Operation Fast and Furious - Is this Obama’s Waterloo?

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.

Full Story Here:
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.

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10 Responses to Operation Fast and Furious - Is this Obama’s Waterloo?

  1. minuteman26 says:

    Suspect a little water boarding when it comes to Mr. Voth would be in order.

  2. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    I don’t think it’s Obama’s Waterloo. I don’t think the bulk of Americans are either listening or could care. I think the Solyndra issue is getting more press.

    That said, the TRUE point of F&F was to screw over and arrest AMERICAN gun dealers during the pogrom, no matter what BATFE says.

    There’s a REASON that FBI and DEA solely go to Quantico, and all others — including BATFE — go to Glynnco, including Postal Police Inspectors. I’m sure you can figure that one out.


  3. BobF says:

    I wonder if a special prosecutor is going to be appointed to investigate this?

    • TexasFred says:

      I have seen articles saying that Holder and DOJ want to appoint a special investigator, that is a crock of crap, kinda like asking the FOX to guard the hen house…

      A special investigator NEEDS to get seriously involved but DOJ is SO deep in this I don’t believe there is any way for them to conduct an investigation that would be fair…

  4. Steve Dennis says:

    This could turn out to be the biggest scandal in US history, and if not the bigggest it will be right up there. There is no doubt in my mind that this was done to create a crisis at the Mexican border so that the feds could show the violence was due to American guns, and they were doing this to implement gun control. We now know that the evidence at Brian Terry’s murder scene was tampered with and we have the DOJ obstructing justice. I will not be happy until we see the person responsible for this doing a “perp” walk and that person needs to be somebody very high up.

  5. Capt Ron says:

    You’re dead on, Fred. This shows the extent of what a person in power with an agenda will go to get what they want. Insidious.

  6. Patrick Sperry says:

    This is precisely what I said was the real reason behind this so called law enforcement operation months ago when the story first came to light. In martial arts there is a saying. “Form is law.” If you corrupt the form, then it is no longer law. This particular bit of corruption has led to an unknown number of deaths, not just our Border Patrol Agent I’m sure. Now, having said that; each of those responsible noted in Fred’s post has sworn to uphold the Constitution. They not only have failed to do that, but have actively worked against it. That folks, is part and parcel of the legal definition of treason. Yes, they were just doing their “job.” Just like those folks at Nuremberg said in their own defense. Things didn’t work out so well for them as I recall.

    So what do we do? Certainly, at least so far, letters to our various leaders have accomplished nothing but lip service and showmanship…

    • TexasFred says:

      Letters to the government do about as much good as a bunch of Paultard TEA Party people standing on a street corner waving signs…

      As many have note; our Founding Fathers would have taken up arms already…

      Just sayin’…

  7. mrchuck says:

    Definitely a secret way to grab all our guns, and close down all gun dealers.
    What a sham, and hope the bastard fed agents involved in this, not the whistle blowers, but the lap dog officers and administrative followers all get investigated and fired or sent to prison.And yes, AG Holder is up to his neck in this, and so is Pres Obama.
    Both could and hope they are impeached for this.
    We know both hate our Constitution and the 2nd Amendment.

    I was trained in Quantico, VA.
    Glynco, GA. is for FLETC. Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
    It really got going in the late 70’s when Iran’s Assahola Iyatolla was holding our USA Embassy employees and agents.
    I spent 6 mos there, TDY, teaching felony car stops to the trainees.
    BZ is absolutely correct that Quantico was and is still the best.

    Don’t let these Socialist Politicians get away with anything!
    Obama must be voted out of office,in the 2012 election, or impeached over his hidden records that hopefully float to the surface in this cesspool our present White House is.

  8. Jim at CoF says:

    This definitely a ploy to attack the second amendment. Rep. Issa is not going to let go of this bone. Holder and others have to pay. There can be only one reason that Obama hasn’t already thrown Holder under the bus…

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