My dear fellow Americans, patriots, those that believe in the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution how much longer shall we remain silent in the face of this violation of our trust, faith and confidence in those officials of our Government? Where is the uproar in the media other than Fox News and Conservative radio and blogs? The blood of the victims cries out for justice.
Now I read today the we the People by our very own government through the use of tax payer funds has been dragged into this we ourselves even deeper than before. Can you the American citizen see the blood own your own hand’s? Hear the call to arise and demand that Congress and the White House see that those guilty are made to pay the price. Strip them of their power and position, they must stand trial and serve their time. Come now are these Politicians and Bureaucrats exempt from the law? Call your elected Representatives in the House and Senate ask them to arise to the occasion, professionally, respectfully and politely remind them of the oath they took to uphold the Constitution. Shout it from the roof tops, in the street’s, on the highway’s where ever you go. This Government must be made accountable to WE THE PEOPLE.
What is to keep the Government and citizens of Mexico from demanding retribution? Or even they may view this as an act of war in aiding and abetting the criminal factions of their nation? If I was a Mexican citizen or official this is what it would appear to me. How much Innocent and not Innocent blood has been shed in Mexico as of the results of these weapons in the hands of the drug cartels? Don’t get me wrong I know the guns did not do this, and if they can’t get them from here they get them from other local and internationals sources. I am NOT advocating for gun control here in the States that is not the answer. The answer is our for government officials to respect and enforce the Constitution. Out side of that, what happens in Mexico is their problem, not ours. By the way Mexico has very strict gun control and laws, see how that is working for them.
Remember freedom is not free!! When good men do nothing evil men prevail. Now for the Article. GRW
Published September 26, 2011
Not only did U.S. officials approve, allow and assist in the sale of more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa cartel — the federal government used taxpayer money to buy semi-automatic weapons, sold them to criminals and then watched as the guns disappeared.
This disclosure, revealed in documents obtained by Fox News, could undermine the Department of Justice’s previous defense that Operation Fast and Furious was a “botched” operation where agents simply “lost track” of weapons as they were transferred from one illegal buyer to another. Instead, it heightens the culpability of the federal government as Mexico, according to sources, has opened two criminal investigations into the operation that flooded their country with illegal weapons.
Operation Fast and Furious began in October 2009. In it, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives encouraged guns stores to sell weapons to an arms smuggling gang, then watched as the guns crossed the border and were used in crimes. Each month, the agency allowed hundreds of guns to go south, despite opposition from some agents.
All told, the gang spent more than $1.25 million for the illegal guns.
In June 2010, however, the ATF dramatically upped the ante, making the U.S. government the actual “seller” of guns.
According to documents obtained by Fox News, Agent John Dodson was ordered to buy four semi-automatic Draco pistols from the Lone Wolf gun store in Peoria, Ariz. An unusual sale, Dodson was sent to the store with a letter of approval from David Voth, an ATF group supervisor.
Dodson then sold the weapons to known illegal buyers, while fellow agents watched from their cars nearby.
This was not a “buy-bust” or a sting operation, where police sell to a buyer and then arrest them immediately afterward. In this case, agents were “ordered” to let the sale go through and follow the weapons to a stash house.
According to sources directly involved in the case, Dodson felt strongly that the weapons should not be abandoned and the stash house should remain under 24-hour surveillance. However, Voth disagreed and ordered the surveillance team to return to the office. Dodson refused, and for six days in the desert heat kept the house under watch, defying direct orders from Voth.
A week later, a second vehicle showed up to transfer the weapons. Dodson called for an interdiction team to move in, make the arrest and seize the weapons. Voth refused and the guns disappeared with no surveillance.
According to a story posted Sunday on a website dedicated to covering Fast and Furious, Voth gave Dodson the assignment to “dirty him up,” since Dodson had become the most vocal critic of the operation.
“I think Dodson demanded the letter from Voth to cover both himself and the FFL (Federal Firearm Licensee). He didn’t want to be hung out to dry by Voth,” a source told the website “Sipsey Street Irregulars.”
Subsequent to this undercover operation, sources told Sipsey: “Dodson just about came apart all over them (his supervisors). In a ‘screaming match’ that was heard throughout the Phoenix office by many employees, Dodson yelled at Voth and Assistant Special Agent in Charge George Gillett, ‘Why not just go direct and empty out the (ATF) arms room?” (to the cartels), or words to that effect.’
After the confrontation, ATF managers transferred Dodson to a more menial job. Months later, after the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, Dodson blew the whistle and went public about the federal government’s gunrunning operation.