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Fast and Furious Explained. Again. Still.


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fast-furious-explained-stillThe Truth About Guns:

Robert Farago

July 21, 2014

 

The Congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious has gone cold. This despite the fact that “on Thursday, June 28, 2012, [Attorney General Eric] Holder became the first sitting member of the Cabinet of the United States to be held in criminal contempt of Congress by the House of Representatives for refusing to disclose internal Justice Department documents in response to a subpoena.” Wikipedia’s entry for “ATF gunwalking scandal” tells the sad tale of the Obama administration’s coverup of the ATF’s extra-legal anti-gun-running gun-running program, that armed the Mexican rip crew who gunned down US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. That coverup continues. The reason for F&F remains shrouded in mystery. But TTAG’s original theory seems increasingly likely with news that . . .

 

 

the U.S. State Department traded U.S. Visas for Sinaloa drug cartel members in exchange for information about their rivals. This squares with the real reason behind Fast & Furious: to support the Sinaloa drug cartel over Los Zetas, to weaken the Zetas. Hence the ATF let American gun store guns walk across the border to Sinaloa cartel members. Hence the DEA letting tens of millions of dollars in Sinaloa cash motor across the border (as reported by the New York Times and TTAG). Hence God knows what.

 

Note: this does not mean that the alternative alternative theory is wrong. That Uncle Sam wanted to encourage/enable/create an “iron river” of U.S. gun store gun to Mexico to justify a ban on “assault rifles” in the U.S. Indeed, we’re still left with the legacy of that maneuver: the ATF’s border state long gun registry. But I reckon we’re looking at one of those Murder on the Orient Express multiple motivation deals.

 

You did notice the words “State Department” above, yes? Guess who was the head of the U.S. State Department at the time of this “visas for drug thugs” program.......(Snip)


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After Two Years in Mexican Custody, Suspect in Brian Terry's Murder Extradited to the United States

Katie Pavlich

Jun 18, 2014

 

Late last night, FBI agents flew to Mexico City and took Lionel Portillo-Meza, aka "Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza", into custody. Sanchez-Meza is wanted for the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and was part of the rip-crew that engaged BORTAC agents in a firefight on the night of December 14, 2010. Sanchez-Meza was arrested in Mexico on September 6, 2012 and his been waiting extradition from a prison there for nearly two years. He is currently in Tucson, Arizona for a court hearing Wednesday afternoon after being transferred through Houston.

 

According to an indictment, Sanchez-Meza will tried on 11 counts, including for first and second degree murder.

 

"'Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza,' did intentionally and forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate and interfere with United States Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, an officer of the United States, with a deadly and dangerous weapon, to wit, a firearm, while said officer was engaged in and on account of the performance of his duties; in violation of Title 18,United States Code, Sections 111{a} and 111{b} and Pinkerton v. United States, 328 U.S. 640 (1946)," the indictment states.

 

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