Sunday, June 5, 2011

Another "derisory snort" for Robert Farago's Local-Crooked-ATF-Agent Theory of Gunwalker.

Robert Farago continues to bang the drum for his "crooked local ATF agent theory" of the Gunwalker scandal here.

After that, I shared my suspicions about the role of bribery in the ATF’s efforts to “allow” guns purchased in the U.S. to walk to Mexican drug cartels. Despite derisory snorts from the website that “broke” the scandal, I continue to suspect that ATF agents at the sharp end saw project Gunwalker and Operation Fast and Furious as a way to make a quick buck.

Apart from the fact that there is no evidence of any kind to support his assertions -- including in this most recent piece -- and much evidence to the contrary, Farago continues to ask us to embrace a theory which essentially exculpates the White House, the State Department and the Department of Justice of their larger conspiracy to subvert the Second Amendment of the Constitution and further circumscribe the rights of American firearm owners.

I commend to readers a second reading of this recent piece by Kathleen Millar.

Ms. Millar, according to her bio, began her career in public affairs working for Lyn Nofziger, White House Communications Director in the Reagan administration. Among other things, Nofizger is remembered for this quote: "One of the things that bothers me most is the growing belief in the country that security is more important than freedom. It ain't."

Ms. Millar has held many jobs in government in the public information/speechwriting side of things, writing "about a wide range of enforcement and security issues for DHS, for the US Department of the Treasury (Customs & Border Patrol), for Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), then a Member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and for top law enforcement officials in the United States and abroad. She is a Founding Member of the Department of Homeland Security, and former Deputy Spokesperson for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria. Speeches, articles and opeds written under both her own and client bylines have appeared in national and international outlets, including The Washington Post and Vital Speeches of the Day. Ms. Millar holds an MA from Georgetown University and was the recipient of a United Nations Fellowship, International Affairs, Oxford. She is a member of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, Women in International Security (GU), the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, and the American News Women’s Club in Washington, DC. Kathleen Millar is currently teaching and writing about efforts to combat transnational organized crime."

It must be admitted, however, that she is not the former commander of a U.S. Navy minesweeper who was totally ignorant of the Gunwalker Scandal, around whom Mr. Farago constructs his latest article.

Again, the ATF was the bureaucratic knight in this deadly game, not the king. Why Farago continues to push a theory --- and a theory unsupported by what little known facts we have -- that exculpates the main drivers of the Gunwalker scandal is incomprehensible to me.

Count me in for another "derisory snort."


Robert Farago said...

It's not either or.

Sharp Chedder said...

Judge BEAN said...

We're seen how many agents talk, dam few. I see illegals everywhere and local cops do nothing. BATF can wonder " we aleinated the American Public,harrassed honest citizens, does the Batf still expect the full backing. I live in a rural area, high speed accidents are common, I now think before stopping to help. Which cops are there? Do I know anybody there? What are my risk? I am a combat veteran, I now question who did I protect? Who will I protect.