You can see the whole Earth from the Moon!

Posts Tagged ‘People were killed with Fast and Furious weapons

Obama and Holder’s deadly bone headed scheme

June 24, 2012

My friend Jane Woodworth looked over her newspaper, put down her coffee mug, and said , ” Imagine being so down and out that you have to deter people from talking about the economy with the news that you are an accessory to murder.” Nothing better summed up a week where the economy continued its tumble, the presidential approval rate continued its downward slide, and the President invoked executive privilege with respect to the government gun running operation which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people including our own border agent, Brian Terry, and perhaps an ICE agent of ours as well.
There was only one thing left for the failing president to do. Make a claim of executive privilege, make it late in the game, after months of his Attorney General Eric Holder’s dissembling before Congress under oath, after repeated retractions of Holder statements which were proven false, a claim so weak that all it did was distract attention from the financial news and suggest to even the dimmest wit that the president himself was an accessory to murder. (Every respectable legal observer has announced the claim cannot be sustained. See, this, this and this.)
While Jane picked up the tab, my friend Surfer Doc handed me this brilliant piece by Matthew Continetti in the Washington Free Beacon, and the mystery of the preposterous presidential move was solved in my mind. You see, as soon as Jim Messina was named Obama’s campaign manager he headed out to Hollywood where, as everyone knows the rich stars live. Very rich stars who one imagines have their fingers firmly on the pulse of what the ordinary voters believe and want: Stuff like free contraception, no actual energy just imaginary green stuff, open borders, gay marriage and warmer relations with leftist dictators. One of Messina’s top advisers from then on was Steven Spielberg and darn if this campaign — indeed the remaining days of this presidency — wasn’t a brilliant screen play in the making: Obama and the Kingdom of the Concrete Skull.

Fast and Furious scandal almost ignored by Obama Media

June 22, 2012

_______GREEN link below Media Obsessed with Watergate, Not Fast and Furious .

Obama’s media helps cover up BATF gun running scheme

April 16, 2012

In Katie Pavlich’s devastating new expose of the Eric Holder Justice Department-approved Fast and Furious operation, Pavlich doesn’t just expose the Obama administration. She exposes the mainstream media for what they are: tools of the Democratic Party, and of the White House

BATF bone headed gun running scheme exposed

February 21, 2012

It deepened a rift between the US and Mexico over weapons flowing south, caused a major scandal in the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which hatched the operation in 2009, and appears to have played a role in the murder of a US Border Patrol agent in 2010.

Now Fast and Furious is about to claim another victim. As the Obama administration seeks to stanch the embarrassment and controversy flowing from investigations into the operation, speculation is growing in Washington that the ATF’s acting director will be fired in the coming days.

Fast and Furious gun running scheme falling house of cards

February 2, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder vigorously denied a “cover-up” by the Justice Department over “Operation Fast and Furious,” telling a House panel investigating the botched gun-running program that he has nothing to hide and suggesting the probe is a “political” effort to embarrass the administration.

Arizona to investigate Obama administration over ‘Fast and Furious’ gun running to Mexico

January 22, 2012

Arizona’s state legislature will open its own investigation into the Obama administration’s disgraced gun-running program, known as “Fast and Furious,” the speaker of the state House said Friday.

Speaker Andy Tobin created the committee, and charged it with looking at whether the program broke any state laws — raising the possibility of state penalties against those responsible for the operation.

It’s a turnaround from the rest of the immigration issue, where the federal government has sued to block the state’s own set of laws.

A law requiring businesses to check new workers’ legal status was upheld by the Supreme Court last year, and the court has agreed to hear the case of Arizona’s crackdown law that makes being an illegal immigrant a state crime and gives state and local police the power to enforce that law.

Fast and Furious was a straw-purchase program run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The goal was to try to trace guns sold in Arizona shops and then trafficked across the Mexican border, where they landed in the hands of drug cartels.

DOJ gun running operation weapons still at large

December 8, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder suggested Thursday that weapons lost during the course of the failed “Fast and Furious” gunrunning operation will continue to show up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico “for years to come.”

Fast and Furious Smoking Gun

September 29, 2011

This just might be the smoking gun we’ve been waiting for to break the festering “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal wide open: the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives apparently ordered one of its own agents to purchase firearms with taxpayer money, and sell them directly to a Mexican drug cartel.

Let that sink in: After months of pretending that “Fast and Furious” was a botched surveillance operation of illegal gun-running spearheaded by the ATF and the US attorney’s office in Phoenix, it turns out that the government itself was selling guns to the bad guys.