Rep. Darrell Issa thinks so, and so he better do something about it. If you’re unfamiliar with the unfolding drama, here’s some background before you launch into Issa’s accusations.
Over at Pajamas please read The Definitive Scandal: ‘Gunwalker’ Much Worse Than ‘Iran-Contra’. A snippet:
The more than 2,000 weapons that the Obama Justice Department allowed to be delivered to Mexican narco-terrorist cartels are thought to have been used in the shooting of an estimated 150 Mexican law enforcement officers and soldiers battling the cartels. Two American law enforcement officers have also presumably fallen prey to these weapons, along with an unknown number of civilians on both sides of the border.
President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice has purposefully armed narco-terrorist drug cartels that have been accused of bombings, ambushes, mass murders, public executions, and the assassination of police, politicians, and civic leaders.
Obama’s Justice Department armed the enemy of our neighbor and ally, providing enough arms to equip ten infantry companies, or two battalions, of violent drug dealers.
Hearings began earlier this month into the matter known as both “Project GunWalker” and “Operation Fast & Furious” (obviously a few people at ATF are watching too many movies). While it is being described as a good-idea-gone-wrong, some are considering that allowing the guns to get into Mexico was exactly what Obama’s Fed wanted–an excuse to enact more gun laws because so many American guns were getting into Mexico. The problem as alleged by this line of reasoning, of course, would be that the ATF would have been deliberately allowing those guns to get there for political reasons.
I am inclined to believe the scenario that the Obama gestapos decided to artificially create “a good crisis” in order to not let it go to waste. This is exactly what these people do, and seems indicative of Obama’s Federal Government that feels it has no one to answer to and the ends justifies the means.
Rep. Issa has come a conclusion about Holder and believes there’s a coverup about who knew what when. Here’s that development.
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.) told CNSNews.com in an interview that he believes the Justice Department is covering up information relevant to a congressional investigation of an operation in which the department knowingly allowed intermediaries of Mexican drug cartels to purchase guns at licensed firearms dealers in the United States and then get away without being arrested or the guns being retrieved.
Last December, two of those guns ended up at the scene of the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was killed by alleged agents of the Mexican drug cartels.
Issa pointed to two things he says indicates a Justice Department cover up. First, he cites a letter that Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich, head of the Justice Department’s office of legislative affairs, sent to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 4, 2011. Issa characterizes that letter as a “lie.”
People died because of this insane adventure. To give you a sense of the depraved and evil nature of what was transpiring and how out-of-control the situation was, during the hearings an ATF agent testified:
After Gun Walker automatic rifles were found at the scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder, an agent testified that “there was a sense like every other time, even with [Representative Gabrielle] Giffords’ shooting, there was a state of panic, like, oh, God, let’s hope this is not a weapon from that case.” There was more panic when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata was shot while sitting in his car in Mexico.
To the relief of the ATF, it does not appear that Gun Walker weapons were used in either the Giffords or Zapata shootings, but that doesn’t make Agent Terry any less dead.
So here we had a good chance, and a Federal agency was worried, they had deliberately allowed so many guns to get into the hands of bad guys it was possible the gun that shot Giffords could also have been on of those weapons. The same Obama administration that reveled in Massacre Rally Theatre just after the attack had in fact been engaging in the proliferation of thousands of guns into the hands of criminals. This from the same people who blamed conservatives, Tea Party, 2nd Amendment supporters and, of course, Sarah Palin for the murders. Extraordinary.
The Obama administration and his buddies like Eric Holder just keep getting more obscene every day.
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