Friday, September 9, 2011

FOX blows the Terry murder cover-up to pieces, and the Gunwalker Plot cover-up with it. How do you say "Black Mass" in Spanish?

FOX breaks the story of Black Mass, Redux (with Spanish subtitles).

This is the story I told you was coming, folks. I'll have my own comments and those of a variety of expert observers of federal law enforcement below.

From FOX's William Lajeunesse -- "EXCLUSIVE: Third Gun Linked to 'Fast and Furious' Identified at Border Agent's Murder Scene."

A third gun linked to "Operation Fast and Furious" was found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, new documents obtained exclusively by Fox News suggest, contradicting earlier assertions by federal agencies that police found only two weapons tied to the federal government's now infamous gun interdiction scandal.

Sources say e-mails support their contention that the FBI concealed evidence to protect a confidential informant. Sources close to the Terry case say the FBI informant works inside a major Mexican cartel and provided the money to obtain the weapons used to kill Terry.

Unlike the two AK-style assault weapons found at the scene, the "third" weapon could more easily be linked to the informant. To prevent that from happening, sources say, the third gun "disappeared." (Emphasis supplied, MBV.)

In addition to the emails obtained by Fox News, an audio recording from a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent investigating the Terry case seems to confirm the existence of a third weapon. In that conversation, the agent refers to an "SKS assault rifle out of Texas" found at the Terry murder scene south of Tucson. (Emphasis supplied, MBV.)

The FBI refused to answer a detailed set of questions submitted to officials by Fox News. Instead, agency spokesman Paul Bresson said, "The Brian Terry investigation is still ongoing so I cannot comment." Bresson referred Fox News to court records that only identify the two possible murder weapons.

However, in the hours after Terry was killed on Dec. 14, 2010, several emails written to top ATF officials suggest otherwise.

In one, an intelligence analyst writes that by 7:45 p.m. -- about 21 hours after the shooting -- she had successfully traced two weapons at the scene, and is now "researching the trace status of firearms recovered earlier today by the FBI."

In another email, deputy ATF-Phoenix director George Gillett asks: "Are those two (AK-47s) in addition to the gun already recovered this morning?"

The two AK-type assault rifles were purchased by Jaime Avila from the Lone Wolf Trading Co. outside of Phoenix on Jan. 16, 2010. Avila was recruited by his roommate Uriel Patino. Patino, according to sources, received $70,000 in "seed money" from the FBI informant late in 2009 to buy guns for the cartel.

According to a memo from Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory Hurley, who oversaw the operation, Avila began purchasing firearms in November 2009, shortly after Patino, who ultimately purchased more than 600 guns and became the largest buyer of guns in Operation Fast and Furious.

Months ago, congressional investigators developed information that both the FBI and DEA not only knew about the failed gun operation, but that they may be complicit in it. House Government Reform and Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, fired off letters in July requesting specific details from FBI director Robert Mueller and Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart.

"In recent weeks, we have learned of the possible involvement of paid FBI informants in Operation Fast and Furious," Issa and Grassley wrote to Mueller. "Specifically, at least one individual who is allegedly an FBI informant might have been in communication with, and was perhaps even conspiring with, at least one suspect whom ATF was monitoring."

Sources say the FBI is using the informants in a national security investigation. The men were allegedly debriefed by the FBI at a safe house in New Mexico last year.

Sources say the informants previously worked for the DEA and U.S. Marshall's Office but their contracts were terminated because the men were "stone-cold killers." The FBI however stopped their scheduled deportation because their high ranks within the cartel were useful. (Emphasis supplied, MBV.)

In their July letter, Issa and Grassley asked Mueller if any of those informants were ever deported by the DEA or any other law enforcement entity and how they were repatriated.

Asked about the content of the emails, a former federal prosecutor who viewed them expressed shock.

"I have never seen anything like this. I can see the FBI may have an informant involved but I can't see them tampering with evidence. If this is all accurate, I'm stunned," the former prosecutor said.

“This information confirms what our sources were saying all along -- that the FBI was covering up the true circumstances of the murder of Brian Terry," added Mike Vanderboegh, an authority on the Fast and Furious investigation who runs a whistleblower website called Sipsey Street.

"It also confirms that the FBI was at least as culpable, and perhaps more culpable, than the ATF in the (Fast and Furious) scandal, and that there was some guiding hand above both these agencies (and the other agencies involved) coordinating the larger operation," Vanderboegh said.

Asked about the new evidence, Terry family attorney Pat McGroder said, “The family wants answers. They’d like to put this to rest and put closure to exactly what happened to Brian.”

"Oh, Gaia, how did I get myself into this?"

This morning I called Bob Sanders, Chief of Criminal Investigations at ATF in the early '80s, and shared with him the substance of the FOX exclusive. Bob told me, "This is obstruction of a criminal investigation no matter which way you look at it."

As far as the FBI picking up informants dropped for cause by DEA and the Marshal's Service described in the story as "stone cold killers," Bob said:

"All major federal enforcement agencies have very structured, very rigid, formal informant procedures, including lie detectors, psych reports, etc. to vett them. The agency SAC keeps these records in his vault. . . These guys probably murdered somebody. Therefore they couldn't have made the threshold."

He added:

"The FBI was abusing their own system. Once thrown out by one agency these informants could never be approved by another. That involves real corruption of their own system."

Bob concluded, "They are clearly obstructing justice."

I also checked with a long-time observer of federal scandals in Northern Virginia. His reaction:

That the FBI would take patently illegal measures to protect senior FBI officials' poor judgment (under the guise of protecting a Confidential Informant) will surprise no one who paid even the slightest attention to these three relevant cases: (1) the Ruby Ridge debacle; (2) the Kenney Trentadue murder; or (3) the ongoing Whitely Bulger caper.

In the first, the Bureau fabricated evidence in a successful attempt to keep their assassin-sniper Lon Horiuchi from being tried for murder.

In the second, the Bureau at a minimum protected Bureau of Prison guards/goons who beat to death a suspected John Doe 2 four months after the bombing in Oklahoma City. The pervasive criminal acts that successfully buried the truth of this heinous crime were in fact orchestrated for a significant time by the then-Deputy Attorney General, Eric Holder. (This is not "supposition." DOJ emails confirm Holder's role.)

In the third, decades after the fact defense attorneys discovered a memo in which former Director, J. Edgar Hoover, explicitly ordered his minions to allow four innocent Bostonians to serve life sentences for a murder that had in fact been committed by an FBI snitch. He just happened to an important member of Whitely Bulger's gangster crew, and Whitey was too important to the Bureau to even chance exposing his criminal actions while serving as a Top Echelon informant.

Let's be clear: serious felonies have been committed if these allegations are confirmed. Obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence, and making false official statements are only the most prominent charges that would seem to apply. Given that this crime scene involved the murder of a federal law enforcement officer, even more serious charges might be brought if the right legal talent was applied to exacting some modicum of accountability, as opposed to aiding and abetting the continuing cover up which is where the smartest and most cunning attorneys in DOJ are normally assigned. (Yes, Mr. Margolis, this flattery applies to you, in spades.)

A parting thought: do wholesale numbers of bureaucratic hacks in DOJ need to go back to Stupid School? That certainly appears to be the case, because if there's one truism that Versailles on the Potomac has proven in the last 50 years, it's that the cover up is often more deadly to careers and reputations than the original crime.

Sad to reflect that the future of our grand Republic could well depend on the degree of arrogance and stupidity that can be attached to the arses of a number of highly-placed donkeys at Main Justice and the Hoover Building (not to mention 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue).

Oh, and add to that slim reed, the degree to which Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, might be willing to place the pursuit of justice for the Terry family ahead of partisan political interests. (BTW -- I'm not holding my breath.)

Nor am I when it comes to Leahy. But the fact is that this FOX exclusive blows the Terry murder cover-up to pieces, and the Gunwalker Plot cover-up with it.

FOX has just provided us the beachhead to The Second Front in the Gunwalker Scandal investigation.

If we fail to demand that our Congresscritters follow up on it, shame on us.


Anonymous said...

The way we say it "down here" is "pinche mesa negra" . Preceeding everything with pinche is mandatory .

Aiken Patriot said...

The FBI covered the Brian Terry murder scene and evidence disappeared. Yesterday, the FBI raided Solyndra, the soler energy comapny that rec'd $500 million stimulus $ and then declard barkrupcy. I wonder what evidence they are hiding there.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I suspected the same thing that was less of a Raid and more of a rescue operation.
One suspects that the local FBI paper shredders are close to burn out by now.


Mt Top Patriot said...

You have done some amazing stuff Mike.
You have been a standard bearer 2nd to none in my book.
The end of this piece is stunning and beautifully said.
And like our Nations Founders, Sarah Palin and President Reagan,
You Are Right.


Mark Matis said...

Where. Is. "Law". "Enforcement".

The stench is overwhelming.

Lucifer's Taxi said...

Gun Control Rule #1: Hit what you are aiming at.
(Can a Canukistani join your mob?)

Anonymous said...

Well, there is enforcement, it's just that the law doesn't have anything to do with it.

Chase said...

Anonymous, I think it's "misa negra" but I might be wrong. What's "pinche?"

Ed said...

"Misa negra" - see

However, with Whitey Bulger now arrested, with nothing to lose, and a proven ability to rat on others if it suits him, the information in "Black Mass" may need to be updated and expanded. I bet you that there are a lot of people who would prefer to remain anonymous who are hoping that Whitey Bulger dies in jail or prison, soon. Hidden in a safe or a wall cavity somewhere there is probably a long list of names, dates and activities that will be released with Bulger's untimely demise.

oldsmobile98 said...

“This information confirms what our sources were saying all along --that the FBI was covering up the true circumstances of the murder of Brian Terry," added Mike Vanderboegh, an authority on the Fast and Furious investigation who runs a whistleblower website called Sipsey Street.

Nice! Getting some well-deserved recognition. And they spelled your name right. Not sure about this place being a whistleblower website, though. I'd love to hear what Fox News thinks of the Absolved chapter "Dead Man's Holler".

; )

Sickofislam said...

This is 10,000x worse than Watergate ever was! The absolute corruption is mind numbing!

Mt Top Patriot said...

@ you Mark Matis, a point very well made that screams out for an answer.

"Law Enforcement" is a total joke in our great country now.

If anything the people who comprise "Law Enforcement" have abdicated their duty and solemn oaths. It is they who are the criminals and domestic enemies of We The People now.
Where are they?

What the hell is going on?

In the entire community of law enforcement there is only silence over these revelations of complicity and conspiracy.

Are there no principled members of law enforcement to speak out and uphold the true rule of law of our land?

How could so many resort to treason and acquiescence, how could so many be the proxy enforcers of the unmitigated gall of the ruling elite, to be the enforcers of tyranny?

All my life I have respected and revered the duty and honor of the men and woman who serve to protect us. I have lived a lie, a terrible ruse.

It is far worse than any illegal alien usurper or ruling class tyrant in the white house.

Robert Fowler said...

This should be more than enough for Senator Grassley and Rep. Issa to demand a special prosecutor. Laws were broken and Holder seems to be the chief lawbreaker. It sounds like he has a lot of experience at covering things up.

denee said...

From the very first time I heard of the "Fast & Furious" investigation, I have been following it as closely as I'm able, because I smelled a rat (or maybe hundreds of rats, since our "holier than thou" government agencies are so closely involved, and the anniversary of Brian Terry's murder is coming up very soon, in less than two weeks) and so far no one has been charged with the horrendous crime. I know that justice takes forever, especially when politicians are involved, but I'm not really the patient type...the Terry family is still grieving, as are all of Brian's friends, and the head honcho of the DOJ sits on his throne and denies even knowing about the case until just a few weeks before Congress approached him about "Fast & Furious"...give me a break! Does Holder think all of us civilians are stupid? Apparently so. Newsflash, are SO wrong! The day you are kicked off your throne, I'm having a party to celebrate, along with all my friends!

Anonymous said...

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