Monday, June 20, 2011

Set Up: While Damning Gun Dealers In Public, Administration Was Secretly Forcing Them To Provide Weapons To the Mexican Drug Cartels

By Bob Owens
June 20, 2011

The most damning revelations coming out of the hearings on Operation Fast and Furious held by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are the unmistakable indications that the program was never designed to succeed as a law enforcement operation at all.
Fast and Furious, also known by the more accurate “Gunwalker,” allowed known straw purchasers to buy large quantities of firearms — often a dozen or more semi-automatic rifles — at a time with the full knowledge of ATF agents and executives. The guns were then smuggled into Mexico, as frustrated front-line ATF agents watched, under strict orders to do nothing.

ATF agents testifying in front of the House Oversight Committee could not explain how the operation was supposed to succeed when their surveillance efforts stopped at the border and interdiction was never an option.
The obvious answer is that Gunwalker’s objective was never intended to be a “legitimate law enforcement interest.” Instead, it appears that ATF Acting Director Ken Melson and Department of Justice senior executives specifically created an operation that was designed from the outset to arm Mexican narco-terrorists and increase violence substantially along both sides of the Southwest border.


  1. Gunwalker/Gunrunner was actually a quite different effort during the Bush years and incorporated GPS-type locaters so that the weapons could actually be tracked.

    Fast/Furious is altogether different; has no locator portion and is merely an attempt to push as many arms as possible into Mexico into the hands of those using them in a murderous fashion and as rapidlyu as possible.  It seems to have been intended to allow US action against US gunsellers/owners rather than anything else - sort of a turbochaarged attack on the 2nd Amendment. 

  2. I reach exactly the same conclusions. Furthermore, if there was no attempt to track the guns with GPS, then it seems only right that we consider the perpetrators of this scheme as accomplices to murder. Do a Google image search using the keywords "Mexico" and "drug violence", and you will see the devastation that Holder and Obama have contributed to.