I have had a number of people asking me to write more on this Fast and Furious debacle within the BATF, DOJ and the Obama administration. Today is your lucky day!
Gunrunner: Cash For Cartels
Scandal: New documents reveal the Department of Justice lied to Congress and show how U.S. officials bought guns with tax dollars and then made sure no one stopped their transfer to Mexican drug cartels.
The funneling of thousands of American guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in the operation known as Fast and Furious was not a botched sting operation or the result of bureaucratic incompetence. It was not designed to interdict gun trafficking, but to facilitate it.
We now know that it involved not just the use of straw buyers, but also agents of the federal government purchasing weapons with taxpayer money, ordering the licensed dealers to conduct the sales off the books, then calling off surveillance of the gun traffickers and refusing to interdict the transfer of the weapon or arrest the people involved.
According to documents obtained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), agent John Dodson was ordered to buy semiautomatic Draco pistols and was provided a letter by ATF group supervisor David Voth authorizing FFLs (federal firearms licensees) to sell Dodson the guns without filling out the required form.
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Gunrunner: Cash For Cartels
Now, the very first question that comes to my mind is WHY?
Why did U.S. officials buy guns with OUR tax dollars, bought illegally, and then made sure no one stopped their transfer to Mexican drug cartels. That makes NO sense to me, none what so ever.
A copy of the letter obtained by David Codrea of the Gun Rights Examiner tells dealers to “accept this letter in lieu of completing an ATF Form 4473 for the purchase of four (4) CAI, Model Draco, 7.62X39 mm pistols, by Special Agent John Dodson” to be used “in the furtherance of the performance of his official duties.”
Scribbled on the letter is this note: “Picked up guns 6/10/10. Paid cash.”
According to Fox News, Dodson then sold the guns to known illegal buyers who took them to a stash house. Voth disapproved Dodson’s request for 24-hour surveillance and ordered the surveillance team to return to the office.
WHY would BATF, or ANY U.S. agency do such a thing?
I have always assumed that in the War on Drugs, in the protection of this nation, in the attempt to keep ILLEGAL or disqualified individuals from gaining access to firearms, the BATF, FBI and DEA were all on the same page with most law enforcement agencies.
It would appear that this is NOT the case.
Scandal Grows: FBI, DEA Involved With Operation Fast and Furious
I’m not going to make accusations against ALL DEA, FBI or BATF agents, nor am I going to say that the entire DOJ and it’s leader, Eric Holder, are corrupt and guilty of high crimes against the United States and it’s citizens, and quite possibly guilty of international crimes, but I am of the opinion that this whole matter had to be authorized from *on high*, and that is going to be the Attorney General and/or the President of the United States.
Dodson stayed behind, against orders. A week later, when a vehicle showed up to transfer the weapons to their ultimate destination, he called for an interdiction team to move in, seize the weapons and arrest the traffickers. Voth refused, and the guns disappeared without surveillance.
And again I ask, WHY?
We have long heard that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and that is a true statement, but for every action in a debacle such as this there is also a motive.
As stated, I am NOT making accusations, but I am going to postulate on the possibilities of a financial gain being made by someone at some point up the chain from the agents on the ground. Or, possibly some cartel wielded influence in upcoming political races coming into play. With an agency and/or an administration that has no respect for this nation, our laws and the Constitution of the United States, an administration that goes against every grain of American freedom, anything IS possible and ALL stones must be overturned.
Trust me in this, someone has serious MOTIVE in Fast and Furious.
For the longest time the Obama administration and DOJ, as well as BATF accused Texas and Arizona gun shows of being the source of 90% of ALL weapons in Mexico. I argued that this was a LIE, why would Mexican cartels come to the USA to buy guns that are semi-auto loaders, and high priced, when they could obtain fully automatic AK-47’s on the *Black Market* all over Central and South America, at a fraction of the price?
Seems like the BATF, DOJ, DEA and maybe the FBI and ICE were providing the guns at a discount that’s hard to beat…free is a good price.
Again, Fast and Furious was no botched sting operation. The ATF simply didn’t “lose track” of thousands of weapons. We believe this was a planned and premeditated attempt to further the administration’s gun-control agenda and its claim that violence in Mexico was our fault.
And now we reach the crux of the matter, GUN CONTROL, and an attempt to make U.S. gun dealers, and gun owners as a whole, appear to be complicit in an illegal gun running operation, an endeavor that could easily lead to the DOJ attempting to circumvent the U.S. Constitution, leading to the suspension of The Second Amendment, and then a suspension of ALL Constitutional rights.
Think of this folks, there’s an election coming, Obama is at the bottom of ALL polls, so much so that there is speculation that even Ron Paul could beat him and remove him from office.
As I said, there is ALWAYS a motive.