It has been more than four years since Brian Terry's murder. FOUR YEARS since David Codrea and I first heard about "gunwalking" being related to his death in tips from ATF whistleblowers. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about how, once again, the murdering collectivist bastards of the federal militarized police have gotten away with mass murder in service to their interlocking agendas. Now Sharyl Attkisson has a story derived from recently released documents that just makes my boil once more, even though there is nothing here that our sources didn't report at the time and that we in turn wrote about -- yet no one (including the NRA's leadership) believed us. The link: Belatedly Released and Revealing Fast & Furious Docs
Clues as to why President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder kept the public documents secret for so long may be found in one 60-page release examined below. Nearly three years after-the-fact, its news value is diminished. If these documents had been turned over when Congress subpoenaed them or when they were first requested under FOI law, they would have revealed damaging information in the lead-up to President Obama’s re-election in 2012. By exerting executive privilege, the President and Holder kept them hidden until the court challenge forced their release. The reason for the 60-page grouping of materials isn’t apparent. Documents that long predate Fast and Furious are mixed in with relevant documents. Redactions aren’t justified or explained. Inexplicably, even Congressional testimony that had been publicly presented to Congress was included in documents withheld under President Obama’s sweeping executive privilege. . . .
Multi-Agency Participation in Fast and FuriousThere is evidence of widespread knowledge of and participation by several federal agencies in the controversial Fast and Furious gunwalking case that let traffickers put thousands of weapons into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Agencies participating in Fast and Furious included the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement branch (ICE), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Phoenix Police Department. A January 2011 “Key Messages: Tasking Points” memo (p. 14) generated by the Public Affairs Division at ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. stated:“The Fast and Furious investigation is just one of a number of firearms trafficking cases perfected by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Strike Force, a multi-agency team of investigators from ATF, DEA, ICE, IRS, and the Phoenix Police Department.”and“In October 2009, Operation: Fast and Furious, an ATF lead OCDETF investigation into a firearms trafficking organization funded by the Sinaloa DTO, kicked off in Phoenix. Although this investigation was lead [sic] by ATF, it was a multi-agency effort involving DEA, ICE, IRS, and the Phoenix Police Department.”The multi-agency participation makes Attorney General Holder’s claim of ignorance of the the cross-border operation all the more perplexing and, assuming it’s true, seemingly more egregious.
And then there's this:
Justification for New Gun Control RegulationsATF’s internal Public Affairs Talking Points show the agency was using Fast and Furious to help justify new gun control regulations–without telling the public that ATF was actually facilitating the delivery of weapons to Mexican drug cartels.
Murdering bastards. All for a bloody agenda.