Operation "Fast and Furious" a HUGE FAILURE!

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Operation "Fast and Furious" a HUGE FAILURE!
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Wed, 06-15-2011 - 2:38pm
House Panel Slams 'Fast and Furious' Gun Operation Tied to Border Agent's Death
Published June 15, 2011 | FoxNews.com

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Not at all surprised...

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Looks like Darrell Issa was briefed about the whole thing and didn't raise any objections. Gee, could this possibly be yet another right wing fauxtrage?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/critic-of-atf-gun-trafficking-program-raised-no-objection-when-briefed-last-year/2011/06/21/AGzvZ5eH_story.html


A chief Republican critic of a controversial U.S. anti-gun-trafficking operation was briefed on ATF’s “Fast and Furious” program last year and did not express any opposition, sources familiar with the classified briefing said Tuesday.

Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.), who has repeatedly called for top Justice Department officials to be held accountable for the now-defunct operation, was given highly specific information about it at an April 2010 briefing, the sources said. Members of his staff also attended the session, which Issa and two other Republican congressmen had requested.

Fast and Furious targeted Mexican gun traffickers but was linked to the killing of a U.S. law enforcement officer. Republicans in Congress have criticized the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over its handling of the operation, with Issa calling it “felony-stupid bad judgment” during a hearing last week in which he grilled a Justice Department official.

At the briefing last year, bureau officials laid out for Issa and other members of Congress from both parties details of several ATF investigations, including Fast and Furious, the sources said. For that program, the briefing covered how many guns had been bought by “straw purchasers,’’ the types of guns and how much money had been spent, said one source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the briefing was not public.

“All of the things [Issa] has been screaming about, he was briefed on,’’ said one source familiar with the session.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-07-2011
If we were not working with the Mexican Federalis, then how on earth were we supposed to nab these arms smugglers south of the border? Why would our agents be told to stand down and let the arms cross into Mexico if the Mexican Federalis were never informed of this operation? This operation still smells like a rat. We clearly don't have all the information and I have a feeling that this is going to cost Holder is job when it is all said and done. Some are even saying now that the Obama administration did this on purpose to help advance his gun control agenda. I am not saying I believe this, but that's what is starting to surface. This
investigation will not be over with the resignation of the head of the ATF, I will bet my next paycheck on that one.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-30-2002

Given that there have been links between drug cartels and law enforcement ,in Mexico, in the past, I don't see it as all that unusual. Our FBI/CIA/ and local law enforcements often don't keep each other abreast of operations happening in other peoples jurisdictions right here at home.



iVillage Member
Registered: 06-07-2011
Great point! I do find it curious that the United States would carry out an operation like this and not bother to inform the Mexican government that we are doing so. That seems very odd to me.
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Registered: 03-09-2001


Instead of wasting time on such sting operations and manhours and risks to law enforcement: The gutless wonder useless U.S. gov't and the gutless wonder useless Mexican gov't (who can't fight their own criminal lowlifes) should get a backbone and unite. It should be a cooperative military operation. Send in special ops teams to the strongholds of these lowlife cartels and bomb the hell out of them.

In reading articles of prison gangs in the U.S. united and in cooperation with the cartels in Mexico, are forming a partnership for killing, murdering, drug dealing. The head of the monster is the cartels. They go down, maybe we have a chance with all the drug and violent crime in our own country. And maybe Mexico can get it together, too, instead of exporting their criminals and poor to us to deal with instead of making it worthwhile being a citizen of Mexico.

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Blessings,

Gypsy

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009

What rude and sweeping characterizations.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 06-07-2011
((One gets the distinct impression that the intent (and yours in posting the story and OP) is to endeavor to give a black eye to the Obama administration.
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Registered: 03-03-2009

Grassley didn't mention that F&F was modeled after a program which started under Bush.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 06-07-2011
((Ever heard of "sins of omission"? Certainly they're "cherry-picking" to skew the story their way. Let's call such behavior what it is. Deliberate deception. In other words, lying. Yeah. OMG all you want.))

What exactly have the republicans cherry picked to skew the story their way? Are the republicans now in charge of the media? In case you haven't been paying attention, this is a bipartisan investigation.

Do you have proof that it's the republicans who are deliberately deceiving people about this story (which I will be very surprised if you do)?

Looks to me likes it's the DoJ who is doing everything you are baselessly accusing the republicans of doing.


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