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.
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.
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.”
• 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.