Friday, January 18, 2013

Fast and Furious Update

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I would say one of the main but many reasons I wanted Obama beaten was to finally see an investigation into the death of Border Patrol officer Brian Terry. Terry was killed by what is believed to be an AK 47 allowed to "walk" or be straw purchased in Arizona and then placed in the hands of drug cartels--all with the direct knowledge of ATF. He was ambushed during a drug raid.

Fast and Furious was designed to subvert the gun lobby and the Second Amendment. If the case could be made that guns from pro-gun states were being funneled into Mexico and fueling the cartel warfare, Obama would have the ammunition he needed to go after guns exactly like he is now in the wake of the Newtown shooting. It failed and the plan blew up in ATF's face.

Now how high would the decision have to be made to green light a plan like this? At least as high as the Attorney General who would have undoubtedly informed the president of some aspects of the plan to avoid embarrassment and questions from the media.

The story is starting to unravel, albeit very slowly:

Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice haveasked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law. 
Judicial Watch had filed, on June 22, 2012, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious and “specifically [a]ll records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.” 
The administration has refused to comply with Judicial Watch’s FOIA request, and in mid-September the group filed a lawsuit challenging Holder’s denial. That lawsuit remains ongoing but within the past week President Barack Obama’s administration filed what’s called a “motion to stay” the suit. Such a motion is something that if granted would delay the lawsuit indefinitely.
 Now imagine your Brian Terry's family. Imagine your son, brother or nephew gave his life for his country in a battle against drugs on our southern border. Imagine the government who it appears has culpability just ignored the investigation into the case. When a cop, soldier, Marine, airman, sailor or agent decides to take the job, they know there are inherent risks. They also know that the unwritten code says that if you should die or get wounded, you will not be left behind and you will not be forgotten. The expectation is that anything that will help solve the case will be investigated and no lead omitted. In this case, the very men who blessed the plan are the very ones who are pissing on the grave of a man who gave his life for his country.

This story will not go away because some in the right wing media won't allow it to. While the MSM has always steered clear of asking Obama questions about this case, some very bright and diligent people in the new media are on the case.

Perhaps we'll get more answers about his death since a man now in custody from another case has admitted to being the one who murdered Terry.

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