Thursday, February 10, 2011

ATF Whistleblowers to Senator Grassley: "Welcome to the party, pal!" But remember, the fight against this evil is an open invitation to YOU as well.

After the DOJ stonewall letter the other day, ATF agent "Jumper," posting on, wrote this:

Senator Grassley is getting a taste of what it is like trying to seek truth and justice from DOJ and ATF.

Lets pretend that you are not one of the most powerful members of the Senate. Lets pretend that you are not holding the purse strings to the agency you are inquiring about.

Lets pretend that you are a lowly ATF Agent who has been subjected to retaliation, whistleblower reprisals and a hostile work environment. Lets pretend that you are trying to accomplish the same objective - truth and justice - without the oversight and authority of Congress as your influence.

How do you think that Agent fares? If they can stone wall a 20+ year U.S. Senator then the employees of this bureau stand no chance.

Senator Grassley, welcome to our world.

That was then. What a difference a couple of days and a letter makes. When the anonymous source provided David Codrea with Senator Grassley's reply to Eric Holder containing the "Rosetta Stone" documents, the agents whose careers and liberty have been hanging out there, twisting in wind, suddenly found an ally whose determination seems to equal theirs.

I don't know what Eric Holder intended by having his minion write that insulting letter to Grassley, but I rather suspect that he wasn't expecting what he got. Indeed, it reminded me of these lines from Braveheart:

William Wallace: I said I have an offer for you.

Lochlan: You disrespect a banner of truce?

Wallace: From his king? Absolutely. Here are Scotland's terms. Lower your flags, and march straight back to England, stopping at every home you pass by to beg forgiveness for 100 years of theft, rape, and murder. Do that and your men shall live. Do it not, and every one of you will die today.

Cheltham: [laughing] You are outmatched. You have no heavy cavalry. In two centuries no army has won without--.

Wallace: I'm not finished. Before we let you leave, your commander must cross that field, present himself before this army, put his head between his legs, and kiss his own arse.

[Cheltham rides off]

Mornay: I'd say that was rather less cordial than he was used to.

Well, like my Grandpa Vanderboegh used to say, "Son, you don't poke a wolverine with a sharp stick unless your want your balls ripped off."

Senator Grassley just figuratively handed Eric Holder his testicles. With this letter, the Project Gunwalker scandal can no longer be minimized, marginalized or doubted.

It must be dealt with.

Now, what happens is entirely in your hands. Senator Grassley is no angel. When poked, he has come out growling and snapping, but understand that this is just the first round. The White House is now fully aroused to the danger that the Project Gunwalker scandal poses to its agenda. The Great Eye of Mordor turns, and all the dirty tricks of a corrupt system will be used in its defense.

If the system is to work at all, YOU must make it work. I have written about one way you can help, but there are others. We must arrange a venue where we can get these cover-up artists under oath, where non-denial denials do not avail.

You must agitate, you must demand the truth -- from the press and from your Congresscritters. Call the talk shows. Post on the blogs. Get the word out. You must demand from all those who claim to represent American firearm owners -- and here I'm obviously thinking of the NRA, because Larry Pratt and Gun Owners of America have been helping us out with advice and contacts behind the scene since the beginning -- to burn up some of their bragged-about political capital. Use the weapons of truth that the whistleblower agents through the good offices of Senator Grassley have provided you -- the letters and documents -- and spread them far and wide coupled with the demand that both houses of Congress open ATF oversight hearings NOW.

There have not been serious ATF oversight hearings since Orrin Hatch's in 1982. Past time, wouldn't you say, for another?

You cannot sit on the sidelines and watch, expecting justice and truth to come rolling down without effort. You must demand it. You must jump into the fray, swinging.

Welcome to the party, pal.

Mike Vanderboegh
The alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters


Bystrom said...

Just so you know BP Agent Terry was from Flat Rock, MI, Part of the Michigan 15 Congressional District, the Honorable John Dingell representing.

I have sent an emails to the Chiefs of Police of the Ecorse, Michigan Police Department and the Lincoln Park, MI. Police Department. Prior to going on the job with the BP, Agent Terry was a part time officer in these departments.

BP Agent Terry was also a United States Marine. My next note will be sent to the Commandant of the Marine Corp. I find it hard to believe that Marines would tolerate a lack of honor on the part of the civilian leadership when that leadership provided weapons to our enemies, that lead to the killing of one of their own.

WarriorClass said...

Done. Congressman McCaul and Senator Cornyn are on notice, as well as several news services and blogs.


Pericles said...

If only the ATF was as good at putting weapons into the hands of honorable US citizens as it is in putting weapons in the hands of drug smugglers.

Robert Fowler said...

I hope Senator Grassley takes Holder and Melson both to the woodshed for a good a**woopin. Conduct like this by our government officials is totally unacceptable. I will be contacting the Senator today to let him know that he is doing the right and honorable thing. Something the Obama administration knows nothing about. Agent Terry deserves better.

Anonymous said...

I am going to start referring to the ATF forcing ffl's to make these purchases as the ATF loophole.

oldsmobile98 said...

Senator Corker, Senator Alexander, and Representative John Duncan have been notified.

Some Guy said...

FYI - this was announced very quietly, especially compared to the fanfare when the arrests were made - but a federal prosecutor has dismissed all charges that an ATF agent hung around the shoulders of a number of Hmong ex-CIA assets and a retired American Lieutenant Colonel.

Reading between the lines, you can see that this whole deal was completely absurd.

20 or 30 years ago, the federal government would have stepped in and said, "Knock it off, guys," if such a plot really existed. However, nowadays the federal government takes a very simple concept and inflates it to create the most dramatic story possible.

Dennis308 said...

Been a Pain in the a... to both Senators and myCongress-critter,
and I aint goin away.

Have to go to the store now for more pop-corn and beer this is gona be quite a show.


Anonymous said...

My Texas Senators John Cornyn, Kay Baily Hutchison and Rep Ron Paul have been served with urgency several times. Even firm replies to their generic returns.

They have all been linked here and to the CUATF forums for any current/breaking details.

They are a misguided bunch.


Stu said...

I called IND Senator Dan Coats office today, staffer knew nothing, I requested an email addy to sent info Senator no public email addy yet...yeah right.

Staffer listened, finally after mentioning the letters and trace documents here on SSI the staffer got interested and I got him to get on the net and go to SSI.

Seemed to be reading as we spoke and was going to send it up to his boss.

SO, check you url's and see if you had some US Senate log in's today, curious to know if we are making headway.

Keep up the good work.