Operation Fast & Furious (aka Obama's Watergate)

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Blogg, Jun 21, 2012.

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  1. Been posted up a few times but this is a good account of the idiotic operation

    "In 2009, the US government instructed Arizona gun sellers illegally to sell arms to suspected criminals. Agents working for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were then ordered not to stop the sales but to allow the arms to “walk” across the border into the arms of Mexican drug-traffickers. According to the Oversight Committee’s report, “The purpose was to wait and watch, in hope that law enforcement could identify other members of a trafficking network and build a large, complex conspiracy case…. [The ATF] initially began using the new gun-walking tactics in one of its investigations to further the Department’s strategy. The case was soon renamed ‘Operation Fast and Furious.”

    Tracing the arms became difficult, until they starting appearing at bloody crime scenes. Many Mexicans have died from being shot by ATF sanctioned guns, but the scandal only became public after a US federal agent, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was killed by one of them in a fire fight. ATF whistle blowers started to come forward and the Department of Justice was implicated. It’s estimated that the US government effectively supplied 1,608 weapons to criminals, at a total value of over $1 million. Aside from putting American citizens in danger, the AFT also supplied what now amounts to a civil war within Mexico"

    What follows now is the political fallout from a badly botched attempt to bury the whole thing through Executive Privilege

    The Fast and Furious scandal is turning into President Obama's Watergate – Telegraph Blogs
     
  2. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    Hardly the same as Watergate. Watergate was about subverting the Democrat Party campaign to ensure that Nixon got a second term.

    This is more cock-up than conspiracy.
     
  3. Sounds nothing like Watergate but an ambitious idea gone horribly wrong. If however there is the slightest chance of impeeching Barry-O... 'Gungate' has a ring to it.
     
  4. The opening statement that Fast and Furious has been ignored by the main stream media is rubbish - I say that having just spent 3 months in the US. And any equation of this with Watergate is just wishful thinking. Just when did the Tea Party start blogging on the DT?
     
  5. Did circa 200 people die as a result of Watergate?
     
  6. Only of boredom