|by Duff Hale and Paul D. Perry||Sat, Aug 13, 2011, 05:10 AM|
The hacks and flacks on the mainstream media are all salivating at the thought that Rupert Murdock and his Fox News powerhouse might be brought to its knees. However, you don’t hear a word from them about a burgeoning scandal leading right to the White House that, in the words of some, will wind up being bigger than the Iran-Contra Scandal.
So, what are the “big boys” failing to report? Simply that many of the guns that have found their way into the hands of Mexico’s drug cartels came from the U.S. government compliments of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Such agency is affectionately known as BATFE. All with the approval of Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder.
It all began coming to light with the December 14, 2010, death of a Border Patrol agent named Brian Terry in a gun battle with a group of armed Mexican bandits. Our guys were using beanbag rounds while the other side was using AK-47s. What made this even more astounding was the fact one of the firearms was traced to a BATFE criminal-observation scheme dubbed “Fast and Furious.”
Fast and Furious was part of an $80 million BATFE Project Gunrunner, touted as the final answer to Mexico’s drug-related bloodbath. According to reports, thousands of firearms “walked” across the border, all the while being kept secret from Mexican authorities. The President himself stated in a White House news conference that “that was not an appropriate action” when questioned about the BATFE’s gun-running operation.
Ultimately the purpose was to be able to trace the illegal guns back to gun stores in the U.S., giving proof to the Obama administration’s big lie that about 90 percent of guns used by this massive criminal network actually came from the United States.
An earlier FBI inquiry into the source of guns in Mexico had indicated that only around 17 percent of guns used in crimes in Mexico were smuggled in from the U.S. Indeed, much of the heavier armament was stolen from the Mexican military, sourced from military surplus in Central America or appeared to come from Chinese sources and/or the Middle East.
Darren Gill was forced to retire as BATFE’s Mexico City attaché because of his whistle blowing. According to him, authority for Operation Gunrunner came from the BATFE director and the Department of Justice.
It appears now that U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, are revealing government corruption and possible criminality on an increasingly broad scale. Light may finally cause the roaches to scatter.
Mexico’s crisis of violence is very real. Using the fear generated there, the Obama administration has created an imaginary domestic crisis, the “solution” to which is a loss of liberty for Americans in the form of more Draconian gun control laws and restrictions on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
Apparently on July 4, 2011, BATFE Director Kenneth Melson came clean and testified before Congressional investigators that Gunrunner goes all the way to Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. It also has come to light that this trio was walking guns out of Florida to Honduras.
Florida BATFE Special Agent in Charge Virginia O’Brien has allowed the "walking" of strawman-purchased firearms to Honduras using the same failed strategy as the Phoenix Field Division's Operation Fast and Furious. That Operation Castaway involved arms smuggling to Honduras is also certain. There are emails in existence in which O’Brien has advised those involved that Tampa does not have to report its walked guns because Tampa FD is not a part of Southwest Border or Project Gunrunner.
So what, you might ask, is the purpose of illegally running guns to Honduras? Hillary Clinton and Obama were struggling to support Honduran Marxist dictator Manuel Zelaya as far back as 2009. Zelaya attempted to overthrow the Honduran constitution and install himself as dictator for life a la Hugo Chavez, but the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court had the good sense to remove Zelaya. Within hours of Zelaya’s removal, Obama and Clinton were threatening Honduras and issuing demands Zelaya be reinstalled.
Now their motives for doing so are becoming clear. Obama and Clinton were arming Zelaya and coordinating his running arms through Honduras. Some of those arms were to stay with him, but most would move into Mexico from the south, allowing Obama and Clinton to claim U.S. guns were in Southern Mexico and Central America. This would bolster their phony assertions about U.S. guns being everywhere and the source of much evil throughout the hemisphere. The ultimate goal was to undermine the Second Amendment and eventually disarm the American people.
To our way of thinking, such actions by Obama, Clinton and Holder constitute high crimes and misdemeanors which would certainly justify impeachment and removal from office. Criminal arrest and trial should also be considered for the violations of law and subsequent murders of federal agents which resulted from their actions.
The American people deserve to know the criminal acts committed by the highest officials in our nation. So, once again, where is the mainstream media?
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