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Posted by aogThursday, 01 December 2011 at 20:52 TrackBack Ping URL

Judicial Watch reports:

The Obama Administration has abruptly sealed court records containing alarming details of how Mexican drug smugglers murdered a U.S. Border patrol agent with a gun connected to a failed federal experiment that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico.

That this isn’t a front page scandal every day, Iran-Contra or anything done by President Bush is one more blatant example of Old Media bias. I become more convinced as time goes on that this was actually about President Obama’s effort on gun control under the radar. Unless he and his Administration are even dumber than I think they are (possible, I suppose).

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erp Friday, 02 December 2011 at 08:36

I wish the lawyers among us would explain how Obama gets to do things by fiat with nary a murmur of dissent by anybody in or out of government. He’s the head of the executive branch of our republic, not a military dictator with goons to do his bidding.

Hey Skipper Friday, 02 December 2011 at 21:37

In a particularly nasty NYT editorial today there is an assertion that Fast and Furious actually started during the Bush II administration, and that its origins were sufficiently low enough down the food chain to render any executive accountability meaningless.

Don’t know if that is true, but if it is, then that makes things rather less sinister.

Annoying Old Guy Monday, 05 December 2011 at 14:02

Skipper;

That’s already been done and debunked. The NY Times is once again living in a time warp. Even Attorney General Eric Holder had to admit it was not at all the same.

Annoying Old Guy Tuesday, 06 December 2011 at 08:16

Forshadowing from April, 2009?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, first of all, we did discuss this extensively in our meetings. I have not backed off at all from my belief that the gun — the assault weapons ban made sense. And I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the Second Amendment rights in our Constitution, the rights of sportsmen and hunters and homeowners who want to keep their families safe to lawfully bear arms, while dealing with assault weapons that, as we now know, here in Mexico, are helping to fuel extraordinary violence — violence in our own country, as well.

Now, having said that, I think none of us are under any illusion that reinstating that ban would be easy. And so, what we’ve focused on is how we can improve our enforcement of existing laws, because even under current law, trafficking illegal firearms, sending them across a border, is illegal. That’s something that we can stop.

And so our focus is to work with Secretary Napolitano, Attorney General Holder, our entire Homeland Security team, ATF, border security, everybody who is involved in this, to coordinate with our counterparts in Mexico to significantly ramp up our enforcement of existing laws. And in fact, I’ve asked Eric Holder to do a complete review of how our enforcement operations are currently working and make sure that we’re cutting down on the loopholes that are resulting in some of these drug trafficking problems.

I think we can see now what he meant by “significantly ramp up our enforcement of existing laws”.

Annoying Old Guy Wednesday, 07 December 2011 at 15:45

Yes, it is becoming clearer as time goes on.

Annoying Old Guy Friday, 09 December 2011 at 11:20

Is there no end? The big spike in the Mexican drug cartel gun supply came from USA federal government programs.

erp Friday, 09 December 2011 at 11:52

Maybe they’ll be used to control We, the People if our army declines to fire on us.

AVeryRoughRoadAhead - Winter is coming... Friday, 16 December 2011 at 21:33

The Army is not going to decline to fire on We, the People - at least not for a good long while. Here is a partial explanation of why that’s so, from a former Marine.

erp Saturday, 17 December 2011 at 12:02

So we’re worse off than even I thought.

Annoying Old Guy Monday, 19 March 2012 at 19:18

Now we find out that the FBI had the lead suspect in custody and let him go because he promised (pinky swore!) that he wouldn’t do any thing illegal except as directed by the FBI. I have to admit in this case the conspiracy seems to be simply using political pressure to make agents stupid.

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