CBS News Follow To Guns for Drug Cartels

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    CBS news did a follow up report last week regarding the ATFE allowing arms to be exported to Mexican drug cartels. US ATFE agents came forward and disclosed that it was done with the full knowledge of other US government agencies like DHS, and the DOJ. Needless to say the Mexican government is furious about this having been done by our government. President Obama has said that Eric Holder will have an inspector general investigate this issue. The American people should be outraged! Members of congress should frog march members of the Obama administration to the hill for hearings. What did Obama know and when did he know it? What's your opinion america?
     
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    Nothing Obama does surpirses me anymore but unless some in DC takes some action it's not going to stop.
     
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    Granny says just declare open season on `em...
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    Put Mexican Drug Cartels on State Dept’s List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations
    Friday, April 01, 2011 – Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) introduced legislation on Wednesday that would direct Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to designate Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) – a designation that would put them on the same list as al Qaeda, the Taliban and Hezbollah.
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    Napolitano: Obama Border Security Approach ‘Is Working’ -- ‘Inaccurate’ To Say Border ‘Out of Control’
    Friday, April 01, 2011 Washington (CNSNews.com) -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said it is inaccurate to contend that the U.S.-Mexico border is “overrun or out of control,” adding that those who make such claims are just trying to score political points.
     
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    Mebbe dey gettin' weapons the CIA gave the Sandanistas...
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    U.S. Embassy Cables: 90 Percent of Mexican Drug Cartels' Most Lethal Weapons Come From Central America--Not USA
    Friday, April 01, 2011 -- The most lethal weapons used by drug cartels in Mexico are smuggled from Central America, not from the United States, according to U.S. Embassy cables unveiled by WikiLeaks, reported La Jornada, a leading newspaper in Mexico City.
     
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    Sounds like the ATF is following in the footsteps of the CIA and FBI in classicly screwed up sting operations. If heads don't roll on this, it's a serious crimp in Obama's administrative credibility to clean house.
     
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    The BATF is a rogue agency that should be disbanded. But it remains a major component of the emerging American police state, which Obama seems at least as content as George W. Bush was to accommodate. So if anything comes of this latest criminal abuse, which will depend entirely on the willingness of the corporatist press to pay attention, it will take the form of a drawn-out theatrical production along the lines of the Waco "hearings" and will similarly conclude with two or three junior agent scapegoats being fired (only to be quietly re-hired in two years with full back-pay and benefits).
     
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    They have no credibility on house cleaning. Their MO is shut up and blame someone else.
     
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    The "sting operation" was giving weapons to Mexicans to use in their drug war then the DOJ blaming it on Gun owners and the 2nd Amendment.

    That right there, is an impeachable offense. But no "heads are gonna' roll" because the MSM is in the tank for Obama and will cover for him.

    Look at all that has happened during his term and ask yourself; "If McCain were President would he get through his term with all that has happened?".

    If your honest with yourself, you know the answer is "no".
     
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    Its called project gunrunner-
    "Project Gunrunner" scandal - CBS News Video


    cbs which found the story and has done a great job of follow up is beating the drums.....this is weeks old story and just now gaining any traction.


    February 23, 2011 7:02 PM
    Gunrunning scandal uncovered at the ATF

    WASHINGTON - Keeping American weapons from getting into the hands of Mexican gangs is the goal of a program called "Project Gunrunner." But critics say it's doing exactly the opposite. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports on what she found.

    December 14, 2010. The place: a dangerous smuggling route in Arizona not far from the border. A special tactical border squad was on patrol when gunfire broke out and agent Brian Terry was killed.

    Read more: project gunrunner posts - CBS News Investigates - CBS News


    Read more: project gunrunner posts - CBS News Investigates - CBS News
     
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    Please spare me all this bullshit about Waco....it never ceases to amaze me how gun nuts, separatists, survivalist, evangelical wingnuts, quasi-facist wanna-be's have rally to defend a murderer and pedophile because of their rabid hatred of the Federal gov't.

    Bottom line: the Wild West is OVER, as society evolved....you're delusion of self sufficiency and "bootstrap" mentality is a delusion. If you are a law abiding citizen, YOU CAN BUY A GUN OR RIFLE anywhere in the 50 states.

    That being said, YES there are federal fuck ups and cover ups throughout history (COINTELPRO comes readily to mind)....as I said, if Obama and company don't roll some heads (as well they should), it'll cost them in the long run, as their political enemies will have more ammunition in the coming elections.
     

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