resort has been arrested as part of expanding inquiry into money laundering.

Josep Valls was taken into custody over claims he used a local football club in Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava as a front for a Russian mafia multi-million euro operation.

Detectives believe the network is linked to one of the ten criminals most wanted by the FBI. Four people have already been detained over the affair including Russian estate agent, Andrei Petrov, who’s the presumed head of the laundering ring.

During his arrest on Friday, police found a Kalachnikov rifle at his home. Authorities believe the funds come from Russia and passed through a third “fiscal paradise country” before being used to buy property and fund other diverse investments on the Costa Brava.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 27, 2013, 04:23:28 pm
Bump -

US drugs prosecutors switch and defend accused Colombian traffickers (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=242755.0)
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on April 27, 2013, 04:19:44 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/us/politics/napolitano-says-immigration-bill-would-bolster-security.html?_r=0
Immigration Bill Would Aid Security, Napolitano Says
By ASHLEY PARKER

Published: April 23, 2013


WASHINGTON — Legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws would further strengthen the country’s security system to guard against cases like the Boston Marathon bombings, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in the last of three hearings on a bipartisan immigration proposal.
...

http://nation.foxnews.com/amnesty/2013/04/26/holder-calls-amnesty-civil-right
April 26, 2013
 
Holder Calls Amnesty a 'Civil Right'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NXj0hl5T3o&feature=player_embedded

During a April 24th speech to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Attorney General Eric Holder said that creating a "pathway to earned citizenship" was a "civil right.”
 
"Creating a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in this country is essential. The way we treat our friends and neighbors who are undocumented – by creating a mechanism for them to earn citizenship and move out of the shadows – transcends the issue of immigration status. This is a matter of civil and human rights. It is about who we are as a nation. And it goes to the core of our treasured American principle of equal opportunity."
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 03, 2013, 01:34:31 pm
Obama Blames U.S. For Gun Violence In Mexico

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/05/03/obama_blames_us_for_gun_violence_in_mexico_pushes_for_gun_control.html

  There is no end to Obama's BS.

"Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States," President Obama said during a speech at Mexico's Anthropology Museum. "I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will."

"But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do," Obama added.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 21, 2013, 01:18:29 pm
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/21/Sharyl-Attkisson-s-Computer-Compromised
Attkisson: My Computer Has Been Compromised - VIDEO
by John Sexton  21 May 2013,

Reporter Sharyl Attkisson who has been dogged in her reporting on administration scandals including Fast and Furious and Benghazi believes her computers have been compromised.

Attkisson tells Politico "I can confirm that an intrusion of my computers has been under some investigation on my end for some months but I'm not prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity today as I've been patient and methodical about this matter." Attkisson believes the possible infiltration of her computer began in Feb. 2011 during her reporting on Fast and Furious
...
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 20, 2013, 12:58:56 pm
http://thehill.com/video/house/306737-gop-effort-to-oust-eric-holder-picks-up-steam
GOP effort to oust Eric Holder picks up steam
 By Bob Cusack  -  06/20/13 08:14 AM ET
 
The House Republican effort to oust Attorney General Eric Holder has attracted a significant amount of momentum this month

Since the beginning of June, 66 Republicans have signed on to Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-Ariz.) legislation that calls for Holder’s immediate resignation. Gosar’s resolution now has 122 co-sponsors, more than half of the House GOP conference.

In an interview with The Hill, Gosar attributed the burgeoning support to the Department of Justice’s controversial snooping on The Associated Press and Fox News.

“Americans have lost faith in our chief law enforcement officer. He’s contradicted himself in front of Congress,” said Gosar, who launched the resolution in the wake of the Justice Department’s botched “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation.
...

Not one Democrat has backed the legislation, but Gosar is optimistic that will change. He said he has been reaching out to Democrats who voted to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress last year. The contempt motion passed 255-67, with the support of 17 Democrats.

Even if the House passes the Gosar measure, it is unlikely to move in the Democratic-led Senate. President Obama, meanwhile, has publicly defended his attorney general, saying last month that he has “complete confidence in Eric Holder.”
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on June 20, 2013, 01:54:32 pm
http://thehill.com/video/house/306737-gop-effort-to-oust-eric-holder-picks-up-steam
GOP effort to oust Eric Holder picks up steam
 By Bob Cusack  -  06/20/13 08:14 AM ET
 
The House Republican effort to oust Attorney General Eric Holder has attracted a significant amount of momentum this month

Since the beginning of June, 66 Republicans have signed on to Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-Ariz.) legislation that calls for Holder’s immediate resignation. Gosar’s resolution now has 122 co-sponsors, more than half of the House GOP conference.

In an interview with The Hill, Gosar attributed the burgeoning support to the Department of Justice’s controversial snooping on The Associated Press and Fox News.

“Americans have lost faith in our chief law enforcement officer. He’s contradicted himself in front of Congress,” said Gosar, who launched the resolution in the wake of the Justice Department’s botched “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation.
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Not one Democrat has backed the legislation, but Gosar is optimistic that will change. He said he has been reaching out to Democrats who voted to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress last year. The contempt motion passed 255-67, with the support of 17 Democrats.

Even if the House passes the Gosar measure, it is unlikely to move in the Democratic-led Senate. President Obama, meanwhile, has publicly defended his attorney general, saying last month that he has “complete confidence in Eric Holder.”


  In a real country where the Rule of Law is observed, they would have put him in prison A LONG TIME AGO.  Take the race card away NOW.  He's still in office because he is black.  Remind you of somebody else?
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: egypt on June 20, 2013, 04:05:40 pm
Obama's "complete confidence in Eric Holder" screams knowledge of, and actions promoting what happened.

So, just exactly how far does it go into Congress persons supporting what happened?  Is this why there is no impeachment?  Is Congress 70% using prescription drugs, too?

Not only that - Holder needs to be arrested, and sort it out afterward.  Kinda like they do to us Citizens who pay taxes for these people to spend.  Seize him, his assets and his operations, right now.  Do you think what happened warrants it?  Resignation... what a joke.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 28, 2013, 03:59:41 pm
Immigration Reform 2013 - Mis-Trust Act

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Senate-Debates-Border-Security-Amendment-to-Immigration-Bill/10737440187-1/

Our new Dream Act Citizen's...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_Guzm%C3%A1n_Loera
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/10/billionaires-2009-richest-people_Joaquin-Guzman-Loera_FS0Y.html
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Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (born December 25, 1954,[1] or April 4, 1957[2]) is a Mexican drug lord who heads the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organization named after the Mexican Pacific coast state of Sinaloa where it was initially formed. Known as "El Chapo Guzmán" ("Shorty Guzmán", pronounced: [el ˈtʃapo gusˈman]) for his 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) stature, he became Mexico's top drug kingpin in 2003 after the arrest of his rival Osiel Cárdenas of the Gulf Cartel, and is now considered "The most powerful drug trafficker in the world," by the United States Department of the Treasury

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His habit of moving from place to place allowed him to nurture contacts throughout the country. He was now operating in 17 of 31 Mexican states. With his business expanding, he placed his trusted friend Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel Villarreal in charge of methamphetamine production; this way Guzmán could continue being the boss of bosses. Coronel Villarreal proved so reliable in the Guzmán business that he became known as "Crystal King

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Immigration Reform 2013 - Mis-Trust Act
They need more immigration so the cartels can have more troops in our country...

http://conservativetimes.org/?p=10119
US under siege by Mexican gangs and drug cartels
October 6th 2011
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During the past two years the state of Texas has become increasingly threatened by the  spread of Mexican cartel organized crime. The threat reflects a change in the strategic intent of the cartels to move their operations into the United States.

In effect, the cartels  seek to create a “sanitary zone” inside the Texas border — one county deep — that will  provide sanctuary from Mexican law enforcement and, at the same time, enable the cartels to transform Texas’ border counties into narcotics transshipment points for continued  transport and distribution into the continental United States. To achieve their objectives the  cartels are relying increasingly on organized gangs to provide expendable and  unaccountable manpower to do their dirty work. These gangs are recruited on the streets of  Texas cities and inside Texas prisons by top-tier gangs who work in conjunction with the cartels.

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http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/1-4-million-gang-members-and-more-pour-into-the-united-states-every-single-day
There Are 1.4 MILLION Gang Members In The United States And More Pour Into The Country Every Single Day
By Michael, on January 20th, 2012
 
A vast army of heavily armed criminals has embedded itself in every major city in the United States.  In fact, nearly every community in America is now affected by these thugs.  Drugs, theft and brutal violence are all part of the every day lifestyle of the members of this army.  They aggressively recruit our young people and floods of illegal immigrants are joining their ranks.
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The FBI tells us that there are now 1.4 million gang members involved in the 33,000 different gangs that are active inside the United States.  The number of gang members in the U.S. has increased by 40 percent since 2009.  Just think about that.  That is absolutely astounding. 

Just since 2009, the number of gang members has increased by 40 percent.  The FBI says that 48 percent of all violent crime in this country can be directly traced to gangs and that this is a national crisis that is progressively getting worse

Unfortunately, the federal government refuses to secure our borders and is allowing new waves of illegal immigrants to enter the United States every single day.

http://www.businessinsider.com/north-america-has-a-massive-meth-problem-2013-6
World Drug Report Reveals The Staggering Extent Of North America's Meth Problem
Michael Kelley      Jun. 26, 2013

From 2010 to 2011 worldwide seizures of methamphetamine by authorities grew by 73% — from 51 tons to 88 tons — and 61% (54 tons) of all seizures were reported by Mexico and the U.S.

From the report (emphasis ours):
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/secured/wdr/wdr2013/World_Drug_Report_2013.pdf

The highest methamphetamine seizures were reported by Mexico, where seizures more than doubled, from 13 tons to 31 tons [i.e. the most in the world], and surpassed for the first time those of the United States which seized 23 tons in 2011, up from 15 tons in 2010. ...

Most methamphetamine laboratories continue to be reported by the United States, where their numbers quadrupled from 2,754 in 2010 to 11,116 in 2011.

Basically, Mexico and the U.S. combined are a meth powerhouse.

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The Sinaloa Cartel, led by Mexican kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, accounts for 80% of the U.S. meth trade
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It should be noted that there are allegations that Guzmán, who was on the Forbes' list of billionaires from 2009 to 2012, works with the U.S. government.
 
In court documents, a high-ranking member of Sinaloa currently in U.S. custody asserted that Guzmán is a U.S. informant, Sinaloa was "given carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago," and Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the cartel in exchange for information used to take down its rivals.
 
The claims were corroborated by a Mexican foreign service officer who doubled as a confidential source for the U.S. security firm Stratfor when he alleged that the U.S. government works with Mexican cartels to traffic drugs into the U.S., and that in 2010 the U.S. sided with Sinaloa in an attempt to limit the violence in Mexico.


http://www.cis.org/ImmigrantGangs
Taking Back the Streets: ICE and Local Law Enforcement Target Immigrant Gangs
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History of MS-13

During the 1980s and 1990s more than two million immigrants arrived in the United States from Central America, fleeing civil wars and difficult economic conditions. Most settled in the Los Angeles area; in that region alone during the 1980s, the Salvadoran population increased tenfold, from 30,000 to 300,000. Very few of the Central American migrants had been granted refugee, asylum, or other legal status; an overwhelming majority of the new arrivals settled as illegal aliens. 20
...

http://www.streetgangs.com/news/030510_ms_13_indicted
26 MS-13 gang members indicted for racketeering
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03/05/10
ATLANTA – A federal indictment was unsealed today charging 26 members of the violent street gang called “Mara Salvatrucha” (MS-13) with federal racketeering and related crimes, including seven murders and 14 attempted murders, in metropolitan Atlanta.


http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/mexicocity/
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México City México (LDS) Temple

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0705/S00311.htm
Mazur: LDS Church -- Mexico Drug Money Connection?
Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 11:29 am
Opinion: Suzan Mazur 

LDS Church -- Mexico Drug Money Connection?

"When a Mexican bishop declared that drug traffickers often donate to the church, shock waves ran through this predominantly Roman Catholic nation not because the news was a surprise, but because admitting it was tantamount to confessing that nothing, not even God, is sacred when it comes to organized crime in Mexico. Provoking an uproar were Bishop Ramon Godinez’s comments to reporters that donations from drug traffickers are not unusual and it’s not the church’s responsibility to investigate. He argued that the money is “purified” once it passes through parish doors."
– Lisa J. Adams, AP, 10/5/5 [ Mexican Church Gets Donations From Drug Dealers ]

http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12384/mexican-church-gets-donations-from-drug-dealers

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Map Of Mormon Stakes & Missions In Mexico - Source
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has had a presence in what is now Mexico since the 1870s. Some of those early polygamist Mormon settlers of Chihuahua's Colonia Dublan and Colonia Juarez – where Mitt Romney’s father George W. was born and where some Romney family still lives (George somehow ran for US President in 1968) [ See… Scoop: Suzan Mazur: Big Love, Romney, Bush & Mormons ] – returned to Salt Lake City at one point bringing marijuana with them. The blood atonement and drugs cocktail of Mexico's polygamist Ervil LeBaron family would haunt the Mormon culture in years to come.

But while the LDS church now forbids the use of marijuana and other intoxicants, it does not ask whether drug profits might be the source of the 10% annual income donation all “temple worthy” Mormons must pay the church. And it’s strictly between the LDS church and God as to how much money is in the church treasury as well as how it is spent. So with the countries of Latin America coming into their own as narco-economies in the mid 1980s, it is particularly curious that the Mormon Church began stepping up its proselytizing there, particularly in Mexico.

Beginning in 1985 and until 1990, the LDS growth rate rose 15.29%, from 302,000 to 615,000 in Mexico. Most sources place the current LDS Mexico membership at between 3 and 4 million.

In their book The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and its Hold on America , Sally Denton and Roger Morris have noted that the LDS church has in the past not been averse to accepting dirty money:


“. . .as a handful of insiders knew, a special private plane began leaving Las Vegas every Monday morning for Salt Lake City, carrying to the LDS headquarters millions of dollars earned and tithed in the city.”

And there have been numerous reports by residents and observers of Hildale-Colorado City, the polygamist colony straddling the Utah-Arizona border, that over the past 20 years the Colorado City airport, which was built with Fed millions, has served as a Mena, Arkansas type transit point for drugs, drug money, guns as well as trafficking of women.

Just north of the Grand Canyon and a short hop from Vegas, it replaced the unpaved airstrip that served planes going all the way back to the 1960s, long before it became Arizona’s “1992 Airport of the Year” run by Ladell Bistline, who has since fled the polygamist cult following the redistribution of his wives. What does all this say about widespread church/state criminal activity? [Click here: Scoop: The AZ Polygamy Town Airport Built With Fed $$$Mns]

And with the Mexican political economy awash in drug money, how can narco-dollars not be a significant part of LDS Church Mexico tithes?

We also know that the Mormon Church has a long history of feeding personnel to the US intel agencies, the CIA and FBI – J. Edgar Hoover started the Bureau with Mormon agents. Alex Shoumatoff in his book, for example, recounts running into Bill Casey in the VIP gallery of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City one afternoon. That means there is a good chance monies pouring into church coffers could also be black budget earmarked:


“One afternoon in the summer of 1983, I sat in the VIP gallery [of Salt Lake City’s LDS church] with two fidgety men in their thirties and an old man, who turned out to be William Casey, then director of the CIA, and his Secret Service guards. The Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation recruit heavily from the Saints, who make ideal operatives because they are extremely patriotic and have an aptitude for surveillance technology.”

And as I’ve noted in previous stories, when Robert Mueller took over as FBI Bureau Chief, he moved Darwin A. John -- the LDS church’s Chief Information Officer for more than a decade -- into the FBI CIO spot.

Some hard questions need to be raised about the so-called fastest growing religion in America and its former bishop, Mitt Romney, now running as a follow-up to George W. Bush for US President. Are you listening Sharpton and Hitchens?

http://www.childbrides.org/taxes_scoop_airport_built_with_federal_millions.html

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The AZ Polygamy Town Airport Built With Fed $$$Mns
 Built W/ Fed Millions: What's Up At AZ Polyg Town Airport?

The first shock is the realization that an airport costing Americans $3 million exists in the polygamist-owned Arizona wastelands of Colorado City. It sits "Spielberg-like" north of the Grand Canyon, east of the Colorado River and serves a handful of planes. How and why it materialized is the second shock. But most disturbing is what a town of outlaw cultists might be using an isolated airstrip for under the radar.
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 LDS experts trained in surveillance technology have wormed their way into America's intel agencies, even as the FBI complains to the Senate Judiciary Committee which oversees it that the bureau's "shortcomings" are a result of computer problems.

 In fact, up until about a year ago, the Chief Information Officer of the FBI was a man who had served as Chief Information Officer of the LDS church for over a decade -- Darwin John.
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More feasible is that the remoteness of the airport provides perfect cover for sensitive business traffic along the lines of drugs-for-weapons swaps like we saw in Mena, Arkansas. As Arizona's "1992 Airport of the Year," the Colorado City airstrip is also just minutes away from Las Vegas, presenting serious money laundering options.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/mexican-mormon-war/
The Mexican Mormon War

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLDbSvEZka6GE9xDCqPYxM502RRfAY7P4R&v=ef5YU6uaAH8&feature=player_embedded

The Mexican drug cartels are at war… with Mormons. VICE founder Shane Smith went down to Ciudad Juárez, near the US border, to investigate this bizarre story.

We learn how the “Mormon Manson” turned his family into assassins, leading to the murder of 40 people, all in the name of blood atonement. The cartel boss “El Rikin” gets revenge against a local Mormon community leader.

The Mormons illegally arm themselves and implement counter-terrorism techniques the US military used in Iraq and Afghanistan. VICE team is stalked by the cartel after going on patrol with the police and drinking with the Mormons.

We also learn what Mitt Romney’s Mexican cousins think about his strict immigration policies. VICE talks to Mitt Romney’s Mexican relatives about the time a family member was kidnapped and held for ransom by the cartel.


http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Salt-Lake-considered-a-hub-for-cartels-selling/qcFZ4KZ2MU2yoH-ULvYuzg.cspx
Salt Lake considered a hub for cartels selling Mexican meth
Published: 10/12/2012

SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC 4 News) – The Drug Enforcement Agency said Salt Lake City is one of six U.S. cities where large amounts of Mexican methamphetamine is turning up.
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Smith calls the Sinaloa cartel members sophisticated businessmen who run an operation similar to a fast food chain.

He said the cartels manufacture large amounts of nearly pure meth in “super labs” in Mexico. The cartels sell it at a cheap price and try to get as many people hooked on it as quickly as possible.
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The drugs are then shipped from stash houses in the Salt Lake Valley to various cities across the U.S. Other cities considered hubs for Mexican meth are Denver, Phoenix, Dallas, St. Louis and Chicago.
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Salt Lake has been fortunate to not see the violence or murders associated with the drug trade.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlU_SVG_B1g
Salt Lake City meth capital of the world...Mormons watch the cult, they do not see this.
Published on Oct 13, 2012 

Salt Lake city is number 6 in the world for meth distribution and labs in homes. ...

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/53346336-78/meth-drug-central-fresno.html.csp
Horrific murder no surprise in meth capital of US ..
Jan 21 2012
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When you get this type of tragedy, it’s not a surprise that drugs were involved," said Lt. Mark Salazar, the Fresno Police Department’s homicide commander. "Meth has been a factor in other violent crimes."
 
A Bakersfield mother was sentenced Tuesday for stabbing her newborn while in a meth rage. An Oklahoma woman drowned her baby in a washing machine in November. A New Mexico woman claiming to be God stabbed her son with a screwdriver last month, saying, "God wants him dead."
 
"Once people who are on meth become psychotic, they are very dangerous," said Dr. Alex Stalcup, who treated Haight Ashbury heroin users in the 1960s, but now researches meth and works with addicts in the San Francisco Bay Area suburbs. "They’re completely bonkers; they’re nuts. We’re talking about very extreme alterations of normal brain function. Once someone becomes triggered to violence, there aren’t any limits or boundaries."
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 29, 2013, 03:52:28 pm
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LDS - CTR Ring - Choose the Right or is it the Reich?

http://www.mormoncurtain.com/topic_mormon_money_section_2.html
MORMON MONEY - SECTION 2  

 Topics surrounding the Church Of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day-Saints annual income and spending. A Mega-Billion dollar tax-exempt corporation hiding behind the guise of a "Church". It is estimated that the LDS Church earns an average of 60 Billion dollars a year in holdings and 7 Billion dollars a year in annual member "Tithing".

http://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-tax-returns-rate-policy-release-mormon-tithes-2012-8
Mitt Romney Says That The Reason He Won't Release His Tax Returns Has To Do With His Religion

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-tax-returns-rate-policy-release-mormon-tithes-2012-8#ixzz2Xdr06zRr
"Our church doesn’t publish how much people have given. This is done entirely privately. One of the downsides of releasing one’s financial information is that this is now all public, but we had never intended our contributions to be known. It’s a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and to our church."

http://christiannews.net/2012/10/13/daughter-of-lds-bishop-warns-against-mormonism-and-romney-presidency/
Daughter of LDS Bishop Warns Against Mormonism and Romney Presidency
October 13, 2012
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She said that there has been a longstanding agenda in the LDS establishment to place Mormons into governmental offices.

“[The LDS establishment has] been trying since the beginning to get someone in the presidency, because they believe they have to establish their authority so when Jesus comes to earth, the Mormon Church will take control of the government and the Mormons will be the government of God on earth,” Erickson explained.

“They believe that when Jesus comes back to earth in the millennium, that He’s going to come to Jackson County, Missouri, which that’s where they believe the Garden of Eden is,” she added.

Former Mormons Dennis and Rauni Higley of H.I.S. Ministries International in Salt Lake City, Utah concur that these indeed are the beliefs of the LDS establishment. They provided Christian News Network with written outlines of their concerns surrounding what is called the “White Horse Prophesy.”

“From its very beginning, the Mormon plan for America has been to have a Mormon president lead this nation and ultimately the world,” they stated. “The so-called ‘White Horse Prophecy’ of Joseph Smith has been referred to often as a destiny of the Mormon priesthood in saving the United States. This ‘prophecy’ predicts that U.S. government will one day hang as if by a single thread and Mormon elders will step in and save it.”

Erickson said that in Mormon ceremonies, participants must swear to keep secret what goes on behind closed doors. She advised that in rituals that she was involved with, she observed people being forced to make gestures signifying their death if they revealed what takes place.

“They actually had us [symbolically] slashing our guts open and our guts falling to the ground if we told people of the secret dogma of the ceremonies,” she stated.
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“To my way of thinking the idiosyncrasies of Mormon belief and practice are not the issue; Catholic belief in transubstantiation and Protestant belief in the resurrection [of Jesus] can be made to look silly, too,” Romney told CNN last year after being informed of Erickson’s writings and speeches against him.


http://www.exmormon.org/mormon/mormon638.htm
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/51235852-79/bank-zions-suspicious-money.html.csp
Feds slap Zions over billions in illegal money transfers
By Paul Beebe The Salt Lake Tribune
Published February 12, 2011 9:15 am

Two federal agencies have slapped Zions Bank with multimillion-dollar civil penalties for failing to monitor suspicious wire transfers of billions of dollars related to transactions that may have involved drug trafficking and other crimes.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on Friday said it imposed an $8 million penalty against Zions for shortcomings in its anti-money laundering controls — violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA Patriot Act.
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http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=19063922
Six arrested in alleged fake document, meth ring
January 30th, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY —  A state strike force has busted an operation that was allegedly selling drugs and false ID cards.

Six suspects were arrested Thursday while executing a search warrant at an apartment complex in Midvale.

The Utah attorney general's SECURE Strike Force arrested the group as part of lengthy investigation into an organization suspected selling methamphetamine and false Social Security cards, driver's licenses and "green cards."

"For those people out there wondering how big a problem this is, it's been huge," said chief deputy attorney general Kirk Torgenson.  Similar operations "are just all over the place, manufacturing false social cards, numbers, drivers licenses, you know, the whole thing."
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Those booked into Salt Lake County Jail were:  Francisco Javier Manenche-Bracamontes, 25, for investigation of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, possession of fraudulent identification, obstruction of justice ; Juan Zacapala-Bacho, 22, for investigation of possession of forged writing; Joel Pineda-Prudenta, 27, for investigation of possession of forged writing; Flavio Sorroza-Vasquez, 31, for investigation of false information to police; Jose Larios-Lopez, 44, for aggravated prior deportation and aggravated re-entry; and Cesar Cirino Manenche-Torres, 34, for prior deportation and re-entry .


The statement from the Attorney General's Office said Thursday's arrest marked the 29th fraudulent document production mill shut down by the SECURE Strike Force since it was started about two years ago.

| - Now I see how this story could have been true,  LDS moms as drug mules?

http://www.businessinsider.com/yannira-maldonado-held-in-mexican-jail-2013-5?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29
Mormon Mom Arrested For Allegedly Smuggling Drugs During Trip To Mexico

A Mormon mother from Arizona is being held in a Mexican prison on bogus drug smuggling charges, her family tells Fox News.

The mother, Yanira Maldonado, traveled to Mexico for a funeral. On the way back to Arizona, she and her husband took a bus run by a company called a company called Tufesa. It was stopped at a checkpoint near Hermosillo, and that's when the family's nightmare began.

Police searched the bus and said they found drugs under the seat she was sitting in with her husband, Gary. Gary was first charged, but then police dropped the charges against him and jailed his wife instead, he told Fox from Mexico, where he's trying to get his wife released.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI--BnrwcHQ
Mae Brussell - Mormons and CIA - (10-16-77)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDAE-42Xeiw
Webster Tarpley CIA Mormon Mafia & the Benghazi Attack

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wStFlp-Y71E

CIA Coup in Guatemala 1954 PART 3 of "A Coup Made in America"
Part 3: "The Catholic Church, the Guatemalan Military, and the Duck Test"

The Jesuit CIA (Dulles) go in there and accuse the President of being a communist, kill him, and replace him with a guy ‘they can trust’. Another way they used ‘communism’ to their advantage…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5Stk7TfWgI
Mae Brussell -Knights of Malta- Part 1 (5-30-82)
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 07, 2013, 03:14:17 pm
From Drudge:

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-76571135/
Police chief killed with rifle lost in ATF gun-tracking program
By Richard A. Serrano
July 5, 2013, 12:45 p.m.

WASHINGTON—A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico.

Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded.

Local authorities said eight suspects in their 20s and 30s were arrested after police seized them nearby with a cache of weapons — rifles, grenades, handguns, helmets, bulletproof vests, uniforms and special communications equipment. The area is a hot zone for rival drug gangs, with members of three cartels fighting over turf in the region.

A semi-automatic WASR rifle, the firearm that killed the chief, was traced back to the Lone Wolf Trading Company, a gun store in Glendale, Ariz. The notation on the Department of Justice trace records said the WASR was used in a “HOMICIDE – WILLFUL – KILL –PUB OFF –GUN” –ATF code for “Homicide, Willful Killing of a Public Official, Gun.”

Hundreds of firearms were lost in the Fast and Furious operation. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed illegal purchasers to buy the firearms at the Lone Wolf store in the Phoenix suburb and other gun shops in hopes of tracing them to Mexican cartel leaders.

The WASR used in Jalisco was purchased on Feb. 22, 2010, about three months into the Fast and Furious operation, by 26-year-old Jacob A. Montelongo of Phoenix. He later pleaded guilty to conspiracy, making false statements and smuggling goods from the United States and was sentenced to 41 months in prison.

Court records show Montelongo personally obtained at least 109 firearms during Fast and Furious. How the WASR ended up in the state of Jalisco, which is deep in central Mexico and includes the country’s second-largest metropolis, Guadalajara, remained unclear.
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Instead of being tracked, almost all the weapons were lost as they flooded across the border into Mexico. In all, some 211 people were killed or wounded by Fast and Furious weapons in Mexico, according to Mexican authorities. And on this side of the border, a Fast and Furious weapon was found at the Arizona  scene where U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was slain in 2010.

Terry’s slaying set off a number of investigations in Washington into Fast and Furious. It led to the firing or demotion of many ATF officials, including the agency’s acting director, who stepped down. It ultimately prompted the GOP-controlled House to vote Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over a number of Fast and Furious records sought by the House Oversight Committee.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 12, 2013, 11:51:22 am
Her work here is done....

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/07/12/secretary-of-homeland-security-janet-napolitano-to-become-head-of-uc-system/
Secretary Of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano To Become Head Of UC System
July 12, 2013 8:45 AM


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will become the first female president of the University of California system, officials announced Friday.

“I am pleased to announce that the Special Committee has nominated Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to serve as the 20th president of the University of California,” UC Regent and Committee Chair Sherry Lansing said.

Napolitano, who will resign from her federal post Friday, will head the 145-year-old, 10-campus system that includes local schools such as UCLA, UC Riverside and UC Irvine. The UC system also includes five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program.
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Napolitano, one of 300 potential nominees reviewed for the position, received a unanimous vote of recommendation from the 10-member Special Committee, Lansing said
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The full Board of Regents will act on the recommendation Thursday, July 18, during a special meeting following the board’s regular bimonthly meeting in San Francisco [ I recommend a demonstration !!! ]  .
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http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regmeet/july13.html
http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regmeet/jul13/cw18.pdf

NOTICE OF MEETING THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
MEETING AS A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Date: July 18, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m.1
Location: UCSF–Mission Bay Community Center
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco


Agenda – Open Session
Public Comment Period2 (20 minutes)

http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regbios/welcome.html

Regents - Bio's:

Richard C. Blum [ Feinstein's hubbie]
 Appointed March 12, 2002 to a term expiring March 1, 2014 (by Davis); B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.B.A, University of California, Berkeley; Chairman of Blum Capital Partners, L.P.; Co-Chairman of Newbridge Capital, LLC.
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http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regbios/blum.html
Richard C. Blum is Chairman of Blum Capital Partners, L.P. and Co-Chairman of Newbridge Capital, LLC.

Mr. Blum earned his B.A. and M.B.A degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He was the recipient of UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business Alumnus of the Year Award in 1994 and is a member of the Advisory Board of the School. Mr. Blum serves as a director on a number of boards, including Playtex Products, Glenborough Realty Trust and is Chairman of CB Richard Ellis. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the World Conference on Religion and Peace and is Founder and Chairman of the American Himalayan Foundation and is a board member of the World Wildlife Fund and the Wilderness Society. He is also a trustee and a member of the executive committee of The Carter Center, founded by former President Jimmy Carter. Mr. Blum was appointed as a Regent in 2002 by Governor Davis to a 12-year term.


Sherry L. Lansing
 Appointed March 11, 1999 to a term expiring March 1, 2010 (by Davis);re-appointed in 2010 (by Schwarzenegger) to a term expiring March 1, 2022. Founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation and former Chair and CEO of Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group; B.S., Northwestern University.

http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/regbios/lansing.htm

Sherry Lansing is the past Chairman of the Board of Regents and is the Founder of The Sherry Lansing Foundation. She is the former Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group, a position she held for twelve years. Prior to that, she headed her own production company. Ms. Lansing holds a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University.

She sits on the board of directors of The Carter Center, Teach for America, The American Association for Cancer Research, Friends of Cancer Research, and the Lasker Foundation.

In 2005, Ms. Lansing was appointed to the Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee, the governing body of The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

She has served on the board of trustees of Scripps College, the board of Independent Colleges of Southern California, the board of the UCLA Foundation, and the executive committee of the Dean's advisory board of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. Ms. Lansing was appointed as Regent in March 1999 by Governor Davis to a term expiring in 2010; she was re-appointed in 2010 by Governor Schwarzenegger to a term expiring in 2022.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Lasker
Mary Woodard Lasker (November 30, 1900 – February 21, 1994) was an American health activist and philanthropist. She worked to raise funds for medical research, and founded the Lasker Foundation.
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In 1938 she became the president of the Birth Control Federation of America, the precursor of the Planned Parenthood Federation.[4]

Her second marriage was to Lord and Thomas advertising executive Albert Lasker until his death in the early 1950s of colon cancer.[5] Ironically, her husband's ad agency had promoted smoking with the slogan, "L.S.M.F.T.—Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco" [6] back when the dangers of smoking were not well known.[5]

The Laskers supported National Health Insurance under Truman. After its failure Mary Lasker saw research funding as the best way to promote public health.

With her husband, they created the Lasker Foundation in 1942 to promote medical research. The Lasker Award is considered the most prestigious American award in medical research.[7] Eighty-one Lasker laureates have gone on to received a Nobel Prize.[8]
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 19, 2013, 01:08:19 pm

Miguel Trevino just got busted
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23323963
"head of the Zetas cartel"

This must be the boys - 12909 Timothy Ln, Mesquite, TX 75180
http://www.corporationwiki.com/Texas/Balch-Springs/tremor-enterprises-llc/38208712.aspx

Can we locate the ranch...

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/02/fast-and-furious-protests-at-white-house-abruptly-ended-after-suspicious/
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” during operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 12, 2013, 01:20:05 pm
When you're running drugs for the banks you need to create selective enforcement for your Globalist army ...
(http://www.mygen.com/images/Mexican-gang-and-drug-cartel-routes.png)
(http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Obama-Holder-620x362.jpeg)

http://www.usimmigration.com/foreign-national-prison.html
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 Of those imprisoned Mexican nationals, 65 percent of them are serving time for illegal immigration offences, with the second most common offence being drug related crimes.

The report shows that foreign nationals make up 25 percent of the total prison population in America and that in federal prisons; the number of foreigner in U.S. prisons has risen 7 percent since 2005.


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/12/eric-holder-prison-reform-mandatory-minimums
Eric Holder calls for criminal justice reforms aimed at easing drug sentences

US attorney general mandating changes that would eradicate mandatory minimum sentences for some drug-related crimes

Non-violent drug offenders will avoid mandatory minimum sentences under proposals to cut America's soaring prison numbers due to be unveiled on Monday.

Attorney general Eric Holder is expected to issue new guidance to prosecutors that could have a dramatic effect on the lengthy jail terms that judges are required to give anyone convicted of possessing more than a proscribed amount of certain drugs.

In the future, many low-level charges against dealers not judged to be part of a large gang or cartel will no longer detail how much they were caught with – side-stepping the federal minimum sentencing laws.

Holder is also expected to announce other proposals to curb America's vast prison population, including compassionate early release for elderly inmates who are no longer viewed as dangerous and will promote drug-treatment programs as prison alternatives.

"We must never stop being tough on crime. But we must also be smarter on crime," he is expected to tell the American Bar Association on Monday afternoon. "Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no good law-enforcement reason … Although incarceration has a role to play in our justice system, widespread incarceration at the federal, state and local levels is both ineffective and unsustainable."

The US accounts for 25% of the world's prison numbers, even though it has only 5% of the world's population.

Drug-related offences drive the vast majority of this, and people convicted of conspiring to sell 5kg of cocaine will currently receive a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence [ your typical foreign national drug mule ! ]  .
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 18, 2013, 02:11:27 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2424491/Despite-recent-cutbacks-University-California-asked-millions-renovate-historic-Blake-House.html
UC to spend up to $6m on crumbling  mansion for new president Janet Napolitano despite tuition fees doubling and teacher layoffs due to budget cuts

Despite recent cutbacks University of California has asked for millions from private endowment board to renovate historic Blake House
It will cost $3.5- $6m to completely renovate the run-down abode, that for decades housed past university presidents
Napolitano, former Homeland Security Secretary and the first female UC president will live in rented house costing  $10,000 a month while mansion repaired
Napolitano's base salary will be $570,000, and she'll receive $142,500 in moving expenses
Plans also call for adding a laundry, kitchen and upgraded bathrooms to the 4,300-square-foot private living quarters
By Associated Press
PUBLISHED: 12:29 EST, 18 September 2013

When former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano takes over as president of the University of California later this month, she will live in leased accommodations that the college system is renting for nearly $10,000 a month.

While the price tag is several thousand dollars less than what the university spent leasing her predecessor's home, some university officials say it might be more cost-effective in the long run to fix up a vacant mansion that housed previous university presidents.

A committee of the University of California's governing board agreed Tuesday to spend $620,000 toward the multi-million cost of renovating the historic Blake House, which is located not far from UC Berkeley and has been unoccupied since 2008. The full Board of Regents must review the request, which it is scheduled to do on Wednesday.
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The house, built in 1924 and located in the hills not far from UC Berkeley, was bequeathed to the university by wealthy alumni and became home to President Charles Hitch in 1968.

According to the San Francisco Gate $97,636 in private funds has been spent to maintain the home. Foundation problems and roof problems are among the many repairs the home is in need of. Due to the recession, plans were put on hold.

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(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/09/18/article-2424491-1BE5FCAC000005DC-634_634x286.jpg)
A view of the Blake House around the time it was built in 1924. The mansion is 13,329 square feet and currently uninhabitable

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[ Oh one of the most beautiful gardens in the Bay Area ( there is also the Berkeley Rose Garden and Bot. garden )  and they want this b get a ring side view? ]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake_Garden_(Kensington,_California)
Blake Garden (10.6 acres) is a landscape laboratory and public garden located at 70 Rincon Road in Kensington, California, United States. It is a teaching facility for the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning of the University of California, Berkeley. It is also the site of Blake House, formerly the residence of the President of the University of California. The garden is open to the public during weekdays; no admission fee is charged.

The Blake's original family home was on Piedmont Avenue, where Memorial Stadium now stands. The building of the stadium prompted the building of two homes in the Kensington hills, Anson Blake’s house, now Blake Garden, and the Edwin Blake house, now the Carmelite Monastery. The garden was deeded to the Landscape Architecture Department in 1957 by Anson and Anita Blake, and title passed to the University upon Anita Blake's death in 1962. Five years later, Blake House became the UC President's official residence, until 2009.

The siting of Blake house is integral to the garden’s design: it shelters the Formal Garden from the strong prevailing winds off the Golden Gate. The grounds for both estates were designed by Mrs. Blake’s sister, Mabel Symmes, who graduated from the university's Landscape Architecture Department in 1914.

Ms. Symmes’ original plan showed great sensitivity to the site. Much of her original plan can still be seen in the design of the Pink and Yellow Gardens with its grotto, inspired by the Villa Tusculana at Frascati, Italy and the reflecting pool which was part of a system to take advantage of underground water.

The Redwood Canyon, with redwood cuttings brought from the Blake’s property in Berkeley and St. Helena, is planted along a natural waterway. The original plan also shows a lake in the Australian Hollow, taking advantage of the high water table in that part of the garden. In 2010 this area was restored to a native wetland by UC students, volunteers and Blake Garden staff. The wetland now provides habitat to a community of Pacific chorus frogs and area birds.

The garden is home to nearly 1500 plant species, over fifty bird species, as well as raccoons, frogs, salamanders, and the occasional fox. The garden is all organic, with many sustainable practices including four kinds of composting, rainwater harvesting, and hives of honeybees. Additionally, the Create with Nature Zone offers a space for visitors of all ages to experiment and build with materials collected from the garden

http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=blake-anson-stiles-1870-1959-cr.xml

Anson Stiles Blake was born in San Francisco on August 6, 1870. He was the son of Harriet Stiles Blake and Charles Thompson Blake.

 His father, C.T. Blake was an early pioneer to San Francisco, arriving in 1849 from New Haven, Connecticut after a difficult voyage through Central America. Anson Blake attended Lincoln Grammar School and Boy's High School in San Francisco before moving with his family to Berkeley where he attended the University. Upon graduation in 1891 Blake went to work for the Bay Rock Company in Oakland, moving two years later to the Oakland Paving Company a macadamizing outfit run by his father and his father's associate C.T.H. Palmer. In 1899 he became president of that company. In 1894 he married Anita Day Symmes, a recent U.C. graduate.

Blake's interest in such businesses arose from his father's and grandfather's own mining and mine-equipment backgrounds. (His grandfather patented the Blake Rock Crusher in 1858.) In 1904 he helped to form the San Pablo Quarry Company which supplied materials to the city of San Francisco for its rebuilding after the earthquake. In 1914 the company, which later became Blake Brother's in Richmond, was created and this business was in Blake's control until 1954. Rock from this company helped to keep islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin from flooding in addition to supplying the bayside rock edges of Treasure Island for the 1939 Fair there.
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http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/contentdisplay.aspx?id=12048

Berkeley’s Historic Rose Garden is a regional destination with its 3,000 rose bushes and 250 varieties of roses, along with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

(http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/uploadedImages/Parks_Rec_Waterfront/Level_3__-General/rose1.jpg)

History

The Berkeley Rose Garden was one of the first Civil Works Progress Projects built under the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It was conceived in 1933 and completed and dedicated for public use in September 1937. East Bay rose societies and community members donated hundreds of hours of volunteer time. The terraced amphitheatre and 220-foot-long redwood pergola were suggested by architect Bernard Maybeck; the final design and execution were the work of landscape architect Vernon M. Dean and rose specialist C. V. Covell.

http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/about_us/about_us.shtml

(http://www.gardenvisit.com/assets/madge/berkeley_botanical_garden/600x/berkeley_botanical_garden_600x.jpg)

History

A small garden of economic plants was established on the Berkeley campus on the site currently occupied by Moffit Library in the 1870’s by Dr. Eugene W. Hilgard (1833-1916), founding Dean of Agriculture . The University of California Botanical Garden was formally established in 1890 by E. L. Greene, the first chairman of the Department of Botany, to form a living collection of the native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants of the State of California, with the intent to gather in as rapidly as possible those of the neighboring states of the Pacific Coast. Within two years the collection numbered 600 species. In the following decade it grew to 1500, but then began to expand both its scope and collection to encompass plants from all continents and about 10,000 species.

The original official Garden was located near Haviland Hall on the north side of campus centered around a large glass conservatory modeled after the London Crystal Palace .
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: Monkeypox on September 18, 2013, 02:29:48 pm
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on November 22, 2013, 05:40:57 pm
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/22/us-mexico-corpses-idUSBRE9AL10Z20131122
33 mutilated corpses found in hidden graves in Mexico drug lands
By Lizbeth Diaz
MEXICO CITY Fri Nov 22, 2013

(Reuters) - At least 33 mutilated corpses have been found buried in an area of western Mexico where drug cartels are battling each other, officials said on Friday, the latest in a series of grisly finds amid a scourge of gang-related violence.

The bodies, which showed signs of torture, were found in 19 ditches in La Barca, on the border between the states of Michoacan and Jalisco, where a clutch of rival cartels operate.

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Mexico has suffered from a wave of drug-related violence, with about 1,000 people a month dying in gangland killings. About 80,000 people have died since 2007 in cartel violence.

President Enrique Pena Nieto has sought to shift the focus away from drug violence that dominated his predecessor's term and onto economic reforms he is seeking to push through Congress.

President Pena Nieto vowed to focus on reducing violent crime and extortion rather than going head to head with drug bosses. However, the steady stream of killings has continued unabated.


http://politicalvelcraft.org/2013/03/12/mexican-diplomat-says-janet-napolitano-pretty-much-invited-the-sinaloa-drug-cartel-across-the-border/
Mexican Diplomat: Janet Napolitano Invited Sinaloa Drug Cartel Across The U.S. Border!
Volubrjotr / March 12, 2013

Leaked emails from the private U.S. security firm Stratfor cite a Mexican diplomat who says the U.S. government works with Mexican cartels to traffic drugs into the United States and has sided with the Sinaloa cartel in an attempt to limit the violence in Mexico.
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Most notably, the reports from MX1 line up with assertions by a Sinaloa cartel insider that cartel boss Joaquin Guzman is a U.S. informant, the Sinaloa cartel was “given carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago,” and Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for information used to take down rival cartels.

(http://rasica.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/janet-napolitano-pat.jpg)
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 14, 2014, 12:55:38 pm
So we were not blowing smoke >>>> connect the dots to Gun Walker and F&F
http://www.chron.com/technology/businessinsider/article/CONFIRMED-The-DEA-Struck-A-Deal-With-Mexico-s-5138855.php?cmpid=hpbn
CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel
 Michael Kelley, provided by
 | January 13, 2014

An investigation by El Universal has found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs in exchange for information on rival cartels.

Sinaloa, led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, supplies 80% of the drugs entering the Chicago area and has a presence in cities across the U.S.

There have long been allegations that Guzman, considered to be "the world’s most powerful drug trafficker," coordinates with American authorities.
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Then-Justice Department prosecutor Patrick Hearn told the Chicago court that, according to DEA special agent Steve Fraga, Castro "provided information leading to a 23-ton cocaine seizure, other seizures related to "various drug trafficking organizations," and that "El Mayo" Zambada wanted his son to cooperate with the U.S.

http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/CONFIRMED-The-DEA-Struck-A-Deal-With-Mexico-s-5138855.php
CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel
  Michael Kelley, provided by
Published 9:33 am, Monday, January 13, 2014
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After being extradited to Chicago in February 2010, Zambada-Niebla argued that he was also "immune from arrest or prosecution" because he actively provided information to U.S. federal agents.

Zambada-Niebla also alleged that Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the cartel in exchange for information used to take down its rivals. (If true, that re-raises the issue regarding what Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the gun-running arrangements.)

A Mexican foreign service officer told Stratfor in April 2010 that the U.S. seemed to have sided with the Sinaloa cartel in an attempt to limit the violence in Mexico.

El Universal said that the coordination between the U.S. and Sinaloa peaked between 2006 and 2012, which is when drug cartels consolidated their grip on Mexico. The report ends by saying that it is unclear whether the arrangements continue.

The DEA declined to comment to El Universal.


http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01/13/report-the-dea-really-did-strike-a-deal-with-mexicos-most-notorious-deadly-drug-cartel/
Major Mexican Newspaper’s Investigation Makes Stunning Conclusion About the U.S. Gov’t and Notorious Sinaloa Cartel

An investigation by major Mexican newspaper El Universal has concluded that the United States government worked with the Sinaloa cartel from 2000 and 2012 as part of a divide and conquer strategy. In exchange for intel on rival cartels, the U.S. government allegedly allowed the cartel to smuggle billions of dollars worth of drugs.
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The DEA agents met with members of the cartel in Mexico to obtain information about their rivals and simultaneously built a network of informants who sign drug cooperation agreements, subject to results, to enable them to obtain future benefits, including cancellation of charges in the U.S.,” the report adds.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 16, 2014, 03:12:09 pm
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/mexico-govt-now-faces-vigilante-groups-backed-21551973
Mexico Gov't Now Faces Vigilante Groups It Backed
APATZINGAN, Mexico January 16, 2014 (AP)

Armed vigilantes who have taken control of territory in lawless Michoacan state could turn into the very sort of organized crime forces they're fighting, a Mexican official assigned to clean up the violence-wracked state said Thursday.

Alfredo Castillo, the federal government's new envoy to coordinate security and development in the state, said the Knights Templar cartel that so-called self-defense groups are battling formed about 10 years ago with the same mission: to fight an incursion by the Zetas cartel.

The cartel, Castillo said, originally did what the vigilantes are doing — "taking control of municipalities."

"You can start with a genuine cause, but when you start taking control, making decisions and feeling authority ... that's the risk," he said in an interview with MVS radio
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Government officials are starting to echo what critics are saying about the vigilantes, who have taken territory from the cartel with the tacit approval and even security cover of the federal government, though Osorio Chong has denied that.

The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that the warring between vigilantes and the cartel is "incredibly worrisome" and that it is "unclear if any of those actors have the community's best interests at heart."

Estanislao Beltran, spokesman for the self-defense groups, said the mission is to kick out the cartel, not become one.

"They're drug traffickers, we're farmers, we're working people," he said. "We will never permit another cartel to come into our state."

Vigilantes say they won't lay down their guns until top leaders of a powerful drug cartel are arrested, defying government orders as federal forces try to regain control in the lawless region


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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/23/mexico-self-defense-squads-refuse-disarm_n_3324496.html
Mexico's Self-Defense Squads Refuse To Disarm Despite Army Presence In Michoacan
Agence France Presse  |  By Leticia Pineda  Posted: 05/23/2013 11:04 am EDT

Farmers wearing bulletproof vests and toting assault rifles ride in pick-up trucks emblazoned with the word "self-defense" to protect this rural Mexican town from a drug cartel.

The government deployed thousands of troops to the western state of Michoacan this week, but in some towns like Coalcoman, population 10,000, vigilantes are wary of putting down their weapons until they feel safe again.

"We won't drop our guard until we see results," Antonio Rodriguez, a 37-year-old avocado grower and member of the community force, told AFP.

Authorities detained four members of a self-defense group in another town called Buenavista on Wednesday, angering about 200 residents, some wielding sticks, who surrounded some 20 soldiers to demand their release.
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http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/10/robert-farago/happens-disarmed-populace-michoacan-failed-state-edition/

This Is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace: Michoacan is a Failed State Edition
 By Robert Farago on October 23, 2013
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“Society wonders why the federal forces “have not been able to discover the safe houses of the criminals and to date have not released anyone, when there are dozens and dozens of people kidnapped,” he added.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130731/michoacan-navy-admiral-ambush-knights-templar
Mexico madness: Did the Knights Templar murder the navy's vice admiral?
Dudley Althaus July 31, 2013 16:24

Vice Adm. Carlos Salazar and a bodyguard were shot dead Sunday when gunmen attacked their official navy car, which had been diverted by a protest blockade on a major toll road on to a secondary road in Michoacan.

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — This week's ambush murder of a Mexican navy admiral by alleged gang members in the violent Pacific coast state of Michoacan wasn't a premeditated attack, the state's acting governor said Wednesday.

Vice Adm. Carlos Salazar and a bodyguard were shot dead Sunday when gunmen attacked their official navy car, which had been diverted by a protest blockade on a major toll road on to a secondary road in Michoacan.

Federal police quickly arrested three men they say carried out the attack, whom they identify as low-level members of the Knights Templar criminal band.
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 23, 2014, 11:23:43 am
So things were getting too quiet and Guzman has outlived his usefulness - time to clean house and shutup any squawkers  - his cover to F&F was blown! and Holder is STILL in office! - so let's destabilize the Mexican drug cartels again!!! ...

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rise-in-violence-feared-after-joaquin-el-chapo-guzman-capture/
Rise in violence feared after Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman capture

MAZATLAN, Mexico - For 13 years Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman watched from the rugged mountains of western Mexico as authorities captured or killed the leaders of every group that challenged his Sinaloa cartel's spot at the top of global drug trafficking.

Unscathed and his legend growing, the stocky son of a peasant farmer grabbed a slot on the Forbes' billionaires' list and a folkloric status as the capo who grew too powerful to catch. Then, late last year, authorities started closing on the inner circle of the world's most-wanted drug lord.

The son of one of his two top henchmen, Ismael "Mayo" Zambada, was arrested at a border crossing in Nogales, Arizona in November as part of a sprawling, complex investigation involving as many as 100 wiretaps, according to his lawyer.

A month later, one of the Sinaloa cartel's main lieutenants was gunned down by Mexican helicopter gunships in a resort town a few hours drive to the east. Less than two weeks passed before police at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam arrested one of the cartel's top assassins, a man who handled transport and logistics for Guzman.

This month the noose started tightening. Federal forces began sweeping through Culiacan, capital of the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa - closing streets, raiding houses, seizing automatic weapons, drugs and money, and arresting a series of men Mexican officials carefully described to reporters as top officials for Zambada.
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(http://media3.onsugar.com/files/2014/02/22/002/n/1922398/2a0fb1a4e095031a_474233789.jpg.xxxlarge/i/Drug-Lord-Joaquin-El-Chapo-Guzman-Has-Been-Captured.jpg)

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RISK OF VIOLENCE

Such is the size of the illicit drugs market, that by the time of his fall, Guzman was probably overseeing an empire with as many as 150,000 people in its employ, said Malcolm Beith, author of "The Last Narco", a biography of the kingpin.

The fallout will likely be violent, he said.

"Whenever the leadership of a drug cartel is compromised, there are turf wars at lower levels," Beith told Reuters.

"We've seen increased violence already in recent months in Sinaloa since the capture or death of several high-ranking lieutenants, I expect more to follow."
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"The politicians who protected El Chapo aren't being arrested, nor are the businessmen who worked with him," he said. "Without that, the arrests end up being inconsequential for dismantling the organization."

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Don't forget:

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-us-government-and-the-sinaloa-cartel-2014-1
CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel
Jan 13 2014

An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs while Sinaloa provided information on rival cartels.

Sinaloa, led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, supplies 80% of the drugs entering the Chicago area and has a presence in cities across the U.S.
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Now look how the DEA "boss" of Chicago got there: Fusion Center!!!

http://www.justice.gov/dea/divisions/chi/chi_sac.shtml

(http://www.justice.gov/dea/divisions/chi/chi_sac.jpg)
Special Agent in Charge -  John [Jack] Riley .
..
In 2008, he was selected by the U.S. Attorney General and the DEA Administrator to serve as the first Director/Special Agent in Charge of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Fusion Center. He oversaw the Fusion Center, which was the world’s first of its kind to provide seamless law enforcement strategies and operations aimed at dismantling national and international criminal organizations. The Fusion Center is comprised of representatives from DEA, ICE, ATF, Secret Service, FBI, IRS, DOJ, USMA, USPIS, Department of Labor, USCG, State Department, CBP, Serious Organized Crime Agency- Great Britain, and Interpol.

In July 2010, SAC Riley was appointed as the Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Division. He directs all enforcement and administrative activities for DEA operations in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/09/27/dea-boss-mexican-drug-cartels-are-so-deeply-embedded-in-chicago-we-have-to-operate-like-were-on-the-border/
DEA Boss: Mexican Drug Cartels Are So Deeply Embedded in Chicago, We Have to Operate Like We’re ‘On the Border’
09/27/2012

The city may be nearly 2,000 miles from Mexico, but the country’s drug cartels are so deeply embedded in Chicago that local and federal law enforcement are forced to operate as if they are “on the border,” according to Jack Riley, special agent in charge for the Chicago Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
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“My opinion is, right now, a number of the Mexican cartels are probably the most organized, well-funded, vicious criminal organizations that we’ve ever seen,” said Riley.
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http://www.suntimes.com/news/25762567-418/dea-boss-pushing-to-bring-mexicos-arrested-sinaloa-drug-chief-to-chicago.html
DEA boss pushing to bring Mexico’s arrested Sinaloa drug chief to Chicago
  BY KIM JANSSEN Staff Reporter February 22, 2014

Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was the first criminal dubbed Chicago’s “Public Enemy No. 1” since Al Capone, even though he’s never set foot in the city.

Now, after Guzman’s arrest early Saturday in Mexico, the head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago said he’s aiming to bring Guzman here to stand trial.

“I think we have the strongest case,” Chicago’s DEA boss Jack Riley said Saturday. “I fully intend for us to have him tried here
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: chris jones on February 23, 2014, 07:04:17 pm
13 years he ran the crew, unlucky number 13.
  If I was a cynic I would question who's toes he stepped on.
  The Panama kingpin (link) ,Noureiga went down the same way.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on March 10, 2014, 03:09:56 pm
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/03/sharyl-attkisson-to-leave-cbs-news-184836.html
Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS News

By DYLAN BYERS |
3/10/14 2:36 PM EDT

CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has reached an agreement to resign from CBS News ahead of contract, bringing an end to months of hard-fought negotiations, sources familiar with her departure told POLITICO on Monday.

Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network's liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network's corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air.

At the same time, Attkisson's own reporting on the Obama administration, which some staffers characterized as agenda-driven, had led network executives to doubt the impartiality of her reporting. She is currently at work on a book -- tentatively titled "Stonewalled: One Reporter's Fight for Truth in Obama's Washington" -- which addresses the challenges of reporting critically on the Obama administration

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Comments:

NailPolish  • an hour ago 

CBS just lost their best reporter because she did what a reporter was suppose to do: Find the truth. I don't think it matters to her who is in office if there is fraud going on investigate!
 

MattBracken > NailPolish  • an hour ago 

Sharyl had no place at CBS, a media arm of Obama's Gangster Govt Inc. She dared to report on Operation Fast and Furious and Benghazi, so she was a pariah there. American Pravda = ABCNNBCBS, the NYT, WP and LAT etc. Their motto is, "It's not a scandal if we don't report it." They spent 100 times more minutes covering "Bridgegate" than Fast and Furious (300+ Mexicans murdered on purpose) and Benghazi combined.

Sharyl didn't play "team ball" and was reduced to tweeting out her scoops, CBS would not give her ten seconds of airtime.

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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 13, 2014, 12:02:21 pm
Oh yes, Holder is STILL in his position of powa ... How is it possible ? must be some heavy blackmail , of course they WANT him there , doing the things they want him to do , like run guns to the cartels ...  

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/212082-holder-sees-racial-animus-in-opposition
Holder sees 'racial animus' in opposition
By Justin Sink
July 13, 2014
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Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday he and President Obama have been targets of “a racial animus” by some of the administration’s political opponents.

There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/212082-holder-sees-racial-animus-in-opposition#ixzz37Mv7LVc5
Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: BlackRoses on July 13, 2014, 08:55:26 pm
Oh yes, Holder is STILL in his position of powa ... How is it possible ? must be some heavy blackmail , of course they WANT him there , doing the things they want him to do , like run guns to the cartels ...  

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/212082-holder-sees-racial-animus-in-opposition
Holder sees 'racial animus' in opposition
By Justin Sink
July 13, 2014
..
Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday he and President Obama have been targets of “a racial animus” by some of the administration’s political opponents.

There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/212082-holder-sees-racial-animus-in-opposition#ixzz37Mv7LVc5
Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook

Yeah, I saw this on another site.

"No. We're a nation of people being manipulated. These people stir up *hit so we the people want to hate, fear, blame each other. We want to beat the *hit out of each other and possibly even kill each other. Our differences are being used against us. It's controlled. We're controlled in every way possible. If every person out there got the big clue and we all united together, IT WOULD BE THE ELITES WORST NIGHTMARE. They can do whatever the hell they want and they know, they know we're going to be too busy focusing on each other to notice what they're doing. Stop doing this. Unite together. It's time to stop listening to people trying to poison our minds. As for Holder, you're a criminal. Go *uck yourself."

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Where would we be at if people would stop listening to people trying to poison their minds? Where would be at if people would stop looking for some leader to unite people together and became their own leader? Where would we be if we had govts all along that represented the people and country and did what they were supposed to?"

"You want to do something? Don't wait for a leader to get here and unite the people. YOU BE YOUR OWN LEADER."

"Maybe we would all be united together if you didn't have certain *astards getting up there and stirring things up? You take notice of how it goes. Especially when a scandal comes up. They'll get up there and say or do something that gets us all in a frenzy again. I'm smarter and better than that. I see the truth through the lies, the *hit stirring, the bull*hit."

"“For whatever reason, [some] Republicans decided early on that this was a president they were just simply not going to cooperate with,” Holder said.--Fake tug of wars. How many of you notice that? There's big talk and no action. Just like the immigration thing. We'll have some big show put on for us about how "something has to be done!". It's all talk. They'll get the money they ask for. It's getting harder and harder to sit through this *hit show."

"people talking about taking their country back” --Gee, what could this comment mean? Oh, maybe it means having a govt that obeys laws instead of breaking them, having scandals every single day, cover ups and lies for the scandals every single day. Actually having a govt that represents the people and country? NAW, let's spin this as another racial issue! Again, go *uck yourself."

"So what is it? How many whites supported Obama? Or are you trying to say that the votes don't matter and everything is rigged? How can you vote for a black man and be a racist? Doesn't add up, does it? It doesn't matter. The votes are rigged. The parties are rigged and controlled by the same people. It's all a lie."

"In the interview, Holder also reiterated claims he has made in the past that both he and President Obama are treated differently than their predecessors, partially because of their race.--BULL*HIT! I see it for what it really is. They're all criminals. The parties don't matter, the race doesn't matter. The actions are the only things that matter. And we've been *ucked over by a lot of people for a long time."

Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 25, 2014, 01:07:28 pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/26/us/politics/eric-holder-resigning-as-attorney-general.html?_r=0
Attorney General Eric Holder, Prominent Liberal Voice in Obama Administration, Is Resigning
By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL D. SHEARSEPT. 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is resigning from his post, the Justice Department said Thursday. Mr. Holder will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed.

Mr. Holder, the 82nd attorney general and the first African-American to serve in that position, had previously said he planned to leave office by the end of this year.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js
Ding Dong  - The Witch is Dead


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http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/09/25/judge-denies-doj-request-to-delay-release-of-fast-and-furious-document-list-n1896621

Judge Denies DOJ Request to Delay Release of Fast and Furious Document List
Katie Pavlich | Sep 25, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates has denied a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a list of Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege.


The list, better known as a Vaughn index, was requested through a June 2012 FOIA filing by government watchdog Judicial Watch. When DOJ didn't respond to the FOIA request in the time required by law, Judicial Watch sued in September 2012, seeking all documents DOJ and the White House are withholding from Congress under executive privilege claims. President Obama made the assertion on June 20, 2012 just moments before Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt. In July 2014, after two years of battling for information, Judge Bates ordered the Department of Justice to release the Vaughn Index by October 1.

DOJ responded by asking for a month long delay in releasing the list with a deadline of November 3, just one day before the 2014-midterm elections. That request has been denied. A short delay was granted and DOJ must produce the Vaughn index by October 22.

"The government’s arguments for even more time are unconvincing," Bates said in his ruling. "Seventy-five days—plus another twenty-one, based in part on Judiciary Watch’s consent—is enough time for the government to prepare the index that this Court has ordered, given that this matter has been pending for over two years. The Court will therefore extend the Department’s Vaughn index submission deadline to October 22, 2014—and no further."
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: EvadingGrid on September 25, 2014, 03:06:45 pm
..................


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js
Ding Dong  - The Witch is Dead

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LOL
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 24, 2014, 06:01:45 pm
a shoe drops ..

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/10/valerie-jarrett-key-player-fast-furious-cover-holder-lied-congress/
Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress
OCTOBER 24, 2014

President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.

The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday JW reported on the broad information in the records, including that Obama asserted executive privilege for Holder’s wife as part of the administration’s efforts to cover up the scandal.

Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ran the once-secret program that allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons which have been used in an unknown number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.

The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sheryl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documents showing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther.

This directly contradicted Holder’s May 3, 2011 testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, during which he stated that he, “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” The October 4, 2011 date may also be significant because it came shortly after the August 30, 2011 resignation of U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson to the position of “senior forensics advisor” at DOJ.
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Nevertheless, given the timing and subject of these e-mails, it seems clear that Jarrett quickly became a key player in the Fast and Furious cover-up in the immediate aftermath of the revelation that Holder had lied to Congress.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on November 04, 2014, 10:41:26 pm
No the Midterm elections had nothing to do with this ...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/4/justice-dept-submits-64k-pages-fast-furious-docs/

Justice belatedly sends Congress 64,280 pages of Fast and Furious documents
By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Updated: 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Justice Department sent Congress 64,280 pages of documents it had previously withheld from the botched Fast and Furious gun-walking operation on Tuesday, in a move Republicans said was an admission by President Obama that he overstepped his legal bounds.

Investigators had sought the documents for years, with the House even suing in federal court to force their release. Mr. Obama had asserted executive privilege, claiming the documents were part of the “deliberative process” of White House decision-making and therefore didn’t need to be divulged, but the court rejected those claims.

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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on November 06, 2014, 12:42:46 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/06/issa-document-dump-shows-holder-at-heart-fast-and-furious-debate/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29
Issa: Document dump shows Holder ‘at the heart’ of Fast and Furious debate
Published November 06, 2014·
FoxNews.com

House oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa told Fox News on Thursday that a massive trove of emails handed to his office on the eve of the elections indicates Attorney General Eric Holder was “at the heart” of deliberations over the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.

More than 64,000 pages of documents were given to the committee Monday night, a move Issa, R-Calif., said was a ploy to make sure they didn’t sway the election. But he said his staff is starting to go through them – already, one email exchange has surfaced in which Holder in 2011 blasted Issa “and his idiot cronies” looking into the botched anti-gun trafficking operation

In that email, published by The Wall Street Journal, Holder claimed Issa and others “never gave a damn about” the program “when all that was happening was that thousands of Mexicans were being killed with guns from our country.” He accused them of trying only to “cripple ATF and suck up to the gun lobby.”

Issa rejected the charges, saying on Fox News the culpability lies with higher-ups, not the ATF, anyway.

“This was an undercover activity that specifically cut out our allies in Mexico … so if there’s culpability, I think it really belongs with the attorney general,” he said
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 19, 2015, 11:18:21 am
Related?  ...

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB499/
Mexico: Los Zetas Drug Cartel Linked San Fernando Police to Migrant Massacres
Ordered to Declassify Human Rights Information, Prosecutor Releases First Document from San Fernando Case File

Accused Cop: Instead of Jail, Police Delivered Detainees to Los Zetas
Proceso Article Explores Similarities between San Fernando, Ayotzinapa

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 499
Posted December 22, 2014


Washington, DC, December 22, 2014 – With the Mexican government facing widespread public outrage over the alleged role of police and other officials in the September forced disappearance of 43 students, and the killings of at least six others, from Ayotzinapa Normal School, the country’s federal prosecutor (PGR) has for the first time declassified a document on the suspected participation of police in the kidnapping and massacre of hundreds of migrants in San Fernando massacres of 2010-11.

The new revelations, along with key U.S. documents on how violent drug cartels gained control of local police forces in parts of Mexico during the last decade, are the subject of “San Fernando-Ayotzinapa: las similitudes” (“San Fernando-Ayotzinapa: the similarities”), an article published online today in Mexico’s Proceso magazine in collaboration with Michael Evans and Jesse Franzblau of the National Security Archive.

According to declarations from members of the Los Zetas drug cartel named in the newly-declassified “Tarjeta Informativa” (“informative note” or “information memo”), the police acted as “lookouts” [“halconeo”] for the group, helped with “the interception of persons,” and otherwise turned a blind eye to the Zetas’ illegal activities.

Those crimes included the summary execution of 72 migrants pulled from intercity buses in San Fernando in August 2010 and an untold number of similar killings that culminated in the discovery, in April 2011, of hundreds more bodies in mass graves in the same part of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The victims were mainly Central American migrants making their way to Texas, which borders Tamaulipas to the north. The state’s highways are at once primary avenues for migrants and highly-contested narcotrafficking corridors.

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THE DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENT 01
 April 22, 2005
Los Zetas; ITAR – Violent Gangs
 U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, memorandum, classification unknown, 2 pp.


An FBI official in Little Rock, Arkansas, requests that the bureau open a “control file” to “administratively capture information about the Los Zetas organization.” The memo notes that, “The original Zetas are former members-turned-deserters of Mexico’s elite Airmobile Special Forces Group (GAFE), trained in the U.S. at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, GA. The Zetas’ organizational structure includes counterintelligence, intelligence and tactical enforcement units.”


The memo cites allegations “that members of Los Zetas are responsible for numerous murders along the Nuevo Leon-Tamaulipas/U.S. border over the last two years” and “numerous other crimes the Zetas are likely involved in, to include money laundering, racketeering and public corruption.”


DOCUMENT 02
 July 15, 2005
Los Zetas: An Emerging Threat to the United States
 U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Intelligence Assessment, Unclassified/For Official Use Only, 15 pp.

As far back as 2005, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had reliable information indicating that the Los Zetas group was “undermining Mexican law enforcement officers in Nuevo Laredo,” which the FBI said was “the primary location of recent drug-related violence.” In the face of extensive corruption among local officials, the FBI intelligence assessment, dated July 15, 2005, expressed doubt that the Mexican government would be able to restore order:

In June 2005, the Government of Mexico sent federal forces to Nuevo Laredo to restore order to the city. As Los Zetas has corrupted many Mexican public officials in the Nuevo Laredo area, the government will likely achieve limited success at controlling their activities.

“Los Zetas has established control over Nuevo Laredo,” according to the FBI, and “effectively controlled the city’s police force.”

The FBI also explores the origins of Los Zetas in 2002 as part of an effort by the Gulf Cartel to establish control over the state of Tamaulipas: “The Gulf Cartel’s leader… hired a small group of Mexican military deserters as assassins and security specialists. Known as Los Zetas, they quickly developed into well-trained, brutal cartel enforcers.”

Los Zetas emerged from the Grupo Aeromovil de Fuerzas Especiales (GAFE), a Mexican army unit created in the mid 1990s to combat drug trafficking organizations along the US/Mexico border. The GAFE received special training in tactics and weapons. The US military provided some of this instruction at Fort Benning, Georgia. These elite counter-drug troops learned to use sophisticated intelligence-gathering equipment, advanced weaponry, and specialized tactics to combat drug traffickers. They fought to limit the escalating warfare among traffickers in Tamaulipas after the 1996 arrest of Juan Garcia Abrego, the Gulf Cartel’s leader at the time. An unknown number of GAFE soldiers under the command of Arturo Guzman Decena deserted and joined the Gulf Cartel in early 2002. Reports differ on exact figures but range from 31 to 67 deserters. They dubbed themselves Los Zetas after Decena’s GAFE radio call signal, “Zeta 1.” Subsequently in a March 2002 shootout, group members helped a [excised] elude capture by Mexican authorities. In May 2002, Los Zetas delivered control of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to [deleted] by murdering his primary rivals Dionicio Roman Garcia Sanchez and Juvenal Torres Sanchez.
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: JT Coyoté on February 19, 2015, 11:49:15 am
You can dumb down some of the people all of the time
and all of the people some of the time... but...
you can't dumb down all of the people all of the time.

The Mexican drug cartel terrorists run parallel with the Wahabi anti-Islamic terrorists... first they are both funded and armed by the NWO corporate government and second, their preferred method of terror is beheading their victims.

Oldyoti

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace
alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by
menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them
imaginary.”
–H. L. Mencken
 
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: EvadingGrid on March 29, 2015, 02:16:21 pm
You can dumb down some of the people all of the time
and all of the people some of the time... but...
you can't dumb down all of the people all of the time.

The Mexican drug cartel terrorists run parallel with the Wahabi anti-Islamic terrorists... first they are both funded and armed by the NWO corporate government and second, their preferred method of terror is beheading their victims.

Oldyoti

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace
alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by
menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them
imaginary.”
–H. L. Mencken


Just for amusement, but when you say "Wahabi anti-Islamic terrorists" are you making reference to Al CIAduh, Boko Harum, Chechen, al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, OR Saudi Arabia ?
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: larsonstdoc on March 29, 2015, 08:11:16 pm
You can dumb down some of the people all of the time
and all of the people some of the time... but...
you can't dumb down all of the people all of the time.

The Mexican drug cartel terrorists run parallel with the Wahabi anti-Islamic terrorists... first they are both funded and armed by the NWO corporate government and second, their preferred method of terror is beheading their victims.

Oldyoti

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace
alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by
menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them
imaginary.”
–H. L. Mencken


QFT.  This is one of the stories that doesn't die.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: chris jones on March 29, 2015, 09:46:40 pm
  Janet has passed the point of no return, power becomes their God.
  The standard in WDC and their czars, DENIAL..  They simply wait fot the flack to clear, all evidence to get smoked by any means and time passes taking the criminal actions down the memory hole.
   Issues like this would have been serious decades past, today they are SOP.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: JT Coyoté on March 30, 2015, 12:09:23 am
Just for amusement, but when you say "Wahabi anti-Islamic terrorists" are you making reference to Al CIAduh, Boko Harum, Chechen, al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, OR Saudi Arabia ?

All of them... How do you best destroy the character and long term standing of the second largest religion in the world... you paint it with the Wahhabi brush, hyped in the media as being completely barbaric, terrorist, cruel, murderous, and inhuman... The same way you strike fear in the average American with the open border specter of Latin American drug gangs beheading their own people, entering unchallenged through mezzo-American Re-conquista cartels pushing demographic take-over with the blessing of U.S. government's favoritism and fraud.

Same hi-jack strategy using the same tactics on the ground, with a different cultural demographic the globalists wish to demonize and destroy once they are used up...

JTCoyoté

"War should only be declared by the authority of the people,
whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens,
instead of the government which is to reap its fruits."

~James Madison
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 12, 2015, 09:58:16 am
bump ---  Guzman is free ...  Mexico refused to extradite him to the USA .... now he's free AGAIN ....

http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-drug-lord-escapes-mexico-prison-20150711-story.html
Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes from Mexico prison -- again
By Tracy Wilkinson  contact the reporter
 
July 12, 2015, 7:19 AM |reporting from Mexico City

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most powerful drug lord who was captured last year, escaped from a maximum-security prison through an elaborate hidden tunnel, authorities announced Sunday..

  It is the second time Guzman, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, Mexico’s largest and most lucrative trafficker of heroin, cocaine and marijuana, has been able to flee prison. The first time was 2001, when he famously hid in a laundry cart, and he continued on the lam until his arrest last year.
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Authorities, attempting to explain how it was possible for such an elaborate construction to have taken place unnoticed, said Guzman’s shower was the only place in his cell where there were no security cameras.
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President Enrique Pena Nieto and his top Cabinet members were in France on an official visit. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong was rushing back to Mexico because of the escape. 

Guzman’s escape will be a major embarrassment for the administration, which has prided itself for having taken down a series of top cartel leaders
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: worcesteradam on July 13, 2015, 06:39:14 am
oh Mexico, you are so corrupt.

USA will be like you soon.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 14, 2015, 12:08:46 pm
http://www.forbes.com/sites/doliaestevez/2015/07/13/extradition-would-have-stopped-mexican-drug-kingpin-el-chapo-guzman-from-escaping/

Extradition Would Have Stopped Mexican Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzmán From Escaping
7/13/2015 @ 3:15PM 2,482 views

The U.S. government has offered Mexico assistance in trying to recapture drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, who escaped  Saturday evening from a maximum-security prison 90 miles outside Mexico City. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the U.S. shares Mexico’s “concern” over Guzman’s escape. “The U.S. government stands ready to work with our Mexican partners to provide any assistance that may help support his swift recapture,” Lynch said in a brief statement Sunday.

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Soon afterwards, the U.S. government expressed its strong desire to have El Chapo extradited to the U.S. In January of this year, the Obama Administration formally requested his extradition, a highly reliable informed source told me. The extradition request for Guzmán was delivered at the end of January to Mexico’s Foreign Ministry by the U.S. Embassy, the source said.

Polls conducted soon after El Chapo’s detention showed that 60% of Mexicans favored extraditing him to the U.S. because they  feared that he would escape again.


But Mexico refused to extradite him
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on August 02, 2015, 01:07:54 pm
Garland art show shooting connection to FF:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/garland-gunman-bought-gun-operation-fast-furious-article-1.2311893
Garland shooter bought pistol through ATF’s controversial gun running sting to track drug cartels

 BY Nicole Hensley
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, August 1, 2015, 5:56 PM
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 A gunman killed during his attack on an Islamic prophet Muhammad art show in Garland, Texas, reportedly bought a pistol through a botched federal firearm sting.

Nadir Soofi bought a 9-mm pistol at a Phoenix gun shop in 2010,
one report said, that sold illegal firearms through ATF’s heavily criticized Operation Fast and Furious to track firearms back to Mexican drug cartels.

The Senate Homeland Security Committee wants to know if that same pistol was used five years later in an alleged Islamic State-sanctioned shootout targeting right-wing blogger Pamela Geller’s event, according to a memo obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

The letter is addressed to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch from Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson.
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 Both shooters, Soofi and his roommate, Elton Simpson, were armed with assault rifles and killed in the May 3 gunfight that ensued with Garland police.

Since that attack, the FBI and DOJ has failed to produce serial numbers for the firearms used by Soofi and Simpson instilling the fear that the operation resulted in yet another instance of domestic violence, the LA Times reported.

A week-long hold was also placed on Soofi’s gun purchase, but authorities lifted it after only a day, the Times added.
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The ATF operation ended a month after two guns obtained through the sting were used in a 2010 gunfight with Mexican bandits that killed Brian Terry, an agent with the Border Patrol’s elite tactical team working along the Mexican border in Arizona.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about “Fast and Furious” DRUG operation.
Post by: chris jones on August 02, 2015, 05:23:59 pm
Hi T.
          Plausibly deniable...SOP......... You can bet your bippy their subordinates (underlings)are terrified of spilling the beans on these czars...
          The MSM does no keep the heat on the traitors, neither do the congresss or the people in general, the crew is getting away with crimes against humanity.
 Hell folks, how often do ya hear about the victims of the Iraq (war) WMD hunt........ What the MSM stuffs down our throat daily is a statue of Sadam being pulled down...Mass mind mucking at its finest.
         
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about Fast and Furious DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 01, 2015, 02:01:21 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/30/jury-deliberations-begin-in-fast-and-furious-murder-trial/
Jury deliberations begin in ‘Fast and Furious’ murder trial
By  Aalia Shaheed
Published September 30, 2015

The fate of two Mexican nationals accused of murdering U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry with weapons supplied by the U.S. government is now in the hands of a jury.

Terry’s death exposed the government’s failed “Operation Fast and Furious,” which allowed weapons to be sold illegally to Mexican cartels in hopes of tracking them back to cartel leaders. However, 1400 of the guns disappeared during the operation.

Investigators found two AK47-style weapons that had been lost from the program at the scene of Terry’s murder.

The case went to the jury late Wednesday at U.S. District Court in Tucson, Arizona.

Prosecutors say co-defendants Ivan Soto-Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza were part of a five-man cartel “rip crew” that regularly patrolled a remote part of the Arizona desert for drug smugglers to rob at gunpoint.


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This was the first trial in connection with Terry’s murder
. Rip crew member Manuel Osorio Arellanes pled guilty to first-degree murder after being apprehended at the scene of the crime, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. The other two members of the “rip crew” remain at large. 
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about Fast and Furious DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 08, 2016, 02:47:25 pm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/mexico/12090268/Mexico-captures-fugitive-drug-lord-El-Chapo-Guzman-says-president.html
Mexico captures fugitive drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman, says president

President Enrique Pena Nieto has written in his Twitter account that fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been recaptured seven months after he escaped from a maximum security prison


By  Nick Allen
6:37PM GMT 08 Jan 2016

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the world's most wanted drug lord, was on Friday night recaptured following a last stand gun battle with Mexican security forces.


Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto said the fugitive cartel chief was taken alive and uninjured six months after he made an audacious escape from a maximum security prison.


Mr Pena Nieto said: "Mission accomplished. We got him. I want to inform Mexicans that Joaquin Guzman has been arrested."


Five of El Chapo's henchmen were killed, five others arrested, and a marine injured in the shootout in the city of Los Mochis in Guzman's home state of Sinaloa.

The Mexican Navy said the marines were acting on a tip and raided a nondescript white house in Los Mochis before dawn. As they approached they were fired on from inside the building.

They later discovered an arsenal of weapons that had been assembled for a last stand.

It included two armoured vehicles, eight rifles, and a loaded rocket-propelled grenade launcher. There were .50-caliber sniper rifles capable of penetrating bullet-proof vests and cars.

Guzman, 55, whose nickname translates as "Shorty" and refers to his small stature, escaped from Altiplano prison, 55 miles from Mexico City, in July after accomplices dug a mile-long tunnel into his cell.
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about Fast and Furious DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 20, 2016, 07:09:52 pm
See now it comes out long after anyone would care ... But I care ... 

Notice that one of the texas terrorists last year -  Nadir Soof  - ALSO had a F&F weapon ... [email protected][email protected]! How could trhat beee???


http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/430043/drug-kingpin-el-chapo-had-rifle-fast-furious-gunwalking-program
El Chapo Had a ‘Fast & Furious’ Rifle
by Jim Geraghty January 20, 2016 8:21 AM

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: ‘El Chapo’ Drug Kingpin Had a Rifle From Federal ‘Fast & Furious’ Program The Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal is one of those stories that the government and the media declared over . . . that wasn’t, or isn’t, actually over. Here’s a nice example: A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.

A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car, or as it was intended, take down a helicopter. After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said. When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked serial numbers of the eight weapons found in his possession, they found one of the two .50-caliber weapons traced back to the ATF program, sources said.

Also, did you remember this? I didn’t. This week the scandal took on a new dimension with the revelation that Nadir Soofi, one of two Muslim terrorists killed attempting to murder attendees of a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest held in Texas in May, had acquired one of the guns he owned as a result of the Fast and Furious operation.

This meant that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was in the position of indirectly selling Islamic terrorists one of the weapons they may have used in an attack on Americans on American soil.

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 Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/430043/drug-kingpin-el-chapo-had-rifle-fast-furious-gunwalking-program


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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/01/20/rifle-capable-taking-down-helicopter-found-at-el-chapo-hideout-purchased-through-fast-and-furious-program.html
‘Fast & Furious’ rifle capable of taking down helicopter found in 'El Chapo' cache
By  William La Jeunesse 
 ·Published January 20, 2016
· FoxNews.com
 
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about Fast and Furious DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on March 16, 2016, 02:59:49 pm
Nice find on Drudgereport.com :

http://nypost.com/2016/03/16/rifle-found-at-el-chapo-hideout-tied-to-fast-and-furious/
Rifle found at El Chapo hideout tied to Fast and Furious
By Associated Press
March 16, 2016

WASHINGTON — One of the guns that Mexican officials say was found at the hideout of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has been found to be associated with Fast and Furious, a failed “gun-walking” operation, according to the Justice Department.

The department said in a letter to members of Congress that a .50-caliber rifle that Mexican officials sent for tracing after Guzman’s arrest in January has been connected to Fast and Furious.

Officials say the weapon was one of 19 firearms that Mexican authorities said were recovered from the hideout and was the only one determined to be associated with the botched sting operation, in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed gun runners to buy weapons in hopes of tracking them and disrupting gun smuggling rungs.

The rifle was bought in July 2010 in a straw purchase by someone not known to ATF at the time. The buyer was later identified and came under investigation but was never indicted. The weapon is not known to be associated with any other crime, the Justice Department says.

As of January, the ATF said it had recovered 885 firearms purchased by targets of Operation Fast and Furious. Several of those have been linked to violent crimes, including a 2010 firefight near the Mexican border during which Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed.
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about Fast and Furious DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on April 08, 2016, 06:24:33 pm
a shoe drops:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/04/08/barack-obama-backs-operation-fast-furious-drops-executive-privilege-claim-documents/
Barack Obama Backs Down Over Operation Fast and Furious, Drops Executive Privilege Claim Over Some Documents

President Barack Obama, after years of fighting to hide Operation Fast and Furious documents, finally relented and officially dropped his claim to executive privilege over them.
by Matthew Boyle8 Apr 2016

“Four years after asserting executive privilege to block Congress from obtaining documents relating to a controversial federal gun trafficking investigation, President Barack Obama relented Friday, turning over to lawmakers thousands of pages of records that led to unusual House votes holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt in 2012,” Politico’s Josh Gerstein wrote on Friday.

Fast and Furious remains the only scandal over which this president has used executive privilege power to hide documents from congressional investigators. Obama did not use the highly controversial power in any other scandal, including the following: Benghazi, IRS, Department of Justice phone-tapping, Pigford, General Services Administration (GSA), Solyndra, LightSquared, or EPA administrator email aliases.

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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about Fast and Furious DRUG operation.
Post by: windyacres on April 11, 2016, 02:16:33 am
Justice Department Reveals Controversial Gun Trafficking Sting Documents

Feds cornered on Fast & Furious scandal 



 Sputnik
 April 10, 2016


The Justice Department met a deadline set by a federal court to provide Congress with documents regarding Operation Fast and Furious, the failed gun-walking sting during which the government allowed approximately 2,000 guns to flow to Mexican drug-trafficking organizations.

The Justice Department had previously withheld thousands of pages of documents from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the scandal. Consequently the House held then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt in 2012. In 2016, President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege to shield the documents.

On January 16, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, for the District of Columbia, ruled the Obama administration cannot use executive privilege to prevent Congress from accessing information on Operation Fast and Furious.

“The committee has a duty to understand and shine light on what was happening inside Department of Justice during the time of this irresponsible operation. Yet DOJ has obstructed our investigative work for years,” said Jason Chaffetz, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman.

The failed operation first came to light in late 2010 when one of the guns from the program was found at the murder scene of a US Border Patrol agent. More recently, the Justice Department confirmed that, according to Mexican officials, one of the guns found at the hideout of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was associated with Operation Fast and Furious.


http://www.infowars.com/justice-department-reveals-controversial-gun-trafficking-sting-documents/

Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about Fast and Furious DRUG operation.
Post by: windyacres on April 12, 2016, 11:02:44 pm
Dealer Describes How He Sold ‘Fast & Furious’ Weapons for ATF 


Gun shop employee reveals how ATF’s gunrunning operation went downhill quickly

Adan Salazar
Prison Planet.com
April 12, 2016

An anonymous gun dealer in Arizona recently recounted how he participated in selling multiple guns to straw purchasers amid “Operation Fast and Furious” at the behest of the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The ill-planned scheme, which started in 2009 and reportedly ended in 2013 under the Obama administration, sought to trace guns sold to Mexican cartels by straw purchasers. The operation came to a head when a “Fast and Furious” weapon was found at the scene where US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was gunned down.

Sitting down with humor magazine Cracked, “James,” a former worker at a gun store in Phoenix, said he was contacted by the ATF after making a few sales of Barrett .50 caliber rifles to suspicious people.

“I was working in a very large gun store in Phoenix at the time, and we sold everything,” James says. “I got a phone call one day on the shop line, and a guy was looking for a Barrett .50 cal, which is not a crazy weapon in terms of how available they are.”

The dealer describes how the $10k high-caliber rifle, powerful enough to shoot through a light tank, was highly popular among straw purchasers, who would pay with bundles of cash, rarely purchased accessories and really knew nothing about the gun.

” … as I’m ringing up the transaction, he has one of those little drawstring backpacks. He pulls a paper bag out, takes out 10 grand in cash rubber-banded in thousand dollar increments. It was weird that, one, he came in with $10,000 cash. And he didn’t want any ammo for it or any optics for it. He didn’t know much about it beside the fact that he wanted it.”

The dealer said despite suspecting something was awry, the business continued to sell guns for literal bundles of cash.

” … then, we started getting more and more phone calls over the weeks. Same questions. We had four or five come in … that first guy came in five or six times, saying he was starting a collection. You don’t buy five to six of the same 10k rifle for a collection.”

At that point the ATF was contacted, but rather than put a stop to the sales, they asked select gun shop employees at the store to keep selling to the suspected straw buyers, and in addition fill out paperwork for the agency.

    “The ATF said, ‘Don’t refuse ’em, just let ’em go. Do it.’ And we’re on commission at the time, so all of us involved are like … sweet! It got to the point where we would give the ATF our cellphone numbers. They only wanted a couple of us dealing with it … fill out this form, have the money counted, so we can bring drug dogs in to check the bills for drugs. There were undercover agents in the store, sometimes.”

    “Once the ATF was more involved, we had a separate set of paperwork. You took their 4473 [the form you fill out to buy a gun] and transcribed all that, then it asked what type of transaction it was, how many 100s, how many 50s, how many 10s, ones. Then, basic questions: Did you feel they knew what they were buying? Did they buy ammo? Accessories?”

“James” says after that, Barrett sales began to skyrocket.

” … it started to get more and more severe. We were placing special orders with Barrett because we couldn’t keep up [with] demand. At one point, it was probably four to five of these rifles a week. Also FN57 pistols … but, the Barretts were the big one.”


He also described how cartels would often choose inconspicuous people to make the purchases, including clean-cut white and hispanic men.

“These kids weren’t sketchy looking dudes; they were all clean-cut, and some were Hispanic. But, one boy was a white boy who told me he had served. We had a bunch of light machine guns, like an M249 SAW … what caught me off guard is that he and I shot the crap about that one day. Then, he says, ‘Oh, I’ve been interested in the Barrett.’ I’m like, ‘makes sense, he’s a military kid.’ But then, he broke out the huge bag of cash.”

After selling several firearms alongside the ATF, the dealer says he began to wonder whether the agency would do its part and follow-up on their locations.

“We were being told, ‘Oh, we’re tracking their phones, we’ve got their license plates,’ but it just kept happening. Excuse the pun, but when are you gonna pull the trigger on this? It was going on all over the city — we knew we weren’t the only store — you’ve got plenty of evidence, you know where they live. What ARE you waiting on?”

After being informed the ATF nabbed several of the straw buyers in 2011, James says he received a bombshell from an agent: none of them would be charged.

“Our agent was pretty candid with us: He let us know the guys doing it had been arrested. Then, they were let go, because what they had done hadn’t been illegal — they hadn’t seen a hand off. They weren’t tracking them well enough; everyone made it over the border.”

The operation resulted in over 64,000 weapons crossing the US border into Mexico, according to testimony from former Attorney General Eric Holder. Mexican lawmakers also grew upset after guns traced to the US operation began showing up at crime scenes across the country, with one prominent politician in 2011 attributing at least 150 Mexican deaths and injuries to Fast and Furious weapons.

Last month, a researcher looking into the suspicious circumstances surrounding CBP Agent Brian Terry’s death on behalf of his family revealed the botched operation transferred weapons abroad, noting particularly how Fast and Furious weapons had been located in Morocco.

“What I would speculate is – dovetailing on what Tosh Plumlee has been on your program before and talked about – this is, I think, part of a much larger international gun running operation,” Lt. Col. Matt Smith-Meck revealed on the Alex Jones Show.

“We know from accounts from folks that are actually involved in running these weapons, in September of 2010, weapons – separate from what we would call Fast and Furious – were run down to Mexico, down to a town in Mexico, Caborca actually, met with a international middle eastern arms dealer and en route over to the Middle East,” the retired US Marine said.

“And I think of great import, is a Moroccon DST commander – their DST is their internal security forces on 16 October 2010, reported to his supervisors that Fast and Furious weapons were in the kingdom of Morocco en route to arm the rebels in Algeria.”

Currently, US lawmakers led by the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Darrell Issa, are questioning why it took so long for the Obama administration to release documents under a court-ordered subpoena, and “why there has been no real accountability for the officials involved,” according to Issa.

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http://www.prisonplanet.com/dealer-describes-how-he-sold-fast-furious-weapons-for-atf.html

Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about Fast and Furious DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 02, 2016, 10:52:28 am
I'm looking for the article that links F&F to international arms shipments ... Heavy weapons went to Mexican drug cartels like Sinola  which in turn sold them, transferred them to the middle east ... anyway ...


http://freedomoutpost.com/smoking-gun-obama-admin-was-operating-international-fast-and-furious-through-benghazi-to-syria/
International Fast and Furious Through Benghazi to Syria
Tim Brown — May 18, 2015

Well the truth about Benghazi is finally starting to see the light. As we have theorized in several articles, the Obama administration was involved in an international Fast and Furious by trafficking arms through Benghazi into Syria. Today that theory has been confirmed.

Newly released documents show that US intelligence agencies were fully aware that weapons were moving from the Islamic terror stronghold in Libya to Syria before the attack on the Benghazi compound on September 11, 2012.

The documents also contradict Hussein Obama's claim that the rise of the Islamic State came as a surprise to the administration.

FOX News' Catherine Herridge said the newly released documents "showed a serious disconnect between what the administration said and what was known by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)."

Judicial Watch, who obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified documents reported

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-defense-state-department-documents-reveal-obama-administration-knew-that-al-qaeda-terrorists-had-planned-benghazi-attack-10-days-in-advance/

Judicial Watch: Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance


MAY 18, 2015
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The DOD documents also contain the first official documentation that the Obama administration knew that weapons were being shipped from the Port of Benghazi to rebel troops in Syria. An October 2012 report confirms: [http://www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/pgs-1-3-2-3-from-jw-v-dod-and-state-14-812/ ]


Weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya to the Port of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria. The weapons shipped during late-August 2012 were Sniper rifles, RPG's, and 125 mm and 155mm howitzers missiles.


During the immediate aftermath of, and following the uncertainty caused by, the downfall of the ((Qaddafi)) regime in October 2011 and up until early September of 2012, weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles located in Benghazi, Libya were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya to the ports of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria. The Syrian ports were chosen due to the small amount of cargo traffic transiting these two ports. The ships used to transport the weapons were medium-sized and able to hold 10 or less shipping containers of cargo.

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earlier:

http://www.ammoland.com/2011/09/rocket-launchers-grenades-c4-tied-to-obamas-fast-furious/#axzz4ARCCOA6V
Rocket Launchers, Grenades & C4 Tied to Obama’s Fast & Furious

Posted on September 19, 2011 by AWR Hawkins

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- When the news of Fast and Furious first broke months ago, President Obama and Attorney General Holder remained almost completely mute on the subject.

When they finally addressed it, it was to say they hadn’t heard of Fast and Furious until May 2011 (eighteen months after it started).

Slowly, however, as this ceased to satisfy questioners, they incorporated the simple assertion that neither of them had authorized walking guns into Mexico nor had they possessed detailed knowledge of the stateside inner-workings of the operation.

It’s ironic that their answer went from being one thing to being another thing to being yet another thing. And I point this because the weapons tied to Fast and Furious have gone from being assault rifles to sniper rifles to grenade components to (allegedly) a rocket launcher?

Yes – a rocket launcher.

For example, On July 27th I had a post on Big Government which highlighted reports in the El Paso Times detailing “an alleged gun smuggling operation in which Obama administration officials were selling military grade weapons to drug cartel members in Mexico.” Supported by at least one former DEA official and one “CIA contract pilot,” the allegations were that weapons had been regularly transported from the Dallas/Fort Worth area to El Paso, TX, and/or Columbus, NM. From either of those locations they then crossed into Mexico.

Now it appears some of those “military grade weapons” didn’t make it all the way to Mexico, because along with the rocket launcher, U.S. Border Patrol Agents found “a grenade launcher, and three packages of what appeared to be C-4 explosives” by the Rio Grande on September 13th.

What is going on here folks?
I almost forgot – along with the two launchers and the C4 there were also six assault rifles (and the assault rifles smell like Fast and Furious to me).


Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2011/09/rocket-launchers-grenades-c4-tied-to-obamas-fast-furious/#ixzz4ARCmJ3pS
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Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about Fast and Furious DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 02, 2016, 11:40:11 am
http://jimmarrs.com/news_events/news/insider-reveals-arms-deals-behind-recent-major-events/
INSIDER REVEALS ARMS DEALS BEHIND RECENT MAJOR EVENTS
By Jim Marrs  Sept. 20, 2013


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The Direct Commercial Sales program also involves weapons sales to Central and South America, mostly connected to the War on Drugs, which often have backfired on the US. For example, a federal operation dubbed “Fast and Furious” allowed weapons from the U.S. to pass into the hands of suspected gun smugglers purportedly so they could be traced to Mexican drug cartels. The ATF lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which have been linked to crimes, including the shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.

In 2012, Danny Cruz Morones, 24, of Phoenix became the first of 20 Fast and Furious defendants indicted in 2011 for buying high-powered firearms in Arizona to be used by Mexican drug gangs. Morones pled guilty to acting as a “straw purchaser” of weapons, including AK-47 assault rifles, as well as recruiting others to buy the weapons. He was sentenced to 57 months in prison. The Fast and Furious cases were shifted to San Diego after the U.S. attorney’s office in Phoenix recused itself because of its ties to the local ATC office.

According to investigative reporter Bill Conroy writing for Narco News, in 2006-2007 alone the DCS program involved the sale of $3.3 million in ammunition, explosives and ammunition-manufacturing equipment; $11.6 million in semiautomatic rifles and pistols, $518,531 in grenade launchers; $78,251 in explosive projectiles including grenades; and $963,201 in night-vision equipment.

The San Antonio Express News reported Mexican authorities in Reynosa across the border from McAllen, Texas, recently seized the country’s single largest stash of cartel weapons — nearly 300 assault rifles, shoulder-fired grenade launchers and a half million rounds of ammunition.But weeks later, Mexican authorities still have not allowed the ATF access to serial numbers that would help them track down the buyers and traffickers on the U.S. side.

One Blue Lantern report detailed how a Latin American arms dealer served as a front for another company which only existed on paper and provided small arms to “gangs in [a] third country”.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon told the Associated Press in 2009, “…[W]e’ve seized in this two years more than 25,000 weapons and guns, and more than 90 percent of them came from the United States, and I’m talking from missile launchers to machineguns and grenades.”

Conroy said his investigations confirmed that the deadliest weapons now in the hands of Mexican drug gangs came from perfectly legal private-sector arms exports measuring in the billions of dollars and sanctioned persons within the US State Department.

In July 2013, retired United States Border Patrol agents, writing on behalf of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO), issued a public letter warning that violent Mexican drug cartels are operating all across the US. In part, the letter noted, “Organized crime on [the] scale we are speaking about cannot exist without political protection.”

Such activities prompted Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to complain in a 2006 letter to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “You surely know that all of this began when a group of about 30 traffickers of influence and corrupt politicians, using the cover of so-called neoliberal economic policies, took control of the Mexican State…these policies of pillaging that has enriched a minority in an exaggerated and obscene manner …[and] has condemned the Mexican people to exile and survival.”

The arms pipeline begins with the large multinational banks which loan and manages the large sums of money involved. Next, private US arms manufacturers gain licenses from the State Department to sell arms to other nations. But the status of the end use of such weapons then becomes murky. For instance, in Mexico, arms were sold to the government of former President Vicente Fox and then were diverted to drug gangs, such as the violent Zetas, by Mexican soldiers who defected from the military. Plumlee said American agents could not have been unaware of such activities in corruption-ridden Mexico.

Conroy cited a former US Customs Inspector, who requested anonymity, as saying, “I would agree entirely [that] DCS (and DoD gifted, as opposed to DCS sold) weapons are obviously the simplest explanation for the massive rise in the number of fully automatic weapons, grenades, rockets, etc., obtained by the narcotics gangs…That is to say, they are obtaining their weapons from their own, Mexican, government, by various illegal means.”

Plumlee revealed the Zetas have reportedly bought property in the Columbus, NM, border region to stash weapons and other contraband. “From the intel, it appears that a company was set up in Mexico to purchase weapons through the US Direct Commercial Sales Program, and that the company may have had a direct link to the Zetas,” he said. According to US Government statistics, the DCS program has approved more than $4.7 billion in private-sector weapons exports to Mexico since 1996. In 2010 alone, Direct Commercial Sales provided Mexico with $416.5 million worth of weapons and equipment.
 

Phil Jordan, who served as director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Intelligence Center in 1995, told the El Paso Times the Zetas drug organization shipped large amounts of weapons purchased in the Dallas area through El Paso. However, a spokesperson for the El Paso DEA office said the agency does not have any information about the Zetas operating in the border region.


Recipients of arms sales include the Department of Homeland Security, which, according to mainstream media reports, has been buying millions of rounds of ammunition, much in calibers not used by the US military. Such ammo stockpiling promoted retired United States Army Captain Terry M. Hestilow to write Texas Sen. John Cornyn on Facebook labeling the Obama administration’s recent appropriation of weapons a “bold threat of war” against citizens of the United States of America.
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The Department of State’s Blue Lantern Program

The DoS program to conduct pre-license, pre-shipment/post-license, and post-shipment checks of defense articles and services transferred through direct commercial sales is called the Blue Lantern program.

Blue Lantern end-use checks are conducted by U.S. mission personnel abroad or personnel from DoS’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) to verify the destination and specific endues and end-users of U.S. commercial defense exports and transfers. Blue Lantern cases are targeted based on potential risk, and are not randomly selected. These end-use checks encourage compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and have proven effective in addressing the growing problem of gray arms trade – the use of fraudulent export documentation or other techniques to acquire defense articles through legitimate channels for unauthorized end-users.

The U.S. chief of mission can request assistance from the security assistance office (SAO) to conduct Blue Lantern checks in country.

[SAMM C8.2.3. and C8.T2.] If there are expected TDY costs the SAO should request funding from the Embassy.

The Department of Defense’s Golden Sentry Program

The AECA requires a comprehensive end-use monitoring program for arms sales and transfers authorized by the AECA and the FAA to verify with reasonable assurance a recipient’s compliance with USG export controls. The DoS actively monitors, reports, and addresses unauthorized arms transfers and diversions in accordance with Section 3 of the AECA, and some of the procedures and
considerations used in the DoS Blue Lantern program are incorporated into the framework of the DoD Golden Sentry program
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The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) is responsible for administering the review of requests for government-to-government exports of defense articles, defense services, and related technical data. DSCA provides significant details for the EUM program in Chapter 8 of the SAMM.
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about Fast and Furious DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 17, 2017, 03:05:57 pm
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/01/17/janet-napolitano-hospitalized-for-cancer-treatment.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl
Janet Napolitano Hospitalized for Cancer Treatment
an hour ago

Janet Napolitano, the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and current president of the University of California, has been hospitalized for cancer treatment, the school announced on Tuesday. Napolitano was diagnosed with the unspecified cancer last August, after successfully beating a previous cancer, the university said in a statement. She was brought to the hospital on Monday after experiencing negative side effects.

 The current treatment is “nearly complete,” and the school added: “According to her physicians, she is doing extremely well.”
Title: Re: Janet Napolitano denies knowing about Fast and Furious DRUG operation.
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 08, 2017, 03:48:26 pm
A worm turns ...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/07/fast-and-furious-report-slams-holder-doj-for-deception-in-gun-running-scandal.html
Fast and Furious hearing rips Holder, DOJ for deception in gun-running scandal
By William La Jeunesse,  Andrew O'Reilly     Published June 07, 2017 
Fox News

Members of a congressional committee at a public hearing Wednesday blasted former President Barack Obama and his attorney general for allegedly covering up an investigation into the death of a Border Patrol agent killed as a result of a botched government gun-running project known as Operation Fast and Furious.

The House Oversight Committee also Wednesday released a scathing, nearly 300-page report that found Holder’s Justice Department tried to hide the facts from the loved ones of slain Border Patrol Brian Terry – seeing his family as more of a “nuisance” than one deserving straight answers – and slamming Obama's assertion of executive privilege to deny Congress access to records pertaining to Fast and Furious.

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“More than five years after Brian’s murder, the Terry family still wonders about key details of Operation Fast and Furious,” the committee’s report states. “The Justice Department’s obstruction of Congress’s investigation contributed to the Terry family’s inability to find answers.”

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, testified Wednesday in front of the committee, accusing DOJ and ATF officials of obstructing the investigation and working to silence ATF agents who informed the Senate of Fast and Furious.

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Several emails revealed in the report appear to indicate that some Justice Department staffers were working to keep information from political appointees at the department.

“I don't want to jinx it but it really is astounding that the plan worked -- so far,” former Deputy Attorney General James Cole wrote in an email to Holder, according to the report.

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https://overpassesforamerica.com/?p=50872
Dodson
Watch: ATF WHISTLE BLOWER TESTIFIES & CONGRESS BLASTS #OBAMA & ERIC HOLDER FOR COVER UP OF FAST & FURIOUS OPERATION *VIDEO* #o4a #news

June 8, 2017 12:57 pm  by Founder

https://youtu.be/YSs5yaNKIls

https://youtu.be/PYB9SUAJ_nI

One of those silenced ATF agents, John Dodson, testified Wednesday that he remains “in a state of purgatory” since objecting to Fast and Furious and has been the subject of reprisals and ridicule at the agency.

“That decision, the single act of standing up and saying, ‘What we are doing is wrong’… instantly took my standing from being that of an agent of the government – to an enemy of the state,” Dodson said. “ATF and DOJ officials implemented an all-out campaign to silence and discredit me… Suffice to say, the last six to seven years at ATF have not been the best for me or my career.”

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