‘Say hello to my little friend’, so sayeth the drug cartel.
Too busy ‘reporting’ on Charley Sheen meltdowns and Sarah Palin emails, mainstream media simply doesn’t have time to bother with Obama’s fishy birth certificate, his illegal war in Libya and especially Project Gunrunner (aka ‘Operation Fast and Furious’) – another lawbreaking treasonous scandal that involves Barack Hussein Obama, Eric Holder AND Janet Napolitano.
The good news is, the longer MSM ignores this boiling cauldron of government corruption that is Project Gunrunner, the more names will bubble up to the surface:
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) connected with Operation Fast and Furious
(Human Events) Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and his House Oversight committee did not waste any time getting down to business when their “Gun Walker” hearings resumed yesterday. Within a matter of hours, they had Special Agent in Charge William Newell, of the Phoenix ATF office, sizzling nicely on the Oversight hibachi, and this astonishing exchange occurred:
[Short on time? Jump to 2:00 in. — Sad Hill]
UPDATE (hat tip: Winston): US-Trained Ex-Soldiers Aiding Drug Cartel
(Brownsville Herald) The Gulf Cartel boasts a rare weapon in the high stakes war for drug-trafficking supremacy: U.S.-trained soldiers.
The Zetas, hired assassins for the Gulf Cartel, feature 31 ex-soldiers once part of an elite division of the Mexican army the Special Air Mobile Force Group. At least one-third of this battalions deserters was trained at the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Ga., according to documents from the Mexican secretary of defense.
UPDATE (hat tip: Erik): US-Trained Forces Helping Mexican Cartels
(Chron) As many as 200 U.S.-trained Mexican security personnel have defected to drug cartels to carry out killings on both sides of the border and as far north as Dallas, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, told Congress on Wednesday.
The renegade members of Mexico’s elite counter-narcotics teams trained at Fort Benning, Ga., have switched sides, contributing to a wave of violence that has claimed some 6,000 victims over the past 30 months, including prominent law enforcement leaders, the Houston-area Republican told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The slaughter has gained urgency amid high-profile assassinations of law officers in Mexico since May 1, claiming six senior officers, five of them with the federal police.
“It seems as though the United States has a history in some cases of giving support (to Mexico) and that support turns around and is used against the very people we’re trying to protect, in this case, us,” Poe said. “We have no assurance that the equipment we’re sending to Mexico won’t be turned over to the drug cartels and used against us.”
UPDATE (hat tip: Frosteetoes): Obama, Holder And Napolitano Knew About Project Gunrunner
Sad Hill reported on this earlier (see: HERE; and Eric Holder bragging about it: HERE), but this video documentation of Janet Napolitano during a 2009 press briefing regarding Project Gunrunner is compelling:
(C-SPAN) Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg and Deputy Attorney General David Ogden held a news conference to announce the U.S.-Mexico Border Security Policy.
UPDATE: Fast & Furious Hearing Sending Shockwaves towards White House & Eric Holder
(Gun Owners of America) The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducted another hearing this week on Fast and Furious — the operation spearheaded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) which knowingly put thousands of guns into criminals’ hands.
Tuesday’s hearing exposed the anti-gun animus of several people within the Obama Administration, and their answers continued to beg the question: Was Operation Fast and Furious all about drumming up more support for gun control?
Gun Owners of America met with three persons from the House committee prior to the hearing. The meeting was “off the record,” so we can’t report on the details. Only to say, GOA brought up a hard-and-fast link between the White House and “Fast and Furious” — and encouraged committee members to pursue a line of questioning that would publicly expose this connection.
We were pleased to see that Representatives did just that. Here’s what Tuesday’s hearing revealed for the record:
1. The White House WAS BEING BRIEFED by Fast and Furious manager Bill Newell. In fact, a “smoking gun” email establishing the clandestine link between ATF Agent Newell and the White House begins with Newell saying: “You didn’t get this from me ….”
2. ATF agents DID KNOW that “Fast and Furious” guns were going to Mexico. During much of the hearing, ATF Agent Newell denied this, but intense questioning by Pennsylvania Republican Patrick Meehan revealed Newell’s lie. The fact is, Newell and others DID KNOW that Mexican cartel bosses were expecting to get illegal firearms funneled into Mexico.
3. ATF agents have been deceptive when they claimed that Operation Fast and Furious was going to provide information for Mexican authorities to prosecute drug kingpins south of the border. Cross-examination revealed that Mexican authorities already knew who the drug kingpins are and that ATF did not share any information with Mexico that would help them bring down these cartels.
4. Under oath, ATF agents admitted that Fast and Furious was a TOTAL break with their normal standards and procedures. Normal police work would mean arresting straw buyers and “flipping them” — in other words, turning them against their superiors and bringing down the higher-ups in the smuggling ring.
The better explanation is that anti-gun officials in the Administration were trying to bring disrepute upon our Second Amendment freedoms and that this would lead to calls for more gun control.
Remember Rahm Emanuel’s famous line: “Don’t let a crisis go to waste?”
Well, it seems that the Obama Administration was doing whatever it could to create a crisis that would supposedly show that most of the Mexican crime guns were originating in U.S. gun stores.
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No Fast and Furious justice for Project Gunrunner culprits: HERE
Project Gunrunner – Now in theaters everywhere!: HERE
Eric Holder bragged about Project Gunrunner in 2009: HERE
Project Gunrunner funded by 2009 stimulus that Obama signed: HERE
Project Gunrunner Briefing Paper: HERE
Project Gunrunner: DOJ / ATF smuggle guns to Mexican drug cartel: HERE
Project Gunrunner: DOJ authorized wiretap of ATF’s ‘Fast and Furious’: HERE
Janet Napolitano, ‘The borders are safe’ so just ignore the mass graves found yesterday in Mexico, near the border’: HERE
Eric Holder’s DOJ forces US Police departments to lower test standards for blacks: HERE
DictatorSpeak: Obama, ‘The idea of doing things on my own is VERY tempting’: HERE
US Stability Police Force – Obama Brown Shirts: HERE
The War Movement: Bush war = BAD, Obama war = GOOD: HERE
Obama’s illegal war: HERE
Unpatriotic Games – White House Space Invaders: HERE
Washington Post, ‘Never mind Obama’s fishy birth certificate, help us investigate Palin’s emails’: HERE
Barack Obama, Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder = Rotten Eggs: HERE
Illegal Alien’s Guide – ‘Top 5 Places To Live In America’: HERE