Stealth Mode Lost
“I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”
- President Obama to Jim and Sarah Brady, in front of Press Secretary Jim Carney, when asked about gun control.
Dot On Screen, Connected
The guy who dreamed up the Assault Weapons Ban for
Clinton then worked for Janet Napolitano, then was part of Obama’s
transition team, then ran Fast And Furious as the US District Attorney
In other words, they all knew about it from the very beginning, and it
always WAS about taking a big chunk out of the Second Amendment, by
forcing another Assault Weapons Ban.
(CNSNews.com) – Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 assault-weapons ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano’s chief of staff, and a contributor to
Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential primary campaign, and then a member of
Obama’s transition team focusing on border-enforcement issues, ended up
in the Obama administration as the U.S. attorney in Arizona responsible
for overseeing Operation Fast and Furious.
When Obama nominated Burke to be U.S. Attorney for the District of
Arizona, Burke told the Arizona Capitol Times he believed he understood
what the president and his attorney general wanted him to do.
“There’s clearly been direction provided already by President Obama and
Attorney General Holder as to what they want to be doing, and this is an
office that is at the center of the issues of border enforcement,” said
Dennis K. Burke has had a long career working as an aide
and political appointee to Democratic elected officials. From 1989 to
1994, he was a counsel for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary
Committee ... From 1994-95, Burke served in the Clinton Justice
Department in the Office of Legislative Affairs, and in 1997-99, he was
an assistant U.S. attorney in Arizona.
From 1999 to 2003, Burke was chief deputy and special assistant to
Arizona Attorney General Janet Napolitano. In 2003, when Napolitano
became governor, Burke became her chief of staff. He stayed in that job
until the fall of 2008, when he left to help Democratic political
campaigns, including then-Sen. Obama’s presidential campaign.
After Obama was elected in November 2008, Burke joined his presidential
transition team, serving on the Immigration Policy Working Group.
Eight days before Obama’s inauguration, on Jan. 12, 2009--while Burke
was working on the transition team--Obama met with Mexican President
Felipe Calderon at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. At
that meeting, Obama “pledged” to take action to stop the flow of guns
from the United States to Mexico.
Obama also decided to put Burke’s old boss, incoming Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano, in a leadership role in making the
gun-trafficking problem a top priority.
When Napolitano became Homeland Security secretary, Burke
moved from the Obama transition team to become her senior adviser. On
Feb. 25, 2009, a little more than a month after Obama had made his
“pledge” to Calderon, Napolitano testified in the House Homeland
Security Committee. She stressed that stopping the flow of guns to
Mexico was a top priority of the Obama administration and key focus of
Responding to a question about violence on the border, Napolitano said
the administration was going to work with the Mexican government on the
issue. Then she said: “Secondly, it is looking at, government-wide,
at what we can do to stop the southbound export of weaponry,
particularly assault-type weapons and grenades that are being used in
that drug war.”
Napolitano further noted that drug cartels were targeting Mexican government officials and law enforcement officers, and that,
given the seriousness of the threat, Obama’s national security adviser,
the attorney general, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives (ATF), and Customs (of which the Border Patrol is part) would
all be working on the issue.
“I’ve met with the attorney general of Mexico and the ambassador
already,” said Napolitano during the February 2009 hearing. “One of the
things that I particularly am focused on is southbound traffic in guns,
particularly assault weapons, and cash that are being used to funnel and
fund these very, very violent cartels.”
The same day Napolitano testified in the Homeland Security Committee, Attorney General Holder addressed the issue of drug-trafficking-related gun violence in northern Mexico. He said he had had conversations about the issue with the Mexican attorney general and that
the Obama administration believed that re-instating the assault-weapons
ban in the United States--the one Dennis Burke had initially helped
push through as Senate aide in 1990s--would help the situation in
Yes, and very shortly thereafter we started hearing that “90% of the
guns recovered in Mexican Cartel crimes can be traced back to America.”
meme. Which normally would have been a pile of crap, but the gang at the
very top of the law enforcement pyramid made sure of it by sending
weapons of war - including grenades - across the border to arm ruthless
drug gangs. How many have died so far in Mexico because of this?
20,000? 30,000? 50,000??
There is plenty more at the link. And a bit more over at Rush Limbaugh’s.
They’re all connected, they’re all part of this, and they all did it
for the same reason: to force the even sterner AWB II through. And they
created such a false pretext for it that some consider what they did an
overt act of war. To say nothing of all the lives lost in Mexico, and
the murder of border agent Brian Terry. Every branch of the Judiciary is
in this up to their eyebrows, including the Director of Homeland
Security. And so is Obama.
But just sweep it all under the rug. No scandal. Nothing to see here.
And no reason for the Attorney General of the United States to
cooperate, even when under charges of contempt.
Posted by Drew458
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