A new finding by CBS News just two days ago, shows documents of proof that Eric Holder, Attorney General, was sent memos on the contentious operation “Fast and Furious” dating all the way back to July of 2010.
This means that he lied to Congress back in May of 2011 during a hearing when he said “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”
So while he’s busy lying to the faces of Congress, there are innocent people, both Mexican and American, being killed with the guns from the Fast and Furious operation that in partial part he allowed to “walk” the border.
I’ve posted a short blog about Fast and Furious before, but for those who don’t know about it, it’s an operation in which ATF agents permit thousands of dangerous weapons cross the border, which they also call “gun walking,” and let them remain in the ownership of Mexican drug cartels. This is supposedly going to assist them in tracing the guns to the cartels, so they can identify and capture them.
I don’t understand. If they were allowing these guns to cross the border, and knowing as a matter of fact that they fell into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, why didn’t they immediately capture and arrest them? Instead they continued to allow “gun walking” and nothing really resulted from it. They let about 2,000 guns go over the border and it was months or years till they finally did anything about the surveillance of several suspects. From 2009 to 2011 they just watched what was happening, just waiting, just seeing who bought the guns and tracing the guns after they had been used to kill people in Mexico. All of this kept quiet until December when one of their own ATF agents was killed with an American gun, that’s when “ATF agent John Dodson blew the whistle on the operation.”
What did they think was going to result from this? Just painlessly handing American guns on a silver platter to Mexicans and allowing them to cross the border with ease was going to eventually help them stop murders? Uhhh, I’m pretty sure guns murder people…especially if you let them into the hands of criminals.
Ever since the rise of the news about the death of this ATF agent, the justice department has been purposely avoiding the news and media in regards to this operation.
But the documents and emails that CBS investigators have dug up and revealed, shows that they (officials) knew what they were doing. One of the emails between two justice department officials, Weinstein and Trusty, starts with Weinstein saying “It’s a tricky case given the number of guns that have walked but is a significant set of prosecutions,” with a reply from Trusty mockingly answering “I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.’ It may be more like, finally they’re going after people who sent guns down there.” How ironic that his last name is Trusty. Mr. Trusty, the Deputy Chief of the National Gang Unit, is not so trusty after all.
Later the Justice Department conveyed to CBS News that Weinstein and Trusty were discussing a completely different case that existed before Attorney General Holder was even in that position. And on Tuesday they also told CBS News that Holder “misunderstood that question from the committee – he did know about Fast and Furious – just not the details.” I’m so sure. I found out from reading some of the comments that later he said he (Holder) was offended because of how people are reacting to his not understanding. Well Hello! You’re an attorney! I’m pretty sure he’s fully aware of how the question and answer process runs, if he didn’t really understand it, he should’ve asked for a repeat of the question. But mainly, this guy is a load of B.S.
Guys like these are always trying to save their own butts, because the $$$ is what’s most important, not the lives of innocent people.
In viewing the comment section I liked a particular comment by username Commiefornia, written October 5, 2011 10:24 AM EDT. I liked that this person did not comment on the politics of the situation, or stated any statistics, but that they just shed light on the morality and reality of the situation. They wrote: “Hundreds of Mexican citizens died from these Fast and Furious guns. It would be like someone giving guns to the street gangs here in the US. No good could ever come of it and that person would face serious charges if murders were committed with those guns. The ATF, DOJ, and Obama [administration] are complicit in all the murders that were committed with those Fast & Furious guns.”
The truth is there, and it’s obvious, but we just have too many selfish, dumb people in control of these operations. And if you try to stand up and say something about it, you are reprimanded and hushed by the government; that will if they want to…shun you till you die. A little dramatic, I know.