:50 stimulus funded it
:58 the project
2. Jones interviews Larry Pratt (While alex has criticized R and D alike, and embraced some conspiracy theories re: 9.11, he has not budged on the 2A)
3. Los Zetas interview en espanol, received guns from US.gov directly in some cases.
“Project Gun Runner (Fast and Furious) was launched under the orders of President Barack Obama with the knowledge of Attorney General Eric Holder. Deputy Attorney General David Ogden announced the Obama Administration’s new and aggressive ‘comprehensive plan’ on March, 24, 2009. The plan was aimed at disrupting gun trafficking between the United States and Mexico.”
Video Shows Obama and Holder Ordered Gun-running Scam to Drug Cartel
Written By : Jane Jamison
Last week, President Obama “couldn’t remember” when he knew about “Project Fast and Furious,” the deliberate gun-running scheme operated by the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms [ATF] to sell high-tech rifles to the Mexican drug cartels. [ read IWatch report on "Fast and Furious"]
Perhaps the video below will refresh his memory. Obama knew about this criminal operation all along, as we have suspected.
More updates and commentary follow below:
Here is the news conference announcing “Fast and Furious.”
Attorney General Eric Holder’s alibi is also unraveling fast:
Via Weasel Zippers:
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.”
Gen. Antonio Erasto Monsivais holds up a seized .50 caliber Barrett model 99 single-shot rifle in the seized weapons warehouse at the headquarters of the Secretary of Defense in Mexico City. Mexican authorities have repeatedly complained that most of the weapons used by drug cartels there — including Barrett rifles — are coming from the U.S. The ATF’s Fast and Furious probe allowed guns to be trafficked south of the border in an effort to nail high-level cartel operative /Eduardo Verdugo/Associated Press
Via the Right Scoop:
“Via Free Republic, documented at Pajamas Media: Project Gunrunner was funded by 10 million taxpayer dollars in the Stimulus that Obama signed himself:
For an additional amount for ‘State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance’, $40,000,000, for competitive grants to provide assistance and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border, of which $10,000,000 shall be transferred to ‘Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Salaries and Expenses’ for the ATF Project Gunrunner.
Here’s a link to the actual text at Open Congress.”
Meanwhile, the guns that Obama and Holder allowed to “walk” to the drug cartels…some of which have killed 2 Border Patrol agents and dozens of Mexicans, are still showing up in all the wrong places ….like, Arizona crime scenes.
Our theory is that this was a Machiavellian move by the president and Attorney General Eric Holder to “gin up” public support for assault gun and other weapon controls.
This theory becomes even more compelling by the president’s own announcements this past week that he will “bypass Congress” to institute gun controls “of some kind” soon.
We are in a constitutional crisis with this administration. We have accessories to murder and obstruction of justice in the White House. Who will take action?
These guns “walked” into the hands of some of the most violent criminals in the world, and have been connected to the murders of two Border Patrol agents and several dozen Mexicans. Many innocent people have died to further the radical liberal gun-control agenda of the White House.
Barack Obama and Eric Holder should go to jail for this. Will the shameful, ideological American news media ever begin to cover this scandal?
Link here to the video of Mexican attorney Mario Gonzalez Rodriguez who was tortured by the drug cartel and eventually shot with one of the “Fast and Furious” weapons sold to the drug barons. [very graphic ] Barack Obama and Eric Holder are responsible for the victims of these weapons. Obama and Holder lied, people died.
ATF Death Watch 33: C-SPAN’s Smoking Gun.
Posted on July 9, 2011 by Brad Kozak
Here we are thinking that there’s got to be a Watergate moment – the 18½ minutes of tape, Deep Throat, the Plumbers – to connect the final dot between the ATF’s Gunwalker scandal and Obama. Nope. Turns out, we just had to go back and watch some C-SPAN reruns, and there it was, straight from the Assistant US Attorney’s mouth. Obama Ordered ATF’s Gunwalker. Wow. I mean, so we’re clear, the U.S. AG’s office was bragging about Gunwalker as a part of Obama’s “get tough on the border” policy. Or to put it in terms that a Democrat can understand, “he was for it, before he was against it.” Um-hmmm. And he approved it before he tried to distance himself from it.
Obama To Unveil Gun Control Reforms In Near Future
Six Months After Tucson Shooting, White House Readies Gun Control Stance
by Kelly Chernenkoff | July 07, 2011
Townhall The Tipsheet Katie Pavlich
Obama Adminstration to Implement More Gun Control Without Congress
more like 30,000 rush...
Furious: The Obama Regime Gave 2,000 Guns to Mexican Drug Lords
July 7, 2011
Obama gearing up for gun control moves
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