Monday, June 6, 2011

CBS: "'Gunwalker' guns linked to helicopter shooting." Confirms my earlier story on multiple hearings.

This is what ATF HQ was crapping its pants about last week.

CBS News has learned that the recent case of a Mexican military helicopter forced to land after it was fired upon is linked to the ATF Fast and Furious "gunwalker" operation.

Drug cartel suspects on the ground shot at Mexican government helicopters two weeks ago in western Mexico, forcing one chopper to land. Authorities seized more than 70 assault rifles and other weapons from the suspects.

Among the seized weapons are guns sold to suspects as part of the ATF sting operation, sources say. That information came from traces of serial numbers.

"Shooting at an aircraft is a terrorist act," says one U.S. law enforcement source. "What does that say if we're helping Mexican drug cartels engage in acts of terror? That's appalling if we could have stopped those guns."

The Department of Justice provided no information or comment when asked about the incident by CBS News. . .

In recent weeks, Congressional investigators and the Inspector General have been interviewing witnesses behind closed doors in preparation for multiple hearings which could begin as early as next week. The first hearing will likely feature the ATF whistleblower who first spoke to CBS News: Special Agent John Dodson.


Anonymous said...

what i like about the gun store owners who sold guns to mexicans on behalf of the bat man is they kept records of the batf telling them to sell straw men.then when batf tried to go after them in court the store owners threw the records right in the face of batf and their crooked dismissed.

Anonymous said...

The only media story lamestream will pick up is: "Cartel Anti-Aircraft guns from US Iron River score hits on law enforcement aircraft in Mexico"