CNN Covers Fast And Furious: “ATF Accomplices To Murder”

If CNN has covered this story, this prominently before, I haven’t seen it.

Anderson Cooper asked AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu whether from a law enforcement standpoint, this operation made any sense, at all. Well, conservatives who have been following this story online, all along, already know the answer to that. But  perhaps the average CNN viewer doesn’t. That’s why this is an important  interview.

Babeu spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Wednesday night about the “Fast and Furious” weapons program conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The program filtered weapons purchased in the United States into Mexico, where they were to be tracked. However, Babeu said there was no tracking mechanism and that the weapons have been used in more than 200 murders.

Three of the guns, Babeu said, were found at the scene where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed last December in a shootout north of Nogales.

“I’m fearful that not just my deputies, but other officers, citizens in America, we are going to be facing the barrels of guns that have been put in the hands of the most violent criminals in North America and who’s going to be held accountable?” Babeu told Cooper.

When asked if he believed ATF agents have been accomplices to murder, Babeu replied, “Absolutely,” and added, “Now, that’s one step away from Eric Holder (U.S. attorney general). This is his Department of Justice and there are people who have lost their lives.”

Babeu said the U.S. put guns into the hands of cartels working to topple Mexico’s government.

Ace has more video from their coverage, here.

MORE:

That Obama “smart power” thing doing wonders and winning friends south of the border (not):

Jim Kouri, Law Enforcement Examiner reports:

Mexico’s attorney general is infuriated over the allegations that the U.S. was behind the smuggling of weapons into Mexico that ended up killing her countrymen.

In a statement released by Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales, she called Operation Fast and Furious “an attack on Mexicans’ security.”

Morales told Mexican reporters that she is demanding a full and honest explanation from the United States government especially since evidence is being gathered that reveals the Obama administration was more involved in Operation Fast and Furious than top officials admitted in their sworn statements.

If what is being reported is true, U.S. Attorney General and other government officials may have committed perjury and/or obstruction of justice if it’s proven they lied when testifying before House and Senate committees.

Now these scandals are being covered outside of the conservative media, I’ll be surprised if this SCFOAMF makes it to 2012 without being impeached.
But then again, Media Matters is on the case, doing damage control for their master.
How do you defend the indefensible? You go after the messenger.
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UPDATE:
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Doug Ross is wondering if Holder and Obama were trying to touch off a civil war in Mexico:
An El Paso Times article – as of now ignored by mainstream media — went into much more shocking detail:“They’ve found anti-aircraft weapons and hand grenades from the Vietnam War era,” Plumlee said. Other weapons found include grenade launchers, assault rifles, handguns and military gear including night-vision goggles and body armor.”
Scenario #3:

• The ATF arms the Sinaloa cartel

• The State Department arms the Zetas

• The combination helps fuel a full-blown civil war in Mexico

• Civilians start streaming north to safety

The resulting humanitarian crisis is used as a lever for a mass immigration event with hundreds of thousands of undocumented Democrats entering the U.S. seeking asylum.

It’s as good an explanation as any I’ve heard — and certainly consistent with the mindset of the Holder and Obama duo: the ends always justify the means.

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11 Responses to “CNN Covers Fast And Furious: “ATF Accomplices To Murder””

  1. Carlos Says:

    Think about this: If Obhammud has silently put into place his version of brownshirts (“greenshirts”, maybe?), has he been arming them with these weapons? And has he made a deal with any Mexican cartels to enforce a martial law order prior to the upcoming elections next year?

    It would fit his profile and his m.o.

    Just askin’.

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  2. nicedeb Says:

    One theory is that the CIA was also arming one of the drug cartels to fight the one that was getting too strong, and threatening to topple the Mexican government. There’s no doubt in my mind that they were going to try to pin it all on the gun dealers and our “lax guns laws”, but they were not counting on the whistle blowers coming out and exposing the insanity. Apparently The Phoenix Chief, Newell tried to “dirty Agent Dobsen up” by having him directly arm a “straw buyer”, only to purposely lose track of him.

    This is more than just “criminally stupid” as Issa has said on a number of occasions.

    It’s the worst case of governmental abuse I’ve every heard of, and that includes Watergate, and Iran Contra (which at least had noble goals).

    What they did is tantamount to an act of war against Mexico. They have every reason to be enraged. To say that this country is being led by criminals is an understatement. We are living in a Banana Republic.

    People should not only be losing their jobs over this, but people high up the food chain should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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  3. DGA Says:

    Hillary Clinton was in on this from the beginning too, when she stated that a huge percentage of guns found in Mexico were smuggled from the US. I can only think that she was briefed about the whole stinking deal and was part of the PR to get it all going against the second amendment early on. Makes you think that there were memos circulating fomr the beginning, and that just pulling up this single fishing line we have right now will find a whole school of leftist sharks hooked.

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  4. nicedeb Says:

    This is why I never understood the PUMAs. I don’t see a whole lot of difference between Hillary and Obama, ideologically speaking. They both came from the far left Alinsky school in Chicago. We knew during the Clinton years who the radical half of that partnership was. She wasn’t even good at hiding it. She’s gone along with every sickening thing this administration has done, (including our appalling treatment of Honduras) and if she went along with this, no wonder she wants out of government. Her hands are too dirty, now to seek higher office.

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  6. aprilnovember811 Says:

    Did you ever think he was arming them to invade America?

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  7. Carlos Says:

    From what I understand, this administration took an existing Bush program (sensitive/secret) and tailored it to fit their own purposes, and it had to have started at the top with a push from both Obhammud and Holder.

    If that is the case, and it is becoming clearer and clearer that it is, Obhammud should be impeached and convicted of committing an act of war against a sovereign nation without the consent of Congress, and for covering up the deed, and Holder should be fired, arrested and tried for being an accomplice to murder , for fraud and for perjury.

    Anything less will show just how corrupt Congress is.

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