Mr. Altman and I chatted back and forth by email before he ran with this story. I cautioned him: "Don't get caught up in what is, or isn't, Castaway. That way lies obfuscation and confusion."
At ARFcom, Nolo Contendere, who does heroic work mirroring all the news reports of the growing Gunwalker Scandal writes:
To all the agents that are wrestling with what to do, whether to become a whistle-blower or whatnot.... do it. Come forward. WE NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER. If you want, I can get you in touch with the right people, or you can go straight to Grassley/Issa's committees yourself. Do not wait, do it now. You owe it to Brian Terry. Your higher-ups WILL turn on you, and you do NOT want to be carrying the water for these people.
These sentiments, or others like them, are being repeated to Tampa agents by a variety of means and our sources say that some are even now making arrangements to come in from the cold and speak to "competent authority."
One of my DC sources tells me: "The Tampa . . . (story) can break the whole thing wide open. They just discovered that this is a multi-front war and they don't have the reserves of plausible excuses to fight it. If it was in Tampa too, it was everywhere."
Right. Now we're just waiting for the street agents in Tampa to prove they have the integrity and guts of John Dodson.