June 13, 2012
(Video) American Future Fund Ad Hits Holder And Obama On Lack Of Accountability In 'Fast And Furious'Topics: Political News and commentaries
Via The Daily Caller, the lobbying group American Future Fund released a new Operation Fast and Furious ad on Wednesday aimed at pushing President Barack Obama's administration for "answers and accountability."Â
The ad begins: "December 2010, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry [was] gunned down along the Arizona-Mexico border."Read more here ...
"Found at the murder scene? Two assault rifles linked to Operation Fast and Furious," a narrator says as Terry's photograph appears.
"Under Fast and Furious, President Obama's Justice Department puts thousands of weapons in the hands of dangerous drug cartels," the announcer continues. "More than 1,700 guns are lost, many linked to violent crimes and killings in the U.S. and Mexico including Agent Terry's murder."
The ad then shifts to political ramifications and the appearance of a cover-up from the Department of Justice. "Obama denies any knowledge or accountability," the narrator reads before a the ad plays a clip of Obama saying: "This is a pretty big government."
The ad also quotes Attorney General Eric Holder saying before a May 3, 2011, House Judiciary Committee hearing that he "probably learned about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks."
"But official memos addressed to Holder prove that's not true," the narrator then reads, as photos of the memos cascade in from the background. "Holder knew about Fast and Furious nearly a year before."
While the Obama administration and its Democrat supporters claim that the Bush-era Operation Wide Receiver was "the same tactic" used by the Obama Justice Department in Operation Fast and Furious and other operations (and sometimes claiming that Fast and Furious began with the Bush administration) ... none of these claims are true. As Bob Owens makes clear at PJ Media, there's a very big difference between the Bush-era botched sting of Wide Receiver and the Obama administration's intentionally criminal Fast and Furious:
Wide Receiver sought to track and interdict guns being smuggled south using a combination of RFID-tracking devices embedded in the shipments and overheard surveillance aircraft. Wide Receiver failed because of the limitations of the technology used, compounded by the ineptness of its installation and the unexpected resourcefulness of the cartel's gun smugglers.More here.
As a result of the mistakes made in Wide Receiver, guns were lost: approximately 450 made it into Mexico. As a result, the botched operation launched in 2006 -- and in this instance, actually botched -- was shut down in 2007.
Compare the mistakes of Wide Receiver to the operations launched under Eric Holder's Department of Justice, which had the advantages of learning from the postmortem failures of Wide Receiver two years before.
Fast and Furious used neither tracking devices nor aircraft, ran interference for smugglers with local law enforcement on multiple occasions, and federal agents were not allowed to interdict weapons.
Wide Receiver shut down within a year after 450 weapons went missing in a botched law enforcement operation. Fast and Furious purposefully ran at least 2,020 weapons to the Sinaloa cartel without any intention of arresting the straw purchasers and smugglers. Other operations in other states -- CBS News' Attkisson cites allegations of "at least 10 cities in five states" -- allow the possibility that (if the other operations were as prolific as Fast and Furious) Holder's Department of Justice may have intentionally sent more than 12,000 guns into criminal hands in the U.S and Mexico, enough to arm three U.S. Army brigades.
... Fast and Furious was no accident.
Nor was it within spitting distance of being a law enforcement operation. Fast and Furious and the alleged gunwalking operations based in Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Indiana, Tampa, and elsewhere were specifically designed to assure that straw purchasers and cartel weapons smugglers would be under the de facto protection of the Obama adminstration, with no attempts at interdiction and with interference on behalf of the criminals being traced to the ATF, FBI, and DOJ.
Let us hear no more false comparisons: Wide Receiver was botched law enforcement, while the gun-walking programs of the Obama administration were intentionally criminal -- and arguably terrorist -- acts, arming violent narco-terrorists waging war on a U.S. ally.
Posted by Hyscience at June 13, 2012 2:53 PM
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