ATF Whistle-blower: My bosses ordered me to allow illegal guns to flow to Mexican cartels – UPDATED! w/Larry Pratt from GOA
Posted by iusbvision on March 3, 2011
Attorney General Eric Holder, Sec. Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama pushed for a new ban on self loading rifles by claiming that they were the primary source of guns to the Mexican cartels. Internal government reports showed that this was not true and that only 17% of drug cartel guns in Mexico can be traced back to organized crime straw man sales in the US.
Fox News got their hands on the government report and blasted the government and the other news media outlets for swallowing the bogus narrative from the government and not doing their homework (VIDEO). As a result the left lost the argument.
Oh so what to do. I know, make sure more illegal guns get to Mexico and push for a gun ban later! Well now they have been busted again.
Of course, guns at American gun stores are not machine guns, they shoot one bullet at a time and merely look like the fully automatics. This is why, as the government report states, that most of these weapons are coming from the Mexican Military and the Communist Columbian Rebels such as FARC.
CBS (Be sure to watch the video at the CBS link to see how the agents unhappy with the policy were threatened and how Senator Grassley has asked for documents from the ATF and the Obama Administration is not cooperating):
(CBS News) WASHINGTON – Federal agent John Dodson says what he was asked to do was beyond belief.
He was intentionally letting guns go to Mexico?
“Yes ma’am,” Dodson told CBS News. “The agency was.”
An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010, Dodson’s job is to stop gun trafficking across the border. Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen.
Investigators call the tactic letting guns “walk.” In this case, walking into the hands of criminals who would use them in Mexico and the United States.
Dodson’s bosses say that never happened. Now, he’s risking his job to go public.
“I’m boots on the ground in Phoenix, telling you we’ve been doing it every day since I’ve been here,” he said. “Here I am. Tell me I didn’t do the things that I did. Tell me you didn’t order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn’t happen. Now you have a name on it. You have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now, tell me it didn’t happen.”
Agent Dodson and other sources say the gun walking strategy was approved all the way up to the Justice Department. ***The idea was to see where the guns ended up, build a big case and take down a cartel. And it was all kept secret from Mexico.
ATF named the case “Fast and Furious.”
Surveillance video obtained by CBS News shows suspected drug cartel suppliers carrying boxes of weapons to their cars at a Phoenix gun shop. The long boxes shown in the video being loaded in were AK-47-type assault rifles.
So it turns out ATF not only allowed it – they videotaped it.
*** This is nonsense. American law enforcement cannot go into Mexico armed if the Mexican Military can’t take down the Cartel how will we with anything short of a military invasion? CBS says that none of this evidence was used in a cartel prosecution. No kidding. CPI has more, but spins it as positive as they can for the government which is no surprise. They report that their ATF supervisors reacted with glee over the connection between American guns that they let go to Mexico and the violence. Abuse and lawlessness at the ATF has been an ongoing problem for decades – LINK.