ATF Chief Admits Mistakes in 'Fast and Furious,' Accuses Holder Aides of Stonewalling

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    WASHINGTON -- The head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has admitted that his agency, in at least one instance, allowed sales of high-powered weapons without intercepting them -- and he accuses his superiors at the Justice Department of stonewalling Congress to protect political appointees in the scandal over those decisions.

    Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson made the disclosures about the so-called Operation Fast and Furious in an interview with congressional investigators looking into the controversial anti-gunrunning initiative.

    ATF Chief Admits Mistakes in 'Fast and Furious,' Accuses Holder Aides of Stonewalling Congress - FoxNews.com
     
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    Straw Buyers at heart of ATF gun-running scandal...
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    Operation Fast and Furious: The Straw Buyers
    July 20, 2011 | When the Operation Fast and Furious indictment was announced back in January, it was depicted as a big bust. Twenty suspects were charged with numerous counts of conspiracy, money laundering, gun running and drug trafficking. The defendants faced 5 to 20 years on a single count.
     
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    ATF attempt to cover their butt...
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    ATF sought to downplay guns scandal, emails show
    July 21, 2011, As Sen. Charles Grassley and congressional investigators looked into the Fast and Furious operation and the killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, ATF officials took steps to throw them off the trail.
     
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    An' dey didn't even have to bribe the ATF...
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    How Mexican killers got US guns from 'Fast and Furious' operation
    July 26, 2011 - US officials thought they would catch Mexican criminals in a bold gun-running sting called 'Fast and Furious.' Instead, they inadvertently armed drug cartels as the operation spiraled out of control, a congressional report finds.
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    ATF agents denounce Mexico gun operation
    July 26, 2011 -- U.S. firearms agents based in Mexico bitterly denounced their bosses Tuesday for a sting operation and keeping them in the dark.

     
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    Suspected Cartel Leader Admits 1,500 Murders...
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    Mexico drug cartel suspect Acosta 'admits killings'
    31 July 2011 - Police in Mexico say a suspected cartel leader they arrested on Friday has confessed to ordering the murder of 1,500 people in northern Chihuahua state.
     
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    Yeah, when the gov't does it it's "Controversial" and explains it away by sayin' "Mistakes were made".

    But if you or I (Joe Citizen) were to do the same, we'd be in jail for the rest of our lives.

    Some one in Gov't needs to go to jail for the rest of his life.
     
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    This Administration is astoundingly incompetent in every facet of its operations.
     
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    Granny says, "Well somebody goofed up...
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    Firearms from ATF sting linked to 11 more violent crimes
    August 17, 2011 : Reporting from Washington — Guns from Operation Fast and Furious were found at scenes in Arizona and Texas, the Justice Department acknowledges, widening the scope of the danger posed by the program.
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    Senator Blasts ATF’s Reported Promotion of Supervisors in Ill-Fated Gun Operation
    August 16, 2011 | A top Republican senator slammed the Justice Department for reportedly promoting the supervisors of the failed anti-gunrunning sting operation Fast and Furious, which is under a federal and congressional investigation after weapons linked to program were used in a December attack in Mexico that killed a U.S. border patrol agent.
     
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    Mistakes??

    Sounds like one giant clusterfuck to me.
     

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