Saturday, September 21, 2013
Obama arms export law workaround recalls unlawful arming of cartels
Disbelieving outrage erupted over what appeared to be a proposal to arm rebel groups with terrorist and al-Qaeda ties. The White House subsequently claimed they merely want to provide “non-lethal assistance” related to chemical weapon protective equipment and training. That the president acknowledged there are laws that even those comparatively benign transfers must comply with recalls another international endeavor, one where the application or violation of arms transfer laws remains unexplored. That would be the Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” criminal enterprise.